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American University Washington College of Law is a leading law school preparing students to practice in all areas of the law. With five specialty programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News and World Report, AUWCL 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.

Areas of Study

Initiatives & Programs

Our law school’s initiatives and comprehensive programs include practical experience and scholarship in areas, such as Arbitration, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice, Environmental Law, Government, Human Rights, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Business, and Trade Law.


Clinics, Trial Advocacy, Externships & More – Preparing our Students to Practice

We give students an opportunity to not only "think like lawyers" but also to "practice as lawyers."

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Specialty Rankings
  • #2
    in Clinical Training
  • #5
    in Trial Advocacy
  • #8
    in Intellectual Property
  • #8
    in Part-Time Law
  • #9
    in International Law
  • #15
    in Health Care Law
Campus Snapshot
  • 1
    Block from Tenleytown-AU Metro Station
  • 5
    Technology-Enhanced Courtrooms
  • 6
    Top Ranked Specialty Programs
  • 10
    In-House Clinics
  • 14
    Law Journals & Briefs
  • 30+
    Student Organizations

We are here to support you through your immersive legal education journey!

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“Welcome to our community of accomplished faculty, engaged administrators, exceptional students, and extraordinary alumni leaders.”

Dean Camille Nelson