“Our topic today is something that we normally take for granted. It’s something we ought to be able to take for granted. It’s something, sadly, that we need to start talking about and thinking about a lot more these days,” said George T. Conway III of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
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.
Sandra Bland, who died in prison after being arrested for a traffic violation. Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a seven-year-old shot and killed by police during a raid. Renisha McBride, shot and killed by a homeowner when she knocked on the door of a house. Black women in America have lost their lives, and have been subjected to other horrific injustices, just as men have been. Yet America does not often remember their names.
Georgetown Center for Asian Law Spotlights India’s LGBTQ Rights Victory, U.S.-Japan Partnership and MoreFebruary 12, 2019 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Human Rights & Immigration International & Comparative Law
Highlighting a historic human rights decision in India’s Supreme Court, the U.S.-Japan Partnership, foreign policy and much more, the Center for Asian Law is keeping Georgetown informed on important legal developments across the globe.
Perhaps no guest of a Georgetown Law student organization was ever quite so at ease speaking to Georgetown Law students as David Cole, the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Legal Director.
Almost half of all African American men have been arrested by age 23. One in three have a felony conviction. More than 500,000 are currently incarcerated. Professor Paul Butler knows this, because as a former federal prosecutor, it was his job to lock up black men. But Butler, a black man, is well aware that his own resume (which also includes Georgetown Law professor and a J.D. from Harvard) hasn’t insulated him from police bias.
Professor James Forman Jr. on "Locking Up Our Own: Race, Class, and the Politics of Mass Incarceration"November 20, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Criminal Law Juveniles Race & Law
When James Forman Jr., a former Georgetown Law and current Yale Law faculty member, was working as a public defender in Washington, D.C., in the 1990s, he represented a 15-year-old client named Brandon who had pled guilty to gun and marijuana possession. Forman was requesting probation; the prosecutor wanted Brandon sent to Oak Hill, D.C.’s now-notorious juvenile facility. The judge chose Oak Hill — to Forman’s fury. The same racial injustice that motivated him to become a public defender, he realized, was being used to lock his client away.
With latest election results, at least 104 of 138 elected and appointed officials accused of sexual misconduct will be out of office, new Georgetown Law research finds.
For Election Day 2018, we talked to the experts on the work that’s being done at Georgetown Law with respect to voting rights, election integrity, campaign finance and more. Professor Aderson François of Georgetown Law’s Voting Rights Institute;…
It was the latest roll call for 18 Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department officers and civilian personnel participating in a pioneering Georgetown Law-MPD joint fellowship program — and the first for 26 more set to walk the new beat.
Students and graduate fellows at Georgetown Law's Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic, directed by Professor Brian Wolfman, have secured a victory for a Memphis man who spent 17 years in prison — more than seven years greater than the maximum statutory sentence — for unlawful possession of ammunition.