GW Law School Fall 2003
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Cheryl Block’s Corporate Taxation: Examples & Explanations (3d ed., 2004) was published.

“Should Radicals Be Judges?” by Paul Butler was published in a Hofstra Law Review symposium on judicial ethics. His essay “An Ethos of Lying” appeared in a University of the District of Columbia Law Review issue devoted to the work of Monroe Freedman. The American Bar Association’s Litigation magazine featured his “Jury Nullification in Black and White.” In October, the Boston Globe published his review of Kevin Boyle’s “Arc of Justice.”

In the Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity published by Thomson Gale/Macmillan in November, Arturo Carrillo contributed entries on Peru and Fujimori. Dinah Shelton is the encyclopedia’s chief editor. Carrillo’s “Problems of Law and Race Relating to the Ethnic Haitian Minority in the Dominican Republic” was published in October as part of the Latin American Studies Association’s 2004 Congress proceedings.

Steve Charnovitz made two contributions to the October 2004 American Journal of International Law. One was an editorial comment on “Using Framework Statutes to Facilitate U.S. Treaty Making,” and the other was a book review of “La jurisprudence de l’OMC.” He also has a chapter on “Recent Developments and Scholarship on WTO Enforcement Remedies” in Inter-Governmental Trade Dispute Settlement: Multilateral and Regional Approaches, a multi-author volume organized by the Inter-American Development Bank.

“The Use of ADR in Criminal and Juvenile Delinquency Cases” by Carol Izumi was published by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution in the book ADR Handbook for Judges.

Legal Guide to Microenterprise Development by Susan Jones was published by the ABA Section of Business Law.

The Michigan Law Review published Orin Kerr’s “The Fourth Amendment and New Technologies: Constitutional Myths and the Case for Caution.” The publication also invited professors Peter Swire of Ohio State Law School and Sherry Colb of Rutgers-Newark Law School to write responses to the article. The responses were published together with Kerr’s article, along with his brief reply, “Technology, Privacy, and the Courts: A Reply to Swire and Colb.”

Cynthia Lichtenstein organized and chaired the panel “New Initiatives in Investment Law: Using Trade Agreements to ‘Control’ Capital Movement Restrictions” at the 2003 International Law Weekend in New York. Her introduction to the panel was published at 10 ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law 295. Her comments on Garry J. Schinasi’s “Responsibility of Central Banks for Stability in Financial Markets” were published at 2 Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law 337 (2003).

The second edition of Tom Morgan’s Regulation and Deregulation, co-written with Jeffrey Harrison and Paul Verkuil, was published by West.

In September, Sean Murphy spoke to students with the Georgetown Law Journal regarding his article on “Assessing the Legality of Invading Iraq,” which was published in 92 Georgetown Law Journal 173 (2004).

Lars Noah published “Supervising Research with Human Subjects” in 29 Administrative & Regulatory Law News 8, and he will publish “An Inventory of Mathematical Blunders in Applying the Loss-of-a-Chance Doctrine” in 24 Review of Litigation (University of Texas).

“The Death of the Public Forum in Cyberspace” by Dawn Nunziato was accepted for publication by the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

In October, David Scheffer published a review essay of Seymour Hersh’s Chain of Command in the Financial Times (London). His essay “Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide” appears in the summer/fall 2004 issue of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Heidi M. Schooner published “OCC Fumbles Over ‘Bank of Presidents’” in the United Kingdom-based journal Financial Regulator.

The Nov. 1 issue of Legal Times featured “Adding Up Efficiency’s Cost” by Steve Schooner and Christopher Yukins.

Daniel Solove’s book, The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age, was released by NYU Press. His article “Reconstructing Electronic Surveillance Law” will appear in The George Washington University Law Review as part of a symposium on surveillance law after Sept. 11.

WestGroup published Andy Spanogle’s International Business Transactions: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (7th ed.) and International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell.

“Last Words of the Doomed” by James Starrs was published in Academy News (September 2004, vol. 34, no. 5), the official publication of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also wrote “Mountbanks among Forensic Scientists,” the first chapter in Forensic Science Handbook, (vol. 2, 2d ed.) edited by Richard Saferstein and published by Prentice Hall. Starrs’ book A Voice for the Dead is scheduled for publication in January.

Ralph Steinhardt published the teacher’s manual to International Civil Litigation: Cases and Materials (Lexis-Nexis 2004); “The Role of Domestic Courts in Enforcing International Human Rights Law” in Guide to International Human Rights Practice, Hannum ed. (Transna-tional, 4th ed., 2004); “International Humani-tarian Law in the Courts of the United States: Yamashita, Filartiga, and 9/11” in 36 The George Washington International Law Review 1 (2004); and a book review of The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law (2d ed.) in 98 American Journal of International Law 387 (2004). His “Laying One Bankrupt Critique to Rest: Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain and the Future of International Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts” is forthcoming in Vanderbilt Law Review.

