News & Announcements - June 2017

  • AUWCL Student Honored by American Bankruptcy Institute

    Third-year student Bradley Jensen received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for his outstanding performance in Professor Walter Effross' Corporate Bankruptcy Course this spring. Professor Effross and Dean Camille Nelson presented him with the award. More


  • Two AUWCL Students Chosen for ACC's 2017 Corporate Scholars Program

    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for the National Capital Region has named two AUWCL students to its Corporate Scholars Class of 2017. Michelle Emokpae and Joshua Morris were among the 12 area law students chosen as scholars this year. As part of the program, the Corporate Scholars receive summer internships in the legal departments of prestigious local companies and organizations that are members of the ACC. More


  • PIJIP Awarded Google Grant to Research Copyright Balance Requirements in International Trade Law

    The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at AUWCL has been approved to receive a generous gift from Google, Inc. The grant will support the work of PIJIP to undertake research and dissemination activities on the promotion of copyright balance in international trade agreements, including particularly in relation to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. More


  • Office of Development & Alumni Relations to Host San Francisco Alumni Event

    The Office of Development & Alumni Relations will host a professional networking event for alumni and students in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 21. RSVP Today. More


  • Professor Lindsay Wiley Elected President of American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics

    American University Washington College of Law congratulates Professor Lindsay Wiley on her election as the next president of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (ASLME).  On June 7, at the annual Health Law Professors' Conference, Wiley, who is director of AUWCL's Health Law and Policy Program, was nominated and elected as President by the ASLME Board of Directors. Her term will begin in October 2017. More


  • Four Alumni Named National LGBT Bar Association's "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40"

    Congratulations to the National LGBT Bar Association's "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40," including four AUWCL alumni: Sally Abrahamson '09, Samuel Pearson-Moore '11, Elliot Kennedy '12, and Krisztina Szabo LL.M. '14. More


  • Washington College of Law Hosts AALS Mid-Year Meeting

    American University Washington College of Law is pleased to welcome the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for their Mid-Year Meeting of the Criminal Justice Section. Featured speakers include Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben. Participants have the opportunity to attend panels and works-in-progress sessions on various criminal justice topics as well as author meet and greets. Several AUWCL professors, including Jenny Roberts, Jen Daskal, Sunita Patel, and Angela Davis participated in the planning and panel discussions.

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  • Alumna Named Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

    American University Washington College of Law and Dean Camille A. Nelson congratulate Daniele Schiffman '08, a senior litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on her recognition as the Lauren N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. Schiffman will receive the award at the June 14th D.C. Bar Celebration of Leadership.

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  • Office of Development & Alumni Relations Hosts Summer Alumni Events

    The Office of Development & Alumni Relations will host professional networking events for alumni and students at multiple locations throughout June, including New York, D.C., and San Francisco. RSVP Today.

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  • Three Washington College of Law Alumni Selected as Equal Justice Works Fellows

    American University Washington College of Law congratulates the 25th class of Equal Justice Works Fellows, including three alumni from the Washington College of Law. Ann Garcia '17, Whitney Washington '17, and Nicholas Steiner '15 will join 74 other recent law school graduates who will spend the next two years working to provide legal services to low-income and underserved populations.  More


  • Student Receives Latham and Watkins Diversity Scholarship

    Latham & Watkins recently announced the expanision of its 2L Diversity Scholars Program and recipients of its 2017 scholarships, including AUWCL's Lucas Novaes '18 as one of 17 recipients. Novaes is currently a summer associate in the law firm's D.C. office. More


  • Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Hosts Human Rights Month

    Throughout June, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will host Human Rights Month. The annual event features conferences, workshops, a film festival, and a discussion of recent publications in the human rights sector. Participants will have the opportunity to share first-hand experiences with fellow practitioners and scholars. More


  • Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Hosts Judges for Summer Program

    The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is currently hosting six judges from around the world as part of its Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Lectures will be taught by human rights experts, including Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President and Judge, International Criminal Court; Luis Lopez Guerra, Judge, European Court of Human Rights; Eduardo Ferrer MacGregor Poisot, Judge, Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Fausto Pocar, Judge, International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen, Judge, Constitutional Court of Andorra; and Antônio Cançado Trindade, Judge, International Court of Justice. For a full list of summer faculty, click here. More


  • May 2017 Newsletter Available

    The May edition of AUWCL's Newsletter is now available. This issue features our May graduates and 2017 Commencement speaker Bryan Stevenson, the Academy's Human Rights Month, student and faculty honors, upcoming events, and more. More


  • Specialized Summer Law Programs Host Opening Luncheon

    Join Professors Sean Flynn and Horacio Grigera on Friday, June 2 from 12:30 - 1:30pm in the Capital Hall Atrium to welcome participants of the law school's specialized summer law programs, including Intellectual Property, International Commercial Arbitration, and the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy. Throughout the summer, the law school will host ten specialized law programs ranging from human rights and anti-corruption law to environmental and health law. Through each program, participants learn from experts in the field and network with peers and policymakers.

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  • Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Delivers Commencement Address to Washington College of Law Class of 2017

    On Sunday, May 21, 2017, American University Washington College of Law welcomed Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, as its 2017 Commencement speaker. Stevenson addressed a packed crowd at Bender Arena gathered to celebrate the Spring 2017 class, which included 346 students graduating with a Juris Doctor (JD), 47 with a Master of Laws (LL.M.), and 2 with a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). More


  • Professor Elliott Milstein Receives CLEA Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers

    The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) awarded Professor Elliott Milstein its 2017 CLEA Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers. Noted as one of the founders of modern clinical legal education, Professor Milstein advocated successfully for the development of live-client, in-house clinical education and shaped the institutional changes that gave this vision life. American University Washington College of Law congratulates Professor Milstein on his award and thanks him for his dedicated support of clinical legal education. More


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