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Just Get a Job! A Report on GW Law’s Career Center

Just Get a Job! A Report on GW Law’s Career Center by A.J. Sutton The Law Revue video “Just Get a Job” seems to sum up students’ sentiments towards the Career Center. But are these feelings justified? What has the Career Center actually accomplished this past year? As the...
Posted On Apr 01 2014

#SOS: Where Is The News?

#SOS: Where Is The News? by Robert Holup By now, most of us have probably heard of “something” happening in countries such as Ukraine and Venezuela. Though we see these countries’ names in passing, the majority of us are not fully aware of what that something entails. Sadly, the...
Posted On Apr 01 2014

The Mysterious Non-Existent Article 314 of the Mexican Constitution

The Mysterious Non-Existent Article 314 of the Mexican Constitution by Ary Sergio Dib Dias Filho José Carlos Barbosa Moreira, one of the best civil procedural masters in Brazil recently explained the strange phenomenon of legal interpretation that occurs when new law is...
Posted On Apr 01 2014

Aereo: SCOTUS to Determine the Fate of Dime-Sized Antennas

Aereo: SCOTUS to Determine the Fate of the Dime-Sized Antennas by Lauren D. Shinn Aereo is a service that retransmits live television broadcasts over the Internet, allowing its customers to view and record TV broadcasts on tablets, smart phones, and TV-connected devices. Unlike...
Posted On Mar 20 2014

Past Meets Present: Reflections of a Former SBA Senator

By Dean Aynechi, 3L SBA Senator Life is a series of infinite loops. This realization came to me like a surreal dream as I, Dean Aynechi, California native, SBA senator, former SBA Presidential Candidate and Section 15 SBA representative (Class of 2013) wrapped up my interview...

Sharing the Experience

By Jessica Kamish GW Law’s strong faculty are the backbone of our law school experience. We know which professors we love, which make us laugh, which intimidate us nearly to tears, and which fascinate us with their stories. Certain professors will live on in our memories...

An Interview with Professor Jerome Barron: Before Leaving, Lessons

By Robert Jordan Leaving GW this spring are over 400 graduating full-time students (three years at GW), about 40 graduating part-time students (four years at GW), and one retiring constitutional law professor (54 years at GW). I sat down with Professor Jerome Barron on the eve of...

The Inns of Court Are In Session

By Roberta O. Roberts, 1L, Louis Brandeis Inn (Section 15) According to a 2009 survey, 52% of George Washington University Law School students showed signs of being clinically depressed. The top stress-inducing forces included: competition for grades, the Socratic Method, and the...
Posted On Apr 14 2013

Eternal Life? Think of the legal fees! A closer look at the legal issues in Drew Magary’s The Postmortal

By Joe Cramer If you could get a shot that would prevent you from aging, would you?  DC local and sports blogging funnyman Drew Magary tackles this question in his entertaining and futuristic novel The Postmortal. In the year 2050, scientists discover a cure for aging. The gene...

The Vagaries of Redistricting

By Lucas Botello Every ten years, each state is required to redraw the boundaries of its Congressional districts as a means of ensuring that representation appropriately reflects population. Each district must be home to approximately the same number of citizens; but where the...

Latinos in America: Decisive Demographic or Paper Tiger?

By Michael Perez It is late 1960. American families across the country sit in front of their television sets and witness a political aberration. A youthful Jackie Kennedy, robed in conservative dress, speaks to the nation in support of her husband, then Senator John F. Kennedy....

Splitting Tickets: Elasticity, Candidate Selection, and Waves

By Samuel Stone The last time Rhode Island voted for a Republican nominee for president was in 1984, a year in which only Minnesota – Democratic nominee Walter Mondale’s home state – and the District of Columbia voted Democrat. In the 28 years and six elections since, the state...

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By Christen Gallagher

From GW Law to Big Firm Intellectual Property Practice

Interview with Peter Perkowski, Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP By Avi Kelin How does a math major from Rochester, New York end up practicing intellectual property litigation in the Los Angeles offices of an international law firm? To hear the story of Peter Perkowski (GW Law...

How to Start a Career in Government Contracts

Interview with John Sorrenti (GW Law Class of ’10) By Todd Watson GW Law is considered one of the best schools in the country for government contracts.  Many students either come here to pursue that field of practice, or decide to after taking an entry level class.  But this is...

A Letter on GW Law’s Attendance at the 8th K.K. Luthra Memorial Moot Court

Editor’s Note: Last February, Nota Bene printed a story about GW Law student participation in the K.K. Luthra Moot Court Compeition in New Delhi, India. At the time, we contacted competition organizers for comment. Recently we received this letter from Dr. Alka Chawla,...