Clinical Program

UDC Law welcomes new faculty members 

Three new professors have joined the UDC Law faculty this fall. Ieshaah Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Law Clinic, Yvette Pappoe joins the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Law and Sakinah Tillman takes on the Tax Clinic as Assistant Professor and Director.   […]

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UDC Law Immigration and Human Rights Clinic client from East Africa granted asylum after nearly two years of working on her case 

On June 21, 2022, Imani*, an Immigration and Human Rights Clinic client from East Africa, was granted asylum after nearly two years of work with the clinic. Associate Dean of Clinical and Experiential Programs Lindsay M. Harris and three 2022 graduates – Delali Dagadu, Loishirl Hall and Pearl Mansu – […]

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Prof. Marcy L. Karin receives Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to study menstrual justice at work and school in Scotland

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have selected UDC Law Professor Marcy L. Karin as the Fulbright Scotland Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at University of Edinburgh. During the 2022-2023 academic year, Karin will work on a project titled […]

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Legislation and Civil Rights Clinic and DV LEAP urge United Nations to recognize gender-based violence in climate change policy

For the last three years, the UDC Law Legislation and Civil Rights Clinic has supported the DV LEAF initiative of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP). DV LEAF amplifies the connection between climate change and gender-based violence, including domestic violence. Students in the clinic have worked under […]

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Youth Justice Clinic participants continue commitments to youth rights through publication and public education

In February, 3L Tierra Copeland participated in the D.C. Justice Lab’s Safety Summit 2022: Prevention over Punishment. This Black-led policy forum and safety summit called for a range of evidence-based, community-responsive policy changes that also reduce violence in the D.C. area.  Copeland’s remarks at the event sought to educate the […]

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3L Gloria Cannon carries on Deepwater Horizon work with Whistleblower Protection Clinic

While continuing her work from Spring 2021 to present in the Whistleblower Protection Clinic (WPC), UDC Law 3L Gloria Cannon is working with Congress to challenge the ongoing public health and environmental disaster resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  

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Prof. Budzinski fights for better, safer rules for service of process in domestic violence cases

Last year, Prof. Andrew Budzinski proposed relaxing the rules on service of process in the domestic violence division of the D.C. Superior Court, resulting in the implementation of a temporary amendment through the end of 2021. Budzinski worked to reinstate the amendment as omicron surged, succeeding earlier this month.  

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