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.
Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan visited Georgetown Law for a lively, student-led discussion of current issues in antitrust enforcement and consumer protection.
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.
Student Groups, O’Neill Institute, Office of Equity & Inclusion Host Events on the #MeToo Movement, Sexual Violence and the Path to ChangeOctober 15, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Feminism & Gender Studies
“The last few weeks have been hard — as individuals, as a community, and as a country…” said Emily Clarke (L’20), president of the Women’s Legal Alliance at Georgetown Law. “We have been forced to grapple with questions of power, gender, credibility and integrity. Some of us have dealt with this in our classes. Watching the [Supreme Court nomination] hearings and discussing their impact. Many of us have huddled with our friends and tried to attach the right words to how we are feeling. But even more of us have sat alone, wondering how this could be happening and where we are supposed to go from here.”
When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993 — and when her colleague Justice Stephen Breyer was nominated in 1994 — there was “a true bipartisan spirit in our Congress…” she said. The late Senators Ted Kennedy and Strom Thurmond, for example, had a very good working relationship, she noted. “I hope that I will live to see that spirit of collegiality restored in our legislature.”
“Last term was a term of blockbusters, most of which fizzled out,” said Professor Irv Gornstein, as he introduced Georgetown Law’s annual Supreme Court Institute press preview on September 17. “This term, by contrast, doesn’t have any blockbusters to begin with — but I think a more accurate caption for this term is the calm before the storm. We’re headed for a whole new world, and the only real question, I think, is how far we are going to go and how fast we are going to get there.”
Thirty years separate their law degrees, but Scott Fein (L’75) and Andy Ayers (L’05) share a philosophy — and a project.
On the wall of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a photo of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is one of the first images Georgetown Law 1L students see as they get in the elevator to make the trip “back in time.”
A brand-name hotel and luxury apartment building towering over an empty lot in Northwest Washington, D.C., are stark reminders of what Professor Anthony Cook’s unique mixed-income “intentional community” concept is up against. Cook brought his…
If there were an award given for serendipity, Keonna Carter (LL.M.’13) would certainly win.
2018 “Color of Surveillance” Conference Examines Government Monitoring of American Religious MinoritiesJuly 24, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Technology, Communication, and Intellectual Property
On June 26, the Supreme Court upheld Presidential Proclamation 9645, restricting the entry into the United States of persons from eight foreign states.