As part of the celebration weekend for the new campus, on Saturday, Feb. 13, American Unviersity Washington College of Law hosted a breakfast with guest speaker Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of The World Bank Group. After the breakfast, over a dozen discussion groups on relevant local, national, and international topics by leaders in their fields took place, offering free Continuing Legal Education to participants.
Highlighting the faculty’s and alumni’s areas of expertise, the discussion groups helped connect law students with alumni practitioners in the field, as well as deepen the alumni’s connections to each other and to the law school.
"This event showcased the law school’s vibrant community and is an epic display of AUWCL’s expertise and commitment to law and justice," said Professor Amy Tenney, one of the organizers for the celebration weekend. "Nearly all of the panelists are prominent alumni in their fields and will be joined by more than thirty faculty members to discuss important issues facing our country and the world."
Discussion group sessions included:
As a gracious welcome to the neighborhood, the local Whole Foods Market sponsored a lunch between the discussion group sessions. “The new campus is a beautiful addition to our community and we look forward to partnering with American University Washington College of Law students, faculty, and staff throughout their academic endeavors," said Todd Schrecengost, Metro Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market.