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CUA Law SCOTUS Bar Admittees with Chief Justice Roberts 

CUA Law Alumni Admittees with Dean Attridge and Chief Justice Roberts

CUA Law Alumni Supreme Court of the United States Bar Admission Ceremony 

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Thirty seven graduates of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law were present to be formally sworn in as members of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States on December 14, 2015. Alumni traveled from California, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Michigan to participate and class years represented ranged from 1968 to 2011.

With family and loved ones looking on, Dean Daniel F. Attridge presented the CUA Law alumni for admission to the Court. The group then raised hands and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. The ceremony was followed by a reception with Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a lecture about the history of the Supreme Court, and a luncheon hosted at the Law School.

The luncheon opened with a welcome from Dean Attridge and an invocation from Professor Kathryn Kelly, who was later followed by Associate Professor Mark Rienzi. Professor Rienzi shared his experience appearing before the Supreme Court of the United States and his journey to get there. The two cases he touched on were McCullen v. Coakley and his defense of The Little Sisters of the Poor.

To apply for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, a candidate must be a member in good standing of a state bar for at least three years, and be endorsed by two current members of the Supreme Court bar. 



2015 CUA Law Supreme Court Bar Members

Ali T. Anwar, Esquire, 2011
Geoffrey Douglas Aurini, Esquire, 1996
Carisa E. Bergen, Esquire, 2010
John A. Bermingham, Jr., Esquire, 2004
Mandisa R. Berry, Esquire, 2002
Aaron M. Bill, Esquire, 2011
Amelia Logan Brown, Esquire, 1993
Alfred D. Carry, Esquire, 2010
Deborah M. Cooke Jackson, Esquire, 1993
Danté A. Cornish, Esquire, 2004
Melissa R. Dennis, Esquire, 2006
Adina I. Dorch, Esquire, 2010
Kip M. Edwards, Esquire, 2010
Linda Kelliher Fisher, Esquire, 1996
Susan Michelle Gibson, Esquire, 2008
The Honorable William R. Guglietta, 1985
Mia G. Guizzetti Hayes, Esquire, 2006
Michael Glenn Jones, Esquire, 1992
Timothy P. Kilgore, Esquire, 2004
George A. Koenig, Esquire, 1994
The Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, 1968
The Honorable Eleni M. Mantis Mercader, 2001
Kristin L. McGough, Esquire, 2008
Thomas F. Meagher, Esquire, 1982
Petula A. Metzler, Esquire, 2004
Christine M. Mollenauer, Esquire, 1994
Grant Mulkey, Esquire, 2011
Vittorio Natale Muzzatti, Esquire, 1990
John A. Nader, Esquire, 2006
Nadine G. Najjar, Esquire, 2011
Monique Y. Najjar, Esquire, 2011
Charles Thomas O’Brien, Esquire, 1996
Michael S. Powers, Esquire, 1993
Renee Kostick Reynolds, Esquire, 1993
Dianne W. Shawley, Esquire, 1983
Stephanie A. Spear, Esquire, 2011
Christopher Alex Wieczorek, Esquire, 2008
Stanley E. Woodward, Jr., Esquire, 2008