Every year, aspiring lawyers with an interest in human rights choose to study at Georgetown Law, whose Human Rights Institute (HRI) is a hub of training, scholarship and expertise.
Georgetown Law staff, faculty and students are coordinating international efforts on behalf of the Ukrainian government's prosecution of war crimes committed during the Russian invasion.
Georgetown Law’s Sheryll Cashin Says Racial Inequality Won’t End Until We Dismantle American Residential CasteOctober 15, 2021 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Faculty Race & Law
Georgetown Law Professor Sheryll Cashin is calling on America to wake up and abolish the entrenched system she says has been driving racial inequality for more than a century.
Most lawyers can still vividly recall the nerve-wracking first days of law school — stepping into an unknown world of case law and cold calls.
When Toni Deane (L’21) learned that she had been elected to the top position at The Georgetown Law Journal, she ran to the offices of Maura DeMouy and Nicole Llorenz — the heads of a program that supports students from underrepresented backgrounds in law school and the legal profession.
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.
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.”