• AUWCL Student Honored by American Bankruptcy Institute

    AUWCL Student Honored by American Bankruptcy Institute
    June 28, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    Third-year student Bradley Jensen received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for his outstanding performance in Professor Walter Effross’ Corporate Bankruptcy Course this spring. Professor Effross and Dean Camille Nelson presented him with the award this week.

  • Alumna Receives American Foreign Service Association's Rivkin Award for Constructive Dissent

    Alumna Receives American Foreign Service Association's Rivkin Award for Constructive Dissent
    June 21, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    American University Washington College of Law congratulates Mariju L. Bofill ’01 who recently received the prestigious William R. Rivkin Award for Constructive Dissent. At a ceremony held at the Department of State’s Dean Acheson Auditorium on June 20, Bofill, along with Cecilia S. Choi, Christina T. Le, and Thomas T. Wong were honored for their extraordinary accomplishment involving initiative, integrity, intellectual courage and constructive dissent.

  • Two Students Named 2017 Association of Corporate Counsel Scholars

    Two Students Named 2017 Association of Corporate Counsel Scholars
    June 20, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    The Association of Corporate Counsel for the National Capital Region has named two members of the AUWCL class of 2018 to its Corporate Scholars Class of 2017. Michelle Emokpae and Joshua Morris were among the 12 area law students chosen as Scholars this year.

  • Professor Lindsay Wiley Elected President of American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics

    Professor Lindsay Wiley Elected President of American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
    June 15, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    American University Washington College of Law congratulates Professor Lindsay Wiley on her election as the next president of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (ASLME).  On June 7, at the annual Health Law Professors’ Conference, Wiley, who is director of AUWCL’s Health Law and Policy Program, was nominated and elected as President by the ASLME Board of Directors. Her term will begin in October 2017. 

  • Student Receives Latham and Watkins Diversity Scholarship

    Student Receives Latham and Watkins Diversity Scholarship
    June 7, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    American University Washington College of Law congratulates Lucas Novaes ’18, one of 17 recipients of the expanded Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholars Program. Novaes is currently a summer associate in the Latham & Watkins DC office, where he is working on a variety of matters, from complex commercial litigation to pro bono and private equity finance work.

  • Judge Peter J. Messitte Awarded Order of the Southern Cross by Brazilian President Temer

    Judge Peter J. Messitte Awarded Order of the Southern Cross by Brazilian President Temer
    June 7, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    On June 2, Senior United States District Judge for the District of Maryland Peter J. Messitte was presented the Ordem do Cruzeiro do Sul (Order of the Southern Cross) by Brazilian President Michel Temer. The award was given to Judge Messitte “as a token of the gratitude and recognition for those who have rendered significant service to the Brazilian nation." The ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace in Brasilia.

  • Center for Human Rights Presents Annual Congressional Human Rights Summer Series

    Center for Human Rights Presents Annual Congressional Human Rights Summer Series
    June 7, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    On Tuesday June 6, the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, in cooperation with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC), launched the 2017 Congressional Human Rights Summer Series on Capitol Hill. AUWCL faculty will present briefings on select human rights topics for Congressional staff and interns throughout the summer, examining how and why these topics are relevant to the work of the U.S. Congress.

  • Three Washington College of Law Alumni Selected as Equal Justice Works Fellows

    Three Washington College of Law Alumni Selected as Equal Justice Works Fellows
    May 25, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    American University Washington College of Law congratulates the 25th class of Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellows, including three alumni from the Washington College of Law. Ann Garcia ’17, Whitney Washington ’17, and Nicholas Steiner ’15 will join 74 other recent law school graduates who will spend the next two years working to provide legal services to low-income and underserved populations. 

  • Washington College of Law Recognizes Outstanding Students with 2017 Commencement Awards

    Washington College of Law Recognizes Outstanding Students with 2017 Commencement Awards
    May 23, 2017

    As part of the ceremony held on May 21, 2017, the Washington College of Law recognized outstanding students with its 2017 Commencement Awards.

  • Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Delivers Commencement Address to Washington College of Law Class of 2017

    Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Delivers Commencement Address to Washington College of Law Class of 2017
    May 23, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    On Sunday, May 21, 2017, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) welcomed Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), as its 2017 Commencement speaker. Stevenson addressed a packed crowd at Bender Arena gathered to celebrate the Spring 2017 class, which included 346 students graduating with a Juris Doctor (JD), 47 with a Master of Laws (LL.M.), and 2 with a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD).

  • Professor Jones Gives Presentations to 10th Circuit Judges

    Professor Jones Gives Presentations to 10th Circuit Judges
    May 18, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    Professor Cynthia Jones gave two lectures on Wednesday, May 17, at the Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference in Park City, Utah. The training was for all of the judges of the 10th Circuit-- the U.S. District Court and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Jones' presentation focused on upcoming changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence and recent United States Supreme Court cases.

  • Impact Litigation Project Participates in Public Hearing of Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica

    Impact Litigation Project Participates in Public Hearing of Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica
    May 16, 2017

    On May 16, the Impact Litigation Project participated in a special public hearing of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica. Three AUWCL students, Facundo Capurro, Natalia Gomez Pena, and Whitney Washington, supervised by Professor Macarena Saez, presented arguments on international law requirements regarding a potential statute on change of legal name according to gender identity.

  • Tenth Annual Health Law and Policy Institute to Be Held at Tenley Campus in June

    Tenth Annual Health Law and Policy Institute to Be Held at Tenley Campus in June
    May 12, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    This year, American University Washington College of Law’s Health Law and Policy Summer Institute will celebrate its tenth year of specialized summer courses. The law school was an early adopter of the summer institute format for health law and policy, and continues to be a resource for students and practitioners.

  • Student Authors Discuss the Motivation Behind Their Recent Publications

    Student Authors Discuss the Motivation Behind Their Recent Publications
    May 3, 2017
    By Kathryn Suma

    This spring, AUWCL celebrated 96 student authors who were published in a wide variety of legal journals and briefs. The 12th Annual Student Authors reception was a moment for the law school to celebrate the accomplishments of all our student authors. AUWCL News took the opportunity to ask just a few of them what motivated them to delve into the innovative topics that led to their being published as law students.

  • Alumna Spotlight: Lizzie Lewis '15 Shares Her AUWCL Experience

    Alumna Spotlight: Lizzie Lewis '15 Shares Her AUWCL Experience
    May 12, 2017

    Lizzie Lewis '15 has always had a passion for environmental conservation, and has channeled that passion into a career in environmental law and policy. Lewis has worked on both domestic and international ocean conservation issues for various NGOs and government agencies, and is currently a Law Fellow at Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP in Washington, D.C., which specializes in litigation on behalf of grassroots conservation and advocacy organizations.

  • Celebration for the Mock Trial, Moot Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Teams, and Trial Advocacy Program

    Celebration for the Mock Trial, Moot Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Teams, and Trial Advocacy Program
    May 1, 2017
    By Tahniat Saulut

    The Trial Advocacy Program held a Dean’s Reception Tuesday, April 25, to honor the successes of the Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Alternative Dispute Resolution competition teams as well as to celebrate the Trial Advocacy Program’s rise in ranking to number four in the nation.

  • American University Hosts Luxembourg Forum Academic Conference with Keynote Program

    American University Hosts Luxembourg Forum Academic Conference with Keynote Program Featuring U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Court of Justice of the European Union President Koen Lenaerts
    April 24, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    On Friday, April 21, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) hosted the Academic Conference of the 2017 Luxembourg Forum, which took place in Washington April 18-21. The Luxembourg Forum is a legal exchange between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that provides high-level transatlantic judicial consultations and discussion with principal goals of facilitating dialogue and enhancing mutual understanding between the U.S. and EU judicial systems.   

  • Women & the Law Leadership Award Luncheon Celebrates Lisa Dewey '93 and Her Commitment to Public Interest

    Women & the Law Leadership Award Luncheon Celebrates Lisa Dewey '93 and Her Commitment to Public Interest
    April 25, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    The Women and the Law Program along with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations held the law school's annual Women and the Law Leadership Award Luncheon and Ceremony this past Monday. The Women and the Law Leadership Award recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of alumnae who made significant contributions to the field of law and their service to the law school. This year, the program honored Lisa Dewey ’93 and her commitment to pro bono work and access to justice.

  • Celebration of Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Honors Student Excellence

    Celebration of Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Honors Student Excellence
    April 21, 2017

    On April 18, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations hosted its Celebration of Scholarships and Awards Ceremony honoring student excellence. Through the generosity of AUWCL friends and alumni, the law school was able to award over $400,000 in named scholarships to exceptional students, in addition to the $17 million provided in financial aid.

  • William H. Karchmer End of Year Celebration Recognizes Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Fellows

    William H. Karchmer End of Year Celebration Recognizes Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Fellows
    April 21, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    On April 19, the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project held its William H. Karchmer End of Year Celebration recognizing this year's Fellows. The Marshall-Brennan Fellows work with teachers, administrators and lawyers to teach students their rights as citizens, the strategic benefits of voting, how lawmaking occurs, and other fundamental constitutional processes.