Media Advisories


GW Law to Accept GRE Scores for JD Admissions

December 05, 2017

The George Washington University Law School will begin accepting the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), in addition to the LSAT, for applicants to the 2018 JD entering class.

Symposium: “Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980”

November 07, 2017
This symposium brings together academics and practitioners who have served in leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at various times since 1980. The participants will assess the performance of federal enforcement policy over the past three decades and discuss possible refinements going ahead.

The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later

October 17, 2017
The George Washington Law Review, along with co-sponsor Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., Jeffrey and Martha Kohn Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, announces its Fall 2017 Symposium, The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: ­50 Years Later.

Previewing the Supreme Court's October Term 2017

August 10, 2017

A distinguished panel of legal experts will discuss the cases on the docket for the Supreme Court’s October Term 2017.

Driverless Cars: The Legal Landscape

May 23, 2017

The world of driverless cars – also known as autonomous vehicles – is coming, but is our country ready for it?

Library Releases Digital Collection of Pre-1870 Copyright Records

April 12, 2017
The Jacob Burns Law Library is pleased to announce a new online collection: "Pre-1870 Copyright Records." The collection provides access to over 2,000 pages of digitized U.S. copyright records created prior to 1870 that had generally been assumed lost.

The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later

March 28, 2017
The George Washington Law Review announces its Fall 2017 Symposium, “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: ­50 Years Later.”

Professor Thornton Appointed Director of Government Procurement Law Program

March 13, 2017
The George Washington University Law School is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Da Ponte Thornton as director of the Government Procurement Law program, effective May 1.

FinTech Forum 2017: The Global Reach of Financial Innovation

February 27, 2017

The GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance is hosting its third FinTech Forum: The Global Reach of Financial Innovation.

J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium: Private Environmental Governance

February 22, 2017

Join the George Washington University Law School, Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, and School of Business; the Vanderbilt University Law School and Department of Sociology; and the

A Conversation about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

November 01, 2016

Join the GW Law International and Comparative Law Program for a conversation about FCPA investigation, enforcement, and compliance with the Honorable Le

Did U.S. Housing Policy Cause the 2008 Financial Crisis?

October 25, 2016

Join the GW Center for Law, Economics, and Finance for a debate with premier national experts about whether the 2008 Financial Crisis was caused by U.S. Housing Policy.

A Conversation with Paul L. Friedman, Senior U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia

October 19, 2016

Join GW Law for a conversation with Paul L. Friedman, Senior U.S.

Health Care Law Symposium

October 14, 2016

On October 27, GW Law is hosting "The Future of Health Reform: Law, Politics, and Policy." Professor James Morone of Brown University will open the conference with an overview of the "Key Issues in

FinTech Forum Silicon Valley

September 16, 2016
GW’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance is holding the FinTech Forum Silicon Valley at Plug and Play in Sunnyvale, California, to bring together industry leaders, academic experts, government regulators, and legal scholars in the heartland of innovation to discuss the ideas that arise in the search for such a balance.

The Role of Law in the Fight Against International Terrorism

September 15, 2016

Bringing together judges, scholars, law practitioners, and high-level veteran government officials, the event will explore terrorism’s impact on victims, methods of legal recourse, the role of soci

Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Conference

September 15, 2016

The global sports industry is a market in which individuals, businesses, and organizations produce, promote, or organize any activity or business focused on sports.

A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

September 09, 2016

GW Law will host a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, moderated by GW Law Professor Bradford Clark.

The Race for Skilled Foreign Talent and Its Impact on U.S. Immigration Policy and the World

March 29, 2016

Immigration is a prominent topic this election season, and April 1 is the first day the U.S.

FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law

March 07, 2016

GW’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance presents: FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law.

The 2016 Manuel F. Cohen Lecture: The Role of the CFTC in the Market

January 29, 2016

Join the GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance for a symposium on the Role of the U.S.

From GW Grad to Managing Michael Jordan

January 19, 2016

GW Law launches the Falk Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship (FAME), a new initiative made possible by the generosity of David Falk, JD ’75.

A Second Chance for Mr. Norris: A Presidential Commutation After Over 20 Years in Prison

October 23, 2015
GW Law will host a conversation on the presidential commutation of a prison sentence granted to Rudolph Norris, which was obtained by GW Law's Neighborhood Law and Policy Clinic (NLPC) and featured in The New York Times. Mr. Norris will be present, along with Professor Jessica Steinberg, Director of the NLPC, and Courtney Francik, JD '15, who served as Mr. Norris's student-attorney. The event coincides with the celebration of National Pro Bono Week.

"The Detroit Bankruptcy: Then and Now" Will Be Presented by GW Law's Center for Law, Economics and Finance

October 22, 2015
An all-star panel will discuss lessons from the Detroit bankruptcy and its application to other municipalities and territories such as Puerto Rico that are currently dealing with bankruptcy and restructuring of debts. Panelists include the major stakeholders that helped save Detroit from the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Professor Lisa M. Fairfax Nominated by President Barack Obama to Serve as Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission

October 20, 2015
George Washington University Law School Dean Blake D. Morant is proud to announce that Lisa M. Fairfax, the Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).