LL.M., SJD Alumnus Named Chief Justice of West Virginia Supreme Court
On Jan. 1, 2017, Justice Allen H. Loughry II, 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.
As Chief Justice, he will be the presiding officer over the state’s judicial branch, which encompasses West Virginia’s 74 circuit courts, 47 family courts, and 158 magistrate courts.
A story about Justice Loughry is available here.
November 17, 2016
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.
November 4, 2016
On Nov. 3, American University Washington College of Law’s Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman was elected to the United Nations International Law Commission. The Commission, elected by the General Assembly of the UN, is tasked with the progressive development of international law and its codification.
September 9, 2016
American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce that Dean Camille Nelson has been appointed to the Governing Council for the American Bar Association’s new Center for Innovation in Chicago. In its announcement the ABA said the goal of the Center is to advance the ABA’s position as the lead architect of the legal profession’s efforts to increase access to justice and improve the delivery of legal services through innovative programs and initiatives. It will serve as a resource for ABA members and operate a program of fellowships to work with other professionals, such as technologists, entrepreneurs and design professionals. The Center also will maintain an inventory of the ABA’s innovation efforts as well as the efforts of the domestic and international legal services community.