June 26, 2012

Dear New WCL Alumnus,

Congratulations on your recent graduation from American University Washington College of Law. On behalf of the Office of Development &Alumni Relations we welcome you to the WCL alumni Community, and look forward to continuing our relationship with you.

As a graduate, you will have multiple opportunities to network, socialize, and create business relationships through specially designed alumni programs. In addition, you are invited to Founders’ Events and other conferences hosted at WCL throughout the year. Visit our website and the online calendar at www.wcl.american.edu/alumni as new events are continuously added!

Also, WCL offers alumni benefits that include use of the Pence Law Library (see below), class auditing, career counseling services, program podcasts and webcasts, CLE opportunities, and much more. And we will soon launch a new online CLE site with great discounts for our alumni.

Additional information can be found on the alumni relations website at www.wcl.american.edu/alumni.

Looking to network with other alumni? Searching for a job? Want to attend an upcoming event? Then Join our alumni online community at wcl.affinitycircles.com. All you need is your name/alumni ID number (same as your student ID number). Additionally join us on our other social networking sites for even more opportunities to stay connected.

Keep a lookout for our monthly e-newsletter , and our print publication The Advocate. Please make sure we have your updated contact (mail and email) information so you can continue to stay up-to-date. Better yet, fill out your new contact information on the link on the alumni web site, on InCircle.

Again, welcome to the Alumni community. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Alumni Relations Office at 202-274-4163 or by email at alumni@wcl.american.edu (JD) or gevers@wcl.american.edu (ILSP LLM) or lawandgov@wcl.american.edu (Law and Government LLM and SJD) with any questions, comments or concerns. Consider the Alumni Relations Offices your WCL liaison.

Shelly Horn, Director of Alumni Relation

Additional Information For New Graduates:


Your WCL Gmail email address will remain active. You can use it for correspondence with WCL, as well as have it forwarded to another email account.

Your myau.american.edu access continues indefinitely also. If you receive emails that you would prefer not to receive (@AU Today), please reply to those emails directly.

Your MyWCL account and printing privileges continue until August 1. You can take advantage of these opportunities while studying for the bar.

Additional Online Access:

Westlaw and Lexis will be in touch with you directly with information regarding online access after graduation.

The Office of Career and Professional Development has several online forums for your use as a graduate. Visit their web pages at www.wcl.american.edu/OCPD for more information.

Pence Law Library

You have unlimited access to the WCL building and facilities until August 1. After August 1, you will need to sign in at the lobby front desk (as an alumnus) with a photo ID. And you will need an alumni card to take out books. The alumni card is available in person in suite 376 (9:30 – 4:30 weekdays) or by mail – email alumni@wcl.american.edu if you would like one.

When you visit the library, you have access to all of the Library’s databases as well as the Public Access version of Westlaw and LexisNexis Academic.

Don’t forget that as WCL alums you can receive assistance from our expert librarians, in person or via email at reflib@wcl.american.edu.


You may use the AU fitness center until the end of July for a $50 fee.