Why You Should Recruit at American University Washington College of Law

The Office of Career & Professional Development serves to educate students on professionalism in the legal workplace by offering individual counseling and unique programs that prepare students for the demands of sophisticated legal practice. It is our pleasure to work with employers across sectors to facilitate national and regional recruitment programs designed to introduce you to our students. Please see below for just a few of the many reasons why you should consider recruiting at the American University Washington College of Law.

Diverse Student Body:
The entering class of 2014 is representative of our diverse community with 59% of the class being women, and 42% identifying as ethnically diverse. The population hails from 211 undergraduate institutions, 41 states, and 11 countries.

Nationally Recognized Clinical Program:
AUWCL has been nationally recognized for its Clinical Programs. Through one of ten nationally acclaimed clinics, students have the opportunity to represent real clients in real legal proceedings in the courtroom, in business negotiations and before administrative agencies.

Unique Integrated First Year Curriculum:
AUWCL is one of the first law schools to formulate an integrated, cross-disciplinary first year curriculum that focuses on real-world legal problem solving and client representation.

Programs on Intellectual Property Law, Business Law, Environmental Law, and Law & Government:
These programs enable students to focus their legal education in order to maximize both academic and experiential learning opportunities in particular fields of law.

Real World Legal Experience:
With over 85% of AUWCL students participating in clinical, externship, and internship opportunities, students gain practical experience in preparation for the practice of law when representing clients in the courtroom, in business negotiations, or before a federal agency.

Recruitment Success:
Each year, the Office of Career & Professional Development accommodates thousands of legal employers who participate in our Fall and Spring Recruitment Programs and who submit job postings for law student and post-graduate positions.

Employer Services

Posting Positions

Employers are invited to advertise job and internship opportunities to AUWCL students and alumni. To take advantage of OCPD job posting services, please send the vacancy announcement to our office.

  • E-mail: jobs@wcl.american.edu
  • Fax: (202) 274-4096
  • Mail: 4300 Nebraska Avenue, Suite C115, Washington, DC 20016

Employers are also welcome to post positions directly to CareerLink, OCPD's comprehensive online job bank.

Please note: By posting a student or alumni position with OCPD, you are affirming your adherence to the law school's non-discrimination policy that extends to all employment opportunities. Please go to: Non-Discrimination Policy & Complaint Procedures for the full text of the policy.

Spring Recruitment Information

Registration for the 2017 Spring Recruitment Program is now open!

The 2017 Spring Recruitment Program will run from January through April 21, 2017. Employers are welcome to register to participate in On-Campus Interviews, Local Office Interviews, Videoconference Interviews, Resume Collections, and/or Direct Applications.

- Spring Recruitment Registration Form
- AUWCL Recruiting Brochure
- Contact Manager of Employer Relations, Carey Morgan Yuill at cyuill@wcl.american.edu or 202-274-4095.

Fall Recruitment Information

Registration for the 2017 Fall Recruitment program is now open!

For more information on our 2017 session dates, please click here.

Registering online for OCI & Resume Collections

Sign on to AUWCL's Symplicity system at https://law-american-csm.symplicity.com/.

Click on “OCI” then “Request Schedule”. Please do not forget to click “submit” after completing your schedule request. You will receive a confirmation from our office once your schedule request is approved.

Upon registration, employers may elect to participate through any of the following methods: On Campus Interviews, Local Office Interviews, and Resume Collection. Those outside of the Washington, DC, area, or who are unable to travel to our campus, are encouraged to participate via Videoconference Interviews, Resume Collection, Direct Application, or through our Regional Interview Programs (New York and Boston).

Registering for the 2017 Boston Interview Program with Tulane University Law School

Please complete the Boston Interview Program form here and return it to Carey Yuill, Manager of Employer Relations at American University Washington College of Law by email (cyuill@wcl.american.edu) or fax (202-274-4096). There is no fee to participate.

*With the exception of certain Regional Interview Programs, employer participation is free of charge.

Job Posting Non-Discrimination Affirmation

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American University Washington College of Law (WCL) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with acceptable laws and regulations. More importantly, however, such compliance stems from the history and tradition of the university which embrace and express the deepest values of the human community equality, openness, and the dignity of every individual. The fact that the university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age or disability is, in fact, consistent with and a reflection of its special tradition of social justice. Extending that tradition into the present, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination apply to every aspect of the university's operations and activities, including admissions, employment and access to university programs and services.

Other Resources

Office of Career & Professional Development • American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Suite C115 Washington, DC 20016 • 202-274-4090 F: 202-274-4096