News & Announcements - August 2017

  • A Message from Dean Camille A. Nelson, Orientation 2017

    On August 16 and 17, Dean Camille A. Nelson welcomed AUWCL's impressive incoming class on behalf of the law school and American University. In speaking to the new students, she also took the opportunity to address, and condemn, the violent events in Charlottesville. Please read an excerpt from her speech here. More


  • AUWCL Kicks Off Orientation Week with Alumni Panel, Capitol Tour

    As part of Orientation Week, the Program on Law and Government and the WCL Chapters of the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the National Lawyers Guild organized a panel presentation for incoming 1Ls featuring alumni currently working in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Lauren Dudley '12 (Law & Government LL.M. '13), Amy Jones '03, and Tim Daniels '13 presented to the incoming class. More


  • Law School Holds Annual In My Back Yard Day of Public Service

    Every year before classes begin, our students, faculty, and staff get together to participate in the In My Back Yard (IMBY) Day of Public Service. The event celebrates AUWCL's longstanding commitment to public service and provides incoming students with an opportunity to meet new classmates and give back to the D.C. community. The event takes place Tuesday, Aug. 15, and features more than 200 volunteers that will help out at a number of city organizations and non-profit groups. More


  • Professor Padideh Ala'i Appointed to Faculty Director of the International Legal Studies Program

    AUWCL Dean Camille A. Nelson has appointed Professor Padideh Ala'i as faculty director of the International Legal Studies Program beginning Aug. 1. In this capacity, Ala'i will promote, represent, and coordinate the law school's renowned international programs, including the International Legal Studies Program which has nearly 4,000 LL.M. alumni around the world. Ala'i is a professor of law who specializes in the areas of international economic law, law of the World Trade Organization, and comparative law. More


  • AUWCL Associate Dean for Library & Information Resources Billie Jo Kaufman to Assume SEALS Presidency at 2017 Annual Meeting

    The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) 2017 Annual Meeting will take place July 31 - August 6. AUWCL Associate Dean for Library & Information Resources Billie Jo Kaufman will assume this year's SEALS Presidency. The meeting offers legal educators panels and discussion groups that focus on pedogogy; thus offering law professors an opportunity to enhance their classroom teaching. AUWCL faculty and administrators serving as presenters and/or officers at this year's meeting include: Llezlie Green Coleman, Jennifer Daskal, Billie Jo Kaufman, Jonathan Grossberg, Claire Prono, Cathy Schenker, Anita Sinha, Richard Ugelow, and Anthony Varona.

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  • AUWCL Launches New Health Law and Policy Program

    American University Washington College of Law has launched a new Health Law and Policy Program led by Professor Lindsay F. Wiley and Senior Fellow of Health Law and Policy Asha Scielzo. The Program will bring the practice of health law directly into the classroom, ensuring that JD, LL.M., and SJD students graduate practice-ready and connected to opportunities in the field. More


  • Policing the Black Man, Edited by Professor Angela J. Davis, Addresses the Criminal Justice System's Adverse Impact on African American Boys & Men

    Professor Angela J. Davis' new book Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, released Tuesday, July 11, by Pantheon Books, is already garnering a variety of positive reviews and recommendations. The collection of essays explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing. More


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