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VIEWPOINT: In Pursuit of Inquiry, Welcome Disagreeable Speech

In the United States, universities are the premier institutions for open inquiry in the pursuit of learning. Because of the particular role freedoms of speech and expression play in this enterprise, all parties to the university’s mission face distinct challenges and responsibilities related to campus speech. In classes, meetings, laboratories[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised growing equality for women in the legal field in an address at the Law Center.

Justice Ginsburg Praises Higher Representation of Women in Law

Opportunities for women in the legal field have improved drastically over the past 50 years, said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Georgetown University Law Center on Wednesday afternoon. Ginsburg, speaking to first-year students at GULC, said the industry has seen a monumental shift toward gender equity in[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Creating a More Inclusive GULC

At a time when the law is more important than ever, the Georgetown University Law Center is now accepting the GRE graduate school entry exam — in addition to the law school aptitude test as a part of its application process, joining the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Second-Year Georgetown Law Student Dies

Destinee McCulley (LAW ’18) was found dead April 28 in her off-campus apartment, Georgetown University Law Center Dean William Treanor announced in an email to the law school community on April 29. McCulley was in her second year at Georgetown Law and graduated with honors from California Baptist University in 2015, where she[Read More…]

by May 6, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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Incoming GULC professor Shon Hopwood began studying the law while serving an 11 year prison sentence for a string of bank robberies he committed.

Incoming GULC Professor, Former Bank Robber Reflects on Experiences

At first glance, Shon Hopwood appears to be a typical American and an average lawyer — he has a wife and two children, served in the U.S. Navy and earned his J.D. from the University of Washington Law School. But Hopwood’s path to studying law is different from most. The[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Law Center Students, Professors Help Win Supreme Court Case

Three Georgetown University Law Center students working with the GULC Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic contributed to the legal defense of students with mental and physical disabilities in a Supreme Court case, which was decided 8-0 in their favor March 22. Led by Brian Wolfman, a GULC professor who directs the[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Clarify Free Speech Policy

Georgetown University received a dubious distinction last Wednesday after landing on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech. For a university that has, in the past two years, hosted speakers of every ilk and creed, from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 6 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Two Georgetown University Law Center professors joined 13 law professors from across the country to file a professional misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump.

Law Center Professors File Complaint Against Conway

Fifteen law professors from across the country, including two from the Georgetown University Law Center, signed a letter sent to the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals’ Office of Disciplinary Counsel Feb. 20 to file a professional misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump. The law professors cite[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 3 comments City News, News, News - Top
Study Ranks Georgetown Low for Free Speech

Study Ranks Georgetown Low for Free Speech

Georgetown University was included in a list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech compiled by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education based on free speech cases the foundation has worked on during the previous year. In a report released Wednesday, FIRE — a nonprofit focused on defending[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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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