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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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Law School Recognizes 2015 Public Service Student of the Year

May 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Richards’ Expertise Contributes to ‘Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age’

May 2015 [View Release]

View Video of Prof. Levin Testifying Before Senate on Role of Judicial Review in the Federal Regulatory Process

May 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Levin Testifies Before Senate on Role of Judicial Review in the Federal Regulatory Process

May 2015 [View Release]

A New Normal: Prof. Norwood Seeks a Race and Color Conscious Reality

April 2015 [View Release]

Taking Legal Lessons to the Legislature: 1L Student Avery Bourne Serving as Illinois State Representative

April 2015 [View Release]

Associate Dean for Student Services, Law Students, and Alumnae Receive 2015 Women’s Justice Awards

April 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Rosenbury Named Dean of University of Florida’s Levin College of Law

April 2015 [View Release]

National Moot Court Team and National Trial Named Finalists in Recent Competitions

April 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Quinn Publishes Op-ed, ‘Robbed of Childhood and Chances — Ferguson and Beyond’

March 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Dinner Examines How Father’s Rights Movement Led to Reform in Family Law

March 2015 [View Release]

WLC Celebrates International Women’s Day with Keynote by ABA President-Elect Brown and Awards Presentation

March 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Crain’s Scholarship Stresses Importance of Unions Reframing Labor Rights as Assembly Rights

March 2015 [View Release]

Lawyering Skills Teams Advance to Internationals in Jessup, Nationals in ABA Mediation Competitions

March 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Joy’s Law Review Essay Stresses Race Matters in Jury Selection

March 2015 [View Release]

In Memoriam – Thomas Schweich, Former WashULaw Ambassador-in-Residence

March 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky Testifies Before U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees on Legality of Immigration Executive Order

March 2015 [View Release]

OUTLaw Hosts 10th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference: After Marriage Equality

March 2015 [View Release]

IEC Wins Victory in Missouri Supreme Court in Coal Ash Landfill Case

February 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Konig Featured in Podcast on Legal Mind of Thomas Jefferson

February 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Richards Publishes New Book, Intellectual Privacy: Rethinking Civil Liberties in the Digital Age

February 2015 [View Release]

Harris Institute Launches New International and Comparative Law Blog

February 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Norwood Delivers MLK Keynote Address: ‘The Prophetic Voice – A Time to Break the Silence’

January 2015 [View Release]

Profs. Dinner and Sepper Offer Expert Commentary on FMLA and Obama Child and Sick Leave

January 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Magarian: 'Commitment to Free Speech Doesn't Justify Lashing Out at Innocents'

January 2015 [View Release]

Canadian Supreme Court Cites Prof. Inazu’s Book in Collective Bargaining Case

February 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Rosenzweig Weighs In on Implications of Raising Gas Tax

January 2015 [View Release]

Pearson Named Director of Law Library, Associate University Librarian

January 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Sale Appointed to FINRA’s National Adjudicatory Council

December 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Dresser Says Meningitis Outbreak Arrests Call for Renewed Focus on Drug Manufacturer Safety

December 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Quinn Calls for Special Prosecutor in Cases Involving Deadly Force by Police Officers

December 2014 [View Release]

National Scholarship Roundtable Addresses Social Entrepreneurship, Community Lawyering, and Dispute Resolution

December 2014 [View Release]

Privacy Law Expert Richards Says Police Body Cameras Can Be Effective, But with Caveats

December 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky Issues Statement at National Press Conference on Immigration Executive Actions

December 2014 [View Release]

Patricia Williams Presents “Love in the Time of Identity Wars: The Anatomy of Short Lives”

December 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Laura Rosenbury Co-authors Op-ed, “What Now? Three Ways to Tackle Structural Injustice”

December 2014 [View Release]

Prof. John Inazu Shares His Reflections on “Law and Violence” in Relation to Ferguson

December 2014 [View Release]

An Open Letter to the Community from Dean Nancy Staudt

December 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky Offers Expert Commentary on President Obama’s Right to Proceed on Immigration Reform

December 2014 [View Release]

Professor Tuch Discusses Investment Bankers’ Ethics at Oxford University Symposium

December 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Rosenzweig Advocates Tying Corporate Tax Rate Cut to Increase in Wages, Salaries

November 2014 [View Release]

Field Day: An Explosion of Fun, Motion, and Laughter

November 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky Offers Expert Commentary on President Obama’s Right to Proceed on Immigration Reform

November 2014 [View Release]

Profs. Crain and Inazu’s Forthcoming Article Explores Labor Law, Lessons of Assembly

November 2014 [View Release]

An Open Letter to the Community from Dean Nancy Staudt

November 2014 [View Release]

Law School ‘Teach-In’ Explores Unusual Aspects of Grand Jury Proceedings in Michael Brown Case