Activities, Awards & Honors

Martin Adelman moderated the panel “Latest Developments on Biotech and Pharmaceutical Patents” at the 2004 Patent Law Day conference held at Michigan State University College of Law in September. In October, he moderated (with Raj Dave) the panel discussion “Doctrine of Equivalents in Various Patent Regimes—Does Anybody Have It Right?” at the AIPLA annual meeting in Washington. He delivered the lecture “Patents for Biotechnology, the Perspective of the United States” at the University Luiss Guido Carli in Rome.

The American Bar Association has appointed GW Law School Professor Alberto Benitez to the ABA Commission on Immigration Policy, Practice and Pro Bono for 2005. The 13- member commission directs ABA efforts to ensure fair and unbiased treatment, as well as full due process rights, for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Benitez directs GW’s immigration clinic.

In October at Washington and Lee Law School, Paul Butler spoke about his work on the ABA’s American Jury Project. At Fordham Law School he gave a talk about what prosecutors and defense attorneys can learn from critical race theory. In November, Butler delivered the Kiplinger Foundation lecture at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Md. He also gave the keynote address at the Criminal Practice Institute, an annual training seminar for lawyers organized by the public defender service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in Washington.

In November, Steve Charnovitz made a presentation to the Evian Group meeting regarding the WTO trade negotiations.

In October, Robert J. Cottrol chaired a session on “Law, Race and Discrimination in Latin America” at the annual meeting of the Latin American Studies Association. He also delivered the paper “Brown v. Board of Education and Brazil’s Lei Afonso Arinos: Comparative Perspectives on Civil Rights Law at the Half Century Mark” before the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History.

Cynthia Lee presented “Interest Convergence and the ‘Cultural Defense’: Rethinking the Successful Uses of Culture in the Criminal Courtroom” at the Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship conference at GW Law in October. In September, she spoke on writing books for the educated lay audience as a means of getting academic ideas out of the classroom and into the community as part of a panel at the conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty held at Michigan State University. Lee was admitted to membership in the American Law Institute this year. She has volunteered to serve on the model penal code sentencing subcommittee of the ALI.

In September, Chip Lupu and Robert Tuttle led a workshop on President George W. Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative at the conference of Catholic Charities USA held in Denver.

Michael Matheson in October lectured at the Army JAG School in Charlottesville on international law and the security council. In November, he made a presentation to the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law on The International Court of Justice case concerning the wall in Palestine.

In October, Joan Meier presented a workshop for judges and other court personnel at the Florida Unified Family Courts Conference in Orlando. The presentation addressed the need for courts to understand the overlap of child maltreatment and adult domestic violence and ways this plays out in the custody context. She also participated in a panel on “The Violence Against Women Act—10 Years Later” for an Equal Justice Works conference on public interest in Washington. Robin Runge, a GW and Domestic Violence Clinic alumna, organized the panel.

Peter Meyers served on a planning group established by the chief special master of the U. S. Court of Federal Claims to organize two panels on vaccine litigation at the Court’s 17th Judicial Conference held in Washington in November.

At the University of Memphis Law School in October, Tom Morgan gave the keynote lecture on the regulation of a diverse profession such as law practitioners. He also spoke on legal ethics in the international trade field to the ITC Trial Lawyers Association in November.

In October, Sean D. Murphy presented a paper on “The Doctrine of Preemptive Self-Defense” at Tufts University Fletcher School of Foreign Affairs and at Villanova University Law School. He spoke on “Taking Multinational Corporate Codes of Conduct to the Next Level” at the conference on sub-Saharan Africa held by the GW Institute for Interna-tional Corporate Governance and Accountability. He also spoke to a group of federal judges chaired by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the headquarters of the American Society of International Law on the ways in which international and foreign law are currently being addressed by U.S. courts.

Lars Noah spoke on a panel discussing involuntary switches of prescription drugs to over-the-counter status at a Federalist Society program on backdoor pharmaceutical price controls held at the National Press Club in October.

In November at the University of Pennsylvania-Wharton-Temple Law School Research Colloquium, Dawn Nunziato presented “The Death of the Public Forum in Cyberspace.”

Scott Pagel was appointed to a three-year term on the membership review committee of the Association of American Law Schools.

