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...
The American Law Institute (ALI) announced the election of 69 new members, among them Professor Edward T. Swaine and Daniel J. Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law.  ALI elects individuals who “reflect the excellence and diversity of today’s legal profession” and who have a...
The Law Library of Congress presented the final Guggenheim lecture by Orin S. Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law.  Professor Kerr discussed his article “The Next Generation Privacy Act,” which argues that Congress should repeal the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986...
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies named Professor Spencer A. Overton as its new interim president and CEO.  The D.C.-based organization provides research and analysis to inform major policy debates, with an overarching mission to improve the socioeconomic status and political...
Jonathan R. Siegel, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law, organized more than 100 law professors to oppose a potential change to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  The Advisory Committee on Civil Rules recently proposed eliminating the Appendix on Forms currently in...
Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, and his team of GW Law students emerged victorious in their multiyear court battle on behalf of the Sister Wives family. A federal district court ruled that part of an anti-polygamy law in Utah violates the First...
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