Campus Visit

Spring Semester Campus Visit Schedule
January 23 – May 12, 2017

Capital Building
Our 8.5 acre Tenley Campus is located on Tenley Circle at 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, one block south of the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station(Red Line).

Admissions Info and Q&A Sessions: January 23 - May 12
Student-Guided Tours: January 23 - April 25
First-Year Class Visits: January 23 - April 20
Waiting List Sessions: March 20 - May 12


- Depending on space availability, guests of prospective students may attend a tour and information session.
- Schedule may change due to class cancellations, unforeseen activities, or inclement weather.
- Classes noted with a ** are a first-year elective course.
- Activities listed in orange are evening options.
- Information Sessions are small-group (limited to 15 students) discussions led by an admissions representative and current law student. These sessions address the questions of those attending but can include: admissions process; financial aid; first-year experience; externships; clinics; housing options etc.
- Waiting List Sessions are led by an Admissions Counselor who explains our waiting list process and timing of decisions. Waiting list candidates attending these sessions may also attend the Information Session offered on the same day.
- Admissions Q&A Sessions are with an admissions representative and conclude in time to attend the 6:00 pm evening class.

- No class visits and limited tours during Spring Break (March 12-17).
- All general visit activities cancelled on 3/24 and 4/21 due to Admitted Students Events.

RSVP details posted below schedule.

DAY

ACTIVITY

TIME

MONDAY

Information Session

Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus (two options)

Waiting List Session (limited to March 20-May 12)

Class Visits:
**International Law – Prof. Mendez
**Intro to Business Law & Financial Markets – Prof. Anderson
**Food and Drug Law – Prof. Grossman
Criminal Law – Prof. Robbins

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


9:00 – 10:20 a.m.
10:00 – 11:50 a.m.
10:30 – 11:50 a.m.
1:30 – 2:50 p.m.

TUESDAY

Admissions Q& A (Evening Session)

Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus

Class Visits:
Constitutional Law – Prof. Tsai
Criminal Law – Prof. Boals
Constitutional Law – Prof. Wermiel
Criminal Law – Prof. Davis (Part-time Program Evening Class)

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

10:00 – 11:50 a.m.
10:30 – 11:50a.m.
3:00 – 4:50 p.m.
6:00 – 7:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus (two options)

Class Visits:
**Into to Intellectual Property Law – Prof. Farley
**Public Interest Practice – Prof. Wilson
**International Law – Prof. Chuang
**Intro to Public Law: Legislation & the Regulatory State – Prof. Varona
Civil Procedure – Prof. Niles (Part-time Program Evening Class)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. (Highlights Evening Tour)

9:30 – 11:20 a.m.
10:00 –11:50 a.m.
10:00 – 11:20 a.m.
10:00 – 11:50 p.m.
6:00 – 7:20 p.m.

THURSDAY

Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus

Class Visits:
Property – Prof. Anderson
Constitutional Law – Prof. Wermiel
Criminal Law – Prof. Davis (Part-time Program Evening Class)

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. (Highlights Evening Tour)


3:00 – 4:50 p.m.
3:00 – 4:50 p.m.
6:00 – 7:20 p.m.

FRIDAY

Information Session

Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus (two options)

Waiting List Session (limited to March 20-May 12)

Class Visit:
Constitutional Law – Prof. Tsai
Criminal Law – Prof. Boals

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


10:00 – 11:50 a.m.
10:30 – 11:50 a.m.


Class Visit Guidelines:
• Check in at the Office of Admissions in the Capital Building in room C201 at least thirty minutes before the class.
• An Admissions student staffer will escort you to the classroom to introduce you to the professor. If you arrive late (less than 15 minutes prior to the start of class), you will not be able to attend the class.
• Due to limited seating, we can’t accommodate guests of prospective students in the classroom. You can register a guest to join you for a tour/ info session only.
• Stay for the entire class session unless there’s a break time during class.
• You may observe the class lecture and discussion but are not encouraged to participate.
• Do not use your cell phone while the class is in session.
• There’s typically time after class to mingle with students and the professor. Feel free to use this time to address questions to the professor or to students.

TO RSVP: Please email the Admissions Reception Desk at wcladmit@wcl.american.edu and indicate the following:
–First and Last Name
–LSAC ID (if known)
–Phone Number
–Mailing Address
–Email Address
–Date of Visit (if it's on a Monday or Friday, specific which tour time)
–If You Have Any Guests Accompanying You

All prospective students are asked to RSVP at least one business day in advance of desired visit date. You will receive a confirmation email with logistics from our Admissions Reception Desk.

Visitor Information

Hotel/Hostel Suggestions

Directions to the Office of Admissions:Capital Atrium entrance

By Metro –Take the Red Line to Tenleytown/AU Metro Station. At the top of the first escalator bear right to take the next escalator to the street level. This will bring you to Wisconsin Avenue next to Best Buy entrance. Turn right and walk down Wisconsin Avenue, cross Albemarle Street, and walk one block to Tenley Circle. At the circle, (St. Ann’s Church on your right) take a right onto Yuma Street and the law school will on your left.

Enter the building marked Capital Atrium.
From the ground floor Atrium area take the elevator located behind the café area to the 2nd floor and exit left to C201. Click here for walking map from Tenleytown to Capital entrance.

By Car In accordance with the university's Good Neighbor Parking Policy, visitors to the law school may not park in residential streets surrounding the campus including at parking meters.
- Parking:
Admissions provides in the RSVP confirmation email an access code for a complimentary parking pass from the kiosk machines located in the garage elevator lobby. If you misplace the code or don't RSVP in advance, you can also purchase a parking pass for $2.00/hour at at the kiosk. Any car without a pass could be ticketed.

- Enter the law school garage at 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW. In the garage take an immediate left turn down the ramp to level P2. Take the Yuma Building elevators located by Section B/C in the garage to the 2nd floor and follow signs to Capital Building and Admissions in suite C201.

By Uber/Taxi
Please instruct the driver to drop you across from 4001 Yuma St. NW. This will bring you by the Capital Atrium entrance, then follow directions above regarding Enter the building marked Capital Atrium.

Admissions Reception Desk Staff


Upper-level law students staff the reception desk and main phone line of the Office of Admissions. They are a great resource for prospective students and can answer questions about student life, class offerings, extra-curricular opportunities and studying law in Washington, DC.

Spring 2017 Student Staff/Tour Guides:
Edwin, fourth-year JDMA student, graduate of University of Notre Dame, from Nashua, NH
Sterling, third-year student, graduate of Stetson University, from Deland, FL
Christal, second-year student, graduate of Radford University, from Stafford, VA
Samantha, second-year JDMA student, graduate of Carthage College, from Kenosha, WI
Kris, second-year student, graduate of University of Maryland University College, From Millers Place, NY
Ian, second-year JDMA student, graduate of San Francisco State University, from Berkeley, CA