Skip to main content
American University Washington College of Law
Admissions & Financial Aid
News & Events
Career in Law
About the School
Faculty & Staff
Law With Impact
Initiatives & Programs
Pence Law Library
About the Library
Research & Scholarship
Master of Legal Studies
Domestic & International Dual Degrees
Areas Of Study
Online Course Login
Online MLS Degree
Continuing Legal Education
About Our CLE Program
Faculty & Staff
Upper Level Courses & Writing Resources
International Dual Degrees
Semester Abroad Programs
Summer Abroad Programs
Specialized Programs in DC
Summer Programs Abroad
WCL Summer Courses
Student Bar Association
Faculty Teaching & Service Awards
Faculty Speaker Series
Change Can't Wait
Conference Center & Room Rentals
AUWCL Online Shop
Campus Emergency Evacuation Plan
Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity Relations
Studying Law in Washington, DC
Areas Of Study
The top-ranked Trial Advocacy Program prepares students for litigation practice. It offers a variety of courses, special programs, and competitions.
Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
The richness and quality of the curriculum, training programs, and faculty create an exceptional environment for the study of dispute resolution and arbitration.
Learn more about our Business Law Program, renowned faculty, and over 150 different course offerings in business law and related fields.
Corporate Compliance, Governance & Ethics
We offer cross-cutting courses and programs that equip students with the knowledge and skills to build a career in compliance, in addition to curricula, programs, and student groups that focus on particular regulatory frameworks and industries.
We build upon a strong foundation of criminal law programs, including the Criminal Justice Practice and Policy Institute and Trial Advocacy Program.
Environmental & Energy Law
Explore a myriad of opportunities to engage in environmental and energy law through classes, programs, student organizations, and scholarly publications.
Gender & the Law
The Gender and the Justice Clinic has a longstanding tradition of promoting the integration of women's rights and gender studies into legal education and practice.
AUWCL brings the practice of health law directly into the classroom, ensuring that students graduate practice-ready and connected to opportunities.
Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
AUWCL has one of the top human rights and humanitarian law programs in the nation. Read more about our renowned initiatives and curriculum offerings.
AUWCL offers opportunities that prepare students for the practice of immigration law, including a range of clinics and other skills-based courses.
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property’s unparalleled academic programs include a new LL.M. degree and a first in the nation IP Clinic.
International & Comparative Law
AUWCL is one of the top international law schools in the country, with one of the largest programs for foreign attorneys.
International Trade & Investment Law
Program on International Trade, Investment and Development expands upon the school’s trade-related curriculum and learning opportunities.
Law & Government
In the Program on Law and Government, we are teaching and coaching students who will lead significant careers in government and public life at all levels.
Public Interest Law
Our vibrant activist community offers unique opportunities for students to gain experience through a broad range of pro bono and public service programs.
AUWCL's technology law curriculum, networking events and student groups cover a wide range of current topics, including cybersecurity, privacy and blockchain.
Check out our exciting
View Event Calendar
Washington College of Law
Spring Externship Fair