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WCL Alumni Reception for Professor Robert Vaughn

Friday, October 6, 2017
6:00PM - 9:30PM
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016
Yuma Building - Terrace Level - Claudio Grossman Hall, Room YT01-01

Robert Vaughn

Dean Camille Nelson and the WCL Alumni Host Committee cordially invite you to a WCL Alumni reception to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Emeritus Professor Robert Vaughn at American University Washington College of Law. From 1972 to 2016, Professor Vaughn was an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. Having taught both Torts and Civil Procedure, Professor Vaughn taught close to 6,000 WCL students during his tenure.

Members of the WCL Host Committee

  • Robert Hibbert (’75) (Co-Chair)
  • Karen McClearyCale Lockwood (’78) (Co-Chair)
  • Hassan Alaghband ('84)
  • Kirk Betts (’79)
  • Samuel J. Brown (’76)
  • Andrew Gibbs (’07)
  • Deborah Kelly (’88)
  • Professor Elliott Milstein
  • Lydia Parnes (’77)
  • Donald Pongrace (’85)
  • Professor Andrew Popper
  • Stephen Rabinowitz (’86)
  • Robert Reutershan (’76)

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Make a Gift to the Robert Vaughn Scholarship

About Robert Vaughn

Known for his ability to quickly memorize his students’ names and for his distinctive selection of neckties, Professor Vaughn formed a unique bond with his students that lasts to this day.

Professor Vaughn also has left his mark in the field of government transparency and accountability. Prior to joining the AUWCL faculty, Professor Vaughn was a plaintiff in an important case arising under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). That decision resulted in a requirement, now codified at 32 CFR § 701.39, that federal agencies prepare a "Vaughn index," which identifies responsive documents being withheld and the specific FOIA exemption that the agency relies on to justify its position.

He is the author of a book on federal open government laws in the United States, the editor of a book on freedom of information, the editor of a book on transparency, and the author of several articles addressing public information law. He has written several books on public employment law, including ones on civil service reform, principles of civil service law, conflict of interest regulation in the federal government, and the United States Merit Systems Protection Board.

WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

Partial Attendees List

  • A. Sonny Abbasi '95
  • Charles Abbott (2012)
  • Jamie Abrams '02
  • Julia Akins Clark WCL Class of 1980
  • Prof. Jonas Anderson
  • Vanessa Anthony
  • Mary Fitzmaurice Bachkosky
  • Joe Beemsterboer
  • Prof. Susan D. Bennett
  • Hannah Bergman
  • Catherine Bourque '14
  • Sandra Braschi '16
  • Samuel J. Brown, 1976
  • Prof. Michael W. Carroll
  • Jillian M. Clouse '13
  • Joel Cohn 1994
  • Lisa Curtis, WCL'11
  • Prof. Angela J. Davis
  • Smita Dazzo '10
  • Ivo de Paula 1992
  • Hunter Deeley, 2015
  • Ben DeMaria '08
  • Susan Dillon '77
  • Dania M. Douglas '10
  • Harry Dreier, WCL '76
  • Jack Dulberger WCL '77
  • Jeff Elkin '16
  • Jennifer Farer, 2007
  • John Forbush
  • Thomas R. Fox '87
  • Prof. Amanda Frost
  • Bonnie L. Gay '64
  • Andrew Gibbs '07
  • Judah Gluckman, '11
  • Elisabeht Goodman
  • M. Gail Gottlieb
  • Elizabeth C. Grant '14
  • David Greengrass '07
  • Professor Lewis Grossman
  • Steven J. Hamrick '93
  • Paul Harper '16
  • Richard Hirn '79
  • Andrew J. Ishak
  • Araceli Jacobs '10
  • David Jaffe '93
  • Chad Jalandoni, '16
  • Peter Jaszi
  • Rachel N. Johnson '15
  • Stephanie Joseph '01
  • John Karl 1979
  • David Kaufman '12
  • Reese S. Kim
  • Virginia Knapp Dorell, '13
  • Fernando R. Laguarda
  • Drew Lavine, '16
  • Anna Lavrenyuk '17
  • Joseph Lazar '14
  • Charlotte Leduey '17
  • Scott Lee, Class of 2004
  • Wenxi Li
  • Rachelle Llontop '15
  • Melissa Maalouf '07
  • Suzanne L Mager, WCL '81
  • Meghan C. Marcelo, '11
  • Montra J. Martin '15
  • Kel McClanahan '07
  • Julie McConnell (2015)
  • Deborah S. Meland '83
  • Alexis Miller '14
  • Tom Morante '77
  • Richard Neumann '75
  • Hannah Pagán, '14
  • Corrine Propas Parver '82
  • Victoria Pawelski, JD '93/MBA '94
  • Serwat Perwaiz, '03
  • Marissa Pisarick '16
  • Nor Powanda '15
  • Rohan Prashad Class of 2007
  • Linda Rahal
  • Bob Reutershan '76
  • Susan Reutershan '78
  • Delegate Kirill Reznik '03
  • Professor Ira Robbins
  • Edar Rogler '89
  • Gil Rothenberg '75
  • Houeida Saad '92
  • Avis L. Sanders
  • Randall Sawyer
  • vagetarian without onion and garlic
  • Marcela I. Shirsat
  • Siobhan Siaca (2015)
  • Eric Simanek '08
  • Professor Anita Sinha
  • Sherry D. Soanes
  • Professor David H. Spratt '94
  • Camille A. Stewart '11
  • Jonathan Stroud '13
  • Eric Struening '14
  • L. Jackson Thomas II '76
  • James P. Thompson, III
  • Susan Ugelow
  • Susheela Varky '93
  • Irving Vidal
  • Rangeley Wallace WCL75
  • Steve Wermiel
  • Hon. Zuberi Williams '03
  • Kathryn Sellig Williams '03

Hotel Room Block Reservations

We have arranged a block of rooms with special rates at the Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase, 5520 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 for the nights of Thursday October 5 and Friday, October 6. This block will be held until September 5, 2017. Further nights may be available at this rate upon request outside of the dates of the block. If you would like to take advantage of the special rate of $219 plus taxes for October 5, and the low rate of $129 for October 6, please call Marriott Reservations at 301 828-3364, x 7000 between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. If outside business hours, please contact Marriott worldwide reservations at 1-800-321-2211. Please say that you are with the WCL Retirement Room Block at the Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase.

Book your group rate for WCL Vaughn Retirement Room Block

Please note that this block contains a split rate. The group rate on October 5, 2017 is $219 plus tax. The rate on October 6 is $129 plus tax. When booking your reservation online the higher rate of $219 will be displayed for all nights. Once you complete your reservation, a member of the sales department will manually adjust the second night to $129. Unfortunately we are only able to enter one rate in our reservations system. Rest assured we will change the rate for Friday night to the negotiated group rate and send an updated email confirmation to each guests.

Hotel Information

Property Location: With a stay at the eco-friendly Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase, you'll be centrally located in Chevy Chase, walking distance from the Shops at Wisconsin Place and approximately 2 miles from the Washington College of Law.

Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 226 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities: Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.

Dining: Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Parking: Available at the current price of $15 per night

For additional information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202-274-4075; or

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