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21st Annual Grotius Lecture

AUWCL Proudly Co-Sponsors 21st Annual Grotius Lecture

27 Mar, 2019

On March 27, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL)  sponsored the 21st Annual Grotius Lecture opening the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) 113th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Over 700 leading and emerging voices in international legal scholarship, policy, and practice gathered to hear Martti Koskenniemi give his lecture entitled, “Enchanted by the Tools? International Law and the Enlightenment.” Anne Orford presented as Distinguished Discussant.

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2019 International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference

2019 International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference

22 Feb, 2019

The International and Comparative Legal Studies’ Abroad Program hosted the 2019 International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference: "Affirming the Value of Global Education!" Over 70 speakers and attendees, including faculty and practitioners from 65 institutions around the world discussed the future of international programs, the importance of international LL.M. and study abroad programs.

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Third Annual Wenger Distinguished Lecture on Trade:

Third Annual Wenger Distinguished Lecture on Trade: "The Great Paradox: Economic Nationalism in an Interdependent Age"

11 Oct, 2018

Join the Trade, Investment, and Development Program for its third annual Wenger Distinguished Lecture on Trade on October 11, 2018. This year’s lecture will feature Rufus Yerxa, President of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), a leading trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of U.S. companies in international commerce. Yerxa has made many of the headlines lately, contributing his decades of trade expertise to tackling the rising challenges as the global tension escalates.

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Society for International Economic Law Global Conference to Take Place at American University Washington College of Law, July 12-14

Society for International Economic Law Global Conference to Take Place at American University Washington College of Law, July 12-14

12 Jul, 2018

The Society for International Economic Law (SIEL) 6th Biennial Global Conference, hosted by SIEL and American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), will take place July 12-14, 2018 in Washington D.C. SIEL is the world’s only global scholarly society in international economic law. The SIEL Biennial Conference, one of the largest and most important conferences in the area of international economic law, will be hosted for the first time in the U.S. at AUWCL.

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The Twelfth Annual International Trade and Investment Law Society Distinguished Alumni Dinner & Preceding Program

The Twelfth Annual International Trade and Investment Law Society Distinguished Alumni Dinner & Preceding Program

23 Apr, 2018

The Twelfth Annual International Trade and Investment Law Society Distinguished Alumni Dinner & Program honoring Myron Brilliant, WCL '89, for his notable success in international trade and investment law. The dinner will be on Monday, April 23rd at the Washington College of Law Tenley Campus beginning at 6:30pm, with a preceding program to begin at 4:30pm. For further details, please visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/news-events/events/detail/6270/

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AUWCL Sponsors 20th Annual Grotius Lecture

AUWCL Sponsors 20th Annual Grotius Lecture

27 Mar, 2018

On April 4, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) will proudly sponsor the 20th Annual Grotius Lecture opening the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) 112th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Leading and emerging voices in international legal scholarship, policy, and practice will gather to discuss this year’s theme, “International Adjudication: Peaks, Valleys, and Rolling Hills.”

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The Kovler Project Against Torture Panel Presentation

The Kovler Project Against Torture Panel Presentation

01 Feb, 2018

Join the Kovler Project Against Torture Panel Presentation on Thursday, February 1, 2018 as the students and faculty participants will discuss the Project and the upcoming spring 2018 application process and deadline.

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Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

14 Nov, 2017

The Symposium on Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration is organized biannually by the Center on International Commercial Arbitration with the purpose of presenting a global perspective of current developments in international arbitration throughout the world.

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Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade

Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade

08 Nov, 2017

This lecture, now in its second year, is part of the Wenger Lecture Series on International Trade funded by the Henry E. & Consuelo S. Wenger Foundation. This endowment by the family of a WCL alum aims exclusively to promote study and research of international trade law, as well as to train young international trade lawyers. The 2017 Second Wenger Annual Lecture on Trade will feature the esteemed speaker Ambassador Alan Wolff, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Forced Labor Trafficking Panel

Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Forced Labor Trafficking Panel

07 Nov, 2017

Come lunch and learn with the experts on the intersectionality between vulnerable populations, migration, human trafficking, and forced labor in a global economy. Forced labor refers to situations in which persons are coerced to work through the use of violence or intimidation, or by more subtle means such as accumulated debt, retention of identity papers or threats of denunciation to immigration authorities. http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/forced-labour/news/WCMS_237569/lang--en/index.htm. 

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International Law Events

May 23 8:00AM-8:00PM Washington College of Law 24th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition May 24 8:00AM-8:00PM Washington College of Law 24th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition May 28 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom A Human Right to Reproductive Health the Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life//El Derecho Humano a la Salud Reproductiva: La Observación General del Comité de Derechos Humanos sobre el Derecho a la Vida May 28 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom A Human Right to Reproductive Health: The Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life May 30 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Shrinking of Democratic Spaces: Corruption, Criminalization of Protest and Repression// La Contracción de los Espacios Democráticos: Corrupción, Criminalización de la Protesta y Represión June 04 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Justice and the Colombian Peace Process June 06 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Human Rights Council: Current Challenges June 07 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Elections at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: The Independent Panel of Experts Presents its Final Report on the Candidates June 11 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Fact-finding in the Inter-American System: The Powers of the Commission to Monitor Human Rights Violations in Real Time June 13 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The American Convention on Human Rights: 50 Years After its Adoption September 04 4:00PM-6:00PM Room Y360 International and Abroad Opportunities at WCL Open House
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