Join Dean Claudio Grossman, Washington College of Law, and Israel area
alumni, parents, and friends for an intimate dinner. Enjoy
complimentary food and beverages as you network with fellow Eagles and
visit with the dean. There is no charge to attend.
Registration for this event is now closed.
Claudio Grossman is Professor of Law and Dean of American University
Washington College of Law (WCL) and the Raymond Geraldson Scholar for
International and Humanitarian Law. Since his appointment as dean in
1995, WCL has further developed its intellectual creativity, pursuing
numerous and exciting initiatives. More than 50 full-time faculty
members have been hired, dramatically improving the law school's
student-faculty ratio and expanding and enhancing scholarship, teaching
and service. A variety of WCL programs have been developed during Dean
Grossman's tenure including: dual JD Programs with universities in
Canada, France and Australia, the LL.M. in Law and Government Program,
the L.L.M. in Advocacy, the Supervised Externship Program, the S.J.D.
Program, a dual LL.M./MBA, LL.M. specializations in Gender and the Law
and in Free Trade Agreements and Regional Integration, and specialized
summer programs in human rights and humanitarian law, international
commercial arbitration, health law, intellectual property, law and
government, international organizations, law and diplomacy,
environmental law, and legal English. Also during Dean Grossman's
leadership, WCL has developed and expanded summer abroad programs in
Europe, Asia, and Latin America, numerous semester abroad programs, the
International Commercial Arbitration Center, the Intellectual Property
(IP) Program, clinics in IP, Disability Rights Law, Immigrant Justice
and an evening section of the General Practice Clinic, and integrated
sections in the first year so as to promote interconnectedness among the
different law courses.
Dean Grossman was unanimously reelected in May 2012 to a third term as
Chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, a position he has
held since April 2008, and has been a Committee member following his
November 2003 election to that body. In May 2009, Dean Grossman was
named to the judging panel for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, and in
May 2010 he was elected to the Center's board of directors. Dean
Grossman has served on the governing board for the International
Association of Law Schools since 2008 and was reelected in 2010 for a
three year term.
Dean Grossman is the author of numerous publications regarding international law and human rights (see http://www.wcl.american.edu/dean/cv.cfm
He has also received numerous awards for his work with human rights and
international law, including the René Cassin Award from B'nai B'rith
International in Chile and the Harry LeRoy Jones Award from the
Washington Foreign Law Society. In October 2000, Dean Grossman was named
Outstanding Dean of the Year by the National Association of Public
Interest Law (now known as Equal Justice Works).