Student Spotlight: Ross Handler, Editor-in-Chief of the Administrative Law Review
Ross Handler has made the most of his law school experience. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of the Administrative Law Review, but has also served as the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) vice president and on the staffs of the National Security Law Brief, the Sustainable Development Law and Policy Brief, and was a first-year mentor for both Lambda law and the ADVANCE Program. While he served as the vice president of ADR, Ross was the team captain for its team that competed in the ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, France.
During his law school career, Ross has served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Margaret Ryan with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He spent the summer after his 2L year as a summer law clerk with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, and he is currently a law clerk with BuckleySandler, LLP.
“I enjoyed the fact that both experiences permitted me to understand two entirely separate fields of law practice,” Ross said when asked about his law firm positions. “My work in corporate immigration over the summer taught me about the U.S. immigration process for corporate entities. My current position as a law clerk with BuckleySandler has taught me about consumer financial services law litigation and defense. I am learning about the litigation process and how to counsel clients in regulatory matters.”
In addition to pursuing his Juris Doctor, Ross is completing his Master’s in International Affairs through Washington College of Law’s Dual Degree Program with American University’s School of International Service, where he continues to develop his interest in international affairs and crisis management. He will graduate from AUWCL next spring and from SIS in Fall 2017.
Interview conducted by Communications Dean's Fellow Erin Nanovic.
Ropes & Gray Names 2L Christina Ravelo a Recipient of the 2017 Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity ScholarshipNovember 18, 2016
This week Ropes & Gray announced the five recipients of the 2017 Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship, including American University Washington College of Law 2L Christina Ravelo. The scholarship honors the memory of Roscoe Trimmier Jr., an accomplished trial lawyer, the firm’s first African-American partner and a pioneering leader of the firm’s diversity efforts.
Student Spotlight: Editor-in-Chief of the AU International Law Review on her Path through Law School and Maintaining School-Life BalanceNovember 17, 2016
Editor-in-chief of the American University International Law Review Marissa Hill is no stranger to hard work and busy days. AUWCL Communications Dean's Fellow Erin Nanovic recently sat down with Marissa to ask her what advice she would give to the law school's current 1Ls and prospective students, now that she has made it this far through her law school career.
April 14, 2016
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.