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Professor Sheryll Cashin, seated between Professor Jill Morrison and Professor Paul Butler, at "Can I Live? Black Women's Lives in America" at Georgetown Law on February 11.

“Can I Live?” Examines Black Women’s Lives in America

February 15, 2019 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Feminism & Gender Studies Race & Law

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.

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.

Professor Jamillah Bowman Williams speaks at "Taking Women, Survivors, & Government Institutions Seriously: An Open Dialogue for the Community in the Aftermath of the Confirmation Hearings" at Georgetown Law on October 10.

Student Groups, O’Neill Institute, Office of Equity & Inclusion Host Events on the #MeToo Movement, Sexual Violence and the Path to Change

October 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.”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke to Georgetown Law students in Hart Auditorium on September 26.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks to Georgetown Law 1L, LL.M. Students

September 28, 2018 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Feminism & Gender Studies Constitutional Law & Theory

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.”