The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the David A. Clarke School of Law. UDC is the only public university in Washington, D.C., and the nation’s only exclusively urban land-grant institution. It is an HBCU and an affiliate member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The new dean will be expected to lead the law school forward by implementing a progressive strategy for growth and excellence.
The new dean will have a distinguished record of accomplishments as a scholar and teacher in his/her area of specialization, as well as a strong commitment to service-centered leadership to faculty, students, and the greater community, that are commensurate with appointment as a full professor under the faculty appointment standards of UDC Law. Successful experience in managing change is highly desired. Successful experience in community relations and fundraising is a plus. Please see the full profile for further details of the expectations of the position.
As an HBCU committed to opening up the legal profession to groups underrepresented at the bar, UDC Law trains students to value diversity and interact effectively with clients, colleagues, and others from a range of racial, social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. UDC remains the only public law school in the District of Columbia, offering a comparatively inexpensive, high-quality, practice-ready legal education.
In the decades since its founding, UDC Law has graduated thousands of students while providing life-changing legal services to countless low-income District residents. UDC Law has developed nationally recognized service learning programs, cutting-edge clinical offerings, and transformational public service projects, continuing to innovate, inspire, and lead in legal education. UDC Law is ranked #8 Best Clinical Legal Training (U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Schools, 2019).
The search committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue to work until an appointment is made. View the position profile for more detailed information. To ensure fullest consideration, candidates are advised to submit their materials by September 21, 2018 and include a letter of interest that directly responds to the Opportunities & Challenges, and Qualifications and Qualities sections of the profile, a current curriculum vitae, and five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted until a later stage of the search and without permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence. Send applications electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to UDCdol@agbsearch.com. This search is being assisted by AGB Search, Inc. and welcomes nominators and prospective candidates to contact the following individuals: Dr. Richard A. Wueste, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-431-5131 and Dr. Ronald Carter, email@example.com, 704-930-6515.