With the cherry and pear blossoms in full bloom, the season of spring has finally arrived and along with it our busiest time of the year. We are in the midst of a whirlwind of activities to conclude our academic year, as we move forward toward the end of classes on April 28, final exams from May 5 to 15, and graduation on May 26. This is a brief report on what’s been happening and what’s coming up:
1. Rankings. CUA Law is ranked #106 among law schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The new ranking is a disappointing three-point decrease from last year’s rating, although CUA Law’s overall survey score remains exactly the same.
Professor Robert Destro was quoted in a Catholic News Agency article entitled - What will the US do next for ISIS genocide survivors?
Professor Cara Drinan was recently quoted in Paul Marcus', President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), 2017 Presidential Address at William & Mary Law School
Professor Megan M. La Belle and Rachel C. Hughey of Merchant & Gould filed an amici brief on behalf of about 15 professors of law and civil procedure in Support of Respondent in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
Professor Mary Leary was quoted in a Huffington Post article, which discussed human trafficking concerns related to missing teens
Professor David Lipton Lectured in Lisbon on American Securities Law
Professor Suzette Malveaux recent essay was featured on PrawfsBlawg and Civil Procedure & Federal Court Blog
Professor Veryl Miles presented at the Pepperdine University School of Law on March 9-10, 2017
Professor Lucia Silecchia was interviewed by EWTN Pro-Life Weekly regarding the rise of assisted suicide
Professor Emeritus George P. Smith II presented the University Memorial Lecture at the Indiana University Law School
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Paul M. Bisaro '89, member of the Columbus School of Law Board of Visitors, has been named CEO of Impax Laboratories
Daniel M. Gallagher ’99 announced as Mylan chief legal officer. He will be joining the company on April 17, 2017
Andrew K. ”Drew“ Maloney '96 has been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve as the Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs and upon confirmation will be designated as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Legislative Affairs
William T. Newman Jr. '77, member of the Columbus School of Law Board of Visitors, profiled in the Washington Post
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law student Veda Rasheed (3E) was recently selected as the Mid-Atlantic Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist magazine. National Jurist honored 5 students throughout the country who have excelled in the classroom and beyond in their Spring 2017 magazine. An additional 20 finalists were profiled on their website.
Louise Lydon has been named director of alumni relations in the Columbus School of Law. She will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the law school alumni programs which maintain relationships with more than 10,000 CUA Law graduates. She will build upon the strong alumni foundation and promote the alumni relations office as a welcoming door to all those who call CUA Law their alma mater by fostering networking opportunities, social interaction and the tradition and mission of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Louise looks forward to working extensively with alumni volunteers and faculty to create alumni programs appealing to a variety of alumni interests.
As a graduate of Seton Hill University, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree and served as their Director of Alumni Relations before moving to Bethesda, Maryland in 2012. Most recently she served as the Director of Major Gifts for the American Association for Justice and Associate Director of Development for the George Washington University Law School. In those roles she cultivated relationships and built programs to financially benefit those organizations.
Please join us in welcoming Louise. You may contact her at email@example.com or 202.319.5010
The Journal of Law and Technology’s annual symposium, “The Impact of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” provided an opportunity for students, faculty, and practitioners to hear from experts about the creation and recent developments of the PTAB and the impact of its decisions on the U.S. patent landscape.
The February 28 event opened with introductory remarks by Dean Daniel F. Attridge. The program consisted of two panel discussions and a keynote speech from David P. Ruschke, Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
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