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Welcome to the Washington University School of Law News web site. Please check this page for developments that may be of particular interest to you. We also include notices and other current information of interest to the Law School Community. Explore the links on the left side of this page for more information, including Faculty in the News, which offers a sampling of faculty quoted in their areas of expertise by the news media.

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Judge Drummond Gives Lesson in the Art of Persuasion for CLE Organized by Student Veterans Association

April 2014 [View Release]

Judge Calabresi Asks, 'What About the Establishment Clause?,' at Law School Lecture

April 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Tamanaha Delivers Wythe Lecture at William & Mary Law School

April 2014 [View Release]

Alumnus and National Council Member Hunter Receives Mound City Bar Association Award

April 2014 [View Release]

Judge Bennett Delivers Lecture on Mass Incarceration

April 2014 [View Release]

Alumna Boero Turns Keen Eye for Detail into Mystery Novels; Current Book Set at WashULaw

April 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Magarian Says SCOTUS Decision Dooms Campaign Finance Regulation as We Know It

March 2014 [View Release]

Law Alumna McDonnell’s Gift to Fund Creation of Prosecution Law Clinic

March 2014 [View Release]

Law School Community Welcomes Dean Staudt and Prof. Epstein

March 2014 [View Release]

Junior Faculty Receive Array of Scholarly Honors

March 2014 [View Release]

Law School Launches Low Income Tax Clinic; New Clinic Among 18 Professional Practice Opportunities

March 2014 [View Release]

Panel Features Prof. Norwood's Book, Color Matters

March 2014 [View Release]

School Hosts Admitted Students Day, Gearing up for March 28 Open House

March 2014 [View Release]

Professor, Law Student, and Alumnae to Receive Women's Justice Awards

March 2014 [View Release]

OUTLaw Conference Explores New Frontiers, Honors Awardees

March 2014 [View Release]

Nancy Staudt Named Law School's Next Dean

March 2014 [View Release]

Missouri Attorney General Presents Attorney General’s Cup to Winning Trial Team

March 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Law Discusses Freedom of Speech Issue in Public Schools in WWL Radio Interview

March 2014 [View Release]

Google Flu Trends Shows Limits of Big Data, Argues Prof. Richards

March 2014 [View Release]

Chief Judge Baker Offers Students Insider's View of NSC through 'Managing National Security' Course

March 2014 [View Release]

Jessup International Moot Court Team Defends Regional Title, Advances to International Competition in Washington, D.C.

March 2014 [View Release]

Black Law Students Association Hosts 10th Annual Scholarship Banquet, Presents Awards

March 2014 [View Release]

National Council Member Romero Receives ABA Spirit of Excellence Award for Work Promoting Racial and Ethnic Diversity

March 2014 [View Release]

Students Observe Moot Court Session for Landmark IP Case

February 2014 [View Release]

Twenty-six Washington University Law Graduates Secure Prestigious Judicial Clerkships

February 2014 [View Release]

Law Student Chung Wins Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

February 2014 [View Release]

Faculty and Students Engage in Community Outreach Initiative

February 2014 [View Release]

Intersession 2014: A Full Slate of Networking, Professionalism, and Intensive Coursework Led by Experts in the Field

February 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Levin Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on SCRUB Act

February 2014 [View Release]

Law School, University Host French Consul General, Osage Nation Principal Chief, Quebec’s Leading Delegate as Part of St. Louis 250th Celebration

February 2014 [View Release]

Biomedical Ethics Expert Dresser Discusses Impact on Death Penalty of Limited Access to Lethal Injection Drugs

February 2014 [View Release]

Vice Provost Davis Named President of Saint Louis Art Museum Board of Trustees

February 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Badawi Receives NSF/NEH Consortium Grant to Analyze Legal Systems

February 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Sepper Co-Authors Amicus Brief on Unconstitutionality of Hobby Lobby’s Affordable Health Care Act Request

February 2014 [View Release]

2013–14 Trial Team Captures National Championships, Missouri Attorney General’s Cup

January 2014 [View Release]

Appellate Clinic Student Victorious in Argument Before Eighth Circuit

January 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Richards Calls Obama’s Surveillance Reform Efforts Good, But Incomplete

January 2014 [View Release]

Law School Providing Expert Preparation for Landmark IP SCOTUS Case

January 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky, Recent Immigration Agency Chief Counsel, Criticizes House Leadership for Stalling Reform

January 2014 [View Release]

National Council Member Poscover, Adjunct Faculty, and Alumni Listed in Premier St. Louis’ Best Lawyers Publication

January 2014 [View Release]

