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Sean D. Murphy

Professor Presents Annual Report of U.N. International Law Commission

November 05, 2018
Professor Sean D. Murphy spoke about his work at the U.N. International Law Commission on the drafting of a new convention for the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity.
Jonathan Siegel in front of GW Law.

Professor's Amicus Brief Helps Reverse Judgment

November 01, 2018
Professor Jonathan R. Siegel filed an amicus brief that helped result in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversing and remanding a judgment of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Beberman v. United States. "It was gratifying to be able to help a real plaintiff overcome an artificial and unjust barrier," he said.
Free Speech Panel

Experts Explore Free Speech on College Campuses

October 29, 2018
A panel of legal experts, media professionals, and college administrators—including Dean Blake D. Morant—recently discussed the future of free speech on campuses in light of changing politics and emerging media.
Charles Craver during the 2018 Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution.

Professor Craver Delivers 2018 Lawrence Lecture

October 26, 2018
Charles B. Craver, Freda H. Alverson Professor of Law, delivered the 2018 Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Susan R. Jones

Professor Jones Elected to American Law Institute

October 24, 2018
Professor Susan R. Jones has been newly elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.
Jessica Sanchez

Strengthening the Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community

October 22, 2018

Second-year law student Jessica Sanchez was appointed to the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Law Student Division, as Region V President.

Stephen A. Saltzburg

A Tribute to Professor Saltzburg

October 03, 2018
Stephen A. Saltzburg was honored in the ABA's "Criminal Justice" magazine for his contributions over the past 30-plus years to the ABA Criminal Justice Section and his dedication to criminal justice.
Naomi R. Cahn and Emily Hammond

Highlights from the AALS Workshop for New Faculty

October 01, 2018
Professors Naomi R. Cahn and Emily Hammond participated in a plenary session on scholarship in the age of digital public personae and on exploring the range of service opportunities while managing faculty time commitments.
Brett Kavanaugh

A Q&A with Professor Cahn on the Accusations Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh

September 26, 2018
Professor Naomi R. Cahn spoke with "GW Today" and explores what would constitute a fair hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee for Christine Blasey Ford.
HNBA photo

Alumna Paulina Vera Shares Highlights from HNBA Latina Leadership Academy

September 25, 2018
Ms. Vera, Legal Associate for the Immigration Clinic, JD '15, spoke about her experience as a participant and why students should look into attending the convention next year.

"The Inspiring Professionalism Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

September 24, 2018
In his latest for "Forbes," Dean Blake D. Morant says Justice Ginsburg epitomizes the American dream and consummate citizen lawyer. "Her example should inspire us to build bridges of understanding for the betterment of society."
Faculty scholarship

Celebrating Faculty Scholarship

September 21, 2018
GW Law held its second Dean's Scholarship Retreat. The "event demonstrated the dynamic intellectualism of GW Law," explained Dean Blake D. Morant.
Inns of Court

Students Find Help in Nationally Recognized Programs

September 20, 2018
"GW Today" spoke with students on how they prepare for classes and careers through the Inns of Court program, which is designed to help them identify their professional goals and critical professional skills.
woman speaking concept

"Fairness for Ford"

September 20, 2018
In her latest piece for "Forbes," Professor Naomi R. Cahn writes about Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and about the possible hearing process. "She will need all of the psychological insights and resilience she can muster to get through this inquisition."
Mary Schapiro

Dean Morant Announces Creation of the Office of Alumni Career Development and Mentorship

September 19, 2018
The office will provide more than 27,000 alumni with a place dedicated solely to them as they navigate their careers and the job market. Learn more about the office in a new Q&A with Keri McCoy, who currently serves as the director.