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American University Washington College of Law is excited to announce that Professor Robert Dinerstein has been named Acting Dean of AUWCL starting August 1, 2020. Dinerstein is professor of law and director of the Disability Rights Law Clinic at AUWCL, where he has taught since 1983. His previous positions include serving as the law school's associate dean for academic affairs from (1997-2004), associate dean for experiential education (2012-2018), and director of WCL’s #2 ranked Clinical Program (1988-96 and 2008-2018).
“I am honored, and humbled, to have been appointed WCL’s acting dean effective August 1," said Professor Dinerstein. "I look forward to working with the university administration, WCL faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends of the law school to help us navigate our way through these extraordinary times.”
wcl.american.edu American University Provost Dan Myers announced today that he has appointed Professor Robert Dinerstein to serve as Acting Dean of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) beginning August 1, 2020. Dinerstein will take over for Dean Camille Nelson, whose last day as dean will be July 31...
In law school, students will have upwards of 20 professors. But only a handful will be educators whose influence extends beyond graduation. American University Washington College of Law alumni working in higher education strive to be the professors whose impact endures.
Here's how a few of them do it: https://bit.ly/2Skvp24
wcl.american.edu University Operating Status - AU/WCL are conducting all spring semester classes online for the remainder of the semester. WCL and Pence Law Library are physically closed.
The entire American University community is in this together! Stay safe, everyone.
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American University Provost Dan Myers announced today that Camille Nelson will step down as Dean of American University Washington College of Law on July 31. Nelson has been appointed Dean of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, effective at the commencement of the 2020-21 academic year.
“Over the past four years, WCL has done important work to build upon the strong foundation laid by previous administrations,” Nelson said in a personal thank you to the AUWCL community. “We have focused on an elevated and supportive sense of community, inclusion, professionalism, and engagement to acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of WCL. It has been an honor to serve as your dean.”
Read more: https://bit.ly/2VH8v5Q
In The Advocate, American University Washington College of Law's alumni magazine, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion & Affinity Relations Lisa Sonia Taylor discusses how the WCL Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity Relations is promoting inclusive excellence, meeting needs of underrepresented students, and the importance of diverse alumni mentorship.
"Promoting diversity and inclusive practices is an integral part of legal training. Lawyers play an important role within our society, and we have to make sure that we provide competent and culturally sensitive representation to the people we serve, the people we lead, and the people for whom we advocate.The way we do this is by making sure that there are diverse voices in the room by improving access to legal education, valuing and respecting differences, and providing appropriate support."
Read the full Q&A here: bit.ly/2wDZfXI
Have you seen the Spring 2020 issue of The Advocate, American University Washington College of Law's alumni magazine? This issue’s feature story focuses on alumni working in higher ed, striving to be professors making a big impact on students & the world. Check out this story, and others, in our online version of the publication here: https://bit.ly/34EDFz8
Another American University Washington College of Law alum ascends to the bench! Longtime Adjunct Professor of Ethics and aluma, Dolores Dorsainvil '00, has been sworn in as a judge for Prince George’s County District Court.
For the past 13 years, Dorsainvil has worked as an assistant disciplinary counsel in the District of Columbia, where she investigates and prosecutes cases against D.C. lawyers for ethical misconduct. Prior to this position, she spent more than three years as assistant bar counsel for the Attorney Grievance Commission in Maryland. Upon graduating from AUWCL, Dorsainvil worked as an associate at the Montgomery County-based firm of Goldberg & Finnegan, LLC. #ChampionWhatMatters
After a 30-year career representing clients in more than 800 cases, Cynthia Katkish ’88 says attending American University Washington College of Law was a gift she wants to pass on. Read more in American University Magazine: http://bit.ly/2IZF3Cd #ChampionWhatMatters
American University Washington College of Law is pleased to have six specialty programs recognized by our peer institutions – through voting in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings – as some of the top in the nation. We are ranked #2 for Clinical Legal Education, #4 for International Law, #4 for Trial Advocacy, , #6 Part-time JD Program, #10 for Intellectual Property, and #11 for Health Law. We invite you to learn more about our highly ranked programs here: http://bit.ly/3a2mBEY
American University Washington College of Law is pleased to have six specialty programs recognized by our peer institutions – through voting in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings – as some of the top in the nation. We are ranked #2 for Clinical Legal Education, #4 for International Law, #4 for Trial Advocacy, #6 Part-time JD Program, #10 for Intellectual Property, and #11 for Health Law. Additionally, AUWCL's Criminal Justice Program was ranked for the first time at #26, and our relaunched AUWCL Program on Environmental and Energy Law ranked at #37.
