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Daniel F. Attridge

Dean Daniel F. Attridge

Professional Activities

2013 

Highlights

Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of commercial, antitrust, intellectual property and patent litigation.

Teaching Trial Practice, fall semester.
 
Graduation ceremony speaker: The American Law Certificate Program, Cracow, Poland.
 

Media 

2013

April – Quoted in Washington Lawyer about the CUA Law/Ehrlich Clemency Project, along with Professors Cara Drinan and Sandy Ogilvy.

March - Profiled: in The Catholic Review for its story “New CUA Law dean draws on 30 years of litigation experience, heart for service.”
 
January – Spotlighted: The Chronicle of Higher Education for its article “Deans Come from Less-Traditional Backgrounds.” 

  

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Professor Marshall Breger

Professional Activities


2013
Workshop panelist: "Working Across Faith Boundaries in the US for Holy Land Peace," Telos Conference 2013,  Washington, D.C.

2012
Organizer - "Religious Liberty in Iraqi Kurdistan, a Feb. 2 offering from the law school’s Middle East Religious Dialogue Program.The joint lecture was given by His Excellency Rabban Al-Qas (left), the Chaldean Bishop of Amadiyah and Zakho in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir.

2011

Introductory speaker - “Muslim and Jewish Perspectives on the Interpretation of Foundational Religious Texts,” an Oct. 30 panel discussion in New York City that was co-sponsored by the Center for Interreligious Understanding, Catholic University’s Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Education, and the Muslim Chaplains’ Association.

Panelist - the Faith and Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing, held on June 3 and 4 in Washington, D.C.  Breger discussed “Defeating Terrorism and Jihad” with Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy, David French, American Center for Law & Justice, and Erick Stakelbeck, correspondent, CBN News.

Organizer: “The 10th Conference on European Union, Portuguese, and American Law: Developments in Energy Law,” a two-day conference at the  Columbus School of Law on April 7 and 8.

Panelist - “Religion in American Politics and Society: A Model for Other Countries?” March 1st. The discussion was sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and addressed whether the American approach to religion, society, and the state is worthy of emulation in other countries.

Speaker - at the Conservative Political Action Conference of the American Conservative Union on “The Importance of Faith and Religious Liberty in the US and Abroad,” on Feb. 11. The panel was sponsored by Muslims for America.


Publications

Book chapters: “What Is a Religious Law School? Some Observations” in Religious Universities: Essays and Studies; and “Jerusalem’s Holy Sites in Israeli Law” in Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage. (2014)

A Republican’s Case for Peace,” published online in the May-June issue of Moment Magazine. Breger’s opinion essay was also referenced by MJ Rosenberg in Foreign Policy Matters. (2013).

Editor - Borderline Views: The myth of heritage sites," a book about the role of holy places in Israel and Palestinian territories. The volume was referenced in a March 1 article in the online edition of the Jerusalem Post. (2012).


Recent Media 

Blog post, "A Muslim Leader Reflects On The Holocaust After Visiting Auschwitz," Huffpost Jan 27, 2014.

Co-author - “Muslims reflect on the Holocaust,” the Washington Post, June 4, 2013.


Co-author: Three op-eds that warned of rising intolerance against American Muslims. The essays were titled “All American Muslim' Celebrates All American Values,” “From Many, One Nation: The Case of 'All American Muslim,” and “What ‘All American Muslim’ has to be thankful for.” The media commentaries were published by a variety of outlets, including the Huffingtonpost.com, Tikkun.org, and patheos.com, and illumemagazine.com.

Op-ed - “Why the U.N. Vote Doesn’t Matter,” in the Sept./Oct. 2011 issue of Moment magazine.  Breger discusses the Palestinian Authority’s recent decision to seek United Nations recognition.

Contributor - “The True Costs of the Fiscal Crunch” as an opinion essay in the May/June issue of Moment magazine. The publication offers independent journalism from a Jewish perspective. 

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Professor Roger Colinvaux

Professional Activities/Presentations


2014
Panelist - “Tax Reform and the Legislative Process,”Association of American Law Schools annual meeting (Jan. 5, 2014, New York).


2013

Speaker - “Politics Aside Please: Implications of IRS Scrutiny for 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) Entities,” American Health Lawyers Association, (Oct. 20, Washington, DC).
Speaker - “Can We Set Bright Lines on Political Activity: c(4)s and Beyond?
Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center, (Oct. 3, (Washington, DC).

Speaker - The White House, Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, Roundtable on Accelerating Access to Capital for the Nonprofit Sector (June 14, 2013).


2012
 
Expert Witness – Dec. 11, D.C. Superior Court, in a court case involving a landlord-tenant dispute pitting The Shakespeare Theatre Company against its landlord over a proposed 700 percent rent hike.

Presenter: “Charitable Contributions of Property: A Broken System Reimagined” on Oct. 26 at a conference sponsored by the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at the NYU School of Law.
 

Panelist - Feb. 18, "Perspectives on Tax Reform: Charitable Contributions and the Nonprofit Sector," sponsored by the Tax Section of the American Bar Association in San Diego. 

2011

Appointed - To Board of Advisors, Tax Policy and Charities, which is a project of the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center with funding from the Gates Foundation.

Cited - "Charity in the 21st Century: Trending Toward Decay", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list under a number of subject headings relating to tax law and policy. As of May 1, 2011, it had been downloaded 206 times.

Cited - "Citizens United and the Political Speech of Charities", was listed in early 2011 on SSRN's Top Ten download list for topics including political institutions, constitutions, political communication and political behavior. As of mid-January, it had been downloaded 73 times. The paper made two additional top ten lists: Political Institutions: Constitutions eJournal Top Ten and Political Behavior eJournals Top Ten and currently has 125 downloads.

Publications

Articles: “Conservation Easements: Design Flaws, Enforcement Challenges, and Reform” in the Utah Law Review; and “Charitable Contributions of Property: A Broken System Reimagined” in the Harvard Journal on Legislation. (2014)

Co-author: “Evaluating the Charitable Deduction and Proposed Reforms,” published online by the Urban Institute. (June 13, 2012.)

“Charity in the 21st Century: Trending Toward Decay,” Florida Tax Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, (2011).


Recent Media

Quoted - “IRS Cracks Down on Conservation Breaks Tied to Land Owned by Richest American,” Bloomberg BNA, Daily Tax Report, (Nov. 5, 2013).

Quoted -"Taxpayers funding huge federal land grabs that may harm environment," The Washington Examiner (May 15, 2013).

Quoted  - Forbes.com for “Secret Sauce,” an article about Manoj Bhargava, the creator of the highly lucrative 5-Hour Energy drink. (Feb.27, 2012).

Quoted  - BNA’s Daily Report for Executives on March 14, 2011. Its article, “Grassley Seeks Estimate of Nonprofit Tax Exemption, Putting Organizations on Edge,” discussed the implications of a change to the tax code that would prompt Congress to calculate the cost of the nonprofit tax exemption.

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Professor Robert Destro

Professional Activities


2014

Pro Bono Advocate – for Anthony List v. Driehaus, a free speech case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that will be heard by the United States Supreme Court in April, 2014.

2013
 
Panelist: The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, The Wilson Center, June 17, 2013.

Organizer and moderator: “Kurdish Genocide: Remembering Halabja for the Sake of the Future Panel Discussion,” March 15.

2012
Panelist: “Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty,” Sept.13. Professor Destro joined fellow leading Catholic scholars at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs to discuss “The Clash of Fundamentalisms.”
 

Facilitator: Of an address to the law school community on Feb. 2, "Religious Liberty in Iraqi Kurdistan," as part of the law school’s Middle East Religious Dialogue Program.The joint lecture was given by His Excellency Rabban Al-Qas (left), the Chaldean Bishop of Amadiyah and Zakho in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, who has led the Kurdistan Regional Government’s foreign relations effort since 2006.

2011

Panelist -  “New Conscience Regulations from the Department of Health & Human Services: Do they Strike the Right Balance between Conscience and the Medical Profession?” a symposium on April 14, 2011, that was sponsored by the Federalist Society’s Religious Liberties Practice Group at Georgetown University Law Center.

With the assistance of several Catholic University law students, Professor Destro filed an amicus brief in the case Arizona Christian Schools Tuition Organization v. Winn, which was decided on April 4, 2011, by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 5-4 ruling tossed out a lawsuit challenging Arizona's tax breaks for voluntary donations to private school scholarship programs that benefit children enrolled in religiously-affiliated schools.  


Publications

Article: “You Have the Right to Remain Silent: Does the Constitution Require Public Affirmation of Same-Sex Marriage?” in the Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law. (2014).

Article - "Learning Neurology the Hard Way: The Terri Schiavo Case and the Ethics of Effective Representation," published in Mississippi Law Journal of the University of Mississippi. (May, 2009).
 

Recent Media

Interviewed on NPR's Diane Rehm Show, April 28, regarding the fight for legal rights for animals. (2014)

Guest - Dec. 4 edition of National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show,
discussing the legal action brought by the ACLU against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (2013).

Quoted: “Arizona Small Businesses Fret After Immigration Ruling,” Wall St. Journal, June 26. (2012).

