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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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3L Gloria Cannon carries on Deepwater Horizon work with Whistleblower Protection Clinic

While continuing her work from Spring 2021 to present in the Whistleblower Protection Clinic (WPC), UDC Law 3L Gloria Cannon is working with Congress to challenge the ongoing public health and environmental disaster resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  

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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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