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#MeToo Impacted Election Results, Law Center Professor Finds

#MeToo Impacted Election Results, Law Center Professor Finds

The high percentage of politicians who are no longer in office following allegations of sexual assault represents an unprecedented degree of political accountability, according to a Georgetown University Law Center professor’s research. Associate Professor of Law Jamillah Bowman Williams and her team of researchers examined the 138 elected and appointed[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown Law Institute Files Brief in Trump Twitter Lawsuit

A Georgetown University Law Center institute filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit earlier this month arguing that President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking constituents on Twitter. Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection filed an amicus brief Nov. 6 that contends that Trump’s Twitter feed[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown University Law Center’s policy against campaigning was criticized as anti-free speech.

Georgetown Law Drops LSAT Requirement, Begins Accepting GRE

The Georgetown University Law Center announced Monday it will allow applicants to submit their scores on the graduate school entry exam, becoming one of four programs to offer an alternative to the once-mandatory law school aptitude test. The administration hopes the new policy will open the school’s doors to a[Read More…]

by August 8, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
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In a rally organized by the Georgetown undergraduate journalism program, students gathered to demand that President Obama negotiate for Austin Tice’s release.

Georgetown Students Rally at White House for Austin Tice

Georgetown students and other activists demonstrated outside the White House on Monday evening in an effort to pressure President Barack Obama to negotiate freedom for journalist Austin Tice (SFS ’02), who disappeared in Syria in 2012. Tice, a former Georgetown law student and Marine Corps veteran, went missing in Syria[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Pamela Harris, giving a preview of the 2013-2014 Supreme Court term.

Senate Confirms Law Professor to US Court of Appeals

The United States Senate confirmed Georgetown University Visiting Law Professor Pamela Harris’s nomination to the Fourth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals on Monday. “Throughout her career, Pamela Harris has shown unwavering integrity and an outstanding commitment to public service,” President Barack Obama, who nominated Harris on May[Read More…]

by July 30, 2014 0 comments City News, News
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Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) spoke with professor Judy Feder in a lecture hosted in Gaston Hall in April 2012.

Fluke Enters California State Senate Runoff

After primary elections on Tuesday, Democrat Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) will face Democrat Ben Allen in a run-off in the November general election for Ted Lieu’s (LAW ’94) vacated seat in the 26th District of the California State Senate. An attorney and activist for women’s reproductive rights, Fluke, 33, attracted media[Read More…]

by June 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Support for 2-Year Law Programs Grows

A nationwide survey of 1,400 pre-law students by Kaplan Test Prep found growing support for a two-year law school program, as opposed to the standard three-year curriculum, and increased opportunities for clinical experience in courtrooms. According to the survey, 58 percent of the students favored the change to a two-year[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Invincible Alums Take on Capitol Hill

A group of young Georgetown University Law Center graduates is making waves on Capitol Hill. The group, called Young Invincibles, has lobbied for rights and legal benefits for today’s black sheep generation: millennials. Founded four years ago by then-Georgetown law students Ari Matusiak (LAW ’10) and Aaron Smith (LAW ’10),[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News

GOP Blocks Pillard

Georgetown University Law Center professor Cornelia “Nina” Pillard’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was defeated by a U.S. Senate Republican filibuster Tuesday. With the Senate’s near party-line vote of 56-41, Pillard was four votes short of the 60 needed to overcome a[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments City News, News
GU Law Student Slain

GU Law Student Slain

Mark Waugh (LAW ’16), 23, was stabbed to death during the early hours of Sunday morning in a long-time friend’s apartment in Silver Spring, Md. The friend, Rahul Gupta (GRD ’13), a biomedical engineering graduate student at The George Washington University, is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Waugh[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News