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August 14, 2008 

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WASHINGTON - Lawrence E. Mitchell, Theodore Reinhart Professor of Business Law; and Daniel J. Solove, professor of law, have received accolades for their research on the United States' stock market and internet privacy issues, respectively.

Lawrence E. Mitchell, Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law, won ForeWord Magazine's 2007 Business & Economics Book of the Year Award for The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007). His book tells a historical account of the U.S. stock market.

Daniel J. Solove, professor of law, wrote The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale University Press, 2007). The book earned the 2007 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research, which is given out annually by Fordam University's Donald McGannon Communication Research Center. According to the center, the book received this year's honor because it "examines the increasingly important policy issue of online privacy, as well as the question of how best to balance privacy and free speech concerns."

"It is always a pleasure to acknowledge the outstanding scholarship we have come to expect from our very distinguished GW Law professors," said GW Law School Dean Fredrick M. Lawrence. "Both authors have long been recognized nationally and internationally as experts in their fields, and they continue to bring great honor to the Law School through their distinguished careers."

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