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.

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
  • #5
    in Trial Advocacy
  • #8
    in Intellectual Property
  • #8
    in Part-Time Law
  • #9
    in International Law
  • #15
    in Health Care Law

Programs Highlights

Upcoming Events

September 03 6:00PM-8:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Moving Towards a New Copyright Bargain: Lecture by Rebecca Giblin, The Authors' Alliance September 04 4:00PM-6:00PM Room Y360 International and Abroad Opportunities at WCL Open House September 25 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma International Suite Talk: Effective Advocacy in Commercial Arbitration September 27 9:00AM-4:30PM NT01, Ceremonial Classroom A Global Lawyer: Celebrating the Contributions of Herman Schwartz to the Rule of Law October 07 10:00AM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall Role of the General Counsel in a Modern Corporation May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE October 07 4:30PM-5:30PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom SCOTUS Series: Peter v. Nantkwest October 10 5:30PM-8:00PM Off-site: Arnold & Porter - 601 Mass. Ave NW Wash. 2019 International Commercial Arbitration Annual Lecture October 10 6:00PM-8:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom 8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property with Professor Ruth Okediji, Harvard Law School November 05 4:30PM-7:30PM Tenley Campus - Capital C116 Weinstein Courtroom SCOTUS Series: Allen v. Cooper November 07 5:30PM-7:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y112 Faculty Lounge Professor Lucy Reed - Preserving Perspectives, International Arbitrators in their own Words November 14 9:00AM-5:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Arbitration in Times of Economic Nationalism

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