News & Announcements - January 2014

  • Training on State Courts and the Protection of Women and Children

    On Friday, the law school's National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project will welcome judges, court staff, attorneys, and law students for a training on "State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children." Topics include protecting immigrants from deportation, as well as work authorization for immigrant victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes. MORE More


  • Professor to Testify Before House Judiciary Subcommittee

    Professor Peter Jaszi will testify Tuesday before a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on "The Scope of Fair Use." Read Jaszi's prepared testimony. More


  • Meeting of UN Human Rights Treaty Body Chairs, Jan. 31 - Feb.1

    AUWCL, the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and the International Bar Association (IBA) will host the chairs of the ten UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and representatives of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for special consultations on the ongoing treaty body strengthening process. These private consultations will be held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the law school, with an invitation-only reception Jan. 31 at ASIL's Tiller House. MORE More


  • Alumni Dinner in The Hague, Jan. 27

    Dean Claudio Grossman and the Alumni Chapter of The Hague will host area alumni for dinner at Tampat Senang in The Hague on Jan. 27. MORE More


  • Victim Participation at the International Criminial Court, Jan. 23

    Join the War Crimes Research Office and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for a discussion of "Victim Participation at the International Criminial Court," held at noon in room 524. Among the featured speakers is Hakan Friman, deputy director-general at the Swedish Ministry of Justice. MORE More


  • American University Delayed Opening

    American University will open at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 22 due to weather conditions.  Classes that would normally begin at 11:00 AM or later will meet as scheduled. AU Shuttle service will begin operating at 10:00 AM. Pence Law Library remains open to students with their AU ID card.


  • Dean Invited to Speak at Wilton Park Conference

    On Jan. 24, Dean Claudio Grossman will speak on how to secure effective implementation of human rights globally at the Wilton Park conference, "Addressing implementation gaps: improving cooperation between global and regional human rights mechanisms." This event, held in the UK, is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. MORE More


  • Alumni to Gather for Reception in Jerusalem

    Dean Claudio Grossman and Professor Herman Schwartz will host alumni for a reception Jan. 20 at 28 King David Gallery in Jerusalem. For information, email alumni@wcl.american.edu.


  • Online Certificate Program in International Commercial Arbitration

    The law school is pleased to announce the launch of the online certificate program, enabling learners around the world to enroll in online courses in the Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration. The program, which begins Jan. 21, provides in-depth knowledge of the key topics in the fields of commercial arbitration and its relevance in business law.  MORE More


  • 2014 Women and the Law Leadership Award Nominations

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Women and Law Leadership Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of AUWCL alumnae who have made significant contributions to the law or to the law school. Nominations are open through Feb. 15. MORE More


  • Annual MLK Jr. Birthday Commemoration, Jan. 16

    The law school's 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commemoration will be held Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. The event will feature keynote remarks by Professor Jayesh Rathod, a collaborative reading by members of the AUWCL community led by staff member Walter Crawford, and a reception. MORE More


  • 1Ls Participate in Opportunities Day

    On Tuesday, second-semester 1Ls will participate in Opportunities Day, a day-long event to help AUWCL students make the most of their academic and experiential development. This event, ongoing at the law school for nearly ten years, includes an information fair, a student and alumni panel, and interaction with program staff and faculty about the many opportunities available to students during their first summer and beyond. MORE More


  • Speaker Series Addresses Legal Education in the 21st Century

    University of California-Hastings Professor Leo Martinez, immediate past president of the Association of American Law Schools, will give a presentation on Jan. 13 on "Legal Education in the 21st Century." This event, part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, will kick off the 2014 Founders' Celebration. MORE More


  • Faculty Among Featured Speakers at AALS Annual Meeting

    Seventeen AUWCL faculty and staff members were speakers, moderators, and attendees at this year's Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, held Jan. 2-5 in New York. Dean Claudio Grossman and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations also welcomed local alumni, faculty, and friends for a reception Jan. 3 in conjunction with the event, held at the New York Hilton Midtown. MORE


  • American University Delayed Opening

    American University will open at 11am on Friday, January 3 due to weather conditions.  Campus shuttle service will begin at 10am. Pence Law Library remains open to students with their AU ID card.


  • Faculty Among Speakers at AALS; Alumni Reception held Jan. 3

    Seventeen AUWCL faculty and staff members are speakers, moderators, and attendees at this year's Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, held Jan. 2-5 in New York. Dean Claudio Grossman and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations will also welcome local alumni, faculty, and friends for a reception Jan. 3 in conjunction with the event, held at the New York Hilton Midtown. MORE More


  • Law School Offices Closed for Winter Break

    American University Washington College of Law will be closed during winter break, Dec. 24 - Jan. 1. Dean Claudio Grossman and the administration of AUWCL wish our community Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year.


  • Founders' Celebration 2014 Kicks Off Jan. 13

    The 2014 Founders' Celebration will kick off Jan. 13. The annual celebration features events, seminars, panel discussions, expert forums, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs covering diverse topics such as government transparency, family law, IP and federal policy, mass incarceration, and more. The newly launched Founders 2014 App, will serve as a mobile guide to this year's Celebration. MORE More


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