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Law Professor Blogs Network Launches International Financial Law Prof Blog

The Law Professor Blogs Network is thrilled to announce the launch of International Financial Law Prof Blog, edited by William Byrnes (Thomas Jefferson), Gary Heald (Georgetown) & David Herzig (Valparaiso). With the support of our sponsor, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, the Network is seeking to expand in two...

Rostain & Regan: The IRS Under Siege

Tanina Rostain (Georgetown) & Milton C. Regan, Jr. (Georgetown), Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Crisis (MIT Press, 2014): Confidence Games provides an account of the wave of tax shelters that occurred at the turn of the twenty-first century. During this period, some of America’s most prominent law...

Letting Faith Speak For Itself

In an interview, Paul Elie discusses a fascinating venture he’s leading, the American Pilgrimage Project, a joint effort between Georgetown University and the oral history non-profit StoryCorps that records the stories ordinary people tell about “the role their religious beliefs play at crucial moments in their lives.” How Elie describes the undertaking’s origins: At a […]

Schrag: MOOCs: The Final Nail in Legal Education's Coffin?

Philip G. Schrag (Georgetown), MOOCs and Legal Education: Valuable Innovation or Looming Disaster?, 59 Vill. L. Rev. 83 (2014): Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have spread across the landscape of higher education like an invasive plant species. Although few people had heard of MOOCs before 2012, these internet-based courses, taught...

106-Year-Old Black DC Church to Be Sold to Developer 

Soon, the Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, a historic, century-old black church in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., will be no more, according to WJLA.

Georgetown Law's new Center on Privacy and Technology

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Learn more here. All my colleagues who worked on this deserve congratulations--Professors Julie Cohen, David Vladeck, Laura Donohue and Angela Campbell worked tirelessly for this achievement.

We Need a Marshall Plan for Clean Energy in the Caribbean

Children in Georgetown, Guyana learn about solar energy during an exhibition. Credit: CREDP In June, Lefties Food Stall, a pint sized eatery serving Barbados's signature flying-fish sandwiches, became the first snack shack on the island to be fitted with a solar panel. Show More Summary

Mika Brzezinski buys Georgetown condo

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” has snagged a 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo in Georgetown. According to real-estate records, the author of “Knowing Your Value” paid $925,000 in June for the airy digs, located just a block off Rock Creek Park. “Morning Joe” is based in New York (where Brzezinski, her husband and two daughters […]

Burglar Apologizes, Jumps Out Window After Naked and Armed Homeowner Confronts Him

On July 9 a burglar targeting a Georgetown, Texas, home apologized and jumped out a window after being confronted by the naked and armed homeowner. According to Austin American-Statesman writer Esther Robards-Forbes, the unnamed homeowner...Show More Summary

Leftist Michael Eric Dyson Calls Impeachment “Treasonous” …But Supported It During the Bush Yrs (Video)

Far left MSNBC fill-in host and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson says despite Barack Obama’s numerous scandals impeachment calls are treasonous.” But he was OK with it during the Bush years. National Review reported: During the Bush years, however, … Continue reading ?

Q&A: Geneva Smitherman, Michigan State professor emerita of English, on the study of African American English

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A D.C. dialect? It doesn’t sound likely in a city known for its transience. But linguists at Georgetown University, who have been studying the way people speak as part of the Language and Communication in Washington DC (LCDC) project, have identified certain words and some other features of speech common among communities who have lived in […]

Bidens and other VIPs wait out the rain at Fiola Mare in Georgetown

Hey isn’t that … Vice President Biden and his wife,  Jill Biden, dining at the newest “it” spot, Fiola Mare, in Georgetown? The second couple had a front-row seat for the D.C. downpour Tuesday night from their table at the Italian seafood restaurant. They sat at a table tucked in the back corner of the […]

DC Food Writer Walter Nicholls to be Remembered at Friday Memorial Service

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Longtime Washington Post staff writer Walter Nicholls, who most recently was the contributing food editor to The Georgetowner, will be remembered this Friday, July 11, at a memorial service at 10:15 a.m. at the Friends Meeting HouseShow More Summary

More Steps Forward on Climate Protection

A year ago, on a sweltering afternoon at Georgetown University, President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan designed to start cutting dangerous carbon pollution using his authority under our clean air and energy laws already on the books. read more

MERS Loses Major Case in Pennsylvania

As Georgetown law professor, Adam Levitin, said succinctly by e-mail, "MERS hasn't lost a case like this before."

D'Souza, Dyson Debate the Merits of Progressive Critiques of America

To promote the recent launch of his movie “America,” filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza appeared in a debate with liberal Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson on Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC to discuss the criticisms aimed at “America” and whether or not they were with merit or just an attack on the nation itself. Show More Summary

Georgetowner Writer and Fmr. Art Director Head to Savannah, to Together Join South Mag

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Georgetown Media Group – known throughout Washington for its publications The Georgetowner and The Downtowner - will soon bid farewell to its fashion writer and publisher’s assistant Corrie Dyke, who with her fiance Timothy-Paul Reithmiller -...Show More Summary

Neighborly Beefs: The Wall Street Journal reports that...

The Wall Street Journal reports that Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen has reached near-Bieber levels of bad neighbordom in her gated Georgetown community, mainly for the shenanigans and overall aesthetic of her security team. The only thing worse...

Defiant Obama to Boehner 'So Sue Me'

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama defiantly addressed the Speaker of the House John Boehner's (R-OH) lawsuit during his remarks on the U.S. economy from Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington D.C. The president said, "Middle class families cant wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. Show More Summary

Brooks: Fiscal Federalism as Risk-Sharing -- The Insurance Role of Redistributive Taxation

John R. Brooks II (Georgetown), Fiscal Federalism as Risk-Sharing: The Insurance Role of Redistributive Taxation, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014): In addition to funding government and redistributing income, a redistributive tax-and-transfer system, and a progressive income tax in particular, provides insurance against the risk of uncertain future income. By...

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