Recent News

Diana Khleif (LL.M.’14), who now teaches at Hebron University at Palestine, credits her career success to Georgetown Law and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), the London program she participated in during Spring 2013. Khleif participated in CTLS's 10th anniversary event in London on November 30, 2018. (Photos by Dolly Clew for CTLS/Georgetown Law.)

“My Country Is Not My Limit”: Center for Transnational Legal Studies is Shaping Lives, Careers

January 28, 2019 Human Rights & Immigration International & Comparative Law Our Alumni Faculty/Staff

Diana Khleif (LL.M.’14) was studying law at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem when she joined the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London in Spring 2013. CTLS was created by Georgetown Law and nine partner law schools around the globe to provide students and faculty with an international, comparative and transnational law experience unlike any other.

U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (L'07)(D-N.J.) returns to Washington, D.C., as a member of Congress.

Mikie Sherrill (L’07) Returns to Washington — as a Member of Congress

January 24, 2019 Our Alumni Congress

Mikie Sherrill (L’07) has had an exciting life so far: Naval Academy graduate, helicopter pilot in Europe and the Middle East, Russian policy officer, student of Arabic in Cairo, London School of Economics graduate, and assistant U.S. attorney. And as of first week in January, she’s added one more accomplishment: U.S. Representative from the 11th District of New Jersey.

As federal employees rally against the government shutdown (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP), Georgetown Law professors including Professor from Practice Timothy Westmoreland are working the relevant law into their classes.

“Federal Money” Class Has Government Shutdown on the Syllabus

January 22, 2019 Congress

Nathan Williams (L’20) was planning to do an externship for course credit at the Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Division during the Spring 2019 semester.

Government externships have worked out well for Williams in the past. As a business major at the University of Georgia in 2013, he worked on the Hill and lived on Massachusetts Avenue, walking by Georgetown Law every day. That inspired him to add political science to his coursework and to apply to Georgetown Law after getting a master’s from the London School of Economics.

An image of Professor Paul Butler from his video "Ten Commandments for Black Men," shown for the first time at Georgetown Law on January 17.

Professor Paul Butler Premieres Video: “Ten Commandments for Black Men”

January 18, 2019 Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination Race & Law Criminal Law

Almost half of all African American men have been arrested by age 23. One in three have a felony conviction. More than 500,000 are currently incarcerated. Professor Paul Butler knows this, because as a former federal prosecutor, it was his job to lock up black men. But Butler, a black man, is well aware that his own resume (which also includes Georgetown Law professor and a J.D. from Harvard) hasn’t insulated him from police bias.

Georgetown Law 1Ls in Professor Thalia Gonzalez's “Restorative Justice” class participate in a talking circle during Week One. Week One classes are developed by Georgetown Law faculty to mirror situations that lawyers may face in the real world, from conflict resolution to teambuilding.

1Ls Build Practical Skills Early with Week One Simulations

January 13, 2019 Campus Life

One week into the new year, Georgetown Law students sat in a rearranged classroom, in two concentric circles. In the center, the flame of a small candle flickered on the floor, surrounded by a wooden elephant from India, a frisbee, a running shoe, a ring from Rwanda made from melted down padlocks, a family photo and a watch.

In Memoriam: Professor Norman Birnbaum

January 11, 2019 Faculty/Staff

Norman Birnbaum, a leading intellectual of the 20th Century left who taught at Georgetown Law for 22 years and remained actively involved with the Law Center in retirement, passed away on Jan. 4. He was 92.