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Federal Reserve Policy Implicates Grad Student Decisions

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 supply...
Posted On Apr 09 2012

Grade Distribution Lags, Leading to Student Concerns Regarding Employment

By Thomas Renkes For many students, the weeks after finals can be just as nerve wracking as the weeks leading up to finals.  With the prospect of applying for jobs, preparing resumes for the Public Sector Recruiting Program (PSRP), and deflecting the queries of inquisitive family...

The Illusion of Safety

by Harry Hudesman Like many other outsiders, members of the law school community move to the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington D.C. not just for its proximity to the beautiful George Washington University but because of the desire for safety. Unfortunately, as a student, I...

Transparency Debate Runs Long; Patience Runs Short – Mark Aaron Cox, GWSBA Correspondent

The SBA Senate convened on Monday, October 24th in L202 for their third meeting of the Fall 2011 schedule. The GW Law Softball Club asked the Senate for $1,600 in ad hoc funding to supplement group funds for several upcoming tournaments and replace heavily worn equipment. The...

Dean Berman Implements New Committee on Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation — Melissa Milchman

The concept of “one-size-fits-all” may work for Halloween costumes, baseball caps, and mittens. But the world of academia is slowly accepting that it may not work for education, particularly in those fields that require specialized skills and knowledge, such as the law. Dean...

Office Hours: Professor F. Scott Kieff – Stephanie Levitt

He has been named one of IP Law and Business’s “Top 50 Under 45.”  He compares scheduling office hours to scheduling an appointment with a fitness trainer. He sees the government as a preclusive entity in the field of Intellectual Property Law. He teaches Property, Corporations,...