UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Full-Tuition Advocate for Justice Scholarships

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The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke Law School, the only public law school in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to providing a quality, hands-on legal education for its students; providing legal services to low-income D.C. residents; and increasing diversity within the legal profession. The School of Law is fully-accredited by the ABA and has been ranked the most diverse law school in the nation, as well as having one of the best clinical programs in the nation. In addition, the School's students and faculty provided more than 100,000 hours of free legal services last year.
The School of Law offers up to 20 full-tuition Advocate for Justice scholarships each year in order to further our goal of recruiting and enrolling future public interest lawyers who will graduate from law school with minimal debt, thus free to choose a career path based on their values.
Applicants are evaluated holistically based on academic talent and their proven commitment as advocates for justice. We encourage applicants of all ages and experience levels, from recent graduates who feel that their track record reveals a deep commitment to the social good, to individuals seeking to embark on a second or third career. District of Columbia residents, people of color and others from groups under-represented in the legal profession, as well as those interested in public interest law, are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here for profiles of some our current Advocate for Justice Scholars.
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