News Stories


Governor Pierluisi

Pandemic Makes Governor of Puerto Rico’s Job more Difficult

September 23, 2021
Governor Pedro Pierluisi, JD ‘84 GW Law alumnus, talked with the GW Law dean about governing during a global health crisis.
Professor Kate Weisburd

New Study Casts Doubt on Electronic Ankle Monitors as Alternative to Incarceration

September 23, 2021
Kate Weisburd sheds light on how electronic monitoring, while not as restrictive as prison, deprives people of fundamental rights, violates basic privacy norms, extracts wealth, jeopardizes employment and undermines family and social relationships.
Nina Wu, 3L

3L Elected to Energy Bar Association's Board of Directors

September 22, 2021
Nina Wu will serve as the student representative to the Energy Bar Association's Board of Directors for 2021-2022.
Sean Murphy

Convention Should Seek to Prevent and Punish Future Atrocities

September 21, 2021
In his article “Striking the Right Balance for a Draft Convention on Crimes against Humanity,” for Just Security, Professor Sean Murphy analyzes the proposed Convention and its potential implications.
Jeffrey S. Gutman

States Must Rethink Wrongful Conviction Compensation Laws

September 15, 2021
In an essay for Law360, Professor Jeffrey Gutman analyzes wrongful conviction compensation data from the National Registry of Exonerations, and argues for state-level reforms and data collection that could potentially prevent wrongful convictions in the future.
Richard J. Pierce, Jr

The Powell Doctrine could have helped us avoid the Afghanistan debacle

September 10, 2021

Richard J. Pierce, Jr writes for The Hill about how Colin Powell's criteria for military action could have prevented the Afghanistan crisis.

Professor Cynthia Lee

Listen Now: Professor Lee is featured for her work on the Use of Force in Police Reform in Legal-Ease Podcast

September 10, 2021

Cynthia Lee discusses statutory reforms for police who use excessive or deadly force against civilians and how reforming the norms of use of force can be achieved.

Christopher Yukins

Professor Addresses Pandemic Procurement Problems

September 03, 2021
Christopher Yukins discusses the complex legal issues states faced with procuring PPE during the height of the pandemic in 2020.
Dean Dayna Matthew

Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew joins law deans’ statement in support of Attorney General Garland’s call to the legal community

August 31, 2021
GW Law commits to helping address the looming housing and eviction crisis. "Housing is a key public health determinant," says Dean Matthew.
Professor Stephen Saltzburg

Stephen Saltzburg Honored with ABA’s 2021 John H. Pickering Achievement Award

August 13, 2021
Professor Saltzburg was honored for his deep commitment to the legal profession with an award conferred by the American Bar Association's Senior Lawyer's Division.
Joan S. Meier

Professor Joan S. Meier Appointed to Blue-Ribbon Commission on Forensic Custody Evaluations

August 03, 2021
As a member of a newly formed commission, Professor Meier will contribute to efforts to reshape the forensic custody evaluation process in New York. She is also the recent recipient of the Outstanding Professional Award from American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
Tessa Pulaski

Alumna Fights For Farmworkers’ Rights as Legal Fellow

August 03, 2021
Tessa Pulaski, JD ’21, was named as a legal fellow with Farmworker Justice, a national nonprofit focused on empowering migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
Kate Weisburd

Professor Kate Weisburd Receives Reidenberg-Kerr Award for Research

August 03, 2021
Kate Weisburd, Associate Professor of Law, was commended at the 2021 Privacy Law Scholars Conference for her research analyzing the use of electronic ankle monitoring within the criminal justice system.
Chad T. Sarchio

Chad T. Sarchio, JD ’95, Takes Helm as D.C. Bar President

August 03, 2021
Mr. Sarchio was sworn in as the 50th president of the D.C. Bar, during a virtual ceremony in June.
Jeffrey Gutman portrait

Faculty Research Tracks Compensation Received by Exonerees

July 21, 2021
Professor Jeffrey Gutman's research appears in a new report from the National Registry of Exonerations which looks at the human and financial toll of wrongful conviction on exonerated individuals.

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