Sessions v. Dimaya: Refusing to Leave

Sessions v. Dimaya: Refusing to Leave "judges to their intuitions and the people to their fate," Gorsuch Positions Himself as Scalia's Jurisprudential Heir in Deportation Case

21 May, 2018

Cori Alonso-Yoder, a Practitioner-in-Residence in the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University Washington College of Law, recently published a response to Sessions v. Dimaya on the George Washington Law Review’s On the Docket scholarly forum. Dimaya, which the U.S. Supreme Court decided on April 17, 2018, invalidated a provision of the Immigration & Nationality Act, calling for deportation of immigrants convicted of certain crimes as being unconstitutionally vague.  The decision is notable because conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Court’s liberal justices to prevent the deportation of a man convicted of burglary.  Prof. Alonso-Yoder observes that Gorsuch arrives at this result using a conservative, textual reading of the Constitution that differs markedly from the reasoning of the liberal plurality.

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Prof. Sherley Cruz Presents at Worker's Rights Town Hall

Prof. Sherley Cruz Presents at Worker's Rights Town Hall

16 Apr, 2018

On April 10, 2018, Sherley Cruz, a Practitioner-in-Residence in AUWCL's Civil Advocacy Clinic (CAC) presented at a town hall event. The event launched a recent report from the Just Pay Coalition that recommends strategic enforcement of labor laws to eliminate wage theft in Washington, DC.

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Clinic Students Interview Refugees Over Spring Break

Clinic Students Interview Refugees Over Spring Break

03 Apr, 2018

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. Students Jeslin Panicker, Damir Siahkoohi, and Grace Yanagawa – under the supervision of IHRLC Practitioner-in-Residence Sherizaan Minwalla – worked with several refugee assistance organizations in Bangkok, where they spent five days collecting data and personal stories about why the refugees fled their home country.

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Students Help Launch Discovery Channel Series

Students Help Launch Discovery Channel Series "Silicon Valley: The Untold Story"

02 Apr, 2018

Intellectual Property Law Clinic student attorneys Evelyn Kelley and Briana Whinnie at the Washington College of Law helped production company client Kekim Media clear the necessary legal hurdles to release “Silicon Valley: The Untold Story,” a documentary series now available on The Science Channel, a subsidiary of The Discovery Channel.

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Alumna Alejandra Aramayo Selected as 2018 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow

Alumna Alejandra Aramayo Selected as 2018 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow

29 Mar, 2018

AUWCL and Immigrant Justice Clinic alumna Alejandra Aramayo ('16) has been selected as a 2018 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow. After completing her clerkship with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Aramayo will work at Catholic Charities Community Services, providing front line immigration relief to low-income immigrants in the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York. AUWCL Clinical Program students or alumni have been selected for Immigrant Justice Corps fellowships for each of the past five consecutive years.

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Jennings v. Rodriguez: Against the Backdrop of Executive Enforcement and Legislative Inaction, the Court Revisits the Issue of Prolonged Immigration Detention

Jennings v. Rodriguez: Against the Backdrop of Executive Enforcement and Legislative Inaction, the Court Revisits the Issue of Prolonged Immigration Detention

14 Mar, 2018

Cori Alonso-Yoder, a Practitioner-in-Residence in the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University Washington College of Law, recently published a response to Jennings v. Rodriguez on the George Washington Law Review’s On the Docket scholarly forum.

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Clinic Application Deadline: Friday, February 16th

Clinic Application Deadline: Friday, February 16th

15 Feb, 2018

The application deadline for students wishing to participate in the Clinic during the 2018-2019 academic year is Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The Clinic Application, along with a schedule of the remaining small group sessions (all applicants must attend at least one), is on the Clinic’s website.

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AUWCL Alumna Julia Saladino Featured as D.C. Bar Social Justice Changemaker

AUWCL Alumna Julia Saladino Featured as D.C. Bar Social Justice Changemaker

14 Feb, 2018

The February 2018 issue of Washington Lawyer magazine shines a spotlight on 11 distinguished D.C. bar members for their exemplary social justice advocacy work. Among them is Julia Saladino ’11, who has worked for the past five years at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). As a NNEDV staff attorney, Saladino is responsible for developing and maintaining WomensLaw.org, a nationwide toolkit for people experiencing domestic violence.

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Clinic Recruitment Kickoff for 2018-2019

Clinic Recruitment Kickoff for 2018-2019

30 Jan, 2018

Interested in applying to Clinic for 2018-2019? At the Clinic Recruitment Kickoff, you will learn about our eleven live-client clinical opportunities and how to apply to the program. Most importantly, the Kickoff will feature a panel of current and former Clinic students to answer your questions.

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American University Washington College of Law Students Katherine Conway and Michelle Villegas Selected as 2018 Gallogly Public Interest Fellows

American University Washington College of Law Students Katherine Conway and Michelle Villegas Selected as 2018 Gallogly Public Interest Fellows

06 Dec, 2017

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) is delighted to announce the selection of fellows for the Gallogly Family Foundation Public Interest Fellowship Program. Katherine Conway and Michelle Villegas are the second class from AUWCL to be selected for this prestigious fellowship.

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Civil Advocacy Clinic Provides Evening Program Students the Opportunity to Have their Day in Court

Civil Advocacy Clinic Provides Evening Program Students the Opportunity to Have their Day in Court

05 Dec, 2017

American University Washington College of Law’s nationally recognized Clinical Program offers 10 in-house clinics throughout the year. One clinic in particular, devoted to civil advocacy, is held in the evening to accommodate part-time students, most of whom work full-time.

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