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Program on Law and Government Hosts Event on Regulation of Money in Politics

Program on Law and Government Hosts Event on Regulation of Money in Politics

27 Oct, 2020

On Thursday, October 27th, the Program on Law and Government hosted former FEC Commissioner Caroline Hunter and American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) Professor and former general counsel for the FEC Larry Noble to discuss regulation of money in politics. The event was co-hosted by the AUWCL chapters of the American Constitution Society and Federalist Society. Professor Fernando Laguarda, Faculty Director of the Program on Law and Government, moderated the discussion.

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Rapid Response Teach-in

Rapid Response Teach-in

24 Sep, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a dear friend of American University Washington College of Law. On September 24th, 2020, AUWCL held a “Rapid Response Teach-in” to commemorate her passing. The event gathered students, faculty, and the public to remember her legacy and look toward the future.

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AUWCL Hosts "Rise Against Hate" to Mark 10th Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

04 Feb, 2020

On Jan. 31, 2020, American University Washington College of Law welcomed Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard and president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, to campus for “Rise Against Hate” to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

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AUWCL, Sine Institute, and Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies Take on Impeachment

AUWCL, Sine Institute, and Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies Take on Impeachment

07 Nov, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Law and Government, in partnership with American University Sine Institute of Policy and Politics and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCSP), presented “Impeachment: The Constitutional Remedy of Last Resort.

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Award-winning Journalist Bob Woodward and DOJ's Michael Horowitz Discuss Government Oversight, Accountability at AUWCL

Award-winning Journalist Bob Woodward and DOJ's Michael Horowitz Discuss Government Oversight, Accountability at AUWCL

02 Oct, 2019

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, author and Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward, along with Chair of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Michael Horowitz, discussed the significance of federal oversight – including the importance of public transparency and investigations into impeachment – during the Program on Law and Government’s “Oversight & Accountability: Who Watches the Government?”

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Colleagues and Friends of Professor Herman Schwartz Celebrate his Lasting Contributions to the Rule of Law

Colleagues and Friends of Professor Herman Schwartz Celebrate his Lasting Contributions to the Rule of Law

27 Sep, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 27, American University Washington College of Law Professor Emeritus Herman Schwartz was recognized for his world-renowned legal legacy during “A Global Lawyer: A Symposium Celebrating the Contributions of Herman Schwartz to the Rule of Law.” The symposium was organized by the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, directed by Professor Macarena Sáez, and the Program on Law and Government, directed by Professor Fernando Laguarda.

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