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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.

Justin Brooks (LL.M.'92) and Brian Banks celebrated in 2012 after Banks's wrongful conviction was reversed by a California court. This scene outside the courthouse is depicted in the "Brian Banks" movie, in theaters on August 9, with Greg Kinnear playing Brooks and Aldis Hodge playing Banks. (Photo Courtesy California Innocence Project.)

Justin Brooks (LL.M.’92) Gives the "Brian Banks” Movie its Happy Ending

August 8, 2019 Criminal Law Our Alumni

Justin Brooks (LL.M.'92) traces the success in his academic career to Georgetown Law. Now a professor at the California Western School of Law and a co-founder of the California Innocence Project, he once supervised Georgetown Law students teaching classes in Lorton Prison — teaching inmates about their legal rights and helping them with legal issues. After his two-year fellowship with Georgetown Law’s Street Law Program led to an LL.M. in 1992, Brooks spent another year at Georgetown as assistant director of a Street Law Corrections Clinic.

The team of Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) with "Talking Feds" host Harry Litman: Joshua Geltzer, Mary McCord, Annie Owens, Litman, Amy Marshak, Nik Riley, Seth Wayne (Photography by Anthony Lemos | Infinite Gain Productions).

“Talking Feds” Features ICAP Team, Mueller Preview and More

July 23, 2019 Constitutional Law & Theory Faculty

When Harry Litman, the former U.S. attorney, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and opinion columnist for The Washington Post, wanted to do a week of tapings of his “Talking Feds” podcast in July, he wanted to know whether Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) wanted to be a part of it. Of course Executive Director Josh Geltzer and Senior Litigator Mary McCord said yes.

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.