American University Washington College of Law’s new Tenley Campus is a unique 8 ½-acre space one block from the AU-Tenleytown Metro station and a few stops from downtown Washington, D.C. Designed to facilitate student-faculty interaction, this new campus fulfills our long-held vision to create a legal center that inspires our entire community and reflects our proud history and promising future.
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Classes will begin at the new campus, located at 4300 Nebraska Ave., NW, on January 11, 2016.
8 ½ acre campus, 1 block from the AU-Tenleytown Metro Station
312,000 square feet of space across all buildings
37,000 square feet of teaching space
500-seat conference center, Founders’ Hall
A view from Tenley Circle – at the AU-Tenleytown Metro station on the Red Line – showing the renovated Capital Hall and Chapel and the two new Warren and Yuma wings of the law campus housing classrooms, faculty offices, dining, and the Pence Law Library.
This aerial view from Warren Street showcases the Capital Hall administrative and program offices. Capital Hall also will house workspace for the law school’s 17 student publications, including the five law reviews and other briefs and newsletters.
The Ceremonial Courtroom is located in the new Warren Building along with the Pence Law Library, classrooms of different sizes, and multiple meeting spaces.
Our Courthouse will feature the Stephen S. Weinstein Courtroom – a dramatic space that is destined to become an emblem of American University Washington College of Law for years to come. The Courthouse will also feature two smaller practice courtrooms on the lower level. These technologically-equipped courtrooms will be used for trial advocacy classes and mock courtroom activities. There will be a judge's bench, jury box, witness stand, lawyer table, and seating.
Once complete, the Yuma Building will be the academic heart of AUWCL, housing large instructional spaces and break-out classrooms, faculty offices and a lounge, the clinic, subject-specific centers, student study spaces, and dining facilities.
Providing a variety of dining options, the new campus will feature an Atrium Café located between Capital Hall and Yuma that will seat up to 60 people and offer casual grab-and-go food and drinks. The 223-seat main Dining Hall will be located in Yuma Hall and will be equipped with a full kitchen. Both the Dining Hall and Atrium Cafe will offer the option of outside seating.
The Tenley Campus will feature an expansive Atrium between Capital Hall and the Yuma Building that will feature a café that will seat up to 60 and offer casual grab-and-go food and drinks. Both the 223-seat main Dining Hall, located in Yuma, and the Atrium Café will offer the option of outdoor seating.