Volunteer

AUWCL is continuously seeking alumni volunteers as judges for Moot Court, Mock Trial and Marshall Brennan, as well as speakers and panelists for student and other groups, and as mentors. In addition, we have launched the new Faculty Practice Groups and alumni are needed to assist current students with career advice and employment assistance.

Please take a look at the current volunteer opportunities available and reach out today! Thank you.

The Office of Development & Alumni Relations
alumni@wcl.american.edu

-GANE -Small Group Alumni Networking Events- The Office of Alumni Relations is seeking alumni with various legal backgrounds to host networking opportunities for current students interested in their area of practice. We are looking for alumni to connect with 4-5 students over lunch or coffee at either AUWCL, their firm, or another location close by. If you are an interested and willing to participate in this networking program contact alumni@wcl.american.edu.

WCL FACULTY “PRACTICE GROUPS”

The WCL faculty has organized itself into 11 “Practice Groups” to empower students with more subject-matter specific and practice-specific career information and counseling.  These groups supplement the work of the Office of Career and Professional Development by offering WCL students strategic advice and counseling on resumes, interviewing, relationship-building, professional networking, and substantive academic planning.  With this effort, WCL hopes to connect students directly with faculty members, adjunct professors, and our accomplished alumni.  The 11 groups are:

  • Business Law, Tax, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Finance, Consumer Law, Real Estate
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Land Use, Construction Law
  • Family Law, Trusts & Estates, General Practice & Litigation, Elder Law, Children’s Law, Personal Injury, Poverty
  • Gender Law and LGBT Advocacy
  • Health Law, Food & Drug Law, Life Sciences Law
  • Immigration, Asylum, Human Rights, Labor Law
  • Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Communications & Media Law, Sports & Entertainment Law
  • International Law (Public, Private, Development, Human Rights, Foreign Law, Foreign Practice, Criminal, Humanitarian)
  • Judicial Clerkships
  • Public Law & Government, Civil Rights & Liberties, Disability Law, Education Law

Please help us in this exciting career development initiative by joining a group or groups based on your areas of practice and then assisting in advising interested students!

Email alumni@wcl.american.edu or klepper@wcl.american.edu today (Soon to come: online form)

For more information on the Faculty Practice Groups, visit

http://www.wcl.american.edu/news/practicegroups.cfm

-Ongoing- WCL's Lambda Law Society (our LGBTQIA or Lesbian Gay Transgender Questioning Intersex and Ally Group) is looking for WCL Alumni who are interested in partnering with them to provide students with mentoring and networking opportunities, and to participate in various panels and events throughout the year. Additionally, they hope to connect their LGBTQIA Alumni with each other in an effort to strengthen the Alumni network. Interested in connecting with Lambda Alumni? Please e-mail, awith your contact information to lambdalawalumni@gmail.com. Additionally, please visit their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2236441969/?fref=ts.

-Ongoing-Criminal law practitioners wanted for an new WCL criminal law networking list to benefit current students and alumni. Professor Davis and Robbins are reaching to alumni, and are also interested in knowing whether you have another type of position in the criminal-justice system. If interested, email Prof. Davis at angelad@wcl.american.edu with your job title and contact information.

To volunteer to mentor current students, contact OCPD.