Throughout the academic year, our campus is flowing with activity through our student group organizations. Our student groups engage the community by hosting events including panels, guest speakers, and symposiums about law and policy issues, provide community service opportunities and outreach, engage alumni and practitioners in professional development for students, and provide plenty of opportunities for social interaction and cultural appreciation. Student organizations promote the communal spirit of American University Washington College of Law.
A Great Communal Spirit
AUWCL Faculty Launches Practical Resources for Law Students on the Law of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
In mid-July, Professor Walter Effross, the initiator and faculty advisor of AUWCL’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Legal Issues Group, launched the website, Blockchain for Law Students.
The site identifies ten practical ways in which learning about this new technology, and its far-ranging applications and implications, will enhance students’ law school experience and career opportunities. It provides an annotated list of key resources, many of which are available online at no charge; summarizes the current case law concerning blockchain and cryptocurrency; lists a wide variety of legal issues, and source materials analyzing them; categorizes, and provides examples of, major types of participants in the blockchain economy; and suggests law school courses relevant to practicing in this area. View Website