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September 2016

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In My Back Yard Service Day group participation photo

Students Begin Orientation with Annual "In My Backyard" Day of Service

Before classes begin each year, students, faculty, and staff come together to participate in community service projects around Washington, D.C. IMBY sets the tone for a spirit of public service and community involvement infused throughout the law school. More

New Dean of the Washington College of Law, Camille A. Nelson

AUWCL Welcomes New Faculty for the 2016-17 Academic Year

American University Washington College of Law is pleased to welcome Susan Franck, Rebecca Hamilton, and Anita Sinha to the full-time faculty this fall, in addition to the beginning of the tenure of our new dean Camille Nelson. More

AUWCL Receives Prestigious Grant Award from Rockefeller Foundation

Two American University Washington College of Law Alumnae Selected as Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows

Kathryn Kimball ’16 and Cecilia Lopez ’16 have been named to the third class of Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellows, the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. More

AUWCL Receives Prestigious Grant Award from Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded American University Washington College of Law's War Crimes Research Office, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and Women and the Law Program a prestigious Bellagio Award for the convening entitled "Ending Impunity for Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Conflict or Mass Repression in Latin America." More

Popular Seminar Course Enables Students to Study Social Media and The Law

Millions of people use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and other social media, but how many users are aware of what rights they have online or delve into the legal implications of these platforms? A group of AUWCL students got the opportunity to do just that over the summer. More

Select Upcoming Events
09/21 Alumni and Students Intellectual Property Networking Reception
09/23 John Sherman Myers Society Annual Dinner
09/28 Arbitration Annual Lecture, Presented by Professor James R Crawford
09/29 Gender and Law Lunch and Learn Series: Gendered Bodies- Women’s Rights and LGBTI Rights at the U.N.
09/29 The 18th Annual Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term
10/06 Federal Courts & Trade Secrets
10/11 Supreme Court Series - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. v. Apple Inc
10/21 23rd Annual Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition
10/25 Palo Alto Alumni Lunch
10/25 San Francisco Alumni Reception
10/26 San Diego Alumni Reception
10/27 Los Angeles Alumni Reception