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News and Events @ American University Washington College of Law June 2012

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Tenley Campus Update

The design phase for American University Washington College of Law’s new campus at Tenley remains on schedule. Dean Claudio Grossman has visited with alumni and area law firms to share the law school’s plans for the campus. Information about all of AU’s upcoming campus improvements can be found HERE.

Dean Grossman to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award

Dean Claudio Grossman has been selected for the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) Lifetime Leadership Award. HNBF is dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community through education and the support of diversity in the legal profession. Dean Grossman will receive the award at a dinner on July 19.

Over 100 Attend Congressional Human Rights Summer Series

The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law welcomed over 100 congressional staffers and summer interns to the first briefing of the 2012 Congressional Human Rights Summer Series on Capitol Hill, June 11. The series is held in conjunction with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and addresses key human rights topics relevant to the work of Congress. The next briefings will be held July 16 and Aug. 13. MORE

Students Selected for Inaugural HBA-DC Internship Program

The law school is pleased to announce that students Xavier Albán, Andrea Coronado, Aida Faverio, Sharon Montenegro, and Alexis Patterson will participate in the inaugural summer judicial internship program sponsored and organized by the The Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. (HBA-DC) Judicial Council. As part of the program, students will intern for federal and local judges in D.C., and participate in networking and training opportunities. MORE

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Completes Successful Summer Program

The Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, held May 28-June 15 by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, offered 19 courses taught by 38 visiting world-renowned scholars and practitioners in the field of human rights. Among the expert instructors for the summer program were four judges: Antonio Cançado Trindade, judge, International Court of Justice; Margarette May Macaulay, judge, Inter-American Court on Human Rights; Sylvia Steiner, judge, International Criminal Court; and Fausto Pocar, judge, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia. The Program also emphasized the concurrent observance of Human Rights Month, which included conferences, workshops, and a film festival that was held May 31-June 15. This series of events addressed both achievements and challenges in human rights law, and featured the expertise of legal practitioners, scholars, and activists. MORE

Alumni Welcomed to July Reception in Las Vegas

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will hold a reception in Nevada on July 16 for alumni who live and work in the greater Las Vegas area, and for alumni in town for the National Bar Association meeting. The event will be held at Caesars Palace. Alumni interested in attending should RSVP at least one week in advance to MORE

AUWCL Students Extern at High-Profile Organizations

Throughout the academic year, over 460 students participated in the law schools Externship Program. This summer, 160 students will extern in Washington, D.C., nationwide, and abroad at organizations like the World Bank, U.S. Department of Justice, NASA, World Wildlife Fund, U.S. District Court, and the Federal Trade Commission. MORE

Police and Media Discuss Occupy Movement at Roundtable

The law school welcomed area police officers and journalists to "Law Enforcement, The Media, and the Occupy Movement," a round-table seminar on June 14 addressing the balance between public safety and free speech. The event was co-hosted alongside The John Jay College Center on Media, Crime, and Justice, The Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and American Police Beat magazine.