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Justice Breyer speaking with Dean Matthew and Alan Morrison

Justice Breyer Celebrates Constitution Day with GW

September 24, 2020
In a virtual conversation moderated by Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew and Associate Dean Alan B. Morrison, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer shared his thoughts on strengthening our democracy through a greater understanding of the Constitution and increased citizen participation in public life.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg at GW Law event

Remembering Justice Ginsburg

September 21, 2020
Professor Paul Schiff Berman, who clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg more than two decades ago, spoke with GW Today about her life, influence, and legacy, while also sharing personal memories.
Alberto Benitez teaching

Professor Benitez Honored by Best Lawyers

September 18, 2020
For the third year in a row, Professor Alberto Benitez, Director of the Immigration Clinic, is named one of the top immigration lawyers in Washington, DC, by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication. He is the only law professor on the list.

Beyond the Capital

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jeffrey Rosen

"RBG, in Her Own Words"

September 21, 2020
Professor Jeffrey Rosen, author of Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law, writes for The Atlantic about his revealing interview with Justice Ginsburg just nine months ago when she discussed her struggles, her losses, and her hope for the future.
Photo of Public Housing in New York City

"An Unlawful Effort to End Evictions"

September 14, 2020
Associate Dean Alan B. Morrison writes in The Hill about the legality of an unauthorized CDC moratorium to halt or slow down evictions during the pandemic. He contends, "the rule of law should not be set aside in the interest of protecting the less fortunate amidst this crisis."
Police car

"Measurement Matters: The Key to Police Reform"

September 01, 2020
Ava J. Abramowitz, Professorial Lecturer in Law, writes for Lawfare about the demand to rethink policing. She argues, "public officials, the police and the community they serve need to focus anew on defining and measuring police-performance, both good and bad, and see where it takes everyone—together."

Study Law Where Law Is Made


Maria Soledad Sternke

Maria Soledad Sternke

JD '17

"The professors here have an open-door policy for students. Even if your goals are not necessarily in their field, they’re truly interested in helping you along your path."

Faculty In the News

"Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a New Glass-Steagall Act"

September 24, 2020

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. writes in the FinReg Blog that a new Glass-Steagall Act is needed to separate banks from securities markets.

"Another Conservative Justice on the Supreme Court Could Mean Big Changes for Abortion and Affirmative Action Cases"

September 23, 2020
Jonathan Turley is quoted in The Boston Globe about the transformative significance of replacing Justice Ginsburg.

"Trump Argues His Nominee Needed on Supreme Court in Time to Vote on Election Legal Challenges"

September 23, 2020

Alan B. Morrison is quoted by ABC News about how a newly confirmed Justice should not participate in disputes related to the election.