ABA Required Disclosures (ABA Standard 509)

 

American University Washington College of Law has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1940. The contact information for the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is:

321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-988-6738Fax: 312-988-5681 legaled@americanbar.org

In compliance with ABA Standard 509, we provide the following information to current and prospective students about American University Washington College of Law and the J.D. Program.

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF)

Admissions Data

 

JD Admissions Profile

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF)

Tuition, fees, living costs, financial aid, and refunds

 

Financial Aid Homepage

Financial Aid: 2016-17 Cost of Attendance (Full-Time JD)

Financial Aid Refund Policy

Conditional Scholarships

 

The Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship requires recipients to maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Enrollment Data and Graduation Rates

 

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF)

Total 2016-2017 JD enrollment: 1277 (1035 full time; 242 part-time).

Fall 2016-2017 entering JD class enrollment: 463 (380 full time, 83 part time)

  • Minority Representation: 33%
  • Female/Male ratio: 64%/36%

Less than .5% of entering students fail to graduate due to academic deficiency.

Composition and number of faculty and administrators

 

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF)

Faculty

Curricular Offerings

 

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF)

Curriculum

Course Catalog

Library Resources

 

Pence Law Library

Physical Facilities

 

Facilities

JD bar passage data

 

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (PDF)

In 2015, 80.8% of AUWCL graduates sat for the bar examination in Maryland, New York, or Virginia. The combined pass rate for these three jurisdictions was 62.37%.

Employment Outcomes

 

Recent Employment Outcomes

Transfer Policies

 

Information on Transferring and Visiting Students

Complaint Process

 

As a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, American University Washington College of Law ("AUWCL") is subject to the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools. These Standards may be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/standards.html.

Any AUWCL student who wishes to bring a formal complaint that directly implicates AUWCL's program of legal education and its compliance with the ABA Standards may so file with the Office of Academic Affairs (academic@wcl.american.edu). The complaint must include the student's name and contact information, must be sent from the student's American University email account, and must identify the problem with sufficient detail, including the Standard which forms the basis of the complaint, to allow the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs to properly investigate the matter.

The Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs will acknowledge the complaint within five business days of its receipt. Within thirty business days following acknowledgment of the complaint, the Senior Associate Dean shall either meet with or respond in writing to the complaining student. The Senior Associate Dean shall provide a substantive response to the complaint, information about steps taken by the law school to address the complaint or a statement that further investigation is needed. If further investigation is needed, the Senior Associate Dean shall provide information about what steps are being taken by AUWCL to obtain the additional information and the anticipated time frame for additional response.

Within ten business days of written notice from the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs regarding final resolution of the complaint, the student may appeal the decision in writing to the Dean. If such an appeal is filed, the Dean shall respond, with a written decision, within thirty business days. The decision of the Dean shall be final.

The Office of Academic Affairs shall maintain for eight years a complete written record of each complaint and how it was investigated and resolved.

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October 30 6:00PM-8:00PM NAFTA and the Digital Environment October 31 12:00PM-1:15PM Warren Building - NT03 Human Rights Reading Group October 31 12:00PM-1:30PM Yuma Building - YT01 A Conversation with David Rubenstein November 01 12:00PM-1:30PM Capital Building - Commons Gender and Law Course Advising November 01 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 01 6:00PM-8:00PM McDermott Will & Emery - 500 North Capital St NW Washington DC Fall Alumni Reception November 02 3:00PM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 Race and Disability in Policing and Criminal Justice Reform November 03 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 2017 National SJD Roundtable November 06 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 07 12:00PM-12:50PM Washington College of Law Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Forced Labor Trafficking Panel November 07 3:00PM-4:00PM Warren Building - N102 SBA Academic Affairs Committee Meeting November 07 4:00PM-4:50PM Yuma Building - Y112 Martial Arts for Stress Relief with Professor Macarena Saez November 07 6:50PM-8:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 A Conversation on Gender, Development and Public Service November 08 8:30AM-11:00AM Yuma Building - YT01 Celebrating the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20, the FCPA at 40 & Addressing the Challenges Ahead November 08 8:30AM-3:00PM Warren Building - NT01 What's Next in the Pipeline? 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