The David A. Clarke School of Law at University of the District of Columbia

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Vivian W. Canty
Application deadline N/A
Full-time program application fee $35
Part-time program application fee $35
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The David A. Clarke School of Law at University of the District of Columbia

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 23.7% – Low
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.12
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 152

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 25.3%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-155
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.83-3.43
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.12
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 153

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 18.0%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-155
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.95-3.48
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.15
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 151

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered N/A
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
The School of Law trains attorneys who have the knowledge, skills and practical experience to practice law upon graduation. We occupy a unique niche in legal education as a publicly-funded urban land grant HBCU committed to public service and clinical legal education. Our graduates have a minimum of 700 hours of hands-on legal experience in the two required 7-credit clinics.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy international law
clinical training tax law
dispute resolution trial advocacy
environmental law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year N/A
Seminars N/A
Positions available in seminars N/A
Positions available in simulation courses N/A
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses N/A
Student activities (as provided by the school) N/A

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses N/A
Full-time students involved in field placements N/A
Full-time students involved in law journals N/A
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Full-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 12.6:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty N/A
Full-time and part-time faculty distribution N/A
Full-time faculty gender distribution N/A
Part-time faculty gender distribution N/A
Full-time minority faculty N/A
Part-time minority faculty N/A
Total faculty N/A
Total faculty (men) N/A
Total faculty (women) N/A
Total faculty (minorities) N/A

Class Size

Number of upper-division course sections with an enrollment of N/A

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#10 in Clinical Training

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.5
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 1.5
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.84-3.39
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.12
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-155
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 152
Acceptance rate 23.7% – Low
Student-faculty ratio 12.6:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 62.3% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) N/A
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar N/A
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) N/A

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled N/A
Student diversity N/A

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) N/A
Gender distribution (full-time) N/A

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school N/A
Female students discontinuing law school N/A

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Nailah Williams
Financial aid phone (202) 274-7337
Financial aid application deadline N/A

Expenses

Tuition and fees N/A
Room and board N/A
Books N/A
Miscellaneous expenses N/A
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Full-time students receiving grants N/A

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt N/A
Proportion who borrowed N/A
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) N/A
Microform titles N/A
Electronic titles N/A
Other non-book titles N/A
Total titles N/A
Volumes (excluding microforms) N/A
Volume equivalent microforms N/A
Total volumes and volume equivalents N/A
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 102
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 73
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 21
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 8
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 60
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 13
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 70
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 65
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 16
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 52
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 2

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school library
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 2
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 14
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 21,452
Total seats available for library users 230
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) N/A

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar N/A
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) N/A
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 69
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 62.3%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 7.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 92.8%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 62.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 5.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 21.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.9%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Median private sector starting salary N/A
75th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information N/A
Median public service starting salary N/A

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state N/A
Graduates employed out-of-state N/A
Graduates employed in foreign countries N/A
Number of states where graduates are employed N/A
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) N/A
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) N/A
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) N/A
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) N/A
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) N/A
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) N/A
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) N/A
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) N/A
Employment location unknown N/A

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations N/A

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) N/A
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) N/A
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) N/A
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) N/A
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A

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