Dear CUA Law Students,
Our fall 2016 semester has reached a successful conclusion. You, our students, have taken your final exams and turned in your final papers. Our faculty members are busy grading all of this work, while preparing for the next semester. We are all ready to enjoy the Christmas holiday break. Our new spring 2017 semester will begin on January 9. This is a brief report on what’s been happening and what’s coming up:
1. Christmas. On behalf of all of the faculty and staff at CUA Law, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Or, if you do not celebrate Christmas, we wish you all the best in commemorating your own faith or other traditions at this time of year. We hope you enjoy celebrating this holiday season with your family and friends. We are grateful for all of our successes during the course of this year. For a listing of our recent accolades, including our #4 ranking nationally for the highest percentage of recent graduates in government and public service employment, #12 ranking as one of the most diverse law schools in the country, and #32 ranking for the number of alumni who are partners at the largest law firms, please click here. We appreciate the role everyone in our Law School community plays in these achievements.
2. Requiem in Pace Benjamin Fendler. The Law School lost a talented and vibrant member of our community when Ben Fendler, a 2D student, recently passed away. Afterwards, his family, friends, and our Law School community gathered together to celebrate Ben’s life in a service of prayer, remembrance, and song. Please remember Ben and his family in your prayers.
3. MLK Day of Service. Please join me in participating with other faculty, staff, and students in the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 16. Together, we are joining Campus Ministry and the extended University community to take part in a day of service. Pre-registration is required at http://service.cua.edu/MLKDayofService.cfm. Enter “Law” in the “Group Affiliation” box to be paired with others from the Law School. Please register by January 10, so that Campus Ministry can have an accurate count of participants.
5. Faculty Changes. Professor Cara Drinan and Father Raymond O’Brien will be returning during the upcoming spring semester after leave during the fall. We welcome them back. Professors Clifford Fishman, Megan LaBelle, and Heidi Schooner will be on sabbatical or leave during the spring semester.
6. Interesting Events. This past month has included a number of interesting events:
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Daniel F. Attridge