University Of The District Of Columbia David A Clarke School Of Law

Overview of University Of The District Of Columbia David A Clarke School Of Law

The campus of David A. Clark School of Law is in Washington, DC, which is a large city. The school is a public institution.

Areas of Study

David A. Clark School of Law has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. The school is known for its programs in law.

David A. Clark School of Law Selectivity

Admission at David A. Clark School of Law is selective, not open to all who apply.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. David A. Clark School of Law has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) is to recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar, provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates, represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school=s legal clinics, and fulfill the university=s land grant responsibilities. The School of Law focuses particularly on preparing students for the regional job market. Since the legal profession is one of the primary industries in the District of Columbia and one of the fastest growing occupations, the School of Law=s graduates are in a position to provide much needed human resources, especially for the many public interest, public service, and public policy legal needs of the District."

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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