Welcome Message from Acting Dean Robert Dinerstein

Robert Dinerstein

It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to American University Washington College of Law. We are a community of accomplished faculty, engaged administrators, exceptional students, and extraordinary alumni leaders who continue our century-long tradition of excellence in legal education, skills-based teaching, and relevant, high-impact scholarship.

The spirit of our tradition lies in the hearts and minds of our community members, who are dedicated to the professional advancement and well-being of our students and alumni, and who strive to “Champion What Matters,” locally, nationally, and internationally.

Founded by pioneering women in the late 1800s, a time when few women had the opportunity to attend professional schools, we have continued to build upon this tradition of inclusive excellence, which now features top programs in clinical legal education, international law, trial advocacy, intellectual property, law and government, and much more. Washington College of Law continues to offer an exemplary professional education. We are now located on our 8 1/2 acre legal campus on the Red Line in Washington, D.C.

This new Tenley Campus, an unparalleled complement to the look and feel of 21st century legal and professional training, maximizes our potential, expands opportunities for our community, most importantly our students, and solidifies and enhances our already influential standing in legal education. Combined with our excellent community, our stunning new space contributes to making Washington College of Law a vibrant intellectual hub.

In no small part, this is due to our community of caring leaders who utilize their diverse experience and vision in service of the professional aspirations of our students. We take great pride in having exceptionally dedicated faculty whose experience, impact, and contributions touch every area of the law.

So, too, our nearly 20,000 alumni have made extraordinary achievements in all areas of private law, business, and consulting, as well as government service, public interest, academia, and humanitarian work around the world.

As Dean of American University Washington College of Law, I am committed to the advancement of our tradition of excellence. It is my pleasure to invite you to our campus so that you can experience for yourself our exceptional community.


Robert Dinerstein,
Acting Dean and Professor of Law

Check out our exciting Upcoming Events

October 21 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom International Suite Talks Series presents "Pursuing a Career in International Law" with Ben Juvelier from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) October 21 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law 101 October 21 5:00PM-6:00PM Washington College of Law WCL Mocktail Hour Challenge October 21 5:15PM-6:00PM Online via Zoom Financing the Bar October 22 10:00AM-11:30AM Online via Zoom Unavoidable Power and Unaccountable Impacts? The Roles and Responsibilities of Central Banks in Global Economic Governance October 22 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom Legal Implications of US-China National Security Policy - How Companies Can Prepare October 22 12:00PM-1:00PM (Re)assessing U.S. Economic and Financial Regulatory Policy in the Era of COVID and Beyond: An Interview with Sarah Bloom Raskin October 22 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Health Law and Policy Fall Faculty Meetup with Professor Wiley (Zoom) October 22 4:00PM-6:00PM Online via Zoom Maryland's Broken Parole System: The Cost of Inaction October 22 5:00PM-6:30PM Online Via Zoom WCL-NOW: The Pandemic of 2020 – Current and Future Legal Implications and the Impacts on Life, Work, and Family October 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Online via Zoom American University Law Review Federal Circuit Fridays Series: Government Contracts Law Guided Discussion May Offer Continuing Legal Education Credit CLE October 23 1:00PM-4:00PM Online via Zoom Democracy 2020: Topics in Election Oversight - Day 1 Events Calendar ... Find more events in our events calendar