Professor Mary Sarah Bilder, one of the country’s most accomplished historians with expertise in legal and constitutional history, delivered the 2019 Thomas F. Ryan Lecture at Georgetown Law on March 6.
Georgetown Law Journal Editor in Chief (2018-2019) MJ Kirsch (L'19), Judge Thomas Hardiman (L'90), Dean William M. Treanor and Editor in Chief (2019-2020) Grace Paras (L'20) at the Journal's Annual Alumni Banquet March 30.
“We live in very, very challenging times — times when it is said that our democracy struggles...,” Professor Victoria Nourse said, following her installation as the inaugural Ralph V. Whitworth Professor of Law in February. “One might think…
“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.
Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Reporters Committee in CNN v. TrumpNovember 13, 2018 Constitutional Law & Theory
On the same day that CNN and Jim Acosta sued President Trump and White House officials for suspending Acosta’s press credentials following a November 7 press conference, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the…
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.
One of the things Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan learned when she was dean of a law school is that lawyers do public service — and pro bono work — in many different capacities.
“ What happens when you replace a Justice Kennedy…with a Justice Kavanaugh, who is an originalist textualist? All of the sudden, you might start to see, for the first time in our lives, originalist majority opinions,” said Professor Randy Barnett…
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.”
As Georgetown Law alumni including Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) were making their voices heard on Capitol Hill regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Day Three of the confirmation hearings, Georgetown Law professors across town were offering their insights on what a future Justice Kavanaugh could mean for the Court.