12 months
57818 USD/year
57818 USD/year
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Legislation from American University Washington DC is designed to equip lawyers with these precise skills.


Legislation from American University Washington DC curriculum includes Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Legislative Drafting; Legislative Negotiation; Constitutional Powers of the Presidency; Election Law Campaign Finance; Legislative Process; Political Process; Government Oversight; and Legislative Lawyering. Through AUWCL’s new Program on Legislative Negotiation, you can also receive training in the art and science of reaching across the aisle to overcome gridlock in Congress and state legislatures.


Jobs at the intersection of law and domestic public policy frequently place a premium on skills such as legislative and regulatory drafting, legislative and regulatory negotiation and statutory interpretation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Constitutional Powers of the Presidency
  • Election Law Campaign Finance
  • Election Law Political Process
  • Government Oversight, Investigation and Accountability
  • Legal Ethics for Government Lawyers
  • Legislative Lawyering
  • Legislative Process
  • Washington Lawyer

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successfully complete either two papers of at least 20 pages each (“Research Track”) or one paper of at least 20 pages and one externship (“Practical Skills Track”); 
  • Complete 12 credits of approved courses including 
  • Complete 12 remaining credits in Law and Government approved courses as indicated in Appendix 2;
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Hold a Juris Doctor (JD) from a US law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or a first degree in law from a foreign law school with equivalent standards. 
  • Submit a completed application form along with supporting documents before the application deadline
  • International applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    57818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28909 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    57818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28909 USD per semester during 12 months.

Part time tuition: $17,128 (8 credits x $2,141 per credit)

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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