Sixth Annual

UDC Law Gala

November 16th, 2023 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

UDC Student Center Ballroom

4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20008

The UDC Law Gala, scheduled to take place on November 16th, 2023 at 6:30 p.m., is a culminating event that celebrates leaders advancing the fight for justice and helps us to provide our students with an award-winning, social justice-focused legal education without the burden of unmanageable student debt.

Join us as we celebrate excellence in legal education.


UDC Law is committed to educating groups that are traditionally underrepresented at the Bar.

Heralded as one of the best and most affordable schools for Black students, UDC Law is home to the largest female and one of the most diverse (law) student populations in the nation.

UDC Law’s clinical programs have provided life-saving legal services to the most vulnerable members of the broader DC community for the last 50 years. In the face of unprecedented challenges, our students consistently rise to meet the demands of a rigorous curriculum, adapted to a different style of life and learning and completed over 35,000 hours of clinical work and more than 4,400 hours of service to the D.C. community. We are steadfastly committed to community and dedicated to practicing law, promoting justice and changing lives.

About Charles J. Ogletree Jr.

Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. was a prominent legal theorist who made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. The Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Champions of Justice Awards are presented annually to individuals who are using their position and platform to promote social justice and equality throughout the United States and abroad. The recipients of the award exemplify the same values embodied by Professor Ogletree and UDC Law’s commitment to public service.  


Donald Calloway


Donald Calloway is CEO and founder of Pine Street Strategies, where he leads the firm’s tax, general congressional advocacy and media production practices. Previously, Don led federal regulatory and congressional affairs at Anheuser-Busch in Washington, D.C. and was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives while also a senior associate in the business litigation practice of Thompson Coburn LLP. Don is a frequent contributor to news and public affairs programs on national networks including MSNBC, Fox News and SIRIUS XM Radio.

UDC Chorale

Founded in 1969, the UDC Chorale’s repertoire covers a broad spectrum of choral literature that includes the music of African-American composers. In addition to the regularly scheduled concert engagements, the UDC Chorale performs at University events and has appeared with the HBCU Concert Choir Consortium and at the National U.S. Veterans Day Concert in Washington, D.C.


Coming Soon

Toast the inaugural inductees of the UDC Law Alumni Hall of Fame!

In 2022, the UDC Law Alumni Hall of Fame was established to honor alumni (living or deceased) whose exemplary careers, extraordinary service or outstanding contributions to UDC Law have significantly impacted our community and beyond.

Nominated by you, the inaugural Hall of Fame class will be recognized at the Gala, and a virtual Hall of Fame will live permanently on the UDC Law website.

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Coming Soon!