News & Announcements - March 2014

  • Mock Trial Honor Society Fields Teams for 14 Competitions

    The Mock Trial Honor Society at American University Washington College of Law fielded teams for 14 trial competitions for 2013-14. Read some of the highlights from the competitions here. More


  • Students Learn about Tribal Law on Trip to Navajo Nation

    One of the largest groups of AUWCL students to date volunteered on the Navajo Nation Reservation over spring break, providing pro bono work while learning about the tribal law. Students received substantive legal experience while learning the heritage and fundamental law of the Navajo Nation. MORE More


  • Private and Public Sector Employers on Campus for "WCL Connections"

    More than 90 first and second year students will have the opportunity to network with attorneys and recruiting representatives from 17 private and public sector employers at this evening's "WCL Connections" reception, presented by the Office of Career and Professional Development and Dean Claudio Grossman. MORE More


  • Student Leaders Organized Day of Service

    Ninety students, alumni, and faculty participated in a Spring Day of Service on Saturday organized by student leaders. Volunteers worked with local organizations including D.C. Books for Prisoners, Take Back Your Home, DC SAFE, Central American Resource Center, Age in Place, Arlington Food Assistance Center, Bread for the City, and Fishes and Loaves.


  • Alumni Reception in New York, March 27

    Alumni will join Dean Claudio Grossman for a reception Thursday evening in New York at The Russian Tea Room. For more information or to attend, email alumni@wcl.american.edu.

     


  • Annual Asian Pacific Americans and the Law Awards Dinner

    The Seventh Annual Asian Pacific Americans and the Law Awards Dinner will be held this evening, recognizing the important contributions of alumni and students. The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award will be given to Dorothy Hwang '10, and the Student Leadership Award will be presented to 3L Diana Navas. MORE


  • Annual "Access: Granted" Networking Event with Alumni

    Wednesday evening, the John Sherman Myers Society will host their annual networking event, "Access: Granted," welcoming nearly 20 alumni in careers ranging from arbitration to family law to meet with AUWCL students.


  • Memorial Service for Professor Andrew Taslitz, March 31

    American University Washington College of Law will hold a memorial service for our esteemed colleague, Professor Andrew Taslitz, March 31 from 4-6 p.m. in room 603.  MORE More


  • Ninth Annual Student Author Reception

    Current students and recent alumni whose scholarship has been selected for publication will be honored Monday at the Ninth Annual Student Author Reception, hosted by the Pence Law Library. MORE More


  • Business Law Review to Host Symposium on "Corporate Counterterrorism"

    The Business Law Review will host a public symposium on March 28, examining the private sector's role in U.S. counterterrorism policies. The Honorable John P. Carlin, acting assistant attorney general for the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, will deliver keynote remarks. MORE or WEBCAST More


  • Women and the Law Leadership Award Luncheon

    The annual Women and the Law Leadership Award Luncheon and Ceremony was held Friday at The Cosmos Club. This year's honoree was Jacqueline Jackson '74, whose career has included positions at the U.S. Treasury, Bureau of Public Debt, and White House Counsel's Office. MORE More


  • Law School Welcomes Admitted Students to Campus

    Today the Office of Admissions welcomes admitted students to the law school for a day-long event.  Those who attend this Admitted Students' Day will meet potential classmates, current students, faculty, alumni, and administrators. Attendees will also learn about curriculum offerings and professional opportunities.
     


  • PIJIP Hosts Annual Cherry Blossom Symposium

    PIJIP will host the 10th Annual IP/Gender on Thursday, focusing on the role of women and the effect of gender roles on regulation in the area of traditional knowledge. They will also host the annual Cherry Blossom Symposium on Friday, welcoming experts for discussion on the intersection of IP law and federal policy relating to traditional knowledge. More


  • Student Recognized by American Association of People with Disabilities

    Third-year student Talila Lewis is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Lewis is the founder and president of Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf ("HEARD"). MORE More


  • Students to Compete in "The Negotiation Challenge" in Iceland

    Students Eric Gleysteen, Jason Sokel, and Zachary Davis will compete in The Negotiation Challenge, April 10-12 in Reykjavic, Iceland. This highly competitive event prepares students for complex business negotiations. MORE More


  • Dean's Diversity Council Speaker Series Welcomes Judge DeLawrence Beard

    Dean Grossman and the Office of Diversity Services will host the Dean's Diversity Speaker Series Luncheon, March 19 at noon. The Honorable DeLawrence Beard, former Maryland Circuit Court judge and long-time adjunct professor, will speak on "The Judiciary as a Career." MORE
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  • Annual Freedom of Information Day Celebration

    On Tuesday, the Annual Freedom of Information Day Celebration will be held at AUWCL with a series of unique sessions on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), surveillance secrecy, and other transparency issues. Carl Stern, former NBC legal reporter, will be presented with the "Robert Vaughn FOIA Legend Award." MORE More


  • American University Washington College of Law Closed Monday

    American University is closed Monday, March 17, due to inclement weather. All classes and activities are cancelled. Pence Law Library remains open unstaffed to students with their AU ID cards.  The Taslitz memorial service is postponed to a later date.


