News & Announcements - September 2013

  • LL.M. in Law and Government to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

    The LL.M. in Law and Government will celebrate its 15th Anniversary at a reception, Friday Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at AUWCL. The Program will present a distinguished alumni award to Justice Allen H. Loughry II (LL.M. '99, S.J.D. '03), who was elected last year to a 12-year term on the West Virginia Supreme Court. MORE More


  • Annual Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term, Oct. 2

    Join SCOTUSblog's Tom Goldstein '95 and AUWCL Professors Amanda Frost, Stephen Vladeck, and William Yeomans for the "15th Annual Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term" event on Wednesday, Oct. 2. More Information or View the Webcast. More


  • Annual International Right-to-Know Day, Sept. 27

    The Seventh Annual International Right-to-Know-Day Celebration will be held this Friday at AUWCL, presented by the Collaboration on Government Secrecy. The event will convene nearly 20 leaders on international transparency issues, including a keynote by Professor Suzanne J. Piotrowski, founder of the International Transparency and Secrecy Research Network at Rutgers University.  MORE More


  • Dean's Advisory Council to Welcome UN High Commissioner for Presentation

    The Dean's Advisory Council will welcome Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for a presentation at AUWCL on Oct. 1. The event will honor Dean Claudio Grossman for his role as chair of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies. Introductions will be given by Alumnus and Dean's Advisory Council Chair Kenneth Lore and Dean Grossman. MORE More


  • AUWCL Creates New Public Interest Alumni Advisory Board

    AUWCL is pleased to announce the creation of a new Public Interest Alumni Advisory Board. The board, which held its first meeting Sept. 23, will meet twice a year and will provide an opportunity for AUWCL alumni to develop ways for the law school to increase opportunities for students committed to public interest law. See list of members. More


  • The National Jurist Names AUWCL a Top Law School for Externships

    AUWCL was recognized in the September issue of The National Jurist as one of the top 25 law schools with the best ratio of externship offerings per full-time student. The 2013 ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools reports 42 percent or 510 AUWCL students externed. MORE More


  • First Year Students to Attend "Human Rights Boot Camp"

    Nearly 40 first year students have signed up to participate in a "Human Rights Boot Camp" this weekend, held by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law's Student Advisory Board. The two-day event features a series of interactive workshops, panels, and trainings on an array of human rights issues, as well as an opportunity to meet with alumni working in the field and a site visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. MORE
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  • Dean Claudio Grossman and Professor Robert Vaughn to Host Brunch with Past SBA Presidents

    On Sept. 21, Dean Claudio Grossman and Professor Robert Vaughn will host a brunch with 11 former Student Bar Association presidents, the first gathering of its kind for past SBA leaders. Dean Grossman will provide an update on the law school, the move to the Tenley Campus, and the new campaign for AUWCL's future. This program is coordinated by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.


  • 29th Annual John Sherman Myers Society Dinner

    The 29th Annual John Sherman Myers Society Dinner will be held Sept. 20 at the United States Institute of Peace. Alumnus Kenneth G. Lore will be honored with the inaugural Founders' Award. The Myers Society is a select group of committed alumni, faculty, and friends of AUWCL who provide critical funding for facilities, scholarships, technological developments, academic initiatives, and students services.


  • The ACA: Implementation, Execution, and Challenges, Sept. 18

    Join AUWCL on Sept. 18 for  "The Affordable Care Act: Implementation, Execution and Challenges," a panel discussion featuring AUWCL Professors Daniel Marcus and Stephen Vladeck and Southern Texas College of Law Professor Josh Blackman. MORE More


  • Dean Grossman Honored as Academic of the Year

    Dean Claudio Grossman was named Academic of the Year by the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce (NACCC). The organization's annual awards dinner was held Wednesday evening at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. Representatives from around 300 of the top corporations that invest in Latin America attended as well as members of the diplomatic community, including the Ambassador of Chile to the United States, Mr. Felipe Bulnes.


  • IP Program Receives $250,000 Gift from Google, Inc.