We invite you to learn more about our highly ranked programs here: http://bit.ly/3a2mBEY
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American University Washington College of Law alum U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton ’74, member of the Dean's Advisory Council, is in the national news today for his ruling criticizing the Attorney General’s handling of the Mueller Report.
Read more: https://wapo.st/2PSmAv7
The AUWCL Program on Law & Government and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations invites you to an 'Open House on the Hill' to meet fellow alumni, current students, and faculty members.
The Program offers a multitude of curricular options, experiences, and events including expert faculty, the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, symposia and panels, and an LL.M. program.
When: March 12, 2020, 6-8 pm
Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, 628
50 Constitution Ave. NE
A huge thank you to those that participated in American University Washington College of Law's Champions Challenge during American University's 36 Hours of Giving—we surpassed our goal of 200 gifts, with a total of 238! Your support allows AUWCL to continue to #ChampionWhatMatters in all areas of the law.
It's Day 2 of the American University 36-Hour Giving Challenge, and we are only 50 gifts away from American University Washington College of Law's goal of 200 gifts! You can still join the Champions Challenge and make a gift of any size — there's only 11 hours left!
To learn more and to give, visit http://bit.ly/392q7Pm.
Join fellow alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the entire American University community by making a gift of any size to any area of American University Washington College of Law from February 24 through February 25 – our 36 hour Champions Challenge.
During these two days, every gift you make will help bring our law school community closer to a new philanthropic record – 200 donors in 36 hours. Your generosity helps AUWCL and its students continue to “Champion What Matters” in all areas of the law.
For more information and to make a gift online, visit wcl.american.edu/championschallenge.
Accept the Champions Challenge! Be an American University Washington College of Law champion and make an impact during American University's 36-Hour Giving Challenge, happening Monday, Feb. 24 through Tuesday, Feb. 25. #AllinforWCL
Last night, AUWCL welcomed 50 WCL Clinical Program alumni back to campus for a celebration of the WCL Clinical Program. During the celebration, the Elliot Milstein Award for Professional Excellence was presented to Randi Mandelbaum ’88, distinguished clinic professor of law and founding director of the Child Advocacy Clinic at Rutgers Law School. #ChampionWhatMatters
Join American University Washington College of Law's Office of Development & Alumni Relations for an upcoming webinar on how to keep your career resolutions in 2020. Learn more and register here:
wcl.american.edu Join American University Washington College of Law’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations for two upcoming webinars during the month of January.
WEBINAR: How to Keep Your Career Resolutions in 2020
If you struggle to keep your career resolutions each year, you are not alone! Research shows that only 9.2% of people who set New Year’s goals for themselves feel at the end of the year that they have successfully achieved their goals.
Join AUWCL Alumni Relations and certified career coach Hallie Crawford on Jan 21, 2020 at 12:30pm (EST) to make 2020 the year you break the cycle!
Register at: https://lnkd.in/ekM2-HQ
Your gift of any size to the WCL Champions Fund, our annual fund dedicated to student scholarships, reduces financial burdens of a legal education. Support students like Hannah.
Be a WCL Champion and make your gift today.
"Receiving a scholarship has helped me pursue my dream of working in public interest law. My student loan debt has been alleviated, thanks to the generosity of scholarship donors. I am incredibly grateful to the donors who have invested in my legal education by making scholarships possible." -Hannah, WCL Class of 2020
This Giving Tuesday, be a American University Washington College of Law champion! Support the WCL Champions Fund, an annual fund dedicated to student scholarships. Invest in today’s students, tomorrow’s lawyers. Give today by visiting: http://bit.ly/2LixEzw
Have you seen the Fall 2019 issue of The Advocate, American University Washington College of Law's alumni magazine?
This issue’s feature story is on four alumnae who are leading attorneys in business, law, & policy, practicing at the top of their fields. Check out this story, and others, here: http://bit.ly/2oX5aDF
In the recently released film “Brian Banks,” actor Greg Kinnear plays Justin Brooks ’90, founder & director of California Innocence Project—a California Western School of Law clinical program that aims to free wrongfully convicted inmates like Brian Banks, a wrongfully imprisoned young athlete.
