Application

To apply please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and return it with your CV/resume and and a brief personal statement to anticorruption@wcl.american.edu

 THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR:

  • Attorneys in private or corporate practice seeking to develop or deepen their expertise;
  • Government officials working to enhance integrity in public service;
  • Non-profits staff, academics researchers and scholars, and development assistance providers seeking effective outcomes; 
  • Graduate students focusing their studies on anti-corruption and related fields. 

Certificate of Completion in Anti-Corruption Legal Studies and/or CLE credit may be awarded upon successful completion of the program and an online take-home exam. (See Below). Each Certificate will reflect the specific course(s) successfully completed. To maximize participants’ breadth and depth of anti-corruption knowledge, participants are encouraged to take as many courses as feasible.  

  • Upper level J.D. and LL.M. students may earn one academic credit per course (up to two academic credits for two courses). (See Below)

TO BE ELIGIBLE, CANDIDATES MUST:

  • Hold a law degree either from a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association or from a foreign law school with equivalent standards; or,
  • Be enrolled in a law degree program at a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association or a foreign law school with equivalent standards and have completed the second year of law school and an international law course; or,
  • Work as practitioners in anti-corruption and integrity-related fields; or,
  • Be an LL.M. or J.D. student entering 3rd year or, with approval, work in a related field; or,
  • Be a graduate student enrolled in a program and focusing their studies on anti-corruption or related field.  
  • Demonstrate English proficiency
  • Limited tuition assistance may be available. For more information and to apply click here.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDIT 

Summer Program applicants seeking  Continuing Legal Education credit should note that on their applications.  The Summer Program will seek to assist students in determining what CLE credit can be offered for Summer Program courses. 

VISITING LL.M. AND J.D. STUDENTS (FROM ABA ACCREDITED SCHOOLS)

Summer visiting law students who wish to receive academic credit must have a letter of good standing and permission to enroll from their home institution. Use the online "Summer Visiting Student Application Form" to begin the process. Registration will open in mid-spring, 2024.

CURRENT WCL L.L.M. AND JD STUDENTS

Current American University Washington College of Law 3L J.D. and LL.M. students should not submit the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM,  but should enroll through Eagle Service.  Each course is for one (1) academic credit, with a maximum of 2 credits for two courses. Those seeking academic credit are subject to ABA Standard 310 requiring 30 hours per credit of outside class work, including a short paper and the exam.

The Office of the Registrar can be reached by: Telephone: , Fax: , or Email: registrationservices@wcl.american.edu.