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  • Alumni Spotlight: Kaine Hampton '15, Entertainment Lawyer for Viacom

    Alumni Spotlight: Kaine Hampton '15, Entertainment Lawyer for Viacom

    February 23, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    Kaine Hampton '15 is Counsel for Viacom, which includes popular brands such as MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Spike, and LOGO, in New York, NY. He secures rights, conducts risk analyses, and navigates legal issues presented by unscripted television productions and large scale live music events like MTV's Video Music Awards.

  • AUWCL Students Win Best Brief at Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Regional Competition

    AUWCL Students Win Best Brief at Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Regional Competition

    February 23, 2017

    On February 11, 2017 David Najera '17 and Joanna Scleidorovich '17 competed in the regional round of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in New York City. The tournament was organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and was held at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

  • Professor Roberts and AUWCL Students Write Amicus Brief in Lee v. U.S. on Behalf of Three Immigration Law Organizations

    Professor Roberts and AUWCL Students Write Amicus Brief in Lee v. U.S. on Behalf of Three Immigration Law Organizations

    February 21, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    Professor Jenny Roberts wrote an amicus brief in Lee v. U.S. on behalf of three national organizations that work at the intersection of criminal and immigration law, the Immigrant Defense Project, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. Three American University Washington College of Law students worked on the brief: Roberto Martinez ’17 and Christina Moehrle ’17, both in the Criminal Justice Clinic, as well as Aaron Garavaglia ’16.

  • AUWCL Hosts National Trial Competition Regional Tournament

    AUWCL Hosts National Trial Competition Regional Tournament

    February 20, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    On February 10–12, 2017, American University Washington College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program co-hosted the 2017 National Trial Competition Regional Tournament with the University of Maryland Trial Advocacy Program. 

  • AUWCL Professors Provide Legal & Policy Analysis Following Election & Inauguration of President Trump

    AUWCL Professors Provide Legal & Policy Analysis Following Election & Inauguration of President Trump

    February 14, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    Following the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump, AUWCL professors have provided legal and policy analysis to local and national media outlets.

  • Perseverance of AUWCL Alumna Connects Local Environmental Workers in Latin America

    Perseverance of AUWCL Alumna Connects Local Environmental Workers in Latin America

    February 9, 2017
    By Erin Yingling

    Julia Torres ILSP ’11 is in the middle of a project many people only dream of doing. Currently in Chile, Julia is spending a year traveling from Mexico to Argentina. The purpose of the trip is to “visit actions, efforts and ideas that make a difference in the environment, defense of the territory and gender.” We caught up with Julia, during one of her rare moments of internet access, to learn more about her current work, what motivates her, and what advice she has for others.

  • AUWCL Hosts Rapid Response Teach-In on Immigration Ban Executive Order

    AUWCL Hosts Rapid Response Teach-In on Immigration Ban Executive Order

    January 31, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    On Jan. 30, nine American University Washington College of Law faculty members participated in a live “teach-in” event at the law school to discuss the recent immigration executive orders signed by President Trump, and their immediate and future impact. The faculty members – experts in constitutional, immigration, administrative, international law, and more – updated the community on what took place with the immigration/travel ban over the weekend and the constitutionality of the orders.

  • D.C. Council Incorporates Immigrant Justice Clinic Students' Testimony Into Anti-Notario Fraud Legislation

    D.C. Council Incorporates Immigrant Justice Clinic Students' Testimony Into Anti-Notario Fraud Legislation

    January 30, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    The 16 student attorneys in the Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC) at American University Washington College of Law are busy representing immigrants in individual cases and advocating for legislation and policies to improve their lives. This month, four IJC students got to see their hard work pay off after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law the D.C. Immigration Services Protection Act (ISPA) (also known as the notario fraud statute or the Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Amendment Act of 2016).

  • Professor Lewis Grossman Addresses Current FDA Issues at NY Bar Association Annual Meeting

    Professor Lewis Grossman Addresses Current FDA Issues at NY Bar Association Annual Meeting

    January 27, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    Professor Lewis Grossman participated in a panel presentation on “FDA Issues Affecting Healthcare Providers” at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City, Wednesday, Jan. 25. He presented along with I. Glenn Cohen and Holly Fernandez Lynch of Harvard Law School and Robert Klitzman of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health.

  • Prince George's County State's Attorney Keynotes Law School's Annual MLK Commemoration

    Prince George's County State's Attorney Keynotes Law School's Annual MLK Commemoration

    January 24, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration Program and Reception. This year’s program featured a keynote address from Angela D. Alsobrooks, the State's Attorney for Prince George’s County.

