AUWCL Recognized as One of 25 Best Law Schools for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
June 4, 2018
The International Jurist, a magazine from the publishers of National Jurist and Prelaw, has recognized American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) as one of 25 law schools across the nation to offer the best experience for lawyers from outside the U.S.
AUWCL’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has been featured in the magazine’s article "The Great American Experience," which highlights 25 law schools that offer the best experience for foreign lawyers in six popular practice areas. In it, The International Jurist referred to AUWCL as "a powerhouse" in the human rights field.
The Academy provides training for students, as well as practitioners and scholars, with a focus on international human rights law. Every year the Academy hosts a variety of conferences and workshops during Human Rights Month, as well as a human rights film festival. In addition to a classical in-residence LL.M. in International Legal Studies with a specialization in human rights, AUWCL offers a hybrid LL.M. Program in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in both English and Spanish. The school’s Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition is conducted in Spanish and Portuguese, as well as English.
The International Jurist also named AUWCL’s LL.M. in Law and Government program as another top program for foreign attorneys. The program is specifically designed for students with an interest in politics and democracy, and allows students to examine public policy issues while gaining knowledge of the three political branches. The magazine notes that AUWCL’s location in D.C. gives LL.M. students “many opportunities to explore U.S. government and politics through networking events, presentations, by experts and tours of major U.S. political institutions.”
Also featured inside the magazine’s Spring 2018 issue is AUWCL’s English for Lawyers Program. The program, designed for foreign practitioners and LL.M. students, is listed by the International Jurist as one of the 15 best summer programs for incoming international LL.M. students. During the three-week program, students practice legal writing and reading skills, public speaking, and participate in a mock arbitration trial. Extracurricular activities include visits to the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court and the District of Columbia Superior Court.
For more information about American University Washington College of Law’s LL.M. Programs visit www.wcl.american.edu/llm