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News and Events @ American University Washington College of Law Summer 2015

Tenley Campus Construction Update


Progress continues on the new American University Washington College of Law Tenley Campus. Classes are set to begin in January 2016 and community members have been visiting the construction site to check out the latest innovations. For more updates and news about the campus throughout the summer and fall, visit our Tenley blog.

More Than 200 Alumni Named Top Attorneys in D.C. Area on Super Lawyers Annual List

American University Washington College of Law congratulates our more than 200 alumni named to the list of Washington, D.C.'s "2015 Super Lawyers." The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the area's top lawyers in a variety of practice areas. Read the 2015 Super Lawyer's digital edition here. Super Lawyers will be listed in the class notes section of the next edition of The Advocate, AUWCL's alumni magazine. MORE

Dean Grossman Opens the United Nations Annual Meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies


Dean Claudio Grossman, in his capacity as president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and the chairperson of the Committee against Torture, opened the 27th Meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies of the United Nations. The annual meeting brings together the heads of the 10 human rights commissions that are mandated to monitor national-level implementation of international human rights treaties. MORE

AUWCL and The Washington Foreign Law Society Hosted Anti-Corruption Discussion Series


Presented by the U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Program, the series featured leading experts in the field of anti-corruption, including Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski, former SIGIR Stuart Bowen, Professor James Thurber, and advocate Chen Guangchen. MORE

AUWCL Alumna Creates Non-profit to Address Root Causes of Hunger and Abuse


Almost a year after founding her own non-profit, the International Coalition for the Eradication of Hunger and Abuse, Carolyn Ronis '14 (LL.M., Law and Government) shares her thoughts on working with internally displaced persons in West Africa, the challenges of finding funding, and leadership. MORE


Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law Holds Annual Summer Session


Bringing together students from more than 20 countries, AUWCL faculty, and experts from international organizations, law firms, government, and NGOs, the program offered experiences beyond the classroom, including field trips to the World Bank and the United Nations. MORE


Online Learners Worldwide Participate in Certificate and For-credit Programs at AUWCL

The Office of Online Education at American University Washington College of Law offers online programs geared towards new graduates and mid-career professionals. With select courses available to students worldwide, online learners can participate in certificate and for-credit programs at Washington College of Law in a variety of topics, all while maintaining their day-to-day responsibilities. This year, AUWCL welcomed online participants from across the U.S. and around the world, including Honduras, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Turkey, among others. MORE

Legal Spanish Program Returns in the Fall

This fall, AUWCL will offer a semester-long Legal Spanish Program for lawyers who speak Spanish and seek to improve their use of complex legal terms in client interactions and legal work. The course, to be held Wednesday evenings from September 2 to November 18, introduces participants to legal concepts and provides practical communication skills in Spanish. MORE

Latino/a Alumni Association of the Washington College of Law Celebrates New Board of Directors

The Latina/o Alumni Association of the Washington College of Law, whose goal is to promote professional development through networking and career mentoring, elected new members to serve on its Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term. MORE