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Relaunched Criminal Law Clinic addresses injustices in criminal legal system 

UDC Law has relaunched the Criminal Law Clinic and announced Professor Ieshaah Murphy as its Director. Professor Murphy’s redesign recognizes the complexities and challenges of our criminal legal system and provides multiple entry points for students to advance justice.   The United States imprisons more people than any other country […]

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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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Four UDC Law students chosen for Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Program

Four UDC Law students were chosen for the 2022 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Program this summer. Nija Bastfield, Genesis Aguirre Guerra, Taylor Rogers and Robert Ward participated in unpaid public interest summer law positions funded through grants from the John Paul Stevens Foundation.

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DC Affordable Law Firm welcomes three UDC Law alumni to fellowship program  

Dionne Dillard, Loishirl Hall and Forrest Yang Lindelof will begin fellowships at DC Affordable Law Firm (DCALF) next month, where they will provide affordable and accessible legal services to modest- and lower-income D.C. residents. As part of the fellowship, all three 2022 graduates will receive a no-cost LL.M. in Advocacy […]

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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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