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A Preview of Next Semester
Law School is closed for Christmas break from Dec. 23 - Jan.3. 

CUA Law Out in Force at Upcoming AALS Meeting
Held Jan. 5-8 in San Francisco

Professor Lucia Silecchia Helps Train Catholic Climate Ambassadors
Group will help spread Church teaching on the environment.  
Professor Roger Colinvaux Quoted in Washington Post
Dec. 15 special investigative report: "The Hidden Life of Guns."

CUA Law Launches International Human Rights Summer Law Program
Enrolling for 2011 in Rome. 
Dec. 7 debate sponsored by Baltimore chapter of Federalist Society.
Annual Christmas Party Directs Attention to Legal Needs in Haiti
Alumni urged to support a Haitian legal clinic. 

Law School Hosts Annual Auld Lang Syne Luncheon
Dec. 3 occasion has become a holiday tradition.

Professor Roger Colinvaux Quoted in New York Times
Dec. 2 article on proposed cuts to charitable tax deductions. 

Dec. 1st ceremony cites his long advocacy for interfaith understanding.
Professor Karla Simon Weighs in on Charitable Giving Trends in China
Commends efforts to increase philanthropy in recent media outlets
Copyright Experts Examine Case Challenging Limits of the First Sale Doctrine
Costco v. Omega could also affect how libraries lend books.

The Battle Over School Choice and the Meaning of the Establishment Clause
All views are aired at CUA Law two weeks after the Supreme Court heard a controversial case from Arizona.  

Win hard to obtain U-visa from Customs and Immigration Service.
Professors Rienzi and Noone led a Nov. 16 discussion of where the military statute could be headed in the courts. 
Live online with Washington Post on Nov. 15th.

CUA Law Vis Arbitration Moot Team Begins Fundraising for 2011 Competition
Scheduled for April in Vienna, Austria. 

Students are Treated to a Postgame Debrief in Significant IP Case
Litigants from both sides of Therasense case discuss it at CUA Law following courtroom appearance.

Fall Externship Fair is Packed with Area Law Students
Nov. 8 event drew nearly 60 exhibitors. 

CUA Law Professor and Students Weigh in as Supreme Court Revisits State Support for Private Education
Oral Arguments were heard on Nov. 3 in Arizona Christian Schools Tuition Organization v. Winn

Professor Roger Colinvaux Speaks at NYU Law School about the Future of Charities and Political Speech
Presents paper analyzing the impact of Citizens United v FEC.  

Professor Ken Pennington Honored by American Catholic Historical Association
Receives its first annual Excellence in Teaching Award. 
Mirror of Justice Lecture Traces History of Law School's Legal Clinic
Professor Ellen Scully delivered the annual address on Oct. 28th.
Students Hear About Gulf Oil Spill and Careers in Environmental Law
Oct. 22 program featured members of the presidential commission on the BP oil disaster. 
Marches on Oct. 23 as part of DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk.

Professor Suzette Malveaux Moderates Panel on Significant Consumer Law Case
Panelists discuss AT&T Mobility v. Conception
Many alumni return on Oct. 19 to honor Professor Emeritus Harvey Zuckman. 
J. Bradley Bennett takes over on Jan. 1, 2011.

Catholic Convergence

Students together at Duke Law School, Professors Karla Simon and Donna Coleman Gregg are now colleagues on the CUA law faculty. 

CUA Law's Federalist Society meets with Justice Thomas on Oct. 14
Two former solicitors general of the United States join in discussion at CUA Law.

A Birthday and a Homecoming for Columbus Community Legal Services
Law clinic celebrates 40th anniversary with alumni reunion on Oct. 9th.

Small Claims are no Small Matter for Catholic University Clinical Legal Students
Gaining real-life experience in the Small Claims Resource Center Project.
Professor Victor Williams argues in the National Law Journal that presidential recess appointment authority is not trumped by "sham" Senate sessions.

Islam and America: the Challenge of Expanding the Judeo-Christian Paradigm
Held Oct. 5 at the National Press Club.
Examines ramifications of upcoming Therasense ruling in November.
Attends 1st Annual D.C. Student Networking and Leadership Summit. 

Federalist Society Sponsors Moot Court Session for Upcoming Supreme Court Free Speech Case
Snyder v. Phelps scheduled for Oct. 6

Prominent Indian Scholar is a Visiting Professor at CUA Law
Dr. P. Ishwara Bhat is a Fulbright professor and scholar.

The Case for a Uniform Bar Exam
Dean Veryl V. Miles publishes her arguments in the Aug. 2010 issue of The Bar Examiner magazine.  
Professor Clifford Fishman to Deliver Noted Fourth Amendment Lecture
Will speak at the University of Mississippi on Oct. 5th.

