Summer Courses Per Academic Credit

Professor Silva Romero

WCL  J.D. and LL.M. Students:

Students gain first-hand knowledge of the complexities of international commercial arbitration and can earn up to six academic credits during the three-week period. Through luncheons and activities, students have the opportunity to network with their peers and expert instructors.

ILSP students planning to take the NY Bar: If you are interested in taking arbitration courses, which conflict with a mandatory Bar course schedule, please contact us so that we can make arrangements with the Registrar.

Exams: Students may download the 24-hour take-home exam seven calendar days after the last day of classes.  The exam will be available until Monday, July 15, 2019 through MyWCL. Therefore, participants are not required to stay in DC after June 14. Lear more about exams

Paper Option: Professors are generally open to accept a paper in substitution for the exam. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email to, so we may contact the professor for you.

Class Materials: Class materials are posted to MyWCL once spring courses have concluded. The class materials are typically available the first week in May. If for some reason, there is no access to the materials on MyWCL, the Center will provide them for you in electronic format. For questions, contact:   

Certificate: Student participants take at least 3 courses and pass exams will receive a Certificate of Completion from The Center on International Commercial Arbitration.   

Registration: No special application is required for WCL students. Please enroll through your account. Registration opens usually toward the end of March. Please see Academic Calendar.

Financial Aid: Students who take at least 6 credit hours are eligible for financial aid.

Contact Information: Please contact Susana Castiglione by phone at (202) 274-4321 or by email at  

Visiting JD and L.L.M Students

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 LLM degree from the Washington College of Law. 

To apply please complete the registration form available here

For more information please contact:

Office of the Registrar
American University Washington College of Law
4900 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite C101
Washington, DC 20016


Tuition per credit (one course) for 2018: $1,988. the 2019 fee will be available soon. Please contact us at 
Class materials will be available for free in electronic format. 

Summer Financial Aid

Financial aid for summer study is limited to educational loans for WCL students. Information regarding various loan options and procedures is available in the Financial Aid Office and on their website.

Visiting law students must apply for assistance through their home institution, provided their school is willing and eligible to enter into a consortium agreement with American University Washington College of Law. Further information on consortium agreements may be obtained from the WCL Financial Aid Office.

“ I have found that each of the students bring fascinating perspectives to the class. As a result, you have a real international classroom, representing many nationalities, legal systems and experiences. This kind of practical and multicultural setting is very useful in exploring the benefits and issues in international arbitration.”

Louis B. Kimmelman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law