2016 Iron Tech Lawyer Competition

Posted on April 25, 2016

WHAT:Georgetown Law Iron Tech Lawyer: Access to Justice Edition: Iron Tech Lawyer is a competition held at Georgetown Law. Student teams present apps built in our “Technology, Innovation and Access to the Civil Justice System” class,...

2016 Dash Conference: Protecting the World’s Children

Posted on April 21, 2016

The 2016 Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights on April 11 focused on protecting the fundamental rights of the youngest and most vulnerable members of society: the world’s children. The event began by examining access to...

Voting Rights Institute Asks Department of Justice to Investigate Daphne, Ala. for Possible Voting Rights Violations

Posted on April 14, 2016

The Voting Rights Institute today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Daphne, Alabama, City Council’s March 21 decision to reduce the number of polling places in the city from five to two....

Report by Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality: Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs

Posted on April 13, 2016

 The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality has released a new report, “Lessons Learned From 40 Years of Subsidized Employment Programs.” The report examines what works in subsidized jobs programs, finding these programs to be cost-effective ways...

“Color of Surveillance” Conference Explores Racial Bias of Government Monitoring

Posted on April 13, 2016

What is the Color of Surveillance? To some, it’s a “racial gaze,” a system that demands a submissive response from those persons being watched. It’s present in schools, where children are looked on with suspicion just...

Report by Human Rights Institute, Women’s Refugee Commission, Calls for Policies That Ensure All Children’s Access to School

Posted on April 11, 2016

Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America – according to a...