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Celebrating 200 Years: A Report Card on the Legal Issues in Biden’s First 100 Days | GW Law | The George Washington University

Join our host, Dr. Jamal Watson, as he moderates a May 26 panel of GW Law faculty experts who analyze the first 100 days of the Biden administration. The George Washington University bicentennial is an incredible, historic milestone. With 27,000+ students from more than 135 countries, a worldwide community of 300,000+ living alumni, and thousands of faculty and staff, the GW community is coming together to celebrate 200 years of phenomenal growth.

  • Christopher A. Bracey, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, GW; Professor of Law, GW Law (Race and Law)
  • RenĂ©e Lettow Lerner, Donald Phillip Rothschild Research Professor, GW Law (The Courts)
  • Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, GW Law (Health Law and the Pandemic)
  • LeRoy C. Paddock , former Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies, GW Law (Climate Change and the Environment)
  • Kate Weisburd, Associate Professor of Law, GW Law (Policing and Criminal Law)


  • Major issues observed from a national perspective.
  • Assessment of President Biden’s efforts around vaccinations.
  • About the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
  • Thoughts on the expansion of the Supreme Court.
  • How can President Biden cut emissions in half by 2030?
  • Assessing the Biden administration’s approach to addressing disparity issues.
  • Healthcare issues that need to be addressed.
  • Tackling the largest backlog of unresolved clemency cases.
  • What is H.R. 1 and its current status?
  • Thoughts on President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • Thoughts on the decision to remove the Capitol fencing.
  • Implications of the Biden administration’s executive orders.
  • Will President Biden end the federal death penalty?
  • The kinds of cases judges will be debating and deliberating over in the coming years.
  • Will President Biden be able to gain bipartisan support for his infrastructure plan?


“We really do need to be wary of the cultural fires that can burn. When individuals derive pleasure and funding from fomenting the flames of distrust amongst the American people, we have to remember that our republic really is fragile.”



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