News & Announcements - April 2013

  • AUWCL Welcomes Latino Alumni to Tenley Campus

    On Monday, Dean Claudio Grossman hosted 25 members of the Latino/a Alumni Association (LAAW)  to discuss plans for the new Tenley Campus.  The event was held on-site at the Capital Auditorium. MORE More


  • Students Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships

    Students Shauna Agan, Kristian Alfonso, Julie Dabrowski, Nolan Lafler, and Emily Pantoja have been awarded 10-week summer fellowships by the prestigious Peggy Browning Fund. Fellows are distinguished students who have not only excelled in law school but who have also demonstrated their commitment to workers' rights through their previous educational, work, volunteer, and personal experiences. MORE More


  • Professors Honored with Top AU Faculty Awards

    AUWCL congratulates Associate Deans Robert Dinerstein and Stephen Vladeck and Adjunct Professor Chris Gowen for being honored with 2013 AU Faculty Awards. Dinerstein received the top honor of AU Scholar/Teacher of the Year and Vladeck was honored for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, Creative Activity, and Other Professional Contributions. Gowen was recognized as outstanding teacher in an adjunct appointment. The Awards dinner took place April 20 at the National Press Club.


  • Trade & Investment Law Society Dinner Honors Ricardo Ramirez '95

    The International Trade & Investment Law Society, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and Dean Claudio Grossman hosted the International Trade and Investment Law Society Distinguished Alumni Dinner on April 22. The seventh annual event honored Ricardo Ramirez '95, member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). MORE More


  • Symposium Explores the Legal Basis for Mandating Online Public Notices

    Join the Administrative Law Review for "Is There a Constitutional Right to E-Governance? The Case For Online Public Notices."  The April 23 symposium will feature panelists who will evaluate the specific benefits gained by the federal government's investment in and deployment of its online public notice database. Speakers include AUWCL Professors Jeffrey Lubbers and Jamin Raskin. MORE
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  • Trial Advocacy Students to Participate in Final Trials

    The Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program will hold their final trials at the Montgomery County Judicial Center, this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Approximately, 110 AUWCL students will participate in eight trials held simultaneously before nine judges. Approximately 70 undergraduate students will serve as jurors. MORE More


  • AUWCL Holds Annual Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner

    This evening the law school will host the 14th Annual Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner, celebrating beloved former Professor Peter Cicchino's devotion to public interest. Cristina Jimenez, managing director of the United We Dream Network, will give keynote remarks. The program will also honor students and alumni who have achieved distinction for their public interest accomplishments. MORE More


  • Team Takes First Place at Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition

    Students Ryan Fanning (2L), Sarah Thomas (3L), Rachael Curtis (2L), and Ellis Palividas (3L) took first place at the Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition, co-hosted by George Washington University Law School and the Estrella law firm in Puerto Rico. The problem was a civil premises liability case.  The team was coached by the Trial Advocacy Program's Associate Director Elizabeth Boals and Assistant Director Elizabeth Lippy. MORE More


  • Event with Embassy of Uruguay to Discuss Human Rights Policies

    The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law and the Embassy of Uruguay will host a panel discussion of "Human Rights in Uruguay in the 21st Century,"  April 18  at 4 p.m. Speakers include AUWCL Professors Robert Goldman and Juan Mendez.  MORE More


  • Women and the Law Leadership Luncheon Honors Judy Smith '86

    AUWCL will honor alumna Judy Smith '86 at this year's 2013 Women and the Law Leadership Luncheon and Award Ceremony, held April 17 at The Cosmos Club. Smith is the founder and president of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis firm. Dean Claudio Grossman will present the award. MORE
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  • Government Alumni & Students Reception, April 17

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will host an upcoming reception for alumni working in government and current students interested in government careers. The event will be held April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Cava on Capitol Hill. RSVP to alumni@wcl.american.edu. More


  • PIJIP Hosts Post-Argument Discussion of Myriad Genetics Patent Case

    Join the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property on April 15 for a post-argument discussion of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court examining whether human genes are patentable. Counsel for the parties and amici will assess the case and provide insights about the Court's reaction at oral argument. MORE More


  • Experts Discuss "Best Practices" for Litigation Before UN CAT as a Tool Against Torture

    Join AUWCL and the World Organisation Against Torture for "Litigation before the UN Committee Against Torture: Strengthening this Important Tool Against Torture." The April 15 conference will gather experts from the UN, regional systems, government, civil society, academia, and practice at the law school to discuss "best practices" for litigating before the Committee to protect and assist victims of torture. MORE  More


  • ICC Moot Court Team to Compete in The Hague

    Students Naida Henao, Bethanie Haynes, and Michelle Flash recently took second place in the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition hosted by Pace University Law School. They will compete in the international rounds of the competition, April 21-26 in The Hague. The team was sponsored by the Student Bar Association and coached by War Crimes Research Office staff Susana SáCouto, Chante Lasco, and Katherine Cleary,  with assistance from last year's team member Anna Taylor. MORE More


