News Stories

Blake D. Morant

The Heroic Lawyer

June 20, 2017
Dean Blake D. Morant writes in HuffPost about the importance of sharing positive narratives of lawyers who uplift society in an effort to counter negative perceptions of the legal profession.
Rudge Winners

Students Win Writing Prizes in Rudge Competition

June 16, 2017
Students were awarded cash prizes for proposing creative solutions to serious societal problem in the United States.
Vanessa Chen

Alumna Vanessa Chen Wins Rodney Thaxton 'Against All Odds' Award

June 14, 2017
Vanessa L. Chen, JD '07, was selected as the winner of this year's Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' (FACDL) Rodney Thaxton "Against All Odds" Award.
James Comey

Faculty Analyze Ex-FBI Director's Hill Testimony

June 12, 2017
GW Today spoke to Paul Schiff Berman about the potential legal and political implications of Mr. Comey's public statement and testimony.
Pro Bono Ceremony

Class of 2017 Sets Two New Pro Bono Records

June 08, 2017
This year, 280 graduates contributed an astounding 109,515.53 pro bono hours. In addition, 75 more students participated than ever before.
David Fox

Alumnus David Fox to Clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

June 06, 2017
After spending several years in Boston, Mr. Fox will be returning to Washington, D.C., to begin his yearlong clerkship next month.

Professor Hammond on President Trump's Paris Climate Decision: What's Next?

June 02, 2017
Professor Emily Hammond shares her thoughts and predictions on the president's decision in a new Q&A.
Noor Hamadeh

Alumna Noor Hamadeh Wins Arthur Helton Fellowship

June 01, 2017
Ms. Hamadeh, JD '17, will be a law fellow with the Public International Law & Policy Group, where she will be advising the Syrian opposition on peace negotiations and other related issues.
Naomi Cahn

Professor Naomi Cahn Elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

May 31, 2017
Naomi Cahn is the only trusts and estates professor in D.C. to be a member. ACTEC is the premiere estate planners' organization in the United States, comprised of leading trust and estates lawyers in all 50 states.
Michelle Ross

Alumni Commissioned as JAG Officers at GW Law

May 26, 2017
Michelle Ross, LLM '13, has received a commission as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps. Ms. Ross took her oath of office at GW Law, along with another alum, Ben Christian, JD '16.
Commencement 2017

GW Law Celebrates Commencement 2017

May 25, 2017
The 150th Commencement of the George Washington University Law School was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Events took place throughout the weekend and ranged from the Dean's Reception at the Air and Space Museum to the University Commencement at the National Mall and the GW Law Diploma Ceremony.

Introducing GW Law in New York

May 22, 2017
GW Law successfully launched a new program this past semester, which offers students a semester-long immersion into the high-end world of New York's business and finance corporate practice.
David Brunori

David Brunori Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel

May 18, 2017
Mr. Brunori, a longtime adjunct at GW Law, joins an exclusive group of America's best tax attorneys.
Chris Carr

From the NFL to GW Law

May 15, 2017
The Washington Post profiles former NFL player Chris Carr as he embarks on his legal career.
Grodsky 2017

Alumnus Thomas Alford Wins 2017 Grodsky Prize

May 12, 2017
Major Alford, LLM '16, was awarded the prize for his winning paper on obtaining energy security for key DoD facilities.