Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter V. Establishment of Public School of Law.


§ 38–1205.01. Purposes.

In enacting this subchapter, the Council of the District of Columbia supports the following statutory purposes:

(1) To authorize the establishment of a public school of law for the District of Columbia; and

(2) To ensure that the programs and clinical operations of the School of Law of Antioch University, in operation as of February 24, 1987, are adopted initially as the programs and clinical operations of the public School of Law for the District of Columbia.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 501; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-74, § 2(a), 36 DCR 8117.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1541.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(a) of the Public School of Law Amendment Emergency Act of 1990 (D.C. Act 8-151, January 26, 1990, 37 DCR 1060).


§ 38–1205.02. Definitions. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 502; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-74, § 2(b), 36 DCR 8117; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(g), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1542.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of §§ 31-1542 through 31-1548 1981 Ed., see § 301(g) through (m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412), and § 201(g)-(m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).


§ 38–1205.03. Establishment of Board of Governors and School of Law. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 503; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Sept. 12, 1987, D.C. Law 7-22, § 2, 34 DCR 4199; Dec. 10, 1987, D.C. Law 7-51, § 2, 34 DCR 6889; Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7-104, § 22(a), (b), 35 DCR 147; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-74, § 2(c), 36 DCR 8117; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(h), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1543.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of §§ 31-1542 through 31-1548 1981 Ed., see § 301(g) through (m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412), and § 201(g)-(m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).


§ 38–1205.04. Board of Governors Nominating Committee. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 504; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Oct. 7, 1987, D.C. Law 7-31, § 6, 34 DCR 3789; Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7-104, § 22(c), 35 DCR 147; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-74, § 2(d), 36 DCR 8117; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(i), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1544.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of §§ 31-1542 through 31-1548 [1981 Ed.], see § 301(g) through (m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412), and § 201(g)-(m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).


§ 38–1205.05. Suspension, removal, and termination of Governors. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 505; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-74, § 2(e), 36 DCR 8117; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(j), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1545.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of §§ 31-1542 through 31-1548 ]1981 Ed.], see § 301(g) through (m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412), and § 201(g)-(m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).


§ 38–1205.06. Duties and limitations of the Board of Governors. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 506; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-74, § 2(f), 36 DCR 8117; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(k), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1546.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of §§ 31-1542 through 31-1548 [1981 Ed.], see § 301(g) through (m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412), and § 201(g)-(m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).


§ 38–1205.07. Retirement. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 507; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(l), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1547.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of §§ 31-1542 through 31-1548 [1981 Ed.], see § 301(g) through (m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412), and § 201(g)-(m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).


§ 38–1205.08. Employment rights. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 508; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(m), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1548.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of §§ 31-1542 through 31-1548 [1981 Ed.], see § 301(g) through (m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412), and § 201(g)-(m) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).


§ 38–1205.09. Review of records.

The District of Columbia Auditor shall, upon request, be provided access to all books, accounts, records, reports, findings and all other papers, things, or property belonging to, or in use by, the School of Law, in accordance with the provisions of § 1-204.55.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 509; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1549.


§ 38–1205.10. Preferential tuition for District of Columbia residents.

(a) The Board of Trustees shall, in accordance with § 38-1205.06(c)(7) [repealed], fix tuition to allow bona fide residents of the District of Columbia to attend the School of Law on a preferential tuition basis.

(b) An applicant for preferential tuition shall make a showing of the applicant’s bona fide residence in the District of Columbia. Any applicant for the preferential tuition established under subsection (a) of this section shall be presumed to be a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia if the applicant has been, for 2 continuous years prior to the date of the applicant’s enrollment in the School of Law:

(1) Domiciled in the District of Columbia and paid District of Columbia income taxes; or

(2) Enrolled in a college or university located outside the District of Columbia and been claimed as a dependent on District of Columbia resident tax returns filed by a parent or spouse of the applicant.

(c) Any applicant for the preferential tuition established under subsection (a) of this section who is not presumed to be a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia shall be required to establish by a preponderance of the evidence to the Board of Trustees or its designee that the applicant:

(1) Was a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia for a reasonable duration of time prior to the applicant’s request for preferential tuition; and

(2) Remains a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia.

(d) In determining whether an applicant for preferential tuition under subsection (c) of this section is in fact a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia, the following factors shall be taken into consideration:

(1) Whether the applicant has maintained a year-round home in the District of Columbia, as evidenced by lease or mortgage agreements;

(2) Where the applicant’s driver’s license, if any, was issued;

(3) Where the applicant’s motor vehicle, if any, is registered;

(4) Where the applicant is registered to vote;

(5) What address the applicant has used over the past several years for purposes of filing federal income tax returns, if any;

(6) Whether the applicant is a graduate of a public or private District of Columbia high school; and

(7) Any other factor deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees.

(e) Any applicant denied preferential tuition shall be permitted to appeal the denial by whatever procedures and to whatever officer of the School of Law as the Board of Trustees shall establish for final determination.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 510; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-74, § 2(g), 36 DCR 8117; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(n), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1550.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of section, see § 301(n) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412).

Section 303 of D.C. Act 11-264 provided for the application of § 301(n) of the act.

For temporary amendment of section, see § 201(n) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).

Section 501 of D.C. Act 11-335 provided for application of the act.

References in Text

Section 38-1205.06, referred to in subsection (a), was repealed August 1, 1996, by D.C. Law 11-152.


§ 38–1205.11. Mayoral stipends.

The Mayor shall make available tuition stipends for students of the School of Law who are bona fide residents of the District of Columbia and who agree to employment by the District of Columbia government, or by any public service organization or institution designated by the Mayor, for a period of time immediately following the students’ graduation from the School of Law. The length of service required shall be established by the terms of the stipends. Any stipend recipient who fails to perform the post-graduation work requirement shall be held liable to the District of Columbia for 3 times the amount of stipend funds provided to the recipient.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 511; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1551.


§ 38–1205.12. Full faith and credit of the District of Columbia not pledged.

The full faith and credit of the District of Columbia is not pledged for the payment of any principal of or interest on any obligation maintained or entered into by the Antioch School of Law, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part. The District of Columbia is not responsible or liable for payment of any principal of or interest on any obligation entered into by the Antioch School of Law, directly or indirectly, in whole or part.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 512; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1552.


§ 38–1205.13. Merger. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 513; as added Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-177, § 2(a), 33 DCR 7241; Mar. 15, 1990, D.C. Law 8-74, § 2(h), 36 DCR 8117; Aug. 1, 1996, D.C. Law 11-152, § 301(o), 43 DCR 2978.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-1553.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary repeal of section, see § 301(o) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-264, April 26, 1996, 43 DCR 2412), and § 201(o) of the Fiscal Year 1996 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-335, August 1, 1996, 43 DCR 4256).


§ 38–1205.14. Post-graduate Legal Fellows.

Upon recommendation of the Dean of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law and approval of the President of the University, the University may enter into an agreement with a section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to permit graduates of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law to serve as post-graduate legal fellows under the supervision of District of Columbia barred attorneys; provided, that such agreement shall be exempt from the requirements of Chapter 3A of Title 2, not including any applicable requirements imposed pursuant to § 1-204.51.


(Oct. 26, 1974, Pub. L. 93-471, title V, § 514; as added Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 4122, 66 DCR 8621.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 4122 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 4122 of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).