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Daniel F. Attridge

Dean Daniel F. Attridge

Professional Activities

Guest lecturer  - in a capstone course taught by the Chief Legal Officer of Nationwide Insurance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (April 2, 2015).  In the course, Lost in Translation: Can Your Client Hear You?, students focus on handling multiple complex legal problems simultaneously. The course is based on a real-life series of Hurricane Katrina insurance coverage cases that Dean Attridge handled while in private practice. 

Teaching Trial Practice, fall semester, (2014).

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, (2013).

Graduation ceremony speaker: The American Law Certificate Program, Cracow, Poland, (2013).


Selected for inclusion - in The Best Lawyers in America (under Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, and Intellectual Property Litigation); SuperLawyers (under Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation); Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (under Intellectual Property); Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World; andrated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell ("the highest level of professional excellence").    
Profiled - In the “Dean’s Limelight” from, a well-known web site that chronicles the legal profession at large. The Dean’s Limelight profiles academic leaders for prospective law students who are researching law schools. (Oct. 2014).
Quoted in PreLaw magazine, "The One Year Legal Education Option," (fall 2014).

April – Quoted in Washington Lawyer about the CUA Law/Ehrlich Clemency Project, along with Professors Cara Drinan and Sandy Ogilvy, (2013).

March - Profiled: in The Catholic Review for its story “New CUA Law dean draws on 30 years of litigation experience, heart for service.” (2013)
January – Spotlighted: The Chronicle of Higher Education for its article “Deans Come from Less-Traditional Backgrounds.” (2013).


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Professor Marshall Breger

Professional Activities

Panel moderator -  “Are there tensions between law and ethics in Judaism and Islam?” as part of a day-long discussion titled “Between Past and Future: Law and Ethics in Judaism and Islam…Conversation,” (March 24, 2015). The event was held at  The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. 

Lecture -  “The Vatican and Israel: Legal and Political Issues,” on Feb. 24 at the University of Arizona’s Hillel Center in Tucson. Breger’s talk outlined the relationship between the Catholic Church and Judaism, with particular focus on the Fundamental Agreement signed in 1993 by Holy See and Israel in which the Holy See formally recognized Israel, creating the basis for their exchange of ambassadors. (2015).

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

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, (2012).


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, (2011).

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, (2011).

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, (2011).

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, (2011).

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, (2011).


Author - “Ordre Public and the First Amendment in The Review of Faith & International Affairs, a leading international journal on religion and public policy. He is also co-author of “Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure, and Politics,” (Oxford University Press, 2015). 
Book chapters: “What Is a Religious Law School? Some Observations” in The Role of a Religious University (Yaacov Iram et al. eds., 2013) ; 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 

Quoted - Moment Magazine, (Jan.-Feb. 2015) for its article, "Do the Religious Beliefs of Supreme Court Justices Influence Their Decisions?"

Quoted – by the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire for its story, “Experts Ask if Supreme Court Rulings Are Influenced by Religion.” The article referenced Professor Breger’s participation in an Oct. 20 panel at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. that asked if the justice’s religious identities affect the court’s rulings. Breger was also quoted by Catholic News Service on the same subject, (2014).

Quoted - by the Catholic News Service for a report that examined the impact of the visit by Pope Francis to Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank in late May. (Aug. 2014).
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,, and, and (2013).

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

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, (2011).

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Roger Colinvaux

Professor Roger Colinvaux

Professional Activities/Presentations


Amicus Brief - Assisted with preparation of brief supporting respondent in B.V. Belk, Jr.: Harrier C. Belk, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, a case from North Carolina involving land easements. The case was decided on Dec. 16, 2014 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, (2014). 

Presentation - to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Tax Reform Working Group, on the charitable deduction (March 2015). He also spoke in March at a plenary session of the 51st Washington Non-Profit and Legal Conference on current federal legislation affecting non-profit organizations.

Presenter - at The Convention on Promoting Meaningful Reform in Philanthropy, held on Sept. 18-19 at Boston College Law School. The event gathered together leaders in philanthropy for what organizers termed a “historic” meeting to assess whether the current rules governing philanthropy adequately support the public good.

Contributing Editor - the Nonprofit Law Professor's Blog, (Summer 2014).

Appointed director - Catholic University's Law and Public Policy Program, (August 2014).

