Admission & Application

To apply please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

 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, academics and development assistance providers seeking effective outcomes; 
  • Graduate students focusing their studies on anti-corruption and related fields. 

A Certificate of Completion &/or CLE credit may be awarded upon successful completion of the program and an online take-home exam. (See Below)

  • Upper level JD and LL.M. are also welcome to earn academic credit. (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 JD 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
  • Tuition and financial assistance available. For more information click here.

CLE CREDIT

Total 60-minute hours: 12 (substantive law)
Total 50-minute hours: 14 (substantive law)

This online course is approved for 12 CLE credit hours in Pennsylvania.

Attorneys licensed in Alaska, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Wisconsin may obtain CLE credit for courses approved by Pennsylvania or Virginia. Attorneys licensed in California and Hawaii may obtain CLE credit hours through reciprocity only if they were physically outside of their state while attending the online course.   

Per request, the Continuing Legal Education Program at American University Washington College of Law will provide attorneys with all necessary documents and information to obtain CLE credits for all other MCLE jurisdictions that have not specifically approved this course. Please contact cle@wcl.american.edu if you have any questions.

VISITING LL.M. AND JD 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.

Office of the Registrar
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite C101
Washington, DC 20016-8125

CURRENT WCL L.L.M. AND JD STUDENTS

Current American University Washington College of Law 3L JD and LL.M. students do not need to submit a separate application but should enroll through the myAU portal. All courses are for 1 academic credit. A maximum of 2 credits is available to law students. Those seeking academic credit are subject to ABA Standard 310 requiring 30 hours per credit of outside class work.

The Office of the Register can be reached by: Tel: 202-274-4080, Fax: 202-274-4085, or email at registrationservices@wcl.american.edu.