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News and Events @ American University Washington College of Law September 2014

30th John Sherman Myers Society Annual Dinner held at the OAS

On Sept. 20, the 30th John Sherman Myers Society Annual Dinner was held at the Organization of American States, recognizing alumni, faculty, and friends who have donated a minimum of $1,500 per year to American University Washington College of Law. MORE

AUWCL Recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine

AUWCL has again been named to Hispanic Business Magazine's list of Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students. Placed this year at #4, AUWCL has been among the top five schools on this list for six straight years. MORE

Dean Promotes AUWCL Abroad During Visit to Panama

Dean Claudio Grossman spoke at the conference "Ensuring a Democratic Future for the Americas" in Panama City, Panama, Sept. 17-19. He also accompanied AU President Neil Kerwin to admissions and alumni events, and hosted an AUWCL alumni reception Sept. 16 at the Courtyard Panama in Panama City. Meliton Arrocha, the secretary of trade of Panama, played an important role in organizing the alumni trip to Panama. MORE

Professor Goldman Elected Vice President of the International Commission of Jurists

Professor Robert Goldman has been elected vice president of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), one of the oldest and most respected human rights organizations in the world. Previously, Goldman served three terms on the ICJ’s Executive Committee and is now serving a second term as a Commissioner. MORE

Student Profile: Q&A with First Year Student Nicole Phillips

First year student Nicole Phillips has a background in nonprofit lobbying and even founded her own nonprofit organization. She came to AUWCL because she appreciated the law school’s mission and opportunities in public interest law. MORE

Richard Verma ‘93 Nominated as U.S. Ambassador to India

President Obama has nominated Richard Verma ‘93 to be the new Ambassador to India. Verma, a senior counselor in Steptoe and Johnson’s Washington office, has more than two decades of international and senior-level U.S. government experience and most recently served in the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs. If confirmed, he will become the first ever Indian-American Ambassador to India. MORE

Former WTO Director General Speaks at AUWCL

The U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Program welcomed the former WTO Director General Pascal Lamy for a program on “Addressing Corruption in Global Trade.” U.S. Trade Representative General Counsel Tim Reif, and Transparency International-USA Chairman Alan Larson also served as panelists. Nancy Boswell, director of the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Program, moderated the panel. MORE

Alumni Profile: Mario Mirabelli '64

When Mario Mirabelli ‘64 started law school, AUWCL looked very different. The law school was located in a three-story townhome on G Street with the library in the basement. “When I consider how far the law school has come since I graduated and where it is going—it is very exciting,” said Mirabelli, who has built a robust career over the last fifty years in corporate, securities, and administrative law. MORE

Argentina's Minister of Defense Agustin Rossi Speaks at AUWCL

The UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic welcomed Argentina's Minister of Defense, Agustin Rossi, for a speech on "Transitional Justice: Argentina and the Legacy of Military Dictatorship." MORE

Intellectual Property Program Continues to Thrive

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at AUWCL has long been a leader in intellectual property teaching and scholarship. Check out this fall update about the program, including information about the new LL.M. Degree Program in Intellectual Property. MORE

Alumna Honors the Legacy of Classmate

Although she works in intellectual property law, alumna Rebeccah Gan ‘01 is active in pro-bono legal service, working on education access initiatives in the District of Columbia. Her interest in education issues partly stems from the influence of her close friend while at law school, the late Amanda Howe. MORE