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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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Seventh Spanish Language Moot Arbitration Competition Held Virtually

Seventh Spanish Language Moot Arbitration Competition Held Virtually

On May 18-21, the Center on International Commercial Arbitration hosted the VII International Investment Moot Arbitration Competition. The event was originally scheduled for the week of March 16, and postponed to this week due to the COVID-19 crisis. Eight of the 12 registered teams accepted the challenge of presenting their arguments online. This moot competition is conducted solely in Spanish to promote the study of International Investment Law and Arbitration as its preferred dispute resolution mechanism. 

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Origins of Investment Arbitration 

Origins of Investment Arbitration 

On March 7, 2022, the Center on International Commercial Arbitration hosted a conference on the occasion of the opening of the IX Competencia de Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión (Ninth Investment Arbitration Moot Competition). The extensive program featured prominent arbitration practitioners, such as Dyalá Jiménez Figueres, Partner at DJ Arbitraje, Katherine González Arrocha, Independent Arbitrator, Jean-Paul Dechamps, Partner at Dechamps Law, Marianela Bruno Pollero, Counsel at UNCITRAL, and Martin Doe Rodríguez, Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). The speakers were introduced by Professor, Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Director of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration. 

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AUWCL Dean Roger Fairfax at the World Bank's Law, Justice and Development Week 2021

AUWCL Dean Roger Fairfax at the World Bank's Law, Justice and Development Week 2021

This year’s World Bank’s Law, Justice and Development Week 2021 has brought together a number of world-renown experts to discuss about the advancement of the fight against racial discrimination in countries around the world. AUWCL Dean Fairfax addressed the public on police use of force.

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AUWCL's Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration

AUWCL's Annual Lecture on International Commercial Arbitration

The Washington College of Law Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture, provides a public forum to present and discuss current issues and trends in international Commercial and Investment arbitration. The 2005 inaugural lecture was presented by Gerald Aksen and since then on, has featured the world’s foremost experts in international commercial and investment arbitration. The Arbitration Annual Lecture seeks to contribute to the development of scholarship and honor individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field.   The 2020 Annual Lecture was presented by Professor Emmanuel Gaillard, Partner,  Shearman & Sterling.

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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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