News & Events

With several events taking place each day, GW Law is a hub of legal activity.

From moot court competitions judged by Supreme Court justices to lectures by prominent legal minds to career development programs, the law school is always abuzz with activities that benefit students, faculty, and the GW community.

Dayna Bowen Matthew

GW Names New Law Dean

University of Virginia law Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew brings more than 30 years of legal and academic experience and a passion for public service and equity.


Compassionate Release for Medically Vulnerable Prisoners

June 12, 2020
Professor Jessica K. Steinberg authors groundbreaking compassionate release ordinance for older and health compromised DC prisoners.

Family Violence Increases During the Pandemic

June 04, 2020
Professor Joan S. Meier discussed during a GW Law webinar how COVID-19 is impacting families, particularly in the area of domestic violence.

In the News

“Lone Wolf: The West Should Bide its Time, Friendless China is in Trouble’’

July 10, 2020

Donald C. Clarke is quoted in The Sydney Morning-Herald about the intent of China’s new national security law for Hong Kong.

“Esper and Milley Face Grilling Over Military Role in Clearing Protesters from Lafayette Square Ahead of Trump’s June 1 Photo Op’’

July 09, 2020

Jonathan Turley is quoted in the Washington Examiner about whether law enforcement lawfully cleared out protesters from Lafayette Square.<

“Democrats Vow to Keep up Fight After Supreme Court Blocks Bid for Trump Finances’’

July 09, 2020

Jonathan Turley is quoted by Reuters about possible legal outcomes in Trump’s battle to keep his finances private.