Faculty & Scholarship

GW Law faculty members are scholars and practitioners with strong reputations in the legal community. Our faculty members are among the most cited law faculty in the nation, appearing in print, online, and on air, in world-renowned media outlets. But first and foremost, each faculty member is devoted to teaching.

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In the Spotlight

Karen Thornton

Karen Da Ponte Thornton

Incoming Director of the Government Procurement Law Program
Associate Professor of Research and Writing

"There is something undeniably special about GW Law's community and within that, the Government Procurement Law community is one of the most well-established and generous in its mentorship and support of current students and alumni. I'm very excited to champion this program."



Faculty Headlines

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Professor Naomi Cahn's New Book on Family Structure and Elder Care


A Q&A with Professor Thornton

Professor Karen Da Ponte Thornton discusses her upcoming role as Director of the Government Procurement Law Program.

Upcoming Faculty Events


2017 GW IP Law Symposium



In the News

“Major U.S. Airports Say Current Rules Prevent Incidents Like United”

April 27, 2017

John F. Banzhaf III is quoted in Reuters about the legal issues involving officers removing passengers from airplanes.

“Will the Supreme Court Agree to Hear the Fourth Amendment Cell-Site Cases? (And Should They?)”

April 26, 2017

Orin S. Kerr writes in The Washington Post about whether the Fourth Amendment protects historical cell-site data.