Quoted: Our Sunday Visitor, the national Catholic weekly newspaper, for its story about arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Patient Affordable Care Act, March 29. (2012).

Quoted - Catholic Online on Feb. 11 for “The Obama HHS 'Compromise' Switches the Tiger for the Lion,” an article that examined reaction to the administration’s HHS insurance mandates. (2012).

Interviewed - by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on April 4, 2011, about whether or not there should be First Amendment limits in the wake of the killings that followed the burning of the Koran by Pastor Terry Jones. (2011).

Guest - The Diane Rehm ShowAug. 31, discussing the the ruling  by U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth that blocked federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. (2011).

On Sept. 9, Professor Destro discussed religious intolerance on the program. (2011).

Professor Cara Drinan

Professional Activities

2013
Organizer and moderator: National Press Club announcement of “The CUA Law/Ehrlich Partnership on Clemency," Feb.20.

2012

Presenter: "Gideon at 50: Reassessing the Right to Counsel," Nov. 8-9, sponsored by Washington and Lee University School of Law. Professor Drinan presented her paper, “Getting Real about Gideon: The Next Fifty Years of Enforcing the Right to Counsel.”

Presenter - "Clemency in a Time of Crisis," on Jan. 27 as a participant in the 2012 Georgia State Law Review Symposium on "The Criminal Justice System in a Time of Economic Meltdown: Crisis or Opportunity for Reform?" 

2010

Panelist - “Access to Justice: Paths to Achieve Indigent Defense Reform,” Sept. 8, 2010. Held at American University’s Washington College of Law, the discussion addressed ways to achieve indigent defense reform to ensure that all criminal defendants receive their constitutional rights to effective representation.

Issue Brief, “A Legislative Approach to Indigent Defense Reform,” was distributed in July by The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy to its print and web readers.

Publications

Article: “Misconstruing Graham & Miller” in the Washington University Law Review, (2014)

Essay - "Advice for New Law Teachers: Be Your Authentic Self" for the newsletter from Women in Legal Education. (2010).
 

Recent Media

Quoted - Dolan Media Newswires, Oct. 3, 2010 for its story “Federal bill calls for DOJ to sue failing defender systems: Will Missouri be Sued?” Drinan commented on a U.S. Senate bill that would penalize states like Missouri that are struggling to provide adequate criminal defense to the poor.

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Professor Sarah Duggin

Professional Activities

2012

Convocation Speaker -Sept. 12, Class of 2016 Convocation, an annual Catholic University event that formally receives first-year students into the academic community and invites them to join in the shared pursuit of truth.

Recent Media

Quoted by Politifact.com on Sen. Ted Cruz's citizenship eligibility to run for president, Aug. 20, 2013. 

 

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Professor Susanna Fischer

Professional Activities

Professor Susanna Fischer presented "A Fair Use Massacre? Automated Filtering Systems, Copyright Infringement, and the Future of YouTube," at a symposium that explored explore the changing world of copyright law in the digital age on Feb. 20, 2009. Organized by the University of Virginia School of Law, the symposium was titled "Copyright at a Crossroads: How the Digital Age is Changing the Game." It featured presenters from academia, private practice and groups such as the Future of Music Coalition and examined the rapid emergence of technologies such as peer-to-peer music sharing and streaming online video.

Publications

“Threatening the Founding Ideal of a Republic of Letters: An Assessment of the Supreme Court’s Copyright Decisions Over the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century,” 5 Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal 205 (2011).

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Professor Clifford S. Fishman

Professional Activities

2012

Moderated Assessing Accuracy: The Reliability of Eyewitness Identifications in Criminal Cases,” the 2012 symposium sponsored by the Catholic University Law Review on Feb. 10 and hosted by K&L Gates, LLP.

2010

Professor Fishman was invited to give the 2010 James Otis Lecture at the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law at the University of Mississippi on Oct. 5, 2010. The prestigious lecture series offers a forum to leading scholars to comment on search and seizure and other criminal procedure topics. Fishman intends to speak on Fourth Amendment Rights in the workplace in light of last term’s City of Ontario v. Quon.

Publications

Article: “Searching Cell Phones After Arrest: Exceptions to the Warrant and Probable Cause Requirements” in the Rutgers Law Review (2014).
 

Recent Media

 

Interviewed on the Drew Mariani Show radio program about the Justice Department initiative to release some drug offenders whose sentences are widely viewed as excessive.(2014).

 


Interviewed by the Medill News Service on Jan. 25 about the Supreme Court's decision that a search warrant is required in order to use GPS technology to track suspects. (2012)

Interviewed on July 3 by the Germantown Patch, about eleven life sentences imposed by a district court on a serial arsonist from Hyattsville, Md. (2011).

Radio interview on April 7 for the Drew Mariani Show about a prosecutor's decision to try an 11-year old as an adult. The boy is accused of shooting and killing his father's pregnant girlfriend while she slept. (2011).

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Professor George E. Garvey

Professional Activities

2013

Contributor - To a Vatican-sponsored conference on “The debt crisis, financial reform and the common good” held in Rome Sept. 27-28. Garvey’s paper, “International Consultation on the Debt Crisis, Financial Reform and the Common Good” discussed some of the factors that have worked in concert since 2007 to widen the world-wide economic gap between rich and poor.

 



Professor Donna Gregg

Professional Activities

2013

Presenter - Telecommunication Industry Association’s 2013 Annual Strategy Conference, held Oct. 7-10, 2013, at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC.
 
Professor Gregg was among a group of past and present FCC Commissioners and senior officials who were honored as FCC Women Leaders by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council on April 10, 2013. She served as Chief of the FCC Media Bureau in 2005-06.


2012


Spoke to visiting telecommunications regulators and lawyers from 12 developing nations on “The Rule of Law and Best Practices for Telecom Regulators,” June 11.

Spoke on "The Future of Public Media" at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO, March 22.
 

Appointed co-chair of the Communications Law Committee of the ABA Section on Administrative Law.

2011

Appointments: Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Committee on Communications; director of Catholic University's Institute for Communications Law Studies effective August 1, 2010. She is the third director in the 25-year history of the Institute, one of the nation's most highly respected programs for training leading communications law attorneys.

 

2010

Professor Gregg delivered the keynote address to a gathering of international telecom officials on June 14, 2010. Her remarks, “The Regulatory System That Governs U.S. Telecommunications,” helped to decipher the multi-pronged American approach to the telecommunication industry for visiting telecom executives and government officials from Pakistan.

 

Publications

The FCC’s Barrier Study: Back to the Future of Media and Media Ownership?”  Perspectives from FSF Scholars, Vol. 7, No. 20 (Aug. 10, 2012).
 

“The Future of Media Report: When Future Success Requires Abandoning Past Regulatory Failures,” Perspectives from FSF Scholars, Vol. 6, No. 18 (Aug. 5, 2011).

 

Recent Media

Professor Gregg’s editorial, “What Unsuccessful Rules Have in Common,” was published in MultiChannel News on May 13, 2013

Professor Gregg was quoted in Communications Daily on Dec. 6, 2010, for an article about the FCC's risky legal strategy of adopting net neutrality rules without reclassifying broadband as a telecom service.

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Professor Catherine Klein

Professional Activities  

2012

Professor Catherine Klein was a keynote speaker at the 10th International Conference of Clinical Legal Education, held in Durham, England, July 10 to 13. The conference was sponsored by the University of Northumbria in cooperation with the Clinical Legal Education Organization (CLEO). Klein co-presented “Teaching Students to Minimize Vicarious Trauma and Manage Stress Effectively: An International Perspective.” 

Participant - The 2nd Doha Forum on Combatting Human Trafficking co-sponsored by the Qatar Foundation and the Arab League, in Doha, Qatar, on Jan. 16-17.

2011

Participant - An international forum, “Comparative Case Studies in Divorce Law: An International Roundtable Workshop,” Sept. 17-18, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey. She discussed the development of divorce law and practice and examine the treatment of religious practices in the United States.

Speaker - The 6th Global Alliance (GAJE) Worldwide Conference and the 9th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference (IJCLE) jointly sponsored by the University of Valencia on July 11-15, 2011. 43 countries were represented among the almost 300 conference attendees.

Klein co-presented “The Importance of Relationships in Clinical Supervision and Lawyering.”

“The New Law School: Reexamining Goals, Organization, and Methods for a Changing World,” a book co-edited by Professor Wortham and published by Jagiellonian University Press, was distributed to all conference attendees.

Professor Klein organized a concurrent session: “Understanding Content and Context: The Importance of Relationships in Clinical Legal Education and Supervision,” on June 15 at the AALS Clinical Conference in Seattle.

She served as  legal education consultant and workshop leader, the University of Alexandria, Egypt, where she conducted orientation sessions for law students selected to participate in the newly developed clinical program on the protection of women and children. Klein also presented on clinical legal education at an annual nationwide conference of Egyptian law deans and faculty in March 2010.  She recently participated in two roundtable discussion and organized a visit to CUA for a delegation of Egyptian law faculty, deans, students and judges in April 2011. Klein participated in another roundtable with Egyptian visitors on Sept. 9, 2011.
 

