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

Welcome from Dean Claudio Grossman

On behalf of the faculty and administration of American University Washington College of Law, it is my pleasure to welcome our new and returning JD, LL.M., and SJD students to the law school. I hope you enjoyed a productive summer, and you are eager to begin the academic year. Our community looks forward to providing you with exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service. MORE

Students, Faculty, and Staff Lend a Hand in Local Neighborhoods

More than 180 incoming students, faculty, and staff participated in the In My Back Yard (IMBY) Public Service Day on Aug. 19, volunteering at organizations in local Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. MORE

AUWCL Announces Visiting Professors and New Appointments

AUWCL welcomes Visiting Professor Darren Rosenblum and Practitioners-In-Residence Kate Sablosky Elengold and Sunita Patel '05 for 2014-15. Read MORE about these additions to the AUWCL community.

Meet the 2014-15 Humphrey Fellows

Legal scholars and professionals from around the world arrived in Washington, D.C. in August to participate in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program coordinated by the International Legal Studies Program. MORE

Professors Respond to the Events in Ferguson, Missouri

Faculty were interviewed by ABA Journal, MSNBC, WAMU, and more in the aftermath of the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Read, view, and listen to their analysis.

AUWCL Launches New LL.M. Programs

AUWCL is pleased to announce new LL.M. programs in Intellectual Property and International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. MORE

Alumni Profile: Curtis DiPasqua '80 Excels in Fast-Paced Restaurant Industry

Curtis DiPasqua '80 appreciates the fast-paced nature of his career. As president of Subway Development Company of Central Florida, he oversees more than 340 Subway Restaurants in Central Florida and is co-owner of 40 stores. MORE

Registration Opens for the Online Lawyer Re-Entry Program

The Online Lawyer Re-entry Program is for lawyers looking to resume, transition in, or reinvent their professional lives. Through pre-recorded lectures, online interactive sessions, written assignments, and exercises, participants will reclaim their careers and find support among a cadre of talented lawyers. For more information, join the live chat Sept. 10 at 5:00 p.m. MORE

Alumni Named "Trailblazers Under 40"

The law school congratulates Major Louis "Jamie" Boston '00, command judge advocate for the U.S. Army, and Akua Coppock '03, assistant city attorney for the City of Atlanta Law Department, named "Trailblazers Under 40" by the National Bar Association. Boston and Coppock were recognized at the NBA's Annual Convention in July. MORE

John Sherman Myers Society Annual Dinner, Sept. 20

The Annual John Sherman Myers Society Dinner will be held Sept. 20 at the Organization of American States. The Myers Society, named for former dean John Myers and his wife Alvina Rickman Myers, is a select group of committed alumni, faculty, and friends of AUWCL who donate a minimum of $1,500 per year to the law school. The Myers Society provides critical funding for facilities, scholarships, technological developments, academic initiatives, and student services. MORE

Tenth Annual Environmental Law Summer Session Welcomes Participants from 32 Countries

Over 60 people including current AUWCL students, visiting law school students, and practitioners attended this year's Summer Session on Environmental Law, which featured 10 seminars on topics from international business and the environment to a new course on human rights and the environment in Latin America. Participants came from 32 countries across five continents, including Morocco, Tanzania, Brazil, Poland, Italy, Mexico, Malaysia, and Canada among others. MORE

VIDEO: Global Opportunities

AUWCL's Office of Global Opportunities connects students with opportunities to study law in some of the most fascinating parts of the world. Hear about some of our students' experiences abroad.

Summer Institute Focuses on Litigation Skills and Technology in the Courtroom

The Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program welcomed 40 practitioners and students to their Litigation Skills Summer Institute (LSSI) in July. Attorneys from Miller & Chevalier; Budow & Noble; and Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC attended the program and earned CLE credits. MORE