THIS MOMENT: The Campaign for Washington College of Law

"Our campaign can be summarized in one word: Opportunity. Opportunity for our students to connect easily with the heart of Washington, D.C., branches of government, international organizations, law firms, and numerous associations and non-profit organizations. Opportunity for faculty to enhance even further the quality of their teaching, research, and service in a facility specifically designed to maximize potential. Opportunity for alumni to become even more involved in the life of our vibrant community which is embracing the future with facilities that better match our ambitious vision. The Tenley Campus is a game-changing opportunity for our community and the university."  -- Claudio Grossman, Dean



GOAL: $20 MILLION
STATUS: $7.4 MILLION

THIS MOMENT Campaign Initiatives

Building a New Home: $12 million

After 17 years, AUWCL has outgrown its current space. We need a permanent and lasting home that meets the evolving needs of today while providing the flexibility to respond to tomorrow. We need a home that affirms our position among the leading institutions of legal education in Washington, D.C. and beyond. With a metro station just a few short blocks away from Tenley Circle, WCL will now be better connected with all of the tremendous opportunities the nation's capital offers. To learn more about our new campus, click here.

Increasing Scholarships : $8 million

Scholarship support puts a legal education within reach of those who can realize its promise. It enables AUWCL to continue to recruit and retain students in an increasingly competitive market. Scholarships also reduce the debt load students experience after graduation, enabling them to pursue the careers that most inspire them. Our obligation to these brilliant, inspired, and engaged students who want to study at AUWCL requires that we rededicate ourselves to strengthening our program of scholarship.



Naming opportunities at the Tenley Campus and endowed scholarships begin at $50,000 and can be paid over a period of five years. To discuss making a gift at this level, please contact Khadijah Al-Amin-El, Director for Development and Alumni Relations, at 202-274-4054 or alaminel@wcl.american.edu. All gifts to American University Washington College of Law make a difference and count toward our campaign. Click the link below to make your gift online now. Thank you for supporting AUWCL this year, and every year.

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Annual Giving

The Annual Giving program is the backbone of Washington College of Law and allows donors of all levels to strengthen the curriculum, student experience and future of the law school. Annual giving impacts virtually every aspect of the law school and, without the support of gifts each year, Washington College of Law would not be able to offer the same value it does today. Learn more about the many ways you can donate to WCL or make your gift online today!

The Myers Society

The Myers Society, Washington College of Law's most prestigious annual giving society, recognizes Dean John Sherman Myers and his wife, Alvina Reckman Myers.  Myers Society members are an elite group of donors who share Dean Myers' vision of WCL as a leader in legal education. Learn more.

Dean's Firm Visits

The Dean's Firm Visit program engages WCL alumni at law firms in the law school's fundraising, career development, and outreach efforts. The visit provides a forum for alumni to discuss the future of WCL with Dean Claudio Grossman and to learn about the exciting progress of THIS MOMENT. Learn more.