Contact Admissions

Office Location:

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite C201, Washington, DC 20016

Fall 2022 STAFF Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 8am-5pm
(Please note that our team works remotely on Tuesdays and our suite is closed.)

JD Admissions Main Contact: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu
Phone: 202-274-4101


A number of our team members offer virtual appointments. Please view the Calendly appointment links below. Typically, their appointment calendars shows availability within the next two weeks.

Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Akira Shiroma

Manages the JD enrollment process and leads the JD Office of Admissions team.

Associate Director of Admissions Brooke Sandoval

Assists those who have questions about specific academic offerings, experiential learning (Clinics, Externships, Trial Advocacy, etc) and dual degree programs. For questions about the admissions process, contact the admissions counselor assigned to your last name (see below). Will assist any admitted students when their admissions counselor is not available. Contact person for pre-law groups or other groups requesting an on-campus or virtual session. Organizes Admitted Student Events and the Housing Conference. 
Email: sandoval@wcl.american.edu
Schedule a virtual appointment: https://calendly.com/sandoval-1
P: 202-274-4103

Assistant Director of Admissions & Analytics Emma Segalla

Manages the admissions process for JD transfer and visiting students. Also manages the JD Transfer for Foreign Lawyers/LLM option. Contact person for international students (needing visas) who are applying/admitted to JD program. Admissions contact for the Public Interest/Public Service (PIPS) Scholarship. 
Email: esegalla@wcl.american.edu
Schedule a virtual appointment: https://calendly.com/esegalla
P: 202-274-4109

Admissions Counselor Alex Richmond

Assists JD prospective students/applicants with last names beginning with A-K with general admissions questions and their admission file.
Email: arichmon@wcl.american.edu
Schedule a virtual appointment: https://calendly.com/arichmon
P: 202-274-4104

Admissions Counselor Emily Golub

Assists JD prospective students/applicants with last names beginning with L-Z with general admissions questions and their admission file.
Email: egolub@wcl.american.edu
Schedule a virtual appointment: https://calendly.com/egolub
P: 202-274-4106

Admissions Resources Coordinator (VACANT)

Assists the Committee on Admissions with decision notifications, oversees recruitment event calendar, collects required forms from incoming students, and other office duties.
Email: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu

Student ambassadors

Wondering what it's like to brief your first case, conduct legal research for the Department of Justice, or represent your first client? How can you balance studying for classes, working at an externship or for a law clinic and still have time for a social life? Here's an opportunity to ask a student ambassador about their experience at the Washington College of Law and their life in Washington, DC. link here.