Epstein named visiting professor at University of Bergen

Lee Epstein, the Ethan A. H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor, has accepted a visiting professor appointment in comparative politics and in law at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway.
Supreme Court

Presidential candidates and their possible Supreme Court picks

How might the makeup of the United States Supreme Court change depending on who is elected as the country’s next president? A new analysis from Washington University in St. Louis estimates where the candidate’s potential nominees fit compared with the current justices and finds that a Democratic appointee would move the middle of the court to the left, shifting the court’s balance of power.
Hillary Sale

Sale named to FINRA board

Hillary Sale, the Walter D. Coles Professor of law and of management at the School of Law, has been appointed to the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers series begins Sept. 12

The School of Law’s 2016-17 Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers series at Washington University in St. Louis features an outstanding lineup of judges, lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. The series begins at noon Monday, Sept. 12, with a lecture by Brenda Hollis, chief prosecutor at the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.

School of Law celebrates anniversary

The School of Law is celebrating its 150th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, with a toast, cake and a Clydesdale outside Anheuser-Busch Hall.

WashU Expert: Proposed ‘revenge porn’ bill balances regulation with protecting free expression

U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier introduced on July 14 a long-delayed federal bill that would outlaw nonconsensual pornography in the United States. While he supports the law, Neil Richards, privacy law expert at Washington University in St. Louis, think it’s important that the bill be drafted in such a way as to not be a tool for censorship that can threaten our commitment to free expression.
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