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DP4DC Seeking Impact Statements

Your voice matters. We will make sure you are heard.

We are now seeking impact statements from those affected by the decision of the D.C. Court of Appeals to cancel the July bar exam and require an online exam in October in its place.

Please use the form at https://dp4dc.org/impact-statements/ to send us your impact statement. You can also email us your statement at [email protected].

We welcome all your thoughts, experiences, and concerns. We know that the past months have had varied and disparate impacts on our community. The COVID-19 pandemic, the associated economic crisis, the deaths of George Floyd and far too many others, and the resulting civil rights movement have profoundly affected us all. We want to understand how these events have affected you personally. And we want to understand how you have been or may be affected by the delayed, online, limited, and unproven October bar exam.

Impact statements are a cornerstone of our movement. Many have been deeply moved by the impact statements we and our sister chapters have collected so far. We have seen the value of impact statements in reaching both courts and law schools.

If you recently graduated from a law school in Washington, D.C. and already shared your impact statement with an organizer from your school—no need to worry, we have your statement.

Please also share our request with your classmates, colleagues, friends, and loved ones.