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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September 20 12:00PM-1:00PM N104 Gender and Law Lunch and Learn, Sterilization for Freedom: Coerced Contraception for Reduced Sentences September 20 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT07 Classroom War Crimes Research Office Moot Court Info Session September 20 2:00PM-6:00PM Washington College of Law Solutions Without Borders: Transnational Mediation and Arbitration September 20 6:00PM-8:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma Y403 Classroom "Hasta la RaĆ­z (Down to the Root)": A Human Rights Film Screening September 21 12:00PM-1:30PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT16 Classroom RESCHEDULED!!! Clinic Language Volunteer/Dean's Fellow Training 2018 September 25 12:00PM-1:20PM Washington College of Law YT01 On the Docket: Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term September 26 12:00PM-1:00PM Y115; Washington College of Law Animal Law Society Interest Meeting September 26 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren N104 Seminar Room Info Session: The International Lawyers Assisting Workers Project (ILAW) September 26 4:00PM-6:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren N101 Classroom Find a Mentor, Meet a Mentor September 27 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 5th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest September 27 10:00AM-12:00PM Washington College of Law Seminar: Introduction to International Commercial & Investment Arbitration September 28 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 5th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar
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