American University Washington College of Law’s Founders’ Celebration 2014 Kicks off Jan. 13

Series of Programs—Including CLE Opportunities—Cover Diverse Range of Cutting-Edge Topics



  Download the WCL Founders 2014 App on your Apple or Android device

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2014 - The Founders’ Celebration, a series of events covering diverse topics to honor the vision and principles of American University Washington College of Law’s founding mothers, kicks off its 2014 season on Jan. 13.

Founders’ Celebration 2014 will feature events, seminars, panel discussions, and experts covering a wide range of topics including corporate counterterrorism, animal law, unaccompanied children migrants, religion and reproductive rights, issues in the law of labor and employment, transforming society with law and advocacy, and more. View the complete list of 2014 Founders' Celebration Events.

A newly launched WCL Founders 2014 App (for Apple or Android device) will serve as a mobile guide to the 2014 Founders' Celebration. Download the app for the latest information on events and speakers, and to stay connected with the American University Washington College of Law community. Additionally, check out photos, videos, and news from the Celebration on Facebook and Tumblr.

Many Founders’ Celebration events also offer Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for legal professionals. The 2014 series of programs will offer CLE accreditation in the following topic areas:

  • Animal Law
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diversity
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Law and Government
  • Public Interest
  • Sports Law
  • Student Focused Events






Select CLE Programs will also be available via live and on-demand online webcasts through West LegalEdCenter. Browse all online CLE opportunities and subscribe.

The 2013 celebration welcomed more than 1,127 distinguished speakers to the law school, with over 900 organizations represented, including governmental departments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, U.S. and foreign law schools, law firms, and embassies. Many Founders’ Celebration events are co-sponsored by distinguished organizations such as The Hispanic National Bar Association, World Organisation Against Torture, and BakerHostetler, among others.

Media inquiries for Founders’ Celebration events should be directed to Megan Smith, assistant director of public relations, 202-274-4276 or


In 1896, American University Washington College of Law became the first law school in the country founded by women. More than 100 years since its founding, this law school community is grounded in the values of equality, diversity, and intellectual rigor. The law school's nationally and internationally recognized programs (in clinical legal education, trial advocacy, international law, and intellectual property to name a few) and dedicated faculty provide its 1700 JD, LL.M., and SJD students with the critical skills and values to have an immediate impact as students and as graduates, in Washington, DC and around the world. For more information, visit