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Faculty Practice Groups

The Washington College of Law Faculty has organized into eleven "practice groups" to empower students with more subject matter-specific and practice-specific career information and counseling. These groups supplement the work of the Office of Career and Professional Development by offering AUWCL students strategic career advice, networking ideas and connections, and substantive academic planning. Each group offers at least one major event in the fall and the spring semesters, and each seeks to connect students with full-time faculty members, as well as alumni and adjunct professors, on a continuing basis. The groups are primarily focused on providing resources to upper-level students with a demonstrated interest in the field. The eleven faculty practice groups are:

  • Business Law, Tax, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Finance, Consumer Law, Real Estate

  • Criminal Law

  • Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Land Use, Construction Law

  • Family Law, Trusts and Estates, General Practice and Litigation, Elder Law, Children's Law, Personal Injury, Poverty

  • Gender Law and LGBT Advocacy

  • Health Law, Food and Drug Law, Life Sciences Law

  • Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Communications and Media Law, Sports and Entertainment Law

  • International Law (Public, Private, Development, Human Rights, Foreign Law, Foreign Practice, Criminal, Humanitarian)

  • Immigration, Asylum, Human Rights, Labor and Employment Law

  • Judicial Clerkships

  • Public Law and Government, Civil Rights & Liberties, Disability Law, Education Law

The co-convenors of each Practice Group are:

Business Law, Tax, etc.: Nancy Abramowitz, David Snyder

Criminal Law: Cynthia Jones , Angela J. Davis

Environmental, Energy, etc: William Snape, David Hunter

Family Law, General Practice: TBD

Gender and LGBT Law:  Claire Donohue, Daniela Kraiem

Health Law, etc.:  Lindsay F. Wiley

Intellectual Property, etc.: Michael W. Carroll, Victoria Phillips, Sean Flynn

Immigration, Labor, etc.:  Susan Carle, Anita Sinha

International Law: David Hunter, Macarena Saez

Judicial Clerkships: Elizabeth Beske

Public Law & Government, etc.: Mark Niles, Paul Figley

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