First year student Nicole Phillips has a background in nonprofit lobbying and even founded her own nonprofit organization. She came to AUWCL because she appreciated the law school’s mission and opportunities in public interest law.Read more
Legal scholars and professionals from around the world arrived in Washington, D.C. in August to participate in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program coordinated by the International Legal Studies Program at American University Washington College of Law.Read more
More than 180 incoming students, faculty, and staff participated in the In My Back Yard (IMBY) Public Service Day on Aug. 19, volunteering at organizations in local Washington, D.C. neighborhoods.Read more
The law school congratulates Major Louis "Jamie" Boston '00, command judge advocate for the U.S. Army, and Akua Coppock '03, assistant city attorney for the City of Atlanta Law Department, named "Trailblazers Under 40" by the National Bar Association. Boston and Coppock were recognized at the NBA's Annual Convention in July.
With the wide-ranging move in the region towards oral, adversarial trials, Latin America continues to undergo significant legal and judicial reforms throughout the region. Participants from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and the United States have gathered in Washington, D.C. for a two-week intensive seminar that aims to position them to gain a greater understanding of lessons learned in Latin American systems as well as how the example of the U.S. judicial system can apply to their own work in their respective countries.Read more