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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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Supreme Court Legacy: Justice Stevens Shares Insights, Wit at WashULaw

April 2016 [View Release]

Alumna Slater’s Love of Legal Research Leads to Harris Fellowship, Upcoming Position as Eighth Circuit Staff Attorney

April 2016 [View Release]

JD Candidate Lama Melds Passion for Business and Finance with Desire to Practice Corporate Law

April 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sadat Invited Expert at Formal Ceremony for ICC

April 2016 [View Release]

Ambassador Susman Teaches Course Drawing from His Extensive Foreign Service Experience

April 2016 [View Release]

Alumnus Susman’s Exemplary Career Demonstrates Flexibility of a Law Degree

April 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sepper: Mississippi ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Unconstitutional

April 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw to Offer Guardian ad Litem Clinic and Urban Revitalization Practicum

April 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Norwood’s New Book Explores Ferguson’s Fault Lines

April 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw to Recognize 2016 Distinguished Alumni Honorees

April 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sadat: ISIS Genocide Declaration Key Step on Road to Prosecution

March 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Magarian: Judge Garland May Be More Palatable to Senate Republicans

March 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Magarian: Brokered Convention Would Be Disaster for Republicans

March 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Epstein, New York Times Correspondent Liptak Offer Course on The Roberts Court

March 2016 [View Release]

Judge Fleissig, Prof. Sant, and 3L Gourley Among 2016 Women’s Justice Awardees

March 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw Faculty Offer Insights on ‘Justice Antonin Scalia: The Legacy & The Vacancy’

February 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sadat: Congress Should Work with Obama to Close Gitmo

February 2016 [View Release]

CERL’s Course Scheduling Solution to Become Widely Available

February 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw Students Studying in Hong Kong Discuss Constitutional Issues with Justice Scalia at Final Public Appearance

February 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sale: No Quick Fix to Shortening Gender Pay Gap

February 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sepper: Zubik v. Burwell Could Be Knockout Punch to Contraceptive Mandate

February 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Richards: Apple’s Refusal to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone Should Be Applauded

February 2016 [View Release]

In Memoriam: Former WashULaw Dean Edward “Tad” Foote

February 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw to Offer Innovative Program with Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

February 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Appleton Publishes Sixth Edition of Modern Family Law Casebook

February 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw Student and Alumna Earn Prestigious Public Interest Fellowships

February 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Richards Elected to American Law Institute

January 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw Establishes Dual Degree Program with Fudan University Law School

January 2016 [View Release]

Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic Partners with Patent & Trademark Office to Provide Free Legal Services to Inventors

January 2016 [View Release]

A Prominent Voice at Congressional Hearings, Prof. Levin Urges Caution on Regulatory Reform

January 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw Alumna Monica Allen Named University Vice Chancellor & General Counsel

January 2016 [View Release]

Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic to Represent Coalition in Missouri Clean Water Case

January 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky: Supreme Court’s Decision to Take Immigration Case Will Have Profound Consequences

January 2016 [View Release]

Employer Showcase, Professional Networking, Negotiations Course Highlight Intersession 2016

January 2016 [View Release]

Law Faculty Named to AALS Leadership Roles, Present on Pressing Issues in Legal Education

January 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Appleton Explores Boundaries of Family Law at Symposium and Course in Israel

January 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sadat Delivers Keynote at Conference in Nuremberg Marking 70th Anniversary of Nazi War Crimes Trials

January 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw Hosts National Scholars at Legal Writing Workshop

December 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Magarian: Proposed Missouri Law Revoking Scholarships Violates First Amendment

December 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Mandelker Publishes 4th Edition of Street Graphics Monograph

December 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Inazu: 'Thoughts and Prayers' for San Bernardino Highlight Our Deep Differences

December 2015 [View Release]

Profs. Norwood and Tokarz Attend White House, DOJ Sessions on Poverty and Crime

December 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Mandelker Comments on Sign Regulations and U.S. Constitution's Free Speech Clause

December 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Becker Honored by Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Rosenzweig: Pfizer Deal Marks End of U.S. Ability to Stop Corporate Tax Inversion

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky: U.S. Governors Have Little Power to Block Syrian Refugees

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Magarian: Campus Activists Doing More Good than Harm for Free Speech

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Clark: Report Sheds Light on SEC's Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Rewards

November 2015 [View Release]

Law Student and Veteran Marold: Leader on Battlefield and at WashULaw

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Sepper Calls for Robust Protections Against Discrimination in Health Care

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Inazu: What Is Confident Pluralism?

November 2015 [View Release]

Celebrating 15 Years of Making a Global Impact

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Appleton: Utah Foster Child Case Exposes Possible Limits of SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Joy Discusses Role of Peremptory Challenge in Oklahoma Jury Selection

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky: Timing Crucial of SCOTUS Immigration Appeal

November 2015 [View Release]

Dean Staudt Installed as Inaugural Howard & Caroline Cayne Professor of Law

November 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Sepper Discusses Supreme Court Birth Control Challenge

November 2015 [View Release]

WashULaw Hosts Tournament of Champions; 2 Alumni Coaches Help Prepare Team

October 2015 [View Release]

ABA Business Law Section Selects Alumnus Poscover for Extraordinary Contribution Award

October 2015 [View Release]

In Memoriam: Third-Year Law Student Robert Iversen

October 2015 [View Release]

Former Nuremberg Prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz Receives World Peace Through Law Award

October 2015 [View Release]

Dean Staudt Enjoys Working Across Disciplines with Colleagues Around Campus

September 2015 [View Release]

Law Students Receive 2015 Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards

September 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Sadat Receives AIDP Article of the Year Award

September 2015 [View Release]

Law Student’s Second Play to be Showcased at A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival

September 2015 [View Release]

Washington University to Host Presidential Debate Oct. 9, 2016

September 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Inazu Offers Expert Commentary on Religious Tax Exemptions Fostering Diverse Viewpoints

September 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Sale Advises Europeans on Model Corporations Act

September 2015 [View Release]

Harris Institute to Host International Experts’ Meeting on Reconceptualizing the Laws of War

September 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Crain Calls NLRB Decision a Reflection of Evolving Labor Market

August 2015 [View Release]

Orientation 2015 Offers Great Introduction to Law School

August 2015 [View Release]

Global Public Interest Law Fellows Provide Free Legal Services Around the World

August 2015 [View Release]

Center for Empirical Research in the Law to Launch Tribal Law Digitization Project

August 2015 [View Release]

Biomedical Ethicist Dresser Offers Expert Commentary on ‘Right to Try’ Medications

August 2015 [View Release]

In Memory of Professor Neil Bernstein

August 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Quinn Calls for Juvenile Court Reform, Is Hopeful St. Louis County Can Emerge as National Model

August 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Tuch’s Scholarship Selected for Inclusion in Securities Law Review 2015

August 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Quinn Provides Expert Commentary on DOJ Juvenile Court Report

July 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Lipeles to Receive Prestigious Sierra Club Award

July 2015 [View Release]

Alumnus Gross’ Nonprofit Making Positive Impact on St. Louis Youths

July 2015 [View Release]

Law School Hosts Delegation of South American Judges

July 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Clark Offers Expert Commentary on Financial Rewards for Attorney Whistleblowers

July 2015 [View Release]

Faculty Members Receive Appointments to State and National Boards

July 2015 [View Release]

Prof. Sale’s Leadership with DirectWomen Supports Corporate Board Diversity

June 2015 [View Release]