Publications

Co-author: “Autonomy-Mastery-Purpose: Structuring Clinical Courses to Enhance These Educational Goals” in the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education; and “Teaching Social Justice Lawyering: Systematically Including Community Legal Education in Clinical Legal Education” in the Clinical Law Review. (2014).

“Teaching Social Justice Lawyering: Systematically Including Community Legal Education in Clinical Legal Education,” 18 Clinical L. Rev. 401 (2012). Her co-authors include CUA faculty member Lisa Martin.

Professor Megan La Belle

Professional Activities

2012

Presenter - "Patent Law as Public Law," at the 2012 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, University of Houston Law Center, Feb. 10-11.

Presenter - "Patent Law as Public Law" at the University of Maryland School of Law as part of its "Fortnightly IP" program in March.

Participant - In a panel on "Pedagogical Challenges and Choices in Civil Procedure" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting, July 29- Aug. 4.

2010

Professor La Belle was the co-organizer and co-moderator, along with Professor Elizabeth Winston, of “The Ethical Ramifications of Therasense,” a symposium sponsored by Catholic University’s law school as the first installment of its 2010-2011 series at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C.  The Sept. 27 program explored the consequences of expected changes to the “inequitable conduct” doctrine, under which courts refuse to enforce otherwise valid patents based on findings that the patent owner engaged in inappropriate conduct during the patent application process. 
 

Publications

“Against Settlement of (Some) Patent Cases” in the Vanderbilt Law Review. (2014)

“Big Banks and Business Method Patents” in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, (with Professor Heidi M. Schooner, 2014).

"Reverse "Patent Declaratory Judgment Actions: A Proposed Solution to Medtronic; University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online (2013).

 

Recent Media

Professor Megan La Belle is Quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 27, about a trademark issue at the University of Alabama. (2012).

Professor La Belle provided commentary, “Standing to Sue in the Myriad Genetics Case,” for PATENTLY-O, the nation’s leading blog on patent law, on Dec. 12. (2011)

Professor La Belle was interviewed for NPR's Marketplace on June 9, 2011, about a major patent case lost by Microsoft before the Supreme Court. (2011).

Professor La Belle was interviewed in July by Intellirights a web site that focuses on intellectual property, about the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bilski v. Kappos regarding patentable subject matter. (2011).

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Professor Mary G. Leary

Professional Activities

2014

Lectures on Child Sex Trafficking and Youth Uses of Media and Their Implications for Law Enforcement at National Cybercrime Conference.

2013

Advisory member – For the Child Sex Trafficking Toolkit for Law Enforcement Initiative sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Panelist: "The Role of Technology in Human Trafficking" at Microsoft's Research Faculty Summit on July 17. Leary is the recipient of an grant from the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit that will help to fund a new study by the same title.

2012

Panelist – Oct. 24, 2012, at the 25th International Conference of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. The theme was Crime and Criminal Justice:  Exploring the International, Transnational and Local Perspectives. Professor Leary’s panel specifically addressed “Emerging Crimes and Ongoing Challenges.”
Speaker: “Cyber-Crime—The Expanding Use of Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases,” at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference, Amelia Island, FL,  July 29 – August 4. The panel discussed the increasing use of digital evidence in all criminal cases.
 

Professor Leary was named a blogger for Mirror of Justice Blog in January.

Presenter, "Brown v. California and the Court's Two Children," Lumen Christi Conference.

 

2011

Panel speaker -  “Cyber Crime - the Expanding Use of Digital Evidence in all Criminal Cases,” presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools program in Florida during the summer of 2012.

Attendee - “Building Bridges of Freedom: Public-Private Partnerships to End Modern Day Slavery,” in Rome, Italy on May 18, 2011. The day-long conference brought together leaders from the business world, academia and religious leaders from various faiths in Rome, as well as politicians who are promoting legislation and awareness to combat buying and selling of human beings for profit.

Speaker - In St. Louis on May 4, 2011, at the Domestic and Sexual Violence Conference sponsored by the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services. Leary discussed “System Responses to Sexting: Techniques in Achieving Teen Safety & Offender Accountability.”

Organizer and moderator - “Child Trafficking: America’s Role in the Problem and Solution,” held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 7, 2011.

Panelist - “Porn Predators and the Law: America’s Children in the Internet Era,” a discussion sponsored by Syracuse University College of Law on April 9, 2011.


Publications

“Fighting Fire with Fire: Technology and Child Sex Trafficking” in the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, (2014)

“Reasonable Expectation of Privacy for Youth in a Digital Age- What if Savana Redding Had a Cell Phone?” Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 80, No. 3 (2011).

"New Frontier in Debate Over Child Pornography Sentencing? Judicial Challenges to Mandatory Minimum Sentences," Sex Offender Law Report, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2011).

 "The Right and Wrong Responses to "Sexting," The Public Discourse (May 2009), published by Princeton's Witherspoon Institute, (2009)

"Kennedy v. Louisiana: A Chapter of Subtle Changes in the Supreme Court's Book on the Death Penalty," was published in Vol 21, No. 2 of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. (Jan. 2009).


Recent Media

2013

Op-ed in National Law Journal, "Sex Trafficking Court Holds Hope for the Oft-Blamed," Oct. 7.

2011


Interviewed on National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show (Dec 14, 2011) about the child abuse charges leveled against the former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky.

Was the subject of a profile in the summer, 2011 issue of CUA Magazine, “Legal Scholar Confronts Child Pornography.”


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Professor Lisa Lerman

Professional Activities

2012

Presenter: “Small Group Discussion in Professional Responsibility Classes: A Protocol for Inclusion of Marginalized Students” at the “International Legal Ethics Conference V: Merging Worlds, Emerging Discourses,” held July 12-14 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. More than 200 legal academics, practitioners, regulators, and judges from 19 countries attended the conference, which was organized by the University of Calgary.

2011

Professor Lisa Lerman served as a panelist on “View from the Outside,” the South Carolina Department of Justice’s Professional Responsibility Officer Conference held in Columbia on Feb. 25, 2011.

Professor Lerman attended her first meeting as a new member of the AALS Committee on Bar Admission and Lawyer Performance at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco, held Jan. 5 to 8, 2011.

2010

Professors Lisa Lerman, Leah Wortham and Catherine Klein were invited speakers at “Externships 5: Externships in Changing Times,” a conference run by the University of Miami School of Law from March 4-6, 2010. On March 5, Lerman spoke to her peers about grading issues in remarks titled “Grading versus Pass/fail in Externships: Pedagogical Implications.”

Professor Lerman participated in a webcast discussion of “Ethical Quandaries for Public Lawyers: Conflicts, Trial Publicity, Organization as a Client and More,” on Feb. 25, 2010. Offered for ethics credit, the event was sponsored by The American Bar Association Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, Center for Professional Responsibility and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education. The 90-minute webcast focused on the unique ethical issues confronted by public lawyers including such issues as special conflicts of interest for former and current government officers and employees, trial publicity, confidentiality of information, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and more.


Publications

Co-author: “Disclosure, Scholarly Ethics, and the Future of Law Reviews: A Few Preliminary Thoughts” in the Washington Law Review. She also co-authored the concise edition of her book, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law. (2014).

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Professor David Lipton

Professional Activities

2012

Professor Lipton has organized and moderated a number of professional lectures through the Securities Law Program and the Securities Law Students Association. Among them was a Jan. 30 discussion by Peter J. Melley, assistant director of FINRA’s Criminal Prosecution Assistance Group, who described what role his office plays in identifying and prosecuting securities fraud.

2011

Moderator: Video cast for the SEC Historical Society on Nov. 1, titled "The Silver Screen and the SEC." He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the organization.

Moderator: “Creating Liquidity for Shareholders of Private Companies: The New Definition of Publicly Traded Securities,” in the New York City offices of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, which supported and hosted the program, Oct. 18.

2010

Organizer and moderator: “A Symposium to Enhance Diversity of Legal Employment within the Securities and Financial Services Industry,” offered to all D.C. - area law students as an opportunity to learn from experts about what it takes to plan a successful career in securities law. The March 10 program was sponsored by Catholic University’s Securities Law Program along with the SEC.

Panelist: "The Federal Economic Recovery Plan and the Wall Street Response" at the University Club of Washington, D.C. on April 7, 2009.

Host: The annual luncheon of the securities law alumni association at the Army-Navy Club on Nov. 12. The year’s keynote speaker was Daniel M. Gallagher, Class of 1999 and deputy director in the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets.

Recent Media

2012

Interviewed: PBS Nightly Business Report, May 30, about the potential liability for Facebook and its underwriters as a result of the recent public offering of its stock, a move widely viewed as a bungled debacle on Wall Street.

2011

Professor Lipton was quoted in Bloomberg News online on Aug. 3, 2011 for its story “Wall Street Bankers Face Bond Disclosure Rules to Protect States, Cities.”

Professor David Lipton was quoted in “Finra's Disciplinary Cases Rose 13% in '10, Study Says,” a news article on the Wall St. Journal’s Marketwatch.com site on Feb. 28, 2011. Lipton commented on the 13% increase in disciplinary cases filed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority from 2009 to 2010.

