The American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL or WCL) is the law school of American University. It is located on the western side of Tenley Circle in the Tenleytown section of Northwest Washington, D.C., one block south of the Tenleytown-AU Metro station. The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, and a member of the AALS.
WCL is ranked 73rd in the nation in the Best Law Schools by U.S. News & World Report, and has highly ranked specialty programs in Clinical Training (#3), Trial Advocacy (#3), Part-Time Law (#5), International Law (#7), Intellectual Property (#8), and Health Care Law (#16).
Begun in 1896, WCL was the first law school founded by women, the first with a female dean, and the first to graduate an all-female class.