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Thanks so much for your interest in American University Washington College of Law’s new Tenley Campus. We are very excited about what this new campus means for our students, faculty and staff and the entire legal community here in Washington D.C. and around the world. If you would like further information, or would like to schedule an interview, please contact our public relations team.
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Fast Facts

  • 8 ½ acre campus, 1 block from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station
  • 312,000 square feet of space across all buildings
  • 37,000 square feet of teaching space
  • 500-seat conference center, Grossman Hall
  • 8,000 square feet of space for the Clinical Program
  • 5 courtrooms – the largest being a technologically-equipped 60-seat courtroom for class, appellate, and mock courtroom activities
  • 60-seat Atrium Café; 223-seat Dining Hall
  • 847 seats in the 2 1/2 floor Pence Law Library
  • 5,400 square foot outdoor courtyard

Latest News

New Year Holds Many Changes for Tenley Campus
January 6, 2014
New Year Holds Many Changes for Tenley Campus

Dear AUWCL Community,

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a great start to the semester as well as update you on the Tenley Campus construction. This new year will be an exciting one for our community. We will have many highlights to share with you about the construction of our new home.

Tags: law school, american university washington college of law, washington dc, tenley campus
New Construction Photos!
November 20, 2013
New Construction Photos!

Check out this photo gallery for new photos of the construction at the Tenley Campus.

By Megan Smith
Construction Update: Buildings Come Down and the "Big Dig" Begins
November 6, 2013
Construction Update: Buildings Come Down and the "Big Dig" Begins

Construction is moving along on the Tenley Campus!

Three existing buildings on the campus–Constitutional, Federal, and Congressional Halls—were demolished in preparation for new structures on the site.  If you get a glimpse of the grounds via the 24 hour live construction camera, you will see mounds of sand, rock, and debris. These materials have been salvaged from the rubble of Federal and Congressional Halls, and are being repurposed for the construction staging areas. Two cornerstones from the Federal and Congressional Hall buildings that were placed in 1955 as part of the Immaculata School have also been salvaged and remain on-site.

By Megan Smith
The 12th Home for Washington College of Law
October 25, 2013
The 12th Home for Washington College of Law

Washington College of Law was founded in 1896 by two pioneering women who felt they, and all women, should have the same access to legal education as men.  Over the last 117 years, Washington College of Law has grown and thrived – in 11 different homes – from G Street downtown, to the Myers Building on AU’s main campus, to our current facility in Spring Valley.  The Tenley Campus, will be the first time we have resided in a law center designed to grow and adapt to anything the future holds.

By Franki Fitterer
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The Tenley Advantage: Metro Access!
October 18, 2013
The Tenley Advantage: Metro Access!

The Tenley Campus is located at the intersection of Wisconsin and Nebraska Avenues, one short block from the AU-Tenleytown Metro Station. This location will give the legal community, business leaders, government officials, and alumni better access to the law school while providing students with a direct connection to the heart of Washington, D.C. No shuttle necessary!

By Franki Fitterer

Photo Gallery
Capital Hall
Capital Hall
Claudio Grossman Hall
Claudio Grossman Hall
The Courthouse
The Courthouse
The Courtyard and Yuma Building
The Courtyard and Yuma Building
The Commons
The Commons
Reading Room in Pence Law Library
Reading Room in Pence Law Library
Collaborative Learning Environment
Collaborative Learning Environment
Green Campus
Green Campus
The Atrium
The Atrium
Warren Building and Pence Law Library
Warren Building and Pence Law Library