2010

Professor Lipton was quoted in a Bloomberg News story on Aug. 19 which discussed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s fraud case against New Jersey. Lipton said the state may be buffered from private lawsuits in the SEC’s wake, because investors would have trouble showing they lost money because of the state’s actions. “I think it would be a very hard case to prove,” he said.

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Professor Rett Ludwikowski

Professional Activities 

2011

Professor Ludwikowski’s Comparative and International Law Institute marked its 25th anniversary with a discussion on recent developments in international trade held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on March 24, 2011. The occasion was also in celebration of two related dates:  the 20th anniversary of the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Cracow; and the 10th annual trade panel discussion, which began in 2001.

2010

Professor Ludwikoski’s Comparative and International Law Institute hosted an international career panel and networking reception at the Embassy of Poland on March 15, 2010. Four panelists discussed what it like is to live and practice law overseas, work for a multinational corporation and focus on international legal issues.

Professor Rett Ludwikowski was among the speakers for “Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall,” a Nov. 17 program organized by the Comparative and International Law Institute in conjunction with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. Ludwikowski is the director of CILI and fled his native Poland in the 1980s to escape communist oppression.   

Publications

Professor Rett Ludwikowski published "Presidential Elections in the United States from a Comparative Perspective" in Krakow's International Studies, 2008, pp. 19-54. His co-author was Anna M. Ludwikowski. The second edition of his book, "International Trade" is in print and will be published by C.H. Beck Publishing House (Warsaw) in March 2009.

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Professor Suzette Malveaux

Professional Activities


2013



2012

 

Panelist: “Miller’s Courts: Media, Rules, Policy, and the Future of Access to Justice,” sponsored by the Oregon Law Review, held Portland on April 13.  The symposium was held to honor the lifelong work of Professor Arthur Miller, whose 50 year career as a legal educator has made him one of the best known experts on civil procedure and copyright law in the nation.

Professor Malveaux was the keynote speaker on Feb. 24 at the 22nd DePaul Law Review Symposium, Chicago. Her remarks were titled "The Power and Promise of Procedure: Examining the Class Action Landscape after Wal-Mart v. Dukes.

2011

Professor Malveaux served as a panelist for “How Legal Rules Shape Access to Justice,” held on Nov. 4, 2011 as part of the 19th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference in Denver, CO. The theme of this year’s conference was Toward the Constitutional Right of Access to Justice: Implications and Implementation.

Professor Malveaux gave the Founder’s Lecture at the Thirty-Third Annual Ollie May Cooper Award Ceremony and Thirty-First Annual Founders’ Lecture Series, sponsored by the Washington Bar Association on Oct. 27, 2011.  The award recipient was the Hon. Melvin R. Wright, associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Guests included the judges from the U.S. Supreme Court, the D.C. Court of Appeals, D.C. Superior Court, U.S. District Court, Federal Claims Court and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Professor Malveaux offered her analysis of some of the major cases argued before the United States Supreme Court during its most recently concluded term at the “2010-2011 Supreme Court Review,” sponsored by The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy June 30, 2011.

Professor Malveaux was an invited speaker for “Crisis in the Legal Profession,” held at the Claude W. Pettit College of Law of Ohio Northern University on March 30, 2011. Her remarks were titled “Procedure in the Pursuit of Justice.”

Professor Malveaux was part of a panel discussion, “Equal Justice for All: Are Pro-Corporate Decisions Hurting Everyday Americans?” hosted by Alliance for Justice on March 4, 2011. The event was held at the National Press Club. The event was part of AFJ’s campaign to raise awareness about what it considers the disproportionate influence exerted by corporations on the judicial system.

Professor Malveaux gave a Feb. 9 keynote address to an audience of about 600 high school students, administrators and teachers at the Academy of the Holy Cross to celebrate Black history month and diversity. Holy Cross is an all-girls Catholic high school located in Kensington, Md., and describes itself as “committed to developing women of courage, compassion, and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual, and intellectual challenges of the world.”

2010

Professor Malveaux was a presenter in a conference breakout panel, “Civil Issues Percolating in Courts of Appeal,” as part of the Appellate Judges Education Institute2010 Summit for Appellate Judges, Lawyers and Staff Attorneys, held in Dallas, TX on Nov. 18, 2010. The conference brought together hundreds of appellate judges and lawyers from around the country and included speakers such as Kenneth Starr and Walter Dellinger.

Professor Malveaux moderated a legal panel that discussed the case, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in November. Some commentators believe that this case, which has garnered relatively little attention, has potentially wide-ranging implications for consumer, civil rights, and other class actions. The briefing was held on Oct. 19, 2010 at the National Press Club.

Professor Suzette Malveaux served as a moderator and panelist at the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, held Sept. 9 -12 at Seton Hall Law School. Professor Malveaux’s panel considered “The Impact of Civil Procedural Mechanisms on Civil Rights Enforcement.”

Professor Malveaux was the moderator of “The Future of Employment Discrimination Class Actions After the 9th Circuit’s En Banc Decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,” a continuing legal education discussion offered by the ABA on June 16, 2010. The discussion covered the decision last spring by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to affirm class certification  of 500,000 to 1.5 million current and former employees of Wal-Mart who allege company-wide discrimination against women, which is the largest class ever certified in an employment discrimination case. Counsel for both sides of the case took part in the symposium, which was teleconferenced and live audio webcast to about 50 lawyers nationwide.

Professor Malveaux presented "Frontloading and Heavy Lifting: The Evolving Role of Discovery in Contemporary Civil Rights Litigation" at Texas Wesleyan School of Law’s spring faculty speaker series on Jan. 27, 2010.

 

Recent Media

Professor Malveaux was quoted extensively in the Sept. 2011 issue of Washington Lawyer for its article, "Wal-Mart v Dukes: The Implications."

Professor Malveaux was profiled for her civil rights work in an Aug. 24 article on the web site of the American Association of University Women.

Professor Malveaux was quoted in New Orleans City Business on July 27, 2011, for “Don’t sound death knell for class actions just yet.” She discussed the implications of recent Supreme Court decisions regarding class action lawsuits.

Professor Malveaux was quoted in the Washington Post on Nov. 8, 2010 for its “Supreme Court case could affect waitresses’ effort to gain class action status.” She was quoted about a lawsuit filed by Hooters restaurant waitresses that challenges their requirement to take an employment dispute to arbitration instead of the courts.

Professor Malveaux was quoted on June 18 in BLT: The Blog of Legal Times for a story,"The Changing World of Civil Procedure Post Twombly, Iqbal," which examined the impact of two landmark Supreme Court rulings that changed the standards civil lawsuits must meet to proceed.

 

Publications

“The Power of Promise of Procedure: Examining the Class Action Landscape After Wal-Mart v. Dukes” in the DePaul Law Review, (2014).

"Class Actions at the Crossroads: An Answer to Wal-Mart v. Dukes," 5 Harvard L. & Policy Rev. (June 2011).

Professor Malveaux’s work was cited by NYU Professor Arthur Miller in his article on the federal pleading standard. Malveaux’s scholarship regarding pre-dismissal discovery was cited in   “Conley to Twombly to Iqbal: A Double Play on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” 60 Duke L.Rev. 1, 109 n. 422 (Oct. 2010).

Professor Malveaux’s article, “Front Loading and Heavy Lifting; How Pre-Dismissal Discovery Can Address the Detrimental Effect of Iqbal on Civil Rights Cases,” 14 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 65 (2010), was recently cited by Judge Richard A. Posner in his dissenting opinion in Swanson v. Citibank, in support of the thesis “If the plaintiff shows that he can’t conduct an even minimally adequate investigation without limited discovery, the judge presumably can allow that discovery, meanwhile deferring ruling on the defendant’s motion to dismiss.”

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Professor Veryl Miles

Professional Activities

2013

Participant - Roundtable panel discussion on careers in legal education, sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools Women in Legal Education Section, Oct. 19-20, 2013, Washington, D.C.
 
Meeting Participant - as a member of the ABA Standards Review Committee, Oct. 12-13, Atlanta, GA.

 

Appointed: To serve a two-year term as a member of the Standards Review Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing proposed changes in or additions to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools. Proposals for review are referred to the committee by the section’s council, the national accrediting body for American legal education. Miles previously served on the Section’s Accreditation Committee from 2008-2012.

 

 
 
 

 
 

Research Ordinary Professor Michael Noone

Professional Activities

2012

(June 4) Commentator, roundtable discussion of an ABA publication, “The Law of Counterterrorism.” The event was cosponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative law and Regulatory Practice and the Defense Education Forum of the Retired Officers Association.

(April 25) Presenter, "We need to talk about HAL: killer bots and their legal regime," at the 7th Annual Patuxent Defense Forum, St. Mary's College, Md.

(April 26) Panel chair, "Performance Enhancement Drugs, Ethics, and Military Law," at CUA Law. The event was cosponsored by the U.S. Branch of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and by CUA Law's Military and National Security Law Students Association.

2010

Professor Noone attended the Global Intelligence Forum in Dungarvan, Ireland from July 11-14. The forum was sponsored by Mercyhurst College's Intitute for Intelligence Studies.

