On Sunday, May 19, more than 1000 Georgetown Law students — 629 J.D., 446 LL.M. and 6 S.J.D. — became Georgetown Law alumni.
Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, left, and Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor, right, with honorary degree recipients Barbara Underwood (L'69)(H'19) and Judge Emmet G. Sullivan (H'19). Underwood, the solicitor general of the State of New York, delivered the Commencement address.
The rate of female incarceration has jumped nearly 1,300 percent in the past four decades, from fewer than 8,000 women in 1970, mostly in jails, to about 110,000 in 2014. But, as retired federal Judge Nancy Gertner pointed out, “The last I heard, there is not a women’s crime wave that is sweeping the country.”
If anyone at Georgetown University’s 2019 Women’s Forum, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on March 28-29, had any doubt that the event would be a smashing success, Georgetown Law Professor Hillary Sale put those doubts to rest in the first minutes of the opening discussion, “From C-Suite to SHE-Suite.”
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.
Since she was elected to Congress in 2013, Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.)(L’73) has successfully advanced progress for women and girls — in the United States and around the world.
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.
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.
With latest election results, at least 104 of 138 elected and appointed officials accused of sexual misconduct will be out of office, new Georgetown Law research finds.
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.”