AUWCL Celebrates Dean Grossman's 20 Years of Service

This month AUWCL hosted a reception in honor of Claudio Grossman's 20 years of service as Dean of the law school. Faculty, staff, students, and friends gathered to celebrate him and thank him for his extraordinary leadership and commitment to the law school and to legal education.

Since his appointment as dean in 1995, AUWCL has further developed intellectual creativity, pursuing numerous and exciting initiatives. More than 50 full-time faculty members have been hired, dramatically improving the law school's student-faculty ratio and expanding and enhancing scholarship, teaching and service.

A variety of AUWCL programs have been developed during Dean Grossman's tenure including: dual JD Programs with universities in Canada, France and Australia, the LL.M. in Law and Government Program, the L.L.M. in Advocacy, the Supervised Externship Program, the S.J.D. Program, a dual LL.M./MBA, LL.M. specializations in Gender and the Law and in Free Trade Agreements and Regional Integration, and specialized summer programs in human rights and humanitarian law, international commercial arbitration, health law, intellectual property, law and government, international organizations, law and diplomacy, environmental law, and legal English. Also during Dean Grossman's leadership WCL has developed and expanded summer abroad programs in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, numerous semester abroad programs, the International Commercial Arbitration Center, the Intellectual Property (IP) Program, clinics in IP, Disability Rights Law, Immigrant Justice and an evening section of the General Practice Clinic, and integrated sections in the first year so as to promote interconnectedness among the different law courses.