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In Memoriam: Glen Earl Weston

August 07, 2020
Professor Emeritus Glen Earl Weston passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the age of 98. He enjoyed a 40-year teaching career at GW Law and rose to international prominence in antitrust, trade regulation, and intellectual property.
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SBA Honored with ABA's Diversity Award

August 04, 2020
The GW Law Student Bar Association received the American Bar Association's 2020 Dean Henry J. Ramsey, Jr. Diversity Award for their significant efforts to create and sustain an inclusive student body.
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In Memoriam: Frederick James Lees

July 31, 2020
Frederick James Lees, the E.K. Gubin Professor Emeritus of Government Contracts Law, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the age of 89.
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Nudrat Piracha, SJD ’20, Makes Her Mark on International Investment Arbitration

July 29, 2020
The first Pakistani woman and fourth Pakistani lawyer to receive the highest law degree in the United States has been appointed as a member of an Ad Hoc Committee of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
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Celebrating 10 Years of the Dodd-Frank Act

July 27, 2020
On the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Dodd-Frank Act, GW Law co-hosted a virtual conference featuring discussions with the bill’s namesakes and key architects. Former President Obama addressed attendees saying, "the Act has helped prevent a financial crisis in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic."
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Professor Suter’s Article Named Editors’ Choice in Journal of Law and the Biosciences

July 23, 2020
Professor Sonia Suter's article, "The Tyranny of Choice: Reproductive Selection in the Future," was selected as one of the top 17 articles published in 2017-19 by the Journal's three editors-in-chief.
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High School Students Visit GW Law

July 17, 2020
A recent visit to GW Law by students from the Law Academy at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, was featured in the "Career Pathways at Potomac" 2019-2020 newsletter.
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Chief Justice Roberts Is No Liberal

July 09, 2020
Professor Sonia M. Suter discussed how Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the liberal wing during the Court's most recent term and how it is not evidence of his liberal conversion.
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Alumnus Becomes the Face of Landmark SCOTUS Ruling

June 30, 2020
When Joseph Fons, JD ’19, visited the Supreme Court recently, he didn't know he would become the face of a landmark civil rights employment discrimination ruling, appearing in media outlets all over the world.
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Professor Overton Serves as Expert Witness on Capitol Hill

June 29, 2020
Professor Spencer A. Overton testified about social media disinformation online, voter suppression, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act before two House subcommittees.
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IP Alumnus Takes the Helm of USPTO Silicon Valley Office

June 25, 2020
Wayne Stacy, JD ‘98, was sworn in as the regional director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's West Coast Region in Silicon Valley.
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Chad T. Sarchio, JD '95, Elected President-Elect of District of Columbia Bar

June 24, 2020
Mr. Sarchio, who will serve as president during the 2020-2021 term, is the tenth GW Law alumnus to lead the DC Bar in the past few decades.
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Race, Policing, and the Future of the Criminal Legal System

June 22, 2020
GW Law offered an online forum to connect what’s happening on America’s streets amid the protests, police violence, and the Black Lives Matter movement, to what’s happening in law school classrooms and clinics.
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Compassionate Release for Medically Vulnerable Prisoners

June 12, 2020
Professor Jessica K. Steinberg authors groundbreaking compassionate release ordinance for older and health compromised DC prisoners.