WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law is pleased to welcome Michael Dreeben, former deputy solicitor general of the United States, as a Distinguished Lecturer from Government for the 2019-2020 academic year. “In his 30 years of extraordinary public service…
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.
For rising Georgetown Law 3L Rachel North, meeting Ella Barnes-Williams marked a turning point, an eye-opener ― and undoubtedly what North will one day recall as the start of a successful career in civil legal advocacy.
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) 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.
During the last fiscal year, Georgetown Law’s alumni community, foundations and friends contributed a record-breaking $40 million in gifts and pledges to the school, shattering the previous year’s record of $30 million. “The last four years have…
“Some of us have lived with a king, and we didn’t like kings,” Professor Charles Abernathy told the 83 international LL.M. students from 30 countries gathered in Room 205. “Some of us have lived with Parliaments, where Parliaments held all the power, and we didn’t like the Parliaments.”
More than half the nation’s estimated 6 million disenfranchised citizens are formerly incarcerated Americans living in states with “modern poll tax” requirements, says report by Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic and the Campaign Legal Center
On July 25, Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic and Campaign Legal Center released “Can’t Pay, Can’t Vote: A National Survey on the Modern Day Poll Tax.” The report is one of the first comprehensive studies of how voting rights restoration schemes deny the right to vote to those who cannot afford to pay legal debt.
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.
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.