Class Notes October 2022

Class of 2010 Yesenia Rivera ’10 is an Energy Justice Award 2022 Finalist. Class of 2012 Megan Coyle ’12 opened Home Trust Legal, practicing in Maryland and Virginia, serving clients in wills, trusts and estates; contract review and drafting; collection matters; general legal advice and more. Class of 2022 Akeem […]

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Josh Basile ’13 on being an empathetic nerd, following in the right wheeltracks and being an advocate for yourself 

UDC Law student Laura Newman sat down with Josh Basile ’13 to discuss his career and how his education at UDC Law and his life experiences shape his work. Laura Newman: Tell us about yourself.  Joshua Basile: My journey has been for the last thirty-six years. Eighteen years ago, my life got […]

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Prof. Andy Budzinski receives COVID-19 Hero Award from DC SAFE

Prof. Andrew Budzinski received the COVID-19 Hero Award from DC SAFE (Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment) at their annual gala last week at The Eleanor DC. Budzinski was nominated by DC SAFE’s Supportive Advocacy Services Director Nicole Walter for the General Practice Clinic’s work with the DC SAFE Petitioner Assistance program.   […]

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UDC Law partners with Rising for Justice to provide Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic for students

In Fall 2022, UDC Law launched a new partnership with Rising for Justice to offer students the Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic focused on eviction defense. This semester, the eight UDC Law student attorneys participating in the Clinic have been keeping their clients housed and enforcing their tenant rights. The students […]

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Class Notes September 2022

Class of 1975 Nancy Shia ’75 is running for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 1C07. Class of 1978 Mary Ann Stiles ’78 is featured in the second edition of the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication by International Association of Top Professionals. Class of 1982 Deborah Sines ’82 worked on the […]

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Genet Amare ’17 establishes scholarship to support parents, legal guardians attending UDC Law 

Adjunct Professor and bar coach in the UDC Law Academic Success Program Genet Amare ’17 has established the Amare and Ava Scholarship to support parents and legal guardians in law school who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is named after her father and her daughter to honor the roles they’ve […]

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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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Four UDC Law alumnae featured in literary tribute to influential Latina leaders 

In August, Elsie Guerrero ’20 published Latinas Poderosas!, a book celebrating Latinas who are “making a difference in the community by redefining the meaning of leadership and changing lives,” according to the official description. UDC Law alumnae Liana Montecinos ’18, Samantha Rowe ’20 and Flor De Maria Garay ’20 are featured in the book. 

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