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AUWCL’s Specialized Law Programs Continue Online for Summer 2021

April 21, 2021

Continuing to safeguard the health and well-being of our communities, American University Washington College of Law will offer its world-renowned specialized summer programs online. Participants will attend live online classes, including small group breakout rooms and live chats, gain real-time access to expert faculty, and complete self-paced, engaging coursework accessible 24/7 on our convenient online platform.

This year, programs have developed original, timely online course content that will allow participants a deep dive into different areas of the law.

The Anti-Corruption Law Program offers courses for professionals presently working or seeking training to work to combat corruption in the U.S. and abroad. The peer-to-peer format provides opportunities to meet and learn from expert practitioners about anti-corruption laws, cases, codes of conduct and compliance training, investigation and risk management tools and preventive measures.

This year, through the Frank H. Menaker Corporate Integrity Initiative, the program will help provide financial support to accepted participants who demonstrate a commitment to and would benefit from training on corporate integrity and ethics and who need financial support to participate. Learn more.

The Health Law and Policy Summer Institute equips students and practitioners with the education, training, and practical skills to not only gain a deep understanding of the health care industry, but also to keep pace with the continually shifting landscape. 

In addition to the Institute’s courses, participants can stay engaged and connected this summer with FREE virtual health law programming. Learn from experts discussing the latest legal developments in health care fraud and abuse, medical device regulation, and digital health. CLE may be available for your state. Learn more.

Digital Disruption & Innovative Collaborations in Health Care
Friday, June 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET

Latest Developments in Medical Device Regulation
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET

Stark Law Final Rules: New Tools and Strategies for Navigating Technical Noncompliance
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET

AUWCL’s nationally ranked IP program offers a broad selection of short courses for law students and practitioners. Summer Session courses are available for transferable academic credit, a certificate of completion, and CLE credit. 

The program’s summer courses are an excellent way to gain practical skills for unique Washington, D.C. area intellectual property litigation practices as well as to further careers in technology law that require exposure to a broad array of legal fields. This year, the program boasts two tracks: patent litigation and preparing for practice—exploring key practice areas. Learn more.

The Program on Law and Government will offer two summer institutes focusing on comparative public law and congressional procedure/congressional investigations.  

Comparative Public Law is a dynamic, new and unique summer program designed to guide you through the basics of comparative law, the role of courts, the regulatory and administrative process, and the workings of legislatures across a range of legal systems, including the U.S., E.U., and numerous other countries around the world.

Congressional Investigations will examine the scope of Congressional investigative authority, historical and judicial precedents that have shaped that authority, the actual practice of congressional oversight and investigations, and the role that GAO and extra-congressional entities play in this space. Learn more.


  • Anti-Corruption Law | June 7-10 and June 14-17
  • Commercial Arbitration | June 1 – July 26
  • English for Lawyers | June 12-27
  • Environmental Law | June 1-18
  • Health Law | June 4-18
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law | June 12-24
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Law | May 31 – June 18
  • Intellectual Property | June 1-30
  • International Criminal Law and Counterterrorism | June 1-25
  • Law and Government | June 8 – July 8
  • WTO and U.S. Trade Law and Policy | June 21-25 and June 28-July 2

For more information and to register, visit wcl.american.edu/summer/dc.