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As a child, Wendy Greene, LLM ’09, was inspired by her parents, both of whom were public school teachers and student activists in Columbia, S.C., during the civil rights movement. “I knew going into law school that I would one day become a law professor,” says the award-winning teacher at Samford...
The Hon. Lee F. Satterfield, JD ’83, followed three simple rules of his father as a young man: “get a good education, pass the bar, and help others,” he told a group of first-year GW Law students visiting his court. He kept to this simple creed as a law student at GW and now as chief judge of...
Congratulations go to GW Law’s Environmental and Energy Law Program on receiving the 2014 ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy. The award, presented at the ABA annual meeting in August, recognizes the collective...
Nicholas Bryner, JD ‘12, returned to GW Law this fall as the new environmental program fellow.  While at GW, Mr. Bryner simultaneously earned a master’s degree in Latin American and hemispheric studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs. 
Adrienne Thompson joined  GW Law this fall as the new energy law scholar and research associate.  A native of the Pacific Northwest, she spent two years traveling in South America and studying Mandarin Chinese in Beijing before attending Lewis & Clark Law School to study environmental...
The 2014 Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Law Scholarship was awarded to Molly Masterton for her paper, “Promoting Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy and Managing Environmental Risk: Toward an Adaptive Management Strategy.”  Ms. Masterton’s innovative paper highlights the...
GW Law’s Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) welcomed its new advisory board this spring. The board, composed of alumni and other prominent energy practitioners, provides financial support and strategic direction for SEI. 
As part of GW Law’s Sustainable Energy Initiative, many faculty and students have been actively involved in a Community of Practice (CoP) on the Legal Aspects of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All). 
The 2014 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium, co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and the University of Houston Law Center, brought together dozens of experts from the federal government, academic institutions, and NGOs to discuss the role of planning in federal...
Laurie S. Kohn, associate professor of clinical law and director of the Family Justice Litigation Clinic, is serving for the second time on the D.C. Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board (DVFRB), following her confirmation in May by the D.C. City Council. The board seeks to use the tragic...
GW Law’s Small Business and Community Economic Development (SBCED) Clinic has joined the International Transactions Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School and the Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center to form the Social Enterprise Clinical...
The Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), founded by Professor Joan S. Meier, hosted a 10th anniversary party last fall to recognize its decade of accomplishments and to honor those who have supported its work over the past decade. Celebrity guest Robin...
The Center for Law, economics, and Finance hosted its fourth annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes in February. Organized and chaired by Professor Lisa M. Fairfax, the event supports and recognizes the work of young legal scholars in...
“The Road Traveled: Assessing Dodd-Frank Five Years After the Crisis,” was the theme of C-LEAF’s fifth annual fall symposium last year. C-LEAF convenes a financial regulatory reform symposium each year to discuss the financial crisis and the Dodd-Frank Act.   Last fall...
Academics, policymakers, and regulators gathered in May to discuss the use and potential misuse of cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The two-day event, titled “Critiquing Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation,” was co-hosted by C-LEAF and covered topics ranging from methods to improve CBA...
C-LEAF presented the first of a series of symposiums on the Federal Reserve and the nation’s banking system. The event, which brought together distinguished participants from academia, government, industry, and the press, covered the Fed’s role in setting monetary policy, its influence in the...
Five years after the start of the financial crisis, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who serves on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and a panel of experts visited GW Law last fall to discuss lessons learned. 
When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor officially dedicated the renovated Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics last year, she had a profound message for the law school community: “Law is about service.” “We are the only profession that as part of our professional association credo...
Search the web for criminal procedure and computer crime law expert Orin S. Kerr, and phrases such as “terrifyingly prolific” and “universally cited” appear over and over again—not surprising for someone whose scholarship has been cited in more than 150 judicial opinions and almost 2,000...
The Law Association for Women (L.A.W.) and the GW Law Alumni Association honored Peggy Zwisler, JD ’76, as the 2014 recipient of the Belva Lockwood Award at a spring luncheon.  Each year, L.A.W. students select a successful and inspiring alumna to be honored at the event championing female...
GW Law lost a beloved member of the law school community April 24, when C. Thomas Dienes, Lyle T. Alverson Professor Emeritus of Law, passed away at the age of 74.
Congratulations go to Professor Gregory E. Maggs, who graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., in July after completing a demanding two-year course. Professor Maggs was honored at the graduation ceremony with a writing award for his outstanding paper “Cyber Attack: A Declared U.S...
Stephen A. Saltzburg, the Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, received an American Bar Association (ABA) Grassroots Advocacy Award at an April ceremony on Capitol Hill. The award, presented by the ABA Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs, recognizes...
GW Law congratulates Alfreda Robinson, associate dean for trial advocacy, on receiving the prestigious Heman Marion Sweatt Award from the National Bar Association (NBA). The award honors individuals engaged in barrier-breaking work who display a commitment to excellence. 
The Army JAG Corps selected six students from GW Law and one alternate, twice as many as any other law school, for active-duty commission in fiscal year 2014.  The students were among a group of 81 chosen through a highly competitive application process. In addition to receiving help from...
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