News & Announcements - July 2012

  • Faculty Active at SEALS Annual Conference

    Eighteen faculty members are participating in the 2012 Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), which features panels and workshops on legal topics from internationalization to criminal law.  AUWCL representatives serving on committees include: Associate Dean Billie Jo Kaufman, Sponsorship Coordinator & Distance Learning Committee; Professor Lia Epperson, Program Advisory Committee; Office of Technology Director Korin Munsterman, Technology Committee; and Dean Claudio Grossman, chair of the Latin America Workshop Committee. The conference is being held on Amelia Island, Florida, July 29 - Aug. 4. MORE More


  • LL.M. Programs Host Prospective Student Live Chat, Aug. 3

    Join the LL.M. admissions staff for a live chat this Friday, Aug. 3, and discover how earning a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies, Law & Government, or Advocacy from American University Washington College of Law prepares graduates to achieve their personal and professional goals anywhere in the world.  The discussion begins at 9 a.m. MORE  More


  • Dean Grossman Hosts Alumni Reception in Chicago

    Alumni, faculty, and friends attending the American Bar Association annual meeting in Chicago are invited to join Dean Claudio Grossman for a reception, Thursday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Sweetwater Grille near the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel. For more information or to RSVP, email alumni@wcl.american.edu.  While in Chicago, Dean Grossman will give remarks as part of the  "Dean and SBA Relations" panel at the ABA Annual Meeting. More


  • Alumni Lunch for Clerks of D.C. Superior Court, July 26

    Alumni clerking in the D.C. Superior Court are welcomed to a networking luncheon on July 26 at 701 Restaurant in Washington, D.C. The event is hosted by the Office of Career and Professional Development and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. For more information, email alumni@wcl.american.edu.


  • Apply to LL.M. Program in Law & Government or Advocacy until Aug.1

    The deadlines to apply to the law school's dynamic LL.M. programs in Law and Government or Advocacy have been extended for a limited number of people until Aug. 1, 2012.  Contact lawandgov@wcl.american.edu or advocacy@wcl.american.edu for details.


  • Dean Grossman Receives Lifetime Leadership Award

    Dean Claudio Grossman was awarded the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) Lifetime Leadership Award, at a dinner July 19 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. The dinner recognized the contributions of Latino/a leaders in the legal community. HNBF is dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community through education and the support of diversity in the legal profession. MORE More


  • Dean Grossman to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award

    Dean Claudio Grossman has been selected for the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) Lifetime Leadership Award.  He will receive the award at a dinner celebrating the contributions of Latino/a leaders in the legal community, July 19 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. HNBF is dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community through education and the support of diversity in the legal profession. 


  • Remembering Professor Paul Rice

    The AUWCL community is mourning the loss of our beloved colleague, Professor Paul Rice, who passed away unexpectedly last Tuesday evening. Paul was a cherished and esteemed member of the AUWCL community, contributing 38 years of his professional life to educating generations of AUWCL students with great care, rigor, and effectiveness, while producing scholarship recognized around the world as the best in the field. MORE More


  • Webinar Addresses U.S. Supreme Court Decisions & Human Rights

    Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law and ASIL for a webinar July 18 from 4-5:30 p.m., examining the human rights implications of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on healthcare, immigration, and juvenile life without parole.  MORE More


  • Dean Grossman Participates in UN Consultation

    Dean Grossman, in his role as chair of the UN Committee against Torture, is participating in a Consultation July 16-17 in New York City on the intergovernmental process of strengthening the Human Rights Treaty Bodies. The Consultation was organized by the General Assembly of the United Nations.


  • National Bar Association and Las Vegas Alumni Reception, July 16

    The Office of Development & Alumni Relations welcomes local Las Vegas alumni and alumni attending the National Bar Association annual meeting for a dinner, Monday, July 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Central by Michael Richard in Caesars Palace. Space is limited. Please email alumni@wcl.american.edu for more information or to RSVP. More


  • AUWCL Mourns the Loss of Professor Paul Rice

    AUWCL Mourns the Loss of Professor Paul Rice The American University Washington College of Law community is mourning the loss of our beloved colleague, Professor Paul Rice, who passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening. Paul was a cherished and esteemed member of the AUWCL community, contributing 38 years of his professional life to educating generations of AUWCL students with great care, rigor, and effectiveness, while producing scholarship recognized around the world as the best in the field. His many celebrated publications and dedication, both to his students and scholarship, brought great acclaim to our institution and will continue to serve his former students, the judiciary, and lawyers in the United States and around the world for many years to come. MORE More


