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At American University Washington College of Law, students receive a legal education that prepares them to tackle a breadth of challenges in Washington, D.C., throughout the country, and around the world. Our LL.M. programs feature flexible curricula that incorporate a rich array of specialized law courses and seminars and experiential learning opportunities. As a student, you will be supported by a law school community that is uniquely collaborative, including faculty who are passionate about education and a global network of LL.M. alumni. We invite you to discover what an LL.M. degree from Washington College of Law can do for you.

The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is the most advanced law degree at American University Washington College of Law. The program is designed for highly qualified lawyers seeking to pursue scholarly research and writing. The program selects candidates who are prepared to write a doctoral dissertation, who will make original contributions to the legal literature, and who have a strong intellectual commitment to advanced legal study.

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Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Elected to UN Committee against Torture

Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón Elected to UN Committee against Torture

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, professorial lecturer in residence and co-director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, on his appointment to the United Nations Committee against Torture.

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Professor Nicola Releases Book on European Union Law

Professor Nicola Releases Book on European Union Law

Professor Fernanda Nicola, an expert in comparative law and European Union law, has collaborated with Bill Davies, a European historian with the AU School of Public Affairs, to publish a groundbreaking analysis of the rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union titled, EU Law Stories: Contextual and Critical Histories of European Jurisprudence (Law in Context).

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Fernando Laguarda Elected Chair of the Board of TPRC

Fernando Laguarda Elected Chair of the Board of TPRC

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Professor Fernando Laguarda, faculty director of the Program on Law and Government, on his election as the next Board Chair of TPRC, the leading interdisciplinary conference on technology and telecom policy. His one year term began on Sept. 11, 2017.

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Check out our exciting Upcoming Events

October 17 8:30AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 XIII Symposium on International Trade October 17 12:00PM-12:00PM Warren Building - N101 The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Prep Session October 17 12:00PM-1:00PM Warren Building - N104 Family Outreach Training: Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless October 17 12:00PM-1:00PM Presidential Management Fellowship Post-Graduate Fellowship Prep Session October 17 4:00PM-4:50PM Yuma Building - Y112 Martial Arts for Stress Relief with Professor Macarena Saez October 17 8:00PM-9:00PM Warren Building - N102 Evening Students: Resume and Cover Letter Workshop 2017 October 18 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law International Suite Talks October 18 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class October 18 5:00PM-6:30PM Claudio Grossman Hall Immigration, Employment, Family, Gender and Education Law Mini Externship Fair October 19 12:00PM-1:15PM Yuma Building - YT01 2017 Jurist-in-Residence with Judge Timothy Dyk October 19 12:00PM-2:00PM Warren Building - NT01 A New Way of Banking: Regulating The Fintech Industry October 19 2:00PM-2:50PM Capital Building - C117 2017 Jurist-in-Residence with Judge Timothy Dyk October 20 7:45AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition October 20 9:00AM-4:30PM Yuma Building - YT01 2017 Fall Sports Law Symposium October 20 10:30AM-11:30AM Capital Building - C217 2017 Jurist-in-Residence with Judge Timothy Dyk October 21 7:45AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition October 21 5:00PM-8:00PM Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, 1430 Rhode Island Ave AUWCL Alumni Reunion During All-American Weekend October 21 5:00PM-8:00PM Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel,1430 Rhode Island Ave. Alumni Reunion during All-American Weekend October 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 23 12:00PM-1:30PM Warren Building - NT01 Conflict and Crisis in Venezuela: Human Rights & International Responses October 24 12:00PM-1:15PM Claudio Grossman Hall 1L Externship Orientation Session: Sections 3 & 4 October 24 12:00PM-1:15PM Yuma Building - Y401 Choosing Business Law Courses––with Jobs in Mind October 24 3:00PM-4:00PM Warren Building - N102 SBA Academic Affairs Committee Meeting October 25 12:00PM-1:00PM Capital Building - C317 Haynes Boone Lunch Presentation October 25 12:00PM-1:15PM Claudio Grossman Hall 1L Externship Orientation: Sections 1 & 2 October 25 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class October 26 9:00AM-4:00PM Warren Building - NT01 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law - “Comparative Law, Faith and Religion: The Role of Faith in Law” October 26 12:30PM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01 Next Steps in Health Reform 2017 October 26 6:15PM-7:30PM Warren Building - NT01 Sixth Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property with Professor Rebecca Tushnet October 26 6:15PM-8:15PM Yuma Building - Y112 Preserving Perspectives: International Arbitrators in Their Own Words October 26 6:15PM-8:30PM Yuma Building - Y112 Oral History of International Arbitrator and former President of the Int'l Court of Justice: Stephen Schwebel October 26 8:00PM-9:00PM Y-401 1L Externship Orientation: Section 5 October 27 8:00AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01 Next Steps in Health Reform October 27 8:45AM-3:30PM Warren Building - NT08 Unlocking the Promise of Antitrust Enforcement October 30 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 30 6:00PM-8:00PM NAFTA and the Digital Environment October 31 12:00PM-1:15PM Warren Building - NT03 Human Rights Reading Group October 31 12:00PM-1:30PM Yuma Building - YT01 A Conversation with David Rubenstein November 01 12:00PM-1:30PM Capital Building - Commons Gender and Law Course Advising November 01 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 02 3:00PM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 Race and Disability in Policing and Criminal Justice Reform November 03 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 2017 National SJD Roundtable November 06 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 07 12:00PM-12:50PM Washington College of Law Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Forced Labor Trafficking Panel November 07 3:00PM-4:00PM Warren Building - N102 SBA Academic Affairs Committee Meeting November 07 4:00PM-4:50PM Yuma Building - Y112 Martial Arts for Stress Relief with Professor Macarena Saez November 07 6:50PM-8:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 A Conversation on Gender, Development and Public Service November 08 9:30AM-5:00PM Warren Building - NT01 What's Next in the Pipeline? A discussion of the Legal, Economic, and Societal Implications of The Keystone XL Pipeline November 08 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 08 5:30PM-8:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Second Wenger Annual Lecture on International Trade Law: "Current Standing and Future Prospects of The World Trading System" November 08 5:30PM-8:00PM Warren Building - NT01 Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade: Current Standing and Future Prospects of The World Trading System November 10 9:00AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 Anatomy of Justice: An Honest Conversation on the Criminal Justice System in 2017 November 13 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 14 12:00PM-1:15PM Warren Building - NT03 Human Rights Reading Group November 14 4:00PM-4:50PM Yuma Building - Y112 Martial Arts for Stress Relief with Professor Macarena Saez November 15 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 20 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 20 12:00PM-1:00PM Yuma Building - Y116 Semester Abroad and International Dual Degree Information Session November 21 3:00PM-4:00PM Warren Building - N102 SBA Academic Affairs Committee Meeting November 22 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 27 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 29 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class December 04 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays December 06 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class December 06 5:00PM-7:00PM Washington College of Law French Toast Dinner December 11 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays December 13 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class
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