American University Washington College of Law is a leading law school at the center of policy, business and all things international. Here, students receive a legal education that prepares them to tackle a breadth of challenges in Washington, D.C., throughout the country, and around the world. As a student, you will be supported by a law school community that is uniquely collaborative and challenged by a leading-edge curriculum as part of a law school experience that features unparalleled experiential learning opportunities.
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Our Specialty Rankings
American University Washington College of Law boasts some of the top programs in the country (2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report law school specialty rankings):
In Clinical Legal Education
Our Clinical Programs continue to cultivate creative, client-centered lawyering skills and an ethic of service among students while providing high quality representation to a variety of indigent and underserved clients.
In Trial Advocacy
The Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program offers a variety of courses, special programs, and advocacy competitions. Courses emphasize implementing a winning case theory and narrative, developing core pretrial and trial skills, demonstrating professionalism and persuasive communication techniques, and mastering cutting-edge technology.
In International Law
Through an interdisciplinary approach to international law, our faculty, students, and staff respond to today's global challenges by engaging the world through advocacy, outreach, and scholarship.
In Intellectual Property
The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the internationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law.
In Health Care Law
Students benefit from a depth of health law course offerings and opportunities that few law schools are able to match, including in health care financing and delivery, health care compliance, food and drug law, health care privacy and data security, health care fraud and abuse, medical malpractice, bioethics and regulation of human subjects research, public health law, and global health law.
In Part-time Law
Here at American University Washington College of Law, we are committed to providing a part-time legal education that matches in intellectual depth and professional preparation what is provided in to our full-time students.