News & Announcements - August 2012

  • Presentation Today for Brazilian Hip-Hop Artists and Activists

    Today a delegation of Brazilian hip hop artists and social justice activists will visit the law school for a presentation by Professor Pamela Bridgewater on the relationships between law, activism, and hip-hop in the U.S., and international movements such as the Arab Spring. The presentation begins at 2 p.m. in room 601, with opening remarks by alumnus Deepa Padmanabha.  The event is coordinated alongside the U.S. State Department's Program on Cultural Affairs, FHI360, and the Roots and Reality SJP.


  • Event Features Leaders in Disability Rights Law, Policy, and Practice

    The law school will host "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Its Impact on Human Rights," a Sept. 6 program featuring leaders in disability rights law, policy, and practice. Ron McCallum, professor and chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will discuss the approaches the committee has taken to enforce the provisions of the CRPD.  Professor Robert Dinerstein will speak and moderate the event, with opening remarks by Dean Claudio Grossman. Read MORE about the event and speakers. More


  • The Lawyer Re-Entry Program Enters Fifth Year

    The Lawyer Re-Entry Program, a six day program for professionals looking to renew their legal careers, is entering its fifth year of operation at American University Washington College of Law. The program combines instruction by law school faculty, interactive career workshops, networking opportunities, and even one-on-one professional coaching for participants. The Program is co-sponsored by the Women's Bar Association of D.C., the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project. Read MORE about the program, session dates, and application process. More


  • Intellectual Property Faculty to Host Discussion on Apple v. Samsung Verdict

    Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) faculty Jorge Contreras, Jonas Anderson and Christine Farley will discuss the Apple-Samsung verdict and litigation at noon this Monday, Aug. 27, in room 602. This informal discussion will revolve around the decision and its implications for intellectual property law and litigation as well as for technology markets. WEBCAST More


  • August Issue of the Law School's E-Newsletter Available

    The latest issue of American University Washington College of Law's e-newsletter is now available.  The August issue features student accomplishments, upcoming events,  faculty media mentions, and more.  READ the e-newsletter. More


  • Seminar on ACA Decision to Feature SCOTUSblog's Tom Goldstein '95

    The Student Health Law and Justice Society will hold a seminar covering the U.S. Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act decision for their first panel of the school year. The panel, Aug. 28 from noon-1:30 p.m., will feature alumnus and SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein '95, and faculty experts Benjamin Leff, Stephen Vladeck, Stephen Wermiel, and Lindsay Wiley.  MORE More


  • New Faculty for the 2012-13 Academic Year

    American University Washington College of Law welcomes Jorge L. Contreras and Andrew E. Taslitz to the full-time faculty this fall, with N. Jeremi Duru joining the full-time faculty in January. In addition to these appointments, law school Professor Mary L. Clark has been named associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, and Professor Robert Dinerstein has been named associate dean for experiential education. A total of nine visiting professors and practitioners-in-residence will join the law school faculty for 2012-13. MORE  More


  • Dean Grossman Welcomes Returning Students and Shares New and Ongoing Initiatives

    I want to welcome all of you back from what I hope was a rewarding summer, and share with you the new and ongoing innovative curricular options, financial aid, and career development services we are offering to help you build upon a successful law school experience and entry into the profession. Read Dean Grossman's letter. More


  • AUWCL Welcomes New JD Students With Orientation Week

    This week American University Washington College of Law welcomes the entering class of new students.  The week's activities include various receptions, tours, student organization fairs, and sessions on the law school's dual degrees, financial aid, legal rhetoric, Pence Law Library, and technology to better prepare students for the start of classes. MORE details on the JD Orientation activities. More


  • Students, Faculty, and Staff Volunteer for "In My Backyard" Day of Service

    American University Washington College of Law is holding its annual In My Backyard (IMBY) Public Service Day devoted to getting involved with public service in the local Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. On Tuesday, Aug.14, students, faculty, and staff will volunteer their services at a number of city organizations and non-profit groups such as Bread for the City and Sasha Bruce Youthwork. The day is organized by the Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholars. MORE More


  • Dean Grossman Gives Presentation and Hosts Alumni Event in Panama

    Dean Claudio Grossman will host a dinner with alumni this week at La Casa del Marisco Restaurant in Panama City. While in Panama, Grossman will also present at a conference at Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua on the topic of "Challenges to the Inter-American System of Human Rights."


  • Law Library of Congress Joins ILSP Anniversary Celebration

    The International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) is holding a three-day conference and alumni reunion Oct. 10 -13, 2012  to celebrate the Program's 30th Anniversary. The U.S. Library of Congress has just joined the celebration! The Law Library of Congress will host ILSP alumni in the majestic Madison Hall for the opening reception of the conference. Register for the celebration. More


  • AUWCL Hosts Conference with Il Consiglio Nazionale Forense

    The law school is pleased to join Il Consiglio Nazionale Forense (Italian Bar Association) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law to host "Current Issues in International Commercial Law and Contracts." The conference, held Aug. 6-10 at AUWCL, will cover topics such as "Cross-Border Fraud Insolvency and Litigation" and will include visits to the U.S. Supreme Court, World Bank, and Italian Embassy.  MORE More


  • 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


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