The Dean’s Firm Visit Program is an opportunity for AUWCL alumni to reconnect with the law school, network with one another, and share their insights surrounding changes in the legal field. If you’re interested in having Dean Nelson visit your firm, please contact Sam Edwards at for details.

Upcoming Visits:

To be announced.

Recent Visits:

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Dean Claudio Grossman recently visited Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP whose largest office is in Washington, D.C. Nearly 10 alumni working at Finnegan met with Grossman and other representatives from the law school for lunch. The event was hosted by Sanya Sukduang ’99, a partner at Finnegan and member of AUWCL’s Dean’s Diversity Council.

“Our role as alumni is an important one,” said Sukduang in his welcoming remarks. “There are a number of ways we can support the law school and keep it thriving in addition to giving back financially. Volunteer, become a mentor, make a difference.”

Dean Grossman provided the group with an update on the new Tenley Campus. He explained that having a campus built specifically as a law school—a construction AUWCL has never had before—will be a “game-changer.”

He also emphasized how the experiential opportunities offered at the law school—clinics, externships, and other programmatic initiatives—are creating attorneys who are ready to hit the ground running. Additionally, he said, the school has mobilized the faculty to help current students with all areas of career development.

Sean Flynn, professor and associate director for the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), also added that the law school houses the only U.S. Creative Commons affiliate, serving all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new LL.M. in Intellectual Property aims to welcome top professionals from around the world beginning in spring 2015.

“It’s important to us to have alumni who become mentors, participate in roundtable events, and show their support of American University Washington College of Law,” said Grossman.


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