Admissions and Application

The application process differs depending on whether you are a practitioner or a law student, and depending on whether you want a Certificate, CLE credit, or academic credit. Please click on the appropriate link below to find out information about how to apply to attend the 2014 Environmental Law Summer Session.

Practitioners, Environmental Professionals, and Scholars

This program is available for attorneys seeking additional expertise and for other environmental professionals and scholars who want to learn from leading legal minds on U.S. statutory law, U.S. practice techniques, international treaties and customs, environmental institutions, intersections with other major areas of the law, and sustainable development, as well as economics and politics. It is also available for law students from the United States (who do not want academic credit) and the rest of the world.

All Seminars can be taken for professional development. Upon completion of the program, a Certificate of Attendance will be presented to the participants.

US Practitioners can request CLE Credit. WCL is an accredited provider for Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York and will seek accreditation for all other states as requested.

Registration is now available! Email summerenvironment@wcl.american.edu if you have any questions or trouble registering.

Online: Please click here to access the online form.

Email: Complete application form available here and email it to summerenvironment@wcl.american.edu.

Mail: Complete application form available here mailed directly to the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law at the following address:

Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law
Environmental Law Summer Session
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016-8181
NOTE: a US $65 non-refundable application fee must be sent with the registration form.

Registration deadline: May 26, 2014, subject to space availability.

Please click here to see Registration Fees.

JD, LLM, Visiting Students, and Practitioners Applying for Academic Credit

Applications must be submitted to the Registrar’s office. Students who wish to accelerate graduation by
enrolling for summer courses must consult and have permission from their home institutions. A letter
of good standing and permission to enroll at the Washington College of Law must accompany your application.

Visiting students can apply to use these credits toward an LL.M degree from the Washington College of Law.

To apply please complete the registration form available HERE and mailed directly to the Registrar's Office:

Office of the Registrar
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20016-8185
registrar@wcl.american.edu

Registration deadline: May 25, 2014 subject to space availability.

Please click here to see Registration Fees

WCL JD and LLM Students

No special application is required. Please enroll through your MyAU account. All courses are 1 credit except for International Institutions and Environmental Protection and Trade and Environment in the Americas, which are both 2 credits. Registration is now open! If you have any questions, please email summerenvironment@wcl.american.edu.

Registration deadline: May 26, 2014 or prior to the start of the course, subject to space availability.

Program Changes & Withdrawals

Applicants who have registered or paid a deposit will be informed promptly of any changes in the Summer Session's offerings and, in the unlikely event of a course cancellation, will receive a full refund for the course (excluding the application fee of $65, which is non-refundable).

Requests for refunds should be directed to:

For Certificate of Attendance:

A refund is only available if you withdraw before the start of the session. Cancellations after that time will not be refunded, however, seminar materials will be sent and access to podcast will be provided. Substitutions will be considered. Requests for refunds should be directed to the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law. The address is as follows:

Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law
Summer Session on Environmental Law
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., 20016-8181
Tel: 202-274-4289
Fax: 202-274-4226
summerenvironment@wcl.american.edu

For Academic Credit:

Applicants who have registered or paid a deposit should notify us immediately in case of withdrawal. Students who have registered to receive academic credit must also contact the Office of the Registrar for information about withdrawal forms and deadlines. You can contact the Office of the Registrar at:

Office of the Registrar
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20016-8125

You can contact the Summer Session at:
Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law
Summer Session on Environmental Law
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC 20016-8181
Tel: 202-274-4289
Fax: 202-274-4226
summerenvironment@wcl.american.edu