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In Memoriam: Gerald J. Mossinghoff

April 01, 2020
The Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff, JD '61, a legendary figure in the intellectual property community and a member of the GW Law adjunct faculty for over two decades, passed away on March 20, 2020.
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Nunziato Named Chair of TikTok Advisory Council

March 27, 2020
Professor Dawn Nunziato has been named Chair of a newly created council that will advise social video creation platform TikTok on content moderation policies and practices.
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GW Law Launches New International Law LLM Concentrations

March 25, 2020
LLM students may now concentrate in International Human Rights and International Arbitration, Mediation, and Other Dispute Resolutions beginning in the fall of 2020.
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Alumnus Named Legend in Law by Burton Awards

March 13, 2020

The Burton Awards named John S. Jenkins, Jr., JD ’94, one of the 2020 Legends in Law. 

Associate Dean Lisa M. Schenck receives an award from Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Jay Bynum.

Schenck Receives Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award

March 10, 2020
Associate Dean Lisa M. Schenck was honored for her work on the Executive Review Panel Member for the Comprehensive Review of the Navy and Marine Corps Uniformed Legal Communities.
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Where Are All The Women Leaders?

March 05, 2020
Professor Naomi R. Cahn writes for Forbes on how a culture of overwork holds women back from top-level positions and locks in gender inequality. She cites a Harvard Business Review study and quotes Professor Naomi Schoenbaum.
Portrait of Natalie Ludaway, JD '86

A Q & A with Chief Deputy Attorney General Natalie Ludaway, JD '86

March 03, 2020
Ms. Ludaway shares about her legal and public service career, what inspires her, and offers advice for law students. "Like many people who go into law, I’m guided by wanting to make things right and to seek justice."
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Groth-Tuft, 2L, Writes on the Importance of Cross-Disciplinary Legal Knowledge

February 28, 2020
Second year law student, Keziah Groth-Tuft, attended the 2019 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. She writes for the American Bar Association on how international lawyers should understand the interconnections of multiple areas of law.
High school students listen to a panel lecture at GW Law.

High School Students Learn About Law School

February 27, 2020
High school students from the Law Academy at Potomac in Oxon Hill, Maryland, visited GW Law for a day of learning and exposure to the life of a law student and the law school admissions process.
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Students Participate in Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals Case

February 21, 2020
GW Law students submit amicus briefs for a case heard by the Air Force appeals court. Alice Lee, 3L, and Joseph Grossman, 2L, presented oral arguments and responded to questions from the judges.
Dayna Bowen Matthew

GW Names New Law Dean

February 19, 2020
University of Virginia law Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew brings more than 30 years of legal and academic experience and a passion for public service and equity.
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Overton, Bracey, and Robinson Recognized by Lawyers of Color

February 12, 2020
Professor Overton, Dean Bracey, and Associate Dean Robinson were named to the 2020 Power List by Lawyers of Color. The list honors the most influential minority attorneys and allies in the nation.
Portrait of Megan Elman

Fighting For Families: A Q & A With Alumna Megan Elman

February 10, 2020
Ms. Elman worked in the Immigration Clinic during her time as a student. Now, she defends clients in immigration court as an Immigrant Justice Fellow. "I am drawn to immigration law because it's all about family and community."
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Weisburd On Government Surveillance Bias: "Where is the Outrage?"

February 05, 2020
For the National Law Journal, Professor Kate Weisburd writes that being tracked around the clock by the government is part of everyday life. And for many, monitoring does more harm than good.
Portrait of Christine Wais

Christine Wais Appointed Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

February 04, 2020
Ms. Wais has a strong background in major and principal giving, pipeline development, annual giving, and donor stewardship in higher education.