The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law) is the public law school of the District of Columbia. Its mission is to provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates; to recruit and enroll students from communities underrepresented at the bar; and to serve the public interest. The UDC Law Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) posts job notices to students and alumni as a service to them and the employers. In keeping with the School of Law’s mission, OCPD gives priority to listings from UDC Law students and alumni, as well as faculty and staff, public interest and minority organizations, and positions in metropolitan Washington, DC. OCPD does not publish requests from individuals or organizations seeking representation in a legal matter. OCPD does not check, validate or guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, nor does it make any representations, endorsements about the nature of the work, the background or the reputation of the employer. Potential applicants are advised and encouraged to research with care employers and employment opportunities presented on this website and through all sources.
The University of the District of Columbia prohibits unlawful discrimination, including that based on actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran. In accordance with this policy, the OCPD facilities, services and programs are available only to employers whose practices are consistent and in agreement with this policy.
View the University’s EEO Policy, Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and a Title IX brochure.
UDC Law students and graduates who are looking for positions outside of Washington DC area may want to consider using law schools in their target area as a resource. Most law schools have established policies that allow law schools to provide reasonable access to their career resources for students and graduates from other law schools that agree to provide similar services (“reciprocity”).
It is important to understand that each law school has its own reciprocity requirements. If reciprocity is granted, students/graduates should be sure to read and honor the reciprocity policy of the host school. See NALP for a list of reciprocity policies or look at the school’s own website. Please note that many schools have regional agreements through which you may be able to access only one school in that area. In metropolitan DC, law students and graduates are not permitted to use the resources of other area law schools.
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
Reciprocity Policy Summary
Name of School: University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
Name of Contact: David O’Brien
Title: Director, Office of Career and Professional Development
It is the policy of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law) to make available the facilities and services of its Office for Career and Professional Development (OCPD) to current students and graduates of other law schools providing that the requesting law school offers similar reciprocity privileges to UDC students and graduates.
Requests for reciprocity must be made in writing by a placement or career services official from the requesting law school, certifying the status of the student or graduate, and the availability of reciprocal services for UDC students and graduates. A copy of the reciprocity policy of the requesting law school should be included with the request.
Requests should be emailed at least one week in advance of the anticipated visit. No walk-in requests will be honored.
Mr. O’Brien will notify the requesting law school official whether or not reciprocity has been granted. It will be the responsibility of the requesting school to notify its student or graduate.
Individuals granted reciprocity must call and schedule an appointment before visiting the career services office. Because of the small size of the school, it is advisable to confirm the appointment at least a day in advance.
Reciprocity is available year-round.
Services available can include:
- Handout materials
- Current vacancy announcements through our database
- Attendance at certain career service programs and workshops
- Use of resource publications and directories in the library
Students and graduates of other schools will not be permitted to schedule on-campus interview appointments with prospective employers, participate in off-campus job fairs, or use on-line databases.
Note for UDC Law students and graduates: Reciprocity is not permitted with any other DC area law school including American, Catholic, Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington and Howard.
Updated: December 1, 2017