The Office of Alumni Relations:
- organizes alumni reunions;
- facilitates group U.S. Supreme Court Bar swearing in ceremonies;
- provides contact information and assistance searching for “lost” classmates;
- helps alumni and others find lawyers on short notice in specific locales across the country or with particular areas of expertise;
- announces awards, special events and deaths;
- provides information on job and career development opportunities;
- enlists alumni to visit the School of Law in support of student groups, for symposia, panel discussions and more;
- solicits donations from alumni; and
- works in support of small and solo alumni law firms.
If you would like our career help, please first familiarize yourself with the Office of Career and Professional Development.
How Can You Get Involved?
The very best way to be included in alumni activities and be invited to reunions, career fairs, lectures, panel discussions, and to request and receive referrals of all types is to give us your e-mail address. Please join our thousands-strong alumni network! We would also love to have your home and work mailing addresses, contact phone numbers, and your practice areas, if any. You can join this list by filling out the Alumni Contact Form.
How Can Alumni Help?
There are many ways alumni have helped keep the flame of our diverse, clinically-oriented, public-spirited law school burning brightly! Solicitations for the following kinds of alumni involvement are sent out periodically to our e-mail list:
- Scores of alumni have hired students and other alumni to work for their firms, businesses or government agencies.
- Many more have forwarded job and internship opportunities of particular interest to our students and graduates that have resulted in their being hired.
- Dozens of alumni have appeared on panels and workshops to describe a particular area of practice or type of career.
- A number of alumni have made presentations and served as panelists on one or more of our ongoing series of symposia and public events on topics like civil rights, the death penalty, juveniles justice, voting rights, etc.
- Over the years, alumni have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in support for our Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program for first-year students, tuition scholarships and special projects.
Alumni financial support is crucial not only because of the direct purposes it serves – supporting students’ education in public interest law, supporting the organization that serves clients, and the direct service to clients – but because both the number of donations from alumni and the total amounts are carefully noted by the American Bar Association in their analysis of the level of support for the School.
So we like to say that such donations result in “four bangs to the buck!” Whether you’ve donated lately or not, please consider a tax deductible contribution!
How to Donate
Checks should be made payable to the “DC School of Law Foundation” with a notation to the particular purpose you wish to support (e.g. Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program, General Support, Scholarships) and sent to c/o Development Director Adeshola Akintobi, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Or you can donate on-line.