October 2014 [View Release]

Law Students Gain Firsthand Corporate Law Experience in Influential Delaware Court System

October 2014 [View Release]

Winners Announced in 2014 1L/LLM Client Interviewing and Counseling Competition

October 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Richards Discusses the Essential Role of Privacy Rules in a Big Data World

October 2014 [View Release]

Law School to Host Members of Taiwanese Judiciary, Partner with Judges Academy

October 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Dresser Weighs In on Public Health Issues with Ebola Outbreak

October 2014 [View Release]

Professor Sepper’s Scholarship Selected for 2014 Health Law Scholars Workshop

October 2014 [View Release]

Law Student’s Play Premieres at A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival

October 2014 [View Release]

Juvenile Law & Justice Clinic Wins Missouri Court of Appeals Case for Teen

October 2014 [View Release]

Law School Partners with Tecnológico de Monterrey for New Online Dual LLM Degree

October 2014 [View Release]

New York Times Cites Prof. Epstein’s Empirical Research on End-of-Term Decisions for Major SCOTUS Cases

September 2014 [View Release]

Sherrilyn Ifill Presents ‘From Brown to Ferguson: the Unfinished Business of Civil Rights’

September 2014 [View Release]

Constitutional Law Expert Magarian Weighs In on Missouri Gun Rights Measure

September 2014 [View Release]

Law Students Receive 2014 Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards

September 2014 [View Release]

Professors Appleton and Sepper React to Missouri Legislature’s Recent Action on Abortion Waiting Periods

September 2014 [View Release]

Professor Richards Writes in Forbes about Whether Posters of Hacked Nude Celebrity Photos Can Be Held Liable

September 2014 [View Release]

Fall Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series Kicks Off September 8, Takes on Timely Issues

September 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Quinn Publishes Co-authored Op-ed in Huffington Post: 'When Will Youth of Color Receive Same Due Process as Officer Wilson?'

August 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Richards Publishes Op-Ed on CNN.Com: ‘Can Technology Prevent Another Ferguson?’

August 2014 [View Release]

Dean Nancy Staudt Starts the School Year Right with Fun Run, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 2014 [View Release]

Profs. Dresser, Law, Norwood, and Sadat Receive Prestigious Research Support

August 2014 [View Release]

Orientation 2014 Offers Great Introduction to Law School

August 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Norwood Publishes Op-ed on CNN.com: ‘Why I Fear for My Sons’

August 2014 [View Release]

ABA House of Delegates Adopts Resolution on Crimes Against Humanity; Report Cites Law School Initiative’s Model Treaty

August 2014 [View Release]

Faculty Share Expertise with National, International News Media on Legal Issues in Ferguson, Tax Inversion, Corporate Governance, Medical Ethics, and more

August 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky Defends Legality of President Obama’s Pending Immigration Plan

August 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Inazu Publishes Op-ed: Let’s Talk About Race

August 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Levin Elected to ABA House of Delegates

August 2014 [View Release]

Law School Hosts International Delegations Seeking Expertise in Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution

August 2014 [View Release]

Global Public Interest Law Fellows Provide Legal Services Around the World

August 2014 [View Release]

EIP Clinic Students and Faculty Provide Assistance to Client Establishing Animal Assisted Therapy Organization

August 2014 [View Release]

Corporate Boards and Governance Class Offers Inside View into Business Leaders' World

August 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Rosenzweig Says High Stock Prices, Low Interest Rates Causing Rise in Corporate Tax Inversions

August 2014 [View Release]

Summer in Somalia is Personal for Law Student Abadir Barre

July 2014 [View Release]

IEC Wins Victory in Missouri Court of Appeals in Coal Ash Landfill Case; Grants Support Ongoing Work

July 2014 [View Release]

UN International Law Commission to Elaborate New Global Convention on Crimes Against Humanity Following Experts Meeting in Geneva

July 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Sale Calls SCOTUS Halliburton II Decision a Loss for Shareholders

July 2014 [View Release]

Team of Practicing Attorneys Shares Expertise in Advanced Legal Writing Course

July 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Norwood Teaches Legal Concepts to High School Students in College Prep Program

July 2014 [View Release]

International Students Experience U.S. Judicial System Through Programs with State and Federal Judges

July 2014 [View Release]

Commentary by Prof. Epstein on Unanimous SCOTUS Decisions in New Republic

July 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Epstein Dissects Unanimous SCOTUS Decisions in New York Times

July 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Inazu Analyzes SCOTUS Decisions in Hobby Lobby, McCullen in Christianity Today

July 2014 [View Release]

Prof. Sepper Criticizes SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision for Allowing Corporate Religious Exemptions at Workers' Expense

June 2014 [View Release]