2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog

Introduction


 

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2018

New JD student orientation and final registration  
  Part-time students August 21-24
  Full-time students August 21-23
New LLM student orientation/registration August 21-24
First day of classes August 24
Labor Day holiday September 3
Yom Kippur (University open, no classes) September 19
Thanksgiving holiday November 22-25
Only Thursday classes meet (make-up for Thanksgiving - Thursday) December 4
Last day of classes December 5
Examinations begin December 11
Examinations end December 20
Winter Break (University closed) December 24-January 1

Spring Semester 2019

New LLM student orientation/registration January 7-8
First day of classes January 9
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday January 21
Spring break March 10-17
Monday classes meet (make-up for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) April 24
Last day of classes April 24
Examinations begin April 30
Examinations end May 9
Spring Commencement May 19

Summer Session 2019

Memorial Day Holiday May 27
Classes begin May 28
Independence Day holiday July 4
Make-up for Independence Day (Thursday classes meet) July 30
Classes end July 30
Examinations begin August 2
Examinations end August 7

American University

Administration

Sylvia M. Burwell, President
Mary L. Clark, Interim Provost
Fanta Aw,* Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence
Traevena Byrd, Vice President and General Counsel
Teresa Flannery, Vice President of Communication
Douglas Kudravetz, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Seth Grossman, Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President
Courtney L. Surls, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations
David Swartz, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
David E. Taylor, Special Counsel to the President; Secretary, Board of Trustees

Incorporation

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

Board of Trustees
June 2018

Jack C. Cassell,* Chair
Mehdi Heravi*
Marc N. Duber, * Vice Chair
Margery Kraus*
Janice Menke Abraham
Gerald Bruce Lee*
Gary M. Abramson*
Ross B. Levinsohn*
Gina F. Adams*
Fernando Lewis Navarro
Gaurdie Banister Jr. Charles H. Lydecker*
Stephanie M. Bennett-Smith
Maril MacDonald
Sylvia M. Burwell Betsy A. Mangone*
Kim Cape
Alan L. Meltzer*
Pamela M. Deese*
Andrea Pearson
LaTrelle Easterling Arthur J. Rothkopf
Hani M. S. Farsi* Peter L. Scher*
Thomas A. Gottschalk
Jeffrey A. Sine*
Saira Grewal* David Trone
 
Elizabeth A. Worden

*alumna or alumnus of American University

Washington College of Law

Administration

Dean  Camille A. Nelson
Vice Dean  Susan D. Carle
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs  Brenda V. Smith
Associate Dean for Experiential Education  Jayesh Rathod
Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources  Billie Jo Kaufman
Associate Dean for Student Affairs  David B. Jaffe
Associate Dean for Scholarship  Jonas Anderson
Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty Affairs  William J. Snape
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid  Akira Shiroma
Assistant Dean for External Relations  Randall T. Sawyer
Assistant Dean for Part-Time and Online Education  Elizabeth Boals

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 Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program
Padideh Ala’i, BA, University of Oregon; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the International Legal Studies Program, and Director of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
Hilary Allen, BA, University of Sydney, Australia; BL (LLB) University of Sydney, Australia. LLM Georgetown University Law Center. Associate Professor of Law
Jonas Anderson, BS, University of Utah; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Scholarship
Kenneth Anderson, BA, University of California-Los Angeles; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law 
Jonathan B. BakerAB, JD, Harvard University; MA, PhD, Stanford University. Research 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 and Vice-Dean
Michael W. Carroll, AB, University of Chicago; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law and Co-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 Interim Provost
Llezlie Green Coleman, AB, Dartmouth College; JD, Columbia University. Associate 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. Associate 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 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
Lia Epperson, BA, Harvard University; JD, Stanford University. Professor of Law
Christine Haight Farley, BA, State University of New York, Binghamton; JD, State University of New York, Buffalo; LLM, JSD, Columbia University. Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
Susan D. Franck,  BA, Macalester College; JD, University of Minnesota; LLM, University of London. Professor of Law
Amanda Frost, BA, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Robert K. Goldman, BA, University of Pennsylvania; JD, University of Virginia. Professor of Law and Louis C. James Scholar 
Claudio M. Grossman, Licenciado en Ciencias Juridicas y Sociales, Universidad de Chile, Santiago; Doctor of Science of Law, University of Amsterdam. Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus, Raymond I. Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law
Lewis A. Grossman, BA, PhD, Yale University; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law 
Rebecca Hamilton, BEcon, University of Sydney, Australia; MA, JD, Harvard University. Assistant Professor of Law
Heather L. Hughes, BA, University of Chicago; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Director of the SJD Program
David Hunter, BA, University of Michigan; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
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 and Director of the JD/MBA Dual Degree Program
Amanda Cohen Leiter, BS, MS, Stanford University; MS, University of Washington; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Environmental and Energy Law
James P. May, BA, Carleton College; JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law
Binny Miller, BA, Carleton College; JD, University of Chicago. Professor of Law
Camille Nelson, BA, University of Toronto; LLB, University of Ottawa; LLM, Columbia University School of Law. Dean and Professor of Law
Fernanda Nicola, BA, University of Turin; PhD, Trento University; LLM, Harvard University. Professor of Law 
Mark C. Niles, BA, Wesleyan University; JD, Stanford University. Professor of Law 
Diane F. Orentlicher, BA, Yale University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law 
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 
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 and Bronfman Professor of Law and Government​
Jamin B. RaskinBA, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law 
Jayesh Rathod, AB, Harvard University; JD, Columbia University. Professor of Law, Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic and Associate Dean of Experiential Education
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 
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 
Anita Sinha, BA, Barnard College, Columbia University; JD, New York University. Assistant Professor of Law, Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic
Brenda V. Smith, BA, Spelman College; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs 
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
Anthony E. Varona, AB, JD, Boston College; LLM, Georgetown University. Professor of Law
Lindsay F. Wiley, AB, JD, Harvard University; MPH, Johns Hopkins University. Professor of Law
Paul R. Williams, AB, University of California-Davis; JD, Stanford University. Rebecca I. Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations and Director of the JD/MA Dual Degree Program

