October 5, 2015 – Georgetown has established a Voting Rights Institute to allow students to work on cases of disenfranchisement and provide training opportunities for students, attorneys and advocates.
The institute has been created in partnership with the American Constitution Society and the Campaign Legal Center.
Protecting and preserving the right to vote is in keeping with the Law Center’s ethos that “law is but the means, justice is the end, ”Dean William Treanor explained during the institute’s Oct. 2 formal launch at the National Press Club.
“In a time of intense concern for and scrutiny of voting rights, the institute will develop innovative legal and policy solutions that protect the right to vote, while training the next generation of lawyers and leaders,” Treanor said. “Our goal is to make the Voting Rights Institute at Georgetown Law a hub of thoughtful engagement on all voting rights issues in the U.S.”