Top SEC Official Speaks at Catholic University Law School on Sept 13th.
Robert Khuzami heads the Division of Enforcement for the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
Judge Douglas Ginsburg Addresses CUA Law Federalist Society
Jurist serves on U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Professor Robert Destro Appears on NPR's Diane Rehm Show on Stem Cell Research
Aug. 31 program discussed recent court ruling that halts federal funding.

Clinic Students Help Prepare Delivered Meals to People With Serious Illness
Aug. 26 day of volunteerism with Food & Friends.  
Professor Mary Leary Quoted in Wall St. Journal online about "Sexting."
Comments on state initiatives that deal with widespread teenage practice.

Media Paying Attention to CUA Law Professor's Teaching Trip to Auschwitz
Professor Marshall Breger led delegation of Muslim leaders Aug. 8-10.  

Maribeth Raffinan, 1995, Nominated to Superior Court of the District of Columbia
White House announcement on July 28.

For 1Ls, Law School Begins With a Warm Welcome
Official greetings extended on Aug. 20 to conclude orientation week.

The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy Selects Staff for Volume XXVII
Thirty-two students to produce upcoming volume.  
Professor George Smith Addresses Right to Health Care at University of Sydney.
Speech to legal scholars at Sydney Law School on Aug. 19.

First Lesson in Law School:Community Service Matters
First-year students lend a helping hand at three D.C. locations.
It's On
Classes of 2013 and 2014 kick off the academic year.

Generational Bridge: Communications Law Program Students and Alumni Meet for Lunch Gathering at FCC headquarters
Aug. 5th. 

Study trip was brainchild of CUA Law professor.
Six faculty members were speakers and presenters at Florida conference.

Professor Amanda Leiter Spotlighted in NationalLaw Journal's Supreme Court Review
July panel discussion featured in NLJ's Aug. 2 issue.

Record 41 students will support journal this year.
July 30-31.
Effective August 1, 2010.

CUA Law Professors Have Center Stage at International Conference
Plenary speakers at International Clinical Legal Education Conference in England.  

Two dozen law students from Shanghai receive tour on July 21. 
Kathleen Fawcett, Class of 2010, Wins Grant to Support Homeless Children
Recognized as a "Jenny's Hero" by foundation of TV celebrity Jenny Jones.

Staff Members Announced for The Journal of Law, Philosophy and Culture
Students selected based on grades and writing competition. 

Fifty students will produce the 60th Volume of CUA Law's oldest law journal.  
Students from the Horizons at Maret program explore the campus of CUA and their academic futures.

The Passing of a Civil Rights Giant
William Taylor founded the Center for National Policy Review at CUA Law. 
CUA Law Bands Together to Acquit Innocent Defendant
Alumni attorneys receive student help in winning not guilty verdict.
Alumna Peggy A. Quince, 1975, Featured in July, 2010 ABA Journal
Profiled for article about chief justices of southern state supreme courts.

Alumna Mary Kane, 1999, Tapped as Running Mate by Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich

Kane has previously served as Maryland's secretary of state. 
Rhode Island Alumni Reconnect with Law School and Each Other
June 22 reception honored six outstanding CUA Law jurists and public servants in the state.

Professor Donna Gregg Delivers Keynote Address to International Telecom Officials
Spoke to delegation from Pakistan on June 14. 
Professor Suzette Malveaux Moderates Discussion About Landmark Employment Discrimination Case
June 16 event examined class action litigation against Wal-Mart. 
Two CUA Law Alumni on Short List for D.C. Superior Court Vacancy
President Obama has 60 days to make selection.

Professor Roger Colinvaux Quoted in New York Times.
June 18: “Nonprofit Advocate Carves Out a For-Profit Niche." 
Two Class of 2010 Alums are Recognized with CLEA Awards
Laila Leigh and Carisa Bergen honored for work in law school's legal clinic.

Class of 2010 is Urged to Follow "Three Signposts"
300 degrees awarded at May 28th commencement.

Live Streaming Video of the Law School Commencement Ceremony, Friday, May 28, 2010. 
April-May, 2010
Professor Faith Mullen Recognized with Award from the D.C. Bar
Cited for revisions to program that funds area legal services. 
Four CUA Law Students Awarded Summer Fellowships from Equal Justice Works
Opportunity to Provide Legal Help to the Underserved.

Meet the Supremes
Visiting undergraduates are treated to a review of the Supreme Court's most recent term on May 17.  
2010 SPIL Auction Funds Record Number of Stipends
Permits 34 students to pursue legal public service this summer. 
Margaret McGuire, 2002, and Christina McGlosson-Wilson, 1998.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to Deliver the Second Annual Judge Thomas A. Flannery Lecture
Series honors 1940 alumnus of Columbus School of Law.  

