News & Announcements - July 2013
Alumni Gather for Reception in Miami, July 30
Miami-area alumni and alumni attending the National Bar Association Annual Meeting will join Judge Gerald Bruce Lee '76, a host committee of distinguished alumni, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for a reception, July 30. The event will be held at FontaineBleau Miami Beach. MORE More
Events Planned for Alumni Taking Virginia or Maryland Bar Exams
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will hold a lunch for alumni taking the Virginia Bar Exam, July 30 at the Roanoke Civic Center Coliseum. A reception will also be held for alumni following the Maryland Bar Exam, July 31 at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Baltimore. MORE More
Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the U.S.
On Friday, a certificate ceremony was held for participants of the Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the U.S., held at AUWCL with The Justice Studies Center of the Americas and Diego Portales University. The ceremony was attended by participants, faculty, and distinguished guests, including Ambassador Walter Alban (Permanent Rep. of Peru to the OAS), Judge Peter Messitte, Breno de Souza Brasil Dias da Costa (Interim Rep. of Brazil to the OAS), and AU Vice President Mary Kennard. The program welcomes practitioners from Latin America for an overview of reforms in Latin America's judicial systems and aspects of the U.S. judicial system. MORE More
Alumna Appointed White House Public Engagement Advisor
Alumna Claudia Gordon '00 has been chosen as the associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, serving as a liaison between the Obama administration and the disability community. Gordon comes to the White House from the U.S. Department of Labor. MORE More
Dean Grossman to Give Remarks on Anniversary of AMIA Attack
Dean Claudio Grossman is the featured speaker for "Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied," an event addressing the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building 19 years ago. The event, held in Miami on July 18, is hosted by the AJC Latino and Latin American Institute and the Skylake Synagogue. Grossman served as the observer of the AMIA trial for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
AUWCL Welcomes Latin American Attorneys for Human Rights Training
On Wednesday, Dean Claudio Grossman will host 30 Latin American attorneys for a Human Rights Training organized by the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, AUWCL, The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and the Inter American Institute of Human Rights. All participants are government officials ranging from government ministries to public defenders.
AUWCL Launches New Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute
The law school announces the launch of The Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute, to improve the education of future criminal lawyers while working to change the justice system through law reform. MORE More
Alumni Launch Seattle Chapter
Dean Billie Jo Kaufman and Seattle Alumni Chapter Leader Shaina Johnson '10 hosted an alumni and friends reception on July 15 at Ruth's Chris Steak House in downtown Seattle. More than 30 area alumni gathered to network and launch the new chapter.
Litigation Skills Summer Institute Held July 13-28
This intensive two-week course trains both practitioners and qualified law students interested in mastering litigation skills. With a focus on pre-trial and trial skills, participants receive in-depth training to sharpen their courtroom skills. MORE
Alumni to Launch Seattle Chapter at July 15 Reception
Dean Billie Jo Kaufman and Seattle Alumni Chapter Leader Shaina Johnson '10 will host an alumni and friends reception on July 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steak House in downtown Seattle. More than 30 area alumni will gather to network and launch the new chapter. MORE More
Adjunct Professor Appointed Chief Judge of Maryland Court of Appeals
Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, adjunt professor, has been selected by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to serve as the chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Barbera, who teaches criminal procedure at AUWCL, is the first woman to serve as chief judge. MORE More
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
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.