“I committed a violent crime. But I am not a violent criminal.”
Project ABLE (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) will support law enforcement agencies across the country in building a successful culture of peer intervention, also known as active bystandership.
Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy Presents “Fulfilling Olmstead: Community Living for People with Disabilities”November 6, 2019 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination
Respecting persons with disabilities, “there is still [so much] to do in so many ways,” said Professor Peter Edelman, speaking at the Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy’s Volume 27 Symposium on November 1: “Fulfilling Olmstead: Community…
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan), one of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress, was born to Palestinian parents. Her father came to the United States at 19, with a fourth-grade education. His first job was at the Ford plant outside of Detroit. He became a member of the United Auto Workers. And he would inspire his 14 children with respect to labor rights.
Twelve-year-old activist Naomi Wadler, who spoke at the March for Our Lives in 2018 and who already serves as a youth advisor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, says that when black girls play, “it’s not seen as play.”
When Megan Lipsky (L’21) was preparing to go to Georgetown Law from the University of Miami in the summer of 2018, she learned about a new Georgetown program called RISE. Officially launched last year, RISE is designed to support incoming J.D. students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in law school and lawyering — including but not limited to racial, ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic, and first-generation college backgrounds.
Lamiya Rahman (C’08, L’14) and Pepis Rodriguez (L’15) never met the plaintiff, but they knew the legal challenges she faced as an unwed mother in Kenya. Back in 2013, as students in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law, they had drafted a complaint and brief to be filed on her behalf in Africa.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke to a packed auditorium at Georgetown Law on Tuesday, July 2, discussing gender equality in her personal life and in the law with two of her former law clerks: Ruthanne Deutsch (L’04, LL.M.’16) of…
Reconstruction and the “Unfinished Revolution”: A Conversation for the Graduates Between Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Georgetown Law Dean William M. TreanorMay 15, 2019 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Faculty
The story of Reconstruction and its overthrow, after only a dozen years, said Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “shatters all notions that history is a straight line, drawn inexorably towards progress. And in that shattering is a lesson for all of us: vigilance.”
As a child in rural Montana, Jenadee Nanini (L’17, LL.M.’18) knew at an early age that her parents had hearts for those in need.
“Just as our recent wars have mostly been against those who are poor, those who can easily be demonized and viewed as ‘other’ by the average American — so too, our criminal law has tended to be enforced primarily and disproportionately against the poor and people of color,” said Professor Rosa Brooks, who was installed as Georgetown Law’s inaugural Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy on March 20.