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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."

Cedric Asiavugwa (L'19), right, is pictured with an educator from a New York City high school at St. Aloysius High School in Nairobi, where he worked before coming to Georgetown Law. He continued to work with the school remotely as a law student, until his death on March 10 (photo courtesy Father Terry Charlton, S.J.)

Students, Faculty, Staff Remember Cedric Asiavugwa (L’19)

March 15, 2019 Campus News Human Rights & Immigration Public Interest & Community Service

Nicole Fauster (L’20) met Cedric Asiavugwa (L’19), her Georgetown Law public interest mentor, in the fall of 2017, when she entered Georgetown Law as a member of its Public Interest Law Scholars program.

They were in the same mentorship group in PILS, later known as the Blume Public Interest Scholars Program. In her second year, as president of the Muslim Law Students Association, Fauster also worked with Cedric, as the friendly 3L worked in Campus Ministry.

“He was Campus Ministry’s go-to guy,” Fauster said. “I definitely saw him on a very regular basis, putting together programming…whenever you passed by Campus Ministry, he was at that table, doing work, assisting the chaplains. One of the reasons I would go to Campus Ministry when I was going from class to class was to say hi to Cedric. He is definitely going to be someone whose loss will be deeply felt.”

Prince George's County, Maryland, high school students visit Georgetown Law on Wednesday, February 13.

Office of Admissions Invites High Schoolers to Visit Georgetown Law as Part of Early Outreach

February 14, 2019 Campus News Congress Faculty Our Alumni

Visiting Professor M. Tia Johnson — a former assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Homeland Security who teaches national security — doesn’t see teenagers in her classes very often. But Visiting Professor Charisma Howell, the director of Georgetown Law’s Street Law program, is used to teaching high school students.

Georgetown Law 1Ls in Professor Thalia Gonzalez's “Restorative Justice” class participate in a talking circle during Week One. Week One classes are developed by Georgetown Law faculty to mirror situations that lawyers may face in the real world, from conflict resolution to teambuilding.

1Ls Build Practical Skills Early with Week One Simulations

January 13, 2019 Campus News

One week into the new year, Georgetown Law students sat in a rearranged classroom, in two concentric circles. In the center, the flame of a small candle flickered on the floor, surrounded by a wooden elephant from India, a frisbee, a running shoe, a ring from Rwanda made from melted down padlocks, a family photo and a watch.