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CUA Law's Judge-in-Residence Fred Ugast Frees Man Incarcerated for 28 Years in Light of New DNA Evidence
December 16, 2009

Peggy Magee, 1997, is profiled in article "Service Above Self." 
Dec. 5 article on the rise of e-books in the classroom.

Law School's History is on Display in the Atrium

Law School Welcomes Senior Alumni for Annual Holiday Luncheon


The Cause is Not Lost
Now is not the time for America to walk away from the mideast peace process, argues a leading expert.

Career Paths that Make a Difference
-Nov. 17
Three attorneys shared their professional stories with LPP students.

The Fallen Wall
The Comparative and International Law Institute sponsors a commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 years ago this month.

CUA Law Alumni Become Newest Members of the Supreme Court Bar
On Nov.16, 49 graduates of the Columbus School of Law raised their hands and repeated the bar oath for the nation's highest court.

CUA Law Hosts Reception for Maryland Bar President Thomas Cardaro
More than 60 alumni, friends and distinguished guests gathered on Nov. 12, 2009 to celebrate Thomas Cardaro, 1985, who assumed the presidency of the Maryland State Bar Association in June.


For dozens of Catholic University law school alumni who practice in the field of securities law, it has gradually become the "don't miss" event of the season.  

A Preemptive Approach to Bioethics
How a federal law for genetic privacy has worked so far was a chief focus of “The Current State of Bioethics in America,” a half-day symposium at the Columbus School of Law sponsored by CUA’s Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy on Nov. 11, 2009.

Columbus School of Law Graduates Sworn in to Virginia Bar
Nov. 4, 2009 - Nearly 50 alumni of the Catholic University of America's law school became official members of the Virginia state bar today. The orientation and swearing-in ceremony at the Richmond Convention Center, presided over by Virginia Supreme Court justices, were preceded by a breakfast for the new members and their families that was hosted by the law school. 

Students Flock to 2009 Externship Fair??
More than 100 Washington, D.C. area law students stopped by the Columbus School of Law on Nov. 2 to drop off their resumes, chat with recruiters and research potential post-graduate career paths at the 6th annual inter-school Externship Fair, held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the law school’s atrium.   

Helping an Independent Ukraine Create Bull Markets??
The Ukrainian chapter of the Catholic University law school alumni association grew to at least three this fall, as a trio of highly experienced graduates found themselves by happenstance working at the same time in the capitol city of Kiev. 

A Dry Run Leading Up to a High Court Argument??
There were four faces instead of nine lined up in front of her to ask difficult questions and probe for legal weaknesses of argument. One of the questioners was her own father, and the others were faculty colleagues.

Dean Veryl Miles Featured in preLaw Magazine
Discussed faith-based law schools in the Fall, 2009 Back to School issue.   

Celebrating Their Connections
Two dozen CUA law alumni currently employed at the SEC met for lunch on July 28.  

Associates Named for 2009-2010 CommLaw Conspectus
Twenty-nine students will produce Volume 18 of the noted communications law journal.  

2009 Recipient Announced for Charles and Louise O'Brien Scholarship
Carroll Skehan is recognized for her integration of religious perspective with legal studies.

Law Review Selects Staff for 2009-2010
52 students will produce Volume 59 of the law school's oldest legal journal.  

Securities Law Program Alumna Cited in Washington Post
Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot, 1999, featured in Washington Post article about SEC probe of Bernard Madoff in 2004.  

Law School is Present at SEC's Anniversary Celebration
Purchased table for June 25th dinner in honor of the agency's founding in 1934.

Professor Karla Simon co-authors Report for Chinese Government
Work in civil society development brought her to Beijing in June, 2009.

A Meeting of Minds
The law school hosts the 4th annual Conference on Catholic Legal Thought from June 9 to 11.

When They Can't Let It Go
The law school hosts a June 5 conference on the problem of compulsive hoarding.  

Rising 3L Selected as 2009 Summer Corps Member
Matthew Even will serve in the Public Defender's Office for the District of Columbia.

A Tutorial in the Ways of Washington
The law school is a must-stop on an annual learning tour of Washington by Villanova University students.

Three Students Chosen for 2009 O'Brien Fellowships
Rising 1Ls awarded fellowships to support summer placements that integrate religious perspectives.

The Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture Sponsors Discussion at National Press Club
Two leading Catholic scholars considered the Obama Administration's record on abortion and stem cell research.  

Sendoff for the Class of 2009
243 graduates are urged to use the law to better the lives of others.  

