WASHINGTON – The Georgetown Center for the Constitution announced it will award its fourth annual Thomas Cooley Book Prize of $50,000 to Professor Sean Wilentz of Princeton University for his book, No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the…
In the short time since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, volumes have been written about her trailblazing legal career.
Marqueese Alston’s Mother Says Release of Edited Police Video of Her Son’s Shooting Death Only Raises New QuestionsJuly 31, 2020 Press Releases
Release of edited MPD video does not comply with DC’s new law mandating police release Body-camera footage, say attorneys at Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic
Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law Nan Hunter (L’75) has been at the forefront of gender and sexuality law throughout her career. After attending Georgetown Law, her career has included founding the ACLU’s Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, serving as…
Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) Launches New Toolkit to Prevent Violence at Protests and RalliesJuly 29, 2020 Press Releases
In addition to a new toolkit, ICAP announces coalition with the nation's top law firms to provide pro-bono assistance to localities threatened by political violence and militias
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 and its O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law will host “American Injustice: A Legal Action Agenda for Racial Disparities in Health” on Thursday, July 23.
Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program offers law enforcement agencies “active bystandership” training to prevent harm
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…
At Georgetown Law, a Summa Cum Laude, or “with highest praise” honor is granted at the sole discretion of the faculty. In the J.D. class of 2020, only one student, Erin Sielaff, received a Summa Cum Laude degree.