Learn from Top Legal Experts in the Nation’s Capital

Summer Law Programs
in Washington, D.C.

Online & In-Person Programs & Courses available 
may-June-July, 2024


Academic credit application (LL.M. and J.D. students) opens April 2024 for WCL students and students visiting from ABA-approved or state accredited law schools.

Certificate application (U.S. and international attorneys and advanced law students from around the world) are currently available on individual program pages.

For over 20 years, American University Washington College of Law has been training upper-level law students and practitioners in emerging legal fields. Participants can select from 50+ courses offered by our nationally ranked programs and internationally recognized institutes.

The short specialized courses are a great way to dive deeper into a specific subject and gain a certificate of attendance, academic, or CLE credit. Please note, some courses are only available for academic credit, and not all programs offer CLE.


Specialty Certificates are offered upon completing courses of a practice area (see summer institutes below.) You can also choose courses from multiple practice areas.

Who Should Attend?

  • U.S. Law Students: earn academic credit while simultaneously completing DC-based summer internships. 
  • US & International Practitioners: deepen your expertise, expand your networks and earn a Certificate of Attendance or Completion. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit is also available to US attorneys. 
  • International students: experience American-style law school learning, including the opportunity to stay on campus and earn a certificate of attendance or Completion.

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Modality (2023 Summer Programs):

Anti-Corruption Law | in-person & online
Commercial & Investment Arbitration | in-person
Environmental Law | 
Hospitality Law | in-person
Health Law | online
Human Rights & Humanitarian Law | in-person 
Intellectual Property & Technology | in-person & online
Litigation Skills | in-person

2023 Summer Programs