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

Naomi Cahn

Professor Cahn Awarded Family Law Lifetime Achievement Award

The award recognized her extensive scholarly contributions to the understanding of the family and family law.

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Professor Ross Discusses the Future of Campus-Speech Wars

Watch Professor Catherine J. Ross discuss the First Amendment and academic freedom in a new interview with "The Chronicle of Higher Education."

Peter Raven-Hansen

Professor Emeritus Peter Raven-Hansen Reflects on His Career

Professor Raven-Hansen was conferred emeritus status by Dean Morant in May. He shares a few thoughts about his GW Law career and revealed his post-teaching plans.

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In the News

"Trump's Travel Ban Set to Expire, Forcing Decision on Vetting"

September 22, 2017

Jonathan Turley is quoted in The Hill about the revised order regarding Trump's travel ban. 

"Jimmy Kimmel Accused a Senator of Lying About His Health Care Bill. Who's Right?"

September 21, 2017

Sara Rosenbaum is quoted in The New York Times about the states that chose not to expand their Medicaid programs.

"GOP ObamaCare Repeal Takes New Step in Nixing Medicaid Expansion"

September 21, 2017

Sara Rosenbaum is quoted in The Hill about the Senate GOP's effort to repeal ObamaCare.