The Armenian Bar Association welcomes Aram A. Gavoor to the Board of Governors with his appointment in April 2022 to fill an open seat on the Association’s governing body.  He is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The George Washington University Law School in the nation’s capital and is a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of administrative law, federal courts, and national security law. His co-authored work was cited by the Supreme Court of the United States in Department of Commerce v. New York (2019). His scholarship has earned placement in the Florida Law ReviewIndiana Law JournalOhio State Law JournalAdministrative Law Review, and other law journals. In 2021, The National Law Journal named him a DC Rising Star honoree.

In his prior roles in the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice, Dean Gavoor litigated federal court appellate and trial cases involving high-profile challenges to statutes, regulations, and policies. He received The Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2019, a Commendation from the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Criminal Division in 2018, and the Civil Division Special Commendation Award in 2020, 2019, and 2018. He has briefed and argued over a dozen cases before a majority of the United States Courts of Appeals and has litigated in nearly a third of the 94 United States District Courts.

In the Armenian community, he currently serves on the PTA of his church’s Armenian school and on the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Assembly of America.

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2024 International Law Symposium: Call for Papers

The humanitarian crisis for the ethnic Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) [as a result of Azerbaijan’s complete military encirclement, months-long blockade, and, ultimately, the entire Armenian population’s forced migration out of Nagorno-Karabakh] raise oft-ignored questions about the universality and effectiveness of non-derogable international human rights norms. This Call for Papers seeks submissions of abstracts for papers exploring the relationship between human rights and unrecognized or partially recognized States (viz, countries), particularly in connection with the live issues in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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