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The George Washington University Law School Announces Major New Initiative for Complex Litigation Center

October 19, 2021
The George Washington University Law School announced a major new initiative for its James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center. Under the initiative, the Center will hold five annual bench-bar conferences and develop substantive projects designed to improve the handling of class actions, e-discovery, and multi-district litigations in the federal courts.

Humphreys Center Publishes Diversity Guidelines and Best Practices

March 11, 2021
The James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center at GW Law has released Inclusivity and Excellence: Guidelines and Best Practices for Judges Appointing Lawyers to Leadership Positions in MDL and Class-Action Litigation.

First Amendment Values in Health Care Symposium

March 09, 2021
Join the Health Law Initiative to explore controversies in health care and public health that implicate the First Amendment and its values with respect to free speech and the free exercise of religion. The symposium will examine issues related to COVID-19—including vaccine mandates, public health regulations, and media reporting on the pandemic—and issues beyond the pandemic, including accessing professional advice and medical information, regulating drug labeling, enforcing conscience clauses, and assessing the impact of the expanding role of religious hospitals in delivering care.

The Constitution is Not a Suicide Pact: Freedom of Speech, Assembly, and the Insurrection

February 19, 2021
Join GW Law as we host a rich discussion about pressing issues of free speech and its limits and the grave challenges for the marketplace of ideas in today's social media information ecosystem and political climate.

Impeachment, the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, and the Final Days of President Trump

January 15, 2021
Join GW Law as we host Brian Kalt, Professor of Law and Harold Norris Faculty Scholar, Michigan State University College of Law, to discuss constitutional law of the presidency, impeachment, succession, and the 25th Amendment.

The Insurrection at the Capitol: A Discussion by Legal Scholars

January 14, 2021
Join GW Law experts as they discuss the insurrection and its legal implications.

GW Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew's Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 18, 2020
"Tonight we mourn the loss of a great Justice. I am writing to acknowledge that many in our community were very close to Justice Ginsburg. She was a great friend of GW Law and a frequent visitor to our campus. My heart is especially with each of you who knew her well. Her passing is an enormous loss to our community and our country."

A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

September 16, 2020
In honor of Constitution Day, the Presidential Distinguished Events Series at the George Washington University presents a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer that will consider how the Court has used the Constitution to make decisions that impact our nation today.

President Obama, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Elizabeth Warren and Others Speaking at Virtual Event Commemorating 10 Year Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Act

July 07, 2020
Better Markets and George Washington University Law School’s Business and Finance Law Program will co-host a virtual conference on Tuesday, July 21, the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Dodd-Frank Act, the most sweeping financial reform law since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The program will look back at the consideration, passage, and impact of that historic financial reform law as well as look forward at preventing future crashes, protecting consumers and investors, getting finance to serve society, reducing inequality, and creating broad-based prosperity for all Americans.

GW Law Faculty Unanimously Adopt Antiracism Resolution on Juneteenth

June 23, 2020
In an effort to confront society’s history of racial inequity, the GW Law faculty passed a new antiracism resolution by unanimous vote on Juneteenth, resolving to promote individual and institutional accountability for combatting racism. The resolution was submitted at a special faculty meeting and was approved the same day, with all faculty members voting in favor.