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: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 122, 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

The 2015 Spring Recruitment Program will run from January 15 - April 22, 2015. 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 information for 2015 Fall Recruitment program is now open!

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.

Registering via mail, fax, or email for OCI & Resume Collections

If you prefer not to register on Symplicity, a form is located here. The registration form can be submitted digitally via Adobe (please click "Submit Form" in the top right corner and make sure it leaves your outbox), or printed and scanned to email or faxed.

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 Recruitment Programs (New York, Boston and Los Angeles).

Registering for the 2015 Boston Interview Program with The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and Tulane University Law School

Information regarding registration for the Boston Interview Program is forthcoming. There is no fee to participate.

Registering for the 2015 Los Angeles Resume Collection with Tulane University Law School, University of Miami School of Law and Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Information regarding registration for the Los Angeles Resume Collection Program is forthcoming. There is no fee to participate.

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

Other Resources




Office of Career & Professional Development • American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 122 Washington, DC 20016 • 202-274-4090 F: 202-274-4096