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Raleigh-Elizabeth Smith
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
(202) 274-4183

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Legal Eagle Vol. 1 June 2006


Dear Alumni,
Here is your first edition of the online Legal Eagle, an e-newsletter highlighting the current events, stories, and successes of interest to Washington College of Law alumni. Formerly a printed publication mailed to alumni in the D.C. metro area, the Legal Eagle is now electronic and can be viewed both in your inbox and online. If you would like to receive this email at a different address, update your contact information, or share the newsletter with other alumni who may not be receiving it, please email us at legaleagle@wcl.american.edu.

News from the Office of Development & Alumni Relations


Hold the dates:

  • September 14: Maryland Alumni Reception
  • September 19: Washington, DC Alumni Reception
  • September 20: Virginia Alumni Reception
  • September 29: 22nd Annual John Sherman Myers Society Dinner
  • October 6 & 7: Reunion celebrating classes ending in 1's and 6's

PCI Print Directory
If you purchased a print or electronic version of the directory or would like to do so, please check our website for updated information about ordering and production delays. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Office of Career & Professional Development


Counseling Services Available to Alumni
OCPD has a counselor dedicated to the needs of the alumni population who can assist you with job search skills and resources, as well as career development strategies. For a personal and confidential consultation, contact Matthew Pascocello directly at 202-274-4092 or at mpasco@wcl.american.edu.

Do you have Clerkship Experience?
Help us expand our Judicial Clerkship Alumni Survey Database! If you had a judicial clerkship and are willing to share information about your experience, please complete an alumni survey online at the Office of Career & Professional Development. The surveys are located under "Alumni Surveys" on the right-hand side of the page.

Events from the Office of Career & Professional Development
The annual Mock Interview Program will be held during the week of August 7th and is designed to connect alumni interested in conducting interviews (in their offices) with 2L and 3L students who are preparing for the upcoming interview season. In addition, the annual Career Day for 1Ls will be held on Saturday, November 4th at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. The highlight of the event is the luncheon with alumni during which students can build valuable relationships with local attorneys. For more information, please contact Kelli Johnson at 202-274-4339 or kjohnson@wcl.american.edu.

Graduate Certifications


Graduate Certificate in International Contracts and Business Law
WCL is proud to present its new Magļæ½ster en Derecho con Mención en Contratación Comparada e Internacional/Graduate Certificate in International Contracts and Business Law, offered jointly by the University of Chile School of Law and WCL. The program fills in a gap in legal education, giving Latin American lawyers the opportunity of studying business law and international contracts in Santiago with top law professors and practitioners from the US and Latin America. The program will emphasize the international as well as the North American legal aspects of doing transnational business. For more information, please contact Macarena Sáez at msaez@wcl.american.edu or at 202-724-4388 or visit the program website.

News from the Law School


Making a Connection: A JD Student's Summer with an LLM Alumna
WCL strives to create a unique legal education which combines classroom lectures and real world experience. With this in mind, the Externship Office works to match JD students who are seeking an international legal experience with LLM alumni. When first-year law student Jamie Renner walked into the Externship Office last year looking for a summer position, he was looking for a legal internship usually defined by research and writing, and what he got was nothing short of an adventure. Read the full story by Beth Kaplan here.

Health Law Project
This LLM concentration in Health law is the newest in WCL's LLM Program on Law and Government (administrative and regulatory specialization) offerings. Bringing together lawyers from across the country and other nations, this program utilizes lectures, group exercises, and practical simulations in the education of its LLM students. The Health Law and Justice Project, which is WCL's student Health Law group, its quarterly newsletter, The Health Law Bulletin, and the proposed Health Law and Justice Brief all provide focal points for assembly and scholarship for those students particularly interested in the health law field. For more information, visit the program's website.

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