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October 2016
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Sherry Weaver Reflects on Diversity, Inclusion, & Her Time at Washington College of Law

After 29 years at American University Washington College of Law, Sherry Weaver is saying goodbye to the law school, and hello to retirement. Weaver has been what she calls “semi-retired” for about four months now, but will stay on in a part-time capacity for the near future.

Each year, Weaver has been instrumental in organizing the annual Martin Luther King tribute and Sylvania Woods Conference on African Americans and the Law, among other AUWCL traditions. "Thanks in no small part to the tremendous work of Sherry Weaver over decades, diversity and inclusion are core values at American University Washington College of Law. Our law school would not be the same without her many years of dedicated work in service of building a community that is deeply anchored in principles of justice and equality for all. Sherry has shared her brilliant mind, and generous heart, with our law school and university. She will be missed, but never forgotten - our school is stronger, wiser, and more inclusive because of her dedicated service,” said Dean Camille Nelson.

Intellectual Property Networking Reception Brings AUWCL Students, Faculty, and Alumni Together
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property hosted a networking reception downtown at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center connecting students with alumni and other experts working in the field.
Program on Law & Government Presents 18th Annual Preview of Supreme Court Cases
The Program on Law & Government presented the 18th Annual "Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term" event on Sept. 29. Panelists discussed several important cases on the Supreme Court's docket for the new term, and elaborated on the impact of beginning the term with only eight justices.
Immigrant Justice Clinic and ACLU of Maryland Report Outlines Consequences of Participating in the State's Diversion Programs
The Immigrant Justice Clinic and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland released a report titled "Diverted into Deportation: The Immigration Consequences of Diversion Programs in Maryland," which explores the availability of diversion programs in certain Maryland counties and their effects on noncitizen participants.
Legal Writing Institute Announces Scholarship in Legal Communication Awards Named in Honor of Professor Teresa Phelps
The Legal Writing Institute Board of Directors has announced the establishment of the Teresa Godwin Phelps Award(s) for Scholarship in Legal Communication. The awards are named after Professor Phelps, who directs the Legal Rhetoric Program at the law school.
Select Upcoming Events
10/26 California Alumni Receptions
10/27 XII Symposium on International Trade
10/31 Supreme Court Series: Star Athletica, LLC v.Varsity Brands, Inc.
11/02 Aesthetics of Judicial Interpretation with Judge Sinisa Rodin
11/09 Trading in Many Shades of Green: How International Trade Impacts the Environment
11/17 Professor Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property in the Public Interest