The Catholic University of America


Three CUA Law Professors Present at 2012 SEALS Conference

Catholic University law school faculty members Cara Drinan, Megan LaBelle, and Mary Leary were among the presenters at the annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), held July 29–Aug. 4, at Amelia Island, FL. 

SEALS is a regional association of law schools that offers legal educators panels and discussion groups that focus on pedagogy; allowing professors an opportunity to exchange ideas and methods to enhance their classroom teaching.
On Aug. 1, Professor Megan LaBelle was among the speakers for “Pedagogical Choices and Challenges in Civil Procedure,” a discussion that aimed to find new ways to bring the complicated subject to life for students.  

The following day, Professor Cara Drinan was the moderator of a New Scholars Workshop, which offers newer faculty members the opportunity to present a work in progress, and to receive feedback from assigned mentors and audience participants. 

And on Aug. 3, Professor Mary Leary was among the speakers for a workshop on criminal procedure, titled “Cyber-Crime—the Expanding Use of Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases.”  Participants discussed the increasing use of digital evidence in all criminal cases, the recent Supreme Court opinion in U.S. v. Jones on tracking devices, and other statutory and Fourth Amendment developments regulating acquisition of digital evidence, including cell phone and other mobile device searches.