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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.