WUDL Lawyer's Committee

The WUDL Lawyer's Committee is a partnership between the legal community in D.C. and the surrounding area and the Washington Urban Debate League. Debate is a natural partnership for the legal community, as students develop many skills that attorneys use every day like advocacy and communication skills, research skills, and critical and strategic thinking. 

Many debaters consider careers in the legal field, a pipeline of diverse, talented students who already possess many of the traits needed to become excellent attorneys. While the path to a legal career is long and challenging, this partnership provides interested students with role models, mentors, and access to some of the area's premier firms and attorneys. 

Firms represented on the WUDL Lawyer's Committee so far: 

  • Hogan Lovells

  • Latham Watkins

  • O'Melveny Myers

  • Perkins Coie

  • Ropes Gray

  • Schaerr Jaffe

  • White Case

Interested in getting your firm involved? Please email David.Trigaux@urbandebate.org for more information. 

WUDL students from Banneker High School and Washington Leadership Academy visited the law offices of Ropes and Gray. They worked with attorneys to prepare for an upcoming tournament, and learned more about potential careers in the legal field. 

WUDL students from Capital City PCS visited the law offices of White and Case. They worked with attorneys to learn about next year's topic, Immigration. Students reviewed some complex asylum cases. learned more about potential careers in the legal field, and enjoyed some pizza with attorneys from the firm. 

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