Resources

Public Comment Materials

On July 29, the D.C. Court of Appeals opened a public comment period on diploma privilege in response to our petition. The comment period closed at 11:59 PM on August 12. Although it is our understanding that the court is no longer actively soliciting comments, we leave these resources online for those interested.

For additional information, we suggest our articles.

The court’s notice requesting public comments is available here.

Sample Comments

Comment from Sean Marotta and Neal Katyal

Comment from Dean Kerry Abrams

Comment from Professor Deborah Merritt

Comment from Deans of 12 Law Schools

Guides

Form comment for bar applicants

Comment template/guide for attorneys

Infographics

Tips for writing comments

Diploma privilege vs temporary licensure

Normal bar exams vs 2020 bar exams

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Our Templates

In the course of our advocacy, we have produced several templates for contacting interested parties. You are welcome to use them to advocate for diploma privilege in D.C. or elsewhere across the country.

Letter to request public support

Letter of support from a concerned citizen

Letter of support from a licensed attorney


A National Movement

Our focus is on D.C., but we are part of the United for Diploma Privilege coalition, a nationwide movement for diploma privilege.

The coalition has active chapters in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more about our sister chapters below. You can reach the national leadership at [email protected] or @DiplomaPriv4All.

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

Not in the directory? Contact us!

Alabama

Catherine A. Tabor (she/her): [email protected]


Arizona

@ArizonaDiploma

Alexis Boumstein (she/her): [email protected]

Katelyn Hilde (she/her): [email protected]


Arkansas

@ARbar2020

Chris Carwile: [email protected]

Jaden Atkins (she/her): [email protected]


California

Pilar Escontrias (she/her): [email protected]

Donna Saadati-Soto (she/her): [email protected]


Colorado

Andrew Shulman (he/him): [email protected]


Delaware

[coming soon]


District of Columbia

dp4dc.org

@dp4dc

Vania Smith (she/her): [email protected]



Georgia

Teana Overton (she/her): [email protected]


Idaho

Casey Parsons (he/him): [email protected]




Kansas

@KS_DiplomaPriv

[email protected]

Chase Pumford (he/him): [email protected]


Kentucky

Emily Croucher (she/her): [email protected]

Cornelius Kearns (he/him): [email protected]

Andrew Gillespie (he/him): [email protected]


Maryland

https://www.dp4md.com/

@dp4md

Virginia Grimm (she/her): [email protected], @gia_grimm_

Kaitlyn Holzer (she/her): [email protected]


Massachusetts

Ashley Zink (she/her): [email protected]

Samuel Feigenbaum (he/him): [email protected]

Jordana Douglas (she/her): [email protected]


Michigan

Casey Cheney (he/him): [email protected]


Minnesota

[coming soon]


Mississippi

Hailey Faulkner (she/her): [email protected]



New Hampshire

Caroline Driscoll (she/her): [email protected]


New Jersey

Catie MacDuff (she/her): [email protected]


New York

@dp4ny

[email protected].com

Alex Petkanas (he/they): [email protected]


North Carolina

Adam Rodrigues (he/him): [email protected]

Britni Prybol (she/her): [email protected]


Ohio

@Dp4Oh

[email protected]

Matt Wagner (he/him): [email protected] 


Oklahoma

@ok_exam

Veronica Threadgill: [email protected]


Oregon

Julie Preciado (she/her): [email protected]

Dale Wilhelm (he/him): [email protected]

Jennifer Reger (she/her): [email protected]


Pennsylvania

Law Students for Equitable Responses to COVID-19: https://lserc.org @LSERC2020


South Carolina

[coming soon]


Tennessee

@diploma_tn

Catherine A. Tabor (she/her): [email protected] 


Texas

Future Texas Attorneys for Diploma Privilege: [email protected], @FutureTXAttys

Texas Diploma Privilege Now: [email protected], @TXDiplomaPriv

@fight4DPinTx


Virginia

Alyssa Leader (she/her): [email protected] 


Washington

[email protected]

Emina Dacic (she/her)

Sara Fukuhara (she/her)

Katie Koch (she/her)

Hannah Godwin (she/her)

Hannah Driscoll (she/her)

Kayvon Behroozian (he/him)

Daniel Keum (he/him)

Catherine Bentley (she/her): [email protected]

Efrain Hudnell (he/him): [email protected]


West Virginia

[coming soon]