Washington College of Law
Orientation 2016

Welcome to American University Washington College of Law! We look forward to you joining our law school community. Orientation schedules can be found to the right of this page. Please visit our website here to help you navigate the Tenley campus.

  • Required Dates

      1. Full-Time JD: Thursday 8/18 (beginning at 7:30am) and Friday 8/19 (beginning at 10:00am)
        Part-Time JD: Wednesday 8/17 (beginning at 6:30pm), Thursday 8/18 (beginning at 6:00pm) and Saturday 8/20 (beginning at 10:30am)
        Transfer and Visiting JD: Thursday 8/18 (beginning at 5:30pm) and Friday 8/19 (beginning at 10:00am)

      Please refer to the schedules to the right for more details.

  • Tasks

      1. Upload a photo for your AU ID card by July 31st. Click here to get started.
      2. Accept the new student parking policy form. Every student must review and submit the acknowledgement form to prior to Orientation. Click here to get started.
      3. Submit mandatory immunization information. Any student who will be under age 26 at the start of classes must submit immunization information. Please review these FAQs about the immunization requirements. You can either email your immunization records to the Student Health Center at immunizations@american.edu or enter your immunization information online through the myAU portal once you can view that you're registered for classes.
      4. Opt-in or out of student health insurance. Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas. If you fall into one of the required categories, the student health insurance premium of $1,750 is automatically assessed to your student account. In order to waive coverage you must provide proof of comparable coverage. Click here to learn more (including part-time students who wish to opt-in to student coverage).
  • Resources

  • Contact Us

    • David B. JaffeDavid B. Jaffe is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. He oversees all aspects of the Office of Student Affairs, which includes support for JD students from Orientation, through academic and personal counseling, organization development, to Commencement. David also has directed WCL's June programs in Chile and more recently in Turkey. He received a BA in Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. David previously served as director of alumni relations for AUWCL and also as special assistant to the dean.

      Sarah Stanley is the Assistant Director of Student
      Affairs. She assists WCL students with academic
      counseling, bar exam advising, disability
      accommodations, and personal counseling. Prior
      to joining the Office of Student Affairs, she served
      as an attorney fellow with American University’s
      Office of General Counsel and then as associate
      counsel at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. She
      received a B.A. in Government with minors in
      Philosophy and English from Georgetown
      University and a J.D. from American University
      Washington College of Law.

      Maura Ryan is the Student Affairs and ADA
      Coordinator. She assists WCL students with the
      coordination of Orientation and Commencement,
      disability accommodations, student organization
      programming, and the publication of WCL Daily.
      Prior to working with the Office of Student Affairs,
      Maura worked as an Admissions Counselor at WCL
      for four years. She has a BA in Political Science
      from East Carolina University.

Click below for your program-specific Orientation schedule. You will be provided a copy with your Orientation folder at check-in.