Washington College of Law… A New Home at Tenley Campus, Fall 2015

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 in fall 2015, 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.

Groundbreaking Ceremony
June 12, 2013

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.



Contact Us

Questions about our new home? Email TenleyCampus@wcl.american.edu