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AU Legislation and Policy Brief Holds Inaugural Bipartisan Symposium

AU Legislation and Policy Brief Holds Inaugural Bipartisan Symposium

18 Apr, 2019

On Friday, April 12, the American University Legislation and Policy Brief presented its inaugural bipartisan symposium, “What’s Working in the 116th Congress.”

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4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

24 Mar, 2019

The conference was held March 21 through 24, 2019, at American University Washington College of Law and was the largest gathering of legal scholars of color in history, with an attendance of over 500 law professors and scholars in allied fields from across the United States and the world. 

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Is Congress Broken? Panel Discussion with Professor Bettina Poirier

Is Congress Broken? Panel Discussion with Professor Bettina Poirier

21 Mar, 2019

On Thursday, March 21st, Professor Bettina Poirier moderated a discussion that posed the question “Is Congress Broken?” The panel included Kathy Dedrick, Majority Staff Director of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and James Wallner, former Executive Director of the Senate Republican Steering Committee.

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AUWCL's Program on Law and Government Hosts Free Speech Celebration with Floyd Abrams

The Program on Law and Government Hosts Free Speech Celebration with Floyd Abrams

04 Mar, 2019

American University Washington College of Law welcomed premier First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams to campus for a “Free Speech Celebration," on Monday, March 4th. The celebration marked 100 years of U.S. Supreme Court interpretation of the free speech clause following the decision of Schenck v. U.S. on March 3, 1919.

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The Role of the Federal Government in Protecting Your Civil Rights

The Role of the Federal Government in Protecting Your Civil Rights

26 Oct, 2018

On Friday, October 26, the Program on Law and Government and the Raben Group will host a breakfast and panel discussion. Keynote speeches by Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary of Commerce during the George W. Bush Administration and William Allen, former chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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The Federal General Counsels Forum: The Health of our Government and What Needs to Change with Max Stier

The Federal General Counsels Forum: The Health of our Government and What Needs to Change with Max Stier

23 Oct, 2018

Federal General Counsels Forum: The Health of our Government and What Needs to Change with Max Stier was hosted at the Washington College of Law at Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

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