Mark your calendars!
The 2020 Biennial Conference will be hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center, July 15-18, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
Information about registration and lodging will be available after the New Year. The 2020 conference theme is Teaching, Writing, and Thriving at All Stages. This broad theme covers a number of current topics relating to teaching, scholarship, and professional service.
Georgetown Law's beautiful campus is conveniently located in Capitol Hill, at 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, just a few blocks from the Capitol Building, the United States Supreme Court, and Union Station. Getting to D.C. is easy, and there are countless monuments, museums, attractions, restaurants, recreational opportunities, and activities for families in and around the Washington metropolitan area.
The biennial gala will be held Friday, July 17, 2020, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The Museum is the only major museum in the world dedicated solely to championing women through the arts. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today.
We look forward to seeing you in D.C. in July!
The Law Center is easily accessible by Metro, the subway system of the Washington area. Take the Red Line to Union Station and exit onto Massachusetts Avenue. Turn right on Massachusetts Avenue and walk two blocks to the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue. Turn left on New Jersey Avenue. The Law Center will be on your right.
From Northeast of Washington, D.C. (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore): Follow I-95 South. At the I-495 Junction, follow the signs toward 95 South to Richmond. **Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway/ I-295 exit (west). Take the Baltimore Washington Parkway to US 50 (New York Avenue). Follow 50 heading west into Washington, DC. Make a left onto North Capitol Street, then make a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Before the next light, make a left on New Jersey Avenue, and immediately bear right on First Street. The main Law Center building, McDonough Hall, will be on your right.
From South or East of Washington, D.C. (Norfolk, Richmond, Williamsburg): Follow I-95 North. At the I-495 junction, 95 will turn into 395. Follow 395 North to Washington, DC. Cross the 14th street bridge and keep to the right. Continue following signs for 395 North and take the D Street/ US Senate exit. Continue following the signs for 395 North and continue into the D street tunnel (stay in the far right lane). In the tunnel, take the D Street exit and make a right at the first traffic light. Turn left onto New Jersey Avenue, and the Law Center will be on your left hand side.
From South or West of Washington, D.C. (Charlottesville or Nashville): Take I-66 East to Washington. Cross the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and follow signs for Constitution Avenue. Take Constitution Avenue until it ends. Make a left onto Louisiana Avenue, and then make a left onto New Jersey Avenue. The Law Center will be on your left.
From Northwest of Washington (western Pennsylvania, western Maryland): Follow I-270 south. Where 270 divides, follow the signs to 495 east toward Silver Spring. Take the Baltimore Washington Parkway to US 50 (New York Avenue). Follow 50 heading west into Washington, DC. Make a left onto North Capitol Street, then make a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Before the next light, make a left on New Jersey Avenue, and immediately bear right on First Street. The main Law Center building, McDonough Hall, will be on your right.
Parking: Parking is very limited around the Law Center. There is a parking garage across the street from the Law Center at 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW. There is also limited metered parking available around the Law Center.
Take the train to Union Station, then follow the Metro directions above.
Washington Reagan National Airport is the closest and most convenient airport, as it is only 6 miles from the Law Center. Transportation to the Law Center from National Airport is available by Taxi or Metro.
By taxi, travel time to the Law Center is about 15 minutes, and the fare is approximately $15.00. Be sure to tell the driver that you are going to the Law Center, NOT the main undergraduate campus.
By Metro, allow approximately 30 minutes. The Metro station is located across the street from the main terminal at National Airport. Take the Yellow Line to Gallery Place. When you arrive at Gallery Place, transfer to the Red Line (in the direction of Glenmont) and get off at Union Station. Then follow the directions above.
Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) are often less expensive than flying into Washington National airport. BWI and Dulles airports are approximately 30 miles from the Law Center.
A taxi from BWI will cost approximately $50.00, however, you can take a shuttle bus from the airport to the MARC train station. The ride to Union Station will cost $6.00. For more information, please visit the Maryland Transportation website or the BWI website.
A taxi from Washington Dulles to the Law Center will also cost about $50.00; however, you can take the Washington Flyer to the West Falls Church Metro Station. Take the Orange Line (towards New Carrolton) and transfer at Metro Center to the Red Line (toward Glenmont). Exit the Red Line at Union Station and follow the directions above. For more information, visit the Washington Flyer website.
For information and questions about the conference, contact Kim Holst, President-Elect.