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GULC The Georgetown University Law Center recieved its largest one-time donation in its history. It is meant to fund the Blume Public Leadership Institute, which will provide scholarships for students committed to public service.

Law Center Receives Donation

Ann and Bruce Blume (LAW ’80) donated $10 million to the Georgetown University Law Center, the largest-ever one-time donation to the Law Center, to create the Blume Public Leadership Institute. The Blume Institute will provide full-tuition scholarships to students who demonstrate public leadership potential, according to a Law Center news[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Law Center Files Defamation Suit Against Alex Jones, InfoWars

The Georgetown University Law Center Civil Rights Clinic is suing right-wing commentator and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation on behalf of a man who posted footage online of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017. Brennan Gilmore, the plaintiff, was among the counterprotesters at the white nationalist[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Students and faculty protested both Sessions' policies as attorney general and the selective nature of the event by "taking a knee" outside the venue.

Amid Protests, Sessions Lectures GULC Audience on Free Speech

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended free speech rights on college campuses and condemned protesters who have tried to curtail them at an invitation-only Georgetown University Law Center event Tuesday. Law students protested the event’s organization for being overly selective after more than 130 students who had registered for the event[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 6 comments City News, News, News - Top

Law Center, Medical Center Formalize Legal Resource Partnership

The Georgetown University Law Center and the Georgetown University Medical Center formally launched the Health Justice Alliance, a partnership to share legal resources and medical research focused on low-income communities in Washington, D.C., at a panel on Wednesday. The Health Justice Alliance, which began research work in 2016, works to[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
United States District Judge Court James Robart (LAW ’73) suspended President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday.

GULC Alumnus Suspends Trump’s Immigration Ban

On Friday night, United States District Court Judge James Robart (LAW ’73), a Georgetown University Law Center alumnus, suspended President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order temporarily barring entry to refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Intervening in an ongoing legal clash between immigration activists and the Trump administration,[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GULC announced the launch of the Institute for Technology and Policy on Nov. 4.

Law Center Launches New Institute

Georgetown University Law Center announced the Nov. 4 launch of the Institute for Technology Law and Policy, a new initiative geared toward examining emerging issues in technology ranging from cybersecurity to intellectual property. The institute aims to convene conferences and workshops on technology issues as well as assemble a team[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Panel moderator Sanford Ungar, left, Debra Tice and former McClatchy Newspapers Bureau Chief Nancy Youssef spoke on journalist Austin Tice’s (SFS ’02) kidnapping in Syria in the ICC on Wednesday.

Panelists Discuss Tice’s Kidnapping, Journalist Safety

Panelists discussed journalist Austin Tice’s (SFS ’02) 2012 kidnapping in Syria, the challenges of reporting in combat zones and the need for swift advocacy on Austin’s behalf as part of the Salim El-Lozi Lecture series in the Intercultural Center on Wednesday. The panelists included Austin Tice’s parents, Marc and Debra[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Bowser Announces Homelessness Plan

Mayor Muriel Bowser released her new homelessness initiative Feb. 9, which proposes to close the homeless shelter at D.C. General Hospital and open up eight smaller neighborhood shelters in each ward of the District. The council voted to approve Bowser’s plan last fall amid intense scrutiny of the D.C. General[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Councilmember Introduces Student Privacy Bill

D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced the Protecting Students Digital Privacy Act of 2016 on Jan. 19, which seeks to provide D.C. Public Schools students with additional security and independence when using both school-owned and personal devices. When Grosso introduced the bill at a D.C. City Council meeting, he[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GULC Professors Urge Action on Zika

The World Health Organization convened an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on the Zika virus Feb. 1, a week after Georgetown University Law Center professors criticized the organization for responding too slowly to the virus’ spread. Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Director Lawrence Gostin and O’Neill[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top