June and July are relatively quiet months in our academic cycle. We’ve finished the 2013-14 academic year, and preparations are underway for the 2014-15 year. Although some summer session classes are being held – on campus as well as in Rome and Cracow – most students are focused on their summer jobs while our faculty turn their attention to summer research and writing projects. Hopefully, everyone will make some time for vacation (as I just did) before our busy schedule of classes resumes in mid-August. This is a brief report on what’s been happening and what’s coming up:
1. Scholarship at CUA Law. In early April, we moved our legal scholarship to the readily accessible world of digital online publishing, and the response has been very positive. Our new online repository, called Scholarship at CUA Law and available at http://scholarship.law.edu, includes our own law journals: the Catholic University Law Review, CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Technology Policy, and the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy. Read more here
Catholic University law school Professor Robert Destro, working with recent alumnus Austin Lipari, 2013, helped lead the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life advocacy organization, to a unanimous victory at the United States Supreme Court on June 16. Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus is a challenge to Ohio laws that make it a crime for any person to “[m]ake a false statement concerning the voting record of a candidate or public official” or to “[p]ost, publish, circulate, distribute, or otherwise disseminate a false statement concerning a candidate, either knowing [it] to be false or with reckless disregard” for the truth.
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For the third year in a row, a group of international telecomm regulators and lawyers from developing nations attended a week-long course at the Columbus School of Law that was designed to keep them up to speed with developments in their field.
Hailing from Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, the visiting students spent the week of June 16 -20th attending “The Rule of Law and Best Practices for Telecomm Regulators,” taught by Professor Donna Coleman Gregg, director of the law school’s Institute for Communications Law Studies.
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