Tradition of Innovation, Excellence, and Passion for the Rule of Law Since 1896

The spirit of our tradition lies in the hearts and minds of our community members, who are dedicated to the professional advancement and well-being of our students and alumni, and who strive to “Champion What Matters,” locally, nationally, and internationally.

Here at American University Washington College of Law, you meet the world where you will practice your profession. The world has become essentially borderless, where economic, political, and social changes require innovative legal analysis and solutions.

We equip our students in unique ways to navigate this new reality. A top law school that provides an excellent legal education in all areas of the law, Washington College of Law has renowned programs in experiential learning (clinics and externships), international law, law and government, intellectual property, health law, business, and gender and the law. These vital programs create an environment rich with opportunities for you.

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“Graduates of American University Washington College of Law should take just pride in the school's origin. And, even more, in what the college has become.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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A World Class Learning Center

Combined with the breadth and depth of our course and programmatic offerings, our students have access to an unparalleled professional education at an unmatched campus.

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“Our community is known for educating our students to become highly skilled and ethical lawyers and professionals. This excellent professional education is provided by a diverse cadre of exceptional faculty who exemplify the teacher-scholar ideal.”

Dean Camille Nelson

 

“The world belongs to those who go forth and work for it.” Dean Mussey

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August 27 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y402 Classroom APALSA General Body Meeting August 27 3:30PM-4:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01-01 Grossman Hall Compass: Crafting Your Professional Identity August 27 5:00PM-6:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y115 Classroom APALSA General Body Meeting September 03 6:00PM-8:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Moving Towards a New Copyright Bargain: Lecture by Rebecca Giblin, The Authors' Alliance September 04 4:00PM-6:00PM Room Y360 International and Abroad Opportunities at WCL Open House September 17 3:30PM-4:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01-01 Grossman Hall Compass: Networking and Interview Skills September 25 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma International Suite Talk: Effective Advocacy in Commercial Arbitration September 27 9:00AM-4:30PM NT01, Ceremonial Classroom A Global Lawyer: Celebrating the Contributions of Herman Schwartz to the Rule of Law October 07 10:00AM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall Role of the General Counsel in a Modern Corporation May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE October 07 4:30PM-5:30PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom SCOTUS Series: Peter v. Nantkwest October 10 5:30PM-8:00PM Off-site: Arnold & Porter - 601 Mass. Ave NW Wash. 2019 International Commercial Arbitration Annual Lecture October 10 6:00PM-8:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom 8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property with Professor Ruth Okediji, Harvard Law School Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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