Visit Us

Warren Building Entrance
Warren main entrance

Located in a beautiful residential area of Washington, DC, our 8.5 acre campus is one block from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station. Posted below is information about on-campus visit activities and off-campus recruitment events. If you can not visit during a scheduled activity, you may obtain the Campus Walking Tour brochure at our Warren Information Desk. All visitors should enter campus at the Warren main entrance which is open Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm, but closed on Sunday.

How to visit us

Spring Campus Visit Schedule
January 13-May 8, 2020

Info and Evening Q&A Sessions: January 13-May 8
Student-guided Tours: January 13-April 22
First-year Class Visits: January 21- April 22
Waiting List Sessions: March 16-May 8

  • University is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20.

  • No class visits during Spring Break (March 16-20). Limited tours may be available during break.

  • All regularly scheduled visit activities cancelled on Fridays March 21 and April 17 due to Admitted Students Events.

  • No evening session or evening class visit on Tuesday 3/31.

  • Schedule may change due to class cancellations, unforeseen activities, or inclement weather. For AU inclement weather closures, call university info line at 202-885-1100.

  • Classes noted with ** are first-year elective courses.

Campus Visit Activities

           DAY                               OFFERING               TIME
MONDAY Info Session with Admissions Representative and Current Student

Two Student-guided Tours of Law Campus

Waiting List Candidate Session
(limited to March 16-May 4)

Class Visits:
**International Law – Prof. Méndez
**
Practicing Environmental Law – Prof. Leiter
**International Law –Prof. Orentlicher
**Food & Drug Law – Prof. Grossman
Criminal Law – Prof. Jones
Property– Prof. Snape (Second-year Part-time Evening Program)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
3:30- 4:00 p.m.



9:00 – 10:20 a.m.
9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

10:00 – 11:20 a.m.
10:00 – 11:20 a.m.
1:00 – 2:20 p.m.
6:00 – 7:50 p.m.
TUESDAY Student-guided Tour of Law Campus

Evening Q& A with Admissions Representative

Class Visits:
Constitutional Law – Prof. Epperson
Criminal Law – Prof. Robbins
Constitutional Law – Prof. Wermiel
Criminal Law – Prof. Davis
(Part-time Evening Program)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.


10:00 – 11:50 a.m.
10:00 – 11:20 a.m.
1:00 – 2:50 p.m.
6:00 – 7:20 p.m.
WEDNESDAY Two Student-guided Tours of Law Campus


Class Visits:
**International Law – Prof. Méndez
**
Practicing Environmental Law – Prof. Leiter
**International Law –Prof. Orentlicher
**Food & Drug Law – Prof. Grossman
**
Intellectual Property Law – Prof. Farley
**Public Law: Legislation & the Regulatory State –Prof. Laguarda
Criminal Law – Prof. Jones
Property– Prof. Snape (Second-year Part-time Evening Program)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. (Highlights Evening Tour)

9:00 – 10:20 a.m.
9:00 – 10:20 a.m.

10:00 – 11:20 a.m.
10:00 – 11:20 a.m.
10:00 – 11:50 a.m.
10:00 – 11:50 a.m.

1:00 – 2:20 p.m.
6:00 – 7:50 p.m.
THURSDAY Two Student-guided Tour of Law Campus


Class Visits:
Constitutional Law – Prof. Epperson
Criminal Law – Prof. Robbins
Constitutional Law – Prof. Wermiel
Criminal Law – Prof. Davis
(Part-time Evening Program))
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. (Highlights Evening Tour)

10:00 – 11:50 a.m.
10:00 – 11:20 a.m.
1:00 – 2:50 p.m.
6:00 – 7:20 p.m.
FRIDAY Info Session with Admissions Representative and Current Student

Two Student-guided Tours of Law Campus

Waiting List Candidate Session (limited to March 20- May 8)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
3:30-4:00 p.m.
 

All prospective students are asked to RSVP at least one business day prior to the desired visit date. You will then receive a confirmation email with logistics from our Admissions Reception Desk.

TO RSVP:
email the Admissions Reception Desk at wcladmit@wcl.american.edu and include:

  • First and Last Name
  • LSAC ID (if known)
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Date and activities you wish to visit
  • Include if you are bringing a guest(s) for the tour/info session/Q&A (no guests permitted for class visits)

Admissions Reception Desk Staff

Upper-level law students staff the reception desk and our main phone line: 202-274-4101. Please call if you have any questions about the visit activities.  They are also a great resource and can answer questions about student life, class offerings, extra-curricular opportunities and studying law in Washington, DC.

Lodging/Hotel Accommodations
View a list of hotels/hostels located within a few miles of our law campus. AUWCL does not endorse any particular hotel/hostel but you should inquire if there is a discount for visitors to American University.

recruitment table
 

Our Admissions staff typically attend more than 120 recruitment events across the country each year. Most of these events are between September and November.

To see if we'll be at a campus or city near you, view our Recruitment Calendar.


Please note: We will be updating and adding events throughout the year.

We have no further prospective students events scheduled for Fall 2019 semester. Many of the events hosted by the law school are open to the public. Please view the law school's Events Calendar.

Past event: JD Prospective Student Evening Event held on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

 

Office of Admissions Fall Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00pm

Address:
4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Capital Building, C201 Washington, DC 20016
Admissions Reception Desk Phone: 202-274-4101
Email: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu

Directions to the Office of Admissions:

Visitor Check-in: Prospective students and their guests must check-in at the Warren Building Information Desk located across from that building's entrance on the Terrace Level. All visitors must show a government issued photo ID and will receive a Visitor’s Badge to wear during the visit. After receiving your badge, please walk through The Commons (long, open study lounge) to cross into the Yuma Building. Take the elevators located behind the staircase to the 2nd Floor. From the elevator, follow signage directing you to the Capital Building and the Office of Admissions (Capital C201).  

Traveling to American University Washington College of Law:

By Metro –Take the Red Line to Tenleytown/AU Metro Station. At the top of the long escalator, bear right to take the next escalator to the street level. This will bring you to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right and walk down Wisconsin Avenue, crossing Albemarle Street, and one block to Tenley Traffic Circle. Past St. Ann’s Church you’ll see the law campus in front of you. Follow along the sidewalk so the law campus and flagpole is on your right, and then you’ll see the Warren Building entrance ahead of you (near the driveway to garage).

By Car – Admissions provides complimentary parking for prospective students in the law school garage. You will need to show a photo ID at the garage entrance. Enter the garage at 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW. Immediately after stopping to check-in with attendant, turn left down the ramp to level P2 and park near section A in the garage closest to the Warren Elevator. Please use complimentary parking access code included in your visit confirmation email at the kiosk located inside the garage elevator lobby—you will need to enter your license plate number. If you forget to bring the access code, you will need to purchase a permit at the kiosk ($2.00 per hour). Any vehicle without a permit or access code can be ticketed. After you have finished at the kiosk, take Warren elevator to the Terrace level, exit to the right and the Warren Information Desk (where you will get your Visitor's Badge) will be to the right.