Mar 29 Thu
2018

25th Annual Public Interest Auction

05:00PM - 09:00PM Yuma Building - YT01

 Join us for the 25th Annual Public Interest Auction. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 5 pm. Live Auction will begin at 6 pm. All proceeds go towards supporting the Equal Justice Foundation (EJF), a student organization dedicated to closing the justice gap. Every dollar raised for EJF supports Washington College of Law students by providing stipends for students pursuing unpaid internships with public interest organizations this summer.

Price: $10 per ticket

  • Fundraiser
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE
Mar 30 Fri
2018

Church and State: A Symposium on Religion and Individual Rights

09:00AM - 02:00PM Warren Building - NT08

This symposium will discuss the legal issues surrounding religion and individual rights through two panels. The first panel, God in the Classroom, will discuss legal issues surrounding religion in the context of education, specifically prayer and symbols in school, and LGBTQ students. The second panel, Heaven and Health, will discuss legal issues surrounding religion, health laws, and religious objections. Professor Elizabeth Sepper from Washington University Law School in St. Louis, a noted scholar on religious liberty and health law, will be our keynote speaker. Our panel moderators are: Professor Richard Katskee, Legal Director at Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, and Professor Daniela Kraiem, Associate Director for the Women and the Law Program at American University Washington College of Law.

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: CLE registration 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 30 Fri
2018

Balancing Privacy & Autonomy in the Digital Age

12:00PM - 05:00PM Warren Building - NT01

The symposium, presented by the Information Security & Privacy Law Association, will focus on getting students engaged in data privacy and security and connecting practitioners in the field with students. The panels will address such issues as EU General Data Privacy Regulation, Predictive Policing, and US Biometric Air Exit Pilot Program


MODERATOR

Kirk Nahra, Wiley Rein LLP, Privacy & Cybersecurity Chair

PANELISTS

Jennifer Daskal, WCL Professor

Kurt Wimmer, Covington & Burlington LLP, Data Privacy &
Cybersecurity Chair

Amol Deshpande, WireWheel, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

PANELISTS

Andrew Ferguson, Author of The Rise of Big Data Policing:
Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement, UDC Professor

Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Georgetown Professor

Jay Stanley, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project,
Senior Policy Analyst

PANELISTS

Jake Laperrque, The Constitution Project, Senior Counsel

Harrison Rudolph, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy &
Technology

Registration is free but required. Register here: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE
Apr 02 Mon
2018

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Will it Stimulate Global and Domestic Markets?

09:00AM - 03:00PM

9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Registration (coffee and pastries will be served)

9:30 AM-9:40 AM: Welcome from Hilary Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, and Joshua Arons, Symposium Editor, American University Business Law Review

9:40 AM-10:00 AM: Opening remarks from Benjamin Leff, Professor at the American University Washington College of Law

10:00 AM-11:15 AM: Panel I: The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s Domestic Business Implications
This panel will discuss how the decrease in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% will affect American corporations and other business entities, and how the decreased tax rate will also impact American workers. Further, this panel will discuss how the establishment of new income brackets, the decrease in available deductions for the payment of state and local taxes, and the imposition of lower tax rates on pass-through businesses may affect corporations and other business entities in the United States.

Moderator: Benjamin Leff, Professor at the American University Washington College of Law.
Panelists: Gregory Jenner, Partner at Stoel Rives LLP; Caroline Bruckner, the Managing Director of the American University Kogod Tax Policy Center, and Executive in Residence of the Department of Accounting and Taxation; Joshua Miller, Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP; Lisa Zarlenga, Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP; and Robb Longman, Managing Member at Longman & Van Grack LLC.

11:15 AM-11:30 AM: Break

11:30 AM-12:45 PM: Panel II: The Act’s International Tax Policy Considerations & Concerns


This panel, in addition to providing an overview of the TCJA’s international tax provisions, will compare such provisions to recent global tax reform trends and prior U.S. proposals, survey how other countries are reacting to the new tax legislation including challenges through the WTO and the OECD, and how both U.S. and foreign taxpayers are currently coping with the sea change in U.S. international tax law, planning in its wake, and navigating its technical minefields.


Moderator: Scott Levine, Partner at Jones Day
Panelists: Layla Asali, Member Vice Chair, Tax Department, at Miller & Chevalier LLP; Manal Corwin, Principal and National Leader, International Tax, KPMG; and Lilian Faulhaber, Associate Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

12:45 P M -1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM-2:45 PM: Panel III: The Act’s Effect on the Domestic Housing Market
This will be a policy- centric panel, which focuses on how this Act will affect the housing market. Some of the issues that will be discussed by this panel will include how this Act lowering the mortgage interest deduction cap, increasing the standard deduction, and setting a limit on deductions for the payment of local real estate taxes and state taxes, will affect the Metropolitan D.C. area and many high cost Northeastern states.

Moderator: Andrew Pike, Professor at the American University Washington College of Law
Panelists: Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of Realtors; Kathy Orton, Real Estate Reporter at The Washington Post; and Alex Brill, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

2:45 PM-3:00 PM: Closing Remarks by Hilary Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE
Apr 02 Mon
2018

Mindfulness Mondays

03:00PM - 04:00PM N100B Wellness Space

Join instructor Aurora Hutchinson for a mindfulness session in N100B Wellness Space (first floor of the library, to the left).

  • Workshop
  • Open To Students AND Faculty/Staff