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Annual EJF Auction Raises Over $40,000

By Melissa Milchman Over 700 students, faculty and staff members gathered on March 29 for the Annual GW Equal Justice Foundation Auction. Both a Silent Auction and Live Auction were held at the law school where GW students, faculty, staff and community members actively bid on...

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,...

Professor Banzhaf Responds to Dean Berman and Professor Tuttle

Because both Dean Berman and Prof. Tuttle have publicly commented on my legal actions regarding Catholic University, I thought I would share with you my brief response (in the form of a letter to the editor) to an article quoting both which just appeared in The Hatchet.  Relevant...

Amat Victoria Curam

“Victory Favors Careful Preparation” Alum Advises Targeted Networking As fall semester draws to a close, the prospect of summer and post-graduate employment suddenly looms large on the horizon.  For many students the job search now begins in earnest.  This process is...

Ad Hoc Funding Questions Dominate Debate – Mark Aaron Cox, GWSBA Correspondent

The GW SBA Senate convened for its second full session on Monday, October 10, 2011 in Lisner 202 at 8:30pm.   The first order of business at any SBA general body meeting is to approve for publication the minutes of the group’s last meeting. Executive Vice President Rubin...

Direct Funding of Student Organizations – Elizabeth Confalone

Part One of the ongoing series, Follow the Money One of the primary duties of student government at the Law School is to allocate funding to student organizations. Every year, student organizations submit budgets to the SBA, detailing anticipated group expenditures. The SBA...

Practicing International Law in DC

By Todd Watson With Umar Akbar Ahmed Esq. – GW LL.M. Class of ‘07 DC is, without a doubt, one of the best places in the world to pursue an international law career.  Many GW Law students seem to have come here for that reason.  But long after CivPro and Torts have become a...

A Conversation with New Associate Dean of Admissions Sophia Sim – Alex Giannattasio

Gaining admission to a top law school has never been an easy endeavor. The application process is well known for being both complicated and stressful. But in the face of an uncertain economic climate, rapid globalization, and high unemployment—even and especially among freshly...

Badinage: Banzhaf Bucks Catholic U by Blake Behnke

I’m sure you’ve seen the articles—the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and even the paragon of legal news—Above the Law.  Professor John Banzhaf is at it again, doing that which he does best—suing the bastards.  His latest target is God.  Well, sort of.  Banzhaf has...

In Today’s Job Market, Networking is a Must by Katie White, GW Law School Networking Coach

What is so important about networking, and why is there so much emphasis on networking in the job search process?  Networking is not easy for most people.  However, “who you know” can make a huge difference in a job search, and in life.  And now is the time to begin to build...

Paper Towel Woes by David Keithly

Last week during a break in my evidence class, I used the men’s room on the lower level near LL101.  When I finished washing my hands, I waved my hand in front of the magical paper-towel dispenser and was surprised when 4 inches of paper towel came out.  Now I don’t have...

Office Hours: Professor Orin Kerr by Stephanie Levitt

His favorite number is five. As a law student, administrative law fascinated him. He is ranked #7 among criminal law scholars in the United States for citations in academic journals, and, three weeks ago, one of his blogs was cited by the D.C. Circuit. Who is this tech-savvy GW...

First Year Curriculum: Dynamic or Complacent? by Jonathan Foster

Comparisons can be dangerous.  In relationships, comparing a significant other to an ex is romantically fatal; in the mirror, comparing oneself to a supermodel is self-esteem suicide. In politics, comparing oneself to Reagan may seem like a good idea at the time, but usually ends...

Applicants and Enrollment at GW Law Decline in 2011 by Alex Giannattasio

Editor’s Note: Subsequent to publication, the following correction to this article was issued:  The article…incorrectly states that the only Ivy League schools represented by the entering class of 2014 are Princeton, Yale and Penn. This error was due to a misreading...
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