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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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Professor Goldman Elected President of the International Commission of Jurists

Professor Goldman Elected President of the International Commission of Jurists

American University Washington College of Law congratulates Professor Robert K. Goldman on his election as president of the International Commission of Jurists, one of the oldest and most respected NGOs in the world.

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Society for International Economic Law Global Conference to Take Place at American University Washington College of Law, July 12-14

Society for International Economic Law Global Conference to Take Place at American University Washington College of Law, July 12-14

The Society for International Economic Law (SIEL) 6th Biennial Global Conference, hosted by SIEL and American University Washington College of Law, will take place July 12-14, 2018 in Washington D.C. SIEL, the world’s only global scholarly society in international economic law and one of the largest and most important conferences in the area of international economic law, will be hosted for the first time in the U.S.

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21st Annual Hispanic Law Conference Touches on Progress, Challenges in the Latinx Community

21st Annual Hispanic Law Conference Touches on Progress, Challenges in the Latinx Community

Students, faculty, and distinguished guest speakers from the Latinx community came together Thursday, April 19 at American University Washington College of Law for the 21st Annual Hispanic Law Conference.

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AUWCL Sponsors 20th Annual Grotius Lecture to Open ASIL Annual Meeting

AUWCL Sponsors 20th Annual Grotius Lecture to Open ASIL Annual Meeting

On April 4, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) proudly sponsored the 20th Annual Grotius Lecture opening the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) 112th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Leading and emerging voices in international legal scholarship, policy, and practice gathered to discuss this year’s theme, “International Adjudication: Peaks, Valleys, and Rolling Hills.”

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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Discusses Opportunities, Challenges in Developing Nations During Visit to American University Washington College of Law

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Discusses Opportunities, Challenges in Developing Nations During Visit to American University Washington College of Law

American University Washington College of Law welcomed World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to campus Tuesday, April 10 for "Rich and Poor: Opportunities and Challenges in an Age of Disruptions."

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September 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom International Suite Talk featuring Charles Di Leva, The World Bank’s Chief Officer for Environmental and Social Standards September 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Online Zoom Link OAE 1L Lab: Self-Assessment September 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom OAE 1L Lab: Self-Assessment September 23 12:00PM-1:00PM International Suite Talk Featuring Charles Di Leva, The World Bank’s Chief Officer for Environmental and Social Standards September 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Law and International Development Society General Body Meeting September 23 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law International Law Student Association General Body Meeting September 23 6:00PM-7:00PM Online via Zoom Immigrants' Rights Coalition Fall 2020 Membership Meeting September 24 11:00AM-12:30PM Online via Zoom 15th International Commercial Arbitration Annual Lecture: Seven Dirty Tricks to Disrupt Arbitral Proceedings and the Responses of International Arbitration Law September 24 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Getting Your First Job in Gender and Law: The Reproductive Justice and Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Programs September 24 12:00PM-1:00PM Resolving Complex Business & Family Law Disputes Through Mediation & ADR September 24 5:00PM-6:30PM Rapid Response Teach-in: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg September 25 1:00PM-2:00PM Online via Zoom LLM Series: Networking, Social Media, and More Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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