Meet Our Staff

Melanija Radnovic
Director, International Legal Studies Program and WCL Abroad

Yuma 360E | (202) 274-4177
mradnovic@wcl.american.edu

Melanija Radnovic is the Director of the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) and WCL Abroad. In this role she also serves as Director of the International Visiting Scholars Program. Melanija is an Adjunct Professor teaching the ILSP Externship Class for LLM Students. In the past she has taught the Visiting Scholars Seminar. For almost a decade, she has represented the AUWCL community in a number of domestic and international conferences focused on international education, study abroad, cross cultural communication and diversity, career and professional development, and student wellness. She has collaborated with the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on initiatives aimed to improve educational programs offered to international mid-career professionals and professionals with disabilities. Melanija has worked as a municipal court associate judge, an independent attorney practicing in the areas of business, labor, family and property law, and cooperated with the Center for International Environmental Law and several other NGOs in the DC area on a number of legal research projects related to international environmental law, and issues of foreign investment and trade in developing countries. She received her LLM with two specializations in international business and environmental law from AUWCL and her JD from University of Novi Sad Law School.

Rachel Gordon
Assistant Director, WCL Abroad

Yuma 360C | (202) 274-4228
rgordon@wcl.american.edu

Rachel manages WCL international initiatives for JD students, primarily focusing on international dual degree, semester exchange, and summer abroad programs. She evaluates new and existing partnerships, handling all domestic and international Memoranda of Agreement between WCL and partner institutions. Rachel has developed the Global Legal Skills Initiative to help JD students navigate law school with the goal of practicing law in a global and/or international setting. In her role as a member of the Office of Global Opportunities (renamed WCL Abroad in 2017) since 2012, Rachel previously managed the International Visiting Scholars and Washington Seminar Programs for international visitors. Along with her administrative duties, Rachel teaches legal research and writing to non-common law trained LLM students. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society where she was the Co-Chair of Programs during the 2016-17 term. In 2017, Rachel was selected as one of fifteen American higher education professionals to participate in the Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar in Germany. Rachel has a JD from American University Washington College of Law and a BS from Cornell University. She is a member of the State Bar of Maryland.

Nicole Powers
Graduate Assistant, WCL Abroad

Yuma 360D | (202) 274-4209
abroadasst@wcl.american.edu

Nicole manages the WCL Abroad program webpages and current applications for WCL study abroad programs. She is a current graduate student in the International Training and Education Program at American University, and has a BA from Susquehanna University.

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October 18 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law International Suite Talks October 18 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class October 18 4:00PM-5:50PM Warren Building - NT07 Citation Workshop October 18 5:00PM-6:30PM Claudio Grossman Hall Immigration, Employment, Family, Gender and Education Law Mini Externship Fair October 19 12:00PM-1:15PM Yuma Building - YT01 2017 Jurist-in-Residence with Judge Timothy Dyk October 19 12:00PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 A New Way of Banking: Regulating The Fintech Industry October 19 2:00PM-2:50PM Capital Building - C117 2017 Jurist-in-Residence with Judge Timothy Dyk October 19 8:00PM-9:50PM Warren Building - NT08 Citation Workshop October 20 7:45AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition October 20 9:00AM-4:30PM Yuma Building - YT01 2017 Fall Sports Law Symposium October 20 10:30AM-11:30AM Capital Building - C217 2017 Jurist-in-Residence with Judge Timothy Dyk October 21 7:45AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition October 21 5:00PM-8:00PM Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, 1430 Rhode Island Ave AUWCL Alumni Reunion During All-American Weekend October 21 5:00PM-8:00PM Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel,1430 Rhode Island Ave. Alumni Reunion during All-American Weekend October 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 23 12:00PM-1:30PM Warren Building - NT01 Conflict and Crisis in Venezuela: Human Rights & International Responses October 24 12:00PM-1:15PM Claudio Grossman Hall 1L Externship Orientation Session: Sections 3 & 4 October 24 12:00PM-1:15PM Yuma Building - Y401 Choosing Business Law Courses––with Jobs in Mind October 24 12:00PM-1:30PM Yuma Building - Y115 Human Rights Career Panel: Breaking into International Human Rights Law October 24 3:00PM-4:00PM Warren Building - N102 SBA Academic Affairs Committee Meeting October 25 12:00PM-1:00PM Capital Building - C317 Haynes Boone Lunch Presentation October 25 12:00PM-1:15PM Claudio Grossman Hall 1L Externship Orientation: Sections 1 & 2 October 25 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class October 26 9:00AM-4:00PM Warren Building - NT01 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law - “Comparative Law, Faith and Religion: The Role of Faith in Law” October 26 12:30PM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01 Next Steps in Health Reform 2017 October 26 6:15PM-7:30PM Warren Building - NT01 Sixth Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property with Professor Rebecca Tushnet October 26 6:15PM-8:15PM Yuma Building - Y112 Preserving Perspectives: International Arbitrators in Their Own Words October 26 6:15PM-8:30PM Yuma Building - Y112 Oral History of International Arbitrator and former President of the Int'l Court of Justice: Stephen Schwebel October 26 8:00PM-9:00PM Y-401 1L Externship Orientation: Section 5 October 27 8:00AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01 Next Steps in Health Reform October 27 8:45AM-3:30PM Warren Building - NT08 Unlocking the Promise of Antitrust Enforcement October 30 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 30 12:00PM-2:00PM Capital Building - C117 Claudio Grossman “Los derechos humanos como temática de trabajo de la Comisión de Derecho Internacional de las Naciones Unidas: Una actualización sobre el debate”. October 30 6:00PM-8:00PM NAFTA and the Digital Environment October 31 12:00PM-1:15PM Warren Building - NT03 Human Rights Reading Group October 31 12:00PM-1:30PM Yuma Building - YT01 A Conversation with David Rubenstein November 01 12:00PM-1:30PM Capital Building - Commons Gender and Law Course Advising November 01 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 02 3:00PM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 Race and Disability in Policing and Criminal Justice Reform November 03 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 2017 National SJD Roundtable November 06 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 07 12:00PM-12:50PM Washington College of Law Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Forced Labor Trafficking Panel November 07 3:00PM-4:00PM Warren Building - N102 SBA Academic Affairs Committee Meeting November 07 4:00PM-4:50PM Yuma Building - Y112 Martial Arts for Stress Relief with Professor Macarena Saez November 07 6:50PM-8:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 A Conversation on Gender, Development and Public Service November 08 9:30AM-5:00PM Warren Building - NT01 What's Next in the Pipeline? A discussion of the Legal, Economic, and Societal Implications of The Keystone XL Pipeline November 08 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 08 5:30PM-8:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Second Wenger Annual Lecture on International Trade Law: "Current Standing and Future Prospects of The World Trading System" November 08 5:30PM-8:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade: Current Standing and Future Prospects of The World Trading System November 10 9:00AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 Anatomy of Justice: An Honest Conversation on the Criminal Justice System in 2017 November 13 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 14 12:00PM-1:15PM Warren Building - NT03 Human Rights Reading Group November 14 4:00PM-4:50PM Yuma Building - Y112 Martial Arts for Stress Relief with Professor Macarena Saez November 15 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 20 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 20 12:00PM-1:00PM Yuma Building - Y116 Semester Abroad and International Dual Degree Information Session November 21 3:00PM-4:00PM Warren Building - N102 SBA Academic Affairs Committee Meeting November 22 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 27 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 29 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class December 04 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays December 06 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class December 06 5:00PM-7:00PM Washington College of Law French Toast Dinner December 11 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays December 13 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class December 18 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays
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