Youth Justice Clinic

Youth Justice Clinic hosts juvenile justice reform symposium

On Oct. 29, the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law) Youth Justice Clinic (YJC) and community partner National Center for Juvenile Justice Reform hosted a symposium at UDC Law to discuss changing the narrative and practices around juvenile justice. In connection with […]

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Three new faces in the UDC Law Clinical Program

The UDC Law Clinical Program welcomed two new professors, and another long-time faculty member has rejoined the clinical faculty. Ieshaah Murphy joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Law Clinic, and Sakinah Tillman takes on the Tax Clinic as Assistant Professor and Director.  Professor […]

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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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SCOTUS amicus brief addresses missing youth-focused mitigation evidence at capital sentencing

In mid-2020, students in the Youth Justice Clinic began working on the case of Terence Andrus, who was sentenced to death in Texas based on a crime he committed at 20 years old while under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs. The Clinic took on the project after the United States […]

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Students in Youth Justice Clinic work to protect rights of system-involved young people

Over the last year, students in the UDC Law Youth Justice Clinic, directed by Prof. Mae C. Quinn, have worked on cases and projects that affect young people, from providing education and support to individuals in secure detention facilities to filing briefs with the Supreme Court to advancing the right to […]

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