News & Announcements - June 2012

  • American University Washington College of Law Open Tuesday, July 3

    All power to American University Washington College of Law has been restored following Friday's severe weather.  The law school will resume standard business operations Tuesday morning, July 3, at normal business hours.

  • Experts to Break Down the Supreme Court Health Care Decision

    The law school's experts in law & government and health law & policy will analyze the U.S. Supreme Court's health care decision at a noon panel Thursday, June 28 for students, faculty, and the community in room 603.  The timely panel discussion, taking place shortly after the ruling is handed down Thursday morning, will be webcast live HERE.

  • 2012 JD Graduates Eligible for Graduate Legal Fellowship

    The law school's 2012 JD graduates have the unique opportunity to apply for a Graduate Legal Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Fellowship allows JD graduates to engage in research with a faculty member while pursuing an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies, Law and Government, or Advocacy. The Program offers two options: a stipend for the first year and a 25% tuition reduction for the duration of the LL.M. program or a 50% tuition reduction on the LL.M. degree only.  Contact for more information.

  • Center for Human Rights Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Decision

    The law school's Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law released a statement Monday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to ban mandatory life without parole for juvenile offenders.  Read the statementMore

  • LL.M. in Law and Government Deadline Extended; Late Applications Accepted on Limited Basis

    The Master of Laws in Law and Government is designed for domestic and international law graduates who have an interest in U.S. government and politics, democracy, and the rule of law.  The deadline to apply to this dynamic LL.M. program has been extended for a limited number of people until Aug. 1, 2012. MORE



  • Summer Programs Begin in Health Law & Policy and Law & Government

    This week the law school welcomed students to unique summer sessions in Health Law and Policy, and Law and Government. Additionally, many participants in the International Organizations Law and Diplomacy and International Intellectual Property summer programs traveled to Geneva to continue their studies with officials from international organizations and experts at global centers for IP policymaking. MORE More

  • Students Selected for Inaugural HBA-DC Internship Program

    The law school is pleased to announce that students Xavier Albán, Andrea Coronado, Aida Faverio, Sharon Montenegro, and Alexis Patterson will participate in the inaugural summer judicial internship program sponsored and organized by the The Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. (HBA-DC) Judicial Council. As part of the program, students will intern for federal and local judges in D.C., and participate in networking and training opportunities. MORE  More

  • Alumni Reception for Government Agency Employees

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will host a networking reception on June 19 for AUWCL alumni working at government agencies.  The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C.  Alumni should RSVP to MORE More

  • Law Enforcement and Media Discuss Occupy Movement at Roundtable

    Today the law school will welcome area police officers and journalists to "Law Enforcement, The Media, and the Occupy Movement," a round-table seminar addressing the balance between public safety and free speech. The event is co-hosted alongside The John Jay College Center on Media, Crime, and Justice, The Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and American Police Beat magazine.

  • Academy of Human Rights and ASIL Hold CLE Series

    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the law school's Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law wrapped up their collaborative three-part continuing legal education (CLE) series June 13 with a course focusing on International Criminal Court Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. The series encouraged understanding and discussion of human rights and humanitarian law theory. MORE More

  • PLANC Attendees Welcomed to "Passport to AUWCL" Reception

    The law school will host a "Passport to AUWCL" reception for the Pre-law Advisors National Council (PLANC) 2012 Conference on June 12, 5-6:30 p.m. The reception will introduce pre-law advisors to the faculty and directors of many of the law school's programs and initiatives including the clinics, trial advocacy, externships, study abroad, career development, student affairs, and diversity services. MORE More

  • 2012 Congressional Human Rights Summer Series

    The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law welcomed over 100 congressional staffers and summer interns to the first briefing of the 2012 Congressional Human Rights Summer Series on Capitol Hill. The series is held in conjunction with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and addresses key human rights topics relevant to the work of Congress. The next briefings will be held July 16 and Aug.13. MORE More

  • Alumni Reception to be Held in Ocean City

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will host a reception on June 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City for local and visiting alumni, and for those who are in town for the Maryland Bar Association Meeting. Alumni should RSVP to MORE More

  • AUWCL Students Extern at High-Profile Organizations

    Throughout the academic year, over 460 students participated in the law school's Externship Program. This summer, 160 students will extern in Washington, D.C., nationwide, and abroad at organizations like the World Bank, U.S. Department of Justice, NASA, World Wildlife Fund, U.S. District Court, and the Federal Trade Commission. MORE

  • Washington College of Law Closed Due to Power Outage

    All classes and activities, with exception of the Academy on Human Rights, Arbitration and Environmental law courses, at Washington College of Law have been cancelled for Friday, June 1, due to an earlier PEPCO power outage.  Power is now being restored to the law school.

  • 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

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