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

Speaker - “Politics Aside Please: Implications of IRS Scrutiny for 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) Entities,” American Health Lawyers Association, (Oct. 20, 2013).
Speaker - “Can We Set Bright Lines on Political Activity: c(4)s and Beyond?
Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center, (Oct. 3, 2013).

Speaker - The White House, Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, Roundtable on Accelerating Access to Capital for the Nonprofit Sector (June 14, 2013).
Congressional testimony - before the House Ways and Means Committee as lawmakers considered substantial changes to the nearly 100 year-old system of deductions for charitable contributions. (Feb. 14, 2013).
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, (2012).

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, (2012).

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, (2012).

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, (2011).

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, (2011).


Political Activity Limits and Tax Exemption: A Gordian's Knot - SSRN (2014). 

"Charitable Contributions of Property: A Broken System Reimagined," 50 HARV. J. ON LEGIS. 263 (2013).
"Conservation Easements: Design Flaws, Enforcement Challenges, and Reform," 2013 UTAH L. REV. 755 (2013).
"Rationale and Changing the Charitable Deduction," 138 TAX NOTES 1453 (2013).


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  - in Tax Notes in “As Super Bowl Approaches, Exemption Debate Persists” (Jan. 2015).

Quoted  - by Bloomberg News for “How the NFL Makes Money from Tax Exemption,” (Sept. 2014).
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  - for “Secret Sauce,” an article about Manoj Bhargava, the creator of the highly lucrative 5-Hour Energy drink. (Feb.27, 2012).

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Professor Robert Destro

Professional Activities


Counsel of Record - in Amicus Brief: Diocese of Baton Rouge v. Mayeux, Supreme Court of the United States No 14-220, cert. denied; and also as Counsel of Record, Amicus Brief: King v. Burwell, Supreme Court of the United States No. 14-114 (pending).

Pro-bono expert  - on legal ethics questions in a Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission proceeding.
Co-director - Iraqi Kurdistan Christianity Project, which will map the migration of refugees and internally displaced persons in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, document war crimes, and gather oral histories of refugees and IDPs.

Petitioner – In the case of Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge v. Mayeux. As counsel to Belmont Abbey College, et al., Professor Destro, along with CUA Law alumnus Stuart Nolan (1998) has asked the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in a case that presents the question of “Whether a court can pivot liability for a priest's failure to report certain communications to public authorities on the court's own determination of whether those communications constitute “confession per se,” or whether it must respect the church's own view that such communications are confessional and absolutely protected from disclosure by the priest on penalty of automatic excommunication.” The Supreme Court has not yet agreed to hear the case. (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 was heard by the United States Supreme Court, (April, 2014).

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

Organizer and moderator: “Kurdish Genocide: Remembering Halabja for the Sake of the Future Panel Discussion,” (March, 2013).

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.” (2012). 

Facilitator: Of an address to the law school community on "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. (Bef. 2012).

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. (2011).

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. (2011).


Book chapter - “The Ethics of Lawyers & Judges Perspectives from Catholic Social Teaching," included in a new book, "American Law from a Catholic Perspective: Through a Clearer Lens," edited by Professor Ronald J. Rychlak (Rowman and Littlefield, March 16, 2015).  
Review essay -  “Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity: On the Relationship of Faith to Citizenship, Culture, and the Structure of the Public Sphere” was published in 39 Australian J. Legal Philosophy 139-160 (peer reviewed, March 2015). Destro is also the author of “Engines of the Ruling Party: Political Correctness, 9/11, and the Politics of Culture” in Steven M. Krason (ed.), THE CRISIS OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

“You Have the Right to Remain Silent”: Does the U.S. Constitution Require Public Affirmation of Same-Sex Marriage, 27 BYU J. PUB. L. 397 (2013).

"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. (2009).  



Quoted - by the National Catholic Register on Jan. 21 for its article “Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Issue Part of Push for State Religious Liberty Bills.” (2015). 

Interviewed - by Iran’s Tableau Magazine for his views on the relationship between Christianity and Islam (Sept. 2014).

Quoted - the news service Aleteia for its article, “In Northern Iraq, ISIS Ransacks Christian Culture, Speakers Say.” Destro discussed the persecution of Christians as an indicator for other religious minorities in the region. (Dec. 3, 2014)
Quoted - Catholic News Service for its story In Defense of Christians, (Sept. 10, 2014).

Quoted - Associated Press about Obama's strategy to combat ISIL. (Sept. 9, 2014).

