What We Do
American University Washington College of Law’s Economic Justice Program hosted "Immigrant Family Separation and Family Detention," a panel discussion which focused on why immigrant families are coming to the U.S., why they have been separated, and what is being done to combat these separations.Read more
A report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in collaboration with American University Washington College of Law’s National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP), illustrates the impact of anti-immigrant discourse on immigrant crime victims and their willingness to seek out help from the justice system.Read more
While many AUWCL students recently spent their spring breaks decompressing on beaches and ski slopes, an International Human Rights Law Clinic (IHRLC) student group took advantage of the free time to interview refugees in Thailand about human rights abuses in their home country.Read more
Professor Jenny Roberts wrote an amicus brief in Lee v. U.S. on behalf of three national organizations that work at the intersection of criminal and immigration law, the Immigrant Defense Project, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. Three American University Washington College of Law students worked on the brief: Roberto Martinez '17 and Christina Moehrle '17, both in the Criminal Justice Clinic, as well as Aaron Garavaglia '16.