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Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein delivers the luncheon keynote at "Cybercrime 2020: Revisiting the Future of Online Crime and Investigations" at Georgetown Law on November 29.

Georgetown Law, Department of Justice Co-Host “Cybercrime 2020: Revisiting the Future of Online Crime and Investigations”

November 30, 2018 Technology, Communication, and Intellectual Property Criminal Law

When Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein first became a prosecutor nearly 30 years ago, a criminal investigation of a business might have entailed executing a search warrant, going into a building, and carting out boxes of documents to review as potential evidence. Today, such records are stored in digital formats, possibly in foreign countries, generated by employees (and potential perpetrators) who might not even be on site.

Yale Law School Professor James Forman Jr., who taught at Georgetown Law from 2003 to 2011, delivered the 2018-2019 Philip A. Hart Memorial Lecture on November 15.

Professor James Forman Jr. on "Locking Up Our Own: Race, Class, and the Politics of Mass Incarceration"

November 20, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Race & Law Criminal Law Juveniles

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.

Dean William M. Treanor (second left), the Office of Alumni Affairs and Theater of Law Productions presented a reading from Aeschylus’ Eumenides in Hart Auditorium on November 14, with actors Obi Abili (left), Linda Powell (center), David Straithairn (second right) and Elizabeth Marvel (right). Professors Paul Butler, Naomi Mezey, Sherally Munshi and Julie O'Sullivan gave their reactions to the classic Greek play, which depicts the first murder trial in western culture, to start a conversation about morality and justice.

Performing Justice

November 19, 2018 Feminism & Gender Studies Criminal Law Faculty/Staff Entertainment

The jury is still out (so to speak) on whether justice was served Wednesday night at Georgetown Law’s Hart Auditorium. But those who witnessed — and participated in — the Theater of Law production of a scene from Aeschylus’ Eumenides could all agree that the night was a moving and thought-provoking success.