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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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January 22 12:00PM-1:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall The 20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration Program January 23 1:30PM-4:20PM C217 Women's Economic Development & Law: The World Bank Group's Women, Business and the Law Report Launch 2018 January 24 4:00PM-6:45PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall Externship Fair January 25 8:30AM-5:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall New Perspectives: A Discussion on Modern Global Supply Chains May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE January 29 5:30PM-7:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Book talk with Kevin Werbach on his book, The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust January 29 6:00PM-7:50PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom Health Law Legislative & Regulatory Practice Colloquium Series: Texas v. U.S. and the Future of the Affordable Care Act February 04 12:00PM-1:00PM N104 Professional Development: What to Wear at Work February 05 12:00PM-1:00PM Y116 Gender and the Practice of International Criminal Law February 06 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom Law Enforcement through a Human Rights Lens February 06 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y115 Classroom Marshall-Brennan Information Session February 13 10:00AM-3:00PM Washington College of Law Marshall-Brennan Consitutional Literacy Project's Question Corner February 19 6:00PM-7:50PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom Health Law Legislative and Regulatory Practice Colloquium Series: The Support Act of 2018 and Federal, State, and Local Responses to the Opioid Crisis Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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