  • Professor Patel & Students Attend Historic SCOTUS Argument in Abassi v. Aschroft

    Professor Patel & Students Attend Historic SCOTUS Argument in Abassi v. Aschroft

    January 23, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    Students enrolled in Professor Sunita Patel’s Migrants in the Criminal Justice System course lined up at 4:00 am last week to attend the historic U.S. Supreme Court argument in Abassi v. Ashcroft. The case challenged conditions of confinement following the post 9/11 round-ups and detentions of South Asian and Arab Muslim men. 

  • American University Law Review Presents Annual Federal Circuit Symposium

    American University Law Review Presents Annual Federal Circuit Symposium

    January 17, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    The American University Law Review is proud to present its annual Federal Circuit Symposium, Identifying Boundaries in Patent and Trademark Law, on Friday, January 27. The symposium will feature two panels with opening remarks by Judge William H. Pauley III. 

  • Professor Davis Elected to American Law Institute

    Professor Davis Elected to American Law Institute

    January 9, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    Congratulations to Professor Angela Davis, who was elected as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI). The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. 

  • Alumna Receives Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Clarence Darrow Prodigy Award

    Alumna Receives Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Clarence Darrow Prodigy Award

    January 4, 2017
    By Kathryn Suma

    Molly Rose Green ’14 has been hard at work since she finished her time in law school. She has since moved to Kentucky, and received the Yale Initiative for Public Interest Law Fellowship. The focus of her year-long project was to help more people in Kentucky clear their criminal records. She was also recently awarded the 2016 KACDL Clarence Darrow Prodigy Award by the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

  • LL.M., SJD Alumnus Named Chief Justice of West Virginia Supreme Court

    LL.M., SJD Alumnus Named Chief Justice of West Virginia Supreme Court

    January 3, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    On Jan. 1, 2017, Justice Allen Loughry, LL.M. ’99, SJD ’03, became Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court. Loughry was first elected to the Court in 2012, after serving as a senior assistant attorney general in the West Virginia Attorney General’s office and a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

  • AUWCL Students Participate in Law, Justice and Development Week at The World Bank

    AUWCL Students Participate in Law, Justice, and Development Week at The World Bank

    December 13, 2016
    By Megan Crawford

    Law, Justice and Development Week (LJD Week) is a unique event hosted yearly at The World Bank, which brings together the global community interested in using law and justice tools to contribute to development. Since 2014, the Program on International Organizations Law and Diplomacy (PIOLD) at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) has been a co-sponsor of Law, Justice and Development Week with students from the program supporting the event and helping The World Bank staff host more than 1,200 participants and speakers. 

  • UN CAT Project Students Reflect on Their Experiences throughout the Program

    UN CAT Project Students Reflect on Their Experiences throughout the Program

    December 2, 2016
    By Megan Crawford

    This November, ten students from the UN CAT Project traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to experience firsthand the United Nations Committee against Torture's 59th session proceedings and deepen their knowledge of international human rights law. Generous gifts from the Kovler Foundation and from Ms. Kelsey Lee Offield supported the UN CAT Project's students, Vanessa Drummond Alvarez, Chase J. Dunn, Jordan Helton, Alina Husain, Ana Dionne-Lanier, Bridget Lynn, Inna Pletukhina, Thomas C. Scott Jr., Carter Stevens, and Karina Wegman. 

  • Student Spotlight: Ross Handler, Editor-in-Chief of the Administrative Law Review

    Student Spotlight: Ross Handler, Editor-in-Chief of the Administrative Law Review

    November 22, 2016
    By Erin Nanovic

    Ross Handler has made the most of his law school experience. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of the Administrative Law Review, but has also served as the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) vice president and on the staffs of the National Security Law Brief, the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief, and more. AUWCL Communications Dean's Fellow Erin Nanovic recently sat down with Ross to talk about his law school experience.

     

  • Ropes & Gray Names 2L Christina Ravelo a Recipient of the 2017 Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship

    Ropes & Gray Names 2L Christina Ravelo a Recipient of the 2017 Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship

    November 18, 2016
    By Franki Fitterer

    This week Ropes & Gray announced the five recipients of the 2017 Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship, including American University Washington College of Law 2L Christina Ravelo. The scholarship honors the memory of Roscoe Trimmier Jr., an accomplished trial lawyer, the firm’s first African-American partner and a pioneering leader of the firm’s diversity efforts.

  • AUWCL Congratulates Congressman-Elect Jamie Raskin and Alumni Newly Elected to Office

    AUWCL Congratulates Congressman-Elect Jamie Raskin and Alumni Newly Elected to Office

    November 17, 2016
    By Franki Fitterer

    American University Washington College of Law is proud to congratulate Professor Jamie Raskin on his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, along with our esteemed alumni newly elected to office.


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