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Robert Brauneis

Professor Brauneis Becomes Inaugural Holder of Endowed IP Professorship

November 19, 2020
Professor Robert Brauneis is installed as the Michael J. McKeon Professor of Intellectual Property Law, thanks to a major gift by IP attorney Michael J. McKeon, JD '96.
Dmitry Karshtedt speaking at conference

Karshtedt and Whealan Speak at International IP Court Conference

November 18, 2020
Associate Dean John Whealan and Associate Professor Dmitry Karshtedt joined IP judges, practitioners, and academics from around the globe as panelists at the 2020 International IP Court Conference, organized and hosted by the Patent Court of Korea.
Portrait of John Fletcher

In Memoriam: John Fletcher

November 16, 2020
John Fletcher, JD '16, Visiting Associate Professor and Graduate Fellow in the Government Procurement Law Program, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Catherine Ross

Discussion of "The Trial of the Chicago 7: Myth and Modern Lessons"

November 11, 2020
Professor Catherine J. Ross moderates a conversation with lawyer Danny Greenberg, co-editor of the book "The Trial of the Chicago 7," republished in 2020 to coincide with the release of Aaron Sorkin's Netflix film of the same title.
Taming the Megabanks Book

Professor Emeritus Art Wilmarth Authors a New Book on the U.S. Financial System

November 10, 2020
In his new book, Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a New Glass-Steagall Act, Professor Emeritus Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. calls for a new Glass-Steagall Act that would separate banks from the securities markets in order to restore financial stability.
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Election 2020: Where Do We Go From Here?

November 05, 2020
GW Law Professors Paul Schiff Berman and Spencer Overton joined a panel of experts from across GW to discuss the state of the presidential election, potential legal challenges, and implications for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Testimony podcast logo and portrait of Dean Matthew

Dean Matthew Launches GW Law Podcast

November 02, 2020
Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew hosts "Testimony," a new podcast where she interviews GW Law faculty experts to explain issues important to the nation and the impact they may have on the 2020 election.
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Visions of Change: Race and the Corporation

November 02, 2020
Professor Lisa M. Fairfax moderates a conversation on the lack of diversity at Fortune 500 companies and other key issues at the intersection of race and corporate America in the latest installment of "Visions of Change: A Series on Racial Justice in American Law."
portrait of Lisa Fairfax

Professor Lisa Fairfax Elected to American Law Institute

October 27, 2020
Professor Lisa Fairfax joins several other GW Law faculty as a member of the American Law Institute.
Portrait of Michaela Lovejoy

Alumna Honored with Equal Justice Works Fellowship

October 22, 2020
Michaela Lovejoy, JD ’20, receives the 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellowship, one of the most prestigious and competitive post-graduate legal fellowships in the country.
Portrait of Jon Kahan

Alumnus Receives Top Honor from Food and Drug Law Institute

October 19, 2020
Jonathan S. Kahan, BA ’70, JD ’73, is a recipient of this year’s Food and Drug Law Institute Distinguished Service and Leadership Award. Earlier this year, Mr. Kahan funded the creation of a Health Law Initiative at GW Law.
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Professor Berman Edits New Scholarship on Global Legal Pluralism

October 15, 2020
In his newly edited book, The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism, Professor Paul Schiff Berman defines the field of global legal pluralism and helps explain how law operates in a world of multiple legal systems and authorities.
Portrait of Chidima Osuchukwu

2L Receives Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholarship

October 12, 2020
Chidima Osuchukwu, 2L, is awarded a Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholarship for 2020. This marks the second consecutive year a GW Law student has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious honor.
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“Breonna’s Life Mattered”

October 08, 2020
The Criminal Law & Policy Initiative hosted a virtual conversation on the Breonna Taylor case featuring Professors Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. and Kate Weisburd.
Portrait of Grace Speights

Alumna and Board of Trustees Chair Honored as “Winning Litigator”

October 02, 2020
Grace E. Speights, JD '82, is named among The National Law Journal’s “Winning Litigators” for 2020. Ms. Speights, a Partner at Morgan Lewis, is honored for leading the team that secured a win for PBS in a landmark case involving former host Tavis Smiley.

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