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Founders & Leaders Reflect as the Supreme Court Institute Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
For 25 years, the Supreme Court Institute has enabled our country’s top appellate lawyers to prepare for Supreme Court oral arguments while offering Georgetown Law students unparalleled opportunities to watch and learn. Supreme Court Institute foun...

Scholarships at Georgetown Law - The Paul J Diaz Endowed Opportunity Scholarship
Hear from a few of our students on how the financial aid provided by the Georgetown Law Opportunity Scholarship has benefitted them.

Office Hours: Donald Trump, The 14th Amendment and the Supreme Court
Professor Michele B. Goodwin, Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Constitutional Law and Global Health Policy at Georgetown Law, delves into the landmark Trump v. Anderson case before the U.S. Supreme Court on February 8. Learn about the 14t...

Can We Talk? Virtual Panel
On American university campuses, the Israel-Gaza conflagration has inflamed anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, sparked violent acts and threats, and led Palestinian and Jewish students to fear for their physical safety and professional futures. With rar...

Comparative Constitutional Law Conversation
In the latest installment of the Comparative Constitutional Law Conversation series, organized by Georgetown Law and the Society for Democratic Rights,  Chief Justice of India Dhananjanaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and recently retired U.S. Supreme Court...

A Holiday Message from Georgetown Law ft. Lawcapella!
Dean Treanor shares a holiday message, followed by a performance of Sleigh Bells sung by the extraordinary Lawcapella!

Georgetown Law professors give thanks!
As Thanksgiving approaches, we give thanks to our amazing students for all of the ways they contribute to making #GeorgetownLaw such a vibrant and enriching place to study the law! This year, we asked our faculty members to share messages of #gratitu...

Office Hours with Professors Llezlie Green and Mark Gaston Pearce, Labor Movements and Strikes
From the UAW to UPS to SAG-AFTRA, labor movements in the United States are on the rise. 💼 📈 In this edition of "Office Hours," two Georgetown Law professors – Mark Gaston Pearce, executive director of Georgetown Law's Workers' Rights Institut...

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Delivers 2023 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture at Georgetown Law
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Emerita of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke to an audience of 1L students about her experiences in politics and about finding a cause to fuel one's career.

Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute's Student Preview
Each fall, the Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute (SCI) holds an event for students at which a faculty panel previews high-profile cases scheduled for argument during the new term and takes questions about the Court. We spoke with Debbie Shrager,...

Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute 2023 Student Preview
Every fall, the Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute holds an event for students at which a faculty panel previews high-profile cases scheduled for argument during the new term and takes questions about the Court. The 2023 panel included Professors...

Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute 2023 Fall Media Preview
Every fall, the Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute hosts an expert panel to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and take questions from journalists who cover the Court. The 2023 panel included Irv Gornstein, executive director of the Supreme ...

Office Hours with Madhavi Sunder, Andy Warhol v. Goldsmith
Join Madhavi Sunder, #GeorgetownLaw’s Frank Sherry Professor of Intellectual Property, in ‘Office Hours’ as she delves into the Supreme Court’s ruling in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith. Sunder unpacks the #SCOTU...

Georgetown Law Student Organization Fair
Come along with us for a recap of #GeorgetownLaw's @georgetownlaw.sba Student Organization Fair for the 2023-24 academic year! 📚🏫🍂 Last week, our students convened on the Eleanor Holmes Norton Green to learn about the 80+ student organizati...

Supreme Court Press Preview: Anticipating the Supreme Court's October Term 2023
Georgetown Law's Supreme Court Institute will present its annual Supreme Court Press Preview on September 20. The event will feature a panel of Supreme Court experts will discuss major cases to be argued at the Court this fall, raising questions rela...

The Future of Alternative First Response
On June 1-2, 2023, the Georgetown Law Center for Innovations in Community Safety and New York University's Policing Project co-hosted a convening on alternative response in Washington, DC. This event brought together a diverse set of stakeholders fro...

Campus Life at Georgetown Law School
Here is a quick glance at campus life for Georgetown Law students. Hitting the highlights of our downtown campus and sharing a bit about what each building has to offer.