Law Library Administration

Khelani Clay, BA, Howard University; JD, American University; MLS, The Catholic University of America. Assistant Law Librarian
John Q. Heywood, BS, Northern Arizona University; JD, American University. Associate Law Librarian
Billie Jo Kaufman, BS, MS, Indiana University; JD, Nova Southeastern University. Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Library and Information Resources
Sima Mirkin, BSc, Byelorussian Polytechnic Institute, Minsk, Belarus; MLS, University of Maryland. Associate Law Librarian
Shannon M. Roddy, BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; JD, American University Washington College of Law; MLS, The Catholic University of America. 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
Wanhong Linda Wen, BA, Hunan Normal University; MS, University of South Carolina. Associate Law Librarian

Emeriti

Evelyn Abravanel, AB, Case Western Reserve; JD, Case Western Reserve. Professor of Law Emerita
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
David Chavkin, BS, Michigan State University; JD University of California at Berkley. Professor of Law Emeritus
Elliott S. Milstein,  BA, University of Hartford; JD, University of Connecticut; LLM, Yale University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Egon Guttman, LLB, LLM, University of London. Professor of Law and Levitt Memorial Trust Scholar Emeritus
Peter Jaszi, AB, JD, Harvard University. Professor of Law 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
Susan J. Lewis, BA, University of California at Los Angeles; JD, Southwestern University; MLibr, University of Washington in Seattle. Law Librarian Emerita
Robert B. Lubic, AB, JD, University of Pittsburgh; MPL, Georgetown University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Anthony C. Morella, AB, Boston University; JD, American University. Professor of Law Emeritus
Mary Siegel, AB, Vassar College; JD, Yale University. Professor of Law Emerita
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

Special Faculty Appointments

Nancy S. Abramowitz, BS, Cornell University; JD, Georgetown University. Professor of Practice of Law
Ana-Corina Alonso-Yoder, BA, Georgetown; JD, American University. Practitioner in Residence
Adrian Alvarez, BA, University of Texas at Austin; MA, Princeton; JD, American University. Practitioner in Residence
Elizabeth Beske, BA, Princeton University; JD, Columbia University. Legal Rhetoric Instructor
Elizabeth Boals, BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; JD, George Mason University. Assistant Dean, Part-Time and Online Education, Practitioner in Residence, and Director Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute
Hillary Brill, AB, Harvard University; JD, Georgetown University. Practitioner in Residence
Sherley Cruz, BA, Boston University; JD, Boston UniversityPractitioner in Residence
Paul Figley, BA, Franklin and Marshall College; JD, Southern Methodist University. Associate Director of the Legal Rhetoric Program and Legal Rhetoric Instructor
Sean Flynn, BA, Pitzer College; JD, Harvard University. Associate Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Jon Gould, AB, University of Michigan; MPP, JD, Harvard University; PhD, University of Chicago. Affiliate Professor, Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Society, School of Public Affairs and Director, Washington Institute for Public and International Affairs Research
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 Rhetoric Instructor
Daniela Kraiem, BA, University of California-Santa Barbara; JD, University of California-Davis. Associate Director of the Women and the Law Program and Practitioner in Residence
Kathryn Ladewksi. BA, Stanford University; JD, University of Michigan Law School. Practitioner in Residence
Fernando Laguarda, AB, Harvard University; JD, Georgetown University Law Center. Professorial Lecturer and Director of the Program on Law and Government
Jeffrey S. Lubbers, AB, Cornell University; JD, University of Chicago. Professor of Practice in 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. Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence
Horacio A. Grigera Naon, JD, LLD, University of Buenos Aires; LLM, SJD, Harvard University. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Victoria Phillips, BA, Smith College; JD, American University. Professor of Practice of Law
Joseph Richard Pileri. BA, University of California, Los Angeles; JD, Harvard Law School. Practitioner in Residence
Heather E. Ridenour, BBA, Texas Women’s University; JD, Texas Wesleyan University. Legal Rhetoric Instructor
Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon, JD, Universidad de los Andes; LLM, American University; SJD, The George Washington University. Professorial Lecturer in Residence
Susana SáCouto, 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 of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Anne Schaufele. BA, DePauw University; JD, American University. Practitioner in Residence
William J. Snape III, BA, University of California, Los Angeles; JD, The George Washington University. Assistant Dean of Adjunct Faculty Affairs and Fellow in Environmental Law
David H. Spratt, BA, The College of William and Mary; JD, American University. Legal Rhetoric Instructor
Richard S. Ugelow, BA, Hobart College; JD, American University; LLM, Georgetown University. Practitioner in Residence
Rangeley Wallace. BA, Emory University; 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 Practice of Law