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March 24, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

University of the District of Columbia Law School Dean Named to Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission

Washington, D.C. – The University of the District of Columbia is pleased to announce that Katherine S. Broderick, dean, David A. Clarke School of Law of the University of the District of Columbia, has been selected to serve on the D.C. Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton established the 17-member commission of D.C. residents to help advise her. The Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission will recommend candidates for the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court judges, the U.S. Marshall, and similar federal offices for the District of Columbia. 

As a member of the commission, Dean Broderick joins a diverse group of District residents who represent major sectors including law, law enforcement, business, education, labor, and community leadership. The D.C. Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission conducts investigations, interviews and vets applicants, and gives the names of the best-qualified candidates to the Congresswoman. Congresswoman Norton reviews them and indicates her preferences to the President.

Dean Broderick has served as the Dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law since August of 1999, having previously served as Interim Dean, Clinical Director, Associate Dean and faculty member since 1979.  Some of her major accomplishments as dean include securing the highest level of American Bar Association Accreditation, increasing the number of qualified applicants by 400%, and serving the legal needs of thousands of low-income District residents through the school's legal clinics. Among her numerous awards, Dean Broderick received the 2009 Deborah L. Rhode Award from the Association of American Law Schools in recognition of her work to increase pro bono and public service opportunities in law schools.  She was also named as one of the 100 most powerful women in Washington by the Washingtonian Magazine in 2006.

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