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D'ana Downing
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
(202) 274-4183

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Legal Eagle Vol. 3 Spring 2007

Hello Alumni:
I want to introduce myself as your new Alumni Relations Coordinator and let you know that there are many programs in store for you this year. Whether the events are designed for alumni, students wishing to have alumni speakers, or are a part of our Founders' Celebrations - there is something for everyone! Please visit the WCL alumni calendar for a list of more events. If you would like to receive this email at a different address, update your contact information, or share the newsletter with other alumni who may not be receiving it, please email us at legaleagle@wcl.american.edu.

Looking forward to a great year!
D'ana Downing
Alumni Relations Coordinator

News from the Office of Development & Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations

Save the Date!!! Reunion 2007 - October 5-7, 2007

Join us for Reunion 2007 - for the classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2002. From OCTOBER 5-7, 2007. And please spread the word! If you would like to serve on the reunion committee, email ddowning@wcl.american.edu. More details available online at http://www.wcl.american.edu/alumni/reunion/!

Supreme Court Bar Applications

Each year WCL assists interested alumni in applying for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. To apply for admission, please fill out an application (available at http://www.supremecourtus.gov) and return the completed form by April 15 to WCL, Office of Development & Alumni Relations, Suite 373, 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016. The WCL Swearing-In ceremony is scheduled for June 11. For more information email alumni@wcl.american.edu or visit the Alumni Relations page at http://www.wcl.american.edu/alumni.

News from the Office of Special Events and Continuing Legal Education (SECLE)

American University Washington College of Law (WCL) has an established tradition of offering exceptional and diverse conferences and lectures during our annual Founders' Celebrations. Founders' Celebration 2007 will offer CLE accreditation for programs in various topic areas: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2007/events.cfm. For further information on planned programs, or if you would like to propose a topic that you require CLE for but is not yet offered. Please contact Jennifer Dabson at jdabson@wcl.american.edu or 202 274-4077.

News from the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD)

Spring Recruitment Program/Employment Opportunities for Students and Alumni
OCPD began its Spring Recruitment Program in January. The program highlights summer opportunities and post-graduate positions with small and mid-size law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, judicial internships/clerkships and other employers. For more information or to participate, please contact Recruitment Coordinator, Bridget Beirne, at bbeirne@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4095. In addition, if you know of any opportunities for recent graduates or other alumni, please forward that information to jobs@wcl.american.edu.

Career Services for Alumni
WCL alumni have full access to the resources of OCPD, which include: alumni career counseling; access to the jobs database (via eCampusRecruiter); access to the Job Exchange Bulletin; free access to Lexis' Career Library; use of the OCPD library; reciprocity with other law schools; and access to the WCL Mentor Database. For a personal and confidential consultation, contact Matthew Pascocello at 202-274-4092 or mpasco@wcl.american.edu.

WCL Alumni Judicial Clerks
Are you a former or current judicial clerk? If you have not yet done so, please take a few minutes to complete a Judicial Clerkship Alumni Survey online at http://www.wcl.american.edu/career/survey/clerkship_survey_03.cfm. Students and alumni utilize this database when applying for judicial clerkships. Contact Shelley Rudge, Judicial Clerkship Coordinator, at serudge@wcl.american.edu or 202-274-4251 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunties - WCL Needs you to Judge Moot Court Class Arguments

Can you help?

  • 1L Moot Court Class Arguments - March 31 - April 10, 2007; There are over 100 1L Moot Court class arguments that are in need of judges. Sessions are held during the day, evening, and weekend and last for 90 minutes each. For more information please respond to both Professor Teresa Godwin Phelps, Director of Legal Rhetoric at tphelps@wcl.american.edu and Darryle Brown at debrown@wcl.american.edu.

The International Legal Studies Program Celebrates 25 Years

JD Alumni are invited to participate in panel discussions during the International Legal Studies Program - 25th Anniversary Celebration: March 26-27, 2007. For a listing of events please visit: http://www.wcl.american.edu/ilsp/anniversary_events.cfm to register or to RSVP http://www.wcl.american.edu/ilsp/rsvp.cfm.

News from the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 2007 Human Rights Award. For more information and guidelines please visit: http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/2007/hraward.cfm.

News from the War Crimes Research Office

Summer Program
In June 2007, American University Washington College of Law, in collaboration with T.M.C. Asser Institute, one of the most prominent research institutes of international law in Europe, will offer a new Summer Law Program in The Hague, where law students and lawyers will have an opportunity to study some of the most important legal issues today in one of the world's justice capitals. Please visit the War Crimes Research Office website for more information: www.wcl.american.edu/warcrimes.

Innocence Week

During "Innocence Week," March 26-30, 2007, WCL and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project will host a series of programs to analyze the flaws in the American criminal justice system and examine the exoneration movement that has led to the release of more than 180 wrongly convicted people. Innocence Week will culminate with a professional production of the critically acclaimed and poignant play, "The Exonerated." Please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/innocenceproject for more information.

Get In The Game

2nd Annual "Get in the Game" Lady Lawyers Basketball Tournament
"Get in the Game Hoops" is a program for female lawyers from law firms, law schools, and other law-related careers in the Washington DC area to play basketball in this annual tourney. Last year, over 41 different law firms, law schools, and legal organizations were represented - 6 alumnae and student Lady Lawyers were from WCL. For more information and to register email getinthegamehoops@gmail.com or www.getinthegamehoops.com.