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Portrait of Jon Kahan

Alumnus Receives Top Honor from Food and Drug Law Institute

October 19, 2020
Jonathan S. Kahan, BA ’70, JD ’73, is a recipient of this year’s Food and Drug Law Institute Distinguished Service and Leadership Award. Earlier this year, Mr. Kahan funded the creation of a Health Law Initiative at GW Law.
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Professor Berman Edits New Scholarship on Global Legal Pluralism

October 15, 2020
In his newly edited book, The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism, Professor Paul Schiff Berman defines the field of global legal pluralism and helps explain how law operates in a world of multiple legal systems and authorities.
Portrait of Chidima Osuchukwu

2L Receives Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholarship

October 12, 2020
Chidima Osuchukwu, 2L, is awarded a Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholarship for 2020. This marks the second consecutive year a GW Law student has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious honor.
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“Breonna’s Life Mattered”

October 08, 2020
The Criminal Law & Policy Initiative hosted a virtual conversation on the Breonna Taylor case featuring Professors Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. and Kate Weisburd.
Portrait of Grace Speights

Alumna and Board of Trustees Chair Honored as “Winning Litigator”

October 02, 2020
Grace E. Speights, JD '82, is named among The National Law Journal’s “Winning Litigators” for 2020. Ms. Speights, a Partner at Morgan Lewis, is honored for leading the team that secured a win for PBS in a landmark case involving former host Tavis Smiley.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg at GW Law event

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Opera Fan, Swedish Translator, Icon and Friend"

September 28, 2020
Members of the GW Law community who shared personal relationships with Justice Ginsburg recalled their memories of the late judicial icon and her role as mentor and friend.
Justice Breyer speaking with Dean Matthew and Alan Morrison

Justice Breyer Celebrates Constitution Day with GW

September 24, 2020
In a virtual conversation moderated by Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew and Associate Dean Alan B. Morrison, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer shared his thoughts on strengthening our democracy through a greater understanding of the Constitution and increased citizen participation in public life.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg at GW Law event

Remembering Justice Ginsburg

September 21, 2020
Professor Paul Schiff Berman, who clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg more than two decades ago, spoke with GW Today about her life, influence, and legacy, while also sharing personal memories.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jeffrey Rosen

"RBG, in Her Own Words"

September 21, 2020
Professor Jeffrey Rosen, author of Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law, writes for The Atlantic about his revealing interview with Justice Ginsburg just nine months ago when she discussed her struggles, her losses, and her hope for the future.
Alberto Benitez teaching

Professor Benitez Honored by Best Lawyers

September 18, 2020
For the third year in a row, Professor Alberto Benitez, Director of the Immigration Clinic, is named one of the top immigration lawyers in Washington, DC, by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication. He is the only law professor on the list.
Mike McKeon

Alumnus Endows Professorship of Intellectual Property Law

September 10, 2020
A gift from Michael J. McKeon, JD ’96, establishes the Michael J. McKeon Professorship of Intellectual Property Law, building on GW Law's pioneering program in this area. Professor Robert Brauneis is the inaugural holder of the endowed professorship.
Soohyun Stephanie Hahn

2L Receives Inaugural NAPABA Law Foundation SAIL Scholarship

September 08, 2020
Soohyun Stephanie Hahn is a recipient of the Sharon and Ivan Leadership (SAIL) Scholarships from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation for “outstanding professional promise and leadership potential.”
Caroline Pham

Caroline Pham, JD '11, Recognized by RegTech Analyst

August 27, 2020
Ms. Pham, JD '11, Director and General Counsel and Deputy Head of Global Regulatory Affairs at Citi, is chosen as one of 11 women leading the emerging RegTech industry into the future.
Portrait of Jeremy Bearer-Friend

Professor Bearer-Friend Receives Tax Editorial Appointment

August 25, 2020
Professor Jeremy Bearer-Friend is appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of The Tax Lawyer, a peer-reviewed tax law journal published quarterly by the American Bar Association's Tax Section.
Jonathan Kahan

Alumnus Establishes Health Law Initiative at GW Law

August 20, 2020
A gift from health law attorney Jonathan S. Kahan, BA '70, JD '73, creates the Health Law Initiative, building on GW Law's strengths in the fast-growing field of health care law. Professor Sonia Suter, the Kahan Family Research Professor of Law, serves as the project's Founding Director.