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New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood (L’69, H’19) (center, with Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor), received the Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Law Alumni Public Service Award at the Reunion 2019 Gala. Devarieste Curry (L’84)(left), Beth McCann (L’74), Ann Beth Stebbins (C’86, L’94), and Donald S. Burris (L’69)(right), were each honored with the Paul R. Dean Alumni Award.

Georgetown Law Celebrates Reunion Weekend 2019

October 28, 2019 Our Alumni

Georgetown Law does things right — including a record-breaking Reunion Weekend 2019 with more than 2000 alumni, faculty, staff, and guests attending from around the world. Among the highlights during the three days of festivities October 18 to 20 was the annual Reunion Gala at the National Building Museum, where five alumni were honored for their contributions to the community and to Georgetown Law.

Brian Wallach (L'07) founded a nonprofit, I AM ALS, after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Brian Wallach (L’07): Combining Forces in the Fight Against ALS

August 8, 2019 Health Law Impacting Change Our Alumni

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) and Brian Banks celebrated in 2012 after Banks's wrongful conviction was reversed by a California court. This scene outside the courthouse is depicted in the "Brian Banks" movie, in theaters on August 9, with Greg Kinnear playing Brooks and Aldis Hodge playing Banks. (Photo Courtesy California Innocence Project.)

Justin Brooks (LL.M.’92) Gives the "Brian Banks” Movie its Happy Ending

August 8, 2019 Criminal Law Our Alumni

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.