News & Announcements - May 2014

  • Alumnus Gives Back to Support Students in their Career Goals

    Alumnus Millard Bennett '77 was "reintroduced" to the law school when his son attended. Through his involvement in the Myers Society and Dean's Advisory Council, Bennett has organized many networking-related events from GANE sessions to "speed networking" to support AUWCL students with their career goals. MORE More


  • Human Rights Month Events

    Join the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for Human Rights Month, an annual event featuring conferences, workshops, a film festival, and a discussion of recent publications in the human rights sector. Through Human Rights Month, the Academy provides a forum for the education and discussion of human rights theory. View the schedule.
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  • Team Competes in International Finals of WTO Moot Court Competition

    Students Margaret Kim, Semira Nikou, Lillyana Daza Jaller, and Matthew D'Orsi competed in the final round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, held in Geneva, May 13-18. The AUWCL team represented the North America region alongside teams from Georgetown and Harvard. MORE More


  • Alumni Chosen as Fulbright Scholars

    The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually, allowing students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to study, teach, and conduct research at institutions worldwide. This year, recent graduate Matthew Smith '14 and alumna Mina Trudeau '12 were chosen as scholars. MORE More


  • American University Washington College of Law's 2014 Commencement

    The law school's 2014 Commencement Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 18 at American University's Bender Arena. Judy A. Smith '86, founder and president of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm, and co-executive producer of ABC's "Scandal," gave the commencement address. VIEW THE WEBCAST


  • Specialized Summer Law Programs in D.C.

    Registration is open for specialized summer law programs in D.C. Our intensive programs prove invaluable to students and practitioners who benefit from instruction from world-renowned experts. Networking events and site visits hosted by each program offer access to top legal professionals and government officials. MORE More


  • Commencement - View Live Webcast on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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  • 19th Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition

    The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will host the 19th Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition May 18-23, co-sponsored by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights. Ninety-nine teams will participate from 27 countries, involving more than 300 students, professors, and human rights professionals. MORE More


  • Commencement Reception at the Organization of American States

    AUWCL and Dean Claudio Grossman will welcome graduates and guests to a reception celebrating student accomplishments, held at the Organization of American States on Saturday, May 17. A graduation brunch will be held Sunday, May 18 for faculty and guests, including members of the class of 1964 celebrating their 50th reunion, and legacy alumni recognizing this year's graduates.


  • Dean Grossman Presents at Geneva Conference on Treaty Bodies

    Dean Claudio Grossman will participate in a high-level conference on the outcome of the UN treaty body strengthening process Friday, May 9, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. As chair of both the UN Committee against Torture and the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, Grossman will address "Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Where to from Here?" The conference features renowned experts on human rights and the UN treaty body system and will be opened by  His Excellency Mr. Alexandre Fasel, permanent representative of Switzerland to the UN Office at Geneva. See a full list of participants.


  • AUWCL Welcomes Area Latino/a Graduates to PASOS Event

    On May 16, AUWCL is proud to host PASOS, a commencement celebration for graduating latino/a students from D.C.-area law schools. The event, held for six years at AUWCL, is sponsored by the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. Foundation.


  • More than 200 Alumni Named Washington-Area Super Lawyers

    AUWCL congratulates more than 200 alumni named to the list of Washington, D.C.'s "2014 Super Lawyers." The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the area's top lawyers in a variety of practice areas. MORE More


  • Dean Varona Named to List of "50 Top Law Professors Under 50"

    Dean Tony Varona has been named to the list of "50 Top Law Professors Under 50" by Lawyers of Color magazine. This list, part of the magazine's "Diversity Issue," recognizes minority law professors who are making significant contributions to the legal profession. View the list. More


  • Faculty Memorandum to Senate Judiciary Committee

    AUWCL faculty and colleagues nationwide have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about the discourse surrounding the nomination of Debo Adegbile as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Adegbile was criticized for his representation of an inmate on death row. The memo outlines the importance of right to counsel and pro bono representation to meet unmet legal needs. Read the letter and list of signatories. More


  • Immigrant Justice Clinic Report Recognized by CLEA

    The law school's Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC) received an Honorable Mention for the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project for its "Taken for a Ride" report, highlighting the experiences of migrant guest workers in the traveling fair and carnival industries. MORE More


  • Alumni to Attend Broadway Show Produced by Larry Kaye '91

    This evening, alumni will attend the new Broadway show "Velocity of Autumn," produced by Larry Kaye '91. Following the show, Kaye will hold a Q&A with AUWCL attendees. Email alumni@wcl.american.edu for more information.


  • Online Lawyer Re-entry Program Begins June 2

    AUWCL's unique Online Lawyer Re-entry Program − one of only two law school-based programs in the country − provides participants with the guidance, support, and connection they need to reinvent their careers. MORE More


  • Judy A. Smith '86 to Give 2014 Commencement Address

    Judy A. Smith '86, the founder and president of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm, will give the commencement address on Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. in Bender Arena. Smith is also the co-executive producer of ABC's "Scandal." MORE More


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