C-SPAN covered our 17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference held on April 15. In this video, the second panel features legal advocates discuss the legal issues facing documented and undocumented immigrants.

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C-SPAN covered Tuesday’s 17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference. In this first panel, speakers discuss the impact of current immigration polices on the Hispanic community, including the plight of children whose parents have been deported, access to justice, the “immigration limbo” many face, and the effect on the economy.

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On April 9, American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) welcomed nearly 500 attendees to the 16th Annual Grotius Lecture to open the 108th ASIL Annual Meeting and the 76th International Law Association (ILA) Biennial Conference in Washington, D.C.

This year’s distinguished lecturer was NYU Law Professor Radhika Coomaraswamy, pictured above with Dean Claudio Grossman and distinguished discussant, University of Georgia School of Law Professor Diane Marie Amann. Coomaraswamy is the former U.N. special rapporteur on Violence Against Women, and former U.N. under-secretary general and special representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict.

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On April 9, American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) welcomed nearly 500 attendees to the 16th Annual Grotius Lecture to open the 108th ASIL Annual Meeting and the 76th International Law Association (ILA) Biennial Conference in Washington, D.C.

This year’s distinguished lecturer was NYU Law Professor Radhika Coomaraswamy, pictured above with Dean Claudio Grossman and distinguished discussant, University of Georgia School of Law Professor Diane Marie Amann. Coomaraswamy is the former U.N. special rapporteur on Violence Against Women, and former U.N. under-secretary general and special representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict.

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“Culture gives the answer to the relevant question of how the [legal] system has to be read. How the norms have to observed and hence followed…Culture enables us not only to think about the different aspects of how power acts within the legal system, but also how people view their own power.”
-Alfredo Attie, judge, Supreme Court of Sao Paulo speaks on the “International Perspectives: Preparing Young Lawyers For a Global Legal World” panel, The International Legal Education Abroad Conference.

I sometimes worry that Congress won’t pay attention to [threats of ] internet blackouts, if these websites [like Reddit] continue, Congress will say ‘oh, it’s just the internet again!’

-Casey Rae, Future of Music Coalition, speaks at “30 Years of Disruption: from Betamax to Aereo.”
Law and the Music Industry Panel, 3/24

image"Young musicians entering [the music industry] have to decide where to fit, they have to ask themselves, ‘do I want to sign to a major record label or do I want to do it on my own, and if I want to do it on my own, what kind of licensing deals should i be getting?"

-Professor Michael Carroll, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law

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 the field of law and through their service to the law school.
More than 150 students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends attended the event hosted by the Women and the Law Leadership Award Committee and Dean Claudio Grossman at The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C.
Dean Grossman presented the 2014 Women and the Law Leadership Award to Jacqueline L. Jackson ’74, whose illustrious career has included positions at the U.S. Treasury, Bureau of Public Debt, and White House Counsel’s Office.
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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 the field of law and through their service to the law school.

More than 150 students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends attended the event hosted by the Women and the Law Leadership Award Committee and Dean Claudio Grossman at The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C.

Dean Grossman presented the 2014 Women and the Law Leadership Award to Jacqueline L. Jackson ’74, whose illustrious career has included positions at the U.S. Treasury, Bureau of Public Debt, and White House Counsel’s Office.

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"Today and every day I am reminded how useful and beneficial the Act has become." - Carl Stern, former NBC legal reporter and director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice, accepts the 2014 Robert Vaughn FOIA Legend Award for his distinguished FOIA-related career.
The Robert Vaughn Award is given each year at the Annual Freedom of Information Day Celebration.
Check back soon for the full webcast of the event.

"Today and every day I am reminded how useful and beneficial the Act has become." - Carl Stern, former NBC legal reporter and director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice, accepts the 2014 Robert Vaughn FOIA Legend Award for his distinguished FOIA-related career.

The Robert Vaughn Award is given each year at the Annual Freedom of Information Day Celebration.

Check back soon for the full webcast of the event.

This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the New York Times v. Sullivan decision, a landmark First Amendment case. In a panel this week hosted by American University Washington College of Law, Professor Steve Wermiel, Thomas A. Clarke (Kirkland & Ellis, LLP), and Mark S. Zaid (Law Office of Mark Zaid, P.C.) discussed the history of Sullivan and future of libel laws in the context of social media and news coverage. Watch the panel webcast.
Professor Wermiel also signed copies of his new book, “The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan.” Hear Professor Wermiel discuss his book in this month’s Faculty Scholarship Highlight.
Thank you to the Program on Law and Government for the photo!

This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the New York Times v. Sullivan decision, a landmark First Amendment case. In a panel this week hosted by American University Washington College of Law, Professor Steve Wermiel, Thomas A. Clarke (Kirkland & Ellis, LLP), and Mark S. Zaid (Law Office of Mark Zaid, P.C.) discussed the history of Sullivan and future of libel laws in the context of social media and news coverage. Watch the panel webcast.

Professor Wermiel also signed copies of his new book, “The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan.” Hear Professor Wermiel discuss his book in this month’s Faculty Scholarship Highlight.

Thank you to the Program on Law and Government for the photo!