Upcoming Fall Events at American University Washington College of Law

August 29, 2019

Each semester, American University Washington College of Law hosts a number of conferences, seminars, and panel discussions that explore the legal causes and solutions of today’s most pressing issues. Learn more about some of AUWCL’s upcoming Fall 2019 events, featuring world-renown experts and leading practitioners in the fields of human rights, arbitration, intellectual property, and health law.

A Global Lawyer: Celebrating the Contributions of Herman Schwartz to the Rule of Law

Professor Emeritus Herman Schwartz

Since 1982, Professor Emeritus Herman Schwartz has been a beloved member of the AUWCL community. On Sept. 27, join us as we celebrate the legacy and success of Professor Schwartz, who has dedicated his career to expanding civil rights internationally along with the developing a new generation of attorneys dedicated to justice. This day-long symposium honors the contributions Professor Schwartz has made to the legal community, and aims to discuss the progress made in civil and human rights over the past 50 years. Learn more and RSVP here.

The 8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

This year’s Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by Harvard Law School Professor Ruth L. Okediji, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development, Okediji has advised inter-governmental organizations, regional economic communities, and national governments on a range of matters related to technology, innovation policy, and development. Her widely cited scholarship on IP and development has influenced government policies in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and South America. Her ideas have helped shape national strategies for the implementation of the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). Learn more and RSVP here.

2019 International Commercial Arbitration Annual Lecture: “Long Live the Golden Summer: Arbitration, Courts and Colas”

The Honorable L. Yves Fortier, who practices law in Montréal as an independent mediator/arbitrator, will deliver this year’s International Commercial Arbitration Annual Lecture. Recognized as one of the top arbitrators in the world, Fortier has served as chairman or party-appointed arbitrator on more than 300 arbitral tribunals, either ad hoc or constituted by different arbitral institutions. As a trial lawyer with extensive experience in the practice of commercial, corporate,l and public international law, he has pleaded important cases before all court jurisdictions in Canada and before domestic and international arbitral tribunals including the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He has also served as counsel to many Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry in Quebec and Canada. Learn more and RSVP here.

Next Steps in Health Reform 2019

The Next Steps in Health Reform conference will be held Oct. 10-11.

The Health Law and Policy Program and American University School of Public Affairs will once again bring together national leaders in health care law, policy, economics, and administration for the annual Next Steps in Health Reform conference. The conference will track implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other statutes, identify developments on the horizon, and offer bold, new ideas for balancing cost, access, quality and patient autonomy in our rapidly changing health care system. Topics covered during the two-day conference will include drug pricing, state health reform, maternal health, and health policy in the 2020 election. Key speakers will include Maine Health and Human Services Commissioner Dr. Jeanne Lambrew, Wisconsin Secretary of Health Services Andrea Palm, and American University President and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Learn more and RSVP here.