We’re all set for the start of the 2014-15 academic year. We’re refreshed from our summer break and ready to go. Orientation for our new first-year students will be held from August 12 to 14. Classes for all students begin on August 18. We look forward to welcoming our newest class and to welcoming back our returning students. This is a brief report on our summer developments and what’s coming up as we’re about to begin the fall semester:
1. Professor Mark Rienzi at the Supreme Court. Every lawyer dreams of one day appearing before the Supreme Court, arguing before the nine Justices, and winning a unanimous judgment. That dream came true for our Professor Mark Rienzi this past academic year, in a case in which he represented Eleanor McCullen, a Massachusetts grandmother dedicated to helping pregnant women avoid abortions. Read more here
Professor Clifford Fishman quoted in the DC Bar's magazine, Washington Lawyer, for its article "Drones, Coming to the Skies Near You."
The Columbus School of Law is deeply saddened to announce that Stephen M. Goldman, a longtime Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, passed away on July 10, 2014. He was 67.
Catholic University law school Professors Leah Wortham (Emerita) and Catherine Klein spent the week of July 10-17 in Europe attending and presenting at two major international conferences on legal education.
The first was the Sixth International Legal Ethics Conference, sponsored by the International Association of Legal Ethics (IAOLE) and held at City University London.
There, Wortham organized and opened a two-part, 14-person panel on “Legal Ethics Education beyond Common Law Countries.” At the same conference, Klein served as a panelist on the topic “Teaching Ethics in Clinic; Why, What & How?”
Read more here
Immersing students in the complexities of international human rights law while at the same time allowing them to soak up the bountiful pleasures of Rome, Italy, is no easy trick.
Yet it is one that appears to have been mastered by the Columbus School of Law’s three year-old International Human Rights Summer Law Program in Rome, held this year from May 17– June 7.
Open to both CUA Law students and students from other law schools, the intensive three-week program permits students to earn four credits as they study and reside for the summer in the "Eternal City.”
Outreach workers, case managers, social workers and other professionals who work with aging and vulnerable adult populations gathered at the Columbus School of Law on June 27 for a one-day training seminar designed to improve their ability to spot and respond to signs of abuse.
The law school has hosted the event for several years in collaboration with the DC Office on Aging Adult Abuse Prevention Committee, in addition to nearly a dozen additional organizations.
Do you have 5 or more alumni at your firm? Are you interested in giving back to CUA Law? If you answered yes to these two questions, sign your firm up today for The Law Firm Challenge.
The structure of the Challenge is simple. We ask that you, as an alum, support the Law School through an individual gift to the Law School Annual Fund. Your gift will have a direct impact on the lives of students here at CUA Law. Winning firms in each category will be recognized in the CUA Lawyer, have bragging rights over peer firms, and, most important, show their loyalty to CUA Law. Every law firm with 5 or more CUA Law alumni is eligible to participate in the Law Firm Challenge. To find out if your firm is eligible to participate in the Challenge, please click here.
We are currently looking for Firm Representatives who would be willing to be our point of contact at each participating law firm. Firm Reps would be responsible for reminding their colleagues about the challenge and encouraging them to make a gift to CUA Law by the end of the fiscal year (April 30, 2015). If you are interested in being a Firm Rep. please contact Annual Fund Coordinator, Lauren Enlow.
Remember! Your participation sends an important message to others beyond the Law School community about the value of a CUA Law education.
Judge Kathryn J. Dufour
CUA Law Alumni are welcome to use the Judge Kathryn J. Dufour Law Library to take advantage of the extensive collection, services and online databases. Our librarians will be happy to help you in your research. For information on access policies, wireless connectivity, online catalogs and bar exam resources, please click on the above link.
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Are You Celebrating a Reunion This Year?
Attention Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009!GIVE YOUR YEAR! In honor of your reunion year, make a gift to CUA Law in increments of your graduation year. Whether it’s $1,969 or $20.09, your gift shows your support for CUA Law and all that we do!
Click here to make a gift today to the Columbus School of Law. Gifts made prior to Reunion Weekend will help your class to qualify to win one of three awards: Participation, Dollars Raised and Attendance. Every gift counts, whether you are present for your reunion or not, so please consider making a gift today!
To learn more about reunion and to register for the event, visit the Reunion page on the CUA Law website.
For questions about reunion giving please contact Annual Fund Coordinator, Lauren Enlow.