At first glance, the case might an unlikely choice for Georgetown Law’s Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic: A bartender and her middle-aged mother appeal from the dismissal of their lawsuit for false arrest and malicious prosecution, after being jailed…
In early March, when it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would force Georgetown University to suspend on-campus classes and activities -- at least temporarily -- Georgetown Law’s faculty and staff pivoted quickly.
Laura Peña (L’11) and Erika Pinheiro (L’10, MPP’10) have never met, but they share a common bond in addition to their alma mater. Confronted with recent policy shifts against asylum-seekers and immigrants from Latin America, each woman quit her job to take up their cause.
Georgetown Law’s Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) partnered with the law firm Holland & Knight on Friday, September 20, hosting a Policy & Pizza series on efforts to expand tribal sovereignty in the 116th Congress.
A Salvadoran man will be able to stay in the United States thanks to his two student-lawyers (now alumni), their mentors at Georgetown Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic and a precedent-setting decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
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.
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.
Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy Clinic Advocates for Maryland Woman Seeking Release from PrisonMay 14, 2019 Clinics Criminal Law Faculty Impacting Change
Fransharon Jackson has done what’s been asked of her since she was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison.
Natalie Khawam (L’05): Bringing Skills Learned in Georgetown Law’s Federal Legislation Clinic to LifeApril 30, 2019 Clinics Impacting Change Military Our Alumni
Green Beret Sfc. Richard Stayskal fought in Iraq and earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star when serving our country as a Marine Sniper.
As a child in rural Montana, Jenadee Nanini (L’17, LL.M.’18) knew at an early age that her parents had hearts for those in need.
In an attempt to explain to the Supreme Court that video evidence doesn’t always yield a clear outcome, the students in Georgetown Law’s Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic, working with an Arkansas civil rights law firm, turned to a sports analogy…