Founders Celebration Kicks Off with a Social Justice Event Honoring MLK

Founders Celebration Kicks Off with a Social Justice Event Honoring MLK

27 Jan, 2016

On January 14, 2016, the Office of Diversity Services at American University Washington College of Law hosted the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commemoration Program in Claudio Grossman Hall.The event kicked off the annual Founders’ celebration, which commemorates 120 years since the law school’s founding by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett in 1896. 

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AUWCL Organizes Seminar in Chile

AUWCL Organizes Seminar in Chile

17 Dec, 2015

On Dec. 15, American University Washington College of Law in conjunction with the American Chilean Chamber of Commerce and the University of Chile Law School organized a seminar on “State, Business and Innovation.” The Chilean Secretary of Economy Felipe Céspedes gave the inaugural lecture. 

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“Finals Frenzy” Helps Students Unwind During Exam Weeks

“Finals Frenzy” Helps Students Unwind During Exam Weeks

14 Dec, 2015

On Dec. 8, the Office of Student Affairs kicked off “Finals Frenzy,” events and services to help students unwind during reading period and final exam weeks.

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The Impact Litigation Project Submits Case to U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Seeking Release of Egyptian Photojournalist

The Impact Litigation Project Submits Case to U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Seeking Release of Egyptian Photojournalist

14 Dec, 2015

On Dec. 9, 2015, the Impact Litigation Project of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law has submitted an urgent action and petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Mahmoud Abou Zeid ‘Shawkan’, an Egyptian photojournalist, who has been detained in Egypt since 2013, in violation of domestic and international law. 

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Professor Presents at the White House, DOJ Event on Criminal Justice

Professor Presents at the White House, DOJ Event on Criminal Justice

07 Dec, 2015

On Dec. 3, Professor Cynthia Jones gave a presentation at the White House during a conference called "A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt and Bail Practices." Professor Jones was a member of the opening panel and spoke about the prevalence of racial and ethnic disparities in bail, the topic she has researched for the past three years.

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