Quoted - National Catholic Register for Regulating Abortion Facilities, (Sept. 4, 2014)
Quoted - National Catholic Register for Hospital-Admitting Requirements for Abortion Facilities, (Aug. 11, 2014).
Quoted - by Religion News Service for Satanists Challenge Hobby Lobby Ruling, (July 31, 2014).
Op-ed: Victory for Religious Liberty, America Magazine, July 1, 2014. Commentary on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court case.
Quoted in the National Catholic Reporter on July 14 for its story “Hobby Lobby supporters: Case was about owners' individual rights” (2014).

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).


Professor Cara Drinan

Professional Activities

Lecture: "Juvenile Justice post-Miller" at William & Mary Law School on Feb. 16. She discussed the Supreme Court's recent juvenile sentencing decisions, culminating in Miller v. Alabama, and the way in which those decisions have enabled significant juvenile justice reform efforts. (2015).

Roundtable participant - at the AALS/ABA Criminal Justice Legal Educators Colloquium (Oct. 2014). She also participated in a workshop held by the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference (Aug., 2014).

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

Presenter: "Gideon at 50: Reassessing the Right to Counsel," 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.” (Nov. 2012).

Presenter - "Clemency in a Time of Crisis," 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?"  (Jan. 2012).


“The Miller Revolution,” 101 Iowa L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015).

“Juvenile Sentencing Post-Miller: Preventive and Corrective Measures,” 2015 Wis. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015).

“Gideon’s Army and the Central Theme of Poverty,” 41 N.E. J. on Crim. and Civil Confinement, (forthcoming 2015).

"Getting Real About Gideon: The Next Fifty Years of Enforcing the Right to Counsel," 70 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 1309 (2013).
"Where Pardons Are Concerned, Second Best May Not Be So Bad After All: A Response to Chad Flanders," 65 FLA. L. REV. FORUM 29 (2013).

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



Quoted - New Orleans Advocate, "30-year-old New Orleans teen killing case heads to U.S. Supreme Court," Jan. 5, 2015.

Quoted  - New York Times on Jan. 19 in “Juveniles Facing Lifelong Terms Despite Rulings” (Jan. 19, 2015).

Guest - C-SPAN’s Washington Journal (Jan. 25, 2015), discussing young offenders and life sentences.

Guest - National Public Radio’s All Things Considered (April 17) for its segment “States Are Spotty in Following High Court Lead on Juvenile Sentencing.”

Quoted: Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2014.

Quoted: View of Death Penalty, National Catholic Register, May 6, 2014. 

Guest: Young Offenders, C-SPAN, Jan. 30, 2014, talking about whether young criminal offenders convicted of murder and other serious crimes should be spared mandatory life sentences.


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Professor Sarah Duggin

Professional Activities


Professors Sarah Duggin and Mark Rienzi joined Yale Law Dean Robert Post as panelists in an American Heritage Foundation program titled “Constitution, Inc.: What Rights Do Corporations Have?” (Oct. 2014).

Guide - Professor Duggin led a 15-guest First Amendment Tour of the Newseum on Oct. 18 as part of the organized activities for alumni during Reunion 2014. The Newseum is among the most popular tour experiences in Washington, D.C.


Recognized – by inclusion in the 2013 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. The annual list honors area attorneys who contribute 50 hours per year or more to serving the legal needs of people living in poverty.

Panelist - at the Henry Kaufman Forum on Religious Traditions and Business Behavior, Robert. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, (Oct. 31, 2013). 

Convocation Speaker - 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, (Sept., 2012).


Interviewed  - NPR's “All Things Considered” (March 23) discussing the eligibility of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to run for president. Duggin’s expertise on Article II of the Constitution also appeared in other media, including the Wall Street Journal, KABC Radio, the Huffington Post and an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times on February 24th
Quoted: Eligibility of Ted Cruz to Run for U.S. President, Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times, (Sept. 23, 2013).
Quoted by on Sen. Ted Cruz's citizenship eligibility to run for president, (2013). 


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Professor Susanna Fischer

Professional Activities

Presenter - at the Sixth Annual John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law Symposium, Art Meets Law, in Chicago, IL (Oct. 2014).

Profiled – In the Merton College, University of Oxford, Postmaster (2014), for its article “Mertonians in Law” (page 31).

Presenter - "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. 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," (2009).