A Conversation on AI Regulation with Representative Ted Lieu and Representative Ken Buck
The Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy welcomes Congressman Ted Lieu of California’s 36th District (L’94) and Congressman Ken Buck of Colorado’s 4th District to campus on Thursday, June 22 at 3:00 pm for a conversation on regu...

ICAP's Guidance on Protecting LGBTQ+ Pride Events from Armed Extremist Activity
This PrideMonth, LGBTQ+ people across the country are worrying about potential interference by armed extremists and paramilitary groups. Jacob Glick of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) explains how organi...

The Georgetown Law Class of 2023's Commencement Weekend: A Recap
"Rising up straight to the top. Had the guts, got the glory. Went the distance, now *they're* not going to stop. Just *our Hoya Lawyas and their* will to survive!" Resilience was a theme that carried through many of the Celebration Day remarks, so i...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Graduate Stories: Keniece Gray, L’23
“Being a part of the Business Law Scholars program has really refined some of the business skills that I came into law school with….I've been told that I am the first Black woman to graduate from the Business Law Scholars program and I am excited...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Graduate Stories: Chung-Sheng “Jasper” Chao, L’23
“I'm most proud of stepping out of my comfort zone….[Senator Hirono] said, if you're not failing once in a while, you're not trying hard enough. I felt this is very inspiring because I felt the same way when I started my journey here at Georgetow...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Graduate Stories: Zamira Hussaini, L’23
"But the thing that matters for me is to have a positive impact in this society and to give back to the community. To be able to contribute in helping Afghan women and girls back in Afghanistan to be able to exercise their basic human rights." - Zami...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Graduate Stories: Torrell Mills, L'23
“Knowing that I've participated in all these different aspects at Georgetown, not only do I feel prepared to enter into the legal profession, but I feel really a sense of passion in going out and representing Georgetown and giving back to the schoo...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Graduate Stories: Caleb Orr, L'23
"Sometimes we'd even be voting on bills that were the subject of a discussion in class. So that was a pretty cool experience to be that close to my work, both in terms of geographic proximity and also the subject matter." - Caleb Orr, L’23 Meet Ca...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Graduate Stories: Mariaeugenia Gurdian, L'23
“As I graduate from Georgetown Law, I'm most excited about getting hands-on real experience as a lawyer. It just feels unreal that we're going to be at that stage so soon.” - Mariaeugenia Gurdian, L’23 Meet Class of 2023 graduate Mariaeugenia ...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Celebration Days - Saturday May 20, 2023
Georgetown Law's Class of 2023 "Celebration Days," are a series of program and section-specific ceremonies hosted on the Law Center campus on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20. They begin with a ceremony on the Eleanor Holmes Norton Tower Green, w...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Celebration Days - Friday May 19, 2023
Georgetown Law's Class of 2023 "Celebration Days," are a series of program and section-specific ceremonies hosted on the Law Center campus on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20. They begin with a ceremony on the Eleanor Holmes Norton Tower Green, w...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Graduate Stories: Santiago Gutierrez, L'23
"It was always, for me, a grounding feature of my time here. Crossing New Jersey Avenue, looking to the left and seeing the Capitol building and then going on to class. That, to me, really put everything into focus." - Santiago Gutierrez, L’23 Mee...

Georgetown Law Class of 2023 Graduate Stories: Maya Gandhi, SFS'20, L'23
"The idea of caring for yourself as a whole person and caring for the people around you, I think, is really deeply ingrained in the way that Georgetown treats its students and the way that it teaches its classes." - Maya Gandhi, SFS'20, L'23 Meet Cl...

A message to Georgetown Law's Class of 2023 from Savannah Guthrie, L'02
Georgetown Law is proud to announce Class of 2002 alumna Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of NBC NEWS’ Today and NBC News’ Chief Legal Correspondent, as our 2023 Commencement speaker and Honorary Degree recipient! “Savannah Guthrie makes her law s...

Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute - Examining the Legacy of Bhagat Singh Thind, 100 Years Later
This year is the 100th anniversary of the 1923 Supreme Court case United States v. Thind, where Sikh-American Bhagat Singh Thind attempted citizenship. This panel will examine the intersections between Thind and race, caste, and colonialism; its impl...

The 50th Anniversary of Georgetown Law's Street Law Clinic
Celebrating 50 years of our trailblazing Street Law clinical program here at Georgetown Law.

'Office Hours' with Professor Frederick Lawrence - Supreme Court on Student Debt Relief
Join Georgetown Law’s Frederick Lawrence in “Office Hours” to catch up on the Supreme Court oral arguments in two cases challenging Biden’s student debt relief plan. Professor Lawrence discusses the key question in both cases, shares his take...

The January 6th Investigation and the Ongoing Threat of Violent Extremism
Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and Center on National Security hosted a groundbreaking panel discussion featuring former staff of the United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th ...

The January 6th Investigation and the Ongoing Threat of Violent Extremism
Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and Center on National Security host a groundbreaking panel discussion featuring former staff of the United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th At...

Discourse Episode 01: Originalism
For our first episode of Discourse, we brought together two of Georgetown Law’s leading experts on constitutional analysis to discuss the topic of Originalism. Moderated by Ciara Cooney, L’23, Georgetown Law Dean and constitutional law expert Wil...

Justice for Ukraine: A Conversation with the Ukrainian Prosecutor General
Deadly bombings in Dnipro, mass graves in Bucha, and reports of widespread sexual violence—Russia’s war against Ukraine has been defined by egregious attacks against civilians. What will justice for victims of atrocity crimes in Ukraine look like...

How the January 6th Committee Broke the Mold: What it Means for Future Oversight
Georgetown Law’s Center for Congressional Studies and The Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy at Wayne State University Law School partnered to present a live panel on how the innovative approaches used by the Jan. 6 Select Committee will affe...

Building on the Dream: Privacy, Equity, and Civil Rights
The ways in which companies collect, share, and use data can exacerbate existing structural inequities, and these practices often inflict outsized harm on marginalized communities and vulnerable populations. There is potential for federal action that...

A Holiday Message from Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor
As 2022 draws to a close, Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor shared wishes with the Law Center community for a safe and joyful holiday season.

Georgetown Law's Lawcapella performs "Winter Wonderland"
Since 2011, LawCappella has brought students together to share their harmonizing talents with the community. To kick off the festive season, check out their rendition of "Winter Wonderland."

Georgetown Law community shares their Thanksgiving plans and messages of gratitude
In the spirit of #Thanksgiving, we asked students, faculty and staff to share their messages of gratitude and plans for the upcoming holiday. The Law Center community also shared their holiday home-cooked favorites with us. Head over to the reels t...

Georgetown Law community shares their favorite Thanksgiving foods
What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Pie, perhaps? Students, faculty and staff of the Georgetown Law community shared their holiday home-cooked favorites with us.

Georgetown Law's Reunion Weekend - Fall 2022
Earlier this month, Georgetown Law welcomed some 1500 alumni and guests for its first fall reunion weekend since 2019! The weekend featured a spectacular calendar of events that offered our valued alumni opportunities to interact with current student...

Celebrating 10 Years of the Georgetown Law Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity
Over the past 10 years, the Georgetown Law Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity has pioneered groundbreaking original research, developed innovative concepts that exploded into popular consciousness and advocated in pursuit of race and gender e...

Georgetown Law's Supreme Court Institute Hosts 2022 Student Supreme Court Preview
On September 21, 2022, a panel of Georgetown Law professors with Supreme Court expertise presented a discussion to students about the major cases to be argued during the Court's upcoming October Term. The topics discussed included affirmative action ...

Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute Hosts 2022 Supreme Court Press Preview
Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute hosted its annual press briefing, "Anticipating the Supreme Court’s October Term 2022," on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Cases discussed included those on affirmative action in higher education, same-sex ...

Diann Rust-Tierney delivers the Human Rights Institute’s Annual Drinan Lecture on Human Rights
On March 29, 2022, Diann Rust-Tierney delivered the Human Rights Institute’s Annual Drinan Lecture on Human Rights: "Race, the Death Penalty, and the Foundations of American Democracy." Professor Rust-Tierney is a recognized and respected leader ...

Understanding the Supreme Court's Decision In West Virginia v. EPA
On July 6, the Georgetown Climate Center hosted an online discussion to examine the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Dobbs Decision Panel
On June 29, Georgetown Law's Supreme Court Institute hosted a panel discussion about the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Introduction: William M. Treanor Dean and Executive Vice President, Paul ...

Georgetown Law's Celebration Weekend for the Classes of 2020 and 2021
Georgetown Law's “Celebration Weekend” in early June was a chance for the classes of 2020 and 2021 to revisit campus, reminisce about the not-so-old days—and, of course, raise a glass with good friends. Nearly 500 alumni and guests gathered ove...

The Unknown History of Reproductive Rights: From Skinner to Roe
The Supreme Court is expected to decide on a momentous reproductive rights case in June 2022 that could have enormous implications for the country and pending state legislation. Very few people remember, however, the Court's first reproductive rights...

The Georgetown Law Class of 2022's Commencement Weekend
The commencement of #GeorgetownLaw’s Class of 2022 was a weekend to remember and our community was delighted to gather in celebration of our newest graduating class! Graduates first enjoyed two "Celebration Days" on May 20 and 21, a series of progr...

Sherrilyn Ifill Delivers Remarks at the Georgetown Law Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Sherrilyn Ifill, renowned civil rights lawyer and President and Director-Counsel Emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), delivers remarks at the Georgetown Law Class of 2022's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Georgetown Law Commencement Celebration Days - Friday May 20, 2022
Georgetown Law's commencement "Celebration Days," are a series of program and section-specific ceremonies hosted on the Law Center campus on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21. They begin with a ceremony on the Eleanor Holmes Norton Tower Green, wh...

Georgetown Law Commencement Celebration Days - Saturday May 21, 2022
Georgetown Law's commencement "Celebration Days," are a series of program and section-specific ceremonies hosted on the Law Center campus on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21. They begin with a ceremony on the Eleanor Holmes Norton Tower Green, wh...

Reclaiming the Rule of Law: Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners and the Fate of Liberal Democracy
On April 27, 2022, Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Pennsylvania Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law co-hosted “Reclaiming the Rule of Law: Guantánamo’s Forever Prisoners and the Fate of Liberal Democracy." The event pres...

Georgetown Law Community Gathers for Reunion Weekend - Spring 2022
After a hiatus of two-plus years, Georgetown Law held its Reunion Weekend Spring 2022 on April 8-10. The weekend mood was celebratory and nostalgic as old friends reconnected, reminisced–and danced the night away. Read our full recap: https://bit.l...

Georgetown Law Students Attend Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
“Judge Jackson inspired me. Now I can’t wait to inspire others.” Women members of the Georgetown Black Law Students Association (BLSA) reflect on the opportunity to attend the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson...

A Reading Race Book Club conversation on The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth
The second discussion in Georgetown’s inaugural Reading Race Book Club highlighted The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth by Professor Kristin Henning. Prof. Henning was joined by Michael Plummer, who has personal experience in...

West Virginia v. EPA Pre-Argument Panel
Georgetown Law's Supreme Court Institute hosted a panel of experts on February 9, 2022 for a discussion about the argument in a major case about the Clean Power Plan, West Virginia v. EPA, to be argued at the Supreme Court this spring. Captions for ...

DC Affordable Law Firm
Recognizing the need for accessible legal assistance for residents of the District of Columbia, Georgetown University Law Center, Arent Fox LLP, and DLA Piper LLP joined together to create the DC Affordable Law Firm (“DCALF”) in 2015. Modest wa...

A Holiday Video Message from Dean Treanor
Dean William M. Treanor shares his wishes for a joyful and safe holiday season to the Georgetown Law community.

Book Talk: Professor Kristin Henning
Professor Kristin Henning, the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative, discusses her new book - The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth. Her analysis examines disparities in policing pra...

Book Talk: Professor Sheryll Cashin
Tune in to listen to Professor Sheryll Cashin, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice, as she talks about her recently published book: White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequ...

Young Women of Color Discuss Criminalization of Black Girls with Georgetown Law's Kristin Henning
The Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity's Youth Advisors led a rich discussion with Georgetown Law Professor Kristin Henning about her powerful new book, The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth. The Rage of Innocence exam...

Reforming Executive Power
Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith of the Presidential Reform Project, Mary McCord and Kelsi Brown Corkran of Georgetown Law Center's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, and Alan Raul of Checks & Balances discuss proposals for reforming p...

