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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February 22 8:30AM-5:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall The Opioid Crisis: Rethinking Policy and Law May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE February 25 8:00AM-10:00PM Washington College of Law WCL 36-Hour Giving Challenge February 25 1:30PM-5:30PM 20016 ICANN and the New Top-Level Domains May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE February 26 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law WCL 36-Hour Giving Challenge February 26 6:30PM-8:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren N102 Classroom Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling February 27 1:30PM-3:00PM Tenley Campus - Capital From The World Bank To The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank March 01 10:00AM-3:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Who Does it Better? Exploring the Trials and Tribulations of Privacy Policies Around the World May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE March 01 10:00AM-4:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y400 Large Classroom 2019 SELS Spring Symposium March 04 12:00PM-1:00PM N104 Women's Representation in International Decision-Making Bodies March 04 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01 Grossman Hall Free Speech Celebration March 05 6:30PM-8:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01-01 Grossman Hall A Panel Discussion and Conversation on National Security, Intelligence, and Cyber Security with Rep.Jim Himes (D-CT), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence March 06 10:00AM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Commons Office of Academic Excellence: Walk-by Wednesdays Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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