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

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