OAS and Academy on Human Rights Leaders Collaborate on Promotion of Human Rights Education in the Americas

OAS and Academy on Human Rights Leaders Collaborate on Promotion of Human Rights Education in the Americas

21 Nov, 2017

On November 17, leaders from the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law met with Luis Almagro, General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, regarding the promotion of human rights training of OAS public officials.

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The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literary Project:   A Program with Local Origins Continues to Grow in National Stature

The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literary Project: A Program with Local Origins Continues to Grow in National Stature

16 Nov, 2017

Founded in 1999 by two visionary American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) faculty members, Jamin Raskin and Stephen Wermiel, The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project has grown exponentially to become a nationally recognized law-related education initiative with chapters in 19 law schools. The program promotes civic engagement and constitutional literacy by placing talented and dedicated upper-level law students in high school classrooms to teach courses in constitutional law and oral advocacy.

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The American University Law Review Hosts

The American University Law Review Hosts "Anatomy of Justice: An Honest Conversation on the Criminal Justice System in 2017"

14 Nov, 2017

On Nov. 10, 2017, leading scholars and experts on the criminal justice system gathered at AUWCL for the American University Law Review (AULR) annual symposium, “Anatomy of Justice:  An Honest Conversation on the Criminal Justice System in 2017.” The program included panels on the juvenile justice system, the death penalty, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and bail bonds and fines reform. 

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AUWCL Faculty Take Part in World Bank Group's

AUWCL Faculty Take Part in World Bank Group's "Law, Justice, and Development Week 2017"

06 Nov, 2017

American University Washington College of Law Professors Fernanda Nicola and Macarena Saez are participating in panel discussions Monday and Tuesday as part of the World Bank Group’s “Law, Justice, and Development Week 2017,” a high-level conference with an expected attendance of more than 1,300 people for the week. In addition, AUWCL is hosting “A Conversation on Gender, Development, and Public Service,” at the law school Tuesday evening.  This will be the first time part of the World Bank Group’s Law and Development Week conference will be held at AUWCL.

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Guatemalan Constitutional Court Cites AUWCL Students' Amicus Brief in Decision to Eliminate Death Penalty

Guatemalan Constitutional Court Cites AUWCL Students' Amicus Brief in Decision to Eliminate Death Penalty

03 Nov, 2017

This past spring, AUWCL students Aythnis Rivera LL.M. '17 and Tatiana Devia '18 submitted an amicus brief that was recently cited by the Guatemalan Constitutional Court in support of its decision to eliminate the death penalty. This was the first time that the Constitutional Court referred to a specific amicus brief in its decision.      

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