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The Hon. Sharon Prost, LLM ’84, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, visited GW Law in March to deliver the spring A. Sidney Katz Lecture. The chief judge offered insights from her government service career to the large audience comprising faculty members, current students,...
D. Bruce Sewell, JD ‘86, delivered the Susan N. and Augustus diZerega Jr. Lecture at the Law School’s Diploma Ceremony on May 18.  Mr. Sewell is Apple Inc.’s general counsel and senior vice president of legal and government affairs, serving on the company’s executive team and managing all...
A standing -room-only crowd observed and applauded the final round of the McKenna Long & Aldridge ‘Gilbert A. Cuneo’ Government Contracts Moot Court Competition, which was held in April at the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building. The finals were presided over by Judge Jimmie V. Reyna...
GW Law held its annual intellectual property symposium in May, co-sponsored by Mayer Brown and Pillsbury. Panels composed of members of the judiciary, law firm and corporate practitioners, and government officials covered topics including post-issuance PTO proceedings, tips and trends for...
GW Law hosted a timely colloquium on the new federal grants guidance in February. According to critics, grant expenditures are poorly regulated and subject to lackadaisical oversight despite the fact that the federal government has spent more money through grants than contracts in 11 of the past 13...
KUWAIT: Professor Steven L. Schooner traveled to Kuwait City in June to participate in a program hosted by the International Monetary Fund’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance and co-sponsored by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Senior Adviser Daniel I. Gordon...
GW Law’s interdisciplinary Master’s in Government Contracts Program, offered in conjunction with GW’s School of Business, achieved a key milestone with the admission of its 70th graduate student. The new master’s program is fast becoming the nation’s preeminent academic credential for...
GW Law hosted a comparative colloquium last fall discussing automatic cross-debarment of firms that run afoul of governments or international organizations in performing government contracts. 
GW Law, in conjunction with the ABA Sections of International Law and Public Contract Law, hosted a May colloquium celebrating the new version of the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement.  The new agreement, building on 20 years of experience and global acquisition reform, heralds the...
GW Law hosted a colloquium last fall on the new European Union procurement directives and their impact on the global public procurement market. The panel, moderated by GW Law Professor Christopher R. Yukins, included Hans-Joachim Priess, partner (Berlin), Jane Jenkins, partner (London), and Roland...
GW Law and all of legal education lost a giant on May 15. William “Bill” Pincus, JD ’53, while never a law professor, was the visionary who conceived of clinical legal education and devoted energy and funding to setting it in motion. GW’s Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics—which has been...
John F. Banzhaf III helped introduce a 50 percent smoker surcharge into the Affordable Care Act that has helped lead to a decrease in smoking; his work also helped lead to bans on e-cigarette use in no-smoking sections in many cities. He attracted three former FCC commissioners to his project to...
This summer, 17 GW Law students gained substantive legal experience through a variety of programs promoting and enhancing diversity in the legal profession. Students were invited to participate in law firm diversity programs, regional programs sponsored by law firms and corporations, and...
GW Law celebrated the legacies of three revered professors at a retirement luncheon in May, as Jack H. Friedenthal, Thomas D. Morgan, and John Andrew Spanogle Jr. retired from the law school after a combined 77 years of service. All were named professors emeriti.
February 4, 2015 GW Law Alumni and Admitted Student Reception Washington, D.C. February 19, 2015 GW Law Alumni Reception Philadelphia February 20, 2015 Government Contracts Luncheon Washington, D.C. February 21, 2015 Law Revue Reception Washington, D.C. February 25, 2015 GW Law Alumni and...
The digital revolution has changed more than how students conduct research in the law library. It has completely changed how they gather materials. It wasn’t too many years ago that the Burns Law Library could barely keep up with student demand for photocopiers. At one point the library...
GW Law is poised to take a giant leap forward following the formal launch June 20 of an ambitious, $1 billion universitywide campaign—Making History: The Campaign for GW. The record-breaking, comprehensive philanthropic effort to support GW’s vision and priorities was publicly launched this...
During law school, Arlir Amado, JD ’99, took a job as a patent researcher for a small company run out of his future business partner’s bedroom. By the time he graduated from GW Law, he and Terry Kramer had agreed to expand the business into intellectual property (IP) law. The two formed...
The late Suzanne V. Richards, BA ’48, JD ’57, LLM ’59, who died in December 2013, left a $1 million bequest to GW Law to endow a scholarship fund to support need-based grants for law school students. She earned her JD with highest honors while working fulltime, winning the John Bell Larner Award...
Thirty-five years after graduating from GW Law, five members of the Class of 1979 are still closely connected. The group members, who have kept in touch since meeting in their first-year contract class, gathered recently for their own mini reunion. Pictured at the get-together are (from left to...
Catherine Lindsey, JD ’89, didn’t follow football or basketball on television. She’d never played team sports. But she was interested in the business of sports and how the rights to sporting events were acquired. So she crammed for the job interview, impressing the entertainment industry officials...
Jeffrey Kohn, JD ’84, remembers the first time a GW Law professor called on him. “I recall standing up in torts class for what seemed like an eternity—when in actuality it was likely no more than 10 minutes—and I remember thinking, ‘Does anything I just said make sense?’” says Mr. Kohn, the...
It’s nearly impossible to stand near the dean’s office at GW Law for more than a few minutes without hearing the sound of laughter—not just a chuckle, but a deep, genuine laugh that captivates the room. Since taking the helm as the 19th dean of the George Washington University Law School in...
1960 Eugene Driker, LLM ’62, a founding member at Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, was awarded the Julian Abele Cook Jr.—Bernard A. Friedman FBA Civility Award for 2014 by the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of Michigan Chapter. The annual award recognizes a civil practitioner who is an...
Michael B. Abramowicz is co-editor, with F. Scott Kieff, and James E. Daily of Perspectives on Patentable Subject Matter, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. He also published “Screening Legal Claims Based on Third-Party Litigation Finance Agreements and Other Signals of Quality” (with...
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