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Students in the course "Extradition Simulation: International Law, Human Rights, and Effective Advocacy" presented their arguments in front of a mock tribunal.

For First-Year Students, ‘Week One’ Experiential Courses Bring Learning to Life

January 24, 2024 Campus News Students

"The sentence is not grossly disproportionate to the crime committed." That was the argument guiding Camryn Simmons, L'26, as she approached the bench for a mock terrorist extradition hearing in which she represented the United States before the European Court of Human Rights. Simmons was arguing in favor of the extradition of a suspected terrorist facing the possibility of a life sentence without parole — an argument complicated not only by the intricacies of international human rights law, but also by the fact that the hypothetical suspect was 19 years old and pregnant.

An AI image generator shows what it could look like if law school classes were taught by robots.

AI & the Law… & what it means for legal education & lawyers

January 2, 2024 Campus News Faculty Our Alumni Technology, Communication, and Intellectual Property

From ChatGPT to algorithms that ace the LSAT, artificial intelligence (AI) is roiling the legal world like perhaps no technology ever has – and this is just the beginning. Georgetown Law students, faculty and alumni are on the frontlines of efforts to come to grips with the baffling range of potential benefits as well as dangers raised by this new era.

Innocence Project attorney Yosha Gunasekera advised aspiring public interest lawyers at a lunchtime event.

Top Public Interest Lawyers Visit, Teach as Georgetown Law 'Leaders-in-Residence'

December 19, 2023 Campus News Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Impacting Change Public Interest & Community Service

Some days, Innocence Project attorney Yosha Gunasekera told an audience of aspiring public interest lawyers, she feels like a cold-case detective as she combs through transcripts, autopsy records, police reports and crime scene footage in search of evidence that could exonerate clients who have been wrongfully convicted.