A World of Endless Opportunities

The law school’s groundbreaking initiatives and comprehensive programs make an American University Washington College of Law education a complete experience. Students, faculty, and alumni enrich their legal understanding, broaden their perspectives, specialize in cutting-edge legal fields, and serve others by participating in any one of the innovative programs available at the law school. Read about our 5 programs ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

AUWCL: Home to the Nation's Top-Ranked Programs

Here at American University Washington College of Law, we take pride of our renowned areas of excellence, including Experiential Education, International and Comparative Law, Trial Advocacy, Intellectual Property, and Health Law initiatives and programs.

Specialty Rankings
  • #2
    in Clinical Training
  • #4
    in International Law
  • #4
    in Trial Advocacy
  • #6
    in Part-Time Law
  • #10
    in Intellectual Property
  • #11
    in Health Care Law

Upcoming Events

March 01 5:00PM-6:00PM IP at the Supreme Court: United States v. Arthrex March 02 12:00PM-1:15PM Washington College of Law An interview With SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce and AUWCL Faculty March 04 12:00PM-1:15PM Washington College of Law WLP Lunch & Learn: Menstrual Justice March 05 12:00PM-1:00PM IP Brief Review: "When Seeing Is No Longer Believing: Deep Fakes, The Right of Publicity, and CDA 230 Reform" March 11 7:00PM-9:00PM Business Law Society Spring Panel and Networking Event March 12 10:00AM-11:30PM Online via Zoom Copyright, Curation, & Representation: Zora Neal Hurston, John Lomax and Visions of Black Culture with Olufunmilayo Arewa March 16 12:00PM-1:00PM The Unspoken Rules: The Secret to Starting Your Career Off Right March 18 10:00AM-2:00PM Online via Zoom (Day 1) - The Unseen Impacts of Factory Farming: Economic Inequality, Animal Cruelty, and Human Rights May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE March 18 12:00PM-1:00PM The Road to 51: The Past, Present, and Future of the Struggle for DC Statehood A Discussion with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton March 19 12:30PM-2:30PM Online via Zoom (Day 2) - The Unseen Impacts of Factory Farming: Economic Inequality, Animal Cruelty, and Human Rights May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE March 29 12:00PM-1:30PM 30th Anniversary Celebration Series: Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law March 30 12:00PM-1:30PM 30th Anniversary Celebration Series: Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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