Academy’s Reception: Celebration Of Elizabeth Abi-Mershed Life #IAMOOT2023
This year's Moot Court Competition #IAMOOT2023 was named in honor of WCL Professor Elizabeth Abi-Mershed. It is our way to honor her life and invaluable contribution to the Inter-American Human Rights System. Before our traditional opening ceremony, we will have an in-memoriam reception titled "Celebration of Elizabeth Abi-Mershed Life" hosted by the Academy of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. The event will be hybrid, allowing the participation of Elizabeth's family, friends, and colleagues regardless of whether they are located.
The reception will occur on May 21, 2023, from 4 to 6 pm at Claudio Grossman Hall, American University Washington College of Law. Pre-registration is required via google forms, so all interested people can come to honor her memory and professional career. Click here for the Registration Link
Apart from being a JD alumnus of WCL, Elizabeth was a close friend of the Academy and an active contributor to many of the initiatives throughout the years. She was an integral part of the faculty of the Master (LLM) in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, where she taught the course "International Protection of Human Rights: Application and Challenges at the Regional and UN Levels." Elizabeth was also faculty in the Summer Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, where she taught the course "Women and International Human Rights Law." She also participated as a judge in the Human Rights Essay Competition and was a panelist and presenter in conferences and events held annually by the Academy.