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

October 22 3:30PM-4:30PM Tenley Campus - Capital C116 Weinstein Courtroom Maintaining the Ability to Do Justice to All Manner of People October 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - N103 Gender and the Practice of Environmental Law October 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y115 Classroom Landlord Tenant Resource Center Pro Bono Training October 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren N100C Learning Lab OctoBAR: Applications/Accommodations (RSVP) October 23 5:00PM-6:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT16 Classroom Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic Information Sesssion October 23 6:00PM-8:00PM Claudio Grossman Hall, Room YT01 Federal General Counsels Forum featuring Max Stier October 24 8:30AM-5:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall XIV Symposium on International Trade: Rule-based World Trade System under Systemic Crisis October 24 12:00PM-12:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT16 Classroom A Brown Bag and Conversation with Seth Grossman October 24 5:00PM-6:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y401 Large Classroom OctoBAR: NY Bar Exam/Character & Fitness (RSVP) October 25 5:00PM-6:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall 2018 Employment, Immigration, Gender, Family, Education, & Juvenile Justice Law Externship Fair October 26 9:00AM-11:30AM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Role of the Federal Government in Protecting Your Civil Rights October 26 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT07 Classroom 1L Lab: Issue Spotting & Multiple Choice Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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