Summer Session 2015

Washington, DC:
June 1 - June 20

Geneva, Switzerland:
June 29 - July 17

Schedule of Classes

Fees and Costs 

WCL General Summer Program Home

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to current JD and LL.M. students who will be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits during the summer session. Please consult the financial aid office for specific information on applying for summer session financial aid. Visiting students should consult their home school financial aid office for information on funding for a summer session.

Visa Information

As this is a professional development program, participants should request a B-1 visa when applying for entry into the United States. Please be sure to indicate your Visa requirement needs when registering for any of our programs. Visit the U.S. Department of State's website for information on the Visa process and the Visa Waiver Program.

PIJIP Summer Session

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Each summer, American University Washington College of Law’s renowned intellectual property program offers a unique selection of courses in two policymaking centers, Washington D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland. 

Because the Geneva courses are in advanced legal topics, Geneva participants are storngly encouraged to take the Introduction to International Intellectual Property Law I and II or another introduction to the field.  

Summer Sessions are open to practitioners for a Certificate of Completion or Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. U.S. law students may apply with their home institutions for academic credit. Academic credit may also be available for foreign law school students at schools that have partnerships with WCL. Students not yet admitted to American University can later apply to use up to 4 summer credits toward a future LLM degree.

American University dormatory housing is available at and select "Conference Guest Online Registration."