Students in the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic scored a victory in September when U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly granted the plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment in Lightfoot v. District of Columbia. In Lightfoot, the clinic and co-counsel represent a certified class of many hundreds of D.C. government workers whose worker’s compensation benefits have been terminated, suspended, or reduced. Professor Jeffrey S. Guttman co-directs the clinic with Professor Lynn Cunningham.

In September, David Scheffer served as official rapporteur at the conference on Gender Justice in Post-Conflict Situations, which was co-organized by the United Nations Development Fund for Women and the International Legal Assistance Consortium and held in New York. He also drafted the report and summary extracts of the conference. His report was presented to and discussed before the U.N. Security Council in October and will be available online at and Scheffer also commented on the 1961 film “Judgment at Nuremberg,” at a special showing of the film before an audience at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

At the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law Conference on International Financial Services: Diverse Approaches in a Globalized Environment in Sacramento, Heidi M. Schooner presented “Bank Insolvency Regimes in the United States and the United Kingdom.”

In October, Steve Schooner gave presentations on “Domestic Policies” and “Domestic Review Procedures” at the World Trade Organization and Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Inter-American Development Bank regional workshop on government procurement for Latin American countries in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He discussed “Contractor Atrocities at Abu Ghraib: Compromised Accountability in a Streamlined, Outsourced Government” at the International Procurement Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Andy Spanogle (pictured at left) was asked by the Asian Development Bank to make a fact-finding mission to Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and the Marshall Islands to survey their needs for law reform in the area of commercial law. In September, Spanogle presented two papers at the U.S.-Mexico Law Institute annual conference in Santa Fe. One paper concerned the enforcement of foreign judgments, especially those rendered by Mexican national courts, in the United States. The second concerned the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the United States.

At the September meeting of the UNCITRAL working group to reform the organization’s model procurement law, Christopher Yukins served as an adviser to the U.S. delegation. The meeting was held at the U.N. facilities in Vienna, Austria. In October, he presented “The Conduct of Electronic Reverse Auctions: A Comparative Report on Experience in the U.S. Procurement System” at the International Public Procurement Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

GW Law Welcomes New and Visiting Faculty

This academic year, the Law School welcomes eight new and 12 visiting faculty members:

Michael B. Abramowicz
Associate Professor of Law

After graduating from Yale Law School, Abramowicz clerked for Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He previously was an associate professor at George Mason University School of Law before coming to GW Law. He teaches and does research in areas including intellectual property, civil procedure, administrative law, insurance law, and corporate law. His work has been published in various journals including Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and University of Chicago Law Review.

Steve Charnovitz
Associate Professor of Law

Before joining GW Law in 2004, Charnovitz was an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington. He began his career as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor, later served on the staff of two speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives, and then became policy director of the U.S. Competitiveness Policy Council. In 1995, he helped to establish the Global Environment & Trade Study, serving as its first director. He is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law and the Journal of International Economic Law and is the author of Trade Law and Global Governance.

Donald Clarke
Professor of Law

A specialist in Chinese law, Clarke will join the Law School faculty in the spring semester. He taught at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and practiced for three years at a major international firm with a large China practice. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has published extensively in journals such as China Quarterly and the American Journal of Comparative Law. His recent research has focused on Chinese legal institutions and the legal issues presented by China’s economic reforms. Clarke founded and maintains the Chinese Law Net, the leading Internet listserv on Chinese law.

Christy Hallam DeSanctis
Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing, Director of Legal Research and Writing Program

Prior to joining the Law School faculty, DeSanctis practiced with the Washington firm Collier Shannon Scott. There, she focused on trial and appellate litigation at both the state and federal level, including in the U.S. Supreme Court, and worked on a variety of regulatory and legislative matters before a number of federal agencies and Congress. She also published numerous articles relating to major legislative efforts with which she was directly involved, including terrorism insurance legislation and federal health and financial privacy regulations. DeSanctis clerked for John W. Bissell, the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She began teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the Law School’s legal research and writing program in 2002. She has also taught several undergraduate English courses at the University of Maryland.

Dinah L. Shelton
Professor of Law, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law

Before her appointment to the Law School in 2004, Shelton was professor of international law and director of the doctoral program in international human rights law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. She is the author of two prize-winning books, Protecting Human Rights in the Americas, co-written with Professor Emeritus Thomas Buergenthal, and Remedies in International Human Rights Law. She is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law and is a counselor to the American Society of International Law. From 1987 to 1989, she was the director of the Office of Staff Attorneys at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has also served as a legal consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme, UNITAR, World Health Organization, European Union, Council of Europe, and Organization of American States.

