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Fifth Annual American Society of International Law (ASIL) Research Forum


Fifth Annual American Society of International Law (ASIL) Research Forum

October 23-24, 2015, Washington, DC

This year ASIL Research Forum, co-sponsored by American University Washington College of Law will include expert-led discussions of 70 innovative papers, a talk with former International

Court of Justice Judge Thomas Buergenthal, and a discussion of Dispute Settlement with Iran: From the Hostage Crisis to the Nuclear Accord with key negotiators from the U.S. Department of State.

Because of AUWCL partnership with ASIL our STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY MAY REGISTER FOR FREE at:   using the code APSTUDENT15.

The Forum will also include events designed to assist students and new professionals interested in pursuing a career in international law:

The International Law Career Panel and Speed Mentoring Event will feature practitioners from a variety of international law fields and a networking reception.

Thursday, October 22
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
JD Student Lounge
Reception to follow
To register please go to:

Two expert librarians will lead a session on International Law Research Strategies which focuses on improving students’ research skills on international law topics

Friday, October 23
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Room 402
To register please go to:

Please note, it is not necessary to obtain the ASIL membership in order to participate in either the two ASIL career and professional development events on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 or the Research Forum, Oct 23- 24. When registering via ASIL website you will be asked to create an account in order to provide your name and contact email.

Because of AUWCL partnership with ASIL our students receive 50% off individual memberships. A year-long student membership only costs $25! Please use code: 1516ASILACAD at:


Women, Business & The Law Event

Follow the event on Twitter with #WomenBizLaw

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET) / 19:00 – 20:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: IFC Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations and institutions differentiate between women and men in ways that may affect women’s incentives or capacity to work or to set up and run a business. It provides data on legal and regulatory barriers to women’s entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies, covering seven areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, going to court and protecting women from violence.
This year’s report marks the 4th edition of the global Women, Business and the Law report series. For more information, please visit

The Legal Spanish Program starts soon! Join us!


Join a live video chat on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5PM (EST) with Susana Medina-Day, program coordinator of American University Washington College of Law’s Legal Spanish Program. During the live chat, Susana will answer questions about the Legal Spanish Program as well as discuss what it takes to perfect legal Spanish skills. Click here to RSVP.

Fall Session:

September 9 – November 20


Participants must be practicing lawyers, legal professionals, or law students with a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Participants are expected to actively participate in class exercises and complete assignments.


Regular Rate:  $1,200

Alumni, Non-Profit, Government Rate:  $900

Registration Deadline:

August 17, 2015

Visit us online today at

ASIL Volunteer Call


Are You Fluent in Spanish?

Volunteer to accompany Judge Barrios at two receptions & Gala Dinner on 4/10/15!

Judge Barrios is not expected to make formal remarks, but will have the option to say a few words when accepting the award.

You would assist in interpreting the general proceedings of the dinner and in interpreting her remarks, if any, when she accepts the award. You would also be seated with ASIL leadership during the dinner and get to network with the Society’s leadership, patrons, and special guests.

If interested, please e-mail Ms. Lara Townzen ASAP and let her know what is your availability, interest, and level of Spanish spoken.

Professional Development Spotlight

Don’t miss this professional development panel opportunity that will be taking place next Wednesday at the law school!

The panel, hosted by the American Association of Justice and AUWCL’s Trial Advocacy Program will be moderated by Prof. Liz Lippy.

Please see the flyer to the right for registration information.

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Rowe Fund Opportunity




1889 F Street, NW, Seven Floor, Washington, DC 20006; Tel. (202) 370-9760; Fax (202) 458-3167; E-mail:


The Rowe Fund is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans of up to $15,000 dollars.

By financing a portion of their studies in the United States, the Rowe Fund helps students complete their education while at the same time fostering cultural diversity, friendship, and communication among the people of the Americas. Rowe Fund loans include:

  • Deferred repayment while in school
  • No application or processing fees
  • Applications are accepted and reviewed year-round and at any time during the studies in the U.S.
  • Funding is sent directly to the student after approval
  • Easy access to loan application forms and instructions

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Applicants or, if you have already been awarded a Rowe Fund loan, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for Current Beneficiaries.

The Rowe Fund was endowed through a bequest from Dr. Leo Stanton Rowe, who served as Director General of the Pan American Union (the precursor of the OAS), from 1920 until his death in 1946.  Dr. Rowe devoted his life to furthering understanding and integration among the countries of the Americas, particularly through higher education.


For additional information, please visit our website, where you can find the application forms, FAQs, brochure, and a useful informative video.  Feel free to contact us at: or 202-370-9760

ABA Pathways to Employment in International Law

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) and the American Bar Association Section of International Law will host a diverse group of attorneys who achieved success through a career in international law practice, advising clients on legal issues involving international matters, doing research, advising governments or teaching international law. The speakers will advise J.D. and LL.M. students on how to pursue an interesting and successful career in international practice.

Registration is FREE but RSVP is required at:

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