American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. is a dynamic law school at the center of government, business, and all things international. Students receive a legal education that features a leading-edge curriculum and unparalleled experiential learning opportunities. The law school is a vibrant community of students, faculty, and alumni from around the U.S. and the globe.
Our Uniquely Collaborative Community Features:
- Support from current Latina/o students and alumni through the Latina/o Law Students Association (LaLSA) and the Latina/o Alumni Association of the Washington College of Law (LAAW), including a workshop for 1L students conducted by Latina/o alumni. Click here to see last year's video.
- Advising from the Office of Student Affairs on course selection, academic planning, and referrals to faculty members in particular practice areas.
- Individual counseling and program support for student organizations from the Office of Diversity Services.
- More than 40 student organizations, 5 journals, and 15 student-edited briefs to fit your area of interest.
Our Involvement with the Broader Community Means You'll Find:
- High-profile events hosted by law school such as the annual Hispanic Law Conference, co-sponsored by the Hispanic Bar Associations of DC, MD, and VA.
- Student attorneys addressing real clients' needs in our renowned clinics, including the Immigrant Justice clinic.
- Countless opportunities to gain valuable on-the-job experience through externships with world-renowned organizations like the World Bank or local non-profit organizations like Ayuda.
- Alternative break trips to the U.S.-Mexico border.
- Network with foreign dignitaries at events such as the IX Symposium on International Trade co-sponsored by the Embassy of Brazil.
Programs for Every Interest Include:
- More than 20 academic programs in subject areas as diverse as our students' interests.
- Moot court competitions in Spanish like Compentencia Internacional de Arbitraje Comercial.
- Nine courses offered in Spanish in our Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
- Six summer abroad programs and more than 25 international semester exchanges on six continents.
Our Location Offers A Home within the City:
- The law school is located in a beautiful residential area close to Embassy Row and less than 15 minutes to downtown D.C. on the Metro.
- A free university shuttle transports students from the law school to the Metro every 15 minutes, making it simple to commute to class or a downtown internship.
Hear From an Alumna
AUWCL has again been named to Hispanic Business Magazine's list of Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students. Placed this year at #4, AUWCL has been among the top five schools on this list for the sixth straight year. Hispanics make up 13.3 percent of the student body and 12.2 percent of the faculty at AUWCL. The schools are ranked using criteria such as enrollment, faculty, reputation, retention rate, and the use of progressive programs to recruit, support, and mentor Hispanic/Latino students.
New Tenley Campus 2015
Hear from 17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference Participants.
Latino Community Recognizes Dean Grossman
Dean Claudio Grossman was honored as Academic of the Year by the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce.
Application Fee Waived
The $70.00 application fee will be automatically waived for all applications submitted by December 31, 2014.
We encourage you to visit campus and meet our faculty and students. View the Campus Visit page for more details.