Keynotes Michelle Obama and Mary Schapiro, JD ’80, celebrate public service.
They painted buildings, picked up trash, and sorted canned goods. They planted trees, handed out food, and gave their time to pro bono cases. GW students, staff members, and faculty members logged more than 100,000 hours of community service this academic year to exceed a service challenge handed down by first lady Michelle Obama. Read more >
American lawyers got a wake-up call in 2009 and 2010. Men and women who for many years had been chasing more and more work at an ever faster pace suddenly found themselves looking for a secure place—almost any place—to ride out the falling demand for their services. Read more >
GW Law’s leadership crossed the Atlantic in May for a series of high-level symposiums, receptions, and special events in The Hague and Paris focusing on international law. The centerpiece of the weeklong trip was a formal dinner celebrating the career of GW Law Professor Emeritus Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice, who is retiring from the court and returning to GW this fall as the Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence. Read more >
On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, 20 million people showed their support for a cleaner, protected environment. Soon after, Congress passed the Clean Air Act. Then-President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more >
Fifty years ago, GW Law made history. Ralph C. Nash Jr. and John Cibinic Jr. founded GW Law’s legendary Government Procurement Law Program, which forged a new academic discipline that was only beginning to surface in the legal world.
Until then, experts say, the field was commonly thought of as a combination of contract law, regulatory law, accounting, and public, social, and economic policies. Read more >
The global economic crisis left the world reeling and searching for solutions. GW Law is answering the call through its comprehensive new Center for Law, Economics & Finance. A think tank for the study and debate of major issues in business and financial law, C-LEAF is quickly gaining a reputation as a leading voice in the fast-growing field. Read more >