Where the World Meets to Study Law
International and comparative law has long been central to the educational mandate of AUWCL, and our cutting-edge international legal programs and degree offerings have been consistently ranked among some of the most prestigious in the United States. Our programs encompass a wide variety of legal disciplines, including international commercial arbitration, international business and trade, human rights law, intellectual property law, and more. Our diverse academic and programmatic offerings incorporate a rich array of international law courses and seminars, experiential learning, and special events which allow our students to interact and network with esteemed faculty, international attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policy makers.
On April 6, 2022, the 24th AUWCL sponsored Grotius Lecture was delivered by ICJ Judge Hilary Charlesworth on The Art of International Law. The discussant was Michigan Law School Visiting Professor Karima Bennoune. Judge Charlesworth provided a compelling argument about the importance of the visual arts for expressing international law. AUWCL Dean Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. introduced the Grotius Lecturer. Read more
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AUWCL Ranked as one of the top 75 law schools in the World by Shanghai Ranking in 2021!
In 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities, out of 1000 institutions worldwide American University ranks 51-75 for the subject of Law, ranking ahead of other U.S. institutions including Brown University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Boston College. The Academic Ranking of World Universities, referred to as Shanghai Ranking, is considered one of the most influential and trustworthy global university rankings. This ranking takes into consideration the quality of education, faculty, research output and per capita performance of each university.
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