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"Racial Diversity Among Top Senate Staff"

December 30, 2015
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, lead by Professor Spencer Overton, released a new report about the “Racial Diversity Among Top Senate Staff.” Among its findings, the report noted people of color make up more than 36 percent of the U.S. population but only 7.1% of top Senate staffers.

How Many People Does it Take to Make a Baby?

December 22, 2015
Professor Sonia Suter Analyzes the implications of In Vitro Gametogenesis, a new reproductive technique.
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Alum Wins ABA Juvenile Justice Award

December 21, 2015
In October, The American Bar Association honored Mark Friedenthal, JD ’95, with its Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award. The award recognizes lawyers who devote their legal practice to youth and children and make positive contributions to the field both inside and outside the courtroom.
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Wilmarth Says “Fed’s Plan for Unwinding Behemoths Won’t Cut It”

December 18, 2015
In a new op-ed for American Banker, Professor Arthur Wilmarth writes about the Federal Reserve Board’s proposal requiring “total loss absorbing capacity” for megabanks.
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"Religious Opt-Outs or Religious Vetoes?"

December 15, 2015
May an assertion of religious freedom ever be allowed to function as a religiously motivated veto of a policy designed to protect others? “As a matter of law, logic, morality, or politics, the answer is no,” write Ira C. Lupu, F. Elwood & Eleanor Davis Professor of Law Emeritus, and Robert W. Tuttle, David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion.
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Explaining the Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case

December 10, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could decide the future of affirmative action. Professor Jeffrey Rosen, an expert on constitutional law and the Supreme Court, went on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show to explain the history of the case, break down the legal questions under consideration, and respond to calls from the audience.
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Secretary of State Nominates Professor Sean Murphy for Reelection to International Law Commission

December 04, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry has nominated Sean Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, to run for reelection to the U.N. International Law Commission (ILC) in November 2016.
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Siegel Named to Administrative Conference of the U.S.

December 02, 2015
The Administrative Conference of the United States named Jonathan Siegel, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law, as a Public Member for a two-year term. The Administrative Conference is an independent federal agency that conducts applied research to provide nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for improvement of federal agency procedures. Professor Siegel previously served as the Conference’s Director of Research and Policy upon its reestablishment in 2010.
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Two Graduates Receive Alumni Achievement Award

December 01, 2015
In September, The George Washington University presented Richard D. Heideman, JD '72, and Gregory H. Williams, JD '71, with its Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest form of recognition given by the University and the George Washington Alumni Association.

Professor Catherine Ross' New Scholarship on Speech Rights in Schools

October 16, 2015

In her new book, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights, Professor Catherine Ross explores how court rulings affect the speech ri

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GW Law Teams Shine in Moot Courts

February 09, 2015
2Ls Kathryn Sadasivan and Zelda Vassar placed second out of 56 teams in the Gujarat National Law University International Moot Court Competition—India's only moot court on International Trade Law.