Professor Marshall Breger  

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Marshall Breger spoke on a panel at the Permanent Neutrality: A Model for Peace, Security, and Justice Conference on March 25, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The conference was sponsored by the CUA Institute of Policy Research.

CUA Law Professor Marshall Breger met with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on September 20, 2018. This was part of the Dialogue of Abrahamic Religions, a group that works to bring the Iranian and American people closer to each other.

Recent Publications
CUA Law Professor Marshall Breger wrote a January 10, 2019 op-ed for Moment magazine entitled "Americans Want an Immigration Fix"

CUA Law Professor Marshall Breger had an op-ed on George H.W. Bush published in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on December 4, 2018

 

Professor Daniel Bress

Professional Activities
CUA Law Adjunct Professor Daniel Bress Confirmed to Serve as Circuit Judge on the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

 

Professor Stacy Brustin

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Stacy Brustin received the 2019 Hall of Fame: Lifetime Legacy Award at Ayuda's Standing with Immigrants event on May 9, 2019. According to Ayuda, Standing with Immigrants is all about supporting immigrants with their dreams, desires, fortitude, and perseverance to have a share of the American dream. This event marked the beginning of a new era of strategic growth.

CUA Law Professor Stacy Brustin was appointed to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences project, Making Justice Accessible: Designing Legal Services for the 21st Century, focusing on Family Law.

Recent Publications
CUA Law Professor Stacy Brustin had her op-ed, which shared her experience touring a prison-like immigration detention center in New Mexico, published in USA Today on May 16, 2019.

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor Stacy Brustin was quoted in an November 1, 2018 Catholic News Agency article regarding Trump’s plan for birthright citizenship. Brustin currently serves as the Director of the new The Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic [IRAC] which allows students the opportunity to represent, under the supervision of a clinic attorney, low-income immigrant and refugee clients living in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.


Professor
 Roger Colinvaux

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux spoke on a Donor Advised Funds panel at the 2019 Annual Exempt Organizations Update held on February 22, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux spoke on the Tax Exempt Tax Reform: The Impact of TCJA on Tax-Exempt Organizations panel sponsored by the D.C. Bar on January 29, 2019. He was also quoted in a Feb. 1 Tax Notes article entitled "Nonprofits Look to Resurrected Bill to NixUBIT Rules."

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux spoke at the National Tax Association's annual meeting about State and Local Tax Workarounds on November 16, 2018. He also discussed his paper on the same topic.

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux was on a panel at the ABA May 2018 meeting of the Tax Section entitled "Donor Advised Funds." He spoke about recent guidance by the government. Copanelists included Treasury and IRS officials. The May Meeting is the major tax meeting of the year.

Recent Publications

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux's article "Social Welfare and Political Organizations: Ending the Plague of Inconsistency" was published in the New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Forthcoming. It is part of a volume addressing issues relating to social welfare organizations.

Law Professor Roger Colinvaux's article, "Fixing Philanthropy: A Vision for Charitable Giving and Reform" was published in Tax Notes, Vol. 162, No. 9, p. 1007, 2019.'s Deputy Director Andrew Kloster.

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux published a book chapter entitled "Ways the Charitable Deduction has Shaped the US Charitable Sector" in Research Handbook on Not-for-Profit Law edited by Matthew Harding.

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux published a blog post on HistPhil entitled "Policing the Border: A History of IRS Regulation of Political Activity," on August 24, 2018. Colinvaux also published an article in the Buffalo Law Review regarding state tax benefits and charitable deductions on August 22, 2018.

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux's op-ed on the IRS dark money decision was published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on July 26, 2018.

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux was quoted in a May 20, 2019 San Francisco Chronicle article entitled "Billionaire’s student loan pledge puts pressure on wealthy"

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux was quoted in an Oct. 3, 2018 Bloomberg article entitled "The Super-Rich Are Stockpiling Wealth in Black-Box Charities"

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux was quoted in The New York Times discussing charitable deduction loopholes on August 3, 2018.

CUA Law Professor Roger Colinvaux was quoted in a July 17, 2018 Washington Post
article regarding dark money entitled "'Dark money' groups don’t need to disclose donors to IRS, Treasury says."
 

Professor Robert A. Destro

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Robert Destro had a Confirmation Hearing on March 27, 2019, for his nomination as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate CUA Law Professor Robert Destro to serve as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

CUA Law Professor Robert Destro was part of a panel discussion at the Family Research Council's Speaker Series, Religious Liberty and National Security: Opportunities for Secretary Pompeo on May 2, 2018.
 

Professor Cara Drinan

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Cara Drinan gave two book talks in the Miami area on August 7, 2018, at the independently-owned bookstore, Books & Books. Drinan was interviewed by Linda Harllee Harper and Rahim Jenkins of WPFW Radio on August 15, 2018. Professor Drinan believes the United States has gone from being a pioneer to an international pariah in its juvenile sentencing.

Recent Publications
CUA Law Professor Cara Drinan guest blogged for Doug Berman’s Sentencing Law & Policy blog during the week of August 1, 2018. She highlighted the central claims of her book, The War on Kids, as well as other current criminal justice topics.

CUA Law Professor Cara Drinan wrote a June 24, 2018 op-ed entitled "Outraged By Kids In Cages? Look At Our Entire Juvenile Justice System" in the Huffington Post.

Professor Cara Drinan's book, The War on Kids, was featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor Cara Drinan was quoted in a July 31, 2018 Bloomberg News article discussing the methodology in Trump's pardon process. Drinan was also quoted in an article from The New York Times regarding Pope Francis' declaration that the death penalty is wrong in all cases.


Professor
Sarah Duggin

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor Sarah Duggin chaired a panel on Compliance Pathways and presented a paper at the second international ComplianceNet Conference.

CUA Law Professor Sarah Duggin was quoted in a January 22, 2019 Politifact article entitled "Yes, Kamala Harris is eligible to run for president."

CUA Law Professor Sarah Duggin was quoted in a July 2, 2018 WFMY News 2 article entitled "Capital Gazette shooting suspect seen as angry loner, obsessed with those who 'wronged' him.” Duggin was also quoted in a POLITIFACT article discussing a president's decision to enforce or not enforce laws in connection with review of one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's D.C. Circuit opinions

Recent Publications
CUA Law Professor Sarah H. Duggin co-authored an article entitled “Ethical Rules and Professional Liability Risks of Business Lawyers Advising on Executive Protection Programs” in Business Law Today

 

Professor A.G. Harmon

Recent Media
CUA Law Clinical Associate Professor A.G. Harmon was interviewed by Catholic Writers regarding the Dignity of Work and Writing on May 16, 2019.

 

Dean Regina T. Jefferson

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Regina Jefferson was reappointed by President Trump as a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

CUA Law Dean Regina Jefferson was honored as the University Marshal (Mace Bearer) during The Catholic University of America's 130th Commencement Ceremony on May 24, 2019.

Recent Publications
CUA Law Dean Regina Jefferson's article "Let Them Eat Cake": Examining United States Retirement Savings Policy Through The Lens of International Human Rights Principles was published in The Harvard Human Rights Journal.

 

Professor Emeritus William Kaplin

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Emeritus William A. Kaplin was honored at the recent conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

 

Professor Catherine Klein

 Recent Publication
Professor Catherine Klein wrote the preface for a new book, Epistemic Communities at the Boundaries of Law: Clinics as a Paradigm in the Revolution of Legal Education in the European Mediterranean Context, on the development of clinics in Italy and
Spain.

 

Professor Megan La Belle

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Megan M. La