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AUWCL Business Law Program Kicks Off Spring 2018 with Business Law Orientation and Resume Review

AUWCL Business Law Program Kicks Off Spring 2018 with Business Law Orientation and Resume Review

14 Feb, 2018

On January 17, 2018, over forty 1L students gathered for the Business Law Program Orientation and Resume Review. During the panel, student leaders introduced the business and transactional student groups, and the AUWCL business law faculty met with 1L students to review their resumes and discussed the school’s various business-related experiential education opportunities.

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Transactional Law Society Member Competes in

Transactional Law Society Member Competes in "The Closer" National Transactional Law Competition at Baylor Law School

22 Jan, 2018

During the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, 2L Ericha Penzien represented the American University Washington College of Law Transactional Law Society (TLS) in Baylor Law School’s “The Closer” National Transactional Law Competition. Only schools who have previously excelled at the National Transactional LawMeet® were invited to compete.

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Business Bootcamp Provides Law Students with a Lively Introduction to Business Basics

Business Bootcamp Provides Law Students with a Lively Introduction to Business Basics

05 Jan, 2018

AUWCL held its first Business Basics Bootcamp, Jan. 4-5, 2018. The 14 hour bootcamp, led by AUWCL Professor Ben Leff and featuring distinguished guest instructors, was designed to introduce AUWCL students to business concepts.

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Notable Financier and Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein Shares Experiences with AUWCL Students and Faculty

Notable Financier and Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein Shares Experiences with AUWCL Students and Faculty

18 Dec, 2017

On a lively Tuesday afternoon this fall semester, American University law and business students and faculty had the privilege of hearing David M. Rubenstein speak at an event sponsored by the JD-MBA Club and the Business Law Program. Rubenstein is best known as the co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity investment firms, based in Washington, D.C.

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Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade to Feature Ambassador Alan Wolff

Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade to Feature Ambassador Alan Wolff

01 Nov, 2017

Join the Trade, Investment, and Development Program for its second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade on November 8, 2017. This year's lecture will feature Ambassador Alan Wolff, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ambassador Wolff will discuss the current standing and future prospects of the world trading system.

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Professor Jennifer Daskal Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

Professor Jennifer Daskal Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

11 Oct, 2017

On Thursday, Oct. 12, Professor Jennifer Daskal, an expert in national security law, is testifying before the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection on 21st Century Trade Barriers: Protectionist Cross Border Data Flow Policies' Impact on U.S. Jobs. In her written testimony, Daskal opens by saying that "[t]he free movement of data across borders is critical to economic growth, has benefits for data security, and promotes privacy, speech, and associational rights."

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AUWCL Holds Series of Arbitration Events Beginning Oct. 5

AUWCL Holds Series of Arbitration Events Beginning Oct. 5

01 Oct, 2017

The Center on International Commercial Arbitration is hosting an outstanding series of events this fall, starting with the 12th Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. The 2017 Annual Lecture will be presented by Pierre Mayer, emeritus professor at the University of Paris I and international arbitrator. The lecture is sponsored by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. It is free but advanced registration is required.

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Fall Mini-Externship Fairs Connect Students with Employers in Business, Criminal Law, and Immigration

Fall Mini-Externship Fairs Connect Students with Employers in Business, Criminal Law, and Immigration

26 Sep, 2017

As part of the law school’s ongoing effort to assist students interested in growing practice areas, the Externship Program is sponsoring a series of mini-externship fairs again this fall. The fairs will connect upper level students with a wide range of employers – government agencies, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, courts, and firms working on pro bono matters – who are seeking externs and interns for upcoming semesters.

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SEC Commissioner Joins AUWCL for Year's First Business Law Event

SEC Commissioner Joins AUWCL for Year's First Business Law Event

25 Sep, 2017

American University Washington College of Law welcomed Securities and Exchange Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar to the law school early this semester to speak to an enthusiastic group of students. Dean Camille Nelson gave opening remarks at the Sept. 12 event, which kicked-off the Business Law Program’s line-up of events for the 2017–2018 academic year.

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Two Students Named 2017 Association of Corporate Counsel Scholars

Two Students Named 2017 Association of Corporate Counsel Scholars

01 Aug, 2017

The Association of Corporate Counsel for the National Capital Region has named two members of the AUWCL Class of 2018 to its Corporate Scholars Class of 2017. Michelle Emokpae and Joshua Morris were among the 12 area law students chosen as scholars this year. As part of the program, the Corporate Scholars receive summer internships in the legal departments of prestigious local companies and organizations that are members of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Student Receives Latham and Watkins Diversity Scholarship

Student Receives Latham and Watkins Diversity Scholarship

01 Jun, 2017

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Lucas Novaes ’18, one of 17 recipients of the expanded Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program. Novaes is currently a summer associate in the Latham & Watkins DC office, where he is working on a variety of matters, from complex commercial litigation to pro bono and private equity finance work.

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Business Law Review, Launched Five Years Ago, Increases Journal Opportunities for AUWCL Students

Business Law Review, Launched Five Years Ago, Increases Journal Opportunities for AUWCL Students

01 Apr, 2017

The American University Business Law Brief made the transition to a full Law Review in Fall 2011, becoming the first comprehensive business law journal in Washington, D.C. Since then, the Business Law Review (BLR) has significantly increased law review opportunities for students at AUWCL – more than 230 students have participated in BLR since its launch.

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Alumni Update: Kaine Hampton '15, Entertainment Lawyer for Viacom

Alumni Update: Kaine Hampton '15, Entertainment Lawyer for Viacom

01 Mar, 2017

Kaine Hampton '15 is Counsel for Viacom, which includes popular brands such as MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Spike, and LOGO, in New York, NY. He secures rights, conducts risk analyses, and navigates legal issues presented by unscripted television productions and large scale live music events like MTV's Video Music Awards.

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Ropes & Gray Names 2L Christina Ravelo a Recipient of the 2017 Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship

Ropes & Gray Names 2L Christina Ravelo a Recipient of the 2017 Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship

This week Ropes & Gray announced the five recipients of the 2017 Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship, including American University Washington College of Law 2L Christina Ravelo. The scholarship honors the memory of Roscoe Trimmier Jr., an accomplished trial lawyer, the firm’s first African-American partner and a pioneering leader of the firm’s diversity efforts.

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AUWCL Student Honored by American Bankruptcy Institute

AUWCL Student Honored by American Bankruptcy Institute

Third-year student Bradley Jensen received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for his outstanding performance in Professor Walter Effross’ Corporate Bankruptcy Course this spring. Professor Effross and Dean Camille Nelson presented him with the award this week.

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