American University Washington College of Law’s Founders’ Celebration 2013 Kicks off Jan. 16

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


WASHINGTON, D.C., January 7, 2013 - 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 2013 season on Jan. 16.

Founders’ Celebration 2013 will feature events, seminars, panel discussions, and experts covering a wide range of topics including government transparency, juvenile justice, immigration reform, copyright and trademark, issues in the law of armed conflict, working in the legal profession, and more.


The 2012 celebration welcomed more than 768 distinguished speakers to the law school, with nearly 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.

Many Founders’ Celebration events also offer Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for legal professionals.

The 2013 series of programs will offer CLE accreditation in the following topic areas:

  • Business Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diversity
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Law and Government
  • Public Interest
  • 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.

Media inquiries for Founders’ Celebration events should be directed to Megan Smith, 202-274-4276.


About American University Washington College of Law

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