• WCL Community Response to Orlando Attack

    June 14, 2016
    By Claudio Grossman

    Dean Claudio Grossman sent a message to the AUWCL community on Sunday regarding the Orlando terrorist attack and expressing solidarity with the victims.

  • AUWCL Strengthens Academic Ties with University of Barcelona

    AUWCL Strengthens Academic Ties with University of Barcelona
    June 7, 2016
    By Jamie Welling

    On Monday, Dean Claudio Grossman and Vice-Dean Mar Campins Eritja, from the University of Barcelona Faculty of Law, signed a letter of intent to further explore the possibility for academic cooperation between the two schools, such as in the area of faculty and student exchanges.

  • VIDEO: Celebrating the Class of 2016

    VIDEO: Celebrating the Class of 2016
    June 6, 2016

    Watch highlights from American University Washington College of Law's 131st Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2016, including Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and student speaker Shreya Patel.

  • Colombia's Universidad Sergio Arboleda Takes Top Honors at 21st Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition

    Colombia's Universidad Sergio Arboleda Takes Top Honors at 21st Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition
    May 31, 2016
    By Megan Crawford

    The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law hosted the 21st Annual Inter-American Moot Court Competition from May 22-27, co-sponsored by the Inter-American Moot Court on Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. One hundred teams from 24 countries, involving over 600 students, professors, and human rights professionals participated in the competition.

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Delivers Address at AUWCL Spring Commencement

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch Delivers Address at AUWCL Spring Commencement
    May 23, 2016
    By Franki Fitterer

    On Sunday, May 22, American University Washington College of Law welcomed Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch as its 2016 Commencement speaker. The Spring 2016 class graduated 394 students with a Juris Doctor (JD), 65 with a Master of Laws (LL.M.), and one with a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD).

  • Annual PASOS Celebration Takes Place at Washington College of Law

    Annual PASOS Celebration Takes Place at Washington College of Law
    May 22, 2016
    By Franki Fitterer

    On Friday, May 20, 2016, the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation (HBA-DC Foundation) presented the annual PASOS event celebrating the achievements of Latino/a law school graduates in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

  • Dean Grossman and Dean-Designate Camille Nelson Attend Alumni Dinner in Paris

    Dean Grossman and Dean-Designate Camille Nelson Attend Alumni Dinner in Paris
    May 18, 2016

    Dean Grossman held an alumni dinner in Paris on Monday, May 16, at Cafe Artcurial in honor of Dean-Designate Camille Nelson. Nelson and her husband, David Rowntree, attended the dinner, along with nine Washington College of Law alumni, who helped welcome them to our robust international alumni community.

  • Built to Last: American University Washington College of Law Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Built to Last: American University Washington College of Law Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    February 17, 2016
    By Gregg Sangillo

    For American University Washington College of Law, Friday, February 12 was both a groundbreaking and historic day. With a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the Tenley Campus, AUWCL forged a new path for the future. 

  • Office of Grants and Programs Supports Critical Research, Public Service

    Office of Grants and Programs Supports Critical Research, Public Service
    May 6, 2016
    By Megan Crawford

    Grant awards play a vital role in contributing to innovation in research, teaching, and project development at AUWCL. The law school was recently awarded three grants that will help enable our students and projects continue to pursue their work.

  • Making Professional Strides: Q&A with Alumna Reem Sadik '14

    Making Professional Strides: Q&A with Alumna Reem Sadik '14
    May 4, 2016
    By Evelyn Kelley

    AUWCL alumna Reem Sadik '14 recently began working at King & Spalding after finishing a federal clerkship with The Honorable James R. Spencer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. We asked her a few questions about her experience in law school and about those who have inspired her and influenced her success.

  • Legal Rhetoric Program Hosts Legal Writing Workshop for Attorneys

    Legal Rhetoric Program Hosts Legal Writing Workshop for Attorneys
    April 29, 2016

    From April 28-29, 2016, the Legal Rhetoric Program at American University Washington College of Law conducted a Legal Writing Workshop for practicing attorneys. 