  • Memorial Service for Professor Andrew Taslitz Postponed

    American University Washington College of Law's memorial service for our esteemed colleague, Professor Andrew Taslitz, origininally scheduled for today has been postponed due to weather.  A new date will be announced soon. More


  • Brief to Host Symposium on 30th Anniversary of Betamax Decision

    Join the Legislation & Policy Brief  March 19 for "30 Years of Disruption: from Betamax to Aereo." The panel discussion, featuring speakers from the technology and music industries, government, academia, and more will discuss the friction between copyright laws and constantly evolving technologies. MORE More


  • Alumni and Admitted Students Events in California

    This week, the Office of Admissions and Office of Development and Alumni Relations will welcome alumni and admitted students for networking events in San Francisco at Absinthe Brasserie (March 11), Los Angeles at Westside Tavern (March 12), and San Diego at University Club atop Symphony Towers (March 13). Those interested in attending can RSVP to alumni@wcl.american.edu. MORE More


  • Summer Abroad Experience Expands Student's Legal Interests

    Jeanette Bayoumi participated in the Summer Abroad Program in Turkey after her 1L year, learning on-site from some of the best Turkish and European law professors and experts. She also interned at a law firm in Istanbul and developed an interest in competition law. MORE More


  • Women and the Law Leadership Award Luncheon and Ceremony

    Dean Claudio Grossman and the Women and the Law Leadership Award Committee will host the "Women and the Law Leadership Award Luncheon and Award Ceremony," March 21 from noon - 2 p.m. at The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. MORE More


  • Applications Being Accepted for Summer Abroad Programs

    Applications are now being accepted for the law school's specialized summer programs 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


  • WTO Moot Court Competition Welcomes Teams from Six Countries

    On Wednesday, Dean Claudio Grossman welcomed 15 teams from the U.S., Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, and Mexico for the North American and Latin American Rounds of the WTO Moot Court Competition, hosted at AUWCL March 6-8. Many distinguished WTO experts and alumni are serving as panelists and judges. MORE  More


  • Today: New York Times v. Sullivan After 50 Years

    This afternoon's panel "New York Times v. Sullivan After 50 Years" will examine the decades-long struggle inside the U.S. Supreme Court to define libel law, and consider how the hard-fought rules are holding up in a world of social media and round-the-clock news cycles. WEBCAST More


  • Alumni and Admitted Students Event in D.C.

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and Office of Admissions will host alumni and admitted students for the First Thursday networking reception on March 6 at District Chophouse in Washington, D.C. The event is geared toward fostering networking and business opportunities for minority alumni. MORE More


  • Professor Perry Wallace in CBS Documentary "Court of Change"

    Professor Perry Wallace worked on and appeared in a recent CBS Sports documentary "Court of Change," which explores the role of basketball as a vehicle for social change in the U.S. Wallace, the first African-American varsity basketball player in the SEC, served and continues to serve as a champion for social justice. MORE More


  • American University Washington College of Law Delayed Opening Tuesday Due to Weather

    American University will open on a 2 hour delay Tuesday, March 4, due to inclement weather. Classes that begin at or after 11:00 AM will meet as scheduled. Pence Law Library remains open unstaffed to students with their AU ID cards. Shuttle service will begin at 10:30 AM.


  • American University Washington College of Law Closed Monday, Delayed Opening Tuesday Due to Weather

    American University is closed Monday, March 3, due to inclement weather. All classes and activities are cancelled. Pence Law Library remains open unstaffed to students with their AU ID cards.  American University will open on a 2 hour delay Tuesday, March 4. Classes that begin at or after 11:00 AM will meet as scheduled.


  • Alumni and Admitted Students Events in Chicago, Philadelphia

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and Office of Admissions will welcome alumni and admitted students for networking receptions on March 4 in Chicago at The Palm and in Philadelphia at Tinto. MORE More


  • Students Advance in Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

    Three AUWCL students participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition held at Pace Law School in New York. The team of Susan Johnson '14, Mitchell Lowenthal '15, and Rose Monahan '15 advanced to the quarterfinals and won "Best Brief - Respondent." The team was coached by Professor Amanda Leiter. MORE More


  • Apply to the Fall UN CAT Project Through March 3

    Rising 2Ls and 3Ls at AUWCL can now submit applications for the one-of-a-kind United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) Project for Fall 2014 through Monday, March 3. The countries currently scheduled to appear before the Committee this November are: Australia, Burundi, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, the U.S., and Venezuela. Learn MORE about this unique Project. More


  • Capitol City Challenge Welcomes 20 Teams from Across the Country

    The Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program and the Mock Trial Honor Society are hosting the Sixth Annual Capitol City Challenge at the law school Feb. 27-March 2. Teams from 20 law schools will participate in the competition, and more than 120 state and federal judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and private practice attorneys will serve as competition evaluators. MORE More


  • Dean Grossman Invited to Give Keynote Address

    Dean Claudio Grossman will give a keynote address at the inaugural conference on "Imagining Social Equity" this week at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne in Australia. His address on Feb. 28 will cover "The contributions by the United Nations human rights treaty bodies in imagining and achieving social equity." He was also invited to give a lecture at University of Melbourne's law school on Feb. 27 on the work of the UN Committee Against Torture, which he chairs. During his trip Grossman will promote AUWCL's unique International J.D. Dual Degree Program in Australia, and meet with key alumni and employers about job and externship placements for AUWCL students and graduates.
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