News & Announcements - June 2013

  • AUWCL and RFK Center to Hold Annual Human Rights Training

    AUWCL and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights are accepting applications for their annual Training Program on International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms in Florence, Italy. The Program, to be held Sept. 9-14, brings together activists and practitioners to strengthen their capacity to access and utilize human rights procedures, standards, and mechanisms. MORE More

  • Panel to Analyze U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on DOMA and Prop 8

     On Thursday at noon in room 603, join AUWCL's constitutional law experts for a discussion of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions. Speakers include Professors Macarena Saez, Daniel Marcus, William Yeomans, Jamin Raskin, Stephen Wermiel, and former Visiting Professor Amy Dillard. RSVP or view the live webcast.

  • Dean Grossman Participates in Vienna+20 Human Rights Conference

    On June 27-28, Dean Claudio Grossman, in his role as chair of the UN Committee against Torture and chair of the UN Treaty Bodies in Human Rights, participated in the "Vienna+20: Advancing the Protection of Human Rights" international expert conference. This conference was held in Vienna Hofburg, Austria, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Human Rights and is organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs in cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  • Alumnus Ronald Karp '72 Hosts Reception

    Ronald '72 and Susan Karp will host an alumni reception at their home in Montgomery County, MD on June 22 to acquaint classmates with plans for the new law campus at Tenley. Dean Claudio Grossman will give remarks.

  • The Honorable Richard Thornburgh to Speak at AUWCL

    The Honorable Richard Thornburgh, former U.S. attorney general and governor of Pennsylvania, will deliver a presentation at AUWCL on June 24 at 11:45 a.m. Thornburgh, a sought-after consultant on efforts to battle fraud and corruption, will discuss "The Global Effort to Contain Official Corruption."  The event is sponsored by the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program. RSVP

  • New Voting Rights Law Institute, June 24-27

    As part of the Summer Institute on Law and Government, AUWCL and The Campaign Legal Center and will launch a new Voting Rights Law Institute to help train the next generation of voting rights litigators. The four-night Institute June 24-27 will feature instruction from Gerry Hebert, the Campaign Legal Center's executive director and director of litigation, who will be joined each night by seasoned voting rights litigators, appellate advocates, and scholars in the field.  MORE More

  • Local Young Alumni Event Held Wednesday, June 19

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and host committee of Wala Blegay '11, Laurie Monahan '12, and Emily O'Neill '12 will celebrate summer at a young alumni event at the Portrait Gallery and Ruth's Chris Steak House on Wednesday evening.  More than 100 local alumni are expected to attend.

  • Latin America/U.S. M&A Trends, Trade, and Regulation Forum

    AUWCL and Thomson Reuters will host the "Latin America/U.S. M & A Trends, Trade, and Regulation Forum 2013," co-chaired by alumnus Thomas Morante '77 (Holland & Knight) and José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz (Mattos Filhos). The two-day program held June 20-21 examines the growing Latin American deal and investment landscape, and provides an understanding of legal and regulatory dynamics driving business and mergers and acquisitions in Latin America. REGISTER More

  • New Tenley Campus Groundbreaking

    American University Washington College of Law broke ground on a new home at the historic Tenley Campus in a ceremony June 12, hosted by AU President Cornelius Kerwin and Dean Claudio Grossman. The eight-acre Tenley Campus site will provide a permanent home for AUWCL and enhance its rich tradition of innovation, excellence, and passion for the rule of law in the U.S. and beyond. MORE More

  • New Tenley Campus Groundbreaking, June 12

    American University Washington College of Law will break ground on a new home at the historic Tenley Campus in a ceremony Wednesday, June 12, hosted by AU President Cornelius Kerwin and Dean Claudio Grossman. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the law school will attend. The eight-acre Tenley Campus site will provide a permanent home for AUWCL and enhance its rich tradition of innovation, excellence, and passion for the rule of law in the U.S. and beyond. MORE More

  • AUWCL and NAACP-LDF Host Conference on Race and Civil Rights in 2013

    On Thursday, the law school and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund will co-host the first of a dynamic two-part conference on "Race and Civil Rights in 2013."  The first program will be held at AUWCL, and will bring together some of the nation's leading civil rights and racial justice advocates. MORE More

  • Academy of Human Rights and ASIL Present Speaker Series

    The Human Rights Speaker Series is being held this month at AUWCL, presented by The Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and American Society of International Law (ASIL). The series includes three panels of high-profile speakers, covering such topics as "The Prosecution of Gender-Based Crimes by International Courts" (June 12).  Read MORE about the Speaker Series and other Human Rights Month panels.

  • 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.

  • 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

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