For over 20 years, American University Washington College of Law has been training upper-level students and practitioners in emerging legal fields.
Participants in our summer law programs can select from 50+ courses offered by our nationally ranked programs and internationally recognized institutes.
Each year, over 500 participants learn from leading experts who bring their experience into the classroom. Join our summer programs, make connections with people from geographically and professionally diverse backgrounds and make lasting connections for the future.
Choose courses in one or several of our diverse subject areas listed below and earn a certificate to boost your career. Evening and weekend courses are available. Some courses are available in Spanish.
Who Should Attend?
1. U.S. Law Students:
- Visiting JD, and LL.M Students interested in academic credit must complete the registration form available here. More
- WCL J.D. or LL.M. Students who would like to take summer courses for academic credit do not require a special application. Please enroll through your my.american.edu account.
These courses can be taken in conjunction with summer-long courses or in addition to an internship or externship. Registration for academic credit opened on April 2021. Please see Academic Calendar for more information. Please note that per ABA Standards, J.D. candidates may register for up to two credits per week.
2. US and International Attorneys interested in specializing and earning a certificate, will have the opportunity to join other public and private professionals from geographically and professionally diverse backgrounds in enriching exchanges and make lasting connections for the future. To register please, select a program of your interest and complete the registration form.
3. Law Students from around the world will have the opportunity to experience American-style law school learning, including the opportunity to stay on campus and earn a Certificate of Completion. To register please, select a program of your interest and complete the registration form.
Classes meet in the morning, afternoon and evening to accommodate busy schedules.