“Just as our recent wars have mostly been against those who are poor, those who can easily be demonized and viewed as ‘other’ by the average American — so too, our criminal law has tended to be enforced primarily and disproportionately against the poor and people of color,” said Professor Rosa Brooks, who was installed as Georgetown Law’s inaugural Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy on March 20.
Scott K. Ginsburg (L’78) has committed $10.5 million to Georgetown University Law Center, the largest one-time commitment in the history of Georgetown Law.
Section 3 first year students Natalie Tverdynin (L'21), Jeremy Penn (L’21) and Akshay Nelakurti (L’21) had some unexpected free time on the morning of March 21. So the three friends went to hear oral arguments of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — with Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland (H’18), Judge Sri Srinivasan and Judge A. Raymond Randolph.
When Cyrus R. Vance (L’82) became the Manhattan District Attorney in 2009, he noticed that the numbers of men and women of color being prosecuted for crime was the same as the number being prosecuted 30 years ago, when he was an assistant DA. Vance asked himself, Why is this picture the same? Does this system of justice keep us safer? Is it fair? What can we do to change it?
Scott K. Ginsburg (L’78) has committed $10.5 million to Georgetown University Law Center, the largest one-time commitment in the history of Georgetown Law. The gift supports expansion of the Law Center campus, near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. [caption…
Professor Mary Sarah Bilder, one of the country’s most accomplished historians with expertise in legal and constitutional history, delivered the 2019 Thomas F. Ryan Lecture at Georgetown Law on March 6.
In an attempt to explain to the Supreme Court that video evidence doesn’t always yield a clear outcome, the students in Georgetown Law’s Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic, working with an Arkansas civil rights law firm, turned to a sports analogy…
“Despite some heavy rhetoric these days, the U.S. and the E.U. remain firm allies and friends,” said European Union Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmström, speaking at Georgetown Law’s 40th Annual International Trade Update on March 7 to 8.
Nicole Fauster (L’20) met Cedric Asiavugwa (L’19), her Georgetown Law public interest mentor, in the fall of 2017, when she entered Georgetown Law as a member of its Public Interest Law Scholars program.
They were in the same mentorship group in PILS, later known as the Blume Public Interest Scholars Program. In her second year, as president of the Muslim Law Students Association, Fauster also worked with Cedric, as the friendly 3L worked in Campus Ministry.
“He was Campus Ministry’s go-to guy,” Fauster said. “I definitely saw him on a very regular basis, putting together programming…whenever you passed by Campus Ministry, he was at that table, doing work, assisting the chaplains. One of the reasons I would go to Campus Ministry when I was going from class to class was to say hi to Cedric. He is definitely going to be someone whose loss will be deeply felt.”
“We live in very, very challenging times — times when it is said that our democracy struggles...,” Professor Victoria Nourse said, following her installation as the inaugural Ralph V. Whitworth Professor of Law in February. “One might think…
Dear Members of the Georgetown Community, With a heavy heart, we write to share the terrible news that Cedric Asiavugwa, a third-year student at Georgetown Law, a member of Georgetown University’s Campus Ministry and Residential Minister on the second…