Congratulations to members selected for publication!

The editorial board is excited the share the members selected for publication next year in the 2016-2017 Volume 24 of the George Mason Law Review.

The names are presented in alphabetical order. The actual order of selection will be revealed shortly.

Sara Almousa, Friends With Benefits? Clarifying the Role Relationships Play in Satisfying the Personal Benefit Requirement Under Tipper-Tippee Liability

Danielle Barondess, ADApting Policies and Practices: Title II’s ‘Reasonable Modifications’ Provision as Applied to Law Enforcement Encounters with Persons with Disabilities

Tiffany Bates, Neither Fish Nor Fowl: A Recent Problem Caused by the Inspector General’s Lack of a Clear Constitutional Home and a Judicial Solution

Christopher Deist, Taking a Stand: Addressing the Issue of Article III Standing Against The NSA MetaData Collection Program Following Obama v. Klayman

David Grossman, Blaming the Victim: How FTC Data Security Enforcement Actions Make Companies and Consumers More Vulnerable to Hackers

Stacey Harlow, Using “SOX” to Prevent Federal Courts’ Cold Feet about Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions

Camilla Hundley, A National Goal: How Courts Can Rehabilitate Congress’s Intent After Historic Boardwalk Hall

Todd Kelly, Sharing is Caring: Protecting the Ability of Qui Tam Relators and the Government to Share Information Under the False Claims Act

Kyle Simpson, Proving the “Grave Risk of Harm” Defense in the Hague International Child Abduction Convention: Why Lowering the Evidentiary Burden Protects Victims of Domestic Violence and Ensures the Convention’s Purpose is Achieved

Timothy Snyder, You’re Fired! A Case for Agency Moderation of Machine Data in the Employment Context

Great Job to all!

Antitrust Writing Awards for 2016 – Two GMLR Pieces Selected by Awards Committee for Final Competition

The Law Review is excited to share that two articles from our annual Antitrust issue, Volume 22:5, were nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards.

The articles are:

The Law Review Congratulates CMs and Kicks Off the New Year

On September 4, the Law Review gathered to welcome our new Candidate Members and hand out a number of awards recognizing their hard work this summer.


GMLR Fall Welcome

We gave out 5 awards to a group of rising Law Review stars. Research Editors were charged with selecting one person from each group to win the Volume 23 Issue 1 “Ace of Spading Award” for Research Excellence:

Recipients of the Aces of Spading

Team Blake: Simone Dallaire

Team Adrian: Camilla Hundley

Team Carly: Elizabeth Cannon

Team Angie: Caitlin Van Sant


Please congratulate these folks if you see them around campus, and ask them for spading tips, too! They did a truly great job on this issue. We really do appreciate everyone’s hard work. Without you, it would not be possible to produce the quality product that we are known for.

One other special award went to the person with the best Write-on submission. Out of more than 80 entries, this person submitted the #1 paper. Keith Underkoffler will receive the Arthur E. Schmalz award, hopefully from the award’s namesake, at the Alumni Social in late February. Please congratulate Keith on an exceptional effort as he takes the torch from last year’s winner, Matt Tully.

14th Annual Symposium on Antitrust Law, February 9, 2011

The George Mason Law Review, together with Navigant Economics and O’Melveny & Myers LLP, presented the 14th Annual Symposium on Antitrust Law on February 9, 2011 at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. The Law Review thanks all of our speakers and participants for a successful and enjoyable event. For more information about the event and the speakers, please visit our Symposium Web page. Below are some photos from the event.

Below, from left to right: Bret Lee (Managing Editor 2010-2011), Geoffrey B. Fehling (Editor-in-Chief, 2010-2011), Isaac Post (Symposium Editor, 2010-2011), and Anthony D. Peluso (Executive Editor, 2010-2011)


Below, Keynote Address delivered by J. Thomas Rosch:


Below, from left to right: Isaac Post (Symposium Editor, 2010-2011), FTC Commissioner J.
Thomas Rosch, and Geoffrey B. Fehling (Editor-in-Chief, 2010-2011)


Below, Panel One: “The Impact of the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines on the Litigation of
Merger Cases”


Below, Panel Two: “Current Trends in Criminal Cartel Enforcement”


New Law Review Full Members

Congratulations Law Review Full Members! 

Congratulations to the new George Mason Law Review full members!

