On Sunday, May 22, American University Washington College of Law welcomed Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch as its 2016 Commencement speaker. The Spring 2016 class graduated 394 students with a Juris Doctor (JD), 65 with a Master of Laws (LL.M.), and one with a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). MORE | VIEW WEBCAST
Anita Sinha, practitioner-in-residence in AUWCL's Immigrant Justice Clinic, will moderate a congressional briefing on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Rayburn Office Building titled "ICE Raids on Immigrant Youth: The Harm to Youth Education and a Driver of Youth Incarceration." Participants include teachers and classmates of detained students and experts from the Advancement Project, Sentencing Project, and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers' Guild.
Following the acquittal of the Baltimore Police officer in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, Law and Government Fellow William Yeomans discusses why prosecutions of police officers are so rarely successful. Read his op-ed in the Washington Post.