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    American University Washington College of Law
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Introduction


 

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2016

New JD student orientation and final registration  
  Part-time students August 17, 18 & 20
  Full-time students August 18-19
New LLM student orientation/registration August 18-19
First day of classes August 22
Labor Day holiday September 5
Thanksgiving holiday November 24-25
Last day of classes December 1
Examinations begin December 7
Examinations end December 17
Winter Break (University closed) December 23-January 1

Spring Semester 2017

New LLM student orientation/registration January 6
First day of classes January 9
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday January 16
Spring break March 12-19
Last day of classes April 25
Examinations begin May 1
Examinations end May 13
Spring Commencement May 21

Summer Session 2017

Memorial Day Holiday May 29
Classes begin May 30
Independence Day holiday July 4
Classes end July 27
Examinations begin July 31
Examinations end August 3

American University

Administration

Cornelius M. Kerwin, BA, MA, PhD, President
Scott A. Bass, BA, MA, PhD, Provost
Teresa Flannery, Vice President of Communication
Gail S. Hanson, BA, MEd, MPhil, PhD, Vice President of Campus Life
Mary E. Kennard, BAS, JD, LLM, Vice President and General Counsel
Douglas Kudravetz, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Courtney Surls, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
David Swartz, Chief Information Officer
David E. Taylor, Chief of Staff and Secretary, Board of Trustees

Incorporation

Established by Act of Congress of the United States,
February 24, 1893

Board of Trustees
June 2016

Jack C. Cassell,* Chair
Margery Kraus*
Marc N. Duber, * Vice Chair
Gerald Bruce Lee*
Janice Menke Abraham
Ross B. Levinsohn*
Gary M. Abramson*
Fernando Lewis Navarro
Gina F. Adams*
Charles H. Lydecker*
Stephanie M. Bennett-Smith
Betsy A. Mangone*
Gary D. Cohn*
Alan L. Meltzer*
Pamela M. Deese*
Arthur J. Rothkopf
Hani M. S. Farsi*
Peter L. Scher*
Thomas A. Gottschalk
Jeffrey A. Sine*
Gisela B. Huberman*
David Trone

Faculty Trustees

 
Todd A. Eisenstadt
Larry Engel

Ex-Officio Trustees

 
Kim Cape
Cornelius M. Kerwin*
Latrelle Easterling
 

*alumna or alumnus of American University

Washington College of Law

Administration

Camille A. Nelson, BA, LLB, LLM, Dean
Anthony E. Varona, AB, JD, LLM, Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Lia Epperson, BA, JD, Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs
David B. Jaffe, BA, JD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Billie Jo Kaufman, BS, MS, JD, Associate Dean of Library and Information Resources
Robert D. Dinerstein, AB, JD, Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Director of Clinical Programs
Jenny Roberts, BA, JD, Associate Dean of Scholarship
Khalid R. O. Khalid, BA, MA, Associate Dean of Finance and Administration
Amy Tenney, BA, JD, Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Registrar
D. Akira Shiroma, BA, JD, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Traci Mundy Jenkins, BA, JD, Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development
Amanda Frost, BA, JD, Director of the SJD Program
David Hunter, BA, JD, Director of the International Legal Studies Program
Jamin B. Raskin, BA, JD, Director of the Law and Government Program
David E. Aaronson, BA, MA, PhD, Director of the Trial Advocacy Program
Teresa Godwin Phelps, BA, MA, MSL, PhD, Director of the Legal Rhetoric Program
Ann Shalleck, AB, JD, Director of the Women and the Law Program

