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

March 26 12:00PM-4:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Strategies to Combat U.S. Solitary Confinement: Litigation, Legislation, and Regulation May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE March 26 5:30PM-7:30PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Thirteenth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture March 27 12:00AM-6:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01-01 Grossman Hall 9th Annual Patent Administrative Law Conference March 27 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom “The Impacts of Strategic Human Rights Litigation: Global and U.S. Practice” March 27 1:30PM-3:30PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom The Diffusion of Populism and the Erosion of The Rule of Law March 27 5:00PM-6:30PM Washington Hilton 21st Annual Grotius Lecture: Enchanted by the Tools? International Law and Enlightenment March 27 6:30PM-8:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decision They've Made March 28 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Rapid Response Panel: The Systematic Targeting of Journalists and Activists at Our Border March 28 5:30PM-7:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom Arbitrating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims March 29 12:00PM-4:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall Presidential Lawmaking and Executive Power March 29 2:00PM-5:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y116 Classroom The Global Plastics Crisis: Legal Solutions and The Path Forward March 30 9:00AM-9:00AM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall The 23rd Annual Sylvania Wood Conference on African American and the Law Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar