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Genet Amare ’17 establishes scholarship to support parents, legal guardians attending UDC Law 

Adjunct Professor and bar coach in the UDC Law Academic Success Program Genet Amare ’17 has established the Amare and Ava Scholarship to support parents and legal guardians in law school who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is named after her father and her daughter to honor the roles they’ve […]

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Classes of 2025 and 2026 participate in pinning ceremony, receive SuitShop jackets to kick off legal education

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, UDC Law partnered with SuitShop to provide each incoming student with a suit jacket to kickstart their legal careers. First-year students wore the suits for the Aug. 11 pinning ceremony where they received their 50th anniversary branded lapel pins and took an oath committing to the legal profession and service in the public interest.

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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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Q & A with Prof. Andrew Budzinski on his recent Richmond Law Review article “Overhauling Rules of Evidence in Pro Se Courts”

In a recent article in the University of Richmond Law Review, Prof. Andrew Budzinski argues for change in evidentiary rules in pro se courts. The Advocate caught up with Prof. Budzinski to talk more about the background and intended impact of “Overhauling Rules of Evidence in Pro Se Courts.”   […]

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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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Class of 2022 and Hooding Ceremony keynote speaker James McMillan surprise Class of 2023 with gift at Hooding Ceremony

The UDC Law class of 2022 received their hoods during the UDC Law Hooding Ceremony at the UDC Theater of the Arts on Friday, May 13, symbolizing the completion of their J.D. program, before participating in the University’s commencement program on Saturday. Friday’s program included speeches from student representatives, the […]

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Dean Hutchins departs UDC Law

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) has announced that Renée McDonald Hutchins has been appointed the next dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, effective August 2022.  Dr. Lawrence T. Potter, Jr., Chief Academic Officer, said, “Dean Renée Hutchins’s vision and leadership has […]

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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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