    AUWCL is proud to announce a new gift of $250,000 from Google, Inc., to underwrite the continuation and expansion of the International Intellectual Property Public Interest Research Project of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). MORE More


  • Center Kicks Off Human Rights Teaching Fellows Program

    The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at AUWCL and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights have launched the second year of the Speak Truth to Power (STTP) Human Rights Teaching Fellows Program, bringing law students together with middle school and high school teachers and students to promote human rights education and activism. MORE
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  • AUWCL Named Best Law School for Hispanic Diversity

    AUWCL has been named the number one law school for Hispanics by Hispanic Business. Hispanics make up 15.6 percent of the student body and 13.5 percent of the faculty at AUWCL. The schools are ranked using criteria such as enrollment, faculty, reputation, retention rate, and the use of progressive programs to recruit, support, and mentor Hispanic students. MORE More


  • D.C. Alumni and Tenured Faculty Reception

    Dean Claudio Grossman and the members of the John Sherman Myers Society will recognize new faculty appointments at the annual D.C. Alumni Reception on Tuesday. The sold-out event, hosted by alumni Joel Michaels '75 and Ruth Wimer '80, will be held at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. MORE More


  • Professor Angela Davis on MSNBC's "The Cycle"

    On Friday, Professor Angela Davis appeared on MSNBC's "The Cycle" to discuss what motivates lawyers, specifically criminal defense attorneys, to defend the most challenging of clients. MORE More


  • Program to Cover Blogging on Legal/Policy Issues, Sept. 12

    On Sept. 12, the Student Bar Association presents "Posts of Distinction: Starting, Sustaining, and Showcasing a Blog on Legal Policy Issues." This program will offer practical advice from prominent practitioners on enhancing one's professional profile, opportunities, network, and client-base through blogging. MORE More


  • IP Faculty to Host Discussion on Marrakesh Treaty

    The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) Professor Peter Jaszi will moderate panel discussions on "The Road to Marrakesh" and "Next Steps" on Sept. 12.  This will be the first public forum on the new treaty, which aims to facilitate access to published works for people who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled. MORE More


  • Marshall-Brennan Fellows to Teach in 13 D.C.-Area Schools

    This year, 41 law students will teach in nine D.C. public and public charter schools and four Prince George's County schools as part of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.  The Project, founded at AUWCL, mobilizes second- and third-year law students and LL.M. students to teach courses on constitutional law and juvenile justice in area high schools. MORE More


  • Lawyer Re-Entry Program Information Session, Sept. 12

    Registration is now open for AUWCL's Lawyer Re-Entry Program, helping lawyers restart and refocus their legal careers. This six-day program includes sessions focused on legal research, writing, and technology; job search strategies; self-assessment and networking; and includes post-program one-on-one coaching. An information session will be held Thursday, Sept.12, noon-2 p.m. MORE More


  • Dean Grossman Promotes AUWCL Abroad

    Dean Claudio Grossman will travel to Argentina, Costa Rica, and Chile to promote our new law school campus, recruit for AUWCL's international programs, and explore new international externship/employment opportunities for our students. During the trip, he will host several dinners with alumni. Dean Grossman is also presenting a case before the International Court of Human Rights, Brewer Carias v. Venezuela, as well as giving a keynote address on the UN Committee against Torture in Buenos Aires at the International Congress of Criminal Law sponsored by the University of Buenos Aires Law School.


  • Alumni Dinners Held in Santiago, San José, and Buenos Aires

    Dean Claudio Grossman will host alumni for dinner in Santiago, Chile on Sept. 2 at  Kilometro 0, and in San José, Costa Rica on Sept. 3 at Café Mundo. The Alumni Chapter of Buenos Aires gathered on Aug. 29.


  • AUWCL Announces Robert D. Reif Fellowship; Deadline Sept. 3

    AUWCL announces the Robert D. Reif Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professional Values, sponsored by law firm Epstein Becker Green. The Fellowship, which honors the firm's longtime partner Robert Reif, will be awarded to the AUWCL student who submits the best essay on an important question of ethics and/or values confronting the legal profession. For more information, contact Associate Dean Mary Clark. The deadline to submit an essay is Sept. 3.


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