Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – July 30
Spring Semester – November 30
Summer Semester – April 30

Application Requirements

  1. APPLICATION – Submit a Non-Degree Application for Admission (pdf) to lawadmission@udc.edu.
  2. COURSE AVAILABILITY – For the Spring 2022 semester, we are only offering the following courses for non-degree applicants:
    • Conflict of Laws (Evening)
    • Wills & Estates (Evening)
    • Commercial Law/UCC (Evening)

    Approval to enroll in these courses is on a space-available basis. There is no guarantee of enrollment. Please refer to the Academic Calendar and relevant Course Schedule on our Forms and Schedules page when  completing your application.

  3.  CHARACTER AND FITNESSAll applicants are required to answer character and fitness questions on the application. It is your responsibility to answer these questions fully and completely. Should you answer “yes” to the character and fitness question on the application, you will need to provide a detailed explanation.
  4. PROOF OF RESIDENCY – If claiming DC or DC Metro residency. for tuition purposes, you must  submit a Proof of Residency form, Residency Affidavit, and all supporting documents to lawadmission@udc.edu
  5. APPLICATION FEE – The application fee is $40.00. This fee is non-refundable and not applied toward tuition and fees upon matriculation. Please pay by Certified Check or Money Order, payable to “The University of the District of Columbia.” Mail your payment to UDC Law, Office of Admission, Suite 104, 4340 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. Note on your payment: “UDC Law non-degree and your full name.” Please e-mail a copy of the payment with your application to lawadmission@udc.edu

Returning Applicants 

Pay the application fee (see instructions above), submit a Non-Degree Application for Admission (pdf), and a copy of the payment, to lawadmission@udc.edu.

  • An official UDC Law school transcript showing all courses taken as a UDC Law non-degree student must be submitted by the Office of the Registrar to lawadmission@udc.edu

Overview

Graduates of foreign and state-accredited law schools, including those seeking to satisfy the requirement for additional study at an ABA-approved law school before sitting for the District of Columbia Bar Exam, may apply for admission as non-degree students. (See Rule46. Admission to the Bar.)

Rule 46(c)(4) provides that an applicant who graduated from a non-ABA approved law school shall be permitted to take the D.C. bar examination only after successfully completing at least 26 credit hours of study in an ABA-approved law school. All 26 credit hours must be earned in courses which are substantially concentrated on a single subject tested on the Uniform Bar Exam.

Non-Degree students are permitted to enroll in no more than ten (10) credits in the Fall and Spring semesters and no more than six (6) credits in the Summer semester.

Students taking non-degree courses are not eligible to be issued a Form I-20 under an F-1 visa status.

Subjects Tested on the Uniform Bar Examination

The Multi-State Bar Exam (MBE) consists of 200 multiple-choice questions on the following subjects: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

The Multi-State Essay Exam (MEE) consists of six 30-minute questions. Areas of law that may be covered on the MEE include the following: Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies), Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Real Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates (Decedents’ Estates; Trusts and Future Interests), and Uniform Commercial Code (Secured Transactions).

UDC Law courses that cover UBE topics:

Course and Credits Prerequisite(s)
Contracts I (3) None
Contracts II (3) Contracts I
Torts I (3) None
Torts II (3) Torts I
Civil Procedure I (3) None
Civil Procedure II (3) Civil Procedure I
Criminal Law (3) None
Criminal Procedure (3) None
Constitutional Law I (4) None
Constitutional Law II (4) Constitutional Law I
Property I (3) None
Property II (3) Property I
Evidence (4) None
Business Organizations (3) None
Business Organizations II (3) None
Family Law (2-3) None
Conflict of Laws (3) 3 or more of the following: Contracts I, Contracts, II, Property I, Property II, Torts I, Torts II
Wills and Estates (3) Property I and II
UCC (3-4) Contracts I and II