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A mandate that all Georgetown University Law Center students download Exam4, an examination software, onto their personal computers, led to a backlash and student petition to halt the program.

Exam Software Sparks Law Center Student Backlash

After the Georgetown University Law Center began mandating students to install an essay examination software, students launched a petition asking the university to halt the requirement, raising concerns about the privacy and accessibility of the software on Oct. 9. The petition, now closed to signatures as of Oct. 23, garnered[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Christopher King, director of the health administration graduate program, drafted a proposoal for the new Institute for Racial Justice.

In a First, Georgetown Launches Racial Justice Institute

Georgetown University is set to begin faculty recruitment to launch the Institute for Racial Justice, a multidisciplinary research and advocacy organization, as part of a series of commitments the university made to racial equality. The institute’s launch will mark the completion of University President John J. DeGioia’s commitments made in[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D - D.C.) urged Georgetown University Law Center graduates to use their knowledge to teach others the importance of freedom of speech in her commencement address Sunday afternoon.

Norton Calls Graduates to Defend First Amendment Rights in Law Center Commencement Address

College students must be respectful of all viewpoints and allow others to speak, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said in her commencement address to graduates of the Georgetown University Law Center on Sunday. Norton, who has served as Washington, D.C.’s representative to Congress since 1990, was once an active member[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GULC Institute Seeks to Block ‘Militia Activity’ at Charlottesville White Nationalists Rally

GULC Institute Seeks to Block ‘Militia Activity’ at Charlottesville White Nationalists Rally

The Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Prevention is seeking a court order to prevent militia-style displays of force at a second “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., after a recent study from the organization found all 50 states have constitutional provisions that could be used[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY INES HILDE
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
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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
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An emotionally charged debate between GULC faculty and students on how to respond to the death of Justice Scalia (CAS ’57) erupted last week.

GULC Faculty, Students Clash Over Scalia Legacy

Following the Georgetown University Law Center Dean William Treanor’s public statement regarding late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (CAS ’57) on Feb. 13, which sparked an emotionally charged debate between liberals and conservatives, the Georgetown Black Law Students Association issued an open letter Feb. 19 regarding the treatment it has[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
COURTESY FRANCES DELAURENTIS
Georgetown University Law Center professor Frances DeLaurentis, center, received a legal service award Oct. 4 for her pro bono work with the Catholic Charities Legal Network.

Professor Recognized for Service

Georgetown University Law Center professor Frances DeLaurentis was selected as a recipient of the Archdiocese of Washington John Carroll Society’s Pro Bono Legal Service Award for her work with the Catholic Charities Legal Network. DeLaurentis will be recognized for her work in supervising the production of nine handbooks over the[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments City News, News

Law Center Launches Voting Rights Institute

Georgetown University Law Center, the American Constitution Society and the Campaign Legal Center are establishing a Voting Rights Institute to train both students and attorneys at GULC Oct. 2. The institute was established in response to the outcome of the 2013 Supreme Court case Shelby Counter v. Holder, in which[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments City News, News