Dean Grossman To Preside Over 56th Session of the UN Committee against Torture

Dean Grossman To Preside Over 56th Session of the United Nations Committee against Torture

03 Nov, 2015

Starting Nov. 9, Dean Claudio Grossman, chairperson of the United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT), will preside over the Committee's 56th session in Geneva, Switzerland, and serve as country rapporteur for Austria.

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AUWCL Partners with the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia

AUWCL Partners with the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia

29 Oct, 2015

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the Attorney General of Colombia Eduardo Montealegre visited American University Washington College of Law to create a partnership on academic cooperation between the law school and the Attorney General’s Office. Through this partnership, American University Washington College of Law will provide trainings for the officials from the Office of the Attorney General in the area of international human rights. 

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Professor Delivers Founders' Lecture at Ollie May Cooper Awards

Professor Delivers Founders' Lecture at Ollie May Cooper Awards

28 Oct, 2015

Last week, American University Washington College of Law Professor Angela Davis delivered the 35th Founders’ Lecture during the Washington Bar Association’s 37th Annual Ollie May Cooper Award ceremony at Howard University School of Law.

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Mock Trial Team Wins the 2015 Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition

Mock Trial Team Wins the 2015 Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition

26 Oct, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Peter James Johnson National Civil Rights Trial Competition 2Ls Christine Varghese, Monisha Rao, Brian Tan, and 3L Stephen Ollar! Competing at the St. John’s University School of Law Oct. 22-25, our students won the case, which focused on a fictional Baloba quarantine story and involved claims of negligence and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. 

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Adjunct Professor of English Honored with Outstanding Teaching Award

Adjunct Professor of English Honored with Outstanding Teaching Award

22 Oct, 2015

Professor Marleen Hein-Dunne works with international LL.M. students to help them develop substantial legal reading and comprehension skills. American University Washington College of Law has recently presented Professor Hein-Dunne with the Adjunct Teaching Award for her outstanding teaching and mentoring. We talked to Professor Hein-Dunne about English as a global language, the differences in legal writing cultures, and her students’ success.

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