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The Color of Surveillance: Georgetown Law Conference to Explore Racial Bias of Government Monitoring
As Congress prepares to consider renewal of a powerful NSA surveillance authority next year and explores reforms to the nation’s criminal justice system, a Georgetown Law conference will examine the long-standing disproportionate impact that government surveillance has had on the black community.
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Panel Reviews Key Cases in Supreme Court’s Current Term
The second half of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term will feature cases on some of the most contentious issues the court has considered, according to a panel of Supreme Court experts who recently spoke at Georgetown Law.
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Professor Byrne
Professor Peter Byrne Appointed Baumgartner Chair in Real Property Law
Georgetown Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor J. Peter Byrne as the John Hampton Baumgartner, Jr. Chair in Real Property Law. Professor Byrne will be formally installed as the inaugural chair at a ceremony in the 2016 spring semester.
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Kristin Henning
Law Center Establishes Williams Research Professorships
The purpose of the Williams Research Professorships is to recognize and support the scholarly activities of recently tenured members of the Georgetown Law faculty. Each year starting in 2016, two Williams Research Professors will be appointed to three-year terms.
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Sovereign Debt Experts Gather for DebtCon1
Participants braved a blizzard to attend, but when the curtain rose on the DebtCon1 conference, the room was filled with some of the world’s foremost authorities on sovereign debt. And Twitter followers created a flurry of their own at #DebtCon1.
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2016 Report on the State of the Legal Market
2016 Report on the State of the Legal Market
Law firm leaders need to make bold, proactive changes in how legal services are delivered if firms are to thrive in the rapidly changing legal marketplace. That is among the findings of the "2016 Report on the State of the Legal Market."
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Spring Interview Program
Registration is open for the Georgetown Law Spring Interview Program. SIP is a pre-screened interview program, free of charge, that will be held from February 1 - April 8, 2016. Employers may register via e-mail by sending contact information and hiring criteria to Sabrina James, manager of legal recruitment. For more information about SIP, please contact Kia Scipio (, associate director of small and medium firm initiatives.
Law Center in the News
"What’s Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates," coverage on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, featuring Professor Paul Butler.
"The Color of Surveillance,", an opinion piece in Slate by Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology.
"Federal lawmakers query colleges on endowments," coverage in The Boston Globe, quoting Professor Brian Galle.
Alumni in the News
"Value Added: These health-care entrepreneurs try to keep win streak going," coverage by the Washington Post, featuring Ethan D. Leder (L’87).
"How Cvent's CEO Turned a Dying Startup Into a Software Heavyweight," coverage in DC Inno, featuring Reggie Aggarwal (L’00).
"The Wachtell Way of E-Discovery," coverage in The American Lawyer, featuring Maura Grossman (L’99).
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