News & Announcements - May 2012

  • IP Summer Program Gathers Leading International Faculty

    The law school's Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) begins its IP Summer Program on June 4, focusing on international IP law. The program features instruction from leading international IP scholars including Jeremy DeBeer, former counsel for the Copyright Board of Canada, and Johan Erauw, mediator at the World Bank. Participants can continue their study in an intensive session in Geneva, taught by instructors at the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization. MORE  More

  • Human Rights Month Recognized May 31-June 14

    The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will recognize Human Rights Month May 31-June 14 with a series of conferences, workshops, and events for the education and discussion of human rights theory. Participants will have the opportunity to share firsthand experiences, and network with fellow practitioners, scholars, and activists in the field. MORE More

  • May Issue of the Law School's E-Newsletter Available

    The latest issue of American University Washington College of Law's e-newsletter is now available. This month's issue features an update on the future home of the law school campus, student accomplishments, faculty media mentions, and more. READ the e-newsletter.  More

  • 300 Students Participate in Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition

    The 17th Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition is May 20-25 at American University Washington College of Law. This year's competition involves more than 600 students, professors, and human rights professionals from around the world. The competition is presented by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Inter-American Court on Human Rights. MORE More

  • Summer Programs in D.C. Feature Instruction from Top Legal Minds

    Gain expert instruction from some of the most influential people in their respective fields of law at our summer programs in D.C.  Students and Practitioners will receive intensive training from top legal minds like the former director for the Office of National Drug Policy, a judge at the International Criminal Court, and a mediator at the World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. MORE  More

  • Commencement Reception at the Organization of American States

    American University Washington College of Law and Dean Claudio Grossman will welcome graduates, their families, and friends to a reception at the Organization of American States in honor of commencement.  The reception will be held Saturday, May 19, and is an opportunity to celebrate student accomplishments in a spectacular setting. Dean Grossman will also host a graduation reception on Sunday, May 20 for faculty and invited guests. Guests include members of the class of 1962 celebrating their 50th reunion, and legacy alumni recognizing this year's graduates.

  • Commencement - Live Webcast Viewable Here on Sunday at 1 p.m.

  • Program on Law & Government Honors LL.M. & S.J.D. Graduates

    On Thursday, the law school's Program on Law & Government honored new graduates of the LL.M. in Law & Government and S.J.D. Programs.  Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler delivered keynote remarks, and was given the Program's inaugural award for Excellence in Public Service.

  • Program on Law & Government to Honor LL.M. & S.J.D. Graduates

    This evening the law school's Program on Law & Government will honor new graduates of the LL.M. in Law & Government and S.J.D. Programs.  Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will deliver keynote remarks, and will be the recipient of the Program's inaugural award for Excellence in Public Service.

  • Dean Grossman Welcomes Area Latino/a Graduates to PASOS Event

    On May 18, American University Washington College of Law will host PASOS, a celebration for graduating latino/a students from D.C.-area law schools. The event is hosted by the Hispanic Bar Association of  D.C. Foundation, and will feature keynote speaker Susan I. Santana, assistant vice president for federal relations for AT&T Services, Inc.

  • Professors Declare ACTA Unconstitutional Without Congressional Approval

    On Wednesday, 50 U.S. legal scholars, led by PIJIP Associate Director Sean Flynn, sent an open letter to the Senate Finance Committee asking each member to ensure that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is submitted to Congress. MORE More

  • Two Students Granted Summer FCBA Stipends

    The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation has named students Ted Serafini and Chao Guo as recipients of stipends from the Chairman Robert E. Lee Fund, which are awarded to law school interns in unpaid legal communications-related summer positions. FCBA established this fund in 1993 in memory of Mr. Lee, the former Federal Communications Commission Chairman.

  • Student Awarded for Outstanding Advocacy

    Alfredo Vasquez, 3L, was recently awarded the Nathan A. Neal Award for Outstanding Advocacy by D.C. Law Students in Court (DCLSIC). The award, named after former supervising attorney Nathan A. Neal, recognizes a civil division student who has repeatedly gone the extra mile in advocating for clients that are underserved, and has developed professional relationships with clients, colleagues, and members of the bench and bar. MORE More

  • LL.M. Conference Welcomes Administrators from 75 Law Schools

    On May 3-4, the law school hosted an inaugural conference for LL.M., S.J.D, and M.L.S. program administrators, "Post-Graduate Legal Education: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities." The event served as an opportunity for administrators from 75 law schools to collaborate on enhancing law school offerings and legal education. MORE More

  • Law School & USIP Launch Afghanistan Document Project Website

    The Pence Law Library, War Crimes Research Office, and United States Institute of Peace are pleased to announce the launch of the Afghanistan Document Project website, a fully searchable and publicly accessible database of documents regarding human rights and humanitarian law violations committed in Afghanistan since 1978. The collaborative project began in 2008 as a direct response to the lack of a central resource and knowledge about the legacy of war crimes in Afghanistan. Visit the websiteMore

  • Valerie Jarrett will be 2012 Commencement Speaker

    American University Washington College of Law will welcome Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, as the Spring 2012 commencement speaker. The law school's graduation will take place May 20, 2012, at 1 p.m. MORE More

  • Two Students Named 2012 Fulbright Scholars

    American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce that students Doug Keillor and Natassia Rozario will participate in the prestigious Fulbright Student Program. Read MORE about the students and their projects. More

  • Enrollment Open for D.C. Summer Programs

    Enrollment for the law school's domestic summer programs is open. Several programs such as Environmental Law and Arbitration start in May; Intellectual Property and Health Law and Policy start in June. Students and alumni are encouraged to enroll online soon to secure their spot. MORE More

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