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Alumni Experts and Students Network in New CUA Law Speaker Series

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On August 26, 2015 CUA Law students and alumni gathered together for the first program in the CUA Law Advantage In Action Series focused on criminal law. The evening began with a career panel featuring CUA alums George E. Simms, III ‘82, Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland and Todd Petit ’97, Public Defender for Fairfax County, Virginia, and was moderated by Professor Mary Leary. Students not only learned about careers in criminal law from the prosecution and public defender points of view, but were treated to the nuances of practice in two very different jurisdictions.

 After the career panel, CUA alumni who practice criminal law joined the students for a networking reception. This provided alumni an opportunity to connect with others in their field and also introduced students to alumni in an area that is of interest to them. Introductions were made, business cards were exchanged, and professional relationships were established. 

This event was a joint initiative of the Offices of Alumni Relations and Career & Professional Development. Throughout the semester, the offices are co-sponsoring a series of career panels and networking receptions which will focus on a particular practice area currently offered as a curricular concentration at the Law School. Upcoming CUA Law Advantage In Action programs include:

 Family Law: Thursday, September 17th
Civil Litigation: Thursday, October 15th
Labor and Employment Law: Wednesday, November 18th