Building a World of Possibilities

Here, at American University Washington College of Law, we saw an opportunity to invest in and shape the future of law, just as our founding mothers saw an opportunity to create a law school that welcomed women into the legal profession 120 years ago. Our new 8 ½ acre Tenley Campus allows us to expand on our core values of equality, diversity, global vision and engagement, intellectual rigor, experiential learning, and a student-centered approach.

Conveniently located on Metro’s Red Line, with state-of-the-art technology, environmental sustainability, indoor and outdoor spaces for quiet study and reflection, as well as community building and collaboration, we’ve built a campus that will enable us to teach, inspire, and have an impact on the world for decades to come. #BuildWhatMatters


Tenley Campus by the Numbers

block from the AU-Tenleytown Metro Station

courtrooms - the largest being a technologically-equipped 60-seat courtroom for class, appellate, and mock courtroom activities

seats in the 2 1/2 floor Pence Law Library