Ryan Andrews

James Atkinson

Meghan Brennan

Mary Casale

Adrian Ciacci

Brianna Davis-Kleppinger

Angeline DeChiara

Mark DeSantis

Eric Ebersole

Danielle Ely

Wendy Everette

Blake Frieman

Kathleen Garman

Anna Gentry

Rod Harrell

Joseph Harrington

Thomas Hunt

George Johnson

Elena Kamenir

Andrea Jean Kotrosits

John Lane

Carly Mee

Elise Nelson

Caitlin O’Connell

Olga Osorio-Thurner

M. Elizabeth Parks

Evan Purcell

Timothy Tang

Eamon Tierney

Matthew Tully

Charles Devin Watkins

David Zuckerman

Members Selected for Publication

Congratulations to the Members Selected for Publication

George Mason Law Review is proud to congratulate the following student authors who have been selected for publication in Volume 23, forthcoming for 2015-2016:

Ryan AndrewsThe Plausibility Standard and the False Claims Act: Protecting Fraudsters by Preventing Private Enforcement

E. Kyle EbersoleContinuous Evaluation: Welcoming Government Employees to the World of Mass Surveillance

Danielle ElyCalifornia Dreamin’: Judicial Interpretation of One State’s Copyright Statute Highlights Inconsistencies in Federal Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

Wendy EveretteThe FBI Has Not Been Here [Watch Very Closely for the Removal of this Sign]: Warrant Canaries and First Amendment Protection for Compelled Speech

Anna GentryCorporate Personhood and Nonprofit Director Duty of Obedience: Legal Implications that Necessitate Expanded Standing to Sue

Rod HarrellThe Contract Clause of the Constitution and the Need For “Pass Any . . . Law” Rehabilitation in the Age of Delegation

Elena KamenirSeeking Antitrust Class Certification: The Role of Individual Damage Calculations in Meeting Class Action Predominance Requirements

Caitlin O’ConnellThe End of Patent Extraterritoriality? The Reconciliation of the Patent and Copyright First Sale Doctrine

Olga OsarioKeeping Pandora’s Box Closed: A Proposal to Secure the Common Interest Privilege During Merger Negotiations

David ZuckermanAbstraction and Indefiniteness: Expanding 35 U.S.C. § 112(b) to Cover the Abstract Idea Doctrine

18th Annual Symposium Sneak Peek

18th Annual Symposium Sneak Peek

In anticipation of our 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium entitled Perspectives on Global Competition Law, the George Mason Law Review is proud to announce a special early online release of one of the forthcoming articles in our 2015 Antitrust Symposium Issue. The article is co-authored by Yong Huang, Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang, and Roger Xin Zhang, and discusses the essential facilities doctrine and its use in Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law. Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang will also be a panelist at our global antitrust symposium. Read the article here!

Burton Award Nomination

Law Review Article Nominated for a Burton Award

George Mason has nominated Christine Ganley’s article “Reevaluating The Common Law of Foreign Official Immunity:  Ascertaining the Proper Role of the Executive” for a Burton Award! In addition to this nomination, Christine was awarded the Adrian S. Fisher Award for Best Student Comment or Note and the Arthur E. Schmalz Award for Best Write-on Submission. Way to go Christine!

2015 Law Review Alumni Reception

Law Review Alumni Reception

The George Mason Law Review and Dean Daniel Polsby cordially invite you to the Law Review Alumni Reception. Renew friendships, meet the current editors and members, and find out about the exciting developments at your law review and at the law school.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Latham & Watkins

Lincoln Square Building
555 11th Street, NW Suite 1000
, Washington, D.C.

RSVP online by February 23rd

The entrance to the building is next door to Starbucks. Please be aware you may be required to present photo identification to the building security officers. Once you arrive please take the elevators up to the 12th floor.

Two George Mason Law Review Articles Nominated for Awards

Congratulations to Jan M. Rybnicek and Joshua D. Wright for their nomination for an Antitrust Writing Award! Their article, Defining Section 5 of the FTC Act: The Failure of the Common Law Method and the Case for Formal Agency Guidelines, was featured in our Volume 21:5 Symposium Issue. Help support their nomination by voting for their article here!

Congratulations are also in order for John Jurata Jr. and Amisha R. Patel for their Antitrust Writing Award nomination! Their article, Taming the Trolls: Why Antitrust Is Not a Viable Solution for Stopping Patent Assertion Entities was also featured in our Volume 21:5 Symposium issue and is up for an award in the Intellectual Property category. Help support their nomination by voting for their article here!