  • 17th Annual Sylvania Woods Conference

    The 17th Annual Sylvania Woods Conference on African Americans and the Law will be held at the law school, April 11. The annual conference addresses matters of law and associated issues that affect African-American life and culture, with a specific focus this year on alumni in the workplace. Alumnae Jill Reed Cummins '87 and Dolores Dorsainvil '00 will be honored at the event's annual Awards and Recognitions Dinner. MORE More


  • Panel on 25th Anniversary of UN Committee Against Torture

    Join the law school for a discussion of "The 25th Anniversary of the UN Committee Against Torture and the Recent Adoption of General Comment 3," today from 4-6 p.m. in room 603.  Dean Claudio Grossman, chair of the UN Committee against Torture, will give opening remarks and will moderate panel presentations by representatives of the IACHR, Amnesty International, OAS, Center for Justice and International Law, and more. MORE More


  • Business Law Program Hosts Carlyle Group CEO David Rubenstein

    Earlier this week, the Business Law Program welcomed David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, for a lunchtime presentation on the role of private equity firms and his work in public philanthropy. MORE More


  • AUWCL Welcomes Congressman Eliot L. Engel

    On Tuesday, the law school will welcome Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) for a presentation on "President Obama's Recent Trip to the Middle East and Prospects for Peace." Congressman Engel is the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and was part of President Obama's recent delegation to Israel. MORE  More


  • Center Sends Trial Observation Missions to Guatemala

    The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law is sending two teams of observers to the genocide trial of former Guatemalan President Rios Montt. The first team, 2L Christina Fetterhoff, co-editor-in-chief of the Human Rights Brief, and Ali Beydoun, director of the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic, is currently in Guatemala City providing live coverage on www.hrbrief.org. The trial is the first prosecution of a former head of state for genocide in a domestic court. More


  • Jessup Moot Court Team Competes in International Rounds

    After winning the Mid-Atlantic Super Regional of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, AUWCL team Adam Crane, Kathleen Hsu, Harini Srinivasan, and Misty Seemans (captain) competed in the international rounds of the competition. The team achieved a perfect 4-0 in the qualifying rounds, placing 4th out of 137 teams competing. The team advanced as one of the top 32 teams. The competition welcomed teams from more than 80 countries.


  • Program on Law and Government Info Session, April 10

    Want to know what it takes to be a Washington lawyer? Join the law school's Program on Law and Government Director Jamin Raskin at District Chop House on April 10 to talk one-on-one with faculty, alumni, and current students of the LL.M. in Law and Government and Summer Institutes about what these programs can offer. MORE More


  • Remembering Professor Eugene Lambert

    The law school is mourning the loss of longtime adjunct colleague and friend, Professor Eugene Lambert, who passed away March 29. Lambert taught sessions on food and drug law at AUWCL, and was greatly loved by his students. Lambert was a longstanding partner in the food and drug practice at Covington & Burling, served as a trustee for George Washington University, and was an emeritus member of the National Council of Arts and Sciences.


  • Equal Justice Foundation to Recognize Alumna Lydia Watts '96

    Lydia Watts '96 will receive the second annual Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) Alumni Award at the group's 20th Annual Public Interest Auction this Thursday, April 4. An alumni and friends reception coincides with the auction. Watts will receive the award from Dean Claudio Grossman at 7:00 p.m. at the start of the auction. Join the reception by emailing alumni@wcl.american.edu. More


  • Myers Society Alumni and Student Networking Reception

    On April 3, fifteen John Sherman Myers Society members will network with current students at a reception at the law school. Myers Society members offer diverse and practical experience and advice for students. The reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the student lounges. For more information, email alumni@wcl.american.edu. More


  • Symposium Discusses Women, Social Policy, and the 2012 Election

    Today the Journal of Gender, Social Policy, & the Law and the Women and the Law Program hosted "Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy, and the 2012 Election," a symposium exploring how current or proposed social policies affect the lives of women and their families. Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily's List, gave keynote remarks. View C-SPAN's coverage of Schriock's speechMore


  • Student Groups Host Networking Event with Local Practitioners

    The Black Law Students Association and the Latino/a Law Students' Association will host more than 25 local legal practitioners, including alumni, for a speed networking event with students, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the law school's student lounges. A reception will follow.


  • Business Law Review Symposium to Focus on Transactional Lawyering

    The American University Business Law Review will host their Annual Symposium on "Transactional Lawyering: Theory, Practice, & Pedagogy." The April 5 event will feature discussions about governance, lawyering and current financial markets, current conditions in practice, transactional law pedagogy, and the evolution of the field. Sponsors include FINRA, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, and Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  MORE More


  • Program Welcomes Brazilian Labor Court Judges to AUWCL

    The law school's Brazil-U.S. Legal and Judicial Studies Program and the International Judicial Academy and the National Association of Labor Law Judges of Brazil have joined efforts to organize the 7th International Conference of the National Association of Judges of the Brazilian Labor Courts (ANAMATRA). The Brazilian judges will be at the law school on April 1  & 4.  MORE More


  • Grotius Lecture to Open ASIL Annual Meeting, April 3

    American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) will present the 15th Annual Grotius Lecture on April 3 to open the 107th ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. This year's lecturer is Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The Distinguished Discussant is Yale Law School Professor W. Michael Reisman. Dean Claudio Grossman will provide welcoming remarks and serve as moderator. MORE  More


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