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American University JD Program
American University

JD Program

Washington, USA

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 61,936 *


* full-time tuition 2023-2024


Offered in both full-time and part-time options, the JD program at American University Washington College of Law gives you a well-rounded legal education that balances theory with practice. Diverse teaching methods—the Socratic Method, Integrated Curriculum, simulations, and experiential learning—help equip you with the knowledge, skills, and values required by lawyers in an ever-changing world. While your first year of study is dedicated to learning the concepts, skills, and values that form the basis of the U.S. legal system, you can choose a course from a list of electives. In the second and third years of the program, you can select from courses, seminars, clinics, and journals that will help you focus your legal studies in a particular field.

Dual Degree Programs

You can complement the JD degree by pursuing a dual degree program with a graduate program at American University or with affiliated law schools in Australia, Canada, France, Italy, and Spain. The domestic programs are open to both incoming and enrolled law students. If you wish to apply for an international dual degree program, you must do so in the spring semester of your first year.

  • JD/MA – International Affairs
  • JD/MBA – Business Administration
  • JD/MS – Justice, Law, and Criminology
  • JD/MPA – Public Administration
  • JD/MPP – Public Policy
  • JD/(Master en Derecho de la Union Europea) (Madrid, Spain)
  • JD/Master’s in International and European Business Law (Madrid, Spain)
  • JD/First Level Master’s in International, Comparative, and EU Law (Rome, Italy)
  • JD/Master I/Master II (Paris, France)
  • JD/JD (Ottawa, Canada)
  • JD/JD (Melbourne, Australia)


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