Full-Time Faculty

David E. Aaronson, BA, MA, PhD, The George Washington University; LLB, Harvard University; LLM, Georgetown University. B. J. Tennery Professor of Law and Director of the Trial Advocacy Program (on leave 2016-2017)
Evelyn G. Abravanel, AB, JD, Case Western Reserve University. Professor of Law (on leave Spring 2017)
Padideh Ala’i, BA, University of Oregon; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law (on leave Spring 2017)
Jonas Anderson, BS, University of Utah; JD, Harvard University. Associate Professor of Law
Kenneth Anderson, BA, University of California-Los Angeles; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law 
Jonathan B. Baker, AB, JD, Harvard University; MA, PhD, Stanford University. Professor of Law
Susan D. Bennett, BA, MA, Yale University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law
Barlow Burke Jr., AB, Harvard University; LLB, MCP, University of Pennsylvania; LLM, SJD, Yale University. Professor of Law and John S. Myers and Alvina Reckman Myers Scholar
Susan D. Carle, AB, Bryn Mawr College; JD, Yale University. Professor of Law
Michael W. Carroll, AB, University of Chicago; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
Janie Chuang, BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Mary Clark, AB, Bryn Mawr College; JD, Harvard University, LLM, Georgetown University. Professor of Law and Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost
Llezlie Green Coleman, AB, Dartmouth College; JD, Columbia University. Assistant Professor of Law
John B. Corr, BA, MA, John Carroll University; PhD, Kent State University; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law
Jennifer Daskal, BA, Brown University; BA, MA, Cambridge University; JD, Harvard University. Assistant Professor of Law
Angela Jordan Davis, BA, Howard University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Robert D. Dinerstein, AB, Cornell University; JD, Yale University. Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Experiential Education, and Director of Clinical Programs
N. Jeremi Duru, BA, Brown University; MPP, JD, Harvard University, Professor of Law
Walter A. Effross, AB, Princeton University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Counseling Electronic Commerce Entrepreneurs 
Lia Epperson, BA, Harvard University; JD, Stanford University. Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Christine Haight Farley, BA, State University of New York, Binghamton; JD, State University of New York, Buffalo; LLM, JSD, Columbia University. Professor of Law
Amanda Frost, BA, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Director of the SJD Program
Robert K. Goldman, BA, University of Pennsylvania; JD, University of Virginia. Professor of Law and Louis C. James Scholar
Lewis A. Grossman, BA, PhD, Yale University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Heather L. Hughes, BA, University of Chicago; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
David Hunter, BA, University of Michigan; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Director of the International Legal Studies Program
Peter A. Jaszi, AB, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic (Fall 2016 only)
Cynthia E. Jones, BA, University of Delaware; JD, American University. Professor of Law
Billie Jo Kaufman, BS, MS, Indiana University; JD, Nova Southeastern University. Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Library and Information Resources
Benjamin Leff, BA, Oberlin College; AM, University of Chicago; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law (on leave 2016-2017)
Amanda Cohen Leiter, BS, MS, Stanford University; MS, University of Washington; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law (on leave 2016-2017)
James P. May, BA, Carleton College; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Binny Miller, BA, Carleton College; JD, University of Chicago. Professor of Law
Elliott S. Milstein, BA, University of Hartford; JD, University of Connecticut; LLM, Yale University. Professor of Law (on leave Fall 2016)
Fernanda Nicola, BA, University of Turin; PhD, Trento University; LLM, Harvard University. Professor of Law (on leave Spring 2017)
Mark C. Niles, BA, Wesleyan University; JD, Stanford University. Professor of Law
Diane F. Orentlicher, BA, Yale University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law (on leave Spring 2017)
Teresa Godwin Phelps, BA, MA, PhD, University of Notre Dame; MSL, Yale University. Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Rhetoric Program
Andrew D. Pike, BA, Swarthmore College; JD, University of Pennsylvania. Professor of Law (Fall 2016 only)
Nancy D. Polikoff, BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, The George Washington University; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law
Andrew F. Popper, BA, Baldwin Wallace College; JD, DePaul University; LLM, The George Washington University. Professor of Law
Jamin B. Raskin, BA, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Government Program
Jayesh Rathod, AB, Harvard University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law and Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic (on leave 2016-2017)
Ira P. Robbins, AB, University of Pennsylvania; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Justice, Director of the JD/MS Dual Degree Program in Law and Justice, and Barnard T. Welsh Scholar
Jenny Roberts, BA, Yale University; JD, New York University. Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Scholarship
Ezra Rosser, BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Herman Schwartz, AB, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Ann Shalleck, AB, Bryn Mawr College; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law, Director of the Women and the Law Program, and Carrington Shields Scholar
Mary Siegel, AB, Vassar College; JD, Yale University. Professor of Law (on leave 2016-2017)

Anita Sinha, BA, Barnard College, Columbia University; JD, New York University. Assistant Professor of Law
Brenda V. Smith, BA, Spelman College; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law
David Snyder, BA, Yale University; JD, Tulane University. Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Business Program
Robert L. Tsai, BA, University of California, Los Angeles; JD, Yale University. Professor of Law (on leave Spring 2016)
Anthony E. Varona, AB, JD, Boston College; LLM, Georgetown University. Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Perry Wallace Jr., BS, Vanderbilt University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law and Director of the JD/MBA Dual Degree Program
Lindsay F. Wiley, AB, JD, Harvard University; MPH, Johns Hopkins University. Associate Professor of Law
Paul R. Williams, AB, University of California-Davis; JD, Stanford University. Professor of International Service and Director of the JD/MBA Dual Degree Program

Law Library Administration

John Q. Heywood, BS, Northern Arizona University; JD, American University. Associate Law Librarian
Billie Jo Kaufman, BS, MS, Indiana University; JD, Nova Southeastern University. Associate Dean of Library and Information Resources
Sima Mirkin, BSc, Byelorussian Polytechnic Institute, Minsk, Belarus; MLS, University of Maryland. Associate Law Librarian

Shannon Roddy, Assistant Law Librarian
William T. Ryan, BA, Boston University; JD, American University; MLS, University of Maryland. Law Librarian
Ripple L. Weistling, BA, Brandeis University; MA, King’s College, London, England; JD, Georgetown University; MSLS, The Catholic University of America. Assistant Law Librarian
Linda Wen, Associate Law Librarian

Emeriti

Isaiah Baker, BA, Yale University; MA, DePaul University; MBA, JD, Columbia University; LLM, Harvard University. Associate Professor of Law Emeritus
Daniel Bradlow, BA, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; JD, Northeastern University; LLM, Georgetown University. Professor of Law Emeritus

