Feb 05 Wed
2020

Poland's Anti-Constitutional Backslide

12:00PM - 02:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall

Moderator: Michelle Egan, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of International Service, American University

Author: Wojciech Sadurski, Challis Professor of Jurisprudence, The University of Sydney & Visiting Professor of law, Yale Law School

Speakers: Herman Schwartz, Professor of Law Emeritus, American University Washington College of Law Mark Graber, Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Francesca Bignami, Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law
School Nuno Garoupa, Professor of Law, Scalia Law School George Mason University

Wojciech Sadurski’s new book Poland's Constitutional Breakdown is the first book-length case study on the Polish situation and critique on illiberal democracy. The book provides a lens to view the global shift away from liberal democracy and towards populism and anti-constitutional actions.

This event is the first workshop of CLIW that is the Comparative Law Initiative in Washington D.C. hosted by AU WCL, GW and George Mason Law Schools, with sponsorship by the Global Forum on Law Justice and Development.

Registration is free but required

To register, please visit the website http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE
Feb 07 Fri
2020

Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief: Air Quality and Environmental Justice Symposium

09:00AM - 04:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall

The Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief is hosting a Symposium entitled "Air Quality and Environmental Justice” on Friday, February 07, 2020 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.  The Symposium will focus on the key air quality issues affecting frontline communities and developing innovative policy solutions that address regulatory gaps and deficiencies. Specifically, the panelists will discuss hazardous air pollution, promoting clean energy generation, carbon pricing programs, and environmental justice. Panelists will include activists who have worked directly with impacted communities; experts from nonprofit, government, and international organizations; and attorneys who specialize in Clean Air Act enforcement litigation.  

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Feb 13 Thu
2020

In Children's Best Interests: Advancing a Fundamental Standard for the Treatment of Immigrant Children

08:30AM - 05:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall

This symposium will convene leading scholars, legal and health practitioners, policymakers, and advocates to bring to the fore of the public discussion the U.S. government’s failures to provide immigrant children with treatment consistent with standards widely accepted under domestic law and international norms. The 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child offers an opportune moment to reflect on a historic commitment to children’s well-being and to cogently articulate best policies and practices to protect the welfare of children in the U.S. immigration system.

Co-sponsored by the American University Center for Latin American & Latino Studies, American University Washington College of Law, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

For more information, please contact Dennis Stinchcomb at denniss@american.edu.  

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Feb 14 Fri
2020

In Children's Best Interests: Advancing a Fundamental Standard for the Treatment of Immigrant Children

09:00AM - 02:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall

This symposium will convene leading scholars, legal and health practitioners, policymakers, and advocates to bring to the fore of the public discussion the U.S. government’s failures to provide immigrant children with treatment consistent with standards widely accepted under domestic law and international norms. The 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child offers an opportune moment to reflect on a historic commitment to children’s well-being and to cogently articulate best policies and practices to protect the welfare of children in the U.S. immigration system.

Co-sponsored by the American University Center for Latin American & Latino Studies, American University Washington College of Law, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

For more information, please contact Dennis Stinchcomb at denniss@american.edu

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE
Feb 18 Tue
2020

Austin - Admitted Student & Alumni Reception

06:30PM - 08:30PM Austin, TX

  • Reception
  • Open To Alumni