Contact Admissions

Office Location:

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

Fall 2021 Office Hours:

Mon. 9am-6pm (Admissions office open)
Tues. 9am-6pm (Staff working remotely, Admissions office closed)
Wed. 9am-6pm (Admissions office open)
Thur. 9am-6pm (Admissions office open)
Fri. 8am-5pm (Admissions office open)

JD Admissions Main Contact:
Phone: 202-274-4101

Starting fall 2021 semester, American University will have a hybrid work schedule. Our team will work remotely on Tuesdays and our office will be closed for in-person visits. If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment, please view the Calendly appointment links below for the staff available for appointments. Typically, the appointment calendar shows availability within the next 30 days.

Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Akira Shiroma

Manages the Office of Admissions and the admissions review process.

Associate Director of Admissions Brooke Sandoval

Assists those who have specific questions about 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). Can assist admitted students when their assigned 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. 
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Assistant Director of Admissions Nicholas Lim

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. 
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Admissions Counselor Alex Richmond

Assists JD applicants with last name beginning with A-K with general admissions questions and their admission file.
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Admissions Counselor Jamie Katz

Assists JD applicants with last name beginning with L-Z with general admissions questions and their admission file.
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Admissions specialist lydia Pritchard

Coordinates Admissions social media and other marketing projects. Assists with events coordination, dual degree file upload, recruitment shipments, and other office duties.

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.

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.