Professor Michael Noone participated in a conference at Duke University Law School from April 14 to 16, 2010, that was sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. The conference theme was "Security Challenges to the Obama Administration After One Year in Office." Professor Noone was one of three panelists discussing alternative fora for trying terrorists.

Publications

Professor Michael Noone is the author of "Criminal Justice Lessons to be Learned in International Military Interventions: a Common Law Perspective," Criminal Law between War and Peace, (Cuenca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (2009), Ed. Stefano Manacorda and Adam Nieto. Pp. 207-211.

"In The Security Sector Legislation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal," Hari Phuyal and Marlene Urscheler, eds. (Brambauer Publishers, Hungary, 2009).

Commentaries on the Armed Police Force Act and Regulation" (pp. 39-44); the Arms and Ammunition Act and Regulation (45-46); the Explosive Substance Act (47-50); the Act of Some Public Offences and Penalties (51-58); the Prison Act and Regulations (59-60).

Book Review. Maha.bharata Book 6, Bishma, Volume 1 Translated by Alex Cherniak, New York City: Clay Sanskrit Library/New York University Press, 2008. 74 Journal of Military History (Oct. 2010) pp. 1256-1258.

Book Review: "The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in  War." Gary Solis, New York, Cambridge University Press (July 2010) in the Journal of Military History, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 996-997.

Recent Media

2012


2011

Professor Noone was interviewed by the Associated Press on March 30, 2011, about the religious makeup of the United States Armed Forces, and particularly the growth of service personnel who have no particular religious affiliation.

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Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien

Professional Activities

Rev. O’Brien was honored by Catholic University in April, 2010 as part of its celebration of “The Year for Priests,” designated by Pope Benedict XVI to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney. Rev.O’Brien “starred” in an online slideshow on the university's Web site about his life, upbringing, and career as a professor and priest.

Rev. O'Brien continues to administer the Charles and Louise O'Brien Scholarship, named in honor of his grandparents. The fund provides an annual $10,000 scholarship award to an admitted first year student who successfully describes how he or she seeks to integrate his or her religious perspective with his or her eventual practice of law. Carroll Skehan was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the scholarship.

Rev. O'Brien taught the Virginia trusts and estates material for BAR/BRI in preparation for the February 2009 bar exam, and began his twenty-second year teaching decedents' estates at the Georgetown University Law Center. Also, in January, he traveled to New York City to baptize the first child of Dan and Ann Roque, Rosemary Catherine. Dan is a graduate of CUA law school.

Publications

Co-author: "Cases and Materials on Domestic Relations" (7th ed.);  "Foundations of Elder Law," accepted for publication by Foundation Press, and "The Sexual Exploitation of Children," accepted for publication by the Carolina Press, due out in the fall of 2014. 


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Professor Sandy Ogilvy

Professional Activities

2012

Recipient - of the 2013 AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Father Robert Drinan Award. The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) created the annual award to recognize those who have advanced the ethic of pro bono service through personal service, program design or management.

Presented -  “History and Current Trends in Clinical Legal Education” at the Workshop for New Law School Clinical Teachers, held in Washington, D.C. from June 20-21.

2011

Organizer - of a visit by approximately 20 Haitian high school students to the law school on Aug. 24, 2011, as part of a three-week journey to the United States designed to broaden their understanding of U.S. culture, society, and system of justice. Their stop on campus was coordinated by the Columbus School of Law’s CUA-Haiti Initiatives program, which is currently working with a sister law school in Haiti to create and train a new generation of lawyers and citizens willing to stay and work in Haiti.

Speaker - for “How Law Firms Collaborate with Law Schools on International Pro Bono Service,” presented by ABA Section of International Law International Pro Bono Committee on March 23, 2011.

 

Publications

“Externship Demographics Across Two Decades with Lessons for Future Surveys” in the Clinical Law Review, (2014).

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Professor Antonio Perez

Professional Activities


2013

Panelist: “Syria Crisis Teach-In,” Sept. 18, at The Catholic University of America

 

Panelist: 32d Annual Meeting of the Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions; on a panel titled “Reading Syllabuses/Headnotes: What Readers Want,” Aug. 1, 2013.   

2010

 

Professor Perez was a coach of seven-member Catholic University 2010 Vis Moot Court team, which competed against hundreds of other law school teams from around the world in Vienna, Austria during the final week of March, 2010. The annual William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot has grown into one of the world’s largest, attracting law school teams from 50 nations. The goal of the Vis moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes.

On Oct. 7, in his capacity as the U.S. member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States, Professor Antonio Perez made a presentation to the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on Private International Law on developments in the OAS Specialized Conference on Private International Law. The meeting was held at George Washington University's School of Law. Earlier, on July 15, Professor Perez presented the OAS Juridical Committee's Report to the International Law Commission of the United Nations in Geneva.
 

Recent Media

2013

Interviewed on radio program, "Trending Today," about the Boston Marathon bombing attack in April.

2011

 

Professor Perez was quoted in the online Houston Chronicle on June 23, 2011, for an article about a House bill that would impose diplomatic penalties on countries that refuse to repatriate their diplomatic personnel convicted of serious crimes in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

Professor Kenneth Pennington

Professional Activities


2014 

Lecture - “Popular Sovereignty in Political Thought, 1100 to 1650,”  before the political science faculty of the University of Toronto on May 6, 2014. 
 
Presentation, “Moderamen inculpatae tutelae: The Jurisprudence of a Justifiable Defense,” at Notre Dame University on March 6, 2014.


2013


Lecture - Nov. 15 lecture at Villanova Law School on “John T. Noonan’s Contributions to Legal History.” 

Participant - In a roundtable at the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung’s Annual Meeting on June 3, discussing “International Scholarly Cooperation,” in Berlin, Germany.


2012


Awarded - An Alexander von Humboldt fellowship of $16,000 for three months during the summer of 2013 to do research on Roman law manuscripts in Germany. The grant permits him to continue work on his book"The Beginnings of the Ius commune:  Legal Education and the Role of Jurists in Medieval Society."

Lecture - “The Law's Violence against Medieval and Early Modern Jews”; Syracuse University, Sept. 28; offered again at the International School for the Iu,  Erice, Sicily, Oct. 10.

Professor Pennington was appointed to a five-year term beginning in Jan., 2012, as a corresponding member of the Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche by Rev. President Bernard Ardura, O.Praem.  The Comitato was established by Pope Pius XII in 1954 for “the purpose of representing the Holy See at various international institutions.”

On March 2, he spoke at UCLA Law School on "Medieval and Early Modern Jurists' Definitions of Torture and its Use in the Courts."

During the week of March 5-8, Professor Pennington gave three presentations at Harvard University and Harvard Law School on “Reading the Ius Commune: The Secrets of Roman and Canon Law Manuscripts."

2011

Professor Pennington received a grant of $20,000 from the Ames Foundation of the Harvard Law School to update his Web site, “Medieval and Early Modern Jurists.”  The grant provides stipends for two students to work with him on the project from September 2011 to May 2012. After the work is complete the site will be hosted at CUA and at amesfoundation.law.harvard.edu/.

Professor Pennington gave a lecture on April 21, 2011 at Columbia University in New York City to the Society of Fellows in the Humanities on “The Evidence of Torture.”  The lecture was part of a semester long program on the topic of evidence.

2010

Professor Pennington is the recipient of the first annual "Excellence in Teaching" Award from the American Catholic Historical Association, the only scholar designated with that honor in 2010. He was formally recognized at a banquet in Boston on Jan. 8, 2011. The award honors a college or university professor who has taught beyond the expected requirements of their position and through their influence and skill, promoted Catholic studies from one generation of scholars to another.

Professor Pennington delivered an address,“The Roots of Democracy in Canon Law” at Catholic University on Sept. 14, 2010 as part of its Constitution Week lecture series and the Dialogue on Demand lecture series for undergraduates.

Professor Pennington delivered a lecture in Erice, Italy on Oct. 10, 2010. Speaking at the Centre Ettore Majorana, he discussed “The Principle of Due Process, the Women of Naples, and Statutes contra the Norms of the Ius commune.” A week later he attended a meeting of the board of scholarly advisors of the Pope John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna. Pennington has served on board since 2002.

Professor Pennington’s lecture, “The Statute of Pisa, Authenticae, and Roman Jurists in the Early Twelfth Century: The Context is Everything” was delivered in early March in Leuven, Belgium, at an EU conference for Ph.D. candidates at European universities. The meeting, titled “Undoing Law, Framing Contexts. Normativity across the Disciplines,” was designed to encourage a reflection on the concepts of law and context, bringing together scholars with different academic backgrounds but with a common interest in law.
 

Publications

2014

“Moderamen inculpatae tutelae: The Jurisprudence of a Justifiable Defense,” Rivista internazionale di diritto comune 24 (2013) 27-55.

“Concilium lateranense III 1179,”  (with Atria A. Larson), Conciliorum oecumenicorum generaliumque decreta, 2: The Oecumenical Councils of the Roman Catholic Church, ed. Alberto Melloni et alii.  Corpus Christianorum.  Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2013) 115-147
 
“Concilium lugdunense I 1245,” (with Atria A. Larson),  Conciliorum oecumenicorum generaliumque decreta, 2: The Oecumenical Councils of the Roman Catholic Church, ed.Alberto Melloni et alii.  Corpus Christianorum.  Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2013) 205-245
 

 

2013

A Polish translation of Professor Pennington’s book, “The Prince and the Law, 1200-1600: Sovereignty and Rights in the Western Legal Tradition,” was published by the University of Warsaw Press. 
 
