AUWCL Alumni Council

American University Washington College of Law is excited to announce the launch of an Alumni Council with regional and affinity chapters throughout the United States! Please contact the the Office of Development & Alumni Relations to join an existing group, or start a new chapter.


Interested in joining an existing alumni chapter's leadership team?

It's easy! Simply contact the leader in your area. If you have any questions, e-mail Alumni Relations at

Interested in starting a chapter in your area?

Fill out an application. Chapters must be approved by the AUWCL Office of Alumni Relations. Expectations for chapters can be found in the chapter manual. Each alumni chapter is expected to:

  • Have at least one alumnus/a committed to serve as a Chapter Leader volunteer
  • Have at least one named volunteer to help with events and promotion (as a Co-Leader and a Planning Committee member)
  • Plan at least two events per year that serve different purposes (i.e. community service, career/networking, family-friendly, etc.) which may include regional visits by AUWCL

Interested in serving as an Area Representative?

In regions with a small population of alumni, area representatives serve as the local resource for potential and current WCL students, as well as alumni. Area representatives work with university staff members to augment outreach efforts in their region and assist with any alumni programming that might take place in the region through marketing and attendance at events. To volunteer as an area representative or to learn more about the program, contact Alumni Relations at or call (202)-274-4050.


AUWCL Chapters And Affinity Groups

Regional Chapters

Claire Farley '94, Chapter Leader

Christopher Walsh '09
Smita Deshmukh '12

Jennifer Rome '06, Chapter Leader

Position Open, email if interested!

Natalie Rico ‘08, Chapter Leader

New Orleans
Paul Balanon '03, Chapter Leader

New York
Jonathan Ratchik '97, Co-Leader
Amy Shulman '96, Co-Leader

San Francisco
Christine Lin '05
Fionna McKenna '05

Shaina Johnson '10, Chapter Leader

Affinity Groups

Black Alumni
Jackie Jackson ‘74, Chapter Leader
Jill Cummins '88

Energy Law Alliance
Alan Rukin ‘09, Chapter Leader

Immigration Law Alumni
Tina Goel '11, Chapter Leader
Aimee Mayer-Salins '13, Co-Leader

Latino Alumni Association WCL (LAAW)
John Evanoff '99, Chair

International Chapters

Coming soon!