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Jack Olender Completes $3M Donation to UDC Law!

Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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Jack H. Olender and Shelley Broderick
Jack H. Olender and UDC Law Dean Shelley Broderick,
holding Mr. Olender's check for $1.16 Million!

On Friday, February 9, renowned DC malpractice attorney Jack H. Olender completed a three million dollar gift to the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law by handing a check for $1.16 million to a beaming UDC Law Dean Shelley Broderick.

Mr. Olender's extraordinary generosity is permitting UDC Law to significantly expand the capacity of both its Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and Legislation Clinic to serve low-income people and the public interest.

As a result of the transformative gift,  UDC Law has added outstanding professors in two clinics and conferred the title of “Jack and Lovell Olender Professor of Law” upon Prof. Marcy Karin, director of the Legislation Clinic, and Prof. Kristina Campbell, co-director of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic.

Both clinics have since successfully expanded the breadth and depth of their legal services and training and opportunities offered to our students.

Mr. Olender’s support for the School has been more than merely financial over the years. In addition to previously serving on the University of the District of Columbia’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Olender has devoted decades of service on the DC School of Law Foundation’s Board and has, for many years, hosted Board meetings at his law firm, Jack H. Olender & Associates.

In addition, Mr. Olender hosts an annual gala to recognize and celebrate unsung heroes in the law and others who have given their time and talent to making the world a better place. At the gala every year, Mr. Olender invites six UDC Law students to be honored for their outstanding clinical service. Mr. Olender has also placed his faith in UDC Law’s legal education; two UDC Law alumni, attorneys Lesley Zork, ’88 and Joshua Basile, ’13 currently work for his elite law firm.

UDC Law will be forever grateful to Mr. Olender for his steadfast and wonderfully generous support!

Prof. Kristina Campbell, Jack H. Olender and Marcy Karin
Mr. Olender flanked by Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Co-Directors, Professors Kristina Campbell, left, and Lindsay Harris, right.
UDC Law Legislation Clinic students and faculty
UDC Law Legislation Clinic students and faculty. Seated, from left, are Professor Laurie Morin, Olender Professor of Law Marcy Karin and Clinical Instructor Monica Bhattacharya.

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