The Second Amendment Debate: A Discussion of New York Rifle v. Bruen
The week before the Supreme Court hears arguments in the highest profile Second Amendment case since Heller, Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute hosted a live virtual event exploring the issues at stake in New York Rifle v. Bruen. Georgetown L...

Georgetown Law's Kristin Henning on How America Criminalizes Black Youth
Georgetown Law professor Kristin Henning's new book, "The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth,” takes a deep dive into adolescent psychology, the racially disparate responses to normal teenage behavior and the trauma over-polici...

How America’s 'residential caste' system feeds racial inequality and destroys opportunity
'American residential caste' is a system intentionally constructed to divide America into racialized spaces of high and low opportunity, explains Georgetown Law professor Sheryll Cashin. In her new book, “White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoardi...

Anticipating the Supreme Court’s October Term 2021
Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute hosted its annual press briefing on September 21, 2021. A panel of Supreme Court experts discussed major cases to be argued this fall, including those on abortion, the Second Amendment, funding for religious...

Georgetown Law's RISE Week 2021
Georgetown Law’s RISE program is designed to serve incoming J.D. students from historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic and first-generation college backgrounds. This year, 109 new J.D. students were accepted into the...

New Challenges in United States and China Relations: Diplomacy, Trade, Global Health, and Technology
Now is a fraught time for the U.S.-China relationship: Washington and Beijing are at loggerheads over a long list of issues, including allegations of state-supported cyberattacks, long-simmering trade tensions that have yet to be resolved, a war of w...

Behind the Scenes at the Tokyo Olympics with Hoyas from NBC
Hear from three Georgetown alumni at NBC Sports as they offer a sneak peek from their spectacular set in Japan. Pete Bevacqua (L’97), Molly Solomon (F’90), and Gary Zenkel (L’87) highlight the best of the Tokyo Olympics, and how they carry the ...

Section 230: What the law is and how a repeal could change the internet as we know it
Section 230 protects internet companies, including social media platforms, from legal liability when a user posts illegal content on their sites. Georgetown Law experts Erin Carroll, Anupam Chander and David Vladeck explain how repealing or reforming...

The Class of 2021’s Commencement Celebration
The Commencement of #GeorgetownLaw’s Class of 2021 was like no other. After the challenges of the past year-plus, it was a joy to celebrate our graduates on campus, at Nationals Park and virtually. Read more about the Class of 2021 commencement cel...

Georgetown Law Graduate Recognition Ceremony for the Class of 2021
Georgetown Law presents the virtual commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021, featuring remarks by Dean William M. Treanor, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. and Student Bar Association President Olivia Hinerfeld (L'21). Join...

A Tribute to the Georgetown Law Class of 2021
Congratulations to the extraordinary Georgetown Law Class of 2021! You have worked so hard to get to this moment and we are so proud of you. In this video tribute, members of the graduating class reflect on the impact of their collective experiences ...

Georgetown Law Dean William M.Treanor's Remarks to the Class of 2021
Dean William M. Treanor delivers remarks to the graduates of the Georgetown Law Class of 2021.

SBA President Olivia Hinerfeld's (L'21) Remarks to the Class of 2021
Student Bar Association President Olivia Hinerfeld (L'21) delivers remarks to fellow graduates of the Georgetown Law Class of 2021.

A Tour of Georgetown Law with Dean Andy Cornblatt
Take a quick look around campus with Dean Andy!

Building Bridges Between Law & Technology (Georgetown Law at 150: Alumni & Faculty in Conversation)
Dean William M. Treanor welcomes the Georgetown Law community for a live, virtual event about the groundbreaking work our faculty is doing at the intersection of technology and the law. Professor Paul Ohm, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Acad...

Violence against Asian Americans: What Legal History Reveals
The United States is experiencing what many call a surge of anti-Asian harassment, violence, and even murder. This wave is not unprecedented. Since the 1850s, the public policy of many states and territories, and ultimately the United States, was to...

A Conversation with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on D.C. Statehood and Voting Rights
The Georgetown Law Students for Democratic reform hosted an event on April 27, 2021 featuring Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Georgetown Law professor Aderson Francois in a conversation about D.C. Statehood and Voting Rights.

