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A Conversation with Professor Diane Orentlicher

A Conversation with Professor Diane Orentlicher

From working in a human rights organization, to the federal government, to an appointment by the United Nations, and of course the Washington College of Law, Professor Diane Orentlicher has a career that has spanned various sectors, geographies, and administrations, providing a breadth and depth of experience that greatly benefits her students and our institution. We recently sat down to discuss her career and current academic pursuits.

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AUWCL Alumnus Navigates the Challenges of Environmental Law in Sierra Leone

AUWCL Alumnus Navigates the Challenges of Environmental Law in Sierra Leone

Daniel E. Johnson, a 2017 graduate of AUWCL's International Legal Studies LL.M. Program, didn’t start out to be a lawyer. His early career was in journalism, where he covered many alarming stories stemming from environmental disasters in Sierra Leone. It was during this work that he learned about the critical connection between independent journalism and the rule of law. As a journalist, Daniel did not feel he had the platform necessary to tackle the complex issues he encountered; thus, he became a lawyer to defend the environment and human rights.

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DACA Teach-In Provides Update on Immigration Policy

DACA Teach-In Provides Update on Immigration Policy

13 Sep, 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, American University Washington College of Law hosted a “Rapid Response DACA Teach-In,” symposium where our faculty experts addressed the Administration’s decision to cancel the DACA program.

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Professor Nicola Releases Book on European Union Law

Professor Nicola Releases Book on European Union Law

06 Sep, 2017

Professor Fernanda Nicola, an expert in comparative law and European Union law, has collaborated with Bill Davies, a European historian with the AU School of Public Affairs, to publish a groundbreaking analysis of the rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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Dean Emeritus Grossman Opens Annual Course of Inter-American Institute of Human Rights

Dean Emeritus Grossman Opens Annual Course of Inter-American Institute of Human Rights

25 Aug, 2017

Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman opened the Annual Course of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica. The President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis joined in the opening ceremony, which was attended by 200 participants in the course, including academics, journalists, diplomats, civil servants, and members of non-governmental organizations.

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Alumnus Honored with ABA's 2016-17 Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award

Alumnus Honored with ABA's 2016-17 Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award

24 Aug, 2017

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Lieutenant Commander Travis Noyes ’13 who recently received the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division’s Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award.

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Center for Human Rights Presents Annual Congressional Human Rights Summer Series

Center for Human Rights Presents Annual Congressional Human Rights Summer Series

07 Jun, 2017

On Tuesday June 6, the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, in cooperation with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC), launched the 2017 Congressional Human Rights Summer Series on Capitol Hill.

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Judge Peter J. Messitte Awarded Order of the Southern Cross by Brazilian President Temer

Judge Peter J. Messitte Awarded Order of the Southern Cross by Brazilian President Temer

07 Jun, 2017

Senior United States District Judge for the District of Maryland Peter J. Messitte was presented the Ordem do Cruzeiro do Sul (Order of the Southern Cross) by Brazilian President Michel Temer.

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Washington College of Law Recognizes Outstanding Students with 2017 Commencement Awards

Washington College of Law Recognizes Outstanding Students with 2017 Commencement Awards

23 May, 2017

The following student awards were announced as part of the 2017 Commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all the recipients.

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AUWCL Sponsors 19th Annual Grotius Lecture to Open 111th ASIL Annual Meeting

AUWCL Sponsors 19th Annual Grotius Lecture to Open 111th ASIL Annual Meeting

14 Apr, 2017

American University Washington College of Law proudly sponsored the 19th Annual Grotius Lecture opening the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) 111th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Leading and emerging voices in international legal scholarship, policy, and practice gathered to discuss this year’s theme.

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AUWCL Hosts International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Making an Impact!

AUWCL Hosts International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Making an Impact!

02 Mar, 2017

American University Washington College of Law’s Office of Global Opportunities hosted the 2017 International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Making an Impact!

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Perseverance of AUWCL Alumna Connects Local Environmental Workers in Latin America

Perseverance of AUWCL Alumna Connects Local Environmental Workers in Latin America

09 Feb, 2017

Julia Torres ILSP ’11 is in the middle of a project many people only dream of doing. Currently in Chile, Julia is spending a year traveling from Mexico to Argentina. The purpose of the trip is to “visit actions, efforts and ideas that make a difference in the environment, defense of the territory and gender.”

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