News & Announcements - October 2013

  • Student Profile: Meet 1L Richard Moua

    Richard Moua served for five years as a paratrooper in the Army before joining the section two entering class at the law school. After fulfilling his dream of serving in the military, he felt law school was a natural segue. MORE More

  • Atlanta-Area Alumni Dinner, Oct. 30

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and Associate Dean David Jaffe '93 will host Atlanta-area alumni for dinner tonight at Ruth's Chris Steak House. MORE

  • Law School Hosts IX Symposium on International Trade

    AUWCL will host the IX Symposium on International Trade, Oct. 30, co-sponsored with ABCI Institute. High-level experts will discuss "Regional Trade Agreements and the Challenges Ahead for the WTO." The event is also presented with the support of the Embassy of Brazil, Washington International Trade Association, and the International Trade and Investment Law Society. WEBCAST

  • Dean's Diversity Council Hosts Annual Program and Dinner

    The Dean's Diversity Council (DDC) Annual Program and Dinner will be held Wednesday. The program will focus on value of membership in specialty bar organizations, featuring  a panel discussion, a bar organization fair, and dinner. The program provides AUWCL students with opportunities to network with council members and guests from various bar associations. MORE More

  • San Francisco Alumni Reception, Oct. 29

    San Francisco-area alumni will join Chapter Chairs Christine Lin and Fiona McKenna for a reception this evening at Americano Restaurant and Bar. This is the first San Francisco Alumni Chapter event.

  • Professor Testifies at House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    On Tuesday, Professor Stephen Vladeck will testify at a rare open hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on NSA surveillance and reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. MORE More

  • LIVE: Watch Tenley Campus Construction

    Stay up-to-date on the progress on our new home at the Tenley Campus and watch the construction via our live feed! MORE More

  • Online Certificate Program in International Commercial Arbitration

    AUWCL is pleased to announce the launch of its online certificate program, enabling learners around the world to enroll in online courses in the Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Arbitration. The program will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key topics in the fields of commercial arbitration and its relevance in business law. MORE More

  • Annual Embassy Reception Held This Evening

    This evening, Dean Claudio Grossman and the International Legal Studies Program will host the Annual Embassy Reception at AUWCL. The reception is an opportunity for ILSP LL.M. students to interact with ambassadors and staff from local embassies, ILSP alumni, local law firms, faculty, and staff.  MORE More

  • Center Concludes 14th Annual Human Rights Film Series

    The annual Human Rights Film Series (HRFS), hosted by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and AU's Center for Media and Social Impact, concludes on Oct. 24 with a screening of the documentary "The Act of Killing." The film explores the complex psychology of mass murderers who carried out massacres in Indonesia in the 1960s. MORE

  • Dean Grossman and Professor Mendez to Address UN General Assembly

    Dean Claudio Grossman, as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT), and Professor Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, will present to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. In addition, Grossman will participate in a panel on "Reviewing the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners." Mendez will moderate the panel. WATCH VIDEO.

  • Alumni Event to be Held in New York, Oct. 21

    Dean Claudio Grossman is hosting an alumni event Monday evening in New York City at Bice Ristorante. More than 120 alumni are expected to attend. For more information or to RSVP, email

  • Screening of Documentary "Gideon's Army," Oct. 17

    The Human Rights Film Series continues Oct. 17 with a screening of the documentary "Gideon's Army," which follows the stories of three young public defenders challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system to the breaking point. A discussion with the filmmaker and Professor Angela Davis will follow. MORE More

  • Luncheon to Recognize Work of Grant-Funded Projects

    On Thursday, AUWCL will hold a luncheon to recognize faculty and project staff who brought in $3.2 million in grant awards for the last fiscal year. They proposed and implemented projects that provided training,  technical assistance, research and analysis, and advocacy in areas from public interest intellectual property to immigrant victims' rights. Eighty-two law students were hired to assist with the projects. MORE More

  • Faculty to Lead "Practice Groups" for Current Students

    The AUWCL faculty have organized into 11 "practice groups" to offer current students practice-specific advice and counseling on resumes, interviewing, relationship-building and professional networking, and academic and career planning. Students should sign up for one or more practice groups by Oct. 21. MORE More

  • Dean's Advisory Council Meeting Held Tonight

    The fall Dean's Advisory Council meeting will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in room 600.  The Dean's Advisory Council consists of leaders within many constituencies of AUWCL,  including areas of the law, academia, business, and the community. Prior to the meeting, councilmembers will join 2Ls and 3Ls for a speed networking event and reception hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Office of Career and Professional Development. MORE More

  • Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute Hosts Conference, Oct. 18-19

    Join the Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute for a conference on "Educating the Next Generation of Criminal Law Practitioners and Criminal Justice Reformers." The two-day event Oct. 18-19 includes a panel for students on gaining a position as a prosecutor or public defender, discussions of State v. Zimmerman and criminal justice reform under Obama, and an alumni reception. MORE More

  • Dean's Diversity Council Presents a 2013 Civil Rights Overview

    On Monday, the Dean's Diversity Council will present "A Civil Rights Overview: 2013," featuring remarks by AUWCL Professor Llezlie Green Coleman and AU SIS Professor Clarence Lusane. Professor Ezra Rosser will provide opening remarks. MORE More

  • Lawyer Re-Entry Program Begins Instructional Sessions

    The Lawyer Re-Entry Program begins instructional sessions Oct. 11, and will continue for the following two weekends through Oct. 26. The program for professionals looking to renew their legal careers combines instruction by law school faculty, interactive sessions, networking opportunities, and even one-on-one professional development coaching. MORE More

  • Student Profile: Meet 1L Kossi "Jeremie" Siwotso

    Kossi "Jeremie" Siwotso is from Togo, West Africa. He has lived in the U.S. since 2005, and earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Trinity University. He knew that he wanted to go to law school before he graduated because of his experiences in Togo working as a missionary and a minister. MORE More

  • Center Kicks Off 14th Annual Human Rights Film Series

    Each fall, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law partners with AU's Center for Media and Social Impact to host the annual Human Rights Film Series (HRFS).  This year's HRFS continues on Oct. 10 with a screening of the documentary "Valentine Road."  A discussion with the filmmaker and a representative from the Human Rights Campaign will follow. MORE

  • "Lowdown on the Shutdown" Lunch Discussion, Oct. 7

    Join Professors Jamin Raskin, Amanda Frost, Jeffrey Lubbers, Daniel Marcus, and William Yeomans to get the "Lowdown on the Shutdown." The brown bag lunch discussion will be held Monday at noon in room 524.

  • Lawyer Re-Entry Program Accepting Applications for Oct. Session

    The Lawyer Re-Entry Program is still accepting applicants for the Oct. 2013 session. This program is aimed at individuals looking to re-start, refocus, or re-tool their legal career after time away from the workplace. The program features: instruction by law school faculty and career development experts; one-on-one professional coaching; creation of an individual action plan for re-entry; and interactive and practical sessions. MORE More

  • Panel of Women to Speak about Experiences as Migrant Workers

    AUWCL's Immigrant Justice Clinic and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. will host a group of migrant women workers for a discussion about their experiences in the U.S. The panel discussion, held Oct. 7 at 9:00 a.m. in room 526, will cover areas of potential immigration reform, including worker protections and freedom from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence.

  • Center Kicks Off 14th Annual Human Rights Film Series

    Each fall, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law partners with AU's Center for Media and Social Impact to host the annual Human Rights Film Series (HRFS).  This year's HRFS kicks off Oct. 3 with a screening of the documentary Dirty Wars, investigating the hidden truth behind America's covert wars.  A discussion with AUWCL Professors Stephen Vladek and Jennifer Daskal will follow. MORE More

  • LL.M. in Law and Government to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

    The LL.M. in Law and Government will celebrate its 15th Anniversary at a reception, Friday Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at AUWCL. The Program will present a distinguished alumni award to Justice Allen H. Loughry II (LL.M. '99, S.J.D. '03), who was elected last year to a 12-year term on the West Virginia Supreme Court. MORE More

  • Annual Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term, Oct. 2

    Join SCOTUSblog's Tom Goldstein '95 and AUWCL Professors Amanda Frost, Stephen Vladeck, and William Yeomans for the "15th Annual Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term" event on Wednesday, Oct. 2. More Information or View the Webcast. More

  • Dean's Advisory Council to Welcome UN High Commissioner for Presentation

    The Dean's Advisory Council will welcome Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for a presentation at AUWCL on Oct. 1. The event will honor Dean Claudio Grossman for his role as chair of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies. Introductions will be given by Alumnus and Dean's Advisory Council Chair Kenneth Lore and Dean Grossman. MORE More

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