A Salvadoran man will be able to stay in the United States thanks to his two student-lawyers (now alumni), their mentors at Georgetown Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic and a precedent-setting decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
When Megan Lipsky (L’21) was preparing to go to Georgetown Law from the University of Miami in the summer of 2018, she learned about a new Georgetown program called RISE. Officially launched last year, RISE is designed to support incoming J.D. students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law school and lawyering — including but not limited to racial, ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic, and first-generation college backgrounds.
Today, new technologies are created faster than regulation can keep up — and the legal issues are not always easy to predict. Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy hosts an annual program for congressional staff to help address that gap. This year’s program, the Institute’s third such event, explored the business models, legal frameworks and real-world impact of new and emerging technologies.
WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law is pleased to welcome Michael Dreeben, former deputy solicitor general of the United States, as a Distinguished Lecturer from Government for the 2019-2020 academic year. “In his 30 years of extraordinary public service…
For rising Georgetown Law 3L Rachel North, meeting Ella Barnes-Williams marked a turning point, an eye-opener ― and undoubtedly what North will one day recall as the start of a successful career in civil legal advocacy.
In November 2017, doctors handed Brian Wallach (L’07) a diagnosis that no one in their thirties expects to hear: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
But Wallach, a corporate partner at Skadden who worked for four years as a federal prosecutor, is not about to let anyone or anything determine the course of his own life. In January 2019, he launched a patient-led nonprofit called I AM ALS.
Justin Brooks (LL.M.'92) traces the success in his academic career to Georgetown Law. Now a professor at the California Western School of Law and a co-founder of the California Innocence Project, he once supervised Georgetown Law students teaching classes in Lorton Prison — teaching inmates about their legal rights and helping them with legal issues. After his two-year fellowship with Georgetown Law’s Street Law Program led to an LL.M. in 1992, Brooks spent another year at Georgetown as assistant director of a Street Law Corrections Clinic.
During the last fiscal year, Georgetown Law’s alumni community, foundations and friends contributed a record-breaking $40 million in gifts and pledges to the school, shattering the previous year’s record of $30 million. “The last four years have…
“Some of us have lived with a king, and we didn’t like kings,” Professor Charles Abernathy told the 83 international LL.M. students from 30 countries gathered in Room 205. “Some of us have lived with Parliaments, where Parliaments held all the power, and we didn’t like the Parliaments.”
More than half the nation’s estimated 6 million disenfranchised citizens are formerly incarcerated Americans living in states with “modern poll tax” requirements, says report by Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic and the Campaign Legal Center