"Roman Law at the Papal Curia in the Early Twelfth Century," Canon Law, Religion, and Politics: Liber Amicorum Robert Somerville, edited by Uta-Renate Blumenthal, Anders Winroth, and Peter Landau (Washington, DC: The Catholic University Press of America, 2012) 233-252.
 

“Women on the Rack:  Torture and Gender in the Ius commune,” Recto ordine procedit magister: Liber amicorum E.C. Coppens, edited by Jan Hallebeek . Louis Berkvens, Jan Hallenbeek, Georges Martyn, and Paul Nève (Iuris Scripta Historica 28; Brussels: Royal Flemish Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1212) 243-257.


2012

"The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Law to 1500."  Wilfried Hartmann and Kenneth Pennington, Editors. History of Medieval Canon Law,  Vol. 4  (Washington, DC:  The Catholic University Press of America, 2012).

"Law as Profession and Practice in Medieval Europe," Essays in honor of James A. Brundage (2011). Edited by Kenneth Pennington, and Melodie Harris Eichbauer.

Essay: "Rights," Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy, ed.  George Klosko (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) 530-543.

Book: “The History of Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140-1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX” (History of Medieval Canon Law; Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2008; an essay, "The Practical Use of Roman Law in the Early Twelfth-Century," Handlung und Wissenschaft: Die Epistemologie der Praktischen Wissenschaften im 12. und 13. Jahrhundert, ed. Matthias Lutz-Bachmann and Alexander Fidora (Wissenskultur und Gesellschaftlicher Wandel 29; Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2008) 11-31; and an article, "Lex naturalis and Ius naturale," The Jurist 68 (2008) 569-591. 

Professor Pennington is the author of “Torture and Fear: Enemies of Justice,@ Rivista internazionale di diritto comune 19 (2008) 203-242 (Dec. 2009); and “Roman Law, 12th Century Law and Legislation,” Von der Ordunug zur Norm: Statuten in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit. Edited by Gisela Drossbach (Paderborn-München-Wien-Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2010) 17-38.

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Professor Mark Rienzi

Professional Activities

2014

Advocate - Argued McCullen v. Coakley before the United States Supreme Court on January 15th. The case asked the high court to find unconstitutional a seven year-old Massachusetts law that requires anti-abortion counselors to stay at least 35 feet away from the front doors of abortion clinics in the state.

2012

Advocate - on behalf of a Montgomery County, Md., pregnancy center on Dec. 6 before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. Rienzi continued his representation of Centro Tepeyac, which provides pregnancy counseling information to expectant mothers in Montgomery County but does not offer abortion or birth control services.


Debate: With an ACLU attorney on Nov. 28 at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Professor Rienzi debated the constitutionality of the HHS mandate that forces employers to cover contraception in their health plans, regardless of religious objection. 

Panelist: “Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty,” Sept.13. Professor Rienzi joined fellow leading Catholic scholars at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs to discuss “Religious Freedom and Chick-Fil-A Conflicts." 

Lecture: "The Constitutional Right not to Kill: Conscience Rights and the HHS Mandate" at Harvard Law School during the second week in March. 

Delivered "Religious Liberty, Free Speech, and the Fight for Life," the Twentieth Annual Mirror of Justice Lecture on Feb. 29, 2012.

Published: "The Constitutional Right to Refuse: Roe, Casey, and the Fourteenth Amendment Rights of Healthcare Providers," 87 Notre Dame L Review, Issue 1.

2011

Served as a panelist  for “Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2011?” at Washington, D.C’s National Press Club. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society and moderated by Jan Crawford, chief legal correspondent for CBS News.

Joined Supreme Court litigators Michael Carvin of Jones Day and Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells on Oct. 18 to discuss the Supreme Court’s new term for an audience of Congressional staffers. Renzi discussed three First Amendment cases.

Participated in a panel discussion at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 19 to religious freedom issues in the healthcare field, sponsored by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He discussed the recent HHS regulations requiring most employers to purchase insurance for contraception, sterilizations, and arguably some abortions.

Delivered Catholic University's 2011 Constitution Day Address, Sept. 21 at the Pryzbyla Center.

Panelist: “New Conscience Regulations from the Department of Health & Human Services: Do they Strike the Right Balance between Conscience and the Medical Profession?” a symposium on April 14, 2011, that was sponsored by the Federalist Society’s Religious Liberties Practice Group at Georgetown University Law Center.

Rienzi successfully litigated a case from Illinois that protected a pharmacist’s right to refuse to dispense emergency contraception such as the “morning after pill” if it conflicts with their religious beliefs.  In April, A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge struck down a 6-year-old state rule that required Illinois pharmacies to dispense emergency contraception.

 

Publications

“Neutral No More: Secondary Effects Analysis and the Quiet Demise of the Content-Neutrality Test” in the Fordham Law Review (2014)

“God and the Profits: Is There Religious Liberty for Money-Makers?” in the
George Mason University Law Journal, (2014).
 

Recent Media

2014

On Fox News with Megyn Kelly regarding Obamacare challenge by Little Sisters of the Poor, Feb. 26

2013

Interviewed on Fox News to discuss threat the HHS mandate poses to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Sept. 27.

Author: March 19 column in the publicdiscourse.com, "God and the Profits: Religious Liberty for Money-Makers."


2012

Interviewed – Dec. 19 in National Review Online about D.C. Circuit Court Ruling on Religious Freedom.

Quoted: First Circuit weighs “Citizens United-based challenge to abortion protest restriction,” The National Law Journal, Nov. 7.

 

Quoted: “Lawsuits against HHS mandate rage on nationwide,” Our Sunday Visitor, Nov. 9.

Quoted: “Owned Business Files Federal Lawsuit Over Morning-After Mandate,” ABC News, Sept. 12.

Op-ed: “ObamaCare Constitution Fight not over yet,” published online by USA Today, July 6.

Author, June 4 op-ed in National Review Online, "The Church Pushes Back."

Quoted: “Federal appeals court hears Maryland abortion center free speech case,” Associated Press, March 23.

Interviewed: by a variety of media outlets on the contraception and abortion drug insurance coverage mandates of the Administration’s health care law. Press coverage included Fox 5-TV, Xinhua News Agency, the Diane Rehm Show, WJLA-TV, Politico, the National Review online, Christian Broadcasting Network, the Laura Ingraham Show, the National Catholic Register and the National Journal. Rienzi was also quoted by Reuters about FCC indecency standards, and was the author of an op-ed in the National Catholic Register on the Hosanna Tabor case.


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Professor Heidi Schooner

Professional Activities

2011

Professor Schooner has served as:

Panelist, Law, Finance, and Accountability After Financial Reform, American University Law School (April 8, 2011)

Commenter, The Inaugural Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop, George Washington University Law School (April 2, 2011)

Presenter, “United Kingdom and United States Responses to the Financial Crisis,” The European Union 20 Years After Maastricht – Transatlantic Perspectives, Tulane University Law School (March 25, 2011)

Speaker, U.S. Financial System and the Global Economy, International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State (March 15, 2011)

Respondent, 2011 Student Scholar Series, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America (Feb. 17, 2011)

Moderator, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services, Section Breakfast Panel, San Francisco (Jan. 7, 2011)

Publications

“U.S. Bank Resolution Reform: Then and Again,” in Cross Border Insolvency, Oxford (Rosa Lastra, ed.) (2011)

Recent Media

Professor Schooner was quoted in American Banker on Jan. 11, 2011 for an article, “FDIC Battles Failed-Bank Execs Who Take Files.”


Associate Dean and Professor Marin Scordato

Professional Activities/Scholarship Citations


2013

Appointed - Among nine legal educators selected to serve on the BARBRI Legal Education Advisory Board. The board is charged with helping the company analyze legal education trends and to identify potential solutions for industry challenges.

2011 

Reviewer -  For the peer-reviewed publication, “The Journal of Philosophy, Science and Law,” sponsored by the University of Miami and Georgia Tech.

Federal Preemption of State Court Claims, 25 U.C. Davis Law Review 1 (2001), was cited by the Circuit Court of Missouri, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, in its Order in the case of City of St. Louis v. American Tobacco Co., 2010 WL 5685856 (2010).

This article was also cited by Boris I. Bittker and Brannon P. Denning in their book, "Bittker on the Regulation of Interstate and Foreign Commerce," (Aspen, 2011) (Chapter 5, Federalization of Local Activities; Section 5.06, Federal Preemption: Introduction).

This article has also been cited by Andrew R. Simank in Deliberately Defrauding Investors: The Scope of Liability, 42 St. Mary’s Law Journal 253 (2010).

His 2008 article, Understanding the Absence of a Duty to Reasonably Rescue in American Tort Law, 82 Tulane Law Review 1447 (2008), has been cited by Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law, in An Essay on Torts: States of Argument, 38 Pepperdine Law Review 579 (2011).

