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Photo of current DC Bar President Susan M. Hoffman

A Legacy Grows in the DC Bar

July 19, 2019
Since the 1980s, alumni continue to find new ways to shape, improve, and leave their mark at the DC Bar. Most recently, Susan M. Hoffman, JD '77, was elected as the 48th president.
Professor Naomi R. Cahn and Cynthia Lee gather for a photo at AALS.

Professors Present at AALS New Law School Teacher Workshop

July 08, 2019
Professors Naomi R. Cahn, Lisa M. Fairfax, Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., and Cynthia Lee presented at the Association of American Law Schools' 2019 Workshop for New Law School Teachers.
Professor Sean D. Murphy speaking at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Sean Murphy Serves as Ad Hoc Judge for Law of the Sea Case

July 01, 2019
Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law Sean D. Murphy was chosen by Nigeria to serve as an ad hoc judge for a proceeding before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
Photo of Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Emily Hammond

Professor Emily Hammond Named Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

June 27, 2019
Interim Dean Christopher Bracey announced the appointment of Professor Emily Hammond as senior associate dean for academic affairs effective July 1, 2019.
Photo of Grace E. Speights, JD '82

Board of Trustees Chair and Law Alumna Honored with Award

June 25, 2019
Grace E. Speights, a graduate of GW Law's Class of 1982, was selected as the 2019 recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ (NAWL) M. Ashley Dickerson Award.
GW Law Professor Daniel Justin Solove stands with other ALI members after his data privacy project was approved.

Professor Solove's Data Privacy Project Approved By ALI

June 20, 2019
Professor Daniel Justin Solove started the ALI data privacy project in 2013. The project provides best practices for collecting and controlling data concerning individuals.
GW alumna Teresa Jennings stands with Justice Browne-Marke, Chief Justice Edwards, Claire Flynn-Byrne, and Justice Roberts.

Alumna Helps Launch LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation

June 19, 2019
Teresa Jennings, JD '88, said the Rule of Law Foundation is the next step in LexisNexis' commitment to advancing the rule of law for the global community.
GW Law alumna Johanna Leblanc stands behind a podium and speaks to students at Bethune-Cookman University.

Alumna Johanna Leblanc Gives Commencement Speech, Receives Honorary Degree

June 05, 2019
An alumna of Bethune-Cookman University, Ms. Leblanc urged students to contribute to the advancement of humanity and reminded them of their role as global citizens.
Sonia Suter and Shawneequa Callier

Professor Suter Co-leads Genomic Seminar

May 30, 2019
Two professors collaborate to raise awareness about the information consumers now have through genomics. "The more people are engaged and understand the issues, the more the public has a voice in trying to shape the direction of genomic and genetic testing."
Paulina Vera

Paulina Vera, JD '15, Receives Latinx Leader Award

May 28, 2019

The Alma Award recognizes the “unsung heroes” of the Latinx community who strive to leave an impact on the lives of others. Vera serves as the Legal Associate for the Immigration Clinic, supervising students and providing legal representation to individuals seeking asylum or facing deportation.

Commencement 2019

GW Law Celebrates Commencement 2019

May 20, 2019
Events ranged from the Dean's Reception at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to the University Commencement and the GW Law Diploma Ceremony.
Helen Wallace

Q&A with Judge Helen Wallace, JD '99

May 20, 2019

Helen Wallace, JD '99, Montgomery County’s first female judge elected to the juvenile court bench, was sworn in in January.

Gideon's Promise

Aaron Gushin, JD ’19, Joins Gideon’s Promise 2019 Law School Partnership Project

May 13, 2019

Aaron Gushin, class of 2019, is one of 14 new fellows to join Gideon's Promise Law School Partnership Project. Mr.

Harry R. Hughes

In Memoriam: Harry R. Hughes, JD '52

May 13, 2019

Former Maryland Governor Harry R. Hughes, JD ‘52, passed away on March 13, 2019, at the age of 92. He served as Maryland’s governor from 1979 to 1987.

50 Years of Environmental Law

GW Law LLMs Impact the Future of the Environment at the Department of Defense

May 10, 2019
Associate Dean LeRoy C. Paddock spoke at the Department of Defense's annual environmental law training program. One-third of the program's attendees received their LLM from GW Law - approximately 40 GW Law graduates out of 120 attendees.

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