News & Announcements - June 2014

  • Professors Analyze U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

    As the U.S. Supreme Court term draws to a close, American University Washington College of Law faculty have discussed many of the high-profile decisions with local and national media. Read, view, and listen to their analysis. More

  • Unique Online Certificate Program Offered This Fall

    This fall, AUWCL will offer new graduates and mid-career professionals a unique opportunity to pursue an Online Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration. An extension of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration at AUWCL, this program is designed to prepare participants with the foundational knowledge and skills to succeed in the complex and ever-changing field of international arbitration.  MORE More

  • Dean Grossman Hosts Alumni in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    On June 22, Dean Claudio Grossman hosted an alumni dinner in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The group discussed externship opportunities for AUWCL students, the law school's exciting international programs, and the campaign for the new Tenley Campus. MORE More

  • Alumna Named ASIL Helton Fellowship Winner

    The law school congratulates Mina Trudeau '12, who has been selected as part of the tenth annual class of Helton Fellowship winners by the American Society of International Law. The Fellowship Program honors students and young professionals with micro-grants to pursue research in international law. Read about Trudeau's research. More

  • Coverage of Washington NFL Team's Trademark Cancellation Highlights Work of IP Clinic, Faculty

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the federal registration of the Washington NFL team's name and related trademarks. Learn how the law school's Intellectual Property Clinic students and faculty have been involved in this national conversation, and check out media appearances and analysis by Professors Christine Haight Farley and Victoria Phillips. MORE More

  • Former Assistant Attorney General To Discuss Fight Against Corruption

    Join the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program on June 18 for a luncheon presentation by former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, "On the Front Lines in the Fight Against Corruption." The Program will be held at 11:45 in the 6th Floor Student Lounges. REGISTER More

  • Dean Grossman to Host Alumni Dinners in Brazil

    This month Dean Claudio Grossman will host two alumni dinners in Brazil - one on June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Jockey Club in Rio de Janeiro and another on June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Figueria Rubaiyat in São Paulo. AUWCL alumni who might be in Brazil on those dates are invited to join us.

  • AUWCL Welcomes Summer Program Participants

    Each summer, students and practitioners gather from around the globe to experience intensive training at AUWCL. The law school's specialized law programs run May through July. The topics are cutting-edge, including world-renowned programs in Health Law and Policy, Law and Government, and Anti-Corruption Law. MORE More

  • Teach-In on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

    The Project on Addressing Prison Rape will host a teach-in on June 23 on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The day-long event at AUWCL will commemorate the release of the Report and Draft National PREA Standards by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. MORE

  • Center Advocates for Former Fellow Charged with Criticizing Swaziland Judiciary

    Thulani Maseko, a human rights advocate who came to AUWCL for the Humphrey Fellowship Program in 2011, is currently on trial for criminal contempt of court in Swaziland for writing and publishing articles criticizing the judiciary. The AUWCL Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has worked intensively to support Thulani and his co-defendent Bheki Makhubu and to raise awareness about his case, which has clear implications for freedom of expression and the right to a fair and impartial trial. MORE


  • Alumni Chosen as Fulbright Scholars

    The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually, allowing students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to study, teach, and conduct research at institutions worldwide. This year, recent graduate Matthew Smith '14 and alumna Mina Trudeau '12 were chosen as scholars. MORE More

  • Academy on Human Rights Plans Summer Program, Celebrates 15 Years

    The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will again host the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from May 27 - June 13, offering 19 courses taught by more than 40 world-renowned scholars and practitioners. The Academy is also celebrating its 15th anniversary. MORE More

  • Women and Politics in the Americas, June 9

    Join elected officials from the Argentina and U.S. for a conversation about the advances made and challenges faced by women seeking and holding political office in the Americas. Panelists include Argentinian Congresswomen Mara Brower, Gladys Gonzales, and Virginia Linares, and Member of the Buenos Aires House of Representatives Maria Rosa Muinos. MORE

  • Professor Raskin Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

    Professor Jamin Raskin testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second panel of a hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People". Read the transcript of Professor Raskin's testimony.


  • Dean Grossman Visits Akin Gump

    As part of AUWCL's Dean's Firm Visit Program, Dean Claudio Grossman visited Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, D.C., June 2. The firm employs more than 20 AUWCL graduates with 15 of them meeting with Dean Grossman and other representatives from the law school for breakfast. The event was hosted by John Jacob '93, a partner with the firm. MORE


  • Visit AUWCL This Summer

    Visit AUWCL this summer! Beginning June 2, the Office of Admissions welcomes prospective students, applicants, and incoming students to campus for tours and Q&A sessions. View the Summer Schedule or RSVP. More

  • Professor Jenny Roberts Serves as Reporter for NACDL Task Force

    Professor Jenny Roberts served as the Reporter for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Task Force on the Restoration of Rights and Status after Conviction, which just released a major new report -- Collateral Damage: America's Failure to Forgive or Forget in the War on Crime - A Roadmap to Restore Rights and Status After Arrest or Conviction. The Task Force spent more than three years studying relief mechanisms that are or should be available to the more than 65 million individuals in the U.S. with a criminal record. Kathryn Wilson '14 and Ashley Ahlholm '14 contributed many hours of research assistance to the report. Read the  report. More

  • Students and Alumni Named Presidential Management Fellows Finalists

    The law school congratulates our 14 students and recent graduates who have been named 2014 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) finalists, making AUWCL the law school with the highest number of 2014 finalists. The Program is the federal government's premier leadership training fellowship. MORE More

  • Alumnus Gives Back to Support Students in their Career Goals

    Alumnus Millard Bennett '77 was "reintroduced" to the law school when his son attended. Through his involvement in the Myers Society and Dean's Advisory Council, Bennett has organized many networking-related events from GANE sessions to "speed networking" to support AUWCL students with their career goals. MORE More

  • Human Rights Month Events

    Join the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for Human Rights Month, an annual event featuring conferences, workshops, a film festival, and a discussion of recent publications in the human rights sector. Through Human Rights Month, the Academy provides a forum for the education and discussion of human rights theory. View the schedule.

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