News & Announcements - February 2014

  • Students Advance in Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

    Three AUWCL students participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition held at Pace Law School in New York. The team of Susan Johnson '14, Mitchell Lowenthal '15, and Rose Monahan '15 advanced to the quarterfinals and won "Best Brief - Respondent." The team was coached by Professor Amanda Leiter. MORE More

  • Apply to the Fall UN CAT Project Through March 3

    Rising 2Ls and 3Ls at AUWCL can now submit applications for the one-of-a-kind United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) Project for Fall 2014 through Monday, March 3. The countries currently scheduled to appear before the Committee this November are: Australia, Burundi, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, the U.S., and Venezuela. Learn MORE about this unique Project. More

  • Capitol City Challenge Welcomes 20 Teams from Across the Country

    The Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program and the Mock Trial Honor Society are hosting the Sixth Annual Capitol City Challenge at the law school Feb. 27-March 2. Teams from 20 law schools will participate in the competition, and more than 120 state and federal judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and private practice attorneys will serve as competition evaluators. MORE More

  • Dean Grossman Invited to Give Keynote Address

    Dean Claudio Grossman will give a keynote address at the inaugural conference on "Imagining Social Equity" this week at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne in Australia. His address on Feb. 28 will cover "The contributions by the United Nations human rights treaty bodies in imagining and achieving social equity." He was also invited to give a lecture at University of Melbourne's law school on Feb. 27 on the work of the UN Committee Against Torture, which he chairs. During his trip Grossman will promote AUWCL's unique International J.D. Dual Degree Program in Australia, and meet with key alumni and employers about job and externship placements for AUWCL students and graduates.

  • Clinic Client to Share his Story at Congressional Briefing

    On Thursday, a client of the law school's Immigrant Justice Clinic will provide testimony at a Congressional briefing on U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's proposed legislation concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) holding facilities.


  • Work of IP Clinic Students Cited by The Washington Post

    The work of four Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic students Natasha Dhillon, Justin Hemmings, Maggie Scales, and William Stanley was cited in a Washington Post column on polling data and the Washington professional football team's name. Read the students' work. More

  • Named Scholarships and Awards Dinner, Feb. 18

    The 2013-14 Named Scholarships and Awards Dinner will be held Tuesday evening at AUWCL. More than 190 students, alumni, families, faculty, and staff will celebrate the scholarships and awards so generously supported by our donors. Dean Claudio Grossman will present 106 students with certificates to commemorate their awards.

  • AUWCL Announces Program on International ICT Policy and Regulation

    The law school is pleased to announce a new program on International ICT (Information Communications Technology) Policy and ICT Regulation, made possible through a partnership with the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO). MORE More

  • Rescheduled: 17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference

    The 17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference has been rescheduled for April 15. This year's conference will focus on the impact of immigration reform on access to justice. MORE More

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

    American University is closed Friday, February 14, due to inclement weather.  Pence Law Library remains open unstaffed to students with their AU ID cards.

  • Attend the LL.M. Open House, Feb. 19

    Join the law school's three LL.M. Programs in International Legal Studies, Law and Government, or Advocacy for an open house, Feb. 19 at the law school. Attendees can speak one-on-one with faculty, alumni, and current students from the LL.M. Programs, as well as with program directors and admissions staff. RSVP More

  • Program to Welcome Speaker from International Labour Organization

    On Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy and LL.M. Board will welcome Kari Tapiola, special advisor to the director general of the International Labour Organization (ILO), for a presentation on the ILO and the promotion and protection of human rights. MORE

  • Panel on UN CAT Project to Offer Info for Students

    There will be a panel and information session Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in room 603 offering details on the United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) Project, a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity for selected upper-level JD students. The panel includes UN CAT Chair, Dean Claudio Grossman, Project Coordinator Jennifer de Laurentiis, and Professors Janie Chuang and Fernanda Nicola. Last year's group of participating students will also be available to answer questions. MORE More

  • War Crimes Research Office Launches New Report

    The War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) at AUWCL has launched a new report on the International Criminal Court (ICC), Obtaining Victim Status for Purposes of Participating in Proceedings at the International Criminal Court. MORE More

  • Chicago Alumni Receptions Held Feb. 6 and March 4

    Dean David Jaffe and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations will host Chicago-area alumni for a reception at the Sweetwater Grill on Feb. 6. The next Chicago reception is scheduled for March 4 at The Palm Restaurant. RSVP to

  • Students and Alumni to Discuss Careers in International Organizations

    On Tuesday evening, Dean Claudio Grossman will host a dinner at the law school for more than 150 students, alumni, and faculty who share a commitment to shaping global governance. The featured speaker will be Enzo de Laurentiis, LL.M. 1991, regional procurement manager, East Asia and the Pacific Region, The World Bank.

  • Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series Features Professor Michael Tigar

    Monday at noon, the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series will welcome Michael Tigar, professor emeritus, for a presentation on the educational and career challenges that face the current generation of law students and teachers. MORE More

  • Employers to Visit Campus for 2014 Externship Fair

    The 2014 Externship Fair will be held this evening at AUWCL, welcoming more than 150 externship employers from non-profit organizations, government agencies, courts, and law firms engaged in pro bono work to meet with AUWCL students for information-gathering, networking, and informal interviewing. MORE More

  • Training on State Courts and the Protection of Women and Children

    On Friday, the law school's National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project will welcome judges, court staff, attorneys, and law students for a training on "State Courts and the Protection of Immigrant Crime Victims and Children." Topics include protecting immigrants from deportation, as well as work authorization for immigrant victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes. MORE More

  • Meeting of UN Human Rights Treaty Body Chairs, Jan. 31 - Feb.1

    AUWCL, the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and the International Bar Association (IBA) will host the chairs of the ten UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and representatives of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for special consultations on the ongoing treaty body strengthening process. These private consultations will be held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the law school, with an invitation-only reception Jan. 31 at ASIL's Tiller House. MORE More

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