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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Dean Hutchins departs UDC Law

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) has announced that Renée McDonald Hutchins has been appointed the next dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, effective August 2022.  Dr. Lawrence T. Potter, Jr., Chief Academic Officer, said, “Dean Renée Hutchins’s vision and leadership has […]

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Class of 2022 graduate establishes scholarship in memory of family member who was victim of domestic violence 

The family of Barbara Tommey, including Pearl Mansu ’22, has established the Barbara Tommey Hope of Glory Scholarship. Tommey, Mansu’s cousin, died Sept. 8, 2020, at the hands of an abusive partner. The scholarship will honor Tommey’s legacy by providing financial assistance to a student who is working toward a […]

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Class Notes Apr. 2022

Class of 1976/Class of 2008 Yancey Burns ’08 (Producer) and Aviva Kempner ’76 (Director and Producer) won the Indie Spec Best Documentary Award at the Boston International Film Festival for “Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting.” Class of 1977 Sherri Myers ’77 joins mayoral race in Pensacola, […]

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Legislation and Civil Rights Clinic and DV LEAP urge United Nations to recognize gender-based violence in climate change policy

For the last three years, the UDC Law Legislation and Civil Rights Clinic has supported the DV LEAF initiative of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP). DV LEAF amplifies the connection between climate change and gender-based violence, including domestic violence. Students in the clinic have worked under […]

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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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