Legislation and Civil Rights Clinic receives Community Champion Award for work at the intersection of domestic violence and climate change

The Legislation and Civil Rights Clinic received the Community Champion Award from DV LEAP (Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project) for its work on the DV LEAF project, which advocates for the inclusion of voices and needs of domestic violence survivors in climate policy. Clinic Director Mary Karin, clinic […]

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Students in Immigration and Human Rights Clinic conduct legal orientations for Afghans living on military base

Last week, UDC Law students in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic traveled to a military base to assist recently arrived individuals fleeing Afghanistan. First-year students Neena Qureshi ’24 and Kendra Li ’24 joined Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs Lindsay M. Harris in conducting legal orientations […]

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Class Notes Oct. 2021

Class of 1981 Andrew S. Birrell ’81, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was sworn in as Secretary of the Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar.  Class of 1982 Joyce McConnell ’82, serves as the first woman President of Colorado State University. Listen to her podcast interview on Bizjournals.com. Class of 1983 Karen Clopton ’83, […]

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UDC Law Clinical Program adapts to meet needs of evening students

UDC Law has adapted clinical offerings to better meet the needs of students enrolled in the robust evening program. This fall, the Clinical Program launched the “clinical semester,” geared specifically to evening students. UDC Law evening students must engage in one of the school’s clinics for 10-credits in the Fall […]

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#SimiCares Annual Day of Service and Scholarship will support student service, honor alum

The District of Columbia School of Law Foundation has announced the Simi Cares Scholarship and #SimiCares Annual Day of Service in honor of alumni Simi Abrol, ’16. Abrol died suddenly in 2018, less than two years after finishing her legal education at UDC Law. She had an unwavering dedication to […]

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Heather Shaner ’78, featured in Washingtonian, The Washington Post, NPR and Huffington Post for her work with Jan. 6 Insurrection defendants

Heather Shaner ’78 has gained significant media attention since this summer for her representation and education of defendants involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In June, a Huffington Post article profiled Shaner’s unusual approach to defending several of the people charged in the riot, which includes […]

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