It was the most closely watched trial in years: former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin faced charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, a tragedy that dominated headlines and sparked waves of protest for racial justice last summer.
Long interested in the culinary arts, Foley filed official paperwork in January 2020 to establish a nonprofit, Chow Corp., designed to train veterans and military spouses for careers in the culinary business.
One year ago, police officers broke into a Kentucky apartment in the middle of the night and, after a single shot was fired in self defense, unleashed a fusillade of bullets.
Civil Rights Champion Robin Lenhardt (LL.M.’04) Returns to Georgetown to Help Lead New Racial Justice InstituteFebruary 22, 2021 Faculty Our Alumni Race & Law
Professor Robin A. Lenhardt (LL.M.’04), a leading scholar on race and the family, has returned to Georgetown Law to serve on the faculty and co-lead the university’s new interdisciplinary Racial Justice Institute.
Professor Chris Brummer Calls for More Black Financial Regulators in SEC Black History Month KeynoteFebruary 22, 2021 Business & Financial Regulation Faculty Race & Law
For Georgetown Law Professor Chris Brummer, the nation’s glaring lack of Black financial regulators is tied directly to the long history of economic injustice. In his keynote address at the Security and Exchange Commission's Black History Month Celebration…
Days after a video of police pepper spraying and handcuffing a 9-year-old Black girl went viral, Blume Professor of Law Kristin Henning posed a fundamental question. “How do we cultivate a society in which we treat all kids like kids?” Nearly…
Shortly after Election Day, two leading scholars on race, history and justice came together for a panel discussion, “Now What? Racial Justice After the 2020 Election.”
WASHINGTON – Amidst high demand, Georgetown University Law Center’s Innovative Policing Program has selected the first 34 agencies to join the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, a national training and support initiative focused…
The shocking images of Minneapolis police pinning down and killing George Floyd on Memorial Day set off a nationwide wave of protests and impassioned public debate on how to finally end not only police brutality, but centuries of inequality and injustice.
Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program Launches Project ABLE to Help Police Departments Build a Culture of Active BystandershipJuly 8, 2020 Criminal Law Race & Law
Four years ago, the Minneapolis Police Department added a “duty to intervene” policy to the books. But when Officer Derek Chauvin planted his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, three other officers did nothing to stop him.
The police killing of George Floyd has spurred mass protests and a national conversation on ending police brutality and racial injustice. This series aims to educate and empower individuals, communities and the next generation of leaders pursuing meaningful…