News Stories

Professor Jonathan R. Siegel

Professor Siegel's New Article Discusses Justice Gorsuch's Proposed Change in Habeas Corpus

October 13, 2021
In this Q&A interview, Jonathan R. Siegel discusses his article, which is forthcoming in Arizona Law Review.
Lisa M. Schenck

GW Law Associate Dean Appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment for Army JAG Corps

October 08, 2021
Lisa M. Schenck, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, served in the U.S. Army for 25 years, retired in the rank of Colonel, and received numerous medals and awards for her service.
Professor Renée Gentry

Proposed Laws Aim to Modernize Vaccine Injury Compensation

October 08, 2021
Professor Renée Gentry, Director of GW’s Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic, weighs in on legislation that could expedite the compensation process, increase benefits, and update the list of vaccines to include COVID-19 immunizations.
Professor Sonia M. Suter

MD Law Regulates Use of Consumer Genetic Data

October 04, 2021
Professor Sonia M. Suter's co-authored article, "Regulating forensic genetic genealogy" in Science, analyzes legislation passed in Maryland regulating law enforcement’s use of consumer genetic data to investigate crimes, and addresses how the legislation aims to balance both privacy and public safety. 
Professor Sean D. Murphy

GW Law Professor Elected Member of Renowned Institute

September 29, 2021
Professor Sean D. Murphy will serve as a Member of the Institute of International Law (Institut de Droit International).
Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew

GW Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew Joins the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) Scientific Advisory Council

September 29, 2021
The Council brings together nationally renowned experts to advise FORE on the latest scientific developments and grantmaking strategies related to stemming the increase in opioid addiction and overdoses impacting communities across the country.
GW Law grads Whitney Hermandorfer (l) and David Fox on the steps of the Supreme Court, where they both have clerked for justices

GW Law Graduates Fill Supreme Court Clerkships at a High Rate

September 27, 2021

Graduates have filled the highly-competitive clerkships in four of the past five years.

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.