Catherine Schenker


Catherine Schenker is the Assistant Dean of Online Learning and a professorial lecturer at the American University Washington College of Law (“AUWCL”). Cathy currently oversees the creation of the Master of Legal Studies (“MLS”), a new online degree program being offered jointly by WCL and the Kogod School of Business.  Once the program begins in April 2019, Cathy will teach Negotiation & Communication to the MLS students.  Prior to July 2018, Cathy was the Director of Graduate Studies at AUWCL. In this role, she taught Legal Research & Writing to the international LL.M. students and was their academic and student affairs advisor. In addition, she directed the Legal Languages Program. In this role, she directed and taught in AUWCL’s English for Lawyers Program, which she created in 2007, and oversaw AUWCL’s Spanish for Lawyers courses. Cathy is interested in issues related to English for Specific Purposes and content-based language education as well as academic support programs. Prior to teaching at AUWCL, Cathy worked as a corporate associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP (currently Hogan Lovells). She received her BA, cum laude, from Yale University in History and International Studies, a JD from New York University School of Law, and a TESOL certificate from American University.

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