Jose Uranga, L'72
Jose shares with William Bailey, Senior Director of Campaign Management and Special Initiatives, his memory as a student recruiter for Georgetown Law.

Jose Uranga, L'72
Jose speaks with William Bailey, Senior Director of Campaign Management and Special Initiatives, and reflects on his time at Georgetown Law.

'Critical Conversations: Adultification Bias Against Black Girls' Webinar - April 6, 2021
Co-hosted by the Georgetown University Black Alumni Summit and the Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity, this event addressed Adultification Bias and its effect on Black girls. The conversation described groundbreaking original research on Ad...

What is the filibuster? Georgetown Law's Caroline Fredrickson explains the Senate practice
Georgetown Law professor Caroline Fredrickson discusses the origins of the filibuster, how it’s been used in the U.S. Senate historically and why she thinks Democrats might soon use their razor-thin majority in Congress to trigger the “nuclear op...

Fireside Chat with Jeffrey Schneider and Courteney Monroe of National Geographic
The 14th Annual GEMALaw symposium showcased leading attorneys and executives from sports, entertainment and media discussing industry adjustments to both rapid technological shifts and the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjunct Professor of Law and National Geog...

What is the filibuster? Georgetown Law's Caroline Fredrickson explains the Senate practice
Georgetown Law professor Caroline Fredrickson discusses the origins of the filibuster, how it’s been used in the U.S. Senate historically and why she thinks Democrats might soon use their razor-thin majority in Congress to trigger the “nuclear op...

International Conversations: Jill Morrison
This virtual program featured a conversation with Professor Jill Morrison (L’18), Executive Director of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) and the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) fellowship program. A...

The Dehumanization of Children of Color: Rethinking Policing and Policy
Georgetown Law's Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative and The Georgetown University Department of Psychology hosted a "fireside chat" on the research and reality of race, adolescence, and policing with Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff and Professor Kris Henn...

Technology and Democracy after the "Great Deplatforming"
Since Big Tech deplatformed a sitting president, the industry’s power has only become more apparent. What are the key implications to consider, and what lines could be drawn in looming congressional debates over Section 230, antitrust reform and pr...

Constitutional Priorities in the First 100 Days
Two leading members of the Supreme Court bar, Paul Clement and Neal Katyal, have both led the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office during past transitions. They discuss how the new Biden administration may change government positions in pending Supreme ...

Lessons on Policing from the Capitol Siege
Professors Vida Johnson and Christy Lopez discussed how political and racial bias shaped the law enforcement response on January 6, the impact on Inauguration Day, and the latest outlook for police transformation.

"Is the Internet a Western Idea? Decolonizing the Internet" - Georgetown Law's Anupam Chander
Should the internet be governed by "Western Values," as former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared? Georgetown Law Professor Anupam Chander argues that such an approach repeats colonial approaches to the world and risks real world harm.

Race, Extremism & Accountability after the Capitol Siege
Professors Butler and McCord are former prosecutors who are leading voices on racial justice and combating extremism in America. They discuss how White Supremacy and other extremist beliefs fueled the insurrection at the Capitol, legal accountabilit...

Senator Chris Van Hollen
Senator Chris Van Hollen shares his memory of Georgetown Law's evening program.

Judge Lynn Leibovitz
Judge Lynne Leibovitz shares her memory for the 150th memory wall.

Constitutional Consequences: Impeachment & Congress After the Siege
Georgetown Law professors Victoria Nourse and Josh Chafetz bring their deep expertise on Congress and the separation of powers to reflect on the recent events on Capitol Hill, President Trump's second impeachment, and where Congress goes from here.

Georgetown Law students share their favorite holiday memories and traditions
Happy Holidays from all of us at Georgetown Law! We wish you a peaceful and safe holiday season. This year, we asked students to share some of the memories and traditions that are meaningful to them during the holidays. Here's what they told us.

Which Side of History? – How Technology is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives
In this virtual panel discussion moderated by April McClain-Delaney (L’89), experts examine recent issues at the intersection of technology and policy, including intermediary liability and general regulation needs for platform governance. Moderato...

