THIS MOMENT: The Campaign for Washington College of Law

“I look forward to the future of AUWCL, and hope you will continue to be right by my side as we embark on this transformative period together. I am eager to meet you at one of our many upcoming alumni events to learn about your vision for our vibrant community’s next chapter. Until then, I ask that you show your support of the law school and the direction we are headed by being involved: making a gift, hiring a student, mentoring a young alum, being present in the life of AUWCL. Let us work together to reinvigorate this important institution."

– Dean Camille Nelson


THIS MOMENT Campaign Initiatives

Building Our New Home: $12 million

After 19 years, AUWCL outgrew its space at 4801. We sought a permanent home that met the evolving needs of today while providing the flexibility to respond to tomorrow. We continue advancing our new home so that it affirms our position among the leading institutions of legal education in Washington, DC and beyond. With a metro station just a short walk from Tenley Circle, AUWCL is now better connected with all of the tremendous opportunities the nation's capital offers. Learn more about our new campus.

Increasing Scholarships : $8 million

Scholarship support enables AUWCL to continue to recruit and retain students in an increasingly competitive market. Scholarships also reduce the debt load students experience after graduation, enabling them to pursue the careers that most inspire them. Our obligation to these brilliant, inspired, and engaged students, who realize the promise of a legal eduation and want to study at AUWCL, requires that we rededicate ourselves to strengthening our program of scholarship. Learn more about scholarships at AUWCL.

Naming opportunities at the Tenley Campus and endowed scholarships begin at $50,000 and can be paid over a period of five years. To discuss making a gift at this level, please contact Jonathan Strausberg, Acting Director for Development and Alumni Relations, at 202-274-4236 or All gifts to American University Washington College of Law make a difference and count toward our campaign. Thank you for supporting AUWCL this year, and every year.

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Annual Giving

Annual Giving is the backbone of AUWCL and allows donors of every level to strengthen the curriculum, student experience, and future of the law school. Without the support of annual gifts, AUWCL would not be able to offer the same value it does today. Learn about our Annual Giving Societies (below) or the many ways you can donate to AUWCL!

The Myers Society

The Myers Society, AUWCL's most prestigious annual giving society, recognizes former Dean John Sherman Myers and his wife, Alvina Reckman Myers.  Myers Society members are an elite group of donors who share Dean Myers' vision of AUWCL as a leader in legal education. Learn more.

The GOLD Society

The GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Society represents our youngest and most recent alumni giving society. With giving levels reflective of graduation year, membership in the GOLD Society serves as a unique stepping stone to the prestigious John Sherman Myers Society. Learn more.


Dean's Firm Visits

Dean's Firm Visits engage alumni at law firms as part of AUWCL's fundraising and professional development efforts. A visit provides a forum for alumni to discuss the future of AUWCL with Dean Camille Nelson and learn about the exciting progress of THIS MOMENT. Learn more.

Thank you!


THIS MOMENT Campaign Donor Wall

Visit our campaign donor wall, displayed prominently in Warren Hall, which recognizes our most generous campaign donors.