Yesterday the law school’s International Trade Law Society, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and Dean Claudio Grossman presented the Seventh Annual International Trade and Investment Law Society Distinguished Alumni Dinner honoring Ricardo Ramirez ‘95.
Ramirez, WTO appellate body member, holds the chair of international trade law at the Mexican National University (UNAM) in Mexico City.
Row 1: Aluisio de Lima-Campos (ABCI Institute chairman; AUWCL adjunct faculty), Karen Antebi (director, Market Access & Anti-Piracy Policy; BSA, The Software Alliance), Timothy Reif (general counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative), Jorge Miranda (consultant, King & Spalding), Amy Porges (Law Offices of Amelia Porges)
Row 2: Gary Horlick (partner, Law Offices of Gary Horlick), Claudio Grossman (dean, AUWCL), Ricardo Ramirez ’95 (chair, WTO Appellate Body), Padideh Ala’i (professor, AUWCL), Jacob Bedingfield (president-elect, International Trade and Investment Law Society), Jorge Vera (president, International Trade and Investment Law Society)
Uruguay is a progressive country, and our national policy to promote human rights is advanced.
Earlier this week, a panel on “Youth in Solitary Confinement” discussed the uses of solitary confinement of youth in the United States and the potential human rights violations associated with this practice.
This conference will help States and petitioners better understand the procedural and substantive issues involved in complaints brought before the Committee against Torture, including the scope of the State Partys’ obligations under article 14 of the Convention to provide redress and rehabilitation to victims. American University Washington College of Law is honored to cohost this important event with the World Organisation Against Torture, a renowned actor in protecting and promoting human rights worldwide.
Claudio Grossman, dean of AUWCL and chairperson of the UN Committee against Torture, speaking about Monday’s conference on best practices for litigation before the UN Committee Against Torture as a tool against torture.
When you look at Dr. Chakrabarty’s amicus brief he makes the point that changes don’t have to be big, they just have to confer new utilities that are benefiting man. And that’s really what I think Chakrabarty stands for, which is if there’s some human invention there that has some new utility then it should be patentable.
Mat Gordon, director of intellectual property for Myriad Genetics, discusses the Myriad Genetics patent case, which is before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Gordon was a panelist at today’s Second Annual Patent Law Symposium.
Check out @PatentProgress for live tweets from the event.
(Pictured: Seth Grae ‘88, Dean Grossman, Robert Pence ‘71, David Rubenstein, Kenneth Lore ‘73)
The Business Law Program at American University Washington College of Law welcomed David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, for a lunchtime presentation Monday on the role of private equity firms and his work in public philanthropy. MORE
As a transactional lawyer you’ve got to think on your feet. You’ve got to get to yes. You’ve got to get along with people who you may have no interest in getting along with. But your client wants a result, and unlike litigation where there’s a judge who’s going to say what you can and can’t do, in transactional law there is no judge. The other side can be as unreasonable as they want to be.
Richard Pollack, partner, Troutman Sanders, at today’s event on “Transactional Lawyering: Theory, Practice, & Pedagogy.” http://bit.ly/13YoQ8n