Certified Excellence
Thirty-nine members of the Class of 2009 received Institute and Special Program certificates on May 21.

2007 Alum Leads Firm in Food Collection Drive
Jeremy Moss helped to collect more than six thousand pounds of food for the hungry in Northern Virginia.

Friend of Law School's Cracow Program is Recognized with CUA Honorary Degree
Professor Karol Musiol has worked closely with CUA law colleagues for two decades on innovative programs.

Clinic Professors Prominent at AALS Conference in Clevelend
Presentations and workshops given by five faculty members at recent professional conference.

Federal Communciations Bar Association Taps Three CUA Law Students for Summer Stipends
Rising 3Ls have costs defrayed for summer communications-related internships.

Health Law Journal Celebrates 25 Years
April 4 reception honored a quarter- century of scholarship in the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy.

Clinic Students Help Turn Spotlight on Substandard D.C. Nursing Home
Report produced by two general practice students has grabbed the attention of the city's Department of Health. 

Leading Scholars Examine the Meaning of a Catholic Law School
A discussion on April 24 sponsored by The Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture.

Dulin Haynes Fellows Honored on April 19
Three Class of 2009 students recognized at annual Law and Public Policy dinner for certificate candidates.

Clinical Training Program Rises in U.S. News Rankings
Part-time law program also ranked in top quartile in 2010 edition of Best Law Schools.

CUA Federalist Society Meets Justice Alito
Tours U.S. Supreme Court on April 16.

Dean Miles is on April Cover of Diverse Magazine
Featured in article on minority law school deans.

A Slow Restoration of the Rule of Law in Iraq
Alumni James and Coral Pietsch, 1974, discussed their aid to Iraq's legal communtiy on April 20.

Middle Schoolers Treated to Early Glimpse of Legal Life
Mentored by CUA law students, Takoma Park middle schoolers stage mock trial in Slowinski Courtroom on April 16.

CUA Student is 2 for 2 in Securities Law Moot Court
3E Tiffany Rowe was recognized again this year as best preliminary round speaker at Kaufman Securities Moot.

For Successful Mediators, the Devil is in the Details
A simulated mediation case offers LSP students a fascinating look into the real world of legal negotiation.  

Vis Moot Court Team Places in Top Quarter
Faces 65 teams from 17 countries in Vis East International Commercial Abritration Moot in Hong Kong in March.

Flying High at Space Law Moot Court Competition
A student team posts highest applicant score in moot competition that examined military force in low earth orbit.

The Punctuation of Justice
Student Scholar Series presenter Shira Lazinger dissected a controversial Fourth Circuit Court ruling on gun control.

First Year Students' Courtroom Skills are Tested
1Ls presented appellate arguments before distinguished judges at Lawyering Skills Program capstone event.

CUA Law Student Shines at first Capitol City Challenge
4E Jon Bourdon is named Best Advocate at new mock trial competition sponsored by Washington College of Law.

An Open Moment for Talking
A Mideast expert from the Brookings Institution sees a new era ahead for U.S. relations with Iran.

IP Moot Court Team Takes First Place in Regional Final
Moves on to the national championship rounds in the Giles Rich Sutherland Memorial Moot Court Competition.

CUA Trio Awarded Best Brief at Sutherland Cup Moot Court Competition
60th Sutherland Cup Moot Court Competition was hosted by CUA law on March 20-21.  

Eighth Conference on Portuguese and American Law Examines Immigration Policy
Experts discuss similarities and differences between U.S. and EU approaches on March 23-24.

Orbiting Benefactors
A NASA scientist explained how its global imaging satellites help to spot warning signs of natural disasters.


How Did We Let This Happen?
CUA Law hosts a conference on Torture, Conscience and the Catholic Moral Tradition.  

The Only Solution Left
Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer spoke about a two-state approach to peace in the Middle East.

Lawmakers Turn Their Attention to Protecting Consumers
Alumnus Andrew Miller spoke about what faces Congress now in shoring up the economy.

Four Looming Problems
The Obama Administration faces serious challenges abroad, said former U.N. ambassador John R. Bolton.

The FCC's Regulatory Mulligan
The 2nd presentation in the law school's Student Scholar Series was given on March 10th by 4E Alejandro Valencia.

A Traffic Cop for Spectrum
The spring communications law symposium examined the government's role in allocating coveted bandwidth.

Interference: Wireless Innovation, Public Interest and Regulatory Response
Archived web stream of Feb. 26 morning and afternoon sessions.

