News & Announcements - April 2014

  • Alumni to Attend Broadway Show Produced by Larry Kaye '91

    This evening, alumni will attend the new Broadway show "Velocity of Autumn," produced by Larry Kaye '91. Following the show, Kaye will hold a Q&A with AUWCL attendees. Email for more information.

  • Online Lawyer Re-entry Program Begins June 2

    AUWCL's unique Online Lawyer Re-entry Program − one of only two law school-based programs in the country − provides participants with the guidance, support, and connection they need to reinvent their careers. MORE More

  • Alumni Reception in Chicago, April 29

    AALS mid-year clinic conference attendees and local alumni will gather for a reception in Chicago on Tuesday evening at Sopraffina. For more information or to attend, email

  • New ICT Program Holds Advisory Board Meeting, Launch Dinner

    A launch dinner was held Wednesday for the new Program on Information Communication Policy (ICT) and Regulation, made possible through a partnership with the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO). The advisory board, comprised of experts in the field of telecommunications and information communications technology, also convened for the first time at AUWCL. MORE

  • Professor Receives 2014 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

    Professor Susan D. Carle was presented with the 2014 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for her book Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915 (Oxford University Press). MORE More

  • 15th Annual Peter M. Cicchino Awards Dinner

    Thursday evening, the law school will hold the 15th Annual Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner, held to honor former law professor Peter M. Cicchino. Kevin Ryan, president and CEO of Covenant House, will give the keynote address. Students will also be recognized for their public interest accomplishments. MORE More

  • Judy A. Smith '86 to Give 2014 Commencement Address

    Judy A. Smith '86, the founder and president of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm, will give the commencement address on Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. in Bender Arena. Smith is also the co-executive producer of ABC's "Scandal." MORE More

  • Students Prepare Tax Returns for Low-Income Taxpayers

    Nearly 50 AUWCL student volunteers prepared tax returns for low-income taxpayers in the D.C.-area this spring through a pro bono project spearheaded by the Janet R. Spragens Tax Clinic, in conjunction with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. MORE More

  • IHL Student Writing Competition Winner Announced

    On Thursday, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and ASIL's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict announced the winner of the Fourth Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition at the 108th ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  MORE More

  • 17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference, April 15

    AUWCL is proud to host the 17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference, bringing together top experts and institutions to discuss the "The Impact of Immigration Reform on Access to Justice." Felicia Escobar, senior policy director for immigration at the White House Domestic Policy Council, will deliver keynote remarks. MORE More

  • Admitted Students and Local Alumni Gather for Reception

    Admitted students and D.C.-area alumni will join the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Office of Admissions for a reception Thursday evening. The event will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Crystal City, VA. For information, contact

  • AUWCL and ASIL Present Annual Grotius Lecture

    On April 9, AUWCL and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) will present the 16th Annual Grotius Lecture to open the 108th ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. This year's distinguished lecturer is NYU Law Professor Radhika Coomaraswamy, former UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict and Violence Against Women. MORE

  • Alumni and Admitted Students Gather in Boston, Denver

    Alumni and admitted students will gather for receptions this weekend in Boston at Cafe Fleuri and in Denver at the Denver Chop House. The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will also host 15 alumna for a Women's Tea in Washington, D.C. For more information, email

  • Igniting Law Teaching Conference, April 4

    On Friday, more than 40 law professors from around the country will be at AUWCL to talk about their innovations in law teaching. Talks will be styled as TEDx Talks, with each speaker on stage alone, presenting on an aspect of law school pedagogy. MORE or  VIEW THE WEBCAST More

  • 21st Annual Equal Justice Foundation Charity Auction

    The 21st Annual Equal Justice Foundation Charity Auction will be held this evening beginning at 4 p.m. to support students with unpaid summer positions with public interest organizations in the U.S. and abroad. An alumni reception will also be held in honor of Barbara Futter '89, and is scheduled from 6:30 - 9 p.m. in room 600. MORE More

  • D.C. Court of Appeals to Hear Oral Arguments at AUWCL

    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments for three cases at AUWCL on Wednesday. The three cases to be argued before the court are: Tyrone Bryant v. District of Columbia, et al., Valery Charles v. D.C. Dep't of Employment Svcs., and Donzell Baylor v. United States. MORE

  • Mock Trial Honor Society Fields Teams for 14 Competitions

    The Mock Trial Honor Society at American University Washington College of Law fielded teams for 14 trial competitions for 2013-14. Read some of the highlights from the competitions here. More

  • Students Learn about Tribal Law on Trip to Navajo Nation

    One of the largest groups of AUWCL students to date volunteered on the Navajo Nation Reservation over spring break, providing pro bono work while learning about the tribal law. Students received substantive legal experience while learning the heritage and fundamental law of the Navajo Nation. MORE More

  • Private and Public Sector Employers on Campus for "WCL Connections"

    More than 90 first and second year students will have the opportunity to network with attorneys and recruiting representatives from 17 private and public sector employers at this evening's "WCL Connections" reception, presented by the Office of Career and Professional Development and Dean Claudio Grossman. MORE More

  • Student Leaders Organized Day of Service

    Ninety students, alumni, and faculty participated in a Spring Day of Service on Saturday organized by student leaders. Volunteers worked with local organizations including D.C. Books for Prisoners, Take Back Your Home, DC SAFE, Central American Resource Center, Age in Place, Arlington Food Assistance Center, Bread for the City, and Fishes and Loaves.

  • Memorial Service for Professor Andrew Taslitz, March 31

    American University Washington College of Law will hold a memorial service for our esteemed colleague, Professor Andrew Taslitz, March 31 from 4-6 p.m. in room 603.  MORE More

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