Top 10 Again: More High Rankings For UDC-DCSL
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Posted by: Jordan Uhl
Washington, DC—The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) has received two more top 10 rankings.
U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Schools 2018 ranked UDC-DCSL ranked #6—up from 10th—for clinical legal training and #7—up from 18th—in diversity nationally.
“We are incredibly proud to be consistently recognized for our outstanding clinical program and steadfast commitment to cultivating a deeply diverse student body,” Shelley Broderick, UDC-DCSL Dean, said.
“Learning the law through practical, hands-on training with a diverse student body and faculty guarantees our students broad and important perspectives. We believe our program offers an unrivaled learning experience and we’re delighted that U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize us,” she added.
Recently UDC-DCSL also received an “A+” grade and Top 10 spot in PreLaw Magazine’s 2017 Diversity Rankings. In the same issue, PreLaw gave UDC-DCSCL the #1 spot in "Schools with the most community service hours per student." Each year, UDC-DCSL provides more than 100,000 hours of essential legal services to DC residents, breaking down to roughly 360 hours per student.
These prestigious distinctions add to the list of other top rankings for UDC-DCSL. Through its robust clinic program, vast internship & externship options and the Summer Public Interest Fellowship program, UDC-DCSL has garnered the #7 spot for its government & public interest job placement rate nationally. PreLaw Magazine ranked UDC-DCSL #8 in its "Best Schools for Public Interest" rankings and Princeton Review recently ranked UDC-DCSL #2 nationwide in the "Best Environment for Minority Students," "Most Diverse Faculty," and "Most Chosen By Older Students" categories.