Apr 12 Thu

Networking Skills Workshop with the Bar Association of Montgomery County

04:00PM - 06:00PM Washington College of Law N101

‚ÄčThe Bar Association of Montgomery County is hosting a seminar at WCL on how to network.  Members of the Bar Association will teach students how to successfully network through both discussion and interactive exercises.  This will be a great opportunity for students to strengthen their oh-so-important networking skills! 

Please RSVP via CareerLink: https://bit.ly/2JqZib2

  • Information Session
  • Open To Students AND Faculty/Staff
Apr 12 Thu

Supreme Court Forum: Digital Evidence Gathering, The Fourth Amendment, and Privacy Rights

05:00PM - 06:30PM Washington College of Law Capital Atrium

Join the American Constitution Society of the Washington College of Law for a discussion on some of the most important cases of this tern: Carpenter, Microsoft Ireland, and Byrd. 

Thursday, April 12 at 5 p.m. in Capital Atrium


David Bitkower, Partner at Jenner & Block

Jennifer Daskal, Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law

David Lieber, Senior Privacy Policy Counsel at Google

Marc Rotenberg, President and Executive Director at Electronic Privacy Information Center


Moderated by Kevin S. Bankston, Director at New America's Open Technology Institute  

Food will be served.  

  • Lecture
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Apr 12 Thu

Rejection of Mining Licensees: between Disappointment and Breach of the Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard

05:30PM - 07:00PM Washington College of Law NT01

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The event is organized  to welcome the students who will participate in the Seventh LL.M. International Commercial Arbitration Competition which will take place April 13-14. This competition has been created specifically for LL.M. students, who are in general, not eligible to participate in most moot competitions. 

The conference (round table format) will discuss issues arising from the Competition problem which involves a request for arbitration under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the North American Free Trade Agreement brought forth over the denial of a mining permit. The competition problem is available at https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/arbitration/competitions/problem/

Speakers include: Bjorn Arp, Fellow, WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration; Claudia Frutos Peterson, Managing Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Caroline Richard, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; and Liz Snodgrass, Counsel, Three Crowns. This event is free and open to the public. Please register at: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm

A reception will follow: 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
Apr 13 Fri

The 5th International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform

07:45AM - 05:00PM Washington College of Law YT01

The annual International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform focuses on how laws are written in the United States and around the world at the international, national, and subnational levels. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for a wide range of experts to meet and exchange knowledge and perspectives on a topic of great importance to governance: the drafting and reform of laws.

Informative presentations from a diverse array of legislative experts, including:

  • Craig Volden, Associate Dean, University of Virginia, notable author on the U.S. Congress.
  • Wim Voermans, Professor, Leiden University, President of the International Association of Legislation.
  • Sarah Lawsky, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
  • Wade Ballou, Legislative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Don Colagiuri, Barrister, Parliamentary Counsel of New South Wales.
  • Jeannine Bednar-Giyose, Director, Treasury Department, South Africa.
  • Elizabeth Bakibinga-Gaswaga, Legal Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat.
Choose from plenary and breakout sessions on a wide range of topics, including:
  • Building a better Congress
  • Plain language legislative drafting
  • Rule of law and the American justice system
  • Law and the European migration crisis
  • International regulatory standards
  • Social protection legislation in Ghana
  • Judicial interpretations in China
  • Agenda 2030: UN sustainable development
To view the full agenda, register, or obtain more information, visit the conference website at www.ilegis.org or email info@ilegis.com

CLE accreditation pending

  • Conference
  • Open To The Public, Alumni, Students AND Faculty/Staff
  • CLE
Apr 13 Fri

The First Annual Inclusion Symposium

10:00AM - 04:00PM Washington College of Law Y400


Breakfast, lunch, & cocktail happy hour provided!


"What is WCL doing concerning D&I?"

"Diversity in Big Law: Why Mentorship Matters?"

"Viewing Your Professors as
Part of Your Professional Network"

"How to Sell Yourself as a Diverse Candidate?"

  • Conference
  • Open To Students