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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.

Barbara Underwood, Solicitor General at the Office of the Attorney General, State of New York, and the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, will each receive honorary degrees at Georgetown Law’s 2019 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. Underwood, a 1969 graduate of Georgetown Law (pictured above), will deliver the Commencement address.

2019 Georgetown Law Commencement Ceremony: Barbara Underwood (L’69), Judge Emmet G. Sullivan To Receive Honorary Degrees; Underwood To Address Law Center Graduates

May 3, 2019 Campus News Our Alumni

Barbara Underwood, Solicitor General at the Office of the Attorney General, State of New York, and the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, will each receive honorary degrees at Georgetown Law’s 2019 Commencement on Sunday, May 19. Underwood, a graduate of Georgetown Law, will deliver the Commencement address.

"We are delighted that in a few short weeks, Solicitor General Underwood and Judge Sullivan will be participating in our 147th Commencement," said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor, noting that both honorary degree recipients are distinguished members of the legal profession and tremendous role models for young lawyers. "We are especially pleased that Underwood, a member of the Georgetown Law class of 1969, will be returning to address the Class of 2019."