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Professors Colinvaux and Leary Join Ranks of Tenured Professors


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Columbus School of Law Professors Roger Colinvaux and Mary Leary had their applications for appointment with continuous tenure approved by The Catholic University of America’s Board of Trustees on June 11. The two educators are the latest tenured Ordinary Professors on the CUA Law faculty. 

Professor Colinvaux teaches courses in federal income taxation, legislation, and property. Prior to joining the law school’s faculty, he served as counsel to the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation in the U.S. Congress and played an important role in developing the major charitable giving and reform legislation enacted during that period, including the Pension Protection Act of 2006.
Professor Leary is a former prosecutor and attorney in the non-profit sector, focusing on crimes against women and children. She served as the former policy consultant and deputy director for the Office of Legal Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; and the former director of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse).  Professor Leary will soon complete her service as director of the law school’s Experiential Learning curriculum. She was the 2011-12 recipient of the Award for Teaching Excellence in Early Career from The Catholic University of America
“We could not be more pleased,” said law school Dean Daniel F. Attridge and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research Marin Scordato in a joint statement.
“This is the culmination of smart hiring, effective support, and many years of hard work by Professors Colinvaux and Leary. Both of their applications were outstanding, reflecting proudly on them individually and on the law school generally.”