This past month has been an exciting and energizing one for us at CUA Law. As we enjoy the changing colors of the autumnal season, we’re now already in the home stretch of our fall semester. Our classes are set to end on November 26th and final exams will begin the following week. This is a brief report on what's been happening:
1. Reunion Weekend. On the weekend of September 27-29, we welcomed back to campus hundreds of alumni and their guests from the graduation classes ending in the years 3 and 8. The weekend began with a Friday night reception for all attendees at a downtown restaurant. On Saturday, early risers attended a CLE-credit ethics presentation by Professor Leah Wortham while others attended the inaugural meeting of the Law Alumni Association. Read more here
The timeless line from Ecclesiastes—to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun—was the unspoken coda to the Faculty-in-Transition Reception held at the law school on Oct. 20 in honor of eight long-time legal educators who have each chosen, in his or her own way, to chart a new path in 2013.Honorees consisted of Professor Ralph Rohner, Professor Leah Wortham, Professor Steve Margeton, Professor Karla Simon, Hon. Fred B. Ugast, Hon. Sylvia Bacon, Hon. Loren A. Smith, and Professor George E. Garvey.
Nearly 90 invited guests, friends, and family members gathered in the law school’s atrium on a brilliant fall afternoon to pay homage to the group whose total years of service to the law school tally up to an astonishing 221. “Collectively, their contributions to our law school are nothing short of amazing,” said Dean Daniel Attridge in his welcome remarks.
Each departing or transitioning professor was introduced by a colleague with remarks that were rich with memories, admiration and respect. Read more and make a gift in honor of a faculty member here.
A number of prominent Columbus School of Law graduates were among the featured speakers at an Oct. 9. breakfast policy roundtable held by the Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) at the organization’s 2013 Annual Strategy Conference. The event was held Oct. 7-10 in Washington, DC, and featured women CEOs, senior executives, and technology and policy experts who shared their experiences and vision for the future of the telecommunications and information network. Professor Donna Gregg, director of the Law School’s Institute for Communications Law Studies, was also among the presenters.
Columbus School of Law graduates who joined Gregg as speakers included Susan Miller, 1984, president and CEO of Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Standards; Angela Kronenberg, 1995, chief advocate and general counsel, COMPTEL; and Danielle Coffey, 2004, vice president and general counsel, of government affairs for the Telecommunication Industry Association. Kronenberg and Coffey also earned certificates from the Law School’s Institute for Communications Law Studies.
If your class year ends in a 4 or 9, next year is your reunion year! Reunion committee volunteers are needed to help plan and promote your class reunion. If you are interested in being on your class reunion committee, please Lauren McCaghren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your class year ends in a 3 or 8, be sure to check out the pictures and videos taken at Reunion Weekend 2013. A great time was had by all 400+ alumni and friends who returned for the weekend.
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