GW's Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) is a think tank within the Law School, designed as a focal point in Washington, DC for the study and debate of major issues in economic and financial law confronting the United States and the global community. C-LEAF hold numerous high-profile conferences each year featuring prominent experts from the public and private sectors and academia. For full video coverage of C-LEAF conferences visit http://bit.ly/1ja77N4.
GW Law's Environmental and Energy Law Program (EELP) provides JD and LLM students with the tools they need to tackle the local, national, and international challenges facing the planet and its inhabitants, including climate change, fisheries depletion, air pollution, water scarcity and developing new sources of energy. For more videos from the EELP to to http://bit.ly/EELP_GWLaw
GW Law has been a leader in IP education and scholarship for more than 100 years. When GW Law established a Master of Patent Law program in 1895, its alumni had already written the patents for Bell's telephone, Mergenthaler's linotype machine, and Eastman's roll film camera, among hundreds of other inventions, and dozens more alumni had worked in the Patent Office. Over the intervening century, GW Law has bolstered its expertise in patent law with complementary strengths in copyright, trademark, communications, computer and internet regulation, electronic commerce, and genetics and medicine. For video of other IP Law events go to http://bit.ly/IP_events
GW Law's approach to international law is unique. It is built upon the recognition that international and comparative law does not stand alone but rather permeates nearly every field of law, as states, international organizations, and private actors deal with the vast consequences of their actions and interrelationships. Whether the course be antitrust law, civil procedure, environmental law, patent law, or securities regulations, international and comparative principles are likely to be addressed. A vital part of the GW Law experience is having international and comparative law available at every turn. Because of its location, the school is able to draw on a distinguished corps of adjunct faculty—noted practitioners, government officials, and jurists—to teach in their areas of expertise.
Being just minutes away from the U.S. Supreme Court has it's advantages. In the late 19th century, students at GW studied comparative constitutions under Justice John Harlan and international law under Justice David Brewer. Supreme Court justices have continued to participate in the life of our school regularly throughout the years by serving on the bench for our annual Van Vleck Moot Court Competition, visiting as guest lecturers and discussants, and even co-teaching a constitutional law class. Our faculty, a number of whom have served as clerks to past and current justices, argued cases before the Court, and/or filed amicus briefs in cases in their areas of expertise, also participate in public forums to discuss cases as they come up for oral argument.