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

VIDEO: Alumna Explores a Unique Path in Food and Drug Law



While at American University Washington College of Law, Amy Speros '11 was able to explore her interests in food and drug law. Today her work focuses on regulatory and transactional matters in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, dietary supplement, and tobacco industries. WATCH THE VIDEO

“Faculty Practice Groups” Expand Career Development and Focus for AUWCL Students

Since last fall, the faculty at American University Washington College of Law has taken a more active role than ever in students’ career development. The faculty formed 11 specialized “faculty practice groups” to help students develop the skills required to succeed in specific legal fields, think strategically about their career paths, and connect with practitioners and employers. MORE

Public Interest Alumni Advisory Board Meets

The law school’s Public Interest Alumni Advisory Board met this month. The board helps to create new opportunities for students and alumni with a commitment to public interest and pro bono. Eleven board members attended the meeting, along with two students and the original conveners of the board: Dean Claudio Grossman, Professor Susan Bennett, and David Steib from the Office of Public Interest. Dean Grossman provided welcoming remarks before the board divided into four working groups focused on: Innovations to Support Students in Their Pursuit of a Public Service Career, Experiential Education, Loan Repayment and Forgiveness, and Pro Bono. Each group created action items which will serve to focus their work before the next board meeting.

Jacqueline L. Jackson '74 Honored at Women and the Law Leadership Luncheon

The Annual Women and the Law Leadership Award Luncheon and Ceremony was held March 21, recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments of alumnae who have made significant contributions to law and through their service to the law school. The 2014 Women and the Law Leadership Award was presented to Jacqueline L. Jackson ’74. MORE

17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference, April 15

American University Washington College of Law is proud to host the 17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference, held each spring as part of the law school’s Founders’ Celebration. The Apr. 15 event will bring together inspiring and successful individuals and institutions devoted to the progress of Latinos in the U.S. and the region. MORE

Students Learn about Tribal Law on Trip to Navajo Nation

One of the largest groups of American University Washington College of Law students to date volunteered on the Navajo Nation Reservation over spring break, providing pro bono work while learning about the tribal law. Students received substantive legal experience while learning the heritage and fundamental law of the Navajo Nation. MORE

LL.M. Alumna Named “Top Lawyer Under 40” By Hispanic National Bar Association

Margarita R. Sanchez LL.M. ‘08, senior associate in the international arbitration and Latin America practice groups of Arnold & Porter, was recently named one of five Top Lawyers Under 40 by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HBNA). Each year, this honor recognizes five members under the age of 40 who have “distinguished themselves in their respective areas of practice.” MORE

Seventh Annual Freedom of Information Day Celebration

Media and public interest groups gathered at AUWCL on March 18 to celebrate Freedom of Information Day with a series of unique sessions on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), surveillance secrecy, and other transparency issues. The event was covered by Federal News Radio.

Mock Trial Honor Society Fields Teams for 14 Competitions

The Mock Trial Honor Society at American University Washington College of Law fielded teams for 14 trial competitions for 2013-14. Read some of the highlights from the competitions here.

Apply Now: 2014 Summer Abroad Programs

A limited number of seats are still available for the law school's specialized 2014 summer programs abroad. Do not miss out on the opportunity to earn up to six credits this summer in diverse course topics from international business to human rights law in Europe, Asia, and South America. MORE

AUWCL Hosts Regional Rounds of WTO Moot Court Competition

American University Washington College of Law hosted eight schools March 6-8 for the North American and Latin American Regional Rounds of the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on WTO Law. Teams from six countries participated, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the U.S. The team from AUWCL ranked third and will be competing in the international finals in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2014. MORE

Keep Up with Founders' 2014 on Tumblr

The Founders’ Celebration series of events continues this spring with programs on diverse topics to honor the vision and principles of the law school's founding mothers. Check out photos, videos, and news from the Celebration on our Tumblr blog.