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Georgetown Law Closed: Wednesday, March 21

The Law Center is closed today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, due to inclement weather. All activities and services, including scheduled events (student organization meetings and events, CLE, and conferences), are canceled. On-site classes will not be held in person and will be held according to the faculty member’s instructional continuity plan. All administrative offices are closed. The food services operation, fitness center and Early Learning Center are closed. The library is closed. It is expected that only designated emergency employees will come to the Law Center to fulfill their responsibilities. All others -- including students, staff, faculty, and visitors -- are expected not come to the Law Center, which will not be staffed to support anything other than essential life safety and snow/ice clearing functions.

Past Events

December 3, 2016 - Third Annual Salmon P. Chase Lecture & Colloquium: Celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights

November 8, 2016 - Dr. Tara Smith talks about her new book "Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System" with professors Jonathan Turley and Thomas Colby. 

October 19, 2016 - "Why You Should Never Talk to the Police" with Professor James Duane (Regent University Law School) and Professor Randy Barnett


November 19, 2015 - Professor Yvonne Tew on "Comparative Originalism"


November 5, 2015 - Protecting the Right to Bear Arms: History and Challenges


November 4, 2015 - "Originalism & Criminal Law" with Professors Laura Donohue and John Stinneford


October 20, 2015 - Clark Neily & Ed Whelan Debate: "Judicial Engagement vs. Judicial Restraint"

October 8, 2015 - Terry Hake Presents "Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust"

September 22, 2015 - Dean William Treanor and Professor John Mikhail Discuss "Progressive Originalism"

September 16, 2015 - Second Annual Conversation on Originalism with Professors Marty Lederman and Larry Solum 


March 3, 2015 - Diversity Jurisdiction: Where Should Court Battles be Fought? 

February 23, 2015 - Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro and The Constitutional Accountability Center's David Gans debated the religious liberties of corporations.

Shapiro and Gans

November 19, 2014 - Professor Randy E. Barnett Presented "Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People," with Critical Commentary Presented by Professor Louis Michael Seidman.  

November 5, 2014 - Judicial Engagement: A Debate Between Libertarians and Conservatives  

September 24, 2014 - Originalism: A Conversation with Professors Lederman and Solum

 July 28, 2014 - Ambassador Chorba Speaks to Students During Seminar on The U.S. Constitution and The American Economy

 June 18, 2014 - Professor Barnett Wins 2014 Bradley Prize

 May 14, 2014 - Federalist Society Junior Scholars Colloquium

 May 13, 2014 - Young Conservative Coalition dinner

October 22, 2013 - Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

September 30, 2013 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Delivers the Inaugural Robert H. Bork Memorial Lecture [Story]

September 16, 2013 - Unprecedented: A Look Back at the Affordable Care Act Litigation [Story]

March 14, 2013 - Judicial Engagement v. Judicial Restraint: The Future of the Conservative Legal Movement

November 28, 2012 - Affordable Care Act Debate [Media Advisory]

November 20, 2012 - Georgetown Law hosts Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States [Story

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