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Outgoing Georgetown Law Journal Editor-in-Chief Alexis Marvel, L'24, and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the 2024 Georgetown Law Journal banquet.

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Addresses Georgetown Law Journal Banquet

May 2, 2024 Campus News Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Our Alumni Students

Former United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch called upon students, alumni and faculty to remember the power of the law to protect people and secure justice at The Georgetown Law Journal’s 11th annual alumni banquet on April 24. Living up to the ideals of justice, she said, “is our highest and best purpose as lawyers — and in my view, as citizens.”

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.

Georgetown Law’s Judicial Innovation Fellowship Begins Transforming America’s Courts

September 25, 2023 Campus News Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Impacting Change Press Releases Public Interest & Community Service Technology, Communication, and Intellectual Property

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Judicial Innovation Fellowship’s (JIF) inaugural fellow class started work today to develop technology solutions for improving justice in America. The first-of-its-kind program, incubating at Georgetown Law, brings experienced…

(L-R) Commission Staff Director Mauro Morales, Professor Victoria Nourse and her husband, Richard Cupitt

Professor Victoria Nourse Appointed to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

March 29, 2023 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Faculty Impacting Change

President Joe Biden has appointed Professor Victoria Nourse to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal agency whose mission is “to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws.”  Nourse, who is the Ralph V. Whitworth Professor in Law, was sworn in earlier this month as one of eight commissioners and will serve a six-year term.

Deborah Archer, ACLU President and Associate Dean and Professor of Clinical Law at NYU, presented the keynote talk at a Georgetown Law symposium on legal clinics and racial justice.

ACLU President Challenges Law School Clinics to Push for Systemic Change and Racial Justice

March 13, 2023 Campus News Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Clinics Faculty Impacting Change Our Alumni Public Interest & Community Service Race & Law

Some ninety professors, activists, students, lawyers and other stakeholders from across the country gathered at Georgetown Law March 3 for a day-long symposium titled “Promoting Justice: Advancing Racial Equity through Student Practice in Legal Clinics…