  • Human Rights Series Addresses Freedom of Expression

    Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law on Capitol Hill for the second briefing of the 2012 Congressional Human Rights Summer Series, July 16 at noon.  The Center's executive director Hadar Harris and Santiago A. Canton, alumnus and director of the RFK Partners for Human Rights, a project of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, will address the right to free expression. The series is held in conjunction with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.  MORE More


  • AUWCL Mourns the Loss of Professor Paul Rice

    The American University Washington College of Law community is mourning the loss of our beloved colleague, Professor Paul Rice, who passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening. Paul was a cherished and esteemed member of the AUWCL community, contributing 38 years of his professional life to educating generations of AUWCL students with great care, rigor, and effectiveness, while producing scholarship recognized around the world as the best in the field. His many celebrated publications and dedication, both to his students and scholarship, brought great acclaim to our institution and will continue to serve his former students, the judiciary, and lawyers in the United States and around the world for many years to come.  A memorial service will be held at American University's Katzen Arts Center (4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. MORE More


  • Professor Testifies at House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

    Stephen Vladeck, professor of law and associate dean for scholarship, testified Wednesday morning before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on "National Security Leaks and the Law." MORE More


  • AUWCL Receives Ford Foundation Grant for Work with ALAS Network

    The law school is pleased be the recipient of a generous grant from The Ford Foundation.  The grant supports the work of the Network of Latin American Scholars (ALAS), aiming to mainstream gender and sexuality in Latin American law schools' curricula.  The grant will be used for workshops on gender and sexuality for Latin American law professors and judges, and prepare online classes and teaching materials on gender violence and sexual and reproductive rights.  MORE More


  • 2012 JD Graduates Eligible for Graduate Legal Fellowship

    The law school's 2012 JD graduates have the unique opportunity to apply for a Graduate Legal Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The fellowship allows graduates to research with a faculty member while pursuing an LL.M. in International Legal Studies, Law and Government, or Advocacy. The program offers two options: a stipend of $11,500 for the first year and a 25% tuition reduction for the duration of the LL.M. program or a 50% tuition reduction on the LL.M. degree only.  Contact lawandgov@wcl.american.edu for more information.


  • New Judicial Reform Summer Program Launched July 8

    The law school's new summer Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the United States began this week in Washington, D.C.  The program gives participants an overview of the reform processes of Latin American judicial systems, with a special emphasis on criminal justice. The program is held in collaboration with The Justice Studies Center of the Americas and Diego Portales University Faculty of Law. MORE  More


  • Advocacy LL.M. Program Accepting Applications until Aug 1.

    The innovative curriculum for the Master of Laws in Advocacy prepares graduates for all aspects of litigation.  The deadline to apply to this rigorous LL.M. program focused on practical skills and training is Aug. 1, 2012. MORE More


  • Law School Closed July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

    American University Washington College of Law offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Business will resume the morning of Thursday, July 5.


  • Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the U.S. Launches July 8

    The law school's new summer Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the United States begins July 8 in Washington, D.C., and is designed to give participants an overview of the reform processes of judicial systems taking place in Latin American countries, with a special emphasis on criminal justice. The program is held in collaboration with The Justice Studies Center of the Americas and Diego Portales University Faculty of Law. MORE   More


  • American University Washington College of Law Open Tuesday, July 3

    All power to American University Washington College of Law has been restored following Friday's severe weather.  The law school will resume standard business operations Tuesday morning, July 3, at normal business hours.


  • 2012 JD Graduates Eligible for Graduate Legal Fellowship

    The law school's 2012 JD graduates have the unique opportunity to apply for a Graduate Legal Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Fellowship allows JD graduates to engage in research with a faculty member while pursuing an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies, Law and Government, or Advocacy. The Program offers two options: a stipend for the first year and a 25% tuition reduction for the duration of the LL.M. program or a 50% tuition reduction on the LL.M. degree only.  Contact lawandgov@wcl.american.edu for more information.


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