Admission Requirements and Registration

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CERTIFICATE/CLE
US Practitioners and Foreign Attorneys

All courses can be taken for professional development. Upon completion of the program, a Certificate of Attendance will be presented to the participants.

To apply, candidates must hold a law degree either from a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association or from a foreign law school with equivalent standards; Candidates who do not hold a law degree but have certain work experiences may be eligible to apply. Please email the program director at swermiel@wcl.american.edu with your request to apply along with a current resume. US Practitioners can request CLE Credit. WCL is an accredited provider for Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York and will seek accreditation for all other states as requested.

Registration:
Online: Please click here to access the online form.
Fax or Mail: Please contact the Program directly for a PDF of the program application.

NOTE: A US $65 non-refundable application fee must be sent with the registration form.


ACADEMIC CREDIT
Visiting Students and Practitioners Applying for Academic Credit

Applications must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Students who wish to accelerate graduation by enrolling for summer courses must consult and have permission from their home institutions. A letter of good standing and permission to enroll at the Washington College of Law must accompany your application. Visiting students can apply to use some credits toward a future LLM degree from the Washington College of Law. Please speak with the program director for further information on this option.

To apply please complete the registration form available here and send it directly to the Registrar's Office at:
Office of the Registrar
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20016-8125

Initially, visiting students will be registered generally for the number of credits they intend to take as follows:

LAW-872-001 Regulatory Law and Policy: Financial Regulatory Reform 1 credit
LAW-707-001 Advanced Constitutional Law 1 credit
LAW-707-002 Advanced Constitutional Law 2 credits
LAW-707-003 Advanced Constitutional Law 3 credits
LAW-881-001 Advanced Problems in Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy 1 credit
LAW-881-002 Advanced Problems in Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy 2 credits
LAW 843-001 Advanced Issues in Immigration Policy & Litigation 1 credit

Once the Registrar has you registered for the appropriate number of credits, you can then reserve your space in the individual blocks using the online reservation process. If you have questions about registering for the appropriate courses, please contact the Program Director directly.

Please note that no credits will be awarded until attendance in the appropriate number of blocks is confirmed by the Program Director and the final grades are submitted.


ACADEMIC CREDIT
WCL JD, LLM, Students

Initially, all WCL JD and LLM students will register generally for the number of credits they intend to take by going to your my.american.edu account and selecting the following courses to register for:

LAW-872-001 Regulatory Law and Policy: Financial Regulatory Reform 1 credit
LAW-707-001 Advanced Constitutional Law 1 credit
LAW-707-002 Advanced Constitutional Law 2 credits
LAW-707-003 Advanced Constitutional Law 3 credits
LAW-881-001 Advanced Problems in Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy 1 credit
LAW-881-002 Advanced Problems in Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy 2 credits
LAW 843-001 Advanced Issues in Immigration Policy & Litigation 1 credit

Once you have registered for the appropriate number of credits, you can then reserve your space in the individual blocks using the online reservation process. If you have questions about registering for the appropriate courses, please contact the Program Director directly.

Please note that no credits will be awarded until attendance in the appropriate number of blocks is confirmed by the Program Director and the final grades are submitted.


PROGRAM CHANGES AND WITHDRAWALS

Applicants who have registered or paid a deposit will be informed promptly of any changes in the Summer Session's course offerings and, in the unlikely event of a course cancellation, will receive a full refund for the course (excluding the application fee of $65, which is non-refundable). Requests for refunds should be directed to the following Offices:

For Academic Credit:
Applicants who have registered or paid a deposit should notify us immediately in case of withdrawal. Students who have registered to receive academic credit must also contact the Office of the Registrar for information about withdrawal forms and deadlines. You can contact the Office of the Registrar at:

Office of the Registrar
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: 202-274-4080
Fax: 202-274-4085

For Certificate of Attendance:
Refund is only available if you withdraw before the start of classes. Cancellations after that time will not be refunded, however,seminar materials will be provided. Substitutions will be considered. Requests for refunds should be directed to:

Summer Institute on Law and Government
American University Washington College of Law
Attn: Professor Steve Wermiel
4801 Massachusetts Ave, Rm. 357
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: 202-274-4263
Fax: 202-730-4709

Written cancellation received three business days prior to the course will be fully refunded (swermiel@wcl.american.edu). Cancellations after that time will not be refunded, however, course materials will be sent and access to webcasts will be provided. Substitutions will be considered.