Washington, District Of Columbia
The University of the District of Columbia (UDC), founded in 1855, and its David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law) invite nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Law. UDC Law carries the distinction of being the only public law school in the nation's capital and supports the university’s designation as an urban, public, land-grant, and historically black college or university (HBCU). The Dean reports directly to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
UDC comprises the undergraduate flagship, the embedded UDC Community College, and the David A. Clarke School of Law, one of only six accredited HBCU law schools in the nation. Recognized broadly for work in clinical settings on behalf of the public interest, UDC Law boasts the largest clinical requirement of any U.S. law school. U.S. News & World Report ranks UDC Law fifth in the nation for its clinical program. UDC Law offers the J.D.
An exceptional, dynamic student body at UDC Law undertakes study in a full-time day division and a part-time evening division. Respecting the unique history of UDC Law, the incoming Dean will have the opportunity to build upon its mission ". . .to provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates; to recruit and enroll students from communities underrepresented at the bar; and to serve the public interest." The UDC Law student is secure with the foundation of an accessible and affordable learning experience.
UDC Law is committed to excellence and will expect the same in the successful candidate. The School seeks energetic, dynamic leadership characterized by innovation and dedication. The successful candidate will demonstrate the requirements, characteristics, and expectations that follow:
The preferred candidate should have previous, successful administrative experience in a law school. Further, there must be a demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity principles. An earned Juris Doctor and eligibility for appointment as a tenured professor of law is preferred.
More information about UDC Law may be found at: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law – Practice Law, Promote Justice, Change Lives
To ensure the best consideration, applications and nominations should be received by March 17, 2023. The new Dean will assume office by or before August 1, 2023.
The application should include:
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