In Case You Missed It

Spring 2017

In Case You Missed It: Spring 2017
June 01, 2017

Each month, GW Law hosts numerous events that cover a variety of exciting and interesting topics. Below are videos of select events from the Spring 2017 semester.


GW Law Commencement 2017
May 21

The 150th Commencement of the George Washington University Law School was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, where more than 800 graduates received JD or LLM degrees.  Grace E. Speights, JD '82, the global leader of Morgan Lewis' Labor and Employment Law Practice, delivered the diZerega Lecture and Commencement Address. Ms. Speights shared her personal story of determination and adversity.

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A Conversation with the Dean: Lawrence Shire
April 12

Moderator: Blake D. Morant, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, GW Law

Panelist: Lawrence Shire, JD ’82, Partner, head of the Motion Picture, Television, Theatre, Publishing, New Media and Sports practice group, Grubman Shire & Meiselas, P.C.

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Co-sponsored by the SBA, the Dean of Students, and the Career Center


The Role of State Attorneys General
March 22

Panel 1: Assault on College Campuses

Introduction: Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Studies, GW Law
Introduction: Lynne Ross, Former Executive Director, National Association for Attorneys General
Moderator/Panelist: Peter Harvey, former New Jersey AG
Panelist: Shannon Freeman, Programs and Outreach Division, Virginia AG Office
Panelist: Ed Burbach, former Deputy AG in Charge of Civil Litigation

Panel 2: Domestic Violence

Introduction: Lynne Ross, Former Executive Director, National Association for Attorneys General
Moderator: Bonnie Campbell, former Iowa AG
Panelist: Janese Bechtol, Chief, Domestic Violence Section, Washington, D.C. AG Office
Panelist: Frankie Sue Del Papa, former Nevada AG, GW Law alum
Panelist: Melissa McMenemy, Statewide Coordinator of Family Violence Service, Virginia AG Office

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This is the third program in a series designed to raise awareness about the role and responsibilities of state AGs.


NAFTA, Jobs and the Environment: What’s the Problem and Can it be Fixed?
March 17

Panel 1: Reopening NAFTA: What is the Future of Existing Environmental Cooperation and Protections Developed Under NAFTA?

Panel Convener/Moderator: Tracy Hester, Director, Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center, Lecturer, University of Houston Law Center
Panelist: Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Legal Studies, GW Law
Panelist: Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor, GW Law

Panel 2: Renegotiating NAFTA: Jobs, Trade Deficits & Modernization

Panel Convener/Moderator: David Gantz, Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law; Director Emeritus International Economic Law and Policy Program, University of Arizona
Panelist: Dr. Gabriel Cavazos Villanueva, Dean for the Northern Región, School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Panelist: Armand de Mestral, Professor Emeritus; Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration, McGill University Faculty of Law
Panelist: Susan L. Karamanian, Associate Dean for International & Comparative Legal Studies; Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy, GW Law

Sponsored by the International and Comparative Law Program and the North American Consortium on Legal Education


A More Perfect Internet: Addressing Digital Incivility, Cyber-Violence, and “Fake News”
March 16

Panel 1: Promoting Digital Civility and Combating Cyber Violence

Introduction: Dawn C. Nunziato, Co-director, Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Project, Professor, GW Law
Introduction: Arturo Carrillo, Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Co-director, Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Project, Professor, GW Law
Panelist: Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft
Panelist: Laurie Kohn, Director of the GW Family Justice Litigation Clinic, Co-director, Cyber-Violence Project
Panelist: Sarabeth Rangiah, Student, GW International Human Rights Clinic
Panelist: Noor Hamadeh, Student, GW International Human Rights Clinic
Panelist: Fatimah Hameed, Student, GW Family Justice Litigation Clinic Science

Panel 2: Addressing the “Fake News” Problem: Combatting Online Hoaxes and Misinformation

Introduction: Dawn C. Nunziato, Co-director, Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Project, Professor, GW Law
Panelist: David Lazer, Professor, Political Science and Computer and Information, Northeastern University
Panelist: Matt Hindman, Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
Panelist: Emma Llanso, The Center for Democracy and Technology

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Sponsored by Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Project


"Live from L": International Law and the South China Sea
February 22

“Live from L”: International Law and the South China Sea

Moderator: Susan L. Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy, GW Law
Panelist: Richard C. Visek, Acting Legal Adviser
Panelist: Robert K. Harris, Assistant Legal Adviser, Office of East Asia and Pacific Affairs
Panelist: Oliver M. Lewis, Attorney Adviser, Office of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

Sponsored by the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, The American Society of International Law and The George Washington University Law School


International Procurement Markets: What’s Next?
February 15

International Procurement Markets: What’s Next?

Moderator: Christopher R. Yukins, Lynn David Research Professor in Government Procurement Law, Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, GW Law
Panelist: Brenda C. Swick, Partner, Dickinson Wright, Toronto
Panelist: Andrew Sundstrand, Professor, Stockholm University
Panelist: Michael Bowsher, QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers, London
Panelist: Pascal Fritton, Partner, Blomstein, Berlin

Sponsored by the Government Procurement Law Program


Set a Path and Course-Correct: Developing a Career in Cybersecurity Law
February 1

Developing a Career is Cybersecurity Law

Introduction: Orin S. Kerr, Director, GW Law Cybersecurity Law Initiative; Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, GW Law
Introduction: Blake D. Morant, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, GW Law
Speaker: Eric Wenger, JD ’93, Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy in Global Government Affairs, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Sponsored by the Cybersecurity Law Initiative