12 months
1866 USD/credit 44784 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 44784 USD/year
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Advocacy from American University Washington DC is designed for recent law school graduates, lawyers looking to diversify their practice or make a career change, and more experienced litigators who seek to expand their competencies and hone litigation skills.  


Advocacy from American University Washington DC equips students with solid advocacy skills through rigorous academic offerings and a breadth of practical litigation training.


Participants graduate ready to excel in the courtroom or before administrative law judges, arbitration panels, or other tribunals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Evidentiary Foundations & Objections
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy: Challenges and Obligations of a Prosecutor
  • Litigating in the Digital Age: eDiscovery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

    44784 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    44784 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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