Lawyers as Leaders — Kristin Henning on Policing Race and Adolescence
Professor Kristin Henning (L’97) is a leader in juvenile justice reform on local, regional, and national levels. In addition to teaching Georgetown Law students in the classroom and in clinic, she trains juvenile defense attorneys across the countr...

Making Sense of the Election: Norms, Process, & Rule of Law
Professors Randy Barnett, Rosa Brooks, Aderson François, and Victoria Nourse joined Dean William M. Treanor on Nov. 4, 2020 for a panel discussion on the 2020 Election.

Lawyers as Leaders – Peter Edelman on his anti-poverty work, Robert F. Kennedy, and more
In this virtual program Dean William M. Treanor interviews Peter Edelman about his life and career. The conversation covers Professor Edelman’s lifelong work in the fight against poverty, his experiences working with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and oth...

Lecture to Georgetown Law’s First Year Class: A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer
Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer joins Georgetown Law’s Dean William M. Treanor for a discussion about Breyer’s life and career as a great academic, a distinguished public servant, and a giant in the history of the Supreme Court.

2020 Election; Legal Challenges: A Conversation with ICAP's Mary McCord & Joshua Geltzer
The 2020 election poses challenges like none other—some of which may need to be resolved by the courts. Mary McCord, Legal Director, and Joshua Geltzer, Executive Director, at Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection sa...

Lawyers as Leaders - Randy Barnett, "Litigating for Liberty: Gonzales v. Raich and NFIB v. Sibelius"
In this virtual program Dean William M. Treanor will interview Randy Barnett about his life and career, with a focus on his litigation of the cases Gonzales v. Raich, regarding medical cannabis, and NFIB v. Sibelius, regarding the Affordable Care Act...

The Right to Health and the Constitution
Dean William M. Treanor leads a discussion with Indian Supreme Court Justice Indu Malhotra and Professor Lawrence Gostin on the subject of Comparative Constitutional Law, with a focus on the right to health and the Constitution. #GeorgetownLaw150 Ju...

Keeping the Executive in Check: The Role of the Judiciary
Dean William M. Treanor leads a discussion with Justice Uday Lalit and Professor Neal Katyal on the subject of Comparative Constitutional Law, with a focus on the role of the judiciary branch in keeping the executive branch in check. #GeorgetownLaw15...

Georgetown ICAP’s Mary McCord on Voter Intimidation
Who can challenge voters at the polls? What counts as voter intimidation? Are private militias allowed outside the polls? Mary McCord of Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection explains the law. If you experience vot...

Lawyers as Leaders — Victoria Nourse on ‘Life of a Legal Nerd: From the Senate to the White House’
Georgetown Law’s Professor Victoria Nourse is one of the nation’s leading scholars on statutory interpretation, Congress, and the separation of powers. She discusses her life and career, including her work with then-Senator Joe Biden on the Viole...

Georgetown Law at 150: Lawyers as Leaders — Paul Butler
Lawyers are good at reform, but what about when reform is not enough? Dean William M. Treanor interviews former federal prosecutor Paul Butler about his life and career, with a focus on his scholarship in the area of criminal justice reform. Butler s...

Lawyers as Leaders — Neal Katyal on Litigating Guantanamo and Other Supreme Court Cases
In this ‘Lawyers as Leaders” session, former Acting Solicitor General of the United States and constitutional law expert Neal Katyal joins Dean William M. Treanor to discuss his life and career, with a focus on national security law and the Unite...

Georgetown Law at 150: Alumni and Faculty in Conversation — Voting Rights
Georgetown Law’s Dean William M. Treanor convenes top voting rights scholars, litigators and advocates to discuss the latest policies and practices that could impact voter turnout, potential outcomes if the president or others cast doubt on electio...

Lawyers as Leaders — Professor Lawrence Gostin on the Critical Lessons of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Georgetown Law's Professor Lawrence Gostin is the leading voice on the role of law in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this virtual event, Dean William M. Treanor interviews Gostin about the critical lessons learned from COVID-19 and his life ...

Educating Lawyers for Justice – 150 Years of Georgetown Law
October 5, 2020, marks 150 years of Georgetown Law’s commitment to educating lawyers for justice. Since 1870, our institution has provided thousands of exceptional students from diverse backgrounds an unrivaled legal education in the heart of our n...

