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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Sixth Circuit Judge Meets with Students, Presides over Moot Court Competition

Sixth Circuit Judge Meets with Students, Presides over Moot Court Competition

20 Oct, 2015

The Honorable Bernice Donald, a judge on the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and this year’s Jurist-in-Residence, spent two days at American University Washington College of Law this October meeting with students and sharing her insights on judicial decision-making. Judge Donald, a longtime champion of equal justice, became the first female African-American judge in the history of Tennessee in 1982.

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Alumna Pushes for Human Rights Reform in Chicago

Alumna Pushes for Human Rights Reform in Chicago

12 Oct, 2015

Recently, the City of Chicago made history when it passed the reparations ordinance, the first of its kind legislature to address police brutality in the country. Shubra Ohri ’12 helped push support for this reform.  

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