Environmental Law Summer Session

Admissions and Application

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The application process differs depending on whether you are a practitioner or a law student, and depending on whether you want a Certificate, CLE credit, or academic credit.

I. Practitioners, Environmental Professionals, and Scholars

This program is available for attorneys seeking additional expertise and for other environmental professionals and scholars who want to learn from leading legal minds on U.S. statutory law, U.S. practice techniques, international treaties and customs, environmental institutions, intersections with other major areas of the law, and sustainable development, as well as economics and politics. It is also available for law students from the United States (who do not want academic credit) and the rest of the world.

All Seminars can be taken for professional development. Upon completion of the program, a Certificate of Attendance will be presented to the participants.

Questions on CLE accreditation process should be addressed to Shayan Davoudi, Assistant Director of Continuing Legal Education at cle@wcl.american.edu.

Email summerenvironment@wcl.american.edu if you have any questions or trouble registering.

Online: Please click here to access the online form.

Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law Summer Session American University Washington College of Law4300 Nebraska Ave. NW, Suite Y360, Washington, DC 20016

NOTE: a US $65 non-refundable application fee must be sent with the registration form.

II. JD, LL.M., Visiting Students, and Practitioners Applying for Academic Credit

Visiting students who wish to enroll in the Summer Session and receive academic credit must complete the online form. Additionally, students who wish to receive academic credit must have a letter of good standing and permission to enroll at the Washington College of Law from their home institution. Please use the "Summer Visiting Student Application Form"to begin the process.

Visiting students can apply to use these credits toward an LL.M degree from the Washington College of Law.

III. WCL JD and LL.M. Students

No special application is required. Please enroll through your MyAU account. All courses are 1 credit except for International Institutions and Environmental Protection and Trade and Environment in the Americas, which are both 2 credits. Registration is now open! If you have any questions, please email summerenvironment@wcl.american.edu. Registration deadline: May 18, 2018 or prior to the start of the course, subject to space availability.

Program Changes & Withdrawals


Applicants who have registered or paid a deposit will be informed promptly of any changes in the Summer Session's offerings and, in the unlikely event of a course cancellation, will receive a full refund for the course (excluding the application fee of $65, which is non-refundable).

Requests for refunds should be directed to:

For Certificate of Attendance: A refund is only available if you withdraw before the start of the session. Cancellations after that time will not be refunded, however, seminar materials will be sent and access to podcast will be provided. Substitutions will be considered. Requests for refunds should be directed to the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law. The address is as follows:

Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law
Summer Session on Environmental Law
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave. NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC 20016  Tel: (202) 274-4289 summerenvironment@wcl.american.edu

For Academic Credit:Applicants who have registered or paid a deposit should notify us immediately in case of withdrawal. Students who have registered to receive academic credit must also contact the Office of the Registrar for information about withdrawal forms and deadlines.