Daniel J. Solove
Associate Professor of Law

After graduating from Yale Law School, Solove clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and for Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He practiced law as an associate at the firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington. Solove taught at Seton Hall Law School before joining the GW Law faculty. An internationally known expert in privacy law, he has been interviewed and quoted in numerous print and broadcast media. Solove serves on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and is on the board of governors of the Law and Humanities Institute. He has contributed to several amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age and Information Privacy Law.

Dalia Tsuk
Associate Professor of Law

Tsuk comes to GW Law from James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. She previously clerked for the Chief Justice Meir Shamgar of Israel’s Supreme Court. She was a senior fellow in the graduate program at Harvard Law School and a Samuel I. Golieb fellow in legal history at NYU School of Law. In 2001, she was a fellow in the inaugural J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin. Her research focuses on the history of American legal pluralism with special emphasis on the legal realists and philosophical pragmatists of the first half of the 20th century. She is writing two books, Encounters with Pluralism: The Life and Thought of Felix S. Cohen and Pluralist Images: Legal Visions for the Modern State.

Amanda L. Tyler
Associate Professor of Law

At Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in Washington, Tyler focused on constitutional and appellate litigation and handled a number of pro bono matters. She holds a degree in public policy, with distinction, from Stanford University, and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Following law school, Tyler clerked for Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Prior to joining GW, Tyler also served as a visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Her research and teaching interests include federal courts, civil procedure, statutory interpretation, and constitutional law.

Visiting Faculty

David W. Barnes
Barnes will visit GW Law for the spring semester from Seton Hall Law School. He will teach torts.

Arturo Carrillo
Carrillo returns for his second academic year at GW Law to direct the International Human Rights Clinic.

R. Randle Edwards
This is Edwards’ second year as a visitor to GW Law. At GW, he is a distinguished visiting professor of law. He formerly was the director of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies and a faculty member of the East Asian Institute at the Columbia Law School.

Laura Heymann
Heymann is a visiting associate professor and an administrative fellow in the intellectual property program. Until 2003, Heymann was an assistant general counsel at America Online Inc.

Cynthia Lichtenstein
A professor emerita at Boston College Law School, Lichtenstein is a noted specialist on international banking and international transactions.

Michael Matheson
Matheson is a member of the U.N. International Law Commission and has argued many cases before international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice. A visiting research professor, he has been with GW Law since 2002.

Kristen E. Murray
Murray is the visiting associate professor of legal research and writing, and the associate director of GW Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program.

Lars Noah
Noah is visiting the Law School for the fall semester from the University of Florida, where he is the Research Foundation Professor of Law and has been named “Teacher of the Year” on three occasions. He teaches torts and food and drug law.

David J. Scheffer
Before visiting GW Law, Scheffer taught as a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He served as the U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues during the second term of the Clinton administration and as senior adviser and counsel to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993 to 1996.

Thomas Schoenbaum
This is Schoenbaum’s second year visiting GW Law, coming from the International Christian University in Japan, where he serves as professor of International Studies.

Heidi Schooner
Schooner has served on the faculty at the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America since 1993. She teaches regulation of financial institutions, corporations, and contracts.

Joseph G. Straus
Straus is the Marshall Coyne Visiting Professor of Inernational Law. He is a professor of law at the Universities of Munich and Ljubljana and managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich.

Symposium Explores Law and Democracy


Keynote speaker and former deputy White House chief of staff under President Clinton Harold M. Ickes.

Presented by The George Washington Law Review and hosted by the Law Library of the Library of Congress, “Law and Democracy: A Symposium on the Law Governing Our Democratic Process” was held Nov. 15. The keynote speaker was Harold M. Ickes, former deputy White House chief of staff for President Clinton. The panel discussions were: “Partisan Redistricting and Veith v. Jubelirer,” “Campaign Finance,” “How the Rules Shaped the 2004 Elections,” and “Voting Rights and Barriers.”

GW Law faculty as well as faculty from national universities led the discussions. Representatives from the Law Library of Congress, National Public Radio, the Center for Responsive Politics, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Federal Election Commission, and The Wall Street Journal also discussed the intertwining of law and politics.

GW Hosts IP Reception


The GW Intellectual Property Law Program held an evening reception Oct. 14 at the Grand Hyatt Washington for the IP community. The event coincided with the American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting, which was being held at the Hyatt that week. The reception was well attended by alumni, members of the GW IP Advisory Board, current IP students, and AIPLA members. Prominent guests included Hon. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck of the German Federal Supreme Court and Hon. Sir Nicholas Pumfrey of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

James C. Wray, JD ’61; Julie Pirkey; Professor Robert Brauneis, co-director of the Intellectual Property Law Program; Stephen Walsh, U.S. Patent and Trademark, Office and member of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal editorial board; Louis T. Pirkey, JD ’64, member of the GW IP Advisory Board.

