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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
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
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

VIEWPOINT: No Honor in Killing

About 500 women in Pakistan are killed every year by relatives for acting in ways that fail to conform to conservative, traditional values, including marrying or eloping with a man of whom the family has not approved. In 2015, Sughra Imam, a former Pakistani senator, drafted a bill imposing harsher[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Refuge of Law

This past summer, as the world watched, glued to their televisions, thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America risk their lives to cross the border into the United States in search of asylum, the Georgetown University Law Center decided to act to combat this immigration crisis. Georgetown’s Law Center will[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Holder Not Responsible for Economic Disparity

To The Editor: I find deeply tenuous Hunter Main’s argument (“With Race, Holder’s Weak Action,” The Hoya, Sept. 30, A3) that Attorney General Eric Holder’s racial legacy is murky due to his failure to prosecute high-level financial executives responsible for excesses of the 2008 recession. While Main accurately explains how[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Maryland Senate Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

On Monday, the Maryland Senate voted overwhelmingly to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, following in the footsteps of 24 other states, including the District of Columbia. The decision comes in the wake of the D.C. Council’s March 4 10-1 vote overwhelmingly in favor of the decriminalization of small[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments City News
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discussed the challenges she faced as a minority in her path to the bench Wednesday.

Sotomayor Details Challenges in Law

The Marver H. Bernstein Symposium brought United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Gaston Hall on Wednesday for a conversation entitled “A Life in the Law,” sponsored by the Office of the President and the government department. After introductions by University President John J. DeGioia and Robert Katzmann,[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DOMA Ruling Reflects National Values

Same-sex marriage is not just a personal issue. It concerns far more than your right to marry whomever you wish. At its heart, same-sex marriage is a measure of the ability of our communities and our nation to sympathize, to empathize and to love. Embracing caring, committed relationships should be[Read More…]

by June 28, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Law Professor Nominated for Head of Regulatory Affairs

Georgetown University Law Center professor Howard Shelanski was named President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the nation’s chief regulation review body, April 25. Shelanski, currently on leave from Georgetown and serving as the director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade[Read More…]

by May 16, 2013 0 comments News