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Prince George's County, Maryland, high school students visit Georgetown Law on Wednesday, February 13.

Office of Admissions Invites High Schoolers to Visit Georgetown Law as Part of Early Outreach

February 14, 2019 Campus Life Our Alumni Congress Faculty/Staff

Visiting Professor M. Tia Johnson — a former assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Homeland Security who teaches national security — doesn’t see teenagers in her classes very often. But Visiting Professor Charisma Howell, the director of Georgetown Law’s Street Law program, is used to teaching high school students.

Diana Khleif (LL.M.’14), who now teaches at Hebron University at Palestine, credits her career success to Georgetown Law and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), the London program she participated in during Spring 2013. Khleif participated in CTLS's 10th anniversary event in London on November 30, 2018. (Photos by Dolly Clew for CTLS/Georgetown Law.)

“My Country Is Not My Limit”: Center for Transnational Legal Studies is Shaping Lives, Careers

January 28, 2019 Human Rights & Immigration International & Comparative Law Our Alumni Faculty/Staff

Diana Khleif (LL.M.’14) was studying law at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem when she joined the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London in Spring 2013. CTLS was created by Georgetown Law and nine partner law schools around the globe to provide students and faculty with an international, comparative and transnational law experience unlike any other.

In Memoriam: Professor Norman Birnbaum

January 11, 2019 Faculty/Staff

Norman Birnbaum, a leading intellectual of the 20th Century left who taught at Georgetown Law for 22 years and remained actively involved with the Law Center in retirement, passed away on Jan. 4. He was 92.

Georgetown Law Professor from Practice Jennifer Hillman testified on November 27 on Capitol Hill, before a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee.

Georgetown Law Professor from Practice Jennifer Hillman Testifies Before Congress on the Need for a Stronger WTO

November 28, 2018 International Economic Law International & Comparative Law Faculty/Staff

“The problems that we are confronting, whether that’s the struggle around the world for good jobs that pay a living wage, whether that’s climate change, whether that’s the widening of the wealth gap or the rise of extremism and threats to national security — these are not problems…that can be solved by the United States alone,” Georgetown Law Professor from Practice Jennifer Hillman told a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on November 27.

Professor Alicia Plerhoples with Virginia Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy in "Campaigning for Public Office" on November 7. The course is co-taught by Adjunct Professor Zakiya Thomas.

Results Are In: ‘Campaigning’ Class a Win

November 27, 2018 Congress Faculty/Staff Election Law

Nicqelle Godfrey would not take no for an answer.
Godfrey (L’20) was number 13 on the wait list for “Campaigning for Public Office,” a nonpartisan simulation course offered for the first time in Fall 2018 at Georgetown Law. The course had a 20-student limit, but nearly 40 had signed up.

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.