Learn more about the movie, and how American University Washington College of Law Professor Ira Robbins helped lead Brooks to a career as a criminal lawyer: http://bit.ly/2UdKL8d #ChampionWhatMatters
Join the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the intellectual property and technology law student-alumni networking reception at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. The annual event introduces current students and the new 1L class to the alumni community. PIJIP will also be announcing American University Washington College of Law's new initiative on Law, Technology and Intellectual Property.
RSVP here: http://tiny.cc/2019Microsoft
Today, Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman was elected as a member of the Institut de Droit international - Institute of International Law during the first round of voting. The Institute is comprised of the world's leading international lawyers, and considered the most authoritative world academy of international law.
A portion of 25th Avenue South in front of Vanderbilt University's Memorial Gym will be named in honor of the late American University Washington College of Law Professor Perry Wallace.
A civil rights trailblazer and former director of our JD/MBA Dual Degree Program, Wallace was the first African-American to play basketball in the Southeastern Conference.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/2ZfJPFD
Our 1Ls were the beneficiaries of words of wisdom, inspiration, & passion as they heard Kevin Parikh '96, CEO and Senior Partner of Avasant, speak Thursday during his visit to American University Washington College of Law. After the talk, moderated by Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property Professor Michael Carroll, Parikh conversed with students and answered questions about law and technology.
Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty Affairs Bill Snape spoke with alumni Ben Miller ’05, former U.S. Criminal Law adjunct, and Tracee Plowell '98, who will be taking on his role this fall semester. Learn about their American University Washington College of Law experiences here:
wcl.american.edu When AUWCL decided to offer a section of U.S. Criminal Law to foreign LL.M. students in fall 2012, the law school turned to alum Ben Miller ’05. Now, Tracee Plowell ’98, a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, is set to take over for Miller. Assistant Dean for Adjunct Fa...
Thanks to a generous gift from William I. Jacobs, BS Kogod School of Business (American University) ’63, JD AUWCL ’66, American University is launching a new Defending the AU Dream Initiative. The Initiative will support immigration legal services provided by American University Washington College of Law's Immigrant Justice Clinic.
Services will include representation of college-age students with DACA and other immigration-related matters at AU and at other institutions in the DC metropolitan area. Additionally, the Clinic team will conduct clinics and screenings at locations around the region, and plans to disseminate the model—including best practices and lessons learned—to other law school clinics and faculty around the country. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2KVykwf
LLM International Law at American University hosted a reception Thursday evening for over 30 local ILSP LL.M. alums in the American University Washington College of Law Capital Atrium.
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ALUMNI WEBINAR: BE AN INFORMED BORROWER
On Friday, May 17, 2019 at 4:00pm EST, join Alumni Relations and Dr. Jeffrey E. Hanson, a national expert on student loans, to learn more about how you can take advantage of the benefits that come with federal student loans. This 75-minute webinar will also provide opportunities for you to submit your questions regarding any issues regarding student loan repayment. Sign up today! #alumnirelations #studentloans #learnmore
Have you seen the Spring 2019 issue of The Advocate, American University Washington College of Law's alumni magazine? This issue’s feature story is on the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, a program which offers talented upper-level law students the unique opportunity to teach courses on constitutional law and juvenile justice in public high schools, primarily in underserved urban areas.
Check out this story, and others, here in The Advocate's online version: http://bit.ly/2Uswray
On April 6, American University Washington College of Law presented the inaugural Legends & Leaders Dinner, hosted by the John Sherman Myers Society.
The celebratory event honored the dedication and philanthropy of the extended AUWCL community, along with this year’s numerous scholarship recipients, including 2018-19 Myers Law Scholarship recipients 2L Lisa Ndembu Lumeya and 3L Stephanie M. Daigle.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/2VzBPtM
April 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, a program that has made a major impact on the lives and careers of those who have participated in it.
Founded in 1999 by American University Washington College of Law Professors Rep. Jamie Raskin and Stephen Wermiel, the program offers talented upper-level law students the unique opportunity to teach courses on constitutional law and juvenile justice in public high schools, primarily in underserved urban areas. This push for constitutional literacy is rooted in the belief that teaching young people their rights as citizens and other fundamental constitutional principles will result in a more engaged and empowered citizenry.
wcl.american.edu April 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, a program that has made a major impact on the lives and careers of those who have participated in it.
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