Join GW Law for a conversation with Paul L. Friedman, Senior U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, on His Life in the Law in Washington, and the presentation to him of The Honorable Charles R. Richey Award. The conversation will be moderated by GW Law Professor Stephen A. Saltzburg and GW Law Associate Dean Alan B. Morrison.
Judge Paul L. Friedman was appointed U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia in August 1994. He received his BA from Cornell University in 1965 and his JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1968, after which he served as law clerk to Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and to Judge Roger Robb of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Friedman then became an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in 1970, and from 1974 to 1976 served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. For the next 18 years, he was with the international law firm White & Case, first as an associate and then as a partner, and was managing partner of its Washington, D.C., office. He served as President of the D.C. Bar from 1986 to 1987, and as Associate Independent Counsel for the Iran-Contra Investigation from 1987 to 1988. He is the Secretary of the American Law Institute and a member of its Council.
The Charles Robert Richey Award was established in memory of The Honorable Charles R. Richey of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The purpose of this award is to recognize a person – a judge, lawyer, civil libertarian, human rights activist, or all of the above – who is identified by words and deeds with equal justice in the United States and throughout the world.
GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.