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2021 Van Vleck Moot Court Competition Goes Virtual

February 01, 2021
For the first time in its 71-year history, the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Final was held virtually. Maura McManus and Samuel Song, representing the respondent, were chosen as the best overall team.
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President Biden Adopts Professor Bearer-Friend's Tax Proposal

January 29, 2021
Professor Jeremy Bearer-Friend's proposal to disaggregate tax data by race and ethnicity has been included in President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities, issued on the first day of his presidency.
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Assistant Dean Tillipman Takes on New Role

January 26, 2021
Jessica Tillipman is appointed as the Assistant Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies and Government Contracts Advisory Council Professorial Lecturer in Government Contracts Law, Practice & Policy, effective January 2021.
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The Insurrection at the Capitol and Its Legal Implications

January 19, 2021
GW Law experts discussed whether the Senate can hold an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office, the legality of Trump’s ban from social media platforms, and more.
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In Memoriam: John Andrew Spanogle, Jr.

January 15, 2021
John Andrew Spanogle, Jr., the William Wallace Kirkpatrick Research Professor Emeritus of Law, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, on his 86th birthday. A staunch advocate and leader in consumer protection law, he served on the GW Law faculty for 24 years.
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Professor Weisburd’s Article Recognized by AALS

January 14, 2021
Professor Kate Weisburd receives honorable mention for her forthcoming law review article, “Punitive Surveillance,” in the Association of American Law Schools Section on Criminal Justice Junior Scholars Paper Competition for 2021.
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Professor Solove Publishes New Children’s Book and Completes ALI Project on Privacy

December 22, 2020
Professor Daniel J. Solove has published The Eyemonger, a new children's book that discusses privacy in a way children can understand. In addition, he served as Co-Reporter on ALI's Principles of the Law, Data Privacy, the organization's first deep dive into information privacy law.
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Professor Saltzburg Honored by American Bar Foundation

December 21, 2020
In recognition of his longstanding advocacy for civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, and criminal justice reform, Professor Stephen A. Saltzburg is the recipient of the 2021 American Bar Foundation Fellows Outstanding Service Award.
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Professor Yukins Leads Study Commissioned by ACUS

December 17, 2020
Professor Christopher Yukins, along with Ben Smith, JD '20, and Madison Plummer, Class of '21, prepared an extensive report exploring potential reforms to agency-level bid protests that was cited in the National Defense Authorization Act.
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3L Selected for Skadden Foundation Fellowship

December 16, 2020
Farah Khan, 3L, is awarded a Skadden Foundation Fellowship for 2021. She is the fourth student in the history of GW Law to be selected for the prestigious honor, which is presented to law students who wish to pursue public interest work.
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Professor Suter Becomes Kahan Family Research Professor of Law

December 14, 2020
Professor Sonia M. Suter, the founding director of GW Law’s Health Law Initiative, is formally installed as the inaugural Kahan Family Research Professor of Law, made possible with a gift by trailblazing medical device lawyer Jonathan Kahan, BA '70, JD '73.
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Professor Kovacic's Research Chosen for Further Study and Evaluation

December 11, 2020
Professor William E. Kovacic's project on gender consideration as a factor in prioritizing antitrust enforcement has been selected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to help inform the debate and develop guidance on a more gender inclusive competition policy.
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Projects Led by Professors Nunziato and Brauneis Receive Funding

November 30, 2020
Professors Dawn Nunziato and Robert Brauneis are spearheading initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for students in public interest technology law and digital technology. Both projects have received funding from the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN).
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Dean Matthew Formally Installed as Greene Professor

November 25, 2020
Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew becomes the Harold H. Greene Professor of Law in a virtual ceremony with remarks by GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc; GW Provost M. Brian Blake; and David and Maria Wiegand, whose generous gift endowed the chair in memory of Judge Greene, JD '52.
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Civil Rights Scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw Speaks with Dean Matthew

November 23, 2020
During the sixth annual GW Diversity Summit, Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew talks to law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading authority on race and the law, about the role of Black women in the fight for racial equality and how Professor Crenshaw envisions intersectional racial justice.