Claudio M. Grossman, Licenciado en Ciencias Juridicas y Sociales, Universidad de Chile, Santiago; Doctor of Science of Law, University of Amsterdam. Dean Emeritus, Raymond I. Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law (on leave 2016-2017)
Egon Guttman, LLB, LLM, University of London. Professor of Law and Levitt Memorial Trust Scholar Emeritus
Patrick E. Kehoe, BCS, Seattle University; JD, MLLibr, University of Washington. Law Librarian Emeritus
Nicholas N. Kittrie, MA, LLB, University of Kansas; LLM, SJD, Georgetown University. University Professor Emeritus
Candace S. Kovacic-Fleischer, AB, Wellesley College; JD, Northeastern University. Professor of Law Emerita
Robert B. Lubic, AB, JD, University of Pittsburgh; MPL, Georgetown University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Gary McCann, BA, California State University; JD, Willamette University; MLS, University of Texas. Law Librarian Emeritus
Margaret Mitchell Milam, BA, MLS, University of Maryland; JD, American University. Law Librarian Emerita
Anthony C. Morella, AB, Boston University; JD, American University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Michael E. Tigar, BA, JD, University of California, Berkeley. Professor of Law Emeritus

Robert Vaughn, BA, JD, University of Oklahoma; LLM, Harvard University. Professor of Law Emeritus  
Richard J. Wilson, BA, DePauw University; JD, University of Illinois. Professor of Law Emeritus and Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic
Joanne A. Zich, BA, Washington University; MLS, Columbia University. Librarian Emerita

Special Faculty Appointments

Nancy S. Abramowitz, BS, Cornell University; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Practice of Law
Elizabeth Beske, BA, Princeton University; JD, Columbia University. Legal Writing Instructor in Residence
Elizabeth Boals, BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; JD, George Mason University. Associate Director of the Trial Advocacy Program

Hillary Brill, AB, Harvard University; JD, Georgetown University. Practitioner in Residence
Brandan Butler, BA, University of Georgia; MA, University of Texas; JD, University of Virginia. Practitioner in Residence
Claire Donohue, BS, Cornell University; JD, MSW, Boston College; LLM, The George Washington Universtiy. Practitioner in Residence
Paul Figley, BA, Franklin and Marshall College; JD, Southern Methodist University. Legal Writing Instructor in Residence
Sean Flynn, BA, Pitzer College; JD, Harvard University. Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Jonathan D. Grossberg, BA, JD, Cornell University; LLM New York University. Practitioner in Residence

Jean C. Han, AB, Harvard University, JD, Yale Law School; LLM, Georgetown University. Practitioner in Residence
Elizabeth A. Keith, BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; JD, George Mason University. Legal Writing Instructor in Residence
Daniela Kraiem, BA, University of California-Santa Barbara; JD, University of California-Davis. Associate Director of the Women and the Law Program
Jeffrey S. Lubbers, AB, Cornell University; JD, University of Chicago. Professor of the Practice of Administrative Law
Claudia Martin, JD, Universidad de Buenos Aires; LLM, American University. Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Juan E. Mendez, LLB, Stella Maris Catholic University, Argentina.
Sherizan Minwalla, BA, University of Cincinnati; MA, Loyola University Chicago; JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology. Practitioner in Residence
Horacio A. Grigera Naon, JD, LLD, University of Buenos Aires; LLM, SJD, Harvard University. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Lauren Onkeles-Klein, BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; JD, Georgetown University. Practitioner in Residence

Andrea Parra, Atty. of Law, Universidad de los Andes School of Law; LLM, Boston University Law School. Practitioner in Residence
Sunita Patel, JD, American University. Practitioner in Residence
Victoria Phillips, BA, Smith College; JD, American University. Professor of Practice of Law
Heather E. Ridenour, BBA, Texas Women’s University; JD, Texas Wesleyan University. Director of Legal Analysis Program and Legal Writing Instructor in Residence
Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, JD, Universidad de los Andes; LLM, American University; SJD, The George Washington University. Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Susana SaCouto, BA, Brown University; JD, Northeastern University; MALD, Tufts University. Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Macarena Saez, Licenciada en Ciencias Juridicas y Sociales, University of Chile; LLM, Yale University. Fellow in International Legal Studies and Director, Impact Litigation Program
William J. Snape, BA, University of California, Los Angeles; JD, The George Washington University. Director of Adjunct Faculty Development and Fellow in Environmental Law
David H. Spratt, BA, The College of William and Mary; JD, American University. Legal Writing Instructor in Residence
Richard S. Ugelow, BA, Hobart College; JD, American University; LLM, Georgetown University. Practitioner in Residence

Diane Weinroth, BA, University of California, Berkeley; JD Columbia University. Supervising Attorney
Stephen Wermiel, BA, Tufts University; JD, American University. Professor of the Practice of Law
William R. Yeomans, BA, Trinity College, Connecticut; JD, Boston University; LLM, Harvard University. Fellow in Law and Government