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

October 24 1:00PM-3:00PM Online via Zoom Democracy 2020: Topics in Election Oversight - Day 2 October 26 4:00PM-5:15PM Washington College of Law IL Externship Orientation October 27 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Public Interest Career Panel Featuring WCL Clinic Practitioners in Residence October 27 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Health Law and Policy Program Faculty Meetup with Professor Wiley October 27 2:00PM-4:00PM Online via Zoom ADA30: Looking Back, Moving Forward October 28 8:15AM-9:15AM TLS Speaker Series with Lt Gen (Ret.) Vincent Stewart October 28 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom International Suite Talk Series: “Careers in Peacebuilding” with Lauren Baillie and Tyler Jess Thompson from the United States Institute of Peace October 29 10:00AM-11:30AM Online via Zoom PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE AFRICAN REGION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC October 29 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law 1L Externship Orientation October 29 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom Money in Politics October 30 11:00AM-12:00PM EMPOWERING AND PROTECTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19: A conversation with the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General on Disability and Accessibility October 30 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom American University Law Review Federal Circuit Fridays Series: International Trade Law Panel Discussion May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar

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