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Law School Students and Alumni Connect at FCC Luncheon


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Catholic University’s Institute for Communications Law Studies hosted an Oct. 29 luncheon at the Federal Communications Commission that brought together CUA Law student externs with law school alumni who are FCC staff members.  The event was held at the agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.
The student group included members of both the law school’s Institute for Communications Law Studies, and staff members from CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Technology Policy who are serving this semester in legal externships within six FCC offices.
They include the Office of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, the Commission’s Media, Enforcement, and Wireline Competition Bureaus, the Office of Legislative Affairs, and Office of Administrative Law Judges.
Columbus School of Law School Dean Daniel F. Attridge provided the gathering with an update from the school. Professor Donna Gregg, Director of the Institute for Communications Law Studies and a former FCC Media Bureau Chief, also attended the luncheon, which was the fourth time it has been held since she assumed the job.
Arrangements for the event were coordinated by two law school alumni: Alexis Zayas, a 2010 LL.M. graduate of the Institute who recently joined the FCC’s Media Bureau as an attorney advisor after participating in the FCC Attorney Honors Program; and Brendan Carr, 2005, who is FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai’s legal advisor on wireless, public safety, and international matters.