WCL-NOW

WCL-NOW is a platform to create events for alumni and prospect engagement and cultivation. These events will allow alumni to engage with the groundbreaking research taking place at WCL by bringing faculty research to them in their home region or via a webinar series. Program topics are aimed at showing diversity among faculty and points of view; school representation (equal showing of programmatic topics), and that message universal WCL campaign priorities:

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

  • Student Support

  • Research and Innovation

  • Programmatic Excellence

  • Student Experience

Upcoming WCL-NOW Events

The Pandemic of 2020 – Current and Future Legal Implications and the Impacts on Life, Work, and Family

October 22, 2020  |  5:00pm

A panel discussion featuring:

Dean Robert Dinerstein
 

Dean Robert Dinerstein

Acting Dean, Washington College of Law

Dinerstein is professor of law and director of the Disability Rights Law Clinic (2005-present) at AUWCL, where he has taught since 1983. His previous positions include serving as the law school's associate dean for academic affairs from (1997-2004), associate dean for experiential education (2012-2018), and director of the law school’s #2 ranked Clinical Program (1988-96 and 2008-2018). Dinerstein specializes in the fields of clinical legal education and disability law, especially mental disabilities law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, legal representation of clients with mental disabilities, and disability and international human rights. He has made numerous presentations on clinical legal education and disability law, among other topics, and has published a number of books, articles, chapters and other writing on these subjects.

Lia Epperson
 

Lia Epperson

Professor of Law, Washington College of Law

Professor Epperson is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, and education policy. Epperson formerly served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at the law school, and as an Institute for Advanced Studies Fellow with the Collegium de Lyon in France, where she worked with scholars from around the world on issues of constitutional law, freedom of expression, and equality. Prior to her appointment at American University, she served on the law faculties of the University of Maryland and Santa Clara University, as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and as Director of Education Law and Policy for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund. Prior to her time at LDF, Professor Epperson was an attorney with Morrison & Foerster and a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School.

Thomas F. Morante
 

Thomas F. Morante

Attorney at Law, Carlton Fields

Tom Morante is a 1977 Washington College of Law grad in private practice in Miami.  He assists insurance and financial services clients in navigating an increasingly complex global regulatory and technology-driven environment. Clients rely on Tom’s experience in handling U.S. state and foreign insurance regulatory, compliance and transactional matters with respect to numerous insurance product lines.

Representative matters include domestic and foreign insurance company formation/authorization/mergers, captive insurance company formation, insurance agent/agency licensing, and insurtech.

Tom is fluent in Spanish, and has studied in Colombia, Mexico and Spain. He chairs the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section’s International Coordinating Committee, and is on the Board of Advisors of Inter-American Dialogue’s Financial Services Advisor publication. In addition, Tom is a long-time supporter of AUWCL, serves as a current member of AUWCL’s dean advisory council, and volunteered as the former chair of the Myers Society.

Xavier E. Albán, Esq.
 

Xavier E. Albán, Esq.

Assistant City Attorney, City of Miami

Xavier E. Albán is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami and is presently assigned to the Complex Transactions Division where he primarily focuses on public finance, capital improvements, and compliance related matters. He is a member of the Florida Bar’s Committee on Technology and was a 2018-2019 Fellow in the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy. Xavier received his JD from AUWCL in 2013 where he also served as an Articles Editor on the International Law Review. Xavier also holds a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida and a MA in International Affairs from the American University School of International Service.

Ann Shalleck
 

Ann Shalleck

Professor of Law, Washington College of Law

Professor Shalleck is a Professor of Law at WCL and the Carrington Shields Scholar. She founded and directs the Women and the Law Program and Women and International Law Program. She teaches the Women & the Law Clinic, Family Law, Feminist Theory and a seminar on Legal Theory and Legal Pedagogy. She writes and lectures widely about gender and the law, clinical education, gender and international law, and family law. She is active in national and international efforts to reshape the law school curriculum and legal pedagogy. She has served in many capacities for the Association of American Law Schools and was a member of the Board of the Society of American Law Teachers. Professor Shalleck was a member of the DC Task Force on Gender Bias in the Courts. Her writing focuses on clinical education, feminist theory, family law and child neglect.

Michael W. Carroll
 

Michael W. Carroll

Professor of Law, Washington College of Law

Michael W. Carroll is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (2009 – present). He teaches and writes about intellectual property law and cyberlaw. Professor Carroll's research focuses on the search for balance in intellectual property law over time in the face of challenges posed by new technologies. His research includes projects about the social costs imposed by one-size-fits-all intellectual property rights and about the history of copyright in music. Professor Carroll also is recognized as a leading advocate for open access over the Internet to the research that appears in scholarly and scientific journals. He has written white papers and has given numerous presentations to university faculty, administrators, and staff around the country on this issue. In addition, he speaks about and promotes publication of open educational resources and open scientific data.

Rebecca Geller
 

Rebecca Geller

President & CEO, The Geller Law Group

Rebecca Geller is the owner and CEO of The Geller Law Group, a firm Rebecca founded in 2011 with the goal of providing high-quality legal services while at the same time emphasizing a healthy work–life balance for the firm’s staff.  Rebecca stands out as a leader in the legal industry, revolutionizing the law firm model to become a place where employees can successfully balance legal careers and the rest of their lives. The Geller Law Group focuses its practice on small businesses & trademark, wills and trusts, and family law/litigation. Before launching her own law firm in 2011, Rebecca worked as a corporate lawyer at a major international law firm representing Fortune 500 companies. Her experience is varied, including work with wills/trusts, corporate, trademark, family law, litigation, housing, political law, telecommunications, employment, and non-profits.