December 2022

The Advocate

Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday season! Looking forward to a new year practicing law, promoting justice and changing lives together!

Fortify UDC Law #FortheNext50

Join us Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. for the online premiere of the Fifth Annual UDC Law Gala

This year we celebrated our 50th year of practicing law, promoting justice and changing lives. As our year-long celebration concludes, we invite you to join us online for the video premiere of this year’s Gala on December 27 at 7:30 p.m. This interactive event offers another opportunity to experience the Fifth Annual UDC Law Gala and make your gift to fortify UDC Law’s legacy for the next 50 years.

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3Ls Genesis Aguirre Guerra and Nija Bastfield receive inaugural Mark Herzog Public Interest Scholarships

At a ceremony held at Sidley Austin on Nov. 10, 3Ls Nija Bastfield and Genesis Aguirre Guerra received the inaugural Mark Herzog Public Interest Scholarship, established to honor Herzog’s legacy of more than 30 years of service in the public interest.  

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Prof. Tom Devine ’80 on Whistleblower Protection Clinic history, legacy

In honor of our 50th anniversary, The Advocate spoke with Prof. Devine about his storied career and lifelong commitment to UDC Law. 

Read the interview


Check out what your fellow Firebirds have been doing lately in our monthly Class Notes.

Class Notes

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News and Notes


The University extends deepest condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of our alumni.

Walter Paul "Father Wally" Kasuboski '82 (July 2022)


Assoc. Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Anthony Ervin elected to AALS Pre-Law section

Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Anthony Ervin was elected Chairperson Elect/Vice Chairperson of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law Schools for a three-year term. 

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Highlights from the Clinical Program

Check out these highlights from our annual newsletter for the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law’s Clinical Program. As one of only six HBCUs in the country, this year, we celebrate 50 years of UDC Law’s commitment to access and excellence.

Immigration and Human Rights Clinic

Criminal Law Clinic

Tax Clinic

Community Development Law Clinic

Immigration and Human Rights Clinic

Check out the full 2021-2022 Clinic Highlights

UDC Law in the news

Prof. Marcy Karin spoke with USA Today about menstrual equity

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Clinical Legal Specialist Olivia Carvajal spotlighted by HBADC

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Prof. Lindsay M. Harris discussed an asylum case with National News

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Prof. John Brittain participated in Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

Read about the walk


It's not too late to do some last-minute holiday shopping!

Being a UDC Law alumnus has many benefits, now including discounts and deals on services and products to make your life easier.

Enjoy the perks of being a Firebird!

SuitShop is donating 10% percent of every purchase made with our exclusive UDC Law code to our scholarship fund.

All purchases made using the UDC Law Affiliate link at will qualify.

If you have an active email address, use the dedicated UDC Law SuitShop page.

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Phone: 202-274-7400
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