All live class time for all courses will be held remotely through Zoom, an on-line remote platform. Course participants are required to have a device with a working microphone, camera, and internet connection to be able to fully engage and participate in all aspects of the virtual classroom lectures, discussions and exercises. Attendance will be taken and attendance in all class hours is required to receive academic credit (or CLE, if applicable). Please reach out to Health Law and Policy Summer Institute Director Asha Scielzo with any questions.
The registration process differs depending on whether you are taking the course(s) for a general Certificate of Attendance, continuing legal education (CLE) credit, or academic credit.
Students Applying for Academic Credit
AUWCL JD and LL.M. Students: No special application is required. Please enroll through the Registrar's regular course registration process, which opens in Spring, 2021. (Students may register for a maximum of two academic credits per week.)
Visiting JD and LL.M. Students: Visiting students who wish to enroll in the Summer Institute and receive academic credit must use the Summer Visiting Student Application to begin the process.
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. (Students may register for a maximum of two academic credits per week)
Practitioners, Health Care or Compliance Professionals, and Scholars Applying for CLE or Certificate of Attendance
The Summer Institute courses are available to practitioners, as well as health care or compliance professionals and scholars, or any others with a professional background or interest in health law. One or more courses may be taken in any combination. All courses may be taken for general professional development, and upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Information
U.S. practitioners taking Digital Health and the Law: Artificial Intelligence & Telehealth Applications (LAW 719HT-001) and/or Vaccines and the Law (LAW-795VZ) may also request to receive a total of 4 CLE credit hours for each course in Virginia and Pennsylvania* for which WCL is an accredited CLE provider. Please contact the Continuing Legal Education Program at American University Washington College of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
*Through reciprocity, attorneys licensed in Alaska, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Wisconsin may obtain CLE credit for courses approved by Pennsylvania or Virginia. However, attorneys licensed in California and Hawaii may obtain CLE credit hours through reciprocity only if they were physically outside of their state while attending the online course. Please contact the Continuing Legal Education Program at American University Washington College of Law at email@example.com for assistance.
For all other states, these two courses may be eligible for CLE credit, however, participants bear responsibility for seeking approval and associated costs. Please contact the Continuing Legal Education Program at American University Washington College of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
**Note: Attendance requirements must be met in order to earn CLE credit.
Online Registration: Registration is now open. NOTE: a US $65 non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the registration form.
Program Changes & Withdrawals
The Office of Academic Affairs has established a minimum enrollment of 9 students per course. Participants who have registered or paid a deposit will be informed promptly of any changes in the Summer Institute'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 course withdrawal and/or refunds should be directed as follows:
For Academic Credit: Students who have registered to receive academic credit must contact the Office of the Registrar for information about withdrawal forms and deadlines.
For Certificate of Attendance: A refund is provided if notice of withdrawal is given five business days before the start of the course. Course withdrawal after that time will not be refunded, however, course materials will be provided electronically. Notice of course withdrawal and requests for refunds should be directed to Professor Asha Scielzo via email at: email@example.com.
For Continuing Legal Education Credit: A refund is available if notice of withdrawal is given before Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Course withdrawal after that time will not be refunded, however, course materials will be provided electronically. Notice of course withdrawal and requests for refunds should be directed to Professor Asha Scielzo via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.