Armenian Assembly Board Member Aram Gavoor Awarded Prestigious George Washington Law School Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) Board Member Aram A. Gavoor was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from The George Washington University (GWU) Law School on May 21, 2017.

“I am delighted to present the 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award to Professorial Lecturer in Law Aram Gavoor for his outstanding teaching and record of service,” GWU Law School Dean Blake D. Morant stated during the commencement ceremony. “Professor Gavoor, many thanks indeed for your outstanding efforts and substantial contributions you continue to make to our law school,” he added.

Gavoor has been a member of the GWU Law School’s adjunct faculty since 2008, and currently teaches Administrative Law and Government Lawyering. He is an advocate and scholar who specializes in administrative law, federal courts, and constitutional law. Gavoor has litigated federal court appellate and trial cases involving high profile challenges to statutes, regulations, and policies. His cases have been covered by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, and The Huffington Post.

Gavoor completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, went on to receive his J.D. from GWU, and earned an LL.M. from Georgetown University.

“We are all proud to see Aram’s talents acknowledged with this award.  We know how seriously he takes his teaching responsibilities as well as his professional work, and it is wonderful to have an Armenian Assembly board member recognized this way,” stated Assembly Co-Chairs Anthony Barsamian and Van Krikorian.

He is an alumnus of the Assembly’s Terjenian-Thomas internship in the summer of 2003, where he worked with then-Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT). Gavoor is also a frequent speaker at intern and other Assembly events in Washington, D.C. This summer, he will be meeting with the Assembly’s internship class to share insight and guidance for those who are interested in pursuing a career in law.

“Mr. Gavoor’s advice on forging a successful legal career using the knowledge and experience gained at the Assembly will be invaluable to our current class of interns. We are all eager to sit down with him next month and learn from him,” Assembly Terjenian-Thomas Intern Coordinator Robert Arzoumanian said.

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a 501©(3) tax-exempt membership organization.

Armenian Assembly Welcomes New Intern Kyra Chamberlain from George Washington University

The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) is
excited to welcome its newest intern Kyra Chamberlain, a student from George
Washington University (GWU), who will be working with the Assembly’s Government
Affairs and Communications departments at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Chamberlain is currently a sophomore studying
International Affairs, with a concentration on Eurasian Studies, and a Music Minor.
Her primary subjects of interest include history, politics, global societies
and cultures, music, and languages. Chamberlain is originally from Santa Cruz,
California, where she was honored as her high school salutatorian for her
academic excellence.

“While working at the Armenian Assembly, I hope to
further develop my knowledge of Armenian-American concerns and become an
effective advocate on behalf of this community,” Chamberlain said. “I have long
been interested in Armenian-American culture and politics in the United States
and abroad and am excited to help promote awareness about Armenian identity and
interests,” she added.

At her school, Chamberlain is involved in several student
organizations and extracurricular activities. She continues her work in
advocacy as the Co-Programming Chair of GWU’s Feminist Student Union and serves
as the Social Chair for the Russian Speakers Club. Additionally, she performs
with the GWU’s Jazz Ensemble as a pianist, and hopes to expand on her musical
education by participating in other university vocal and instrumental groups.