His 2004 article, Evidentiary Surrogacy and Risk Allocation: Understanding Imputed Knowledge and Notice in Modern Agency Law, 10 Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 129 (2004), has been cited by Vincenzo Iuppa in When Efficiency Arguments Fail: The Counter-Intuitive Effects of Amended Rule 78.07(C), 76 Missouri Law Review 213 (2011).

His 1990 article, The Dualist Model of Legal Teaching and Scholarship, 40 American University Law Review 367 (1990) has been cited by Michael P. O’Connor in Perish the Thought of Publication?: Scholarship’s Critical Role in Effective Teaching, 3 Phoenix Law Review 417 (2010).

Marin Roger Scordato, “The International Legal Environment for Serious Political Reporting Has Fundamentally Changed: Understanding the Revolutionary New Era of English Defamation Law,” 40 Connecticut Law Review 165 (2007), was cited in Daniel C. Taylor, “Libel Tourism: Protecting Authors and Preserving Comity,” 99 Georgetown Law Journal 189 (2010).

Paula A. Monopoli and Marin R. Scordato, “Free Speech Rationales after September 11th: The First Amendment in Post-World Trade Center America,” 13 Stanford Law & Policy Review 185 (2002), was cited by Shawn Marie Boyne in "Free Speech, Terrorism, and European Security: Defining and Defending the Political Community," 30 Pace Law Review 417 (2010); cited in Lindsay A. Hitz, “Protecting Blogging: The Need for an Actual Disruption Standard in Pickering,” 67 Washington & Lee Law Review 1151 (2010).

Marin Roger Scordato, “Federal Preemption of State Tort Claims,” 35 U.C. Davis Law Review 1 (2001), cited in Barbara Kritchevsky, “Tort Law is State Law: Why Courts Should Distinguish State and Federal Law in Negligence-Per-Se Litigation,” 60 American University Law Review 71 (2010).

Marin Roger Scordato, “Distinction without a Difference: A Reappraisal of the Doctrine of Prior Restraint,” 68 North Carolina Law Review 1 (1989).

Cited in Smolla & Nimmer, SMOLLA & NIMMER ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH (2010)

Marin Roger Scordato, “Evidentiary Surrogacy and Risk Allocation: Understanding Imputed Knowledge and Notice in Modern Agency Law,” 10 Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 129 (2004)

Cited in Brief for Defendants-Respondents to the Court of Appeals of New York in the case of Kirschner v. Beckenham Trading Company, Inc.

Marin Roger Scordato, “Reflections on the Nature of Legal Scholarship in the Post-Realist Era,” 48 Santa Clara Law Review 353 (2008)

 

Cited in Michael P. O’Connor, “Perish the Thought of Publication?: Scholarship’s Critical Role in Effective Teaching,” 3 Phoenix Law Review 417 (2010)

Marin Roger Scordato, "The Dualist Model of Legal Teaching and Scholarship," 40 American University Law Review 367 (1990), was cited by Brent E. Newton in "Preaching What They Don’t Practice: Why Law Faculties’ Preoccupation with Impractical Scholarship and Devaluation of Practical Competencies Obstruct Reform in the Legal Academy," 62 South Carolina Law Review 105 (2010).

Publications

2012

Published a review of Brian Tamanaha's "Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging" (Princeton Univ. Press 2011) in 46 University of Richmond Law Review 659 (2012).

2011

“A Bold Challenge to the Conventional Narrative on Formalism and Realism,” an essay review of Brian Tamanaha’s Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide (Princeton Univ. Press), 46 University of Richmond Law Review.

2010

“Innocent Threats, Concealed Consent and the Necessary Presence of Strict Liability in Traditional Fault-Based Tort Law,” 37 Pepperdine Law Review, (2010).

Professor Scordato’s papers listed with the eLibrary of the Social Science Research Network have been downloaded more than one thousand times as of April, 2011. Nearly 200 downloads were within the past 12 months, and Scordato’s work garnered 5,298 views of abstracts.

Top Ten Downloads

Book review: Brian Tamanaha’s “Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging,”  46 University of Richmond Law Review 659 (2012)m, 89 times as of March 30, 2012. The book review has thus far made the Top 10 downloads for the following SSRN electronic journals: Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Metaphysics, Critical Theory, Democratic Theory, Realism & Anti-Realism, Structure of Government & Political Theory, Law, Legal Reasoning & Legal Systems, Appellate Review, Law & Society: Civil Procedure, Courts, and Judges.

Paper: "Post-Realist Blues: Formalism, Instrumentalism and the Hybrid Nature of Common Law Jurisprudence," 90 times as of Dec. 30, 2010.

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Professor Lucia Silecchia

Professional Activities

2014
 
Speaker – “The When and the Where of Love: The Complexity of Subsidiarity as a Framework for Law” Pepperdine University, Annual Nootbar Conference Malibu, California (February 8, 2014)
 
2013
 
Panelist – “Toward a Comprehensive Internationalization at CUA”
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC (November 18, 2013)

2012 

Speaker – “Environmental Protection of Oceans in the Twenty-First Century” University of Lisbon Conference on the 30th Anniversary of UNCLOSLisbon, Portugal (December 10, 2012)

Discussant - “Climate Change and the Church in the Southeast: Exploring Moral and Theological Resources and Principles.”, a Nov. 29 discussion  co-sponsored by Duke Divinity School, The Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Duke Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.


Speaker - “The Place of Religion in the Law School, the University and the Practice of Law,” hosted by Touro Law School from May 2 to 4, 2012. 

2011

Moderator and Speaker - “International Human Rights and Environmental Law: Connecting Contemporary Principles and Catholic Social Teaching,” offered for Marquette University’s faculties in law and theology, on Feb. 18, 2011. The previous day, she delivered the 2011 Marquette University Simmons Lecture, “More Will be Expected: Catholic Social Thought and International Environmental Stewardship.”  Her remarks explored how principles of Catholic social thought are reflected in international environmental law.

Discussant - “What Faith Has to Do with Intellectual Life,” held on Jan. 18, 2011 at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Six CUA faculty members spoke about what faith means for them as teachers, researchers and scholars, and how they are able to bring it to bear in the environment of a Catholic university.

2010
 
“Catholic Coalition on Climate Change: Climate Ambassador Training”
Presented the basic theological perspective on Catholic environmental ethics to a group of twelve Catholic leaders from across the country
December 2-5, 2010 (Bethesda, MD)
 
“The Changing World of Trusts and Estates: Scholarship” Southeastern Association of Law Schools August 2, 2010 (Palm Beach, FL)
 
“Toward a Pro-Life Environmental Movement” University Faculty for Life Annual Meeting June 5, 2010 (Washington, DC)
 
Panelist – “Discussion of Francis Cardinal George’s THE DIFFERENCE GOD MAKES:A CATHOLIC VISION OF FAITH, COMMUNION, AND CULTURE Conference on Catholic Legal Thought - Loyola Law School
May 25, 2010 (Chicago, IL)

 

Publications

“The Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities: Reflection on Four Flaws that Tarnish its Promise,”
30 J. CONTEMP. HEALTH L. & POL’Y 96 (2014) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
On “Unease” and “Idealism:” Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI’s “Educating Young People in Justice and Peace”
and Its Message for Law Teachers,” 27 NOTRE DAME J. L. ETHICS, & PUB. POL’Y 101 (2013) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
“Pope John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae and the “Horizon of the Good,” 1 J. CHRISTIAN L. THOUGHT 17 (2011) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
“Reflections on the Right to Environmental Health as a Condition for Development,”
2 COMPARATIVE LAW PORTUGESE-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES 301-344 (2010) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
“Integrating Catholic Social Thought in Elder Law and Estate Planning Courses: Reflections on Law, Age, and Ethics,” 7 VILLANOVA J. OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT 353-405 (2010) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).

 

Recent Media

Peter Stuyvesant vs. the Quakers: How A Revolt in Dutch New York Planted the Seeds for the Right to Religious Free Expression, THE WALL ST. J., Jan. 10, 2014, A11.
 
Opening Doors to Life, NATL. REV. ON-LINE, Dec. 4, 2014 (available at http:www.nationalreview.com/corner/365394/opening-doors-life-lucia-silecchia#!).
 
Law and Life: The Dignity of Life and the Teaching of Law, 1 PRO VITA, VD 3, 7-9 (January 2013).
 
Reflections on the Link Between Faith and Intellect, (2011) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
After Copenhagen, Some Lessons from Rome, (published online with the Catholic Conservation Center and available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430.

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Professor George Smith

Professional Activities


2014

Professor Smith was a Visiting Scholar in June-July  at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School where he researched the issue of dignity as a human right in health-care decision making. He also presented a lecture at The University of Oxford, England, law faculty on March l2, discussing "Dignity in Dying: Ubiquitous, Capacious, or Normative."


2013
Professor Smith was a Visiting Scholar atthe University of Hawaii Center for Elder Law and Bioethics. He was also appointmented a Visiting Fellow at The Lauterpacht Center on International Law at Cambridge University, as well as a Visiting Scholar at The Hesburgh Center for Civil andHuman Rights at Notre Dame.

