News & Announcements - November 2013

  • Center to Launch Shadow Report, "Montreux Five Years On"

    The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will convene academics, activists, and experts in the private military and security industry on Dec. 3 at the law school to share the findings of their report, Montreux Five Years On. The report assesses a number of participating States' efforts to meet their commitments under the Montreux Document. MORE More


  • Law School Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

    American University Washington College of Law offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. View Pence Law Library hours.


  • Tenley 2015 News Page

    For the latest on the Tenley Campus, including construction updates and milestones, visit the Tenley 2015 News Page. More


  • Applications Being Accepted for Summer Abroad Programs

    Applications are now being accepted for the law school's specialized summer programs abroad. Participants will study international law in some of the most fascinating parts of the world, understand different legal systems and cultures, and create professional networks abroad. Earn up to six credits this summer in diverse course topics from international business to human rights law in Europe, Asia, and South America. MORE More


  • AUWCL Establishes International Leadership Council

    The law school has established a new International Leadership Council. On Monday, members of the Council met with Dean Claudio Grossman and representatives from the International Legal Studies Program and International Programs to discuss recent developments. A reception and dinner was held at the City Club tonight with the Council and more than 25 LL.M. alumni. These events are the first step in a long-term strategy to better engage and serve international alumni and guide the law school as it enters an exciting new era at the Tenley Campus.


  • 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 on Nov. 23 at 9:00 a.m. Approximately, 100 American University Washington College of Law students will participate in trials held simultaneously before nine judges in different courtrooms. MORE More


  • Center for Human Rights and ASIL Announce Writing Competition

    The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has partnered with the American Society of International Law's (ASIL) Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to announce the fourth International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. MORE More


  • Brazil-U.S. Program Hosts Brazilian Judges for Seminar

    This week, the law school's Brazil-U.S. Legal and Judicial Studies Program, in conjunction with the International Judicial Academy (D.C.) and the Jornal da Justiça (São Paulo), is hosting 30 Brazilian judges and prosecutors for sessions on U.S. Criminal Procedure. This is one of a series of weekly programs arranged by the Program for Brazilian judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and academics. MORE More


  • State Department Award to Benefit Victims of Sexual and Gender Violence

    The Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues of the U.S. Department of State has awarded the War Crimes Research Office and Women and International Law Program $485,000 dollars to strengthen access to justice for victims of conflict-based sexual and gender violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. MORE More


  • Maryland Alumni to Gather for Networking Reception, Nov. 20

    More than 50 Maryland-area alumni will gather for a networking reception, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Matchbox in Rockville. MORE More


  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Speaks at AUWCL

    On Tuesday, American University Washington College of Law welcomed Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, for a conversation with the law school community. Dean Claudio Grossman provided opening remarks. Read a recap of the event from Legal Times.


  • AUWCL Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

    This evening, American University Washington College of Law will welcome Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, for a conversation with the law school community. Dean Claudio Grossman will provide opening remarks.


  • Immigration and Public Interest Alumni Reception Held Tonight

    More than 100 alumni practicing immigration law in the government, non-profit, and private sectors will gather for a sold-out reception this evening at PJ Clarkes in Washington, D.C. Remarks will be provided by Juan P. Osuna '88, director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice. More


  • AUWCL to Welcome Human Rights Leader, Justice Albie Sachs

    On Monday, the law school and the AU College of Arts and Sciences will host renowned human rights leader and former South African Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs for a presentation on the role of arts and culture in an emerging democracy. MORE More


  • Professor Lubbers Recognized by ABA for Outstanding Service

    Professor Jeffrey Lubbers was recognized with the "Chair's Award for Outstanding Service" by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. The award was presented at the section's annual dinner, held Friday as part of the Administrative Law Conference in Washington, D.C.  MORE


  • Foreign Minister of Norway to Give Presentation

    On Nov. 14, the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy will welcome the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende for a presentation on "The Arctic: Major Opportunities - Major Responsibilities." The event will be held in room 603 from 4-5:30 p.m, followed by a reception. WEBCAST LINK More


  • Professor Lubbers Recognized by ABA for Outstanding Service

    Professor Jeffrey Lubbers will be recognized with the "Chair's Award for Outstanding Service" by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. The award will be presented at the section's annual dinner, held Friday as part of the Administrative Law Conference in Washington, D.C.  MORE More


  • Dean Presides Over 51st Session of the UN Committee against Torture

    Dean Claudio Grossman, in his capacity as chair of the UN Committee against Torture (UN CAT), is presiding over the Committee's 51st session in Geneva.  He will also serve as rapporteur for Portugal and co-rapporteur for Mozambique. With the generous support of the Kovler Foundation, ten students in the law school's unique UN CAT Project joined Grossman in Geneva, together with UN CAT Project Coordinator Jennifer de Laurentiis and Professors Janie Chuang and Fernanda Nicola.


  • 2nd Annual Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture

    The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property will host the 2nd Annual Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Thursday. University of Amsterdam Professor Bernt Hugenholtz will discuss "Flexing Authors' Rights." MORE More


  • AUWCL Welcomes E.U. Ambassador for Presentation

    His Excellency João Vale de Almeida, ambassador of the European Union to the U.S., will speak at the law school this afternoon on "The E.U.-U.S. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership." The event, held at 4:30 p.m. in room 603, is presented by the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy. Tune into the live webcast.
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  • Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

    The Center on International Commercial Arbitration will host their bi-annual symposium on Nov. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Leading practitioners and academics will analyze salient issues in investment arbitration and current developments in international commercial arbitration in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia. MORE More


  • First Thursday Multicultural Alumni Reception, Nov. 7

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations welcomes alumni to the fall First Thursday Multicultural Event, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at D.C. Coast. For more information, email alumni@wcl.american.edu.


  • Team Wins Eastern Regional 2013 National IP LawMeet

    Students Eric Gleysteen and Liz Dukette won the Eastern Regional 2013 National IP LawMeet Competition, held last weekend at Suffolk University Law School. The team was coached by Professor Jorge Contreras, and will participate in a final virtual meet on Nov. 8. MORE
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  • Student Profile: Meet 1L Richard Moua

    Richard Moua served for five years as a paratrooper in the Army before joining the section two entering class at the law school. After fulfilling his dream of serving in the military, he felt law school was a natural segue. MORE More


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