Research Centers & Initiatives

The Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Distinguished Speaker Series hosted Yochai Benkler for a presentation.

GW Law’s intellectual community is enriched by the work of a number of research centers and exchange initiatives, and the contributions of distinguished visiting scholars from abroad. These initiatives provide opportunities for student involvement, while they make significant contributions to the development of law and policy both in the U.S. and abroad.

Through the work of these centers and initiatives, GW Law students, faculty, and alumni collaborate with leaders in legal, academic, business, political, and innovation communities in the United States and around the world.

Center for Law, Economics & Finance

Center for Law, Economics & Finance

The Center for Law, Economics & Finance is a think tank designed as a focal point in Washington, DC for the study and debate of major issues in economic and financial law confronting the United States and the global community. 

Sustainable Energy Initiative

Sustainable Energy Initiative

The Sustainable Energy Initiative is a thought-leadership platform for the consideration and development of energy policy.

Cybersecurity Law Initiative

Cybersecurity Law Initiative

The Cybersecurity Law Initiative was launched in January 2017 to bring together the law school's nationally recognized strengths with expertise from across the university.

Global Internet Freedom Project

Global Internet Freedom Project

Established by Professors Nunziato and Carrillo, the Global Internet Freedom Project presents a range of timely topics addressing global internet free speech and human rights issues.

Political Law Studies Initiative

Political Law Studies Initiative

GW’s Political Law Studies Initiative capitalizes on the law school’s unique location, faculty, courses, alumni, and students to provide an intensive curriculum for studying political law.

Institute for Constitutional History

Institute for Constitutional History

The Institute for Constitutional History (ICH) is the nation’s premier institute dedicated to ensuring that future generations of Americans understand the substance and historical development of the U.S. Constitution.

Competition Law Center

Competition Law Center

The Competition Law Center (CLC) promotes the effective design and implementation of competition law systems in the United States and abroad. 

Visiting Scholars Program

International & Comparative Law Visiting Scholars Program

Distinguished foreign law professors and practicing lawyers are invited to visit the Law School for limited periods of time.

Technology Academics Policy

Technology | Academics | Policy

GW Law is a participating institution in Technology | Academics | Policy (TAP), a forum for academics leading the dialogue on the impact of technological innovation in areas including intellectual property, cloud computing, competition policy, economic growth, and privacy and security.

Complex Litigation Center

James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center

The mission of the James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center is to provide federal and state judges, court administrators, lawyers and public policy makers with comprehensive information about complex litigation in the United States and alternative methods for managing such cases fairly and efficiently.

Center for Intellectual Property Studies

Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies

The Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies, co-directed by Professors Martin J. Adelman and Robert Brauneis and Associate Dean John Whealan, sponsors research and activities on a broad range of intellectual property issues.