Testimony: GW Law Experts Explain Election 2020
  • George Washington University Law School
12 episodes
Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, interviews GW Law faculty experts to explain issues important to the nation and the impact they may have on the national election in November 2020. Scholars at GW Law are not only excellent teachers but are some of the leading experts in almost every aspect of law. Whether it is constitutional law, voting rights law, administrative law, international law, freedom of speech, human rights law, criminal law and so much more, learning from them is learning from the best experts in the country. Through Testimony, Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew brings these conversations into the public sphere.


The First Amendment and Free Speech with Professor Catherine Ross
2021 Apr 2622m 40s
Dean Matthew speaks with Catherine Ross, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, GW Law. Professor Ross is an expert in first amendment law, family law, and policy issues concerning children. Professor Ross' most recently published book is entitled "Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights" (Harvard University Press, 2015).
Gender Nonconformity with Professor Naomi Schoenbaum
2021 Mar 2321m 41s
Dean Matthew speaks with Professor Naomi Schoenbaum, Associate Professor of Law. They discuss Professor Schoenbaum's article "The New Law of Gender Nonconformity," and transgender law, including recent Supreme Court decisions on the matter.
Privacy Law with Professor Jonathan Turley
2021 Mar 2217m 51s
Dean Matthew sits down with Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, a nationally-recognized legal scholar in constitutional law, legal theory, and tort law. They will discuss privacy law, and Professor Turley's recent article, "Anonymity, Obscurity, and Technology: Reconsidering Privacy in the Age of Biometrics."
Global Legal Pluralism with Professor Paul Schiff Berman
2021 Mar 2231m 9s
Dean Matthew talks with Paul Schiff Berman, Walter S. Cox Professor of Law, a foremost theorist on globalization, legal systems, and big theoretical questions, like "what is law?"
Domestic and Family Violence with Professor Joan Meier
2021 Mar 2222m 19s
Dean Matthew sits down with Joan Meier, Professor of Clinical Law and Director of the National Family Violence Law Center at the George Washington University Law School, to discuss Professor Meier's major study, "Child Custody Outcomes in Cases Involving Parental Alienation and Abuse Allegations.” These findings have been written about in a variety of major news and scholarly outlets.
Administrative Regulations and the Administration: A Conversation with Professor Robert Glicksman
2020 Nov 0336m 40s
Professor Robert L. Glicksman, J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, discusses climate change and the regulation of the Environmental Protection Agency. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and has published prolifically, often being critical of the regulatory approach of the Trump administration. In his articles, he channels his anger about the derogation of the administrative state and provides thoughtful and theoretical proposals for the future.
A Conversation about the Second Amendment: Gun Rights in a Year of Civil Unrest with Professors Cottrol and Lerner
2020 Oct 3037m 5s
The right to keep and bear arms is protected by the U.S. Constitution. Professors Bob Cottrol and Renée Lettow Lerner discuss how are the candidates and parties are campaigning on this issue during the 2020 election and why it should matter to you. They provide commentary and analysis on how Democrats and Republicans differ on gun rights and what has changed over time with respect to gun laws.
International Relations and the Law with Professors Laura Dickinson and Sean Murphy
2020 Oct 3036m 48s
Over the past 5 years, the Trump Administration has pulled out of about half a dozen international agreements, while choosing to renegotiate and strengthen others. Professors Laura Dickinson and Sean Murphy, experts in international law, explain these treaties and the implications of these decisions. They also predict what a Biden Administration might look like with respect to engagement in international relationships and national security.
Explaining the Administrative State with Professors Richard Pierce and Jonathan Siegel
2020 Oct 2140m 11s
Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew is joined by administrative law experts Professors Richard Pierce and Jonathan Siegel. They discuss their expertise on such topics as the nondelegation doctrine, Chevron deference doctrine, and presidential removal power.
Police Reform, Criminal Law, and Grand Juries with experts Professors Roger Fairfax and Kate Weisburd
2020 Oct 2127m 49s
Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew is joined by Professors Roger Fairfax and Kate Weisburd to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, the movement for police reform, and the recent grand jury indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.