News & Announcements - July 2014

  • Attend Upcoming American Bar Association Reception

    Join the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for an Alumni, Faculty, and Friends Reception during the American Bar Association Conference on Aug. 8 at the Sheraton Boston. MORE
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  • Faculty Active at SEALS Annual Conference

    Faculty are participating in the 2014 Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, which features panel discussions and workshops on many legal topics. AUWCL faculty and administrators serving as presenters and/or officers include: Llezlie Green Coleman, Jennifer Daskal, Lia Epperson, David Jaffe, Theresa Kaiser, Billie Jo Kaufman, Jeffrey Lubbers, Jayesh Rathod, Susana SaCouto, Brenda Smith, Shana Tabak, Stephen Vladeck, Stephen Wermiel, and Lindsay Wiley. The conference is being held in Amelia Island, Florida. MORE
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  • 2014 Judicial Reform Participants Complete Program

    A certificate ceremony was held on Thursday for participants of the Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the U.S., organized jointly with Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas (CEJA). Participants, faculty, and distinguished guests attended the ceremony, including alumna Violaine Autheman, LLM 2001, representing the program's cooperating institution, the National Center for State Courts. MORE
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  • National Bar Association Alumni and Friends Reception

    Join the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for an Atlanta Alumni Networking Reception during the National Bar Association Conference on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. MORE More


  • Reception Held for D.C.-Area Clerks

    The Office of Career and Professional Development and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations will host D.C.-area clerks for a networking reception Wednesday evening at Busboys and Poets (Fifth and K Streets). MORE More


  • Legal Spanish Returns this Fall

    The Legal Spanish Program returns to AUWCL this fall, ideal for lawyers, paralegals, and legal professionals who conduct business in Spanish but have difficulty using complex legal terms in their legal work. Through lectures, written assignments, and exercises, participants will practice a wide array of legal Spanish skills ranging from legal reading and writing strategies to oral presentation of substantive legal issues. MORE More


  • AUWCL Co-Sponsors Community-Oriented Defender Network Conference

    This week, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association will hold the American Council of Chief Defenders Summer Meeting and Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Annual Conference, co-sponsored by AUWCL. Professor Cynthia Jones will give opening remarks at the COD Conference. MORE More


  • Alumni Dinner in Cleveland, July 21

    Alumni are invited to join Cleveland Alumni Chapter Leader Jennifer Rome '06 for dinner July 21 at District in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information or to RSVP, email alumni@wcl.american.edu.


  • AUWCL Mourns the Loss of Former Dean Fred Anderson

    American University Washington College of Law today remembers former dean Fred Anderson, who passed away on July 14.  Fred was dean of Washington College of Law from 1985-1988, and was a renowned environmental law professor who made significant contributions to both academia and law practice. MORE More


  • Dean Grossman Teaches at the International Institute of Human Rights

    Dean Claudio Grossman is teaching a course this week on the Inter-American Human Rights System at the 45th Annual Study Session of the International Institute of Human Rights. The Session, held in Strasbourg, France this month, provides advanced courses in international and comparative human rights law taught by specialists from around the world.


  • Center for Human Rights Analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court Term

    Join The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law on July 17 for their annual discussion of the human rights implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's key decisions. This year's debriefing will be held via video conference. MORE More


  • Professor Michael Carroll to Testify before House Judiciary Committee

    On Tuesday, Michael Carroll , director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee's  Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee on "Moral Rights, Termination Rights, Resale Royalty, and Copyright Term." Read his testimony. More


  • Third Annual Judicial Reform Program

    The law school's Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the United States is being held July 14-15 in Washington, D.C. Participants from 8 countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and the U.S. have come together to consider reform processes of judicial systems taking place throughout Latin America. The program is co-sponsored with the Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas (CEJA) and welcomes this year's cooperating institutions, the National Center for State Courts and ABA ROLI.  MORE More


  • Third Annual Congressional Human Rights Summer Series

    On Tuesday, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law hosted more than 140 staff members and interns from Congress, the Library of Congress, and State Department, for the second lecture of the Third Annual Congressional Human Rights Summer Series on Capitol Hill delivered by Professor Rick Wilson. The third installment of the series will take place on Aug. 4 with Professor Steve Vladeck. SCHEDULE More


  • Alumni Named to Gideon's Promise Law School Partnership Project

    Gideon's Promise—a non-profit that trains and advocates for public defenders throughout the South—has named two alumni to their 2014 Law School Partnership Project (LSPP) class. Through LSPP, recent law graduates work as fellows in a Southern public defender office for up to a year, resulting in a permanent position. Corinne Warren '14 will work with St. Tammany Parish Public Defender's Office in Louisiana, and Kelly Pretzer '14 with the public defender in Memphis, Tennessee. MORE More


  • Professors Analyze U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

    As the U.S. Supreme Court term draws to a close, American University Washington College of Law faculty have discussed many of the high-profile decisions with local and national media. Read, view, and listen to their analysis. More


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