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Family & Juvenile Law Pathway

The Family & Juvenile Law Pathway is designed as a guided curriculum that will help you develop the skill set necessary to work or practice law in the family law and/or juvenile law community. Family and juvenile law attorneys serve clients in a broad array of legal areas, such as divorce, child custody, child abuse and neglect, domestic and international adoption, domestic violence and child support. Therefore, in addition to developing basic knowledge of family law, you must learn a variety of ancillary subjects, such as bankruptcy, tax and others listed in this Pathway. By following this Pathway, you will hone core legal analysis, research and writing and trial skills.

AJ Amissah Transferring into UDC Law was the best decision I could have ever made for my career. The experiences I gained from our clinics were invaluable. more...

AJ Amissah, ’16
Staff Attorney,
Children’s Law Center, Washington, DC
Jennifer Laskin During my three years as a full-time student, I integrated previous experience as a teacher and community advocate, focusing on the intersection of education and juvenile law to invoke educational rights and stem the School-to-Prison Pipeline. more...

Jennifer Laskin, ’15
Educational Advocate, Prince George’s County Public Defenders Office

Faculty Advisors

Professors Tianna Gibbs, Faith Mullen, Joseph Tulman, Susan Waysdorf & Associate Dean LaShanda Adams



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:


more Calendar

OCPD: Resumes 101 (Day)

OCPD: Cover Letters 101 (Eve)

Writing Wednesdays: Scholarly Writing III: Getting it on Paper

OCPD: Networking & Informational Interviews 101 (Day)

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