Recent Graduates Pursue Successful Careers in Area Firms, Non-Profits, Government, and Corporations


Graduates of American University Washington College of Law have pursued successful careers in government, national and international law firms, public and private corporations, and non-profit agencies. They have become elected officials, managing partners, general counsels, commission chairs, entrepreneurs, well-known litigators, leading educators, and more.

Click on the video to the left to hear from five recent AUWCL graduates working in areas from immigration to food and drug law. Hear their individual stories—and others—below.



Daniela Cornejo '12

Associate Attorney, Deutsch, Killea and Eapen

Daniela Cornejo ’12 has already seen the impact that her work as an immigration attorney has made in the lives of individuals, families, and the community. Her experience in AUWCL’s Immigrant Justice Clinic “changed her level of comfort and confidence” with immigration law.

Kate Kelly '12

Donald M. Wilson Fellow, RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights

Kate Kelly '12 transferred to AUWCL after recognizing the international experiences the law school could provide. Her work allows her to explore her interests in languages, cultures, and the world while utilizing her skills as an American attorney.

Noman Goheer '08

Associate Attorney, International Trade Group, Arent Fox

Noman Goheer ’08, a dual degree program (JD/MA) alum, was drawn to AUWCL's D.C.-location, substantial course offering, and reputation within international law. Gaining practical experience through internships prepared him for a career in international trade and his current role at Arent Fox.

Aaron Gleaton '12

Second Year Associate, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Through an internship, clerkship, and other experiences during law school, Aaron Gleaton '12 was prepared for the challenging work he does now as part of Finnegan's Bio/Pharmaceutical Group.

Amy Speros '11

Associate, Latham & Watkins

While at AUWCL, Amy Speros '11 was able to explore her interests in food and drug law. Today her work focuses on regulatory and transactional matters in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, dietary supplement, and tobacco industries.

Aaron Wong '10

Counsel, Carey International, Inc.

Aaron Wong '10, counsel for transportation company Carey International, started with the company as an intern during his 2L year and was hired full time after passing the bar. Wong appreciated the real-world, collaborative nature of AUWCL, and says his professors were great resources with broad networks.

Craig Hickein '07

Trial Division Staff Attorney, Public Defender service of D.C.

Craig Hickein '07 says he has found his "dream job" working for the Public Defender service of D.C. He credits the collaborative environment and professors at AUWCL with helping him to discover the importance of public service.