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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Dean Morrison has heard numerous speakers during his attendance at the past eleven Commencement Ceremonies of The George Washington University Law School, but confessed that every year, he remains "anxious to hear what the speakers have to say."  The 2009 graduating class is looking forward to hearing Alumnus Gregory G.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

A spreadsheet error that caused scoring errors in the Moot Court Board's First Year Competition led to much frustration and anger among the first year class last week.

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Courtesy of GW SBA
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Many of you may have seen your favorite 3Ls staked out in the hard lounge with a stack of t-shirts and sweatshirts behind a table representing the 2009 Class Gift. 

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Clinical education is unlike any other experience GW offers.  Grading of clinical students should reflect this well-known fact.

Paul Butler
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

(1)   Hello Professor Butler.  Thank you for taking the time to complete this interview about Civil Rights, Race and the American Presidency with Nota Bene.  Would you tell us about your role here at GW Law?

I have been on the faculty of GW Law since 1993.  Last year I became the Associate Dean for Faculty Development, which means I help to advance the faculty's teaching and

Features

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

A couple days ago, I stepped outside without needing my jacket.  It made me smile.  For the first time in recent memory, it was cloudless, bright, and warm all at once. 

De Novo Days
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Well, here we are.  The end is breathing down our hunched, scrunched necks.  In just a few days, it will be reading recess, with the abyss just beyond.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

I'll let you in on a little secret.  A deep, dark secret, actually-at least for a wine drinker.

Ask Yunji
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Dear Yunji,

How have you gotten through law school?

P&R 4-13-09
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Opinions

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

There is no good way for me to concisely sum up what it's like to look back on law school.  I'm not even sure if there is an non-concise way.  Everybody will do it in their own individual way, although members of the Class of '09 probably tend to have much different views than our predecessors in the Class of '08.  And we hope, for all of our sakes, that next year will bring better tidings to t

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Each generation has its own conceptualization of the American dream, and ours is unraveling.  In a recent Time article, Kurt Andersen argues that the current financial crisis is not just a temporary break from the normal course; rather, it is the end of a 30 year era of excess that was itself a break from the normal course.  Our parents' generation can recall a more modest (if idealist

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

As this is the last Nota Bene for the 2008-09 year, I just wanted to take the time to let everyone know what they can expect from the Opinions portion of the paper for next year.  I have enjoyed sounding off on a variety of topics over the course of this year, and I'm sure the rest of the Opinions staff has felt the same way.  Having said that though, I realize that there are many more of you t

from PULSE Review
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

About a month ago, I attended the first meeting of an interfaith dialogue group in Washington, DC.  The group, comprised of several Jewish and Muslim members, is committed to exploring the similarities between our respective peoples amid the backdrop of the Middle East crisis.  Naturally, we kicked off our first meeting by breaking the ice, and overtly establishing that we are all open-minded,

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