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 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 January 29 5:30PM-7:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Book talk with Kevin Werbach on his book, The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust January 29 6:00PM-7:50PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom Health Law Legislative & Regulatory Practice Colloquium Series: Texas v. U.S. and the Future of the Affordable Care Act February 04 12:00PM-1:00PM N104 Professional Development: What to Wear at Work February 05 12:00PM-1:00PM Y116 Gender and the Practice of International Criminal Law February 06 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom Law Enforcement through a Human Rights Lens February 06 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y115 Classroom Marshall-Brennan Information Session February 13 10:00AM-3:00PM Washington College of Law Marshall-Brennan Consitutional Literacy Project's Question Corner February 19 6:00PM-7:50PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom Health Law Legislative and Regulatory Practice Colloquium Series: The Support Act of 2018 and Federal, State, and Local Responses to the Opioid Crisis February 22 8:30AM-5:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall The Opioid Crisis: Rethinking Policy and Law May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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