For more than 100 years American University Washington College of Law has evolved to meet the changing needs of legal education. Today we are pleased to share with you our vision for the future: our new home at the university's Tenley Campus.
This beautiful eight acre site will provide a permanent home for the Washington College of Law and enhance its rich tradition of innovation, excellence, and passion for the rule of law in the U.S. and beyond.
When construction is complete, AUWCL will be among the most technically advanced law schools in the country and the only one with a courthouse. The light-filled and LEED-certified facility will include flexible teaching spaces, a conference center, expanded clinic space, teaching courtrooms, and multiple indoor and outdoor student study and meeting spaces throughout the campus. The enhanced Pence Law Library will also feature an Alumni Center that will provide our more than 18,000 alumni with research and business resources when they visit.
With a Metro stop just a block away we will be connected to our community, the greater Washington Metropolitan area, and the world like never before.
The Tenley Campus will be a vibrant legal center where AUWCL's world-class faculty, inspired students, dedicated alumni, and others come together to champion what matters. Learn more about THIS MOMENT: The Campaign for Washington College of Law.
American University Washington College of Law broke ground on a new home at the historic Tenley Campus in a ceremony held Wednesday, June 12, hosted by AU President Cornelius Kerwin and Dean Claudio Grossman. More than 200 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the law school were in attendance. The eight-acre Tenley Campus site will provide a permanent home for AUWCL and enhance its rich tradition of innovation, excellence, and passion for the rule of law in the U.S. and beyond.
View remarks from Dean Grossman and President Kerwin.
A view from Tenley Circle – at the Tenley Metro Stop 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.
This 140 seat classroom will be used for classes and courtroom activities.
This technologically equipped 60 seat courtroom 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.
Dining spaces with outside terrace seating and will offer food services and catering needs.
Questions about our new home? Email TenleyCampus@wcl.american.edu