Mar 28 Wed
2018

Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Violence Against Trans Women of Color in DC

12:00PM - 01:30PM

The ongoing violence against trans women of color is pervasive in our culture and in our community. Join the Women and the Program on February 7th, at 12pm in N104, as an esteemed panel of advocates delves into legal responses to the violence faced by Trans women of color in the DC Metro area.  Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP to womenlaw@wcl.american.edu.

  • Information Session
  • Open To The Public, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Mar 28 Wed
2018

Melting Ice, Growing Islands: The Law of the Sea in a National Security Context

12:30PM - 05:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01

Issues related to the Law of the Sea have been topics of much discussion both domestically and around the globe, highlighted by major developments in geopolitical hotspots. In the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Department of Defense identified the central challenge to US security as “strategic competition” with revisionist powers seeking to implement an authoritarian model, specifically indicating particular concern with Russia and China. Actions by these revisionist powers in the past year indicate that maritime superiority in their respective spheres of influence is central to their long term strategies.

Russian and Chinese interest in the Arctic in recent years has been amplified by ongoing questions of what effect protracted ice melt has on natural resource claims in the region. Russian actions, including the buildup of ice-breakers and planting Russian flags on the arctic seabed, demonstrate a keen interest in the region. Similarly, Chinese ice-breaker production, along with taking a more active role as an observer of the Arctic Council, shows China understands the geostrategic importance of the region. Chinese actions in the South China Sea, from territorial claims over disputed waters, to projects such as the “great wall of sand” in the Spratly Islands, demonstrate a desire by China to exert increasing control over key Southeast Asian trade routes.

This symposium will examine recent developments in the field with the help of subject matter experts from the military, academia, and government. The symposium will consist of two panels, one focusing on issues related to the Arctic Ocean, and one on issues in the South China Sea.

The symposium will be opened with a Keynote Interview of Professor James Kraska by WCL Professor David Hunter and Editor-in-Chief Chris White.

Agenda and speakers will be finalized shortly

Registration is free, but required. To register, please go to www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.
3 CLE Credits will be applied for upon request – registration for CLE is $165

For further information, contact: Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or secle@wcl.american.edu

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE
Mar 28 Wed
2018

"Newtown": A Human Rights Film Screening

04:30PM - 06:30PM Yuma Building - YT17

 Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law's Student Advisory Board for a screening of "Newtown" (2016). “Newtown” explores the aftermath of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This documentary follows a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the film's themes by experts in human rights and constitutional law.  

  • Presentation
  • Open To Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Mar 29 Thu
2018

Gobbeldeygook? A Response to Chief Justice Roberts on The Role of Social Science in Lawmaking

12:00PM - 01:00PM Warren Building - N102

Join our panelists as they discuss the history of social science data in courts and policy, current issues in courts that would benefit from sound analytical work and data, how to find good social science research, and how to tell if it’s good. RSVPs are required for this event. To RSVP, please contact lawandgov@wcl.american.edu.

  • Presentation
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Mar 29 Thu
2018

JD/MBA Reception

01:00PM - 02:00PM Warren Building - NT01

 Interested in adding a MBA degree from Kogod to your JD degree at WCL? Come learn more about the JD/MBA program.

We'll be in room WCL NT01 from 1pm to 2pm and lunch will be provided. Admissions, Advising, Career Counselors and current students will be there to answer questions you may have to help determine if this program is the right option for you, as well as how to fit it into your plans.

 

Register Here! 

  • Information Session
  • Open To Students