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The online discussions in Georgetown Law's 'Rethinking Policing' series aim to educate and empower individuals, communit...
07/28/2020
Rethinking Policing: Georgetown Law Responds to the Killing of George Floyd

The online discussions in Georgetown Law's 'Rethinking Policing' series aim to educate and empower individuals, communities and the next generation of leaders in pursuing meaningful change amid the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2P5MYRq

The shocking images of Minneapolis police pinning down and killing George Floyd on Memorial Day set off a nationwide wave of protests and impassioned public debate on how to finally end not only police brutality, but centuries of inequality and injustice.

07/27/2020
American Injustice: A Legal Action Agenda for Racial Disparities in Health

Before COVID-19, the health policy community was painfully aware of wide disparities in lifespan and well-being that correlate with class and race. But in the public sphere, such inequity was often overlooked. Now, the virus is spotlighting it. A panel of health policy experts discuss what can be done to diminish racial injustice in health and whether current politics might soon allow for reform.

OPINION | In recent weeks, U.S. banks have pledged their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But their role in ...
07/17/2020
Op-Ed: Surprise, surprise. Big bank racism is corrupting PPP loans

OPINION | In recent weeks, U.S. banks have pledged their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But their role in distributing PPP loans during COVID-19 shows how systemic racism is embedded in their business model, write professors Jamillah Bowman Williams and Emma Coleman Jordan.

Black and minority-owned businesses have been the most disadvantaged by the PPP debacle.

07/10/2020
Trump's Taxes and the Power of Congress

LIVE NOW: Georgetown Law professors Joshua Geltzer and Victoria Nourse debrief and analyze Thursday’s highly anticipated Supreme Court decisions on cases involving President’s financial records.

Viewers can submit their questions via the comments below.

A message from Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor in support of our international students.
07/09/2020
A Message from Georgetown Law in Support of our International Students

A message from Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor in support of our international students.

On Monday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released guidelines that require international students with F-1 visas to leave the country if their universities decide to go entirely online or if they opt to participate in classes online-only in a hybrid model, like ours, which offers...

Now that the highly anticipated Supreme Court rulings on two cases regarding President Trump's financial records have be...
07/09/2020

Now that the highly anticipated Supreme Court rulings on two cases regarding President Trump's financial records have been handed down, join Georgetown Law professors Joshua Geltzer and Victoria Nourse Friday at 2:30 p.m. EDT for analysis.

Comment "attending" below to be notified when the event is live!

Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program launches "Project ABLE." The new project will support law enforcement agenc...
07/08/2020
Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program Launches Project ABLE to Help Police Departments Build a Culture of Active Bystandership

Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program launches "Project ABLE." The new project will support law enforcement agencies nationwide in building a successful culture of peer intervention, also known as "active bystandership."

Four years ago, the Minneapolis Police Department added a “duty to intervene” policy to the books. But when Officer Derek Chauvin planted his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, three other officers did nothing to stop him.

06/29/2020
Georgetown Law's Philip Schrag on the Flores Settlement Agreement

With COVID-19 flaring, a federal judge overseeing Flores litigation has ordered the Trump administration to release some migrant children from detention. How does the "Flores Settlement Agreement" protect children and why is it under fire? Georgetown Law professor Phil Schrag shares his take.

Congratulations to Erin Sielaff (F’16, L’20) on being named the class of 2020's Summa Cum Laude and Francis E. Lucey awa...
06/25/2020
Erin Sielaff (F’16, L’20) receives Summa Cum Laude Honors and Francis E. Lucey, S.J. Award

Congratulations to Erin Sielaff (F’16, L’20) on being named the class of 2020's Summa Cum Laude and Francis E. Lucey awardee! Sielaff is only the third J.D. student at #GeorgetownLaw to earn a 4.0-grade point average since 1998.

At Georgetown Law, a Summa Cum Laude, or “with highest praise” honor is granted at the sole discretion of the faculty. In the J.D. class of 2020, only one student, Erin Sielaff, received a Summa Cum Laude degree.

06/24/2020
Police Abolition: What Does it Mean?

Police abolition and the “defund police” movement have been simmering for a while but entered the national conversation after George Floyd’s death and the protests that followed. In this panel discussion, experts discuss police abolition, what it means, what it doesn't mean, and what public safety could look like without policing as we know it today.

Georgetown Law Professor from Practice Christy Lopez moderates a panel that includes Professor Allegra McLeod, Howard Law Professor Justin Hansford (L’07), and Relman Colfax Associate Tahir Duckett (L’17).

Melissa McCafferty (Law/SSP '23), a Coast Guard veteran who begins a dual-degree program in law and security studies at ...
06/22/2020
Incoming Georgetown Law Student Named Tillman Scholar

Melissa McCafferty (Law/SSP '23), a Coast Guard veteran who begins a dual-degree program in law and security studies at Georgetown Law this fall, has been selected as a 2020 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation (Official).

Melissa McCafferty (Law/SSP '23), a Coast Guard veteran who begins a dual-degree program in law and security studies at Georgetown this fall, has been selected as a 2020 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation.

06/18/2020
Georgetown Law

Today, The Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration's move to end DACA. In this Legalese, Georgetown Law professor Mary McCord explained what "deferred action" means and why many law enforcement leaders support the program for "Dreamers."

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week that will determine the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Professor Mary McCord of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection argues that the stakes go beyond the deportation of "dreamers." #Legalese

06/18/2020
Preparing The Next Generation: Healing and Activism

Centering hope as the motivating force for change, panelists will grapple with the challenges and promise of activism in the search for meaningful transformation and healing after the killing of George Floyd.

Georgetown Law Associate Dean Kristin Henning (L’97) moderates a panel that includes Professor Anthony Cook, Lecturer Amy Uelmen (C’90, L’93, L’15), National Office Advancement Project Executive Director Judith Browne Dianis, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Justin Hopkins, and Racial Justice Advocate Janae Staicer (L’20).

06/17/2020
"Sex," The Law & Expanding #LGBTQ rights

#GeorgetownLaw professor Marty Lederman and Paul Smith deliver a #SCOTUS debrief on "Sex," The Law & Expanding #LGBTQ rights. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions via the comments below.

Register for tomorrow's live (11 AM EDT) expert roundtable on "Preparing The Next Generation: Healing and Activism." A p...
06/17/2020

Register for tomorrow's live (11 AM EDT) expert roundtable on "Preparing The Next Generation: Healing and Activism." A panel of experts will discuss the challenges & promises of activism during turbulent times. RSVP: http://bit.ly/3frscqJ

VIRTUAL EVENT | Join Georgetown Law tomorrow (Wednesday at 4 pm EDT) for a live debrief of Monday's landmark Supreme Cou...
06/16/2020

VIRTUAL EVENT | Join Georgetown Law tomorrow (Wednesday at 4 pm EDT) for a live debrief of Monday's landmark Supreme Court ruling for LGBTQ rights with professors Marty Lederman and Paul Smith.

Comment "attending" below to be notified when the event is live.

06/15/2020
Transforming Police

What does it actually mean to reform the police? Professor Rosa Brooks moderates a panel examining police reform efforts to date, what's working and what's not and where we should go next.

This discussion is part of Georgetown Law's series on "Rethinking the Police: Activism and Reform." Learn more: https://bit.ly/3frscqJ

The police killing of George Floyd is driving renewed calls for police reform, but also concern that past reform efforts...
06/10/2020

The police killing of George Floyd is driving renewed calls for police reform, but also concern that past reform efforts fell short. Register for tomorrow's live expert roundtable on "Transforming the Police" here: bit.ly/37ctnax

PERSPECTIVE | "The United States’ departure from the WHO is not as simple as Trump assumes. Legally, the president canno...
06/07/2020
How to Keep the United States in the WHO

PERSPECTIVE | "The United States’ departure from the WHO is not as simple as Trump assumes. Legally, the president cannot just withdraw unilaterally."

#GeorgetownLaw's Lawrence Gostin and Yale Law School's Harold Hongju Koh lay out potential legal and global heath implications in Foreign Affairs.

Immediate withdrawal would be a global health and a legal disaster.

OPINION | "If equal justice under the law had applied to George Floyd — justice equal to what the four cops now charged ...
06/06/2020
The injustice began the moment police approached George Floyd

OPINION | "If equal justice under the law had applied to George Floyd — justice equal to what the four cops now charged with his murder have received — he would never even have been arrested," Georgetown Law's Professor Paul Butler and Harvard Law School's Nancy Gertner write in the L.A. Times.

The difference in the arrests of Floyd and the four police officers involved in his killing shows why anger is filling America’s streets.

05/28/2020
COVID-19 Behind Bars: The Crisis Inside and Out

LIVE NOW: Join Georgetown Law for a panel discussion about the COVID-19 crisis in prison and jails, its impact on prisoners and the wider community, and the path forward.

Four professors on the frontlines of addressing the crisis will discuss: Kristin Henning (Georgetown Law's Juvenile Justice Clinic), Vida Johnson (Georgetown Law’s Criminal Justice and Criminal Defense clinics); Shon Hopwood (litigating on behalf of prisoners seeking release), and Marc Howard (Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative).

VIRTUAL EVENT: Join Georgetown Law's Kristin Henning, Vida Johnson, Shop Hopwood and Georgetown University's Marc Howard...
05/26/2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: Join Georgetown Law's Kristin Henning, Vida Johnson, Shop Hopwood and Georgetown University's Marc Howard on Thursday 5/28 at 11:00 AM EDT for a conversation on the COVID-19 crisis in prisons and jails.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2ZCcIvu

The global economic meltdown caused by COVID-19 has redoubled Georgetown Law professors Anna Gelpern and Sean Hagan's co...
05/19/2020
COVID-19 Adds Urgency to Professors’ Work on Global Debt

The global economic meltdown caused by COVID-19 has redoubled Georgetown Law professors Anna Gelpern and Sean Hagan's commitment to addressing a long-simmering problem: massive and growing debt accumulation by many developing countries.

The global economic meltdown caused by COVID-19 has redoubled two Georgetown Law professors’ commitment to address a long-simmering problem: massive and growing debt accumulation by many developing countries.

05/17/2020
Georgetown University Law Center Alumni Affairs

Congratulations to the Georgetown Law Class of 2020! Your fellow Hoya Lawyas including Savannah Guthrie (L'02), Marc Morial (L'83), Judge Pamela K. Chen (L'86), Judge Marilyn Milian (L'84), John Podesta (L'76) and Senator Mazie Hirono (L'78) celebrate this momentous occasion in your lives with this special message.

Congratulations to the Georgetown Law Class of 2020! Your fellow Hoya Lawyas including Savannah Guthrie (L'02), Marc Morial (L'83), Judge Pamela K. Chen (L'86), Judge Marilyn Milian (L'84), John Podesta (L'76) and Senator Mazie Hirono (L'78) celebrate this momentous occasion in your lives with this special message.

Now that you're a part of our alumni community of more than 47,000 members, visit our site to learn how to stay connected: https://bit.ly/2Tes4lP

05/17/2020
Celebrating the Class of 2020

Congratulations to Georgetown Law’s Class of 2020! Today you become Georgetown Lawyers. Though we look forward to the day we can gather and celebrate together, we hope this message brings a smile to your face as you mark this momentous occasion in your lives. You make us all so proud.

05/16/2020
Georgetown University

Ahead of #GeorgetownLaw’s Class of 2020 celebration on Sunday, check out the 2020 Conferral of Degrees in Course on the Georgetown University page.

Join us for the 2020 Conferral of Degrees in Course

Congratulations to the #GeorgetownLaw Class of 2020!👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎓 Though we look forward to the day we can gather to celebrate...
05/15/2020

Congratulations to the #GeorgetownLaw Class of 2020!👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎓 Though we look forward to the day we can gather to celebrate in person, we are happy to dedicate this weekend to virtually celebrating your incredible achievements!
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Tap our profile icon to check out our Instagram story (www.instagram.com/georgetownlawofficial) today for a variety of special Class of 2020 content, including custom face filters, fill-in-the-blank story templates, and “then & now” photo frames.
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Additionally, please visit the Law Commencement homepage (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/go/commencement) for more content and resources (lawn signs, posters, zoom backgrounds) to help you and your families and friends celebrate this momentous occasion in your lives.
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Finally, on Sunday, May 17 at 9 A.M. EDT, Georgetown Law will premiere the Class of 2020 commemorative video on all our social media channels. Check back on Sunday morning to watch it! 🎓

Celebrating Georgetown Law's Class of 2020!
05/11/2020

Celebrating Georgetown Law's Class of 2020!

Celebrating Georgetown Law's Class of 2020!
05/11/2020

Celebrating Georgetown Law's Class of 2020!

For Mark Vatch (L’20), public service runs in the blood. So when coronavirus struck his hometown, he did what came natur...
05/07/2020
Georgetown Law Student Saves Lives as Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician

For Mark Vatch (L’20), public service runs in the blood. So when coronavirus struck his hometown, he did what came naturally: he rushed to the front lines of the pandemic to provide emergency medical care, risking his own life to save the lives of others.

For Mark Vatch (L’20), public service runs in the blood. So when the novel coronavirus struck his hometown, he did what came naturally: he rushed to the front lines of the pandemic to provide emergency medical care, risking his own life to save the lives of others.

Today, for #GivingTuesdayNow, #HoyasForOthers are coming together in the spirit of generosity and service to support the...
05/05/2020
Giving Tuesday Now - Georgetown University

Today, for #GivingTuesdayNow, #HoyasForOthers are coming together in the spirit of generosity and service to support the causes most important to them.

Support the Law Annual Fund or the Georgetown Law Student Emergency Fund: https://bit.ly/2SoHjIq

Giving Tuesday Now is a global day of giving and unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Join #HoyasForOthers and support our Georgetown students today.

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