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In Memoriam: Missouri Supreme Court Judge Richard B. Teitelman, JD ’73

November 2016 [View Release]

Corporate Judicial Externs Gain Experience at Delaware Supreme Court, Meet SCOTUS Justices

November 2016 [View Release]

Judge Wilkins Lectures on National Museum of African American History and Culture, Cites WashULaw Connection

November 2016 [View Release]

HEC-TV Features CERL’s Innovative Supreme Court Database

November 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky Discusses President-Elect Trump and Immigration Policy

November 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Magarian Offers Expert Commentary on Electoral College

November 2016 [View Release]

Founders Day Honoree: Vice Provost Davis Examines the Intersection of Race, Gender, and the Law

November 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Epps’ Scholarship Questions Commonly-Held Principles in the Criminal Justice System

November 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sachs Finds Her Focus at the Intersection of Law, Innovation, and Health Care

November 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Magarian Weighs In on Rigged Election Claims

October 2016 [View Release]

Appellate Clinic Students Victorious in Habeas Corpus Appeal

October 2016 [View Release]

First-Year Law Student Spins the Wheel on Price is Right

October 2016 [View Release]

Law Students Gain Insider's Perspective of the Presidential Debate Hosted by Wash U

October 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Epps Launches Seasonal SCOTUS Podcast

October 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Epstein Offers Expert Commentary on Presidential Candidates and Their Possible Supreme Court Picks

October 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sale Appointed to FINRA Board of Governors

September 2016 [View Release]

Iowa Supreme Court Cites Prof. Joy’s Criminal Law Scholarship

September 2016 [View Release]

150th Anniversary Celebration Features Selfies with a Clydesdale, Cake, and a Toast

September 2016 [View Release]

In Memoriam: Law Alumna Phyllis Schlafly, JD ’78

September 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sachs: EpiPen Controversy Highlights Need for Price Controls

August 2016 [View Release]

Missouri Supreme Court Judges and National Judiciary among Speakers at Orientation 2016

August 2016 [View Release]

ABA Adopts Resolution Presented by Prof. Levin on Privately Drafted Standards

August 2016 [View Release]

Law Students Argue Before Sixth Circuit Challenging Denials of Writs of Habeas Corpus

August 2016 [View Release]

Alumna Zhao Argues Sentencing Guidelines Case Before Eighth Circuit

August 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Epstein to Receive American Political Science Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

July 2016 [View Release]

Law School Recalls Contributions of Clerkship Professor Charles Bobinette

July 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Richards: Proposed ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Balances Regulation with Protecting Free Expression

July 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Crain’s New Book Explores Effects of Invisible Labor on Workers

July 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Legomsky: SCOTUS Decision in United States v. Texas ‘Deeply Regrettable’

June 2016 [View Release]

InSITE: WashULaw Students Join Elite Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program

June 2016 [View Release]

Confident Pluralism: Washington Post Columnist Gerson and Prof. Inazu Discuss Inazu’s New Book

June 2016 [View Release]

Pilot Course Focuses on Identity Literacy and Diversity Leadership

June 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw Celebrates Commencement 2016

May 2016 [View Release]

Alumnus Naegler, Graduates Honored at Academic Excellence Reception

May 2016 [View Release]

WashULaw Recognizes Alumnus Block, Students for Public Service Commitment

May 2016 [View Release]

Dean’s Leadership Awards Bestowed During Commencement Celebrations

May 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Levin: Proposed Separation of Powers Restoration Act Is Misconceived

May 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Norwood Seeks to Reduce Bias in the Law and Legal Profession

May 2016 [View Release]

Washington People Profile: Prof. Inazu and Confident Pluralism

May 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Richards: Spokeo Decision Has Potential to Expand Privacy Laws

May 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Sepper: SCOTUS Should Not Have Punted on Zubik v. Burwell

May 2016 [View Release]

JD Candidate Terrell Advocates for Those with Lesser Access to America’s Legal System

May 2016 [View Release]

Environmental Clinic Student Argues Before Illinois Appellate Court

May 2016 [View Release]

Prof. Rosenzweig: Treasury Should Work within Existing Rules to Close Tax Loopholes

May 2016 [View Release]

Lawyering Skills Teams Excel in International, National Competitions

May 2016 [View Release]

JD Candidate Marold Demonstrates Leadership on the Battlefield and at WashULaw

May 2016 [View Release]

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]