 

2011

Professor Smith was named the first visiting fellow at Indiana University’s new Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information. His fellowship was offered for the month of July, 2011.

2010

Professor Smith conducted a seminar on “The Law and Palliative Care at the End of Life” at Indiana University in Indianapolis in November, 2010. The event was sponsored by the university’s Department of Philosophy. He also delivered a lecture, “Bioethics and Human Rights: Toward a New Constitutionalism,” before an audience of legal scholars and others at the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 19. His hour-long talk, honoring the late Professor George G. Winterton of the University of Sydney, examined the ongoing battle for universal recognition and enforcement of human rights, including the right to health, health care and health protection.

Smith had an appointment as the Parsons Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Sydney Law School, Australia, in August. The month before, he served as visiting professor of law at the University of Melbourne, Australia. And in June, 2010, Smith was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Law and Ethics in Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He also spent time as a visiting fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge, where he completed the research and writing of his 15th book manuscript, “Bioethical Intersections Along the Mortal Coil.”

Publications

Book: "Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions," with Palgrave-Macmillian, (2014).

Articles: “Gently into the Good Night: Toward a Compassionate Response to End-Stage Illness” in the Temple University Journal of Political and Civil Rights (2014).

“Applying Bioethics in the 21st Century: Principlism or Situationism? in the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, (2014).

Cura Personalis: A Healthcare Delivery Quandary at The End of Life,” 7 St. Louis University Journal of Health Law and Policy 311 (2014).

“Re-negotiating a Theory of Social Contract for Universal Health Care in America or, Securing the Regulatory State?” (with Richard P. Galenna, '13) in 63 Catholic University Law Review 1 (2014).

Book chapter, “Global Health Law: Aspirational, Paradoxical, or Oxymoronic?” published in in Law and Global Health: Current Legal Issues (Vol. 16, Oxford University Press).

"Law and Bioethics: Intersections Along the Mortal Coil," (Routledge, 2012).

 

“Refractory Pain, Existential Suffering and Palliative Care,” 20 Cornell Journal of Law and Policy (2011).

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Professor William Wagner

Professional Activities

2010

Professor Wagner organized and moderated “The Nature of Judicial Authority: A Reflection on Philip Hamburger's Law and Judicial Duty,” held at the law school on April 8 and 9, 2010. The symposium gathered leading scholars in the areas of the history of law and politics, constitutional law and jurisprudence to take up the ideas posed by Hamburger’s book, “Law and Judicial Duty.” The discussion was presented by CUA’s Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture.

Professor William Wagner was the organizer of a workshop at the Canon Law Society of America's annual meeting in Kansas City on Oct. 11 to 12, 2008. The subjects covered were "Due Process and the Right of Defense" and "Statutes of Limitation/Prescription." He also designed and ran a plenary session at the University of Notre Dame's Nanovic Institute for European Studies on "Church-State Relations and Religious Liberty: Comparative Perspectives" from Sept. 22 to 23, 2008.

In late November, Professor Wagner traveled to Poland to deliver a paper, "Judicial Independence and Claims of Executive Branch Authority," at the International Conference on International Standards of Judicial Independence: Comparative Analysis and Challenges of Implementation, held at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

On Nov. 6, the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture sponsored a panel that discussed "Counseling Clients Who Confront Complex and Competing Obligations." The four panelists considered an attorney's ethical responsibilities to clients who are experiencing potential conflicts among their obligations. Discussants included Michael F. Curtin, partner, Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans, P.C.; Stephen M. Goldman, distinguished lecturer, Columbus School of Law; Anthony Picarello Jr., general counsel, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Carolyn Williams, partner, Williams & Connolly LLP.


Professor Elizabeth Winston

Professional Activities

2011

Professor Winston was a panelist for “Evolving the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its Patent Law Jurisprudence,” a symposium on Feb. 25, 2011 that was sponsored by Missouri Law Review. Winston and her co-panelists specifically discussed “Structure and Jurisprudential Approach of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,” which covered issues such as how the structure of the court impacts the development of the law.

2010

Professor Winston was the co-organizer, along with Professor Megan La Belle, of “The Ethical Ramifications of Therasense,” a symposium sponsored by Catholic University’s law school as the first installment of its 2010-2011 series at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C.  The Sept. 27 program explored the consequences of expected changes to the “inequitable conduct” doctrine, under which courts refuse to enforce otherwise valid patents based on findings that the patent owner engaged in inappropriate conduct during the patent application process.

Professor Winston was one of three legal experts to participate in a webinar sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association on Sept. 30, 2010. “False Marking Update: New Twists and Turns” examined recent federal circuit court decisions on false marking that send mixed signals to both defendants and plaintiffs.

Professor Elizabeth Winston spoke to an audience of more than 100 on March 17, 2010 as part of a Foley & Lardner webinar on false marking. Wrote one blogger: “Professor Elizabeth Winston has been writing about false marking issues even before the Forest Group case and continues to be the academic leader in this field.  Yesterday, she joined patent litigator C. Edward Polk for an informative webinar on the current status of false marking issues.”

Recent Media

Professor Winston was quoted in the April 2, 2010 edition of The Business Journal of Milwaukee for an article, “Patent lawsuits on rise as court decision increases possible awards.”

Professor Winston was quoted in the March 1, 2010 edition of Inside Counsel for a story, “Marked for Trouble: Ruling Turns False Marking Statute on its Head.” The article addressed a new ruling that may require patent owners to be more vigilant about marking their products as patented.

An article of Winston’s about false marking was also referenced in the blog Patently-O:

…Patent Reform: In her recent article, Professor Winston (Catholic U) has argued that the rules of false-marking should be shifted to place more of a burden onto the patentee to avoid false marking. Winston would ease the proof necessary for to prove "intent to deceive the public."

Publications

Professor Winston’s most recent article, “Harmonizing Antitrust and Patent Law,” was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Antitrust: Antitrust Law & Policy eJournal and LSN: Patent Law/Intellectual Property. As of Oct. 7, 2011, the paper has been downloaded 105 times. The article is forthcoming in the Lewis & Clark Law Review.

"A Patent Misperception",16 Lewis & Clark Law Review (2012).

Professor Winston’s paper, "Clarifying the Doctrine of Inequitable Conduct", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for ERPN: Copyright & Trademark (Sub-Topic). As of Jan. 28, 2011, the paper has been downloaded 11 times.

Professor Winston’s article, “Clarifying the Doctrine of Inequitable Conduct,” was published by the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, 10 J. MARSHALL REV. INTELL. PROP. L. 277 (2011).

Professor Winston’s “The Flawed Nature of the False Marking Statute,” 77 Tenn. L. Rev. 111 (2009) was selected for inclusion is the 2010 edition of Intellectual Property Law Review for having “been judged one of the best law review articles related to intellectual property law published within the last year.”

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Professor Emerita Leah Wortham

Professional Activities

2012

Presenter: Two Continuing Legal Education presentations to the Maui County Bar Association and the Big Island Bar Association, Hawaii, on Nov. 28 (left). Professor Wortham discussed “The Legal Profession in a Brave New World of Globalization, Technological Change, and Market Competition.”

Presenter: “Pioneering in Teaching Ethics” at the “International Legal Ethics Conference V: Merging Worlds, Emerging Discourses,” held July 12-14 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. More than 200 legal academics, practitioners, regulators, and judges from 19 countries attended the conference, which was organized by the University of Calgary.

Professor Wortham lectured at The Allerhand Institute, Cracow, Poland, on Feb. 1. The institute consolidates the intellectual efforts of legal experts in order to address current problems of commercial transactions and business dealings, influence legal policy, and conduct studies on the future of law in a time of rapid progress in information technologies and internationalization of trade.

2011

Professors Leah Wortham and Catherine Klein were featured speakers at the 6th Global Alliance (GAJE) Worldwide Conference and the 9th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference (IJCLE) jointly sponsored by the University of Valencia on July 11-15, 2011. Forty three countries were represented.

On Aug. 5, Professor Wortham taught a session on “Regulation of Business: Law Firms and Professional Responsibility” as part of the Orientation to the U.S. Legal System program for foreign lawyers conducted by the International Law Institute.

On June 27, she gave an address, “Impact on Globalization and Technology on the Legal Profession” for the certificate ceremony for the American, Austrian, French, and Ukrainian Law programs at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

In 2010-11, Professor Wortham completed her third year as a non-resident international scholar in the academic fellows program funded by the Open Society Institute Higher Education Support Program. The program’s objective is to strengthen academic departments in 11 disciplines including law. Thus far, Professor Wortham has worked with the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and next year will be the international scholar for Tbilisi State University in Georgia. In 2010-11 she also served as the coordinator for the Law Disciplinary Group and will do so again for 2011-12. This entails planning the twice-yearly training conferences for the junior academics from the eight law departments in the AFP program representing universities in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.

2010

Professors Leah Wortham and Catherine Klein were keynote plenary speakers at the 8th International Clinical Legal Education Conference held at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England on July 7-9,2010.

More than 150 educators from 21 countries attended the conference. Professors Klein and Wortham presented to colleagues on the factors that motivate people to perform at a high level in the discharge of creative and complex tasks.

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