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Last Updated: August 11, 2019
Ethel Badawi is co-founder and principal of Pollack Badawi Group, a boutique legal search consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Badawi has dedicated her professional life to helping individuals find legal careers that inspire joy and growth. As a legal recruiter, Badawi partners with Am Law 200 law firms to identify and recruit talent.
She has advised more than 500 university graduates, paralegals, recent law graduates and attorneys in strategic decision making to advance their professional careers and find their professional home at law firms, businesses and the government.
Before launching her own firm, Badawi served as the associate director for the George Washington University Law School’s Career Center and as assistant director of the Paralegal Studies Program at GW. Badawi continues to serve as a faculty member for GW’s Graduate Program in Paralegal Studies where she teaches Advanced Legal Writing and American Jurisprudence.
Badawi is a frequent presenter and speaker at national conferences on the legal job market and professional development for legal professionals. She has held leadership roles at the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), and the American Association for Paralegal Educators (AAfPE).
Badawi has a BA in Spanish and Economics from Wellesley College and a JD from the George Washington University. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Indiana and Virginia.
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Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”
"Are Boycotts, Shunning, and Shaming Corrupt?” Legal Theory Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.
Gregory Keating’s paper, “Is Tort Law ‘Private’?” was reviewed by Ellen Bublick as a significant work of scholarship relating to Tort Law in JOTWELL: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), on October 15, 2019.
“Confessions True and False,” Korean Society for Criminal Law, Yonsei University Law School, Seoul, South Korea.