Secretary of State: Behind-the-Scenes Guardian of the 2020 Elections
On Wednesday, September 30, Georgetown Law’s Project on State and Local Government and Policy Law program (SALPAL) presented a live discussion: “Secretary of State: Behind-the-Scenes Guardian of the 2020 Elections. Hear the latest efforts to ens...

Anticipating the Supreme Court’s October Term 2020
Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute hosted its annual press briefing, “Anticipating the Supreme Court’s October Term 2020," on September 22nd. A panel of Supreme Court experts discuss major cases to be argued this fall, including how the ...

A Remembrance of Justice Ginsburg
Georgetown Law hosts a remembrance of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with her biographers, colleagues and friends. Justice Ginsburg’s two official biographers, two of her former law clerks and two Circuit Court judges who knew her well ...

Free Our Vote: Voting Rights Issues & Tech Solutions
Voting rights experts discuss how access to justice technologies can help bridge the gap between the right to vote and its implementation in practice. Moderator: Prof. Neel Sukhatme, Tech Institute Faculty Advisor and Professor of Law, Georgetown Un...

Professor Paul Butler's Opening Statement on Breonna Taylor's Death
What could justice for Breonna Taylor look like? As a former prosecutor, Georgetown Law's Professor Paul Butler says the evidence warrants reckless homicide charges against the police officers who killed her. He lays it out in this opening statement ...

TikTok Teens And Spying Machines: Fear of Foreign Apps
On August 6, 2020, President Donald Trump declared TikTok to be a national emergency threat. President Trump also declared a ban on the popular app WeChat. TikTok has been used by Americans, young, old, and in between to connect, to entertain, and t...

A Conversation on Political Violence, Extremism and American Democracy
In advance of the third anniversary of the violent 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in the wake of a surge of similar clashes between extremist groups and an uptick of political violence in places including Albuquerq...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: What the ABLE Train the Trainer Event Will Look Like
Speakers: - Dr. Deidre Magee (New Orleans PD) - Sheriff Sue Rahr (Washington State) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program and Sheppar...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: "The Price of Admission", Closing Comments, and Coming Events
Speakers: - Professor Christy Lopez, Co-Director, Innovative Policing Program (Georgetown Law) - Jonathan Aronie, Chair, ABLE Board of Advisors (Sheppard Mullin) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyon...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: Active Bystandership as a Means of Promoting Officer Health and Wellness
Speaker: Dr. Joel Dvoskin (University of Arizona) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program and Sheppard Mullin called "Project ABLE" (Act...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: Community Perspective
Speakers: - Chief Arlinda Westbrook (New Orleans PD IA) - Mr. Ted Quant (New Orleans) - Ms. Mary Howell (New Orleans) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innov...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House - Q&A Session
Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program and Sheppard Mullin called "Project ABLE" (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) will help ag...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: Tested & Approved: EPIC and the New Orleans Police Department
Speaker: - Chief Paul Noel (New Orleans PD) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program and Sheppard Mullin called "Project ABLE" (Active B...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: Officer's Perspective
Speakers: -Officer Terry Bean (New Orleans PD) - Lt. Jodie McFadden (Baltimore PD) - Chief John Thomas (New Orleans PD) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Inn...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: The Roots of the Training and Transformation in Policing
Speaker: Dr. Ervin Staub (Professor Emeritus, University of in Policing: Massachusetts) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program and Shep...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: Active Bystandership as a Vehicle for Cultural Change
Speaker: Sheriff Sue Rahr (Washington State Training Commission) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program and Sheppard Mullin called "Pro...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: Welcome to ABLE and Introduction
Speakers: -Professor Christy Lopez, Co-Director, Innovative Policing Program (Georgetown Law) -Jonathan Aronie, Chair, ABLE Board of Advisors (Sheppard Mullin) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, ...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: The Chief's Perspective
Speakers: - Commissioner Michael Harrison (Baltimore PD) - Commissioner Danielle Outlaw (Philadelphia PD) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policin...

"ABLE" Virtual Open House: Active Bystandership: What is it and how it works
Speaker: Jonathan Aronie, Chair, ABLE Board of Advisors (Sheppard Mullin) Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, a new project by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program and Sheppard Mullin ca...

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