Students, Faculty Making Global Connections through University of Queensland Alliance

January 2014 [View Release]

Student Bar Association Presents 2013 Faculty, Staff Awards

December 2013 [View Release]

Michelle Alexander, Other Scholars Celebrate 40 Years of Clinical Education at Access to Equal Justice Colloquium

December 2013 [View Release]

Urban Peace Summit Unites Law School, Northwest Academy of Law, and Community

December 2013 [View Release]

Privacy Expert Richards Comments on NSA Phone Surveillance Ruling

December 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Norwood's Book Explores Boundaries of Colorism

December 2013 [View Release]

Law Students Host Panel on Veterans' Issues

December 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Law Conducts Workshop on Constitutional Reform for Burmese Leaders

December 2013 [View Release]

Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court

December 2013 [View Release]

Brazilian Visitors Learn about U.S. Constitution, Federal Law

December 2013 [View Release]

Harris Institute Honors H.E. Sir Christopher Greenwood with World Peace Through Law Award

November 2013 [View Release]

British Circuit Judge Rose Discusses ‘Judaism and the Law Related to Terrorism’

November 2013 [View Release]

@WashULaw Is an International Success as Program Gears Up for Fifth Cohort of Online LLM Students

November 2013 [View Release]

International Law Weekend Brings Midwestern Lens to International Law

November 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Davis’s Podcast Offers Expert Commentary on Regulating Intimate Relationships

November 2013 [View Release]

Alumnus Honikman Forms Web-based 'Marketplace' to Back Solar Projects

November 2013 [View Release]

Loan Repayment Assistance Program Helping Alums Pursue Public Interest Careers

November 2013 [View Release]

Prof. De Geest Presents 'Why the Legal System is Superior to the Income Tax at Reducing Income Inequality' at Tax Colloquium

October 2013 [View Release]

Law Faculty Engage in American Law Institute’s Vital Work

October 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Rosenzweig Explains in Op-Ed How Supreme Court Could Resolve Debt Ceiling Crisis

October 2013 [View Release]

International Presentations, Faculty Exchanges Reflect Law School’s Global Reach

October 2013 [View Release]

@WashULaw Program Featured in Global Legal Post’s Coverage of International Bar Association Convention

October 2013 [View Release]

Alumna Receives $50,000 Public Interest Fellowship from Chicago Bar Foundation

October 2013 [View Release]

U.S. Solicitor General Verrilli Discusses Office's Role in Civil Rights Cases

October 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Sepper Provides Expert Commentary on Corporate Conscience, Affordable Care Act’s Contraception Mandate

October 2013 [View Release]

IEC Co-director Lipeles Named Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year

September 2013 [View Release]

A ‘Blockbuster’ Year? Panel Analyzes 2012 Supreme Court Term

September 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Keating to Serve as Interim Dean, Search Committee Named

September 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Inazu Co-authors Amicus Brief Advocating Freedom of Speech and Assembly in SCOTUS Case on Protest Buffer Zones

September 2013 [View Release]

Law Students Receive 2013 Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards

September 2013 [View Release]

Dean Syverud to Serve as Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, effective January 2014

September 2013 [View Release]

Law School Salutes Adjunct Faculty for Years of Service

September 2013 [View Release]

Alumnae Mayo and Cortés Serving Region's Immigrant Communities

August 2013 [View Release]

Alumna Sant Teams Up with Deal to Head IP/NO Clinic

August 2013 [View Release]

‘Your Reputation Is the Most Important Asset You Have,’ Judge Padmore Mensah Tells Incoming Class

August 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Richards Publishes Op-Ed on Government Surveillance on CNN.Com

August 2013 [View Release]

Law School and Husch Blackwell Collaborate to Launch Professional Development Program

August 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Mandelker Named to Committee Drafting Environmental Assessment Best Practices Report

August 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Clark Shares Whistleblower Expertise through Course in Utrecht, Commentary on Dutch Bill

August 2013 [View Release]

Crimes Against Humanity Initiative Objectives Gain Support from UN International Law Commission

August 2013 [View Release]

Administrative Law Expert Levin Testifies before Congress on the Regulatory Accountability Act

July 2013 [View Release]

U.S. Department of State Brings South American Legal Professionals to Law School for Discussion on ADR in the United States

July 2013 [View Release]

Prof. Sadat Discusses Her Role as International Criminal Court Special Adviser, Issues Before the ICC

July 2013 [View Release]

Newly Minted JSD Graduate Receives Award for Comparative Scholarship

July 2013 [View Release]

Students Gain International Professional Experience in Private Firms, Public Interest Organizations Around the World

July 2013 [View Release]