Weaving Pro Bono Work into a Legal Career
Two CUA law alumni offered advice and observations to students on Feb. 24.

CUA Law Shines at Jessup Moot Court Competition
Places 4th among 24 law schools in international law moot competition, held Feb. 20-22.  

Defend, Argue and Finesse
An innovative new Student Scholar Series was inaugurated at CUA Law on Feb. 19.

Star Laterals of the Year
Alumni Alice Fisher, 1992, and Michael Madigan, 1968, are highlighted in Feb 09 article in American Lawyer.

1Ls Honored at Feb. 10 Reception
Event hosted at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP celebrated successful completion of first semester.

Stetson University Gives Inaugural Award Named for CUA Law Professor
Two law scholars will receive the William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship.

CUA Law Wins National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition
Best overall among a field of 11 teams from across the nation.

Leading IP Scholars Convene for CUA Roundtable
Wide-ranging Jan. 30 discussion was organized by Professor Beth Winston.

29 Acres
Peace or war may hinge on the fate of a small Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, says an expert.

Results of Intra-School Trial Competition
Jon Oates (4E) and Trista Speer (3E) won the annual competition hosted by the Society of Trial Advocates.

Former FCC Chairman Contributes to CommLaw Conspectus
Kevin J. Martin discusses deregulation in the latest volume of the Journal of Communications Law and Policy.

International Law Positions Not Found in the Want Ads
CUA law alumni offer job-hunting advice that boils down to a word: network.  

Professor Suzette Malveaux Served as Legal Analyst on Inauguration Day

Help Us Help You
Law students were offered some simple yet essential job-hunting tips from the pros on Jan. 26.

Campaign Reform or Campaign Ruin? The Debate Continues
The Law Review sponsors a Jan. 23 symposium on the changing roles of campaign finance.

CCLS Faculty Members Shine in San Diego
CUA law professors were front and center before their peers at the most recent annual meeting of the AALS.

Clarity at Issue in the Fight Against the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Professor Mary Leary updated students on her participation in a global conference on protecting children.

Standoff in Gaza
The Middle East Religious Dialogue Program sponsored a Jan. 14 discussion of the causes of the current fighting.

Completing the Education
How to shake hands and whom to approach at networking events are skills all law students should learn.

Professor Mary Leary Led Vatican Delegation to Global Conference on Child Sexual Abuse
The World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents was held in Rio de Janeiro.

Professor Faith Mullen Named a 2009 Bellow Scholar
Will be recognized in January at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Diego.  

All CUA Law Election in NoVA House of Delegates Race
Two candidates and the seat they are running to fill are connected by a Columbus School of Law degree.

Professor Marshall Breger Quoted in Catholic News Service
Explains the need for legal protection of Holy sites such as Jerusalem's Old City at a conference in Rome.

Watch Your Step
Professor Antonio Perez offers some do's and don't for the Obama Administration in the pages of the Dec. 1 Legal Times.

The Thanks Part of Thanksgiving
The law school community assists the Capital Area Food Bank in a powerful new campaign against hunger.

Professor Margaret Barry Honored with 2009 Pincus Award
Prestigious award will be conferred in January in recognition of her contributions to clinical education.

Professor Margaret Barry Quoted in Legal Times
Observes that Obama-Biden is the first time in decades that president and vice-president are lawyers.



Twice Persecuted
An immigration attorney explains that America's asylum laws have their limits.

CUA Students Shine on Maryland Bar Exam
First-time takers score well above state pass average for July, 2008 bar.

Gathering Experience for the Future
CUA Law hosts the 5th annual inter-school Externship Fair on Nov. 11th.

Trial Competition Gold
Two second-year CUA law students take first place in recent national trial competitions

A Class in Hard Choices
On Nov. 6 a panel of experts led a discussion on how to handle competing and confounding moral choices.

Will Religion Determine the U.S. Outcome in Iraq?
A leading Iraqi cleric discussed the differing interpretations of Shia Islam in Iraq and Iran on Oct. 29.

CUA Securities Law Alumni Hear Insider's Perspective on Current Financial Crisis
The SEC's Director of Enforcement is the guest speaker for the annual Securities Law Alumni Practice Group luncheon.

Counseling Clients Who Confront Complex and Competing Obligations
LIVE web stream of ethics panel discussion, 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6th.

Europe's Work Force is Well Protected
The European Union offers among the most comprehensive rights guarantees to workers anywhere in the world.