Pre-Arrival Information

We are pleased to welcome you to the 2019 LL.M. International Arbitration Competition.

Below, you will find information regarding daily travel to and from WCL, use of technological facilities, and other information we hope you will find useful.

The 2019 Competition will be held in the Tenley Campus which is located a block from the Tenleytown Metro Station at 4300 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016.


There are three main airports in the DC area:

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) - This airport has easy access to the metro.

  • Dulles International (IAD)

  • Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

If you are not taking public transportation to get to your destination, we suggest you look for a Super Shuttle desk at the airport. If you take a cab, prices will start at $25 from Reagan, $70 from IAD and $90 from BWI.


WCL is located a block from the Tenleytown Metro Station at 4300 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016.


The Metro system is very clean, efficient, and the employees are used to helping Washington visitors. Metro's website is useful, containing bus schedules, bus & train route maps, hours of operation, etc.

Contact them at 202-637-7000 or online at

The closest Metro stop to American University (AU) is Tenleytown/AU (also called Tenley Circle) on the Red Line.

Regular Metro rail fare during peak periods is between $1.65 and $4.50 with reduced fares at all other times. Farecard machines are in every station. You may purchase a SmarTrip card for reduced rates and easy reloading.  SmarTrip cards can be purchased online at and come with $25 loaded for travel, or may be purchased at the Metro Center metro stop and may be reloaded at any metro stop.

Metrobus fare for regular routes is $2.00 using a SmarTrip® card or cash. The fare for express routes is $4.25 using a SmarTrip® card or cash. Fare for seniors and people with disabilities is $1.00 for regular routes, $2.10 on express routes. You must have exact change.


When using taxi service, be sure to instruct the driver to take you to 4300 Nebraska Ave., NW rather than just to American University, because the Washington College of Law is not situated on the main AU campus. If you need a taxicab, please call:

Diamond Cab: (202) 387-6200
Yellow Cab:    (202) 544-1212

You can also use Uber and Lyft.


Parking is available at WCL You may park your vehicles in the WCL garage without a permit, paying a daily fee.


The Pence Law Library is open to the general public. Library hours can be found on the Pence Law Library website.

To start a search for books and periodicals, go to n and click on “Leagle, Library Catalog.” The catalog identifies all of the materials housed in the library, as well as electronic resources available for use within the library.  

Many periodicals, including law reviews, bar journals, and newsletters are available through HeinOnline, a full-text electronic database available on the Pence Law Library website, under “Research Tools.” Many indexes to legal periodicals are also available at this link. Links to all available research databases are located under “Information Resources, A to Z” or “Information Resources by Topic.” These links offer non-legal or more specified research tools. To access these resources from the Pence Law Library webpage, you must be connected to the WCL network, either in the law school or via remote access using your password.

To find out how to research arbitration law at the Pence Law Library, please CLICK HERE:

Professional reference assistance is available in the main reading room on the first floor of the Library. You may contact a reference librarian at or by telephone at 202-274-4352.



If you wish to use your own laptop, please connect to the wireless network named wcl-guest. The password will be provided upon arrival.


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