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A Transformational Dean

Meet Paul Schiff Berman, who took the helm as dean of the George Washington University Law School on July 1.

By Jamie L. Freedman

A new era began at GW Law July 1, when Paul Schiff Berman took the helm as dean of the George Washington University Law School. Widely recognized as a rising star in legal education, Dean Berman was chosen from a pool of more than 350 applicants following a yearlong nationwide search. Read more >

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Commencement 2011

Keynote John W. Snow, JD '67, headlines Law School Diploma Ceremony.

By Jamie L. Freedman

The U.S. Capitol provided a majestic backdrop for Commencement 2011, as more than 900 Law School graduates joined the distinguished ranks of GW alumni at a festive, universitywide celebration May 15 on the National Mall. Read more >

A Storied Career

The legal community salutes Professor Jack Friedenthal, who recently celebrated half a century in legal education.

By Jamie L. Freedman

Legal education has changed tremendously over the past 53 years, but at least one thing has remained constant—the steadfast presence of Jack Harlan Friedenthal. Read more >

Justice Thomas Guest Lectures at GW

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas served as a surprise guest lecturer in March; GW Law will be seeing much more of him this fall.

By Claire Duggan

Professor Gregory Maggs' Contracts II students got a surprise on a Friday morning this past March when their guest lecturer turned out to be U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Read more >

Called to the Classroom

Many GW Law alumni have chosen careers in legal academia, making substantial contributions to future generations of lawyers.

By Ari Kaplan

GW Law School counts more than 24,000 graduates among its current alumni, including 150 judges serving on local, state, and federal benches, as well as national figures like former Attorney General William P. Barr, JD '77, former Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, JD '67, and U.S. Senators Daniel K. Inouye, JD '52, and Harry Reid, JD '64. Read more >