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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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Three UDC Law students chosen for Fellowship from LexisNexis African Ancestry Network and LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation

3L Nija Bastfield and 2Ls Alexus McNeal and Songo Wawa have been chosen as fellows by LexisNexis African Ancestry Network (AAN) and LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation (LNROLF) for 2022. Founded last year, the competitive fellowship identifies law students from across the six law schools at Historically Black Colleges and […]

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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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Maria Suarez ’19 creates book scholarship to assist Latinx students

Maria Suarez ’19 has created a book scholarship to support Latinx students in pursuit of their dreams and legal education. Buying textbooks is often a worry for low-income and minority students who often lack financial support. A book scholarship helps a student focus on studying without the stress of needing […]

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