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Lisner Auditorium was packed for the 64th annual Jacob Burns Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, as four finalists went head-to-head in oral arguments before a distinguished bench anchored by Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court. The justice was joined on the...
GW Law’s 2014 Reunion Weekend was packed with fun events and poignant award ceremonies, but it also provided alumni with opportunities for serious discussions about important topics in the law. The issue of women in the law was a major focus of this year’s Reunion Weekend, thanks in large part...
Kevin Healy and Abigail Marciniak went to Germany and made it to the semifinals of the Frankfurt International Investment Arbitration Competition. They advanced to the playoffs where they defeated American University in the Sweet 16 as well as the University of Bratislava in the quarterfinals. In...
Gideon’s Promise announced its 2014 Law School Partnership Program class, composed of 15 recent law school graduates poised to join a group of public defenders committed to transforming criminal justice. Three 2014 GW Law graduates were chosen for the program’s inaugural class: Adam Pienciak, Jack...
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your practice. A: I am an equity partner at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C., and co-lead the firm’s Procurement Fraud/False Claims Act and Health Care Litigation teams. My primary practice is devoted to the representation of government...
For the 2013–14 academic YEAR, Professor Robert Brauneis served as the inaugural Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence at the U.S. Copyright Office, a position that allows leading copyright academics to spend time conducting research and working on mutually beneficial projects. Professor...
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague selected Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo, LLM ‘14, to serve as a law clerk for the 2014-2015 term.  The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, in support of the clerkship, awarded Mr. Di Giacomo Toledo with its International Law Fellowship,...
The World Bank, in conjunction with GW Law, hosted a broadly attended colloquium on suspension and debarment, a tool used to blacklist irresponsible, corrupt, or otherwise unqualified contractors. 
Yvette Butler and Sara Loop Bell won the ABA Forum on Communications Law’s 6th Annual First Amendment & Media Law Diversity Moot Court in Aventura, Fla., and also won best brief. The ABA funded their participation in the competition. 
Thomas Collery and Derek Woodman won the University of North Carolina’s 37th annual J. Braxton Craven Jr. Memorial Moot Court Competition, and Mr. Woodman was selected best oralist. The final bench consisted of Judge William Lindsay Osteen Jr., Middle District of North Carolina; Judge Albert...
Jennifer Babaie, Elizabeth Graffeo, Spencer Piatt, Jonathan Shiao, and Austen Walsh made it to the semifinal round in the Jessup Mid-Atlantic Super-Regional Moot Court. Mr. Piatt was named 2nd Best Oralist and Ms. Graffeo, 7th Best Oralist. Susan Karamanian, associate dean for international and...
Samuel Dillon and Saurabh Prabhakar made it to the quarterfinals of the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Silicon Valley Regional Competition in California. John M. Whealan, associate dean for intellectual property law studies, coached the team. Mr. Dillon and Mr. Prabhakar won the on-...
Madeline Cohen and Ann Porter won the Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition in South Carolina. Ms. Cohen also received top honors as best oralist for the championship round. At the Federal Communications Bar Association Moot Court at Catholic University, the team of Keenan...
Mayor Vincent Gray appointed GW Law student Saif Khan to the Advisory Board for D.C. Veterans Affairs.  “This appointment will allow me to represent the voices of fellow veterans living in D.C. by advising leaders about veterans’ issues,” says Mr. Khan, an Iraq War veteran. “I hope this...
Jessica Leal, a 3L Immigration Clinic student-attorney, gave the keynote speech at a naturalization ceremony held at GW Law by the Washington, D.C., District Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Twenty young people between the ages of 14 and 22 took an oath of U.S. citizenship...
The GW Law chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) won the Cari Sietstra Award for Excellence in Organizing.  The chapter’s executive board and several 1L representatives accepted the award during the LSRJ Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regional Conference in February. The LSRJ...
In a CNN article, two GW LAW students debated their views on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Michigan’s affirmative action policy in college admissions.
Avi Kelin, JD ‘14, won the 2014 Howard J. Rudge “Creative Solutions” Competition for his paper about why and how the United States should prepare for autonomous cars.  Mr. Rudge, a 1964 GW Law alumnus and retired DuPont Corp. executive, created and endowed the competition to reward students...
Saudi Arabian television station KSA TV broadcast a feature story about the work of SJD candidate Abdulrahman Alothman.  Mr. Alothman, who previously taught law at Imam University in Saudi Arabia, came to GW to study the United States’ jury system. He believes that introducing a similar...
Eric Braese, a student in the interdisciplinary Master of Science in Government Contracts (MSGC) Program, was selected to receive the first annual National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Tysons Corner Chapter Scholarship.  A contract administrator with URS Federal Services Inc., Mr....
The U.N. International Law Commission has appointed Sean D. Murphy, GW’s Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, as a special rapporteur for crimes against humanity. 
Associate Dean Lisa M. Schenck and Professor Paul Schiff Berman received VALOR Excellence Awards in recognition of their stellar efforts on behalf of GW student military members, veterans, and their families.  A retired U.S. Army colonel, Associate Dean Schenck is working to begin on-base...
The American Library Association named Professor Lawrence A. Cunningham’s book Contracts in the Real World: Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter an “Outstanding Academic Title” in its annual Choice Awards. Professor Cunningham is GW’s Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of...
The Australian government awarded the prestigious Endeavour Executive Fellowship to Iselin Gambert, associate professor of legal research and writing, who spent two months this spring as a visiting scholar at Melbourne Law School. 
Congratulations go to Dinah L. Shelton, GW’s Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, who was awarded the Goler T. Butcher Medal by the American Society of International Law (ASIL). The medal recognizes Professor Shelton’s outstanding contributions to the development and effective realization of...
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