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Civil Rights and Equality Pathway
Dalton CollinsDalton Collins, ‘15
Women’s Resiliency and Reentry Project, University Legal Services
With a resume of hands-on legal experience serving the District's poor, I graduated from UDC David A. Clarke School of Law in May 2015 with my current legal fellowship waiting for me. Read more...

The Civil Rights and Equality Pathway is designed as a guided curriculum that will prepare you for a career as a civil rights attorney. Civil rights attorneys work in many arenas, including private practice, criminal defense, and representing non-profit organizations and government entities that specialize in protecting the civil rights and equality of under-represented and marginalized groups. Civil rights attorneys have been a key part of the struggle for racial equality, religious freedom, women’s rights, immigrant rights, the rights of LGBTQ communities and the rights of people with disabilities. Many civil rights attorneys are litigators, but they may also be community organizers, policy makers, lobbyists or legislators. By following this Pathway, you will hone core legal analysis, research and writing and trial skills.

Faculty Advisors

Professors Norrinda Hayat, Philip Lee, and Susan Waysdorf



Community Service/Summer Fellowships/Externships

UDC Law has extensive connections with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in the DC metropolitan region that provide students with the opportunity to spend a semester actually working in their chosen fields. The following are some examples of relevant placements students have obtained with outside organizations and agencies:


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