Our New Home

When the fall 2015 semester is complete, American University Washington College of Law will move to a new state-of-the-art legal center at AU's Tenley Campus where our world-class faculty, inspired students, dedicated alumni, and others will come together to champion what matters. Check here for the latest news and information on the campus, buildings, construction, and milestones.

American University Washington College of Law Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Campus
January 29, 2016
American University Washington College of Law Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Campus
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will join AU leadership, distinguished alumni, and the SBA President in a formal ceremony to officially open the new American University Washington College of Law Tenley Campus Feb. 12,2016.
 
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First Moot Court Competition Hosted at the Tenley Campus
By Maria Mikey
January 21, 2016
First Moot Court Hosted at the Tenley Campus
The Moot Court Honor Society at American University ran a successful Alvina Reckman-Myers First Year Moot Court Tournament on Jan 16-17, 2016. The annual intra-school competition was the first official moot court hosted at the grand Ceremonial Classroom on Tenley Campus. 
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Tenley Campus Opens for Students
By Maria Mikey
January 20, 2016
Tenley Campus Opens for Students
On Jan. 11, 2016, the first day of the spring semester, American University Washington College of Law students returned to law school to begin classes at the shiny Tenley Campus. The day kicked off with a t-shirt giveaway and coffee and bagels at The Commons, one of the collaborative student areas. For many, it was the first time at the new building, which involved a lot of exploring and excitement about the new space’s accessibility and bright classrooms. As we continue to settle in, check out the photo gallery from the first day of the semester. 
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Students Start Classes on Tenley Campus
By Maria Mikey
January 11, 2016
Students Start Classes on Tenley Campus
On Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, American University Washington College of Law's students, faculty, and staff began the spring semester at the law school's new Tenley Campus. The 8 ½ acre state-of-the-art campus fulfills our long-held vision to create a legal center that inspires our community and reflects our proud history and promising future. 
 
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Relocation Continues, Faculty and Staff Say Goodbye to 4801 Mass Ave
By Maria Mikey
December 8, 2015
Relocation Continues, Faculty and Staff Say Goodbye to 4801 Mass Ave
On Friday, Dec. 4, the second group of American University Washington College of Law faculty and staff began moving to the Tenley Campus. During the feverish packing in anticipation of the move, the members of our community reflected on their time at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue.
 
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Move to Tenley is Underway, Interior Work Wraps Up
By Maria Mikey
November 16, 2015
Move to Tenley is Underway, Interior Work Wraps Up
We have two exciting updates about American University Washington College of Law's move to the Tenley Campus. First, Pence Law Library has begun moving the collections to its new home in the Warren Building. Second, the furniture for our new light-filled classrooms and spacious student spaces has been delivered.
 
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Faculty and Staff Offices Begin Relocating to Tenley Campus
By Maria Mikey
November 3, 2015
Faculty and Staff Offices Begin Relocating to Tenley Campus
The first out of four groups of faculty and staff at American University Washington College of Law have begun moving into their new workspace at Tenley Campus. War Crimes Research Office, the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, the Project on Addressing Prison Rape, the Office of Special Events and Continuing Legal Education, as well as some teams of the Office of Technology and Facilities Management are among the inaugural group.
 
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Students Explore the New Tenley Campus
By Maria Mikey
October 28, 2015
Students Explore the New Tenley Campus

On Oct. 15, Dean Claudio Grossman took a group of more than 30 current American University Washington College of Law students on a hard-hat tour of the new Tenley Campus buildout. Prior to the tour, the students had an opportunity to meet with the Dean and ask him questions about his career and the new campus in an informal atmosphere.

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Photos from the October Faculty and Staff Tour
By Maria Mikey
October 7, 2015
Photos from the October Faculty and Staff Tour

On October 6, American University Washington College of Law faculty and staff joined Dean Grossman on the Tenley Campus tour. The two groups toured new classroom and clinic spaces in the Yuma Building, the academic heart of the new campus, and visited the 6,000 square feet Grossman Hall. After getting a sneak peak of the grand Ceremonial Courtroom in the Warren Building, they continued the tour in the Pence Law Library. 

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Tenley Campus Targeting LEED Gold Certification
September 30, 2015
Tenley Campus Targeting LEED Gold Certification
The new Tenley Campus is on target to becoming LEED Gold certified. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. To achieve certification, building projects must meet prerequisites and earn points to achieve varying levels of certification ranging from certified to platinum.
 
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