The Catholic University of America

Calendar of Events

Highlights of CUA Law's
Spring 2002 Events*

January 22
Brendan Brown Lecture: Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain

4:30 p.m.
Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spellman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at The University of Chicago, spoke on "Why Augustine? Why Now? The question of when force qualifies as an instrument of justice."

February 4
Brendan Brown Lecture: The Honorable Sean O'Huiginn

4:15 p.m.

The Honorable Sean O'Huiginn, Irish Ambassador to the United States, spoke on, "The Irish Peace Process: A Personal Perspective."

February 20
Health Law Policy-Makers Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

The Health and Biotechnology Law Institute hosted a Continental Breakfast featuring remarks by Barbara McGarey, General Counsel of the National Institutes of Health.

Small & Mid-Level Law Firm Networking Reception

5:00 p.m.

CUA Alumni who work in mid-sized and small firms in the Washington, D.C. Metro area network with current students.

February 22-23
Moot Court: The 8th Annual National Telecommunications Competition

This year's topic revolves around the unauthorized operation of a low power FM broadcast station. The problem raises both statutory and constitutional issues, and the debate is sure to be vigorous and exciting. FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy; Linda Eckard-Vilardo, General Counsel, Radio One Communications; and FCBA President-Elect, Peter Shields, will judge the Final Round.

February 27
Federalist Society Lecture: Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, USCA 9th Circuit
4:30 p.m.


March 13

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Lecture on "Reflections on the Rule of Law"
4:00 p.m.

March 15-16
Moot Court: The 52nd Annual National Sutherland Cup Competition

Twelve teams line up with Catholic University in this appellate advocacy competition. This year's Sutherland Cup problem centers around the issue of 11th Amendment's effect on the limited jurisdiction of Article III federal courts. The Final Round will be argued before Judge Samuel A. Alito of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Stephen Trott of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


March 17
Law School Family Mass and Brunch
11:00 a.m.

Faculty, staff and their families bring a continental breakfast to share with students and their families following Mass to be celebrated by Father Ray O'Brien.

March 19
Brendan Brown Lecture: Dr. John Haldane

4:30 p.m.

Dr. John Haldane, the Royden Davis Professor of Humanities at Georgetown University, will be speaking on "Society, Education and the Practice of Wisdom."

March 20
Health Law Policy-Makers Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

The Health and Biotechnology Law Institute hosts a Continental Breakfast featuring remarks by Alex Azur, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Pope John XXIII Lecture
4:30 p.m.

Dr. George Weigel, author of Witness to Hope, the best-selling biography of John Paul II joins CUA law in this renowned lecture series. Dr. Weigel will be speaking on, "Reconciling the Just War Tradition with a Catholic Understanding of Peace."

April 12-13
Reunion 2001 Reschedules
Dean's Reception, Family Barbecue, Reunion Mass and Class Dinners

April 18
Michael Novak Lecture

12 Noon

Michael Novak, the George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, will speak on the topic of his new book, On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding."

May 25
2002 Commencement Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception CUA campus

* All events open to alumni and guests without reservation unless otherwise noted.