News & Announcements - May 2013

  • Alumni Brunch Held Prior to Virginia Bar Association Swearing-In

    Congratulations to AUWCL alumni being sworn in to the Virginia Bar on Monday, June 3. The Office of Development & Alumni Relations will host a brunch prior to the ceremony, from 10:30 a.m. - noon at the Richmond Convention Center. For more information, email

  • Panel and Book Launch: The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy

    The Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy will host a panel discussion June 4 at 4:30 p.m. on the challenges of multilateralism on the occasion of the launch of The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy. Panelists include experts in the field of diplomatic studies and international organization affairs. MORE More

  • Alumnus Tom Goldstein's SCOTUSblog Receives Peabody Award

    SCOTUSblog, a blog covering the U.S. Supreme Court published by alumnus Tom Goldstein '95, and edited by his wife, Amy Howe, has been honored with a Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media. This is the first time a website has received this honor. Professor Stephen Wermiel was also recognized as part of the SCOTUSblog team—he authors the website's "SCOTUS for law students" column.

  • Dean Grossman Hosts New York Alumni Dinner

    On Tuesday, Dean Claudio Grossman hosted a dinner for select alumni in New York City at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie. He provided an update on the law school's accomplishments and plans for the new Tenley Campus. MORE More

  • AUWCL Welcomes Summer Program Participants

    Each summer, students and practitioners gather from around the globe to experience intensive training at AUWCL that will give them a competitive advantage. The law school's specialized law programs began May 28 and run through July 28 and qualify for CLE and academic credit. The topics are cutting-edge, including world-reknowned programs in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Environmental Law, and International Organizations Law and Diplomacy. MORE More

  • Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition to Welcome 98 Teams

    The 18th Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition will take place May 19-24, at AUWCL presented by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and co-sponsored by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights. The trilingual competition will see 98 participating teams from a record number of 27 different countries involving more than 300 students, professors, and human rights professionals. 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 18, and is an opportunity to celebrate student accomplishments in a spectacular setting. Dean Grossman will also host a graduation brunch on Sunday, May 19 for faculty and invited guests. Guests include members of the class of 1963 celebrating their 50th reunion, and legacy alumni recognizing this year's graduates.

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

  • Marshall-Brennan Project Holds End-of-Year Celebration

    The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project will hold the William H. Karchmer End-of-Year Celebration on May 15. The Celebration recognizes students, activists, educators, and community members for their support of public education and civic engagement. Among the awardees is Brian Stirgus, high school senior and founder of Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools. MORE More

  • AUWCL Welcomes Area Latino/a Graduates to PASOS Event

    On May 17, 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 remarks by The Honorable Rudolph Contreras, U.S. District Court for D.C.

  • Immigrant Justice Clinic Featured in American University Magazine

    The law school's Immigrant Justice Clinic was featured in the May issue of American University Magazine. Read the article, "At the Edge of Justice." For more stories from students about the unparalleled experiential learning opportunities at AUWCL, watch this video. More

  • Dean Grossman to Chair 50th Session of UN Committee Against Torture

    Dean Claudio Grossman, in his capacity as chair of the UN Committee against Torture (UN CAT), will preside this month over the Committee's 50th session in Geneva. He will also serve as the country rapporteur for Guatemala and the co-rapporteur for Japan. While in Geneva, Grossman will host a dinner for alumni and friends on May 14  at Café du Soleil.

  • Alumni Event to be Held at INTA Conference

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and Professor Christine Haight Farley will host a breakfast for alumni and students attending the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The May 6 event will be held at Spice Restaurant at the Omni Hotel. For more information, contact

  • Harold Koh, Professor and Former Legal Adviser to the State Department, Named 2013 Commencement Speaker

    AUWCL will welcome Harold Koh, former legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State and professor of international law at Yale Law School, as the Spring 2013 commencement speaker. The law school's commencement will be held May 19 at 1 p.m at American University's Bender Arena. MORE

  • AUWCL Welcomes Latino Alumni to Tenley Campus

    On Monday, Dean Claudio Grossman hosted 25 members of the Latino/a Alumni Association (LAAW)  to discuss plans for the new Tenley Campus.  The event was held on-site at the Capital Auditorium. MORE More

  • Professors Honored with Top AU Faculty Awards

    AUWCL congratulates Associate Deans Robert Dinerstein and Stephen Vladeck and Adjunct Professor Chris Gowen for being honored with 2013 AU Faculty Awards. Dinerstein received the top honor of AU Scholar/Teacher of the Year and Vladeck was honored for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, Creative Activity, and Other Professional Contributions. Gowen was recognized as outstanding teacher in an adjunct appointment. The Awards dinner took place April 20 at the National Press Club.

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