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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.


Professor Emeritus Thomas Buergenthal Concludes Kim Jong Un Should Be Tried for Crimes Against Humanity

December 12, 2017
A new report released by the International Bar Associated Committee found evidence of crimes committed in North Korea’s political prisons.

LLM Student Johanna Leblanc Named to Washington, D.C., Commission on African Affairs

December 11, 2017
Johanna Leblanc, LLM Class of '18, has been named to the Washington, D.C., Mayor's Commission on African Affairs. She was appointed to the post by Mayor Muriel Bowser to a term that ends

Examining the Challenges in National Criminal Justice Reform: 50 Years Later

December 06, 2017
The fall symposium, "The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later," examined the essential issues of courts and procedure, technology, policing, corrections and sentencing,

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In the News

"Can a Former Apprentice Contestant Sue President Trump? Legal Experts Disagree"

December 15, 2017

Jonathan Turley is quoted in Time about whether U.S. Presidents can be sued in state court.

"4 Small Words May Hamstring Trump Team's WOTUS Overhaul"

December 14, 2017

Emily Hammond is quoted by E&E News about the language used in the proposal to delay former President Obama's Clean Water Rule. 

"Judge: Cruise Line Isn't an Internet Provider Under Surveillance Law"

December 12, 2017

Orin S. Kerr is quoted in Politico about how the government could obtain the electronic records of businesses through a subpoena.