News Stories

Law school alumni sitting on stage

GW Law Celebrates Reunion Weekend 2022

July 01, 2022
Over 175 attendees joined us for two days of events celebrating and reconnecting with alums. We're excited to share updates from this year and information for next year!
Dean Whealan

Dean John Whealan Receives Champion of Intellectual Property Award

June 29, 2022
On June 22 the D.C. Bar recognized Dean Whealan's outstanding legal career, particularly his impact on future attorneys.

3L Fatima Khan Awarded Fellowship with Immigrant Justice Corps

June 27, 2022
The IJC Justice Fellowship is awarded to individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing immigration legal services.
Gunner Swope

Garrett Gunner Swope Awarded The Lavender Equality Fellowship

June 24, 2022
Awarded by the LGBT Bar Association of D.C., the fellowship aims to encourage law students to take their first steps toward careers tackling our nation’s most complex legal issues.
Students on Capitol Hill

Clerkship Class of 2022

June 22, 2022
Over 40 GW Law students participated in judicial clerkships in 2022. Each year approximately 10% of graduates go on to judicial clerkships, including federal, state, and specialized courts.
Juneteenth 2022

GW Law recognizes Juneteenth 2022

June 17, 2022
This weekend we recognize Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in America.
2022 Jay Healey Teaching Award Winner

Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew Honored with National Health Law Teaching Award

June 15, 2022
The Jay Healey Teaching Award is bestowed annually by the American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics.
Cynthia Patton

Open Doors: Cynthia Patton, JD '86

June 10, 2022
Now general counsel at Verily and a regular GW donor, alumna says the impact of aid on her own life reminds her to give back to others.
Robert Glicksman

Professor Glicksman’s Article Selected Among Best in Environmental Law

June 10, 2022
"Reevaluating Environmental Citizen Suits in Theory and Practice" selected in competition sponsored by Thomas Reuters.
Two alums serving as president of state bar associations

GW Law Alums appointed to lead State Bar Associations

June 08, 2022
Sherry Levin Wallach, ‘JD 92, was sworn in as the 125th president of the New York State Bar Association and LieAnn Van-Tull, LLM ‘18, is the president-elect of the Washington Bar Association.

Leila M. Diallo, JD '23, discusses Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation

June 06, 2022
Following her Fall 2021 Field Placement with the House Committee on Homeland Security and Spring externship with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Leila Diallo has gained invaluable experience in DC and New York.
Professor Braman

JIL and GW Law Launch a First-of-Its-Kind Partnership: [email protected]

June 03, 2022
Led by GW Law Professor Donald Braman and JIL Executive Director Jared Fishman, JIL @ GW will give students the opportunity to learn how the criminal legal system functions, and help solve pressing issues facing our justice system.
Protestors at the US Supreme Court

Roe Opinion Leak: What Happens Next

May 31, 2022
GW Law Experts analyze the impact of the draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson
Group standing in front of flags at the ICC

Dean Robinson Leads International Law Trip to The Hague

May 25, 2022
The International Criminal Court plays a key role in the prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Africa and in many other parts of the world. This kind of engagement is critical for the advancement of international law, its impact, reach, and effectiveness.
Dean Schenck

GW National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Law Program Courses at Fort Belvoir Starting Fall 2022

May 23, 2022
Under the leadership of Associate Dean Lisa M. Schenck, the Law School is undertaking this effort to strengthen the program’s ties to the military and intelligence communities and make it easier for their exceptionally qualified attorneys to earn specialized Master of Laws degrees.