GW Law Faculty are Fully Engaged in the Legal World
"My contracts professor, who was the former head of the FTC, really took the time to know me. He said to me, 'Helen, you're in D.C. at GW. What is it you want to do? We can make this happen.' And he pushed me to apply for my dream internship."
Helen Clemens, JD '15
"Our professors are so well connected. When you meet attorneys and Supreme Court justices and mention your professors' names, they know them."
Samantha Block, Class of '18
"Our professors have international acclaim and share a common desire to help students develop into thoughtful practitioners."
Reggie Gibson, LLM '16, Business and Finance Lawm
"My legal education was elevated because of my professors' involvement in things outside of academia. GW Law faculty are equipped with a '10,000-foot view' and practical, relevant experience. The faculty members are more than professors—they are experts, leaders, and pioneers in their fields."
Devron Brown, Class of '18
Our faculty members are among the most cited law faculty in the nation, appearing in print, online, and on air, in world-renowned media outlets seven days a week.
Paul Schiff Berman
Christopher Alan Bracey
Donald C. Clarke
Thomas B. Colby
Charles B. Craver
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.
Iterative Energy Policy: Resisting An Apology. 31 Yale J. Reg. Online 1 (2015)(reviewing Steve Isser, Electricity Restructuring in the United States: Markets and Policy from the 1978 Energy Act to the Present (2015)).
Susan L. Karamanian
The Riddle of Secret Public Use: A Response to Professor Lemley, 93 Texas L. Rev. See Also 159 (2015).
Orin S. Kerr
The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in 18th-Century Bulgaria, 18 Green Bag 251 (2015).
William E. Kovacic
Renee Lettow Lerner
Ira C. Lupu
Gregory E. Maggs
Joan S. Meier
Dalia Tsuk Mitchell
Blake D. Morant
Alan B. Morrison
Reflections on the ICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo: Interpreting Security Council Resolution 1233 (1999), in The Law and Politics of the Kosovo Advisory Opinion, Chapt. 8 (Marco Milanovic & Michael Wood eds., 2015)
Leroy C. Paddock
Scott B. Pagel
Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
The Rocky Relationship Between the Federal Trade Commission and Administrative Law, 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 2026 (2016)
Catherine J. Ross
Stephen A. Saltzburg
Rule 413 and Charged Propensity Evidence, Crim. Just., Winter 2016, at 35
Steven L. Schooner
(With Sylvia Tsakos). Employment Discrimination Class Actions after Wal-Mart v. Dukes, 48 Akron L. Rev. 803 (2015)
Jonathan R. Siegel
Injury in Fact and the Structure of Legal Revolutions, 68 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 207 (2015).
Peter J. Smith
Daniel J. Solove
Jessica K. Steinberg
Edward T. Swaine
Robert W. Tuttle
Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr.
Christopher R. Yukins
(With Johannes S. Schnitzer). GPA Accession: Lessons Learned on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, 7 Trade, L. & Dev. 89 (2015)
The study, “Judicial Impact of Law School Faculties,” was conducted by a team of University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) School of Law faculty members who examined U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals court, and state high court decisions from 2005 to 2014.
GW Law Professor Orin S. Kerr, a nationally recognized scholar of criminal procedure and computer crime law, ranks No. 6 among law professors for total judicial citations. Kerr also comes in at No. 5 among citations by the U.S. Courts of Appeals.
The authors identified scholars with 250 or more citations in legal literature over a recent five-year period in compiling the study. “We then created a very broad search that would include any academic article cited by courts, but would exclude amicus briefs, testimony, judging, and any other incidences of writing or impact,” they said.
