Learning Outcomes

Pursuant to ABA Standards 301 and 302, the faculty of American University Washington College of Law has reached consensus on a list of measurable objectives for our students including promoting and ensuring the development of the following:

  • Knowledge and skills necessary for admission to the bar and immediate and increasing success within the legal profession

  • Preparation for practice in an increasingly diverse and dynamic legal profession

  • Intellectual and cognitive development, including legal analysis and reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving and practical reasoning

  • Mastery of substantive legal knowledge

  • Wellness and balance between personal and professional goals

  • Professionalism and ethics (including integrity, community involvement, promotion of the public interest, commitment to service, networking, entrepreneurship and business development)

  • Proficiency in research, fact and other information-gathering skills (including client interviewing)

  • Communication skills, including written and oral advocacy, negotiation, persuasion and engaged listening techniques

Check out our exciting Upcoming Events

January 07 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Business Basics Bootcamp - Day 1 January 08 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Business Basics Bootcamp - Day 2 January 08 4:00PM-6:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Supreme Court Series: Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp v. Wall-Street.com May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE January 14 5:00PM-6:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Supreme Court Series: Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc. May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE January 15 9:00AM-12:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall International Dispute Resolution Involving States: Key Decisions in 2018 May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE January 16 5:00PM-6:30PM Tenley Campus - Y112 Gender and Law and Family Law Cover Letter and Resume Review January 23 1:30PM-4:20PM C217 Women's Economic Development & Law: The World Bank Group's Women, Business and the Law Report Launch 2018 January 24 4:00PM-6:45PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall Externship Fair January 25 8:30AM-5:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall New Perspectives: A Discussion on Modern Global Supply Chains May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE February 04 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Professional Development: What to Wear at Work February 05 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Gender and the Practice of International Criminal Law March 04 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Women in International Law Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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