Katherine S. Broderick
Dean and Professor of Law
B.A., cum laude, The American University, 1973; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1978; M.A.T., Antioch School of Law.
Katherine S. Broderick earned a BA in Psychology Cum Laude from American University in 1973, a JD from Georgetown University in 1978 and an MAT in Teaching Clinical Legal Education from Antioch University in 1982. She was appointed Dean of the University of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law in August of 1999, having previously served as Interim Dean, Clinical Director, Associate Dean and faculty member since 1979.
Under her leadership during the last fourteen years as dean, major accomplishments include securing the highest level of American Bar Association Accreditation, establishing part-time and LL.M. programs, increasing the number of qualified applicants by more than 500%, serving the legal needs of thousands of low-income District residents through the school's legal clinics, moving into a beautifully renovated 100,000 square foot new law school building, completing a handsome $1.6 million library expansion project and raising over $10 million for the Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair of Public Interest Law, scholarships, summer public interest fellowships, and clinical programs.
A committed civil libertarian, Dean Broderick is immediate past president and serves on the Litigation Screening and Nominations Committees of the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation's Capital. She also serves on the Board of D.C. Appleseed. She is a founder and ardent participant in the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers, an organization committed to increasing the quantity, improving the quality, and coordinating the delivery of legal services to low-income D.C. residents. She was appointed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to serve on the District of Columbia's Access to Justice Commission for 2008 and is now serving a second term. She was named to the Norton Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission in 2009 on which she continues to serve. She hosts Sound Advice, a UDC cable television show available in 200,000 D.C. households, providing information about legal issues affecting the District's most vulnerable residents, including predatory lending, domestic violence, AIDS and the District's abuse and neglect system.
Dean Broderick's daughter, Isabella, is a 2010 graduate of Wilson Senior High, a D.C. public school. She is majoring in film at Temple University.
Telephone: (202) 274-7332