The Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy presents: Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Global Implications and systemic solutions February 19, 2015 Sovereign debt restructuring has become a challenge that many countries have or will have to confront in the future. This creates important implications for national economies, foreign capital investments, bank regulations and domestic legal regimes. Despite their different approaches to systemic solutions, the involvement of International organizations such as the IMF and the UN offers an opportunity to rethink how to better address global financial implications insovereign debt restructurings." Register HERE.
The New Frontier: From Poverty to an Investment Hub - Redefining Africa February 27, 2015 Students will have an opportunity to hear a series of panel discussions regarding the economic impact of Chineese and American foreign policy within the African continent including the anticipated impact of the BRICS lending institution on the continent.
Roundtable Discussion: Arbitration and Mergers and Acqusitions March 5, 2015
Antitrust Law Event: The Intersection Between Private and Public regulation March 20, 2015
1L Curricular Advising Session Tentative Date: April 7, 2015
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Business Law Program
The Business Law Program at the American University Washington College of Law includes an extensive curriculum, a number of student organizations, countless events throughout the year, as well as a full scholarly program. With over 150 different course offerings in business law and related fields, covering topics from antitrust to Regulation Z and everything in between, the curriculum aims to offer every course relevant to practicing business law, domestically and internationally, in the twenty-first century. Experiential learning in clinics and externships, both on the transactional and the litigation sides of practice, give students what they need to develop and mature as budding lawyers. Outside the classroom, students can compete in transactional and negotiation meets, can network with employers and alumni, and can participate in the business-related arbitration and securities moots. The BLP is large and vibrant and is always looking for and developing new opportunities.
securities regulation with students during a specialevent
at American University Washington College of Law.
A Conversation with Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar of the Securities and Exchange Commission September 3, 2014
Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar visited WCL for a conversation with students about securities regulation and particularly about current activities at the SEC. He spoke about the ongoing work at the SEC on the Dodd-Frank Act, the regulations that have promulgated so far, and the process that is still to come. Many students and members of the public were interested in the differing treatment of securities and derivatives, and his comments in therelaxed question-and-answer style format addressed the differing jurisdiction of and the necessity for coordination between the SEC and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
Jones, Merritt Baer, and Jennifer Daskal perspectives on
private companies’ involvement in counterterrorism policy.
American University Business Law Review Symposium: Corporate Counterterrorism: The Role of Private Companies in National Security - March 1, 2014
The symposium focused on the role of the private sector in U.S. counterterrorism programs, including surveillance, cybersecurity, and others.Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice National Security Division John P. Carlin delivered the keynote speech, and other participants included the general counsels and other senior lawyers for the Director of National Intelligence, the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!
Centers, Programs & Societies
Alternative Dispute Resolution: 14' St. Johns Securities Arbitration Team
WCL students Eliott Ponte, Angela Urbano, Jordan Stivers,
Natalie Littlefield , and Sean Griffin competed in the
2014 St. John’s Securities Arbitration Competition.
Business Law Review
Business Law Society
Center on International Commercial Arbitration
International Legal Studies Program
International Trade & Investment Law Society
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP)
Society for Dispute Resolution