Alumnus Honored with ABA’s 2016-17 Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award
American University Washington College of Law congratulates Lieutenant Commander Travis Noyes ’13 who recently received the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division’s Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award.
Noyes serves as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Prevention Law Division, Office of Maritime and International Law, in Washington, D.C. The division addresses issues concerning vessel safety and security, including investigation of environmental crimes, termination of illegal charter operations, and issuance of waterway regulations.
In award ceremony remarks, Rear Admiral Steven Andersen, Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel of the U.S. Coast Guard, said, “I am pleased to present this year's Outstanding Young Military Service Lawyer Award to LCDR Travis Noyes. LCDR Noyes epitomizes the values and legal skills championed by both the ABA and the U.S. Coast Guard. LCDR Noyes has excelled in a broad array of practice areas.”
Over the past 5 years, Noyes has leveraged his litigation experience to serve as agency counsel to Coast Guard personnel testifying before the National Transportation Safety Board. In the international arena, Noyes has served as a legal advisor to several U.S. delegations to the International Maritime Organization in London, where he developed strategic plans for the London Convention on Dumping of Wastes, and helped draft amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
“The Coast Guard has given me fantastic opportunities,” Noyes said as he accepted the award. “As an attorney, I have gotten to work alongside a dedicated group of people not only called to the bar, but called to wear the uniform of the United States and uphold the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.”
Noyes was joined at the ceremony by his wife Ysabel, his 3-year old son Ilyas, his newborn son Lukas, and his parents.
August 15, 2017
On Aug. 14, 2017, as part of Orientation Week, the Program on Law and Government and the AUWCL Chapters of the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the National Lawyers Guild organized a panel presentation for incoming 1Ls featuring alumni currently working in the House of Representatives and the Senate. The program was followed by an afternoon tour of the U.S. Capitol.
July 21, 2017
Diana Santos ’08, an immigration attorney in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area, will present the monthly Alumni Webinar in conjunction with the Office of Career and Professional Development on Wednesday, July 26. The Webinar is titled “Representing Unaccompanied Minors Under the Trump Administration – Exploring the Effects of Canales vs. Torres,” and will have a focus on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in Virginia in light of the recent Canales vs. Torres decision. Alumni can sign up for the Webinar here.
February 9, 2017
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.