American University Washington College of Law

American University Washington College of Law

Event Types Welcomed

  • Corporate Social Events
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


American University Washington College of Law’s unique 8.5 acre campus located in downtown Washington, D.C. was designed as a state-of-the-art center for legal education to inspire our students, alumni, and broader academic community. By hosting your next D.C. event or conference at AUWCL, we welcome you to be a part of our proud history of inclusion, diversity, and academic excellence, and to be a part of our promising future.

Our Washington, D.C. campus is conveniently located one block from the Tenleytown-AU Redline Metro Station and features advanced technology, an environmentally sustainable design targeted for LEED Gold certification, and dedicated conference, event, and reception spaces intended to promote education, collaboration, and engagement.

We invite you to take advantage of everything our campus and venue space has to offer for your next conference, meeting, group training, reception, or specialty program by joining us for a tour and consultation.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 480 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 135
  • Largest Theatre Style: 480
Claudio Grossman Hall
Claudio Grossman Hall is our dedicated conference and event facility. The space can be divided in two and is equipped with state of the art AV equipment. Rentals include use of the Founder’s Lobby pre-function space as well as the dedicated registration desk.
  • 5000 Sq. Ft.
  • 275 Banquet Style
  • 144 Classroom Style
  • 480 Theatre Style
The Atrium
The Atrium is a unique space to hold your next reception or dinner. The space offers permanent soft seating and dinner tables or cocktail tables are easily added to the space. 
  • 75 Banquet Style
Large Classrooms
Our tiered large classrooms seat 65-130 people and come equipped with at least two built in projectors and screens as well as a Surface Pro device. 
Medium Classrooms
Medium classrooms can comfortably fit 25-65 guests and are available in both tiered and traditional classroom style seating. Medium classrooms all have 1-2 built in projectors and screens and are connected to a Surface Pro device. 
Seminar Rooms
Seminar rooms hold up to 25 people and are set up in the round or ina hollow square. All seminar rooms have a built in projector and screen as well as Surface Pro device. 

Food & Beverage Options

Dining Hall
We have one dining hall located on the first floor of the Yuma Building. With fresh options changing daily, it is a great option for guests to grab a quick bite to eat. 
The Atrium Cafe
The Atrium Cafe is open until 3:30pm daily and offers coffee, tea, pastries, as well as some grab-and-go lunch items. 
Within two blocks of campus, Tenleytown offers over a dozen different eateries. Favorites include: Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, Panera, Nandos, Cava, Whole Foods, and District Taco. 
Sodexo Catering
We are pleased to offer catering by our in-house caterer, Sodexo. The catering team will work within your budget to pull together creative menus with fresh and delicious food. For more information, please visit their website,

Catering options

Sodexo Catering
We are pleased to partner with Sodexo as our exclusive on-site caterer. Whether you need a simple breakfast and coffee or a formal sit down dinner, we are happy to offer a wide selection of catering. Staff will work with you to create a menu that meets both your culinary and budetary requirements. 

For more information and up to date menus, please visit 


Main Campus Housing
Accommodations are availble on main campus from mid-May through mid-August. 

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Chairs
  • Flexible Floor Plan
  • In-House Catering
  • Lactation Station
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Stage
  • Tables
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


4300 Nebraska Ave. NW,
Washington, District of Columbia 20016


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Ronal Reagan Washington National Airport - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Dulles International Airport - 35 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


We are please to offer all conference guests a 50% discounted parking rate of $8.00/day. 
Complimentary access to our Wi-Fi network is included for all guests. 


We are pleased to offer state-of-the-art technology and audio/visual equipment. Our conference and classroom spaces are all equipped with surface pro devices and large drop down screens and projectors for clear and easy presentations. Many rooms are also equipped with webcams for live streaming and video recording. Handheld, lavalier, and tabletop microphones are available in most spaces. Conference clients will also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the campus.