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Professor Abbe Smith on Jail Conditions amidst COVID-19, Teaching Criminal Defense and Her New Book, “Guilty People”

April 2, 2020
Criminal Law
Faculty

Professor Abbe Smith

Criminal defense lawyers “see the ravages of poverty, inequality, and mass incarceration up close,” Professor Abbe Smith writes in her latest book, Guilty…

$2 Trillion Relief Package Leaves Workers Vulnerable, Says Georgetown Law’s Workers’ Rights Institute

March 27, 2020
Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today the House passed a $2 trillion relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that the president is expected to sign.

“While this bill provides much needed relief, it fails to adequately address the needs of many of America’s…

Elisa Massimino, the Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Chair in Human Rights at Georgetown Law, praised ‘seemingly opposite’ virtues in annual human rights lecture.

Human Rights Leader Urges Advocates to Embrace Chutzpah and Humility

March 18, 2020
Faculty
Human Rights & Immigration

When President George W. Bush authorized waterboarding after the 9/11 attacks, Elisa Massimino saw the administration’s policy as a gross violation of human rights.

Then a director at Human Rights First, she launched a campaign to end the torture…

Professor M. Gregg Bloche

Professor M. Gregg Bloche on New Revelations about U.S. Torture Programs and the Ethics of Interrogation

March 17, 2020
Faculty
National Security Law

On March 5, top experts on torture and interrogation programs came together at Georgetown Law to discuss new revelations about U.S. actions after 9/11. In remarks, followed by a panel discussion, organized by Georgetown Law Professor M. Gregg Bloche,…

Georgetown Law Associate Dean for Centers and Institutes Elizabeth Hayes Patterson (left) and Georgetown University Alumni Association Director Julia Farr (right, C'88, P'19, P'21) at the Georgetown Law Women's Forum, giving the 2020 Georgetown Law Alumnae Award to Leslie Thornton (L'83, L'16, second from left) and U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington (second from right, L'80). The Alumnae Award was established in 1998 to recognize women graduates of the Law Center who exhibit excellence in their profession and dedication to Georgetown Law.

Georgetown Law Alumnae Share Stories of Agility and Adapting to Change

March 12, 2020
Feminism & Gender Studies
Our Alumni

If there was one truism that captured the mood at the 2020 Georgetown Law Women’s Forum, it was this: “There’s no straight path,” said Georgetown Law Professor Hillary Sale, who moderated the opening plenary. “Some periods are very lumpy. And it’s never, ever an easy work life balance.”

Georgetown Law BLSA President Janae Staicer (L’20) at the BLSA Black History Month culmination dinner.

Black Law Students and Faculty Assess the ‘State of Black Georgetown’ at Cross-Campus Event

March 9, 2020
Faculty
Race & Law

It’s an exciting time to be black at Georgetown.

Georgetown Law Announces Two New Degrees, Including Nation’s First “Master of Law and Technology” Program for Non-Lawyers

March 9, 2020
Press Releases
Technology, Communication, and Intellectual Property

Classes will start fall 2020 for new program designed to equip technologists, Hill staff, civil society advocates and other professionals with a foundation in technology law and policy

41st Annual International Trade Update

March 4, 2020
International Economic Law
Press Releases

Tom Graham to deliver the 4th Annual John D. Greenwald Memorial Lecture: “The Rise (and Demise?) of the WTO Appellate Body”

America’s Misadventure in Torture: New Revelations & Hard Lessons

February 27, 2020
Human Rights & Immigration
International & Comparative Law
Military

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, March 5, at Georgetown Law, leading experts on torture and interrogation programs will unpack new revelations about U.S. actions after 9/11 and discuss ongoing efforts to ensure ethical approaches to securing critical national security information.

“Hate Crimes and Online Extremist Recruitment: Lessons from States and Cities at the Frontline”

February 25, 2020
Civil Rights & Antidiscrimination
Public Interest & Community Service

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Feb. 27, at Georgetown Law, current and former public officials will discuss state and local alternatives to stagnant federal action on addressing hate crimes and online extremist recruitment.

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