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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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