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 Applications for International Dual Degree programs will be available on Dec. 11, 2023.
All applications must be received by Feb. 16, 2024.

1Ls should apply for Fall 2025 departure / 2Ls should apply for Fall 2024 departure

In 2004, the American University Washington College of Law began a distinctive program that provides opportunities for students to become fully trained attorneys with the expertise and language skills to work at home and abroad.

The International JD Dual Degree Programs allow a select number of students to obtain a JD from AUWCL in Washington, DC and either the equivalent JD degree from Canada or France, or an LL.M. degree from Italy or Spain. This experience takes studying abroad to a new level. Law students are now able to go beyond area studies in international or transnational law and become actual transnational lawyers.

Our International JD Dual Degree programs are open to WCL students only, and you must have completed at least one semester of law school before applying. It is recommended students apply during January of their 1L year of law school. Second year students may apply during January of their 2L year, but placements may be limited.   

Canada - AUWCL & the University of Ottawa Common Law Section
France - AUWCL & Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
(JD/Master I/Master II)

Italy- AUWCL & Libera Universitá Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli

Spain - AUWCL & Universidad Carlos III
(JD/LL.M. - Master en Dercho de la Union Europea)

Spain- AUWCL & Universidad Pontificia Comillas
(JD/LL.M. - Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law)


*The International Dual Degree Programs are only open to students currently enrolled at AUWCL. Admission to AUWCL does not constitute admission to any of the International Dual Degree Programs nor does it guarantee admission to any of the programs offered.