News & Announcements - December 2013

  • Law School Offices Closed for Winter Break

    American University Washington College of Law will be closed during winter break, Dec. 24 - Jan. 1. Dean Claudio Grossman and the administration of AUWCL wish our community Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year.

  • Founders' Celebration 2014 Kicks Off Jan. 13

    The 2014 Founders' Celebration will kick off Jan. 13. The annual celebration features events, seminars, panel discussions, expert forums, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs covering diverse topics such as government transparency, family law, IP and federal policy, mass incarceration, and more. The newly launched Founders 2014 App, will serve as a mobile guide to this year's Celebration. MORE More

  • AUWCL to Offer New Semester-Long Legal Spanish Program

    This spring, AUWCL will offer a new, semester-long Legal Spanish Program for lawyers who speak Spanish and seek to improve their knowledge and use of complex legal terms in their client interactions and legal work. The course, to be held Wednesday evenings from Jan. 22 to April 16 introduces participants to legal concepts and provides practical communication skills in Spanish. MORE More

  • VIDEO: Holiday Greetings from AUWCL

    Happy Holidays from American University Washington College of Law! Students, faculty, and staff share what they wish for this holiday season and throughout the new year in this VIDEO.


  • Presentation at AUWCL Featured by EU Delegation to the U.S.

    In November, the law school welcomed His Excellency João Vale de Almeida, ambassador of the European Union to the U.S., for a presentation on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The Ambassador's remarks at AUWCL are now featured on the EU Delegation's website. Watch the video. More

  • Partnership Encourages Graduates to Become Public Defenders

    Gideon's Promise—an Atlanta-based non-profit that trains and advocates for public defenders throughout the South—has launched its Law School Partnership Project (LSPP). Through the partnership, AUWCL, as well as the law schools at UCLA and NYU, will offer a fellowship to a recent graduate to work in a Southern public defender office for up to a year. The office, in turn, will commit to hiring the graduate for a permanent position. MORE More

  • American University Washington College of Law Closed Tuesday Due to Weather

    American University Washington College of Law is closed today, Tuesday, December 10 due to weather.  All Tuesday exams will be given on Thursday, December 12, at the hour originally scheduled.  Any documented exam conflict situations arising will be handled through the exam deferral process.  Pence Law Library is open to students with AU ID cards, and shuttle service will operate on a reduced schedule. More

  • Report Examines Regulation 55 and the Rights of the Accused

    The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) has launched a new report on the International Criminal Court (ICC), Regulation 55 and the Rights of the Accused at the International Criminal Court. This report is part of the WCRO's ICC Legal Analysis and Education Project. MORE More

  • SJD Roundtable Welcomes More Than 30 Participants

    The Third Annual Mid-Atlantic SJD Roundtable was held at the law school on Dec. 6. The event provided more than 30 current SJD candidates from six law schools with the opportunity to informally present excerpts from their works-in-progress with their colleagues from the Mid-Atlantic region. MORE More

  • American University Washington College of Law Delayed Opening

    American University Washington College of Law will open on a two-hour delay at 11am on Monday, December 9 due to weather.  Pence Law Library is open to students with AU ID cards. More

  • Dean Grossman Presents at the Organization of American States

    Dean Claudio Grossman will be a featured presenter at the OAS Policy Roundtable "Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Americas," on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. Speakers include Emilio Álvarez Icaza, executive secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and José Miguel Insulza, secretary general, Organization of American States.

  • LL.M. Program Offers Specialization in Disability Rights

    The LL.M. in Law and Government is pleased to announce a new specialization in Disability Rights. The specialization combines coursework in health law, employment law, civil rights, and focuses on policy or regulatory and administrative processes. This specialization is one of the many opportunities at the law school to focus on disability rights. MORE More

  • AUWCL Celebrates December Graduates

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and Dean Claudio Grossman recently hosted December graduates for a celebration in the law school's student lounges. More than 250 alumni also gathered for a sold out Holiday Party at the Hamilton "Live." MORE


  • Lunch to Celebrate Alumni Admitted to Virginia Bar

    The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will host a lunch prior to the Virginia State Bar Admissions Ceremony for alumni being sworn in on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The pre-ceremony celebration will be held from noon - 2:00 p.m. at the Richmond Convention Center. For more information, email

  • AUWCL Welcomes Brazilian Judges, Prosecutors, and Lawyers for Seminar

    The law school's Brazil - U.S. Legal and Judicial Studies Program, in conjunction with the International Judicial Academy and the Jornal da Justiça, is hosting 30 Brazilian judges and prosecutors this week for the "First Forum on Comparative Social Security Laws." Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki and Superior Tribunal of Justice Ministers Ricardo Villas Bôas Cueva and Paulo Sanseverino are among the distinguished lecturers. MORE More

  • Center to Launch Shadow Report, "Montreux Five Years On"

    The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will convene academics, activists, and experts in the private military and security industry on Dec. 3 at the law school to share the findings of their report, Montreux Five Years On. The report assesses a number of participating States' efforts to meet their commitments under the Montreux Document. MORE More

  • Tenley 2015 News Page

    For the latest on the Tenley Campus, including construction updates and milestones, visit the Tenley 2015 News Page. More

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