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Business Law Program Hosts Upper-Level Business Course Selection Panel

Business Law Program Hosts Upper-Level Business Course Selection Panel

25 Nov, 2020

AUWCL's Business Law Faculty hosts a virtual panel discussion on upper-level business law courses.

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Business Law Program Offers New Cutting-Edge FinTech Course on Virtual Currency

Business Law Program Offers New Cutting-Edge FinTech Course on Virtual Currency

18 Nov, 2020

Furthering the Business Law Program’s mission of providing cutting-edge course opportunities across emerging business law sectors, associate director of the Business Law Program Professor Jerry Comizio will teach a two-credit Virtual Currency course in the Spring 2021 semester. It will be one of the first law school courses in the country devoted to exploring the emerging legal and regulatory framework governing virtual currency activities.

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Sarah Bloom Raskin, AUWCL Faculty to Discuss Economic and Financial Regulatory Policy in the Era of COVID

Sarah Bloom Raskin, AUWCL Faculty to Discuss Economic and Financial Regulatory Policy in the Era of COVID

10 Nov, 2020

On Thursday, Oct. 22, join American University Washington College of Law for an interview on economic and financial regulatory policies with Gov. Sarah Bloom Raskin and AUWCL faculty. 

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Professor Jerry Comizio Named Associate Director of the Business Law Program

Professor Jerry Comizio Named Associate Director of the Business Law Program

21 Apr, 2020

American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) and the Business Law Program congratulate V. Gerard (Jerry) Comizio on his new position as associate director of the Business Law Program. Comizio is a leading authority on financial services regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters. He has extensive experience in representing a wide range of financial services companies, including both domestic and foreign banking organizations, non-bank financial institutions, fintech companies, digital currency exchanges and private equity firms engaged in covered fund, merchant banking, and so-called 4(c)(6) activities.

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A Conversation with Stephen Gardner on the Global Practice of Business Law

A Conversation with Stephen Gardner on the Global Practice of Business Law

13 Mar, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Mr. Stephen Gardner (‘91) joined students for lunch and a conversation on the global practice of business law. Mr. Gardner is an alumnus of the Washington College of Law and is the current Chief Counsel for the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Demonstrating How Business Law and Community Services Go Hand in Hand

Demonstrating How Business Law and Community Services Go Hand in Hand

17 Feb, 2020

Jason Schwartz ’09 was drawn to law school out of an interest in analytical thinking and a quest for job security after graduating as an English major at NYU in ’05. Ten years into his practice as a tax attorney in Cadwalader’s Washington, D.C office, Schwartz distills complex language into advice for clients. He recently received one of the best compliments a tax lawyer could get after publishing a practice portfolio on the taxation of collateralized loan obligations. “A non-tax lawyer called me and said, ‘You wrote everything that tax lawyers have been trying to tell me for the last 10 years but in English.’”

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Students Learn Business Basics at Annual AUWCL Bootcamp

Students Learn Business Basics at Annual AUWCL Bootcamp

21 Jan, 2020

Students new to the world of business took a deep dive into financial fundamentals during American University’s third annual Business Basics Bootcamp, held Jan. 6-7, 2020. The two-day bootcamp, presented by the Business Law Program, introduced 1L, 2L, and 3L students to essential business concepts and skills, including interpreting financial statements, distinguishing amongst a variety of business entities, and understanding financing for business ventures.

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Representing Businesses Before the Supreme Court: A Conversation with Greg Garre, Former U.S. Solicitor General

Representing Businesses Before the Supreme Court: A Conversation with Greg Garre, Former U.S. Solicitor General

14 Oct, 2019

In honor of the start of the Supreme Court's new term on the first Monday in October, former United States Solicitor General Gregory Garre joined students for lunch and a conversation on representing businesses before the Supreme Court Monday, Oct. 7 at American University Washington College of Law.

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AU Business Law Review Hosts Women in Business Law Leadership Conference

AU Business Law Review Hosts Women in Business Law Leadership Conference

08 May, 2019

In celebration of the publication’s back-to-back all-women editorial boards, AUBLR’s Volumes 8 and 9 hosted this all-women conference—featuring keynote speaker Kara Stein, former SEC commissioner—  in conjunction with a call for papers, which will be published in an all-women authored issue.

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Business Basics Bootcamp

Business Basics Bootcamp

11 Dec, 2018

Monday - Tuesday, January 7 - 8, 2019 | Please join us for a two-day intensive bootcamp to introduce law students to business concepts. It is designed for students who have very little existing business knowledge, but students with more experience or knowledge are welcome. The event is open to 1L. 2L, and 3L students at AUWCL.

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A Conversation with Gail Levine, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition at the FTC

A Conversation with Gail Levine, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition at the FTC

20 Nov, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Gail Levine, recently-appointed Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), joined students in the Business Law Program for lunch and a conversation.

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Former Secretary Jack Lew Addresses

Former Secretary Jack Lew Addresses "Ten Years After the Financial Crisis"

12 Oct, 2018

American University Washington College of Law’s Business Law Program presented “Ten Years After the Financial Crisis,” a discussion with former Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, Wednesday, Oct. 10. The discussion, in which Lew addressed the economic and political legacy of the financial crisis and future economic challenges, was moderated by American University President Sylvia M. Burwell.

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Business Law Review Holds Spring Symposium Focused on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Business Law Review Holds Spring Symposium Focused on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

18 May, 2018

On April 2, American University Business Law Review (AUBLR) held its Spring 2018 Symposium, "The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Will it Stimulate Global and Domestic Markets?"The event included partners from major law firms, including AUWCL alumnus Scott Levine, partner at Jones Day, and professors from AUWCL and AU's Kogod School of Business, and provided an informative and spirited discussion on the most significant reform of the United States tax code in thirty years.

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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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