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december 2016
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AUWCL Students Participate in Law, Justice and Development Week at The World Bank 
Law, Justice and Development Week is a unique event hosted yearly at The World Bank, which brings together the global community interested in using law and justice tools to contribute to development. Since 2014, the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy (PIOLD) has been a co-sponsor of LJD Week with students from the program supporting the event and helping The World Bank staff host more than 1,200 participants and 200 speakers. Pictured above: SJD candidate Antonio Morelli, alumna Garam Dexter, PIOLD Director Fernanda Nicola, and LL.M. candidate Octavio Goio.
WEBCAST: PIJIP Hosts Post-Argument Discussion of High Stakes Patent Case
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property hosted a discussion of the high stakes contest in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over which research institution – UC Berkeley or MIT – should be awarded patent protection for a groundbreaking new method of gene editing that can greatly increase the pace of research and discovery in the biological sciences. Professor Jacob Sherkow of New York Law School moderated the panel.
UN CAT Project Students Reflect on Their Experiences throughout the Program
This November, ten students from the UN CAT Project traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to experience firsthand the United Nations Committee against Torture's 59th session proceedings and deepen their knowledge of international human rights law. Generous gifts from the Kovler Foundation and from Ms. Kelsey Lee Offield supported the UN CAT Project's students: Vanessa Drummond Alvarez, Chase J. Dunn, Jordan Helton, Alina Husain, Ana Dionne-Lanier, Bridget Lynn, Inna Pletukhina, Thomas C. Scott Jr., Carter Stevens, and Karina Wegman.
Professors' Op-eds On High Profile Topics
AUWCL Professors have authored several high-profile opinion articles following the election. Robert Tsai teamed up with Dhalia Lithwick on Slate to address false claims and fake news that have followed the election. Professor Amanda Frost, also on Slate, addressed whether President-Elect Trump would be able to carry out his pledged immigration policies. And Professor Jayesh Rathod wrote in the Orlando Sentinel about the future of immigration policy relating to the migration of Haitians.

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01/04 AALS Alumni, Faculty & Friends Reception
01/11 Baltimore Alumni Reception
01/18 PIJIP SCOTUS Series - Lee v. Tam

01/19 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commemoration Program & Reception
01/19 Bag-a-Thon for Friendship Place
01/24 UN CAT Project Panel Presentation