Where the World Meets to Study Law

International and comparative law has long been central to the educational mandate of AUWCL, and our cutting-edge international initiatives have been consistently ranked among some of the most elite and prestigious in the United States. Our diverse academic and programmatic offerings incorporate a rich array of international law courses and seminars, experiential learning, and special events which allow our students to interact and network with esteemed faculty, international attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policy makers. Our widely recognized faculty members are leading practitioners in their fields, have a strong commitment to teaching, and strive to equip students with the expertise, skills, and understanding necessary to address challenges and promote justice around the world. 

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ICJ Rules for Chile against Bolivia in the Case Obligation to Negotiate Sovereign Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)

ICJ Rules for Chile against Bolivia in the Case Obligation to Negotiate Sovereign Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)

On Monday, October 1, 2018, the ICJ delivered its judgment in the case between Bolivia and Chile rejecting all eight of Bolivia’s arguments claiming that Chile had an “obligation to negotiate” sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman served as the Agent of Chile in this case.

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Third Annual Wenger Distinguished Lecture on Trade Featured Rufus Yerxa, President of the National Foreign Trade Council

Third Annual Wenger Distinguished Lecture on Trade Featured Rufus Yerxa, President of the National Foreign Trade Council

On October 11, 2018, Mr. Rufus Yerxa, President of the National Foreign Trade Council spoke at AUWCL on "The Great Paradox: Economic Nationalism in an Interdependent Age." Discussing the growing trend towards economic nationalism in the growing interdependence of the world's major economies, Yerxa raised a major economic question of our time: will this trend disrupt global growth and lead to a breakdown of world order, or will these tensions be resolved in a way that creates fairer, more balanced economic relations?

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Professor Goldman Elected President of the International Commission of Jurists

Professor Goldman Elected President of the International Commission of Jurists

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Professor Robert K. Goldman on his election as president of the International Commission of Jurists, one of the oldest and most respected NGOs in the world.

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AUWCL Welcomes 2018-2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

AUWCL Welcomes 2018-2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

American University Washington College of Law is pleased to welcome the 2018-2019 Humphrey Fellows from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Jordan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, South Sudan, Turkey, and Uganda.

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AUWCL Hosts the World's Most Prominent Experts in International Economic Law During SIEL 6th Biennial Conference

AUWCL Hosts the World's Most Prominent Experts in International Economic Law During SIEL 6th Biennial Conference

American University Washington College of Law proudly hosts the Sixth Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) on “International Economic Law in Unsettling Times”, the largest conference in the history of SIEL. The Conference attracted 300 attendees from around the world, including 194 speakers presenting 150 papers.

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AUWCL Named Top Law School for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

AUWCL Named Top Law School for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

The International Jurist, a magazine from the publishers of National Jurist and Prelaw, has recognized American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) as one of 25 law schools across the nation to offer the best experience for lawyers from outside the U.S.

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