UDC Law and Affiliate Resources

This page is a one-stop shop for information and access to a variety of UDC Law and UDC main campus resources that students may need while attending UDC Law.   

UDC Law Resources

From the moment you arrive on campus for Orientation to the moment you walk across the stage during Commencement Weekend, the Office of the Dean of Students is here to support you. Together with UDC’s affiliate offices, the Office of the Dean of Students oversees student life at UDC Law.

The Office of Career & Professional Development provides students and alumni with a solid foundation for professional development, beginning with matriculation at the Law School and continuing throughout their professional lives. 

UDC Law’s Clinical Program is nationally ranked and operates with the aim of preparing you to Practice Law, Promote Justice and Change Lives. Our students engage in real world lawyering with clients and communities in the District and surrounding area.

The Office of Admission is committed to serving as the front door to UDC Law and establishing the tone for the unique first year experience that emulates the core values and mission of UDC Law and the University of the District of Columbia.”

Financial assistance at UDC Law is available from a variety of sources, including Federal Direct Loans (Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS), need-based and merit scholarships, outside scholarships and work-study. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help.

The Office of the Registrar serves as the main resource for course information, registration, student records, rules, regulations and policies governing study at the Law School, as well as forms and schedules, book lists, transcript requests and more. 

The Mason Law Library serves the education and research needs of its students, faculty, staff and members of the public. Librarians are available to assist with legal research questions during library’s Reference hours.

The UDC Law Information Technology department is an in-house, full-service information technology support team. The department serves as the single point of contact for all law faculty, staff and students who have technology issues and needs.

The Follett ACCESS program takes the hassle out of course material buying because course material costs are covered as part of the Follett All Access Fee. This allows every enrolled student access to all required materials on day one. Book Lists, which show required textbooks for each course, are updated as faculty orders are received. 

UDC Law is committed to the academic success of each student and believes that teaching the skills necessary to attain success in law school and lawyering is an integral part of the curriculum. UDC Law seeks to aid each student in the transition first to law school and then to the practice of law through a comprehensive combination of courses and programs.

Purposed with advancing the mission of UDC Law, the Office of Institutional Advancement incorporates alumni relations, marketing, communications and development. Institutional Advancement builds awareness and promotes an understanding of the people, programs and services that make up UDC Law and secures resources in support of the entire UDC Law community.

UDC Law Affiliate Resources

Did you know that as an enrolled UDC Law student, you have access to free professional counseling services? The UDC Counseling and Wellness Center is available to promote psychological wellbeing that helps students reach their academic, personal and relational goals. 

With the mission of leading the fight on campus against student food insecurities, the UDC Fresh Food Pantry’s guiding principles include, but are not limited to, linking students to additional resources, empowering students to make choices and helping to remove barriers to retention.

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) is the UDC office that determines students’ eligibility for academic accommodations.  ARC works with students confidentially and does not disclose any disability-related information without their permission.

Your health is essential to achieving your goals at UDC Law. The mission of University Health Services is to foster a healthy campus environment and to promote the health and wellness of all members of the University community. The goal is to help students achieve their highest potential in all aspects of their lives including physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and economic.

UDC is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment of learning that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. In doing so, the Office of Compliance and Title IX responds to all reports of discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination and harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking and retaliation.

The Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs (CDIMA) is dedicated to promoting social justice through the development of co-curricular programs and educational activities that enhance the personal development, success and collegiate experience for historically marginalized students at the UDC. It is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive campus culture that intentionally values the personal, intellectual and academic growth of all students while prioritizing the experiences of international, undocumented, LGBTQ and first-generation UDC students.

UDC is proud to be the only public Service Members Opportunity College in the nation’s Capital. Our commitment to support our military is well-aligned with our mission to develop and support public service leaders. Whether you are serving on active duty, a reservist, a national guardsman, a veteran or a family member, we have the programs to help you complete your personal mission of achieving your education goals.

The Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing Services provides information, guidance, direction and programming to meet your housing needs. The goal is to foster an environment that supports each student’s academic success and participation in the life of the University.

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is committed to reducing environmental hazards and risks, crime, disorder and the fear of crime on Campus. Sign up for LiveSafe and AlertDC to receive emergency notices directly to your phone and/or email. 

Your Student ID Card (ONEcard) will let you into the law school building 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. New students should apply for a ONEcard using their UDC email address by filling out the UDC ONECard Photo Submission Form. 

The Law School building has an underground parking garage for students who purchase a parking permit. The Parking Operations Office strives to provide great customer service and quality parking services for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

At UDC, the city isn’t our location; it’s our campus. UDC is active in every ward – providing a quality education and enriching the lives of students, neighbors and stakeholders alike. UDC Law is located in Building 52

Once you have selected your courses, your book list will be sent to the UDC Bookstore. The campus store will get everything ready for you. You can also find school supplies and UDC Law merchandise and apparel. 

At District of Clothing, we create items to help you show the world the causes and the people you care about. Our clothes won’t change the world, but the people wearing them will. Show your Firebird Pride and love for UDC Law every Wednesday by wearing your favorite UDC Law apparel from District Clothing. 

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, UDC Law has partnered with SuitShop to provide each incoming student with a suit jacket to kickstart their legal careers. In addition, SuitShop has established an affiliate program in which 10% of sales made through the program will go toward funding additional scholarships for future cohorts at UDC Law.