• 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.

  • Eighteenth Annual Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner

    Eighteenth Annual Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Awards Dinner
    April 20, 2017

    On Thursday, April 13, AUWCL hosted the Eighteenth Annual Peter M. 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. Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights was the keynote speaker.

  • AUWCL Sponsors 19th Annual Grotius Lecture to Open 111th ASIL Annual Meeting

    AUWCL Sponsors 19th Annual Grotius Lecture to Open 111th ASIL Annual Meeting
    April 14, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    On April 12, AUWCL proudly sponsored the 19th Annual Grotius Lecture opening the American Society of International Law's 111th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Leading and emerging voices in international legal scholarship, policy, and practice gathered to discuss this year's theme, "What International Law Values." This year's Grotius Lecturer was David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University. Mary Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law was the Distinguished Discussant for the Lecture, and AUWCL Dean Camille A. Nelson  moderated the event.

  • Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sanchez '89 Addresses AUWCL's 20th Annual Hispanic Law Conference

    Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sanchez '89 Addresses AUWCL's 20th Annual Hispanic Law Conference
    April 5, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    On March 29, Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez ’89 addressed attendees at American University Washington College of Law’s 20th Annual Hispanic Law Conference awards dinner. In her remarks, Sánchez stressed the connection between the Law Library’s work and James Madison’s famous quote that is inscribed on the walls of the Madison Building, “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance and a people who mean to be their own governours (sic) must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” 

  • Equal Justice Foundation Hosts 24th Annual Auction Night to Benefit Public Interest

    Equal Justice Foundation Hosts 24th Annual Auction Night to Benefit Public Interest
    March 28, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    On March 23, the Equal Justice Foundation hosted its annual auction night to help raise funds in support of students pursuing unpaid internships in the public interest sector. These scholarships enable AUWCL's students to gain valuable experience in public interest, while serving underrepresented members of the community. 

  • Environmental Law Society Expands Environmental Law Opportunities for AUWCL Students

    Environmental Law Society Expands Environmental Law Opportunities for AUWCL Students
    March 28, 2017
    By Kathryn Suma

    The environmental program at AUWCL has developed from a few environmental law classes into an array of course offerings, societies, and programmatic initiatives for those interested in this growing field. Of note is the Environmental Law Society, which has consistently allowed students greater exposure to this area of law.

  • AUWCL Professors Follow Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice with Interactive CLE Course

    AUWCL Professors Follow Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice with Interactive CLE Course
    March 23, 2017
    By David Spratt

    On Thursday, March 16, Professors Heather Ridenour and David Spratt presented “Shakespeare and Rhetoric” at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia. This unique, experiential CLE was sponsored by Virginia CLE, the Washington College of Law Legal Rhetoric Program, and the American Shakespeare Center

  • In New Article, Professor Robbins Recommends Restricting the Rental of Weapons at Gun Ranges

    March 21, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    Professor Ira Robbins’s article “Regulating Gun Rentals” has been published in the current issue of the UCLA Law Review.  In this article, Robbins argues that, unlike gun ownership, gun rental does not implicate the core protections of the Second Amendment as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller

  • Two AUWCL Students Named as 2017 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows

    Two AUWCL Students Named as 2017 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows
    March 8, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    Two American University Washington College of Law students have been named to the 2017 class of Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellows. Katherine Beck and Jazmin Chavez will help provide legal assistance to immigrants fighting deportation through partnerships with New York non-profits.

  • 3L Noma Ndlovu on the Benefits of the AUWCL Community: "Success is Knowing Where the Resources Are"

    3L Noma Ndlovu on the Benefits of the AUWCL Community: "Success is Knowing Where the Resources Are"
    March 7, 2017
    By Kathryn Suma

    Noma Ndlovu has taken full advantage of her time here at Washington College of Law. A 3L from New Jersey, Noma has enhanced the AUWCL community through her time as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, a mentor for first generation law students with the Advance Program, and through her judicial and government internships. She has gained valuable experience that she hopes to share with new students in the future.   

  • AUWCL Hosts International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Making an Impact!

    AUWCL Hosts International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Making an Impact!
    March 2, 2017
    By Megan Crawford

    From February 23-24, American University Washington College of Law’s Office of Global Opportunities hosted the 2017 International Legal Education Abroad Conference: Making an Impact! The conference brought together key faculty and administrators from across the nation and globe to discuss common challenges and develop best practices for addressing some of the most pressing issues in the dynamic area of international legal education abroad.

  • Business Law Review, Launched Five Years Ago, Increases Journal Opportunities for AUWCL Students

    Business Law Review, Launched Five Years Ago, Increases Journal Opportunities for AUWCL Students
    March 1, 2017
    By Franki Fitterer

    The American University Business Law Brief made the transition to a full Law Review in Fall 2011, becoming the first comprehensive business law journal in Washington, D.C. Since then, the Business Law Review (BLR) has significantly increased law review opportunities for students at AUWCL – more than 230 students have participated in BLR since its launch.