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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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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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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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