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CUA Law Student Inducted into U.S. Navy Jag Corps

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Latena Hazard (3L), a student at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, was inducted into the U.S. Navy Jag Corps on April 13, 2018. Vice Admiral James Crawford conducted her ceremony, which was held in the Law School's Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom.

Hazard enlisted in the U.S. Navy out of high school. She served as a Cryptologic Technician Maintenance Worker from 2005 to 2009 onboard the U.S.S. Essex (LHD-2) a forward deployed ship. While stationed in Sasebo, Japan, Hazard had the opportunity to travel to ten countries, earn her Enlisted Surface Warfare and Enlisted Air Warfare pins, and obtain an A.A. in computer science. She also served as a CTR2 from 2016 to 2018 in the U.S. Navy Reserves at Andrews Air Force Base.

Hazard graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Communications.  Upon graduation, she taught at an all-boys- school in southeast D.C., before transitioning to the Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism where she received her Master's in Science. Currently, Hazard serves as Vice-President of the CUA BLSA chapter, 3L representative for the Student Bar Association, and student representative for Thomson Reuters Westlaw. She is also active in CUA's pro bono program and involved with Street Law, where she goes out into the community to help teach law to high school students and coached mock trial.

Hazard also worked as a student attorney at Columbus Community Legal Services. In addition to her elder and tax law work, she also interned for the Honorable Cynthia Callahan at the Montgomery County Circuit Court, the White House Office of National Drug Control and Policy, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and the Civil Rights Commission.

“It was a privilege to be sworn into the U.S. Navy Jag Corps by the JAG of the Navy, the Honorable Vice-Admiral Crawford. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve my country again, and I am especially thankful for the support I have received from friends, family, and the CUA Law community,” Hazard said.