2021-2022 WCL Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 WCL Catalog

Student Activities


Activities

 

The American University Law Review is a legal journal edited and published by law school students selected on the basis of scholarship. The students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases as well as critically evaluate and edit the lead articles and book reviews written for the Law Review.

The American University Business Law Review is a legal journal edited and published by law school students selected on the basis of scholarship. These students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases as well as critically evaluate and edit the lead articles and book reviews written for the Business Law Review.

The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law is a legal journal edited and published by law students selected on the basis of scholarship. These students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases in gender and the law and policy as well as critically evaluate and edit lead articles and book reviews written for the journal.

The American University International Law Review is a legal journal edited and published by law students selected on the basis of scholarship. These students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases in international law and policy as well as critically evaluate and edit lead articles and essays written for the journal.

The Administrative Law Review is a legal journal edited and published by law students selected on the basis of scholarship. Students write comments and notes on legal developments and significant cases in administrative law as well as critically evaluate and edit lead articles, essays, and book reviews written for the journal.

The Criminal Law Practitionerformerly called the Criminal Law Brief, is dedicated to addressing key criminal law issues in ways that are helpful to practicing attorneys, judges, legislators, and law students.

Health Law and Policy Brief was founded in 2007, the Health Law & Policy Brief is a student run publication that publishes articles on a wide array of cutting-edge topics in the area of health law. Such topics include health care compliance, fraud and abuse enforcement, health insurance payment and reimbursement issues, intellectual property issues, international human rights issues, FDA initiatives and policies, and a host of other matters. 

Intellectual Property Brief  provides an opportunity for law students, professors, practitioners, and anyone interested in intellectual property law to discuss and learn about substantive IP issues.  The IP Brief features daily blog posts from a team of student writers; frequent student-written columns about recent IP-related issues, case updates, and events; and IP law articles from student writers and outside submissions on a semester publication cycle.

Labor and Employment Law Forum the Forum was founded in 2010 to provide a specific and neutral forum for students, scholars, practitioners, and organizations to explore the complex developments of the law governing the workplace.  It serves as a medium that highlights emerging developments in labor and employment law and explores the legal issues that arise under this area of law.

Legislation and Policy Brief is the legislative-based legal publication of the Washington College of Law. LPB publishes a book twice a year, conducts dynamic panel discussions, and hosts an on line blog providing non-partisan legal analysis of current legislation and policy issues before federal and state legislatures. LPB articles cover a wide range of legislative areas and tend to be heavy on legislative history and analysis.

The Modern American  is American University Washington College of Law’s scholarly publication dedicated to diversity and the law. TMA is a student-run publication founded in 2004. The Modern American is a name that conveys the nation’s evolution as an increasingly diverse and complex place that is experiencing tremendous change, both exciting and frightening, in the era of twenty-first century politics.

The National Security Law Brief founded in April 2009, the American University National Security Law Brief (NSLB) is the nation’s first student-run law school publication to focus on the rapidly evolving field of national security law. The publication is a biannual print publication, with a complementary on line component, devoted to examining the legal dimensions of United States national security law and policy. In addition to analyzing traditional security issues such as counter terrorism, intelligence collection, and nuclear proliferation, the Brief also examines legal matters related to soft power and cybersecurity.

Sustainable Development Law and Policy is a student-run initiative at American University, Washington College of Law that focuses on reconciling the tensions between environmental sustainability, economic development, and human welfare. The SDLP journal embraces an interdisciplinary approach to provide a fuller view of current legal, political, and social developments. The mission is to serve as a valuable resource for practitioners, policy makers, and concerned citizens promoting sustainable development throughout the world.

The Arbitration Brief The Arbitration Brief is a student publication produced with the assistance of the Center for International Commercial Arbitration. The Arbitration Brief strives to cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from domestic employment arbitration to international investment disputes.

The Human Rights Brief is an official publication of the law school’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law that reports on substantive contemporary human rights and humanitarian law issues. Law students produce the three issues published each year.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society (ADRHS) is a student-run organization geared towards fostering an interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at the Washington College of Law and is comprised of several competition teams.

The Mock Trial Honor Society is a student-administered organization that coordinates and organizes intraschool, interschool, national and regional trial advocacy competitions.

The Moot Court Honor Society is the student-administered board that coordinates and organizes the intraschool and interschool student competitions in appellate advocacy, trial advocacy, and client counseling. Two intraschool moot court competitions are sponsored each year by the Moot Court Board. All first-year students are eligible to compete in the Alvina Reckman Myers First-Year Moot Court Competition, consisting of three rounds of oral argument. All students beyond their first year are invited to enter the Upper-Class Moot Court Competition, which involves both oral argument and the writing of an appellate brief. Interschool moot court competitions are administered by the board in a wide range of fields, including client counseling, labor law, tax law, energy law, administrative law, constitutional law, entertainment law, and many others. These competitions against teams from law schools around the country combine brief writing and oral argument skills.

The Student Bar Association is the law student government and is responsible for budgeting student fees (subject to the dean’s approval of the fee allocations) and coordination of all student-sponsored activities and organizations at the law school. In addition to sponsoring speakers and conducting social events, it represents students on the various faculty and student committees and serves as a clearinghouse for information on important social and economic concerns affecting students.

Many other student organizations are recognized as part of the Student Bar Association. The groups funded for the current academic year include:

Action for Human Rights

Environmental Law Society

Korean Law Student Association [KLSA]

ADVANCE

Equal Justice Foundation [EJF]

Lambda Law

African Justice Initiative

European Law Association

Latin American Law Student Association [LaLSA]

Alternative Break

Family Law Society

Law Revue

American Civil Liberties Union

Federalist Society

National Lawyers Guild

American Constitution Society

Health Law and Policy Student Association

Parents Attending Law School

Animal Law Society

Hospitality & Tourism Law Society

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

Arab Law Student Association

Immigration Rights Coalition

Phi Delta Phi

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association [APALSA]

Intellectual Property Law Society

South American Law Student Association [SaLSA]

Black Law Student Association [BLSA]

International Refugee Assistance Project [IRAP]

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

Business Law Society

International Trade & Investment Law Society

Tax Law Society

Caribbean Law Student Association [CLSA]

Italian American Law Student Association [ITALSA]

The Modern American

Christian Legal Society

JD/MBA Club

Transactional Law Society

Construction Law and Real Estate Society

Jewish Law Student Association [JLSA]

WCL Democrats

Disability Law Society

Juvenile Justice Society

Women’s Law Association

Energy Law Society