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Tax Clinic Provides Valuable Assistance and Community Outreach at the Tax Court

Student attorneys from the Tax Clinic participated in the United States Tax Court’s Calendar Call to assist individuals representing themselves and hosted a series of informative tax presentations at the Petworth Neighborhood Library. Calendar call programs, organized by various bar associations, integrated bars, and professional organizations, serve as a vital […]

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The Impactful Work of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Students 

The Immigration and Human Rights Clinic has marked a year of triumphant resolutions for clients and valuable learning opportunities for students. In the past year, the Clinic achieved significant milestones, including securing asylum for a young man from the Caribbean based on his LGBTQ identity, obtaining a work permit for […]

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General Practice Clinic Empowers Survivors and Bridges Gaps

For the past year, General Practice Clinic (GPC) students represented survivors of intimate partner violence in protection order cases. With the guidance of Co-Directors Andrew Budzinski and Tianna Gibbs, students extended their support of survivors beyond legal representation, helping their clients secure housing, economic security, and personal safety. This fall […]

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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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