Pictured: alumni Amy Brown, Lynn Engledow, Angela Kronenberg, Elizabeth McCarthy, Andrew Mulitz, and Mary Beth Richards; students Jay All, Alex Reynolds, and Eric Pico; and adjunct faculty member Rosemary Harold.
Student Externs Share Lunch, Talk and Career Advice
with CUA Law Alumni at the FCC
A group of Catholic University communications law students met with law school alumni who are current staff members at Federal Communications Commission on Aug. 5 for a brown bag lunch at the commission’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.
Professor Donna Gregg, the newly appointed director of the law school’s Institute for Communications Law Studies and a former FCC Media Bureau Chief, also attended the lunch.
The gathering was arranged by Angela Kronenberg, who is the immediate past president of the
Communications Law Institute Alumni Association and currently serves as chief of staff to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.
CUA Law alumni took turns described the career pathways that led to their current positions with the FCC, and the student externs responded in kind, sharing their experiences in law school and discussing what they have gained from their externships.
Since the founding of the Institute for Communications Law Studies in 1981, many of its students have gained valuable experience at the FCC as legal externs. Some have gone on to become members its legal staff.
This summer, nine CUA law students from the institute and the CommLaw Conspectus staff served in FCC externships, at offices including: the Office of Commissioner Michael Copps, the Wireline Competition Bureau, the Wireless Bureau, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, the Media Bureau and the Office of Engineering and Technology.
“Everyone really enjoyed the lunch and we hope to make it a tradition,” said Professor Gregg.