SEC Commissioner Piwowar and Dean Nelson
AUWCL Welcomed SEC Commissioner Piwowar to the Law School in September

SEC Commissioner Joins AUWCL for Year’s First Business Law Event

Sept. 25, 2017

American University Washington College of Law welcomed Securities and Exchange Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar to the law school early this semester to speak to an enthusiastic group of students. Dean Camille Nelson gave opening remarks at the Sept. 12 event, which kicked-off the Business Law Program’s line-up of events for the 2017–2018 academic year.

“Having an SEC Commissioner come to the law school is an extraordinary opportunity for students and faculty,” said Professor David Snyder, director of the Business Law Program. “It’s rare to have the chance not only to hear straight from a Commissioner about the latest happenings at the SEC, but also to be able to ask questions and even chat one-on-one over lunch.  This is part of what we try to do in the Business Law Program—we try to create extraordinary opportunities for dialogue with those at the very top of the business law field.”

    “Having an SEC Commissioner come to the law school is an extraordinary opportunity for students and faculty.”

    Professor David Snyder

    Upcoming Business Law events include:

    • “A Conversation with David Rubenstein,” financier, lawyer, philanthropist. Rubenstein will cover his start at the intersection of law and business and how the current economy will change the course of business law career development. This event, to take place Thursday, Oct. 31, is open to AUWCL faculty, staff, and students only.
    • The Business Law Review’s Fall 2017 Symposium “What’s Next in the Pipeline: A Spirited Discussion of the Legal, Economic, and Societal Implications of the Keystone XL Pipeline,” is taking place Nov. 8, 2017. The symposium, open to the AUWCL community and the general public, will facilitate discussion around both the economic and societal implications of the pipeline, featuring speakers from law firms, and environmental and energy organizations.

    Learn more about our Business Law Program.