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

Church and State

Church & State Together Again?

Professor Galston discusses President Trump's promise to free religious organizations from constraints on political activity.


How a Mississippi Law Could Threaten LGBT Rights

Professor Tuttle and Professor Emeritus Lupu discuss Mississippi's HB 1523, a law that has the potential to threaten the interests of the LGBT community.

Trump Panel

Trump Administration and the Law

GW Law faculty discussed the legal issues surrounding the Trump administration the week after his inauguration.

Upcoming Faculty Events


In the News

“One Person Against Big Business Isn’t Freedom”

March 27, 2017

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about the Republicans' efforts to eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

“Civil Liberties Advocates Want Records on Cellphone and Laptop Searches at U.S. Border”

March 27, 2017

Orin S. Kerr is quoted in The Washington Post about conflicting opinions about the standard for conducting border searches.

“Medicaid Managed Care in the Balance Amid Failed Health Proposal”

March 27, 2017

Sara Rosenbaum is quoted in Bloomberg about the future of Medicaid if it is suddenly destabilized.