WASHINGTON — Ecofeminist human rights and environmental lawyer and former Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights at the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights Soledad García Muñoz will join Georgetown Law as…
Over the course of orientation week, the incoming J.D. and LL.M. students – hailing from all 50 U.S. states and 76 different countries – toured campus and city, were introduced to classroom norms and Law Center resources and connected with their new classmates.
Students often learn from books their professors have written, but in the case of one recent Georgetown Law seminar, the professor was so impressed by her students’ papers, she turned them into a book.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Judicial Innovation Fellowship’s (JIF) inaugural fellow class started work today to develop technology solutions for improving justice in America. The first-of-its-kind program, incubating at Georgetown Law, brings experienced…
Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute Partners with Nobel Laureate to Pursue Justice for Yazidi CommunitySeptember 18, 2023 Campus News Human Rights & Immigration Impacting Change Students
Last January, Alexis Shanes, L’24, found herself in Erbil, a city in Northern Iraq. “It was the most astonishing experience, one I never thought I would be able to have in law school,” she said.
It started with an unusual idea from a few Georgetown Law students and professors in the early 1970s, and today has connected young people with law students around the world, introducing them to how legal systems work and opening new career paths. Street Law has come a long way in five decades.
From Georgetown Law to National Climate Policy: A Q&A with White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, L’15May 9, 2023 Campus News Environmental Law Impacting Change Our Alumni Public Interest & Community Service
Earlier this semester, White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, L’15, visited his alma mater to give a presentation to the Georgetown Climate Center on highlights of the Biden administration’s climate policy agenda and achievements. More recently…
“One person can make a difference.”
As part of its continuing efforts to support graduates seeking careers in public service, Georgetown Law this spring launched a new Capitol Hill Fellowship Program for recent graduates who find positions in Congressional offices.
President Joe Biden has appointed Professor Victoria Nourse to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal agency whose mission is “to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws.” Nourse, who is the Ralph V. Whitworth Professor in Law, was sworn in earlier this month as one of eight commissioners and will serve a six-year term.
Some ninety professors, activists, students, lawyers and other stakeholders from across the country gathered at Georgetown Law March 3 for a day-long symposium titled “Promoting Justice: Advancing Racial Equity through Student Practice in Legal Clinics…