University of District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law

University of District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law

UDC-DCSL is committed to the public interest, using the law to help those in need and reshape our community. Each year, our faculty and students provide more than 100,000 hours of essential legal services to DC residents. We are located in our nation’s capital, offering many opportunities to meet leaders in law and policy and participate in creating litigation, and legislative, regulatory and organizing strategies focused on solving society’s toughest problems. We are focused on extensive practical training, with the largest clinical requirement of any U.S. law school. Each student provides more than 700 hours of pro bono legal service, gaining direct, hands-on work experience and acquiring the skills needed to solve real problems. In recognition of this, in 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranked UDC-DCSL number seven in clinical training among all U.S. law schools.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.udc.edu/
Address: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Admission Phone: (202) 274-7341
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students303
Student-faculty ratio18:1
Tuition $13,260 per year (full-time, in-state)
$24,428 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$10,049 per year (part-time, in-state)
$17,987 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$29,790
Founded In1998
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline08/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 35
Financial Aid Deadline12/31/69
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
dgibson7 147 A 3.61

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
Terence813 144 A 2.69

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
wbrehm23 165 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
mhaynie97 155 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
mrslumpkin10 159 A 2.70

Interested In Applying

No - - - 12 months ago
Henryc7 144 A 2.97

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Cschutt91 135 A 2.60

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Tmart16 145 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
lsuira 160 P 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
BredricB 143 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
blackbeauty5866 131 A 3.77

Rejected

No - - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants605642202
Number of Offers24217765
Number of Matriculants864145
75% GPA3.223.243.17
Median GPA2.993.12.9
25% GPA2.592.762.54
75% LSAT145145146
Median LSAT147147148
25% LSAT150149151
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students303
Total Students Receiving Grants178
% of Students Receiving Grants58.7
75% Grant Amount$11,188
Median Grant Amount$8,500
25% Grants Amount$3,763
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (28.7)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (21.1)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (8.3)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.7)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (83)
  • Hispanics (45)
  • Black or African American (111)
  • Asian (14)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (15)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (10)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (2)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (2)


  • Total Women% (59.9)
  • Total Men% (40.1)
University of District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 60 47.35% 71.27% -23.92%
2014 110 48.15% 74.75% -26.60%
2013 78 54.67% 79.18% -24.51%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (86)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (25)
  • Employed Other (11)
  • Unemployed (12)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association