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The following student awards were announced as part of the 2017 Commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all the recipients.Read more
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.Read more
American University Washington College of Law’s Office of Global Opportunities hosted the 2017 International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Making an Impact!Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more