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Brian Wallach (L'07) founded a nonprofit, I AM ALS, after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Brian Wallach (L’07): Combining Forces in the Fight Against ALS

August 8, 2019 Health Law Impacting Change Our Alumni

In November 2017, doctors handed Brian Wallach (L’07) a diagnosis that no one in their thirties expects to hear: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
But Wallach, a corporate partner at Skadden who worked for four years as a federal prosecutor, is not about to let anyone or anything determine the course of his own life. In January 2019, he launched a patient-led nonprofit called I AM ALS.

Stock photo of Muslim women next to a tent outside a Nairobi court. In the spring of 2019, the High Court of Kenya ruled that many of the nation’s laws violate the constitutional rights of children of unmarried parents. Alumni of Georgetown Law's International Women's Human Rights Clinic filed the complaint in the case back in 2013.

International Women’s Human Rights Clinic: Work Pays Off for Mothers, Children in Kenya

July 23, 2019 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Clinics Feminism & Gender Studies Impacting Change International & Comparative Law

Lamiya Rahman (C’08, L’14) and Pepis Rodriguez (L’15) never met the plaintiff, but they knew the legal challenges she faced as an unwed mother in Kenya. Back in 2013, as students in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law, they had drafted a complaint and brief to be filed on her behalf in Africa.