Twenty graduates of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law were formally sworn in as members of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States on Nov. 13, 2012.
With guests and loved ones looking on, including law school Acting Dean George Garvey and Catholic University’s President John Garvey, the group raised hands and recited the oath intoned by Chief Justice John Roberts.
The brief ceremony was followed by a tour of the nation’s highest court, and later, a luncheon hosted by the law school.
Some alumni traveled a long way to participate. Adam W. Cook, 2006, arrived from Anchorage, Alaska, along with his father, William. Mariano S. Morales, 1988, flew in from Yakima, Washington. Other guests came from Florida, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Senator Martin E. Connor, who has served in the New York State legislature for decades, was sworn in to the Supreme Court bar 42 years after his graduation in 1970. Matthew and Melissa Shea, married alumni from the Class of 1993, also attended the ceremony at the court. Class years represented stretched from 1970 to 2008.
To apply for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, a candidate must be a member in good standing of a state bar for at least three years, and be endorsed by two current members of the Supreme Court bar.
2012 CUA Law Supreme Court Bar Members
Cathy L. Burgess, Esquire, 1988
The Hon. Martin E. Connor, 1970
Jennifer M. Connor, Esquire, 2002
Adam W. Cook, Esquire, 2006
William D. Cook, Esquire
Nathan R. Fennessy, Esquire, 2007
Morgan A. Goulet, Esquire, 2005
Gina Clark Hayes, Esquire, 1993
William F. Jarrett Jr., Esquire, 2004
Tamika Dawn Jones, Esquire, 2008
Christina Langlois, Esquire, 2007
Richard J. Mitchell, Esquire, 2007
Mariano S. Morales, Esquire, 1988
Rhona L. Pavis, Esquire, 1975
Thomas Broughton Rogers, Esquire, 2005
Davina Sashkin, Esquire, 2007
Liesel Schopler, Esquire, 2007
Matthew J. Shea, Esquire, 1993
Melissa Mason Shea, Esquire, 1993Sarah Trott De Seve, Esquire, 2002