Mission

The District of Columbia School of Law Foundation is a publicly supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to support the students, faculty and programs at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

History

The District of Columbia School of Law Foundation was created from the Board of Governors of the DC School of Law in 1996 when the School of Law merged with the University of the District of Columbia. The Foundation’s first endeavor was to raise funds to endow the School of Law’s Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair of Public Interest Law in memory of the late public interest lawyer, Joe Rauh. We raised more than one million dollars and chose as the first Rauh Chair of Public Interest Law, the fabulous Wade Henderson, President of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. More recently, the Foundation began raising funds to endow the School of Law's Olie W. Rauh Professor of Law, a position held by William L. Robinson, founding Dean of the District of Columbia School of Law and the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, and an outstanding litigator, teacher, and leader in the civil rights movement.

Programs

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In addition to supporting the School of Law's Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Chair and Olie W. Rauh Professorship, the Foundation:
  • Raises funds for student scholarships
  • Raises funds for Summer Public Interest Fellowships
  • Supports the annual Joseph L. Rauh Lecture Series
  • Raises funds and supports a wide variety of events at the School of Law
  • Provides community support to the School of Law as required.

To learn more about the School of Law's programs, please visit http://www.law.udc.edu.

Board of Directors

Chair: Michael Rauh, Senior Counsel, Blank Rome LLP
Vice Chair: Daniel Solomon, Chair, DC Vote
Secretary: William Robinson, Professor, UDC-DCSL
Treasurer: Daniel Edelman, Of Counsel, Katz, Marshall & Banks
Jon Bouker, Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Robert T. Hall, Partner, Hall, Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.
Timothy L. Jenkins, CEO, Unlimited Vision, Inc.
Andrew Marks, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
The Honorable Gregory Mize, Senior Judge, DC Superior Court
Jack Olender, Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
The Honorable William Pryor, Senior Judge, DC Court of Appeals
The Honorable Inez Smith Reid, Associate Judge, DC Court of Appeals
Sidney R. Smith, III, President, SRS Counsel, P.C.
Joseph "Chip" Yablonski, Law Offices of Joseph A. Yablonski, P.L.L.C.

Donate

The District of Columbia School of Law Foundation is an all-volunteer operation - 100% of your donation goes directly to School of Law programming and support! Donations are tax deductible.

To donate securely by credit card, please visit http://www.law.udc.edu/donations

 To donate by mail, please send a check or money order payable to "DC School of Law Foundation" to the care of:

Shelley Broderick, Dean
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

If you would like your donation used for a particular scholarship or program, please note it in the check's memo field or attach a note.

Contact the Foundation

If you have any questions about the District of Columbia School of Law Foundation, please contact Joe Libertelli at jlibertelli@udc.edu or (202) 274-7338.