Champion What Matters
A solid legal education is always demanding, but it should also be exciting, challenging, and an investment in your own and society's future. We invite you to bring your passion to American University Washington College of Law. This is more than a leading law school. This is a place where students, faculty and alumni find doors wide open to pursue their professional goals in D.C. and around the world.
We Invite You to Explore
We encourage you to learn more about American University Washington College of Law by watching our video, taking a virtual tour, visiting our campus, and viewing our Admissions Viewbook, Admissions Profile and other brochures. For the latest news about the law school, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter.
Campus Visit Info:
Please view the Campus Visit page for details. If you will be in the Washington, DC area during a time when we do not offer a guided tour, you are welcome to pick up a printed copy of our Self-Guided Building Highlights Tour from the Security Desk in the lobby or in the Office of Admissions in Suite 507.
Connect with Us:
Applicants are assigned an Admissions Counselor based on the first letter of their last name. Your counselor is your primary contact during the admissions process. Student life questions can be addressed by our Admissions Reception Desk student staffers. View contact information for a complete listing of admissions staff.
Washington, D.C., a Lawyer's City
Our location and diverse student body create possibilities from the first day you pass through our doors. Washington, D.C. is one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world. Branches of government, administrative agencies, international organizations, think-tanks, lobby groups, multinational corporations and firms, and public interest and non-governmental organizations all call Washington, D.C. "home."
Our Student Experience
Our students are qualitatively different. They care passionately about important issues: war crimes and human rights; access to legal representation;gender; race/ethnicity; environmental challenges; labor issues; health care policy; the development of intellectual property and business law; pursuing justice in the international arena and advising foreign governments . Our students see themselves as scholars and practitioners-in-training, exploring and publishing in every legal field, and delving into opportunities for advocacy - participating in the United Nations Committee against Torture Project (UNCAT), representing indigent clients through our Clinical Program, and teaching constitutional law to area high school students. Opportunities for experiential learning are abundant through externships and trial advocacy, giving our student hands-on experience while developing the skills that are vital to the legal profession.