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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. 2 Fall 2006


Dear Alumni,
There are so many exciting events in store for you this Fall. From receptions to movie series, case studies, and conferences, activities abound... you can also participate in many WCL events right from your computer! Visit our podcasting site to learn more. 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:


Reunion 2006
2006 celebrates the reunions of classes ending in 1's and 6's. If you graduated with one of these classes, please visit the reunion website for more information and online registration. Sign up today!

Reunion Activities Open to all Alumni
While many of the activities are geared towards classes celebrating their reunions, other events are open to the entire alumni community. Please join us for:
Oct. 6: 8 am-2 pm
10th Annual Student Bar Association Golf Classic
This special edition of the Golf Classic will be the kick-off event for Reunion Weekend 2006. All proceeds will benefit the Student Bar Association Annual Community Service Awards.
Oct 6: 12-3 pm
Technology Boot Camp
Join us for three exciting one-hour sessions that will take you beyond the world of Westlaw and Lexis. If you don't yet know about ShadowTV, key catchers, redaction, podcasts, and RSS, this session is for you.
Oct. 6: 6-7:30
Clinic Reunion Happy Hour
In conjunction with Reunion Weekend 2006, clinic alumni (from all years) are invited back to WCL for a reception.
Oct. 6: 7-10 pm
G Street Reunion Dinner
All alumni who attended WCL at our G Street location are invited to join us for dinner, dancing, and cocktails.

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.

Interested in Volunteering?
We are always on the lookout for alumni who want to get involved. Serve as a moot court judge, speak to a student group, or submit a paper to one of our many publications. Learn more on our website.

News from the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law


Alumni are invited to attend these unique events and discussions sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Examining the Implications of Hamden v. Rumsfeld
Tuesday, September 26, 9am-1pm, Rm. 603

The Responsibility to Protect: The Case of Sudan
Friday, September 29, 9am-5pm, Rm. 603

A Prison Beyond the Law: How Should We Respond to the Problem of Guantanamo?
Thursday, October 5, 10am-6pm, Rm. 603
Learn more about this Teach-In hosted by Seton Hall University School of Law and co-sponsored by WCL from the Center for Human Rights.

Got Film? You're invited to The Human Rights Film Series!
October 3 - 27, Every Tuesday Night, 6-8pm and 8-10pm (Double Screenings!)

Tuesday, Oct. 3 Amandla! (Rm. TBA, 6-8pm, 8-10pm)

Tuesday, Oct. 10 The Agronomist (Rm.603, 6-8pm, 8-10pm)

Tuesday, Oct. 17 Maquillapolis (Rm.603, 6-8pm, 8-10pm) - Filmmaker Vicky Funari will be present to discuss this film.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 China Blue (Rm.603, 6-8pm, 8-10pm)

News from the International Legal Studies Program


ILSP Annual Embassy Reception

News from the Health Law & Justice Initiative


HLJI is putting together a team from WCL to participate in the AIDS Walk on Saturday October 7! To join the WCL AIDS Walk team, please contact HLJI President Emily Strunk. We also invite alumni working in any aspect of health law to contact us if you are interested in (1) speaking at a practitioner's lunch or hosting a lunch at your office, (2) participating in a health law networking reception, or (3) submitting an article for WCL's health law publication, please contact the alumni office for more information.

News from the Office of Career and Professional Development


WCL Alumni Judicial Clerks
Are you a former or current judicial clerk? If you have not already, please take a few minutes to complete a Judicial Clerkship Alumni Survey online. Students and alumni utilize this database when applying for judicial clerkships. Contact Shelley Rudge, Judicial Clerkship Coordinator, with any questions at 202-274-4251 or by email.

Alumni Needed at Annual Career Day for 1Ls
The Annual Career Day for 1Ls is designed to introduce WCL's new students to OCPD and the many career opportunities available to them by meeting with alumni and other practitioners in their fields of interest. The buffet luncheon will be held in the Hyatt Regency Bethesda's Crystal Ballroom at 1:00 p.m. If you would like to participate, please contact Kelli Johnson in OCPD at 202-274-4339 or by email.

Employment Opportunities for Students or Alumni
If you have a position for students or alumni, please send the information to jobs@wcl.american.edu. The information will be posted in the eCampusRecruiter database which is searchable by all students and registered alumni users. Alumni may register free of charge by visiting www.ecampusrecruiter.com/auwcl and by clicking on "Students & Alumni".

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.