Conference Focuses on Discrimination

In November, more than 100 legal scholars, practitioners and representatives from government and international organizations attended a two-day conference at the Law School on labor rights in North America. Held in cooperation with the Commission for Labor Cooperation Secretariat of the NAFTA and the North American Consortium on Legal Education, the conference provided comparative perspectives on eliminating workplace discrimination and had a special focus on women, native peoples, and individuals with disabilities.

(left) Quebec Manuela Tomei, International Labor Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (left) Mark S. Knouse, executive director, Commission for Labor Cooperation Secretariat, Washington, D.C. (below) Moderator Ajit Mehat, director general, National Labour Operations Directorate; and a keynote speaker, Colleen Sheppard, McGill University.

Spanish Ambassador Speaks at GW


2L Gening Liao, Ambassador Westendorp y Cabeza, and Professor Alberto Benitez.

Photo by Claire Duggan

On Oct. 27, Ambassador Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza of Spain presented a lecture in GW Law School’s Great Room as a part of this year’s Enrichment Lecture Series. About 55 law students and community members attended the event.

As a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers, which was elected into office in Spain this year, Westendorp y Cabeza was appointed to represent his country to the United States. Prior to his appointment, his positions included state secretary for the European Union; a member of the European Parliament, where he was chair of the Industry, Foreign Commerce, and Research and Energy Committee; a member of the Autonomous Community of Madrid Parliamentary Assembly; and a speaker for the Socialist Group on Economy and Technological Advancement.

The ambassador’s vast background in the politics of the EU and Spain’s economy contributed to the topics covered in his lecture. He spoke on Spain’s fight against terror, economic relations between Spain and the United States, and the new Socialist administration. He asked that Spain not be seen as a counterveiling power to the United States, but a “cooperative partner.”

The talk was followed by questions from the audience, which ranged from Spain’s reaction to the war on terror to the ambassador’s view on the current presidential election. The Ambassador also mentioned that one of his personal goals is to increase business between Spain and the United States through exports and foreign direct investment. The event concluded with an informal reception where students and other attendees were able to discuss issues personally with the ambassador.

The lecture was hosted by Professor Alberto Benitez, this year’s chair of the Enrichment Lecture Series Committee.

—Gening Liao

Exploring Corporate Issues in Africa

In October, the Law School’s Institute for International Corporate Governance and Accountability hosted a conference titled “Corporate Governance and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Under the leadership of Professor Larry Mitchell and Professor Naomi Cahn, the conference brought together legal scholars, development NGO representatives, and policy-makers from Africa, Europe and North America, who examined general corporate issues and offered a comparative study of certain African nations on a variety of topics, including business practices, corporate social responsibility, corruption, and mergers and acquisitions.

Professor Vincent O. Nmehielle, SJD ’00, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Photo by Claire Duggan

Professor Enyinna Nwauche, who is associate professor of law, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria and visiting professor of law, North West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa.

Photo by Claire Duggan

Election Redux


Photo by Claire Duggan

As part of the Law School’s Enrichment Program designed to enhance the institution’s intellectual life, American University’s Professor of Government James A. Thurber gave “A Post-Mortem on the November 2 Election” Nov. 16 in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room. Professor Spencer Overton presided over the event.

Thurber is the director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American. He also is principal investigator of a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to the Campaign Management Institute, which focuses on improving campaign conduct. As the author and co-author of numerous books and articles on Congress, congressional-presidential relations, political budgeting, interest groups and lobbying, and reform, Thurber offered the audience unique insight into the recent campaigns.

Three Win Finnegan Prize

For 25 years, former professorial lecturer of licensing law Marcus B. Finnegan, LLM ’57, has been honored by his family and friends as well as the partners of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner with the award of the Finnegan Prize at GW Law School. The awards, this year to three students, in the amounts of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000, aid GW Law students and are presented for the three best papers which make a significant contribution to the field of intellectual property law.

A committee, consisting of GW Law professors and Brian Brunsvold, JD ’67, a partner at Finnegan, Henderson selected the winning papers. A reception in honor of the winners was held in May.

This year’s winners are: Jason Karasik, first place; Chunxiang Shen, second place; and Heba Raslan, third place.

(left to right) Interim Dean Roger Trangsrud, Ford Farabow, U.S. District Judge Timothy Ellis, Heba Raslan, Doug Henderson, Jason Karasik, Chris Foley, Chunxiang Shen, and Donald Dunner.

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