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February 5, 2014GW Law Alumni and Admitted Student ReceptionWashington, D.C. February 21, 2014Government Contracts LuncheonWashington, D.C. February 22, 2014Law Revue Pre-Show ReceptionWashington, D.C. March 4, 2014GW Law Alumni and Admitted Student ReceptionLos Angeles March 5, 2014GW Law Alumni...
Since its launch more than 20 years ago, the World Wide Web has become an open-air cyber marketplace for exchanging ideas, viewpoints, and messages. But in light of the complex rights issues that arise with those freedoms, some companies and governments rein in what people can share and become...
GW Law and Estrella LLC co-hosted the first annual Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in April. Estrella LLC is one of the oldest law firms in Puerto Rico. Alberto Estrella, managing partner of the firm, is a graduate of GW Law. Early in 2012, he contacted David Johnson,...
Lawrence A. Cunningham, Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law, published three books this past year and traveled around the country for various book talks. In order, he released Contracts in the Real World: Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter, The AIG Story, and the...
Vinod Gupta created The Ben Gupta Endowed Fund for International Legal Education. The $1 million endowed scholarship will support students from developing countries seeking JD or LLM degrees, and those pursuing educational opportunities at the Law School on a non-degree basis. The fund is named for...
“Laying the Foundation for a Sustainable Energy Future: Legal and Policy Challenges” was the subject of the 2013 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Conference. The first of an anticipated series of meetings exploring the evolution of U.S. energy networks, the conference brought together leaders...
Would a U.S. cyber “takedown” of an unwitting foreign host for terrorists require congressional approval under the War Powers Resolution, and can courts entertain this question? 
SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro, JD ’80, and former Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan delivered keynote addresses at C-LEAF’s Fourth Annual Regulatory Reform Symposium.
GW Law is now home to the Federal Communications Law Journal (FCLJ) of the Federal Communications Bar Association—expanding the school’s list of student-operated scholarly journals to eight.  When petitioning to host the FCLJ in 2011, GW Law’s Student Bar Association and the Cyberlaw...
In his article “Formulation and Enforcement of ‘Amazon’ Taxes,” published in the Feb. 4 issue of State Tax Notes, Gordon Yu, JD, MBA ’13, discusses the laws that states can choose to pursue in order to recoup taxes from online retailers such as Amazon. Mr. Yu published the paper during his...
This spring as Patrick Rigney, JD ’13, was wrapping up his law school studies, he was named by Inside Lacrosse as a 2013 Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association Academic All-American.  Mr. Rigney played for the George Washington University’s lacrosse team as a defensive midfielder; he was the...
Each year GW’s Student Bar Association, with the assistance of the Dean of Students office, honors student groups and members for their events and programming. This year’s Best Student Organization Award went to District Record Sealing Service—a pro bono project started by students (with help...
Lambda Law, with the support of the Career Center, hosted its annual diversity networking reception in March. The event filled the first floor of Lerner and Stockton Halls with students, faculty, and practitioners.  
Joel Meister, a part-time JD student, received the 2013 Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Law Scholarship for his paper on financing solar energy. The prize is presented each year for the best paper written by a GW Law JD, LLM, or SJD student in the field of environmental law.
GW Law celebrated the 35th anniversary of its annual Patricia Roberts Harris Awards Banquet in May. One of GW Law’s most distinguished alumni, the Hon. Patricia Roberts Harris, JD ’60, graduated first in her class and was the first African American woman to represent the United States as an...
Melinda Dudley, JD ’13, served as a research assistant for Harold H. Greene Professor of Law Naomi R. Cahn during her final year of law school, working on issues such as the laws behind our digital assets—-an emerging area in which Professor Cahn’s work is at the forefront.  Among other...
The Law School recently announced the appointments of Naomi Cahn as the Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, Orin Kerr and F. Scott Kieff as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professors of Law, and Jonathan Siegel as the F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law.
The American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee’s “Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award” was presented to Professor Joan Schaffner at the ABA Annual Meeting in August in San Francisco.  The award recognizes exceptional work by an Animal Law Committee member who,...
GW Law Professors Jerome A. Barron and Alberto Benítez were honored in November 2012 with Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Awards for inspiring former students to make significant contributions to society. They joined 20 distinguished professors from universities around the United States who received the...
A recent report from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), an online depository for scholarly articles and research papers, shows George Washington University Law School faculty papers are among the most downloaded publications in the legal world. 
The New York Bar will require anyone admitted by examination after Jan. 1, 2015, to document that they have performed 50 hours of pro bono service, including clinics, externships, and some paid opportunities. The rule may also have an impact on recent alumni, since New York allows admission on...
A record 120 members of GW Law’s Class of 2013 were recognized for volunteering 22,459 pro bono hours—the largest-ever contribution from a graduating class. Graduating JD students who complete 60 hours or more of pro bono legal services and LLM students contributing 20 or more hours are...
The Law School has partnered with the university’s Cancer Institute to create the GW Cancer Pro Bono Project.  The project, which connects patients with GW Law students who work under the supervision of attorneys, helps cancer patients with basic legal issues relating to advance...
Howard Rudge, JD ‘64, retired senior vice president of DuPont Corp., awarded a cash prize of $5,000 to Caitlin Clarke, JD ‘13, for her paper on reducing youth unemployment. The Howard J. Rudge “Creative Solutions” Competition called for papers highlighting a creative solution to a serious...
Brittany Haglund and Michelle “Elle” Ross, 2013 graduates of GW’s National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations LLM program, have been selected for highly competitive positions in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. 
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