*United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeal, and State High Courts
United States Supreme Court
Los Angeles v. Patel, 135 S.Ct. 2443 (2015)
United States Courts of Appeal
Am. Farm Bureau Fed’n v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 792 F.3d 281 (3rd Cir. 2015)
Anzaldua v. Ne. Ambulance & Fire Prot. Dist., 793 F.3d 822 (8th Cir. 2015)
Facebook v. Power Ventures, ---F.3d--- (9th Cir. 2016)
In re Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, 806 F.3d 125 (3rd Cir. 2015)
SD3 v. Black & Decker, 801 F.3d 412 (4th Cir. 2015)
United States v. Alvirez, ---F.3d--- (9th Cir. 2016)
United States v. Davis, 785 F.3d 498 (11th Cir. 2015)
United States v. Ganias, 824 F.3d 199 (2nd Cir. 2016)
United States v. Graham, 796 F.3d 332 (4th Cir. 2015)
United States v. Graham, 824 F.3d 421 (4th Cir. 2016)
United States v. Iverson, 818 F.3d 1015 (10th Cir. 2016)
United States v. Nosal, 828 F.3d 865 (9th Cir. 2016)
United States v. Odoni, 782 F.3d 1226 (11th Cir. 2015)
United States v. Patel, 798 F.3d 895 (9th Cir. 2015)
United States v. Sweeney, 821 F.3d 893 (7th Cir. 2016)
United States v. Torres, 794 F.3d 1053 (9th Cir. 2015)
United States v. Yanez-Rodriguez, 632 F.App’x 443 (10th Cir. 2015)
Vista Mkt. v. Burkett, 812 F.3d 954 (11th Cir. 2016)
Warrant to Search a Certain E-Mail Account v. United States, 2016 WL 3770056 (2nd Cir. 2016)
State High Courts
Bartel v. Bank of America Corp., 128 A.3d 1043 (D.C. 2015)
Botson v. Anchorage, 367 P.3d 17 (Alaska 2016)
Briggs v. Wyoming, 367 P.3d 1108 (2016)
Bruce v. Wyoming, 346 P.3d 909 (2015)
Catholic Diocese of Green Bay v. John Doe 119, 349 P.3d 518 (Nev. 2015)
Childs v. Ballou, ---A.3d--- (Me. 2016)
Daugherty v. Kentucky, 467 S.W.3d 222 (2015)
Doyle v. Colorado, 343 P. 3d 961 (2015)
Dougherty v. Wyoming, 373 P.3d 427 (2016)
FIA Card Services v. Pichette, 116 A. 3d 770 (R.I. 2015)
Horton v. Oregon Health & Sci. Univ., 376 P. 3d 998 (Or. 2016)
In re D.L.H., Jr., 32 N.E.3d 1075 (Ill. 2015)
Iowa v. Pollard, 862 N.W.2d 414 (2015)
Iowa v. Smith, 876 N.W. 2d 180 (2016)
Iowa v. Wilson, 878 N.W.2d 203 (2016)
Johnson v. Buskohl Constr., 871 N.W. 2d 459 (N.D. 2015)
Lindstrom v. Wyoming, 343 P.3d 792 (2015)
Maine v. Kimball, 117 A. 3d 585 (2015)
Maryland v. Norton, 117 A.3d 1055 (Md. 2015)
McDaniel v. Ezell, 177 So. 3d 434 (Ala. 2015)
Minnesota v. McMurray, 860 N.W.2d (2015)
Muhammad . Kentucky Parole Bd., 468 S.W.3d 331 (Ky. 2015)
Mullins v. Florida, --- So.3d--- (2016)
Nebraska v. Britt, 881 N.W.2d 818 (2016)
Nebraska v. Oldson, --- N.W. 2d --- (2016)
New Jersey v. Lunsford, 141 A.3d 270 (2016)
New Mexico v. Astorga, 343 .3d 1245 (2015)
Oakly Enter. v. NPI, 351 p.3d 1073 (Alaska, 2015)
Oregon v. Delong, 350 P.3d 433 (2015)
Oregon v. Nascimento, ---P.3d--- (2016)
Oregon v. Schiller, 377 P.3d 554 (2016)
Oregon v. Williams, 346 P.3d 455 (2015)
Patel v. Texas Dep’t of Licensing and Regulation, 469 S.W. 3d 69 (Tex. 2015)
Pennsylvania v. Bland, 115 A.3d 854 (2015)
Salyers v. Kentucky, 2015 WL 2340368 (2015)
Sanders v. Alaska, 364 P.3d 412 (2015)
South Carolina v. Chavis, 771 S.E.2d 336 (2015)
Torres v. Seaboard Foods, 373 P.3d 1057 (Okla. 2016)
Tyrrell v. BNSF Railway Co., 373 P.3d 1 (Mont. 2016)
Utah v. Christiansen, 365 P.3d 1189 (2015)
Utah v. Houston, 353 P.3d 55 (2015)
Washington v. Reeder, 365 P.3d 1243 (2015)
Our faculty's scholarship is the second-most downloaded on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) law school list, occupying this position in the all-time category. The SSRN is an online depository for legal journal articles and research papers.
GW Law faculty members are scholars and practitioners with strong reputations in the legal community. They are among the most cited law faculty in the nation, appearing in print, online, and on air, in world-renowned media outlets. Many remain involved in practice, whether arguing cases before the Supreme Court or serving as counsel to foreign governments. With years of experience at the bar and on the bench, our professors bring valuable insight to the classroom, affecting the life and education of each student as they influence and inform national and international legal opinion.