“Playing Poohsticks with the British Constitution? The Blair Government's Proposal to Abolish the Lord Chancellor,” 24 Penn State Int'l L. Rev. 257 (2005). The article was reprinted in part in a new edition of a major comparative law casebook: Comparative Legal Traditions, Text, Materials and Cases on Western Law, (Mary Ann Glendon, Paolo Carozza and Colin B. Picker, Western Law 434-443, 4th ed. 2014).

“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

Presenter – At the National District Attorneys' Association seminar, “Evidence for Prosecutors,” in San Antonio on Oct. 29, on two subjects. The first was "Syndrome" Evidence: expert testimony relating to Battered Woman Syndrome, Rape Trauma Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and related issues; the second dealt with the admissibility, in a sexual assault prosecution, of evidence relating to the complainant's prior sexual conduct. (2014).
Presenter - Fishman also made a 90-minute presentation in the D.C. U.S. Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice regarding various issues relating to electronic surveillance, including searching cell phones after Riley v California, the D.C. Circuit's "mosaic" approach to electronic evidence gathering, and cell phone encryption. (2014)
Panelist - The third meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military, (JPP) held on Oct. 10 in Arlington, Va. The JPP will continue its work through September 2017 and will provide reports and assessments to the Secretary of Defense and Congress. Fishman spoke on aspects of victim privacy in sexual assault cases. He has published on the topic in the past. (2014)

Moderator -  “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, (2012).

Delivered the James Otis Lecture at the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law at the University of Mississippi. The prestigious lecture series offers a forum to leading scholars to comment on search and seizure and other criminal procedure topics, (2010).



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


Interviewed  - By Christian Science Monitor Radio on Jan. 27 about police video cameras and related phenomena, (2015).

Interviewed – by “Knowledge@Wharton,” on Jan. 20, about Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to curtail the use of federal laws to justify civil forfeitures of property and cash by police. The daily radio call-in program is produced by the Wharton School of Business and airs on SiriusXM satellite radio, (2015).

Interviewed - By GVH Live, a youth oriented online news channel in early December about the controversial decision by a grand jury not to indict a New York City police officer for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. (2014)

Quoted – in on Sept. 27 for its article, “Sharing economy means putting your trust in complete strangers.” (2014).

Quoted: by the Washington Post for a three-part exposé on police use/abuse of the Equitable Sharing Program, (Sept. 6, 2014).

Quoted: Police Searches of Cell Phones, ABA Journal, March 25, 2014, about two Supreme Court cases involving whether the police may search the contents of a cellphone seized incident to the lawful arrest of a criminal suspect.

Interviewed: 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: 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).


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Professor George E. Garvey

Professional Activities


Paper presentation - “In what ways does the legal environment facilitate or hinder solidarity and subsidiarity in business?” at “Liberty and Solidarity: Living the Vocation to Business,” a conference sponsored by the CUA School of Business and Economics and the NAPA Institute (Sept. 2014).  

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. (Sept. 2013).

Donna Gregg

Professor Donna Gregg

Professional Activities

Hosted  - An Oct. 29 luncheon at the Federal Communications Commission that brought together CUA Law student externs with law school alumni who are FCC staff members. The event was held at the agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters (2014).

Hosted –  Visiting international students who spent the week of June 16  attending “The Rule of Law and Best Practices for Telecomm Regulators,” at the Columbus School of Law. The sessions are held under the auspices of the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) and provide training for communications professionals, regulators, and entrepreneurs from the developing world (2014).

Presenter - Telecommunication Industry Association’s 2013 Annual Strategy Conference, held at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC, (Oct. 2013).
Honored  - Among FCC Women Leaders by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. Gregg served as Chief of the FCC Media Bureau in 2005-06, (2013).

Spoke on "The Future of Public Media" at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO, (2012).

Appointed co-chair of the Communications Law Committee of the ABA Section on Administrative Law, (2012).

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, (2011).

Delivered the keynote address to a gathering of international telecom officials on June 14, 2010. Gregg's 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, (2010).


Chapter coauthor -  “Communications, Alternative Approaches for Achieving FCC Policy Objectives in Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice,” published 2014 by the ABA on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

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).



Editorial - “What Unsuccessful Rules Have in Common,” MultiChannel News, (May 13, 2013).

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

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A.G. Harmon

Professor A.G. Harmon

Professional Activities

Founder and Moderator - The Columbus School of Law Student Scholars Series (2008-2009 – ongoing). The series recognizes notable legal scholarship produced by members of the student body during the academic year and fosters the skills associated with presenting and defending that scholarship in a professional conference-style setting.

Grantee - From the Bi