News Stories

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.
Deané Fenstermaker

Deané Fenstermaker Named Interim Assistant Vice President for Development

March 09, 2018
Deané Fenstermaker was appointed as the Interim Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at GW Law.
Students with judges

The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals Hears Oral Argument on Campus

March 07, 2018
The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals heard an oral argument last month in the Jacob Burns Moot Courtroom and then held a Q&A with students.
Admin Law

Professor Hammond's Work on Administrative Law Sparks Discussion at Nuclear Regulatory Commission

March 02, 2018
Professor Hammond spoke at a proceeding before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), where she discussed her research on citizen petition processes.
Morant-the Altmans

Like Father, Like Son: The Altmans Return to GW Law

February 28, 2018
Robert Altman, JD '71, and James Altman, JD '14, returned to their alma mater for a conversation with Dean Blake D. Morant about their paths to the practice of law and their careers.
Peggy Cooper Cafritz

Remembering Alumna Peggy Cooper Cafritz

February 20, 2018
"GW Today" paid tribute to Ms. Cooper Cafritz, JD '71, an outspoken social activist who was a champion of the arts and education in Washington, D.C. She passed away on February 18.
ABA Writing Winners

Students Win ABA Public Contract Writing Competition

February 15, 2018
Jessica Berrada, 2L, and Kevin Park, 3L, shared first place in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Division I Public Contracts Writing Competition.
Heath care concept

Professor Cunningham Weighs in on Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan's New Venture

February 09, 2018
Professor Lawrence A. Cunningham weighed in on the partnership between these three corporations to create a new company that will offer affordable, high-quality health care.
Holocaust concept

Professor Emeritus Buergenthal Delivers Keynote Address at the 2018 United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

February 07, 2018
Professor Thomas Buergenthal spent the first 11 years of his life in various German camps and is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps.
Greg Maggs

Senate Confirms Professor Gregory Maggs as Judge to U.S. Court of Appeals

February 02, 2018
This week, Gregory E. Maggs, Arthur Selwyn Miller Research Professor, was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote to be a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Lisa Fairfax 2018 AALS Award

Professor Lisa Fairfax Wins 2018 AALS Outstanding Mentor Award

February 02, 2018
Professor Fairfax was presented with the award for her contributions to the field and generous support of colleagues.
Van Vleck 2018

Rachael Padgett and Kelsey Pelagalli Win 2018 Van Vleck Moot Court Competition

January 30, 2018
Rachael Padgett and Kelsey Pelagalli, representing the petitioners, argued against Katherine Grabar and Mallory Kruper for the respondents.
Zakir Hafez

Zakir Hafez Reflects on His Career and GW Law Experience

January 26, 2018
In a new interview with GW Law, Mr. Hafez, LLM '00 and SJD '03, spoke about his new role at the World Bank and how his GW Law experience shaped his career.
Catherine Ross

Speaking Freely with Professor Ross on First Amendment Rights

January 25, 2018
Watch Professor Catherine J. Ross discuss the First Amendment rights of elementary, middle, and high school students in a new interview with the Free Speech Project.
Joan Schaffner

Professor Schaffner Receives 2018 AALS Section Animal Law Award

January 18, 2018
Professor Joan E. Schaffner received the 2018 Section on Animal Law Award by the Association of American Law Schools for her excellence in legal education.