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Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree Program
With Concentration In
Clinical Education, Social Justice, and Systems Change

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law—well known for its leadership in clinical legal education and for its public interest mission—is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in one or more of its clinics:

  • Community Development Legal Clinic
  • Criminal Law Clinic
  • General Practice Clinic
  • Government Accountability Clinic
  • Housing & Consumer Law Clinic
  • Immigration & Human Rights Clinic
  • Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic
  • Legislation Clinic
  • Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

LL.M. Program Description

The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change. LL.M. candidates will work under the supervision of the Law School’s experienced faculty to supervise and teach J.D. students enrolled in our clinics.

By the end of the second academic year each LL.M. candidate will produce a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or project designed to impact systems change.

  • LL.M. candidates will receive an annual stipend of approximately $50,000 plus benefits.
  • The program begins on August 1st.
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Specific clinic descriptions are provided below.

International Students

The LL.M. program at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law is for applicants who have been practicing law in the United States who are either licensed in the District of Columbia or who are eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar. Our LL.M. candidates are instructors in our clinical program, and they supervise law students. Typically, LL.M. candidates have completed at least two years of practice.

If you graduated from a law school outside the United States and you need credits from an ABA-accredited, U.S. law school in order to sit for the D.C. bar exam, you may apply to UDC David A. Clarke School of Law as a Non-Degree Student. Click here for details.
 

Admissions Process

Please submit the following:

  1. A response to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words (two pages): In your area of concentration, what systemic problems have you identified? How do you envision using the law to transform the system?
  2. Resume
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Law School Transcript (official)
  5. Two letters of recommendation from persons with personal knowledge of your capabilities and commitment to social justice.

Please send materials, except transcript, electronically to Joseph Tulman, Chair, Clinical Affairs Committee, at JTulman@udc.edu. Please use "LL.M. Application" as the subject line.

Mail transcript to:

Joseph Tulman, Chair, Clinical Affairs Committee
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, Building 52
Washington, DC 20008

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Questions? Please contact: Professor Joseph Tulman at JTulman@udc.edu.

Clinic Descriptions

 

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