Professor Cliff Fishman explains a common misunderstanding in the National Law Journal online.
Funds come from unclaimed class action lawsuit settlement earlier this year.
CUA Law Student Will Haun Selected for Prominent Law Journal Editorial Position
To serve as executive editor of Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy's National Symposium Board.
June 17-19, 2010.
Interviewed in New York City on May 3rd.
Rainey Ransom Brandt, 1995, to be honored on May 12. 
April 21 ceremony honored teens who overcame life obstacles.
Law School Begins Winding Down for Class of 2010
Final stretch marked with annual champagne toast.
Big Brother is Watching on Both Sides of the Pond
2L John Heekin presents history of legislative oversight of electronic surveillance in U.S. and U.K. 
Gordon Snow, 2006, Tapped to Head FBI's Cyber Divison
As assistant director, leads fight against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes.
Law School Bids Farewell to Dean Michael Kanne
April 20 Retirement Luncheon Held in His Honor.

Faux Celebrity Spat Frames Legal Education for Local Middle Schoolers 

National Law Journal Reports on CUA Law Discussion on Next Supreme Court Pick
Law school hosted "The Supreme Court of the United States: A Young Lawyer's Perspective and the Year in Review" on April 14.
Is All Charitable Giving Equal?
Tax treatment of charities is discussed at fourth CUA Law at the National Press Club Series on April 14.

Professor Mark Rienzi Speaks at Columbia University About Current Issues Surrounding Abortion.   
CUA Law Students Present Check to SEC Historical Society
Funds will support organization's virtual museum.
Help to raise money at annual UVA Softball Tournament.
Mediation Brought to Life for Students on April 12 

Religious Freedom in the Former USSR
Experts discussed the picture 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union. 

Law and Public Policy Program Students Honored at Brunch
April 11 keynote address given by former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler.
The Nature of Judicial Authority
A Reflection on Philip Hamburger's Law and Judicial Duty.

Sandra Robinson, 1982, to Receive Alumni Achievment Award
One of eight outstanding CUA graduates to be recognized on April 17. 
Professor Regina Jefferson Honored by BLSA
Annual reception was held on April 7.
Admissions Director Shani Butts Quoted in The National Jurist
March issue discusses the challenge of law school diversity.

3L Preston Thomas Wins Best Oralist at National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition 

Evolving Court Standards for Defamation on the Internet
Fourth-year student Nantz Rickard delivers second Student Scholar Series Lecture for 2010.
CUA Teams Stand Out in 2010 National Trial Competitions
First place finish in Capitol City Challenge.
Dean Miles Speaks at Diversity Forum at Widener School of Law
Monday, March 22

Law School Honors 1985 Alumnus Robert L. Stoll
Appointed last year as nation's top patent commissioner. 
Visiting Associate Professor Andrea Boyack Publishes Op-Ed in National Law Journal
Examines legal ownership of meteorite that struck Lorton, VA on Jan. 18.
Bonding Over Lunch
Students and faculty break bread on March 19 at law school social luncheon. 
Delivered by corporate good governance advocate Nell Minow.
March15 CILI Program at Embassy of Poland
CUA Law and the SEC sponsor a March 4 discussion on diversity in the field of securities law.

2010 Vis Moot Court Team Prepares for Big Stage
Will face 250 competitors in Vienna, Austria. 

March, 2010
Feb. 25 National Press Club Program examines corporate morality and ethics.
A lecture from the Middle East Religious Dialogue Program.
Takes top honor at Pace Law School environmental moot court.
The Federalist Society sponsors a debate on the president's record so far. 
The communications law program assembles a high-powered symposium on an urgent public policy question. 

After Copenhagen, Some Lessons From Rome
Essay by Professor Lucia Silecchia published online by the Catholic Conservation Center. 

Tiffany Rowe (4E) offers the first lecture in the 2010 Student Scholar Series.|

Roundup: CUA Law in the News
February 2010 
Dean Veryl Miles Explained the Plan to Colleagues at Recent ABA conference.
Recognizes attorneys who share a passion for law and pride in their heritage.

Professor Malveaux Draws Accolades for Presentation at Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Jan. 27 talk examined role of discovery in civil rights litigation.  
An essay by CUA Law alumna Beverly Willett, 1981, published in the Jan. 15 issue of the New York Times Magazine.
William McDermott, 2D, serves on a county juvenile justice court where teens are judged by teens. 
CUA Law Review hosts a Jan. 29 Capitol Hill symposium on immigration law.

Obstacles to Justice in East Timor
A jurist's experiences on war crimes panel.

Differing Visions of the Future of War
Explored on Jan. 25. 
January 2010
1970 alumnus also chairs law school's Board of Visitors.

Law School Earns "Bronze" Distinction for Support of Outlaw Hunger Drive. 
Article published in Jan. NALP bulletin.  
A recent op-ed by Professor Victor Williams helps to frame debate over White House appointment practices. 
1993 graduate Vytas Vergeer is 2010 co-recipient of Scoutt Prize. 
Held Jan.6 -10 in New Orleans.
Published on Jan. 4, 2010.
National Press Club Symposium on Dec. 3rd.


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