Aram A. Gavoor

Portrait of Aram A. Gavoor
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Aram A. Gavoor is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of administrative law, federal courts, and national security law. Associate Dean Gavoor's co-authored work was cited by the Supreme Court of the United States in Department of Commerce v. New York (2019). His scholarship has earned placement in the Florida Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Ohio State Law Journal, Administrative Law Review, and other law journals. In 2021, The National Law Journal named Associate Dean Gavoor a DC Rising Star honoree. He received GW Law’s Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from the 2020 and 2017 graduating classes.

As an advocate in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice, Associate Dean Gavoor has litigated federal court appellate and trial cases involving high-profile challenges to statutes, regulations, and policies. He received The Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in 2019, a Commendation from the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Criminal Division in 2018, and the Civil Division Special Commendation Award in 2020, 2019, and 2018. Associate Dean Gavoor has briefed and argued over a dozen cases before a majority of the United States Courts of Appeals. He has litigated in nearly a third of the 94 United States District Courts.

Associate Dean Gavoor previously served on the law school’s adjunct faculty from 2008-2017 before accepting a term-limited position as a Visiting Associate Professor from 2017-2019. He currently teaches Constitutional Law II, Administrative Law, Federal Courts, and National Security Law.



BA, The University of Michigan; JD, The George Washington University; LLM, Georgetown University