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Five Scholars Collaborate on 'Successful' Amicus Brief for Supreme Court Case

April 23, 2018
Professor Richard J. Pierce, Jr. recruited a team of GW Law professors to work together to develop an amicus brief for the Supreme Court in the case of Lucia v. SEC.
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Professor Lawrence Cunningham Co-Edits New Book on Stories from the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

April 20, 2018
In "The Warren Buffett Shareholder," Professor Cunningham writes about what makes Buffett's shareholders "tick" and what happens at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.
Michael Avenatti

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer: 'I've Never Quite Had a Case Like This'

April 19, 2018
Alumnus Michael Avenatti, JD '00, talks about his high-profile legal battle over a non-disclosure agreement with President Donald Trump.
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Professor Jeffrey Rosen Publishes New Book on President William Howard Taft

April 16, 2018
In his new book, "William Howard Taft," Professor Rosen reveals Taft's crucial role in shaping how America balances populism against the rule of law.
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Students Showcase Advocacy Skills at Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

April 11, 2018
Practitioners who participated in early mooting and competition rounds declared the briefs and oral advocacy to be the best they had seen in the 18 years of the competition.
Brittany DeVries

Brittany DeVries Wins National Family Law Writing Competition

April 06, 2018
Brittany DeVries, 3L, was named the winner of the Ninth Annual Family Law Writing Competition for her paper on lowering the custody modification standard.
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What Does the Future Hold for the European Union?

April 04, 2018
Scholars and policymakers in the field gathered at the law school to discuss the legal topics at the heart of the populist politics that are sweeping Europe.
Sean Murphy

Professor Sean Murphy Named President of American Society of International Law

April 02, 2018
Sean D. Murphy, the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, will be inaugurated as 48th President of the American Society of International Law for a two-year term on April 5.
Roger Fairfax

Senior Associate Dean Fairfax Contributes Article in New Book: "Policing the Black Man"

March 28, 2018
Dean Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.'s chapter, "The Grand Jury and Police Violence Against Black Men," examines the role of a grand jury and prosecutor in the criminal process.
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U.N. Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares Talks International Law at Brand-Manatt Lecture

March 26, 2018
Mr. de Serpa Soares spoke to an audience of more than 125 students, alumni, and public and private sector attorneys about the current work of the U.N. Office of Legal Affairs.

Exploring the State of International Arbitration in the United States

March 23, 2018
GW Law’s International and Comparative Law Program recently hosted a conference on where U.S. courts have come out on certain issues important to the field of international arbitration.
Colonel (Retired, U.S. Army) Fred L. Borch

A Discussion on the My Lai Tragedy and the Lessons Learned

March 21, 2018
Colonel (Retired, U.S. Army) Fred L. Borch, the Regimental Historian and Archivist for the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps visited GW Law for a talk on the My Lai Tragedy.
Brian Gumz

Third-Year Law Student Brian Gumz Wins 2018 Grodsky Prize

March 19, 2018
Brian Gumz, Class of 2018, was presented with this year’s Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Law Scholarship for his paper on the practice of administrative nonacquiescence at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Keith Enright

Dean Morant Announces Keith Enright as 2018 Diploma Ceremony Speaker

March 14, 2018
Keith Enright, Director of Google's Global Privacy Legal Team and a graduate of GW Law's Class of 2000, will deliver the keynote address at the Law School Diploma Ceremony.
Hattie McDaniels

GW's Role in Unraveling the Mystery of Hattie McDaniel's Missing Oscar

March 13, 2018
GW played a unique role in documenting Oscar history, and, for that reason, an article by Professor W. Burlette Carter is making headlines once again.