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The Nota Bene

Senate’s Fiscal Restraint Results in $5,000 Golden Egg (2/28)….

By Mark Aaron Cox, GWSBA Correspondent The GW SBA Senate convened Tuesday, February 28th at 8:05pm in Lerner 301. Only fourteen of the twenty-two elected representatives were present, with six members voting via proxy and two absent–a low number, despite the repeated...

….Senate Closes Year with Uncomfortable Questions (3/19)

By Mark Aaron Cox, GWSBA Correspondent The GW SBA Senate convened for its last session of the 2011-2012 year on Monday, March 19th. Only two members were absent at the start of the meeting, making it the best attended session since the beginning of the year. Professor Todd...

The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project: A Profile

By Giri Iyengar There’s a new group in town, one we think you should know about. Under Aseel Barghuthi’s leadership, the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) recently launched its GW Law chapter with little fanfare but much success. They had a terrific fundraiser last month at...

Two Concerns with Hate Speech Policy Proposal

by Adam Pearlman I have two thoughts regarding the proposed hate speech policy at GW Law.  First, I was astonished that the only reference to Nazis in Samantha Ames’ piece regarding the proposed policy was not the fact, well-known to GW Law students, that the American Civil...

Students Consider Proposed Hate Group Policy

Several students, including GW Law student Samantha Ames (below), recently proposed the adoption of a new policy concerning events at the law school which include speakers from identified Hate Groups. Below, you will find commentary on the issue from both Samantha and Michael...

Special Edition: 2012 SBA Election Issue Available for Download

Click here to download a copy of the 2012 SBA Election Issue: Digital Edition. Click here to download a copy of the 2012 SBA Election Issue: Digital Addition.

Senator Absenteeism Mars Otherwise Productive SBA Meeting

By Mark Aaron Cox GWSBA Correspondent The SBA Senate convened at 8:30pm on January 31, 2012 for its second full session of the spring semester. Only eleven of the twenty-two elected representatives were actually present for the meeting. Even counting appointed proxies, only...

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...