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Gowen Rhoades WInograd & Silva PLLC Blog - Information and insight on today's hot legal topics.

Momentum Gaining for Key UN Disability Treaty

UN logoRecently, news came out that Senators from both sides of the aisle are supporting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty, while signed by President Obama in 2009, still needs ratification by the U.S. Senate to have full effect here in America. This bipartisan support is promising not only for a frequently-gridlocked Senate, but the fate of this historic, yet stalled, treaty.

There has been a concerning argument by those opposing the treaty that ratification will override U.S. law and force those in our country to have additional legal and financial obligations. These fears are not only unfounded, but contrary to what would happen if the treaty goes into effect.

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Chris Gowen Wins 2012 Adjunct Professor of the Year Award for AU Washington College of Law

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Professor Gowen celebrates his new award.

This April, Gowen Group partner Christopher Gowen was awarded the 2012 Adjunct Professor of the Year Award at American University, Washington College of Law where he teaches both Legal Ethics and Upper Level Seminars.  One of four hundred adjuncts, Chris began teaching at the Washington College of Law in May 2010, quickly becoming a favorite among the student body for not only his command of, and passion for, the law but also his humor and compassion.  “The award was well-chosen,” observed Brenna Daugherty, one of Chris’ students this past year, “My law school experience is a better one for having worked with him.”

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