  • AUWCL Celebrates Advocates during 17th Annual Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner

    AUWCL Celebrates Advocates during 17th Annual Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner
    April 28, 2016

    On April 18, over 130 AUWCL students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Cicchino family gathered for the 17th Annual Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner. This annual event, named in honor of the life and legacy of Professor Peter M. Cicchino, highlights the work of public interest advocates and awardees and recognizes those who have dedicated their time in service of others.

  • 1L Receives Prestigious Public Interest Labor Fellowship

    1L Receives Prestigious Public Interest Labor Fellowship
    April 26, 2016
    By Evelyn Kelley and Maria Mikey

    Evelyn Haro, a 1L at American University Washington College of Law in the evening section, has been selected for the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fellowship Program, which funds law students who dedicate their summers to advancing workers’ rights. Haro will spend 10 weeks in the legal department of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a labor union that represents almost 1.9 million workers in more than 100 occupations in the United States and Canada.

  • 20th Annual Sylvania Woods Conference Explores the Future of the Profession for Black Lawyers

    20th Annual Sylvania Woods Conference Explores the Future of the Profession for Black Lawyers
    April 22, 2016
    By Maria Mikey

    On April 23, American University Washington College of Law will welcome many members of the legal community to its annual Sylvania Woods Conference on African Americans and the Law, which in 2016 celebrates 20 years since its founding. The conference will examine issues related to public policy, politics, law, and education and their impact on the African-American community over these last twenty years that have included the historic, two-term administration of President Barack Obama.

  • AUWCL Expands Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

    AUWCL Expands Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans
    April 20, 2016
    By Evelyn Kelley

    American University Washington College of Law is now able to offer expanded Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) tuition assistance to qualifying veterans. With the full support of administrators, including Dean Claudio Grossman, AUWCL removed the cap on assistance to support an unlimited number of students with free tuition, in conjunction with the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the matched Yellow Ribbon funds. 

  • AUWCL Welcomes U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch as 2016 Commencement Speaker

    AUWCL Welcomes U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch as 2016 Commencement Speaker
    April 15, 2016
    By Claudio Grossman

    American University Washington College of Law will welcome United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch as our 2016 Commencement speaker. The law school’s commencement will be held Sunday, May 22, and Attorney General Lynch will be presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree at the ceremony.

  • Student Spotlight: Miranda Dore Named Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholar

    Student Spotlight: Miranda Dore Named Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholar
    April 14, 2016
    By Staci Gorden

    Second-year evening student Miranda Dore has been named a 2016 Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholar. She is one of four Scholars in Washington, DC, nine nationwide, selected from a pool of over 200 applicants nationwide, and the first to be selected from AUWCL. Miranda will work at the Children’s Law Center this summer. Started in 2008, the Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholars Program is a two-summer program for top law students who show a strong interest in making pro bono an integral part of their Akin Gump careers.

  • Alumna Alice Paul '22 Honored with Women's Rights Memorial

    Alumna Alice Paul '22 Honored with Women's Rights Memorial
    April 14, 2016

    On April 12, President Obama announced the renaming of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum to the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The designation honors Alva Belmont, benefactor of the National Woman’s Party, and Washington College of Law class of 1922 alumna Alice Paul, founder of the Party.

  • AUWCL Celebrates Recent Faculty Promotions at DC Alumni Reception

    AUWCL Celebrates Recent Faculty Promotions at DC Alumni Reception
    April 13, 2016
    By Sam Edwards

    On April 12, Sanya Sukduang '99, partner at Finnegan, hosted Dean Grossman, AUWCL faculty, and alumni at the intellectual property law firm's Washington, DC offices. The DC alumni networking reception was held to celebrate the recent promotions and service of four of the law school's faculty.

  • Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law Celebrates 25th Anniversary
    April 12, 2016

    For the past 25 years, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has worked with students, academics, practitioners, and activists to provide scholarship and support for human rights initiatives around the world. This year, the Center will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a daylong conference on April 12 with expert panel discussions examining the role of law schools in promoting and protecting human rights.