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Federal Reserve Policy Implicates Grad Student Decisions

Follow By Arthur Saakian Quantitative Easing is the Kool-Aid that America is drinking—at least until 2014. Manufactured by the Federal Reserve at the start of the Great Recession in 2008, Quantitative Easing–or QE–is a monetary policy used by the Fed to increase the...
Posted On Apr 09 2012

The Value of Skill Boards: Improving Useful Skills or Generating Arbitrary Accolades?

Follow By Thomas Renkes Skill boards seem to be an ever present pressure on GW Law students.  In the first few weeks of the Fall semester, 1Ls are already asked to sign up for the Fall Alternative Dispute Resolution competition.  Come Spring time, they’re being told they “might...

Badinage 101 by Blake Behnke

Follow “Badinage” – it’s an obscure word, and it’s early in the school year so I apologize for challenging your already overtaxed vocabularies, but I’ll save you a trip to dictionary.com.  Badinage means humorous conversation.  Over the next year we are going to badinage...

Badinage: Twitterball by Blake Behnke

Follow Well my friends, OCI has come and gone and guess what?  Even though I look FANTASTIC in my new suits, I did not get a job.  All is not lost though, several of my friends have jobs (Congratulations to you guys!), so worst-case scenario I’ll be sleeping on their couches...

Rain Dance by Katherine Mereand-Sinha

Follow In this economy GW Law students need to be optimistic, driven, and passionate about a few choice areas of the law. While the same could be said of anyone interested in a job in the field of law even during boom times, the imperative during an economic depression like the...