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.
“Restorative Justice,” offered for the first time this year, was one of the elective courses given during Week One, a one-credit, optional four-day mini-session held every January before the spring semester.
Tiauna Mathieu (L’19) was inspired to become a lawyer, she says, in a sixth grade law and government class where half of the class served as the prosecution and half served as the defense.
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.
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.
Research from the Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law and Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute shows that traditional models have “broken apart” from new competition; “unprecedented levels” of client and talent poaching.
Matt Blaze, an expert in computer and network security and one of the world’s leading cryptographers, has joined the university as a computer science and law professor.
In the summer of 2016, Dean William M. Treanor met with Vibha Datta Makhija (LL.M.’92) — the youngest and the third woman to be designated as a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court of India — in Washington, D.C. Treanor invited Makhija to join Georgetown Law’s Asian Law Alumni Advisory Board (AALAB). And since then, she’s only looked ahead.
WASHINGTON – Former FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny is joining Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy as a distinguished fellow.
Institute of International Economic Law Presents “Reimagining Taxation in the Age of Digital Disruption”December 5, 2018 International Economic Law Tax Law
In a digital economy, taxation needs to adapt as much as securities and financial regulation or indeed, any other area of the law.
The road from the Mississippi Delta to Washington, D.C., is about 1,000 miles. For Ty Pinkins (L’20), the journey took nearly 40 years.