News Stories

Professor Mary M. Cheh, left, poses with the Honorable Craig S. Iscoe, right, during the swearing-in ceremony.

Professor Re-elected to District of Columbia Council

January 18, 2019

Professor Mary M. Cheh was re-elected to represent Ward 3 in a landslide victory for a fourth four-year term on the District of Columbia Council.

Daniel H. Black, Lawrence Shire, Michael Gaspar

GW Law Alumni Shape the Entertainment Industry

January 17, 2019

Three GW Law alumni have made Variety’s annual “Dealmakers Impact Report 2018.”

Susan Wild

GW Law Alumni Join the 116th United States Congress

January 15, 2019

In the 2018 midterm election, two GW Law graduates won spots in the 116th United States Congress. The swearing-in ceremony took place on January 3, 2019.

Lydell Benson

Lydell Benson Awarded Brown Rudnick Fellowship

January 11, 2019

Lydell Benson, Class of 2020, served as the inaugural Brown Rudnick 1L Social Mobility Diversity Fellow in 2018.

Associate Dean Alan B. Morrison and the Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law Richard J. Pierce Jr.

GW Law Professors Highlighted by The Regulatory Review

January 09, 2019

The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s, The Regulatory Review's Top Regulatory Essays of 2018 include contributions by two members of the GW Law faculty.

David Mitchell

LLM Thesis Published in Environmental Law Reporter

January 07, 2019

David D. Mitchell, JD ’10, LLM ’18, published his LLM thesis in the December 2018 issue of the Environmental Law Reporter.

Lawrence Cunningham Accepting Award

Professor Cunningham Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

January 02, 2019

The Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award honors a leader who exemplifies the principles of director professionalism: integrity, mature confidence, and informed judgment.

Grace Speights

Grace Speights, JD '82, and University Trustee Named Attorney of the Year

December 11, 2018

Grace Speights, secretary of the George Washington University Board of Trustees, has been named Attorney of the Year by The American Lawyer magazine.


Professor Emeritus Thomas Buergenthal Receives Stockholm Human Rights Award

December 11, 2018
Thomas Buergenthal, Lobingier Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, has received the 2018 Stockholm Human Rights Award in recognition for his work advancing international justice and strengthening the respect of human rights.
Sean D. Murphy

Professor Murphy Delivers Annual Bruce J. Klatsky Endowed Lecture on Human Rights

December 04, 2018

In 2018, Case Western Reserve University Law featured lectures by individuals that have led the effort to create an international convention on crimes against humanity.

Andrea R. Johnson

Andrea R. Johnson Selected as Recipient of FCBA Scholarship

December 03, 2018

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) has selected Andrea R. Johnson, Class of ‘19, as a recipient of the FCBA Founders Scholarship.

Jayna Marie Rust Posing With Others

Alumna Jayna Marie Rust, JD ‘13, Honored With APABA-DC’s Rising Star Award

December 03, 2018

Jayna Marie Rust, JD ‘13, was selected as one of the 2018 recipients of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Greater Washington, DC’s Rising Star Award.

Alfreda Robinson

Associate Dean Alfreda Robinson Named President-Elect of the National Bar Association

November 26, 2018
"Over the course of her distinguished career, Associate Dean Robinson has built a national reputation for excellence and contributed immeasurably to our law school," said Dean Blake D. Morant.
Gilbert Ginsburg

In Memoriam: Gilbert Ginsburg

November 14, 2018

Gilbert Ginsburg, former Professor of Law and Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, passed away October 26, 2018 at the age of 82.

Laura A. Dickinson with students.

Faculty, Students, and Alumni Collaborate on U.S. Military Commissions Report

November 13, 2018
Professor Laura A. Dickinson published a report on the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo Bay following a workshop at GW Law that brought together experts to discuss pressing legal and policy issues surrounding the U.S. naval base.