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Paulina Vera Recognized by HBA-DC and DC Courts With Leadership Awards

November 12, 2019
Ms. Vera was awarded the District of Columbia Courts’ Community Agency “CORO” Award, and the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s (HBA-DC) Rising Star Award.
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Nonprofit Lawyers Give Advice to Students

November 06, 2019
Panelists included Rhonda Lees, Senior Counsel for the American Bankers Association, Kristalyn Loson, JD '09, Senior Attorney at the Nature Conservancy, and Christie Yang, General Counsel for The Brookings Institute. Jonathan Rotter, Attorney at the Nature Conservancy, moderated the panel.
Two students stand beside a judge, who ruled they won a mock trial competition.

Kewin and Mugler Win Cohen & Cohen Mock Trial Competition

November 04, 2019
The Cohen & Cohen Mock Trial Competition concludes a semester-long, one-credit course for upper-level students. The competition is hosted by the Mock Trial Board, a student-run, honorary society dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in trial advocacy.
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Joan Schaffner Receives American Bar Association Award

October 30, 2019
Associate Professor of Law Joan E. Schaffner received the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award on October 27, 2019.
Associate Dean Lisa Schenck stands with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, holding Dean Schenck's award for being appointed.

Associate Dean Schenck Appointed to US Court of Military Commission Review

October 28, 2019
Associate Dean Lisa M. Schenck was invested and sworn as a US Court of Military Commission Review appellate judge during an investiture on October 17, 2019.
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Alumnus Continues Clinic Work as Pro Bono Passion

October 25, 2019
After taking on a parole case through the Prisoner & Reentry Clinic, Bart Sheard, JD '15, was so moved by the work that he decided to continue giving back through pro bono cases.
Former GW Law Dean Blake D. Morant and GW President Dr. Thomas J. LeBlanc stand beside a portrait of Mr. Morant.

Dean Morant Honored at Portrait Unveiling

October 18, 2019

On September 23, Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law Blake D. Morant was honored for his five years of service as the 19th Dean of the George Washington University Law School.

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Judge Benito Delivers 2019 Brand-Manatt Lecture

October 14, 2019

On September 24, GW Law welcomed Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito to campus as the 2019-2020 Brand-Manatt Lecturer.

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A Q&A With Former CIA Acting General Counsel and Alumnus John Rizzo

October 11, 2019
On September 25, former Professorial Lecturer in Law Jim Petrila sat down with John A. Rizzo, JD '70, former CIA Acting General Counsel, for a conversation about his life and career.
Portrait of Carolyn Homer

Alumna Carolyn Homer Seeks Justice for Muslim Americans

September 30, 2019
Carolyn Homer, JD '12, is using her litigation powers for good and represent those whose constitutional rights are in jeopardy.
Portrait of Mutasim Ali

First An African Refugee in Israel, Darfuri Genocide Survivor Pursues LLM Degree

September 26, 2019
After traveling a perilous journey from political prisoner to refugee, Mutasim Ali is now pursuing a Master of Laws. He hopes to bring democratic ideals to the people of Sudan.
Representative Karl Rhoads (D-13) speaks at a committee hearing as Chair of the Judiciary Committee in the Hawaii State Senate.

Passion for Public Service: A Q&A with Karl Rhoads, JD '96

September 23, 2019
Senator Karl Rhoads (D-13), JD '96, has served close to 15 years in the Hawaii State Legislature. He currently serves in the Hawaii State Senate.
Headshot of Lisa Lin, JD '13

Contracts, Intellectual Property, and Food Blogging: A Q&A with Lisa Lin, JD '13

September 11, 2019
Lisa Lin, JD '13, started a food blog in 2014 and has since built a robust online community. Earlier this year, Ms. Lin began a journey to preserve her family's food history. 
Professor Laura A. Dickinson

Professor Dickinson Joins Leadership Council for Women in National Security

September 09, 2019
Professor Laura A. Dickinson is working with the Leadership Council for Women in National Security to increase the number of women in leadership position in the US government.
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Alumni Win Highest Discharge Upgrade For Veteran

September 05, 2019
Danica R. Gonzalves, JD '16, Courtney Lutz, JD '19, and Kelly Cournoyer, JD '19, won their client a fully "Honorable" discharge.

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