What a great week to return from your Mexican vacation! International Law Week consists of daily events the week of March 9-13, 2009 - the week directly following Spring Break. When all of the upperclassmen arrive back to the Law School with their sunburns and stories and the lowly 1Ls emerge from the bowels of Burns Library after the journal competition (or, for some, after starting their outlines in preparations of finals), they will be in the midst of this exciting week. Hopefully it will ease the depression of returning back to the grind.
The law school may be welcoming a new environmental law journal in the near future. While nothing has been finalized, Dean Paddock is working diligently to provide GW Law students with another opportunity to participate in a law journal. Dean Paddock joined the faculty a year and half ago and part of the reasoning behind creating his position as Associate Dean for Environmental Law was to emphasize building programs in the environmental area for JD students.
In addition to the popular Van Vleck Constitutional Law Competition, the Moot Court Board hosts a number of competitions exclusively for GW Law students each year. These competitions include: the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Competition, the Grenadier International Law Competition, the McKenna Long & Aldridge "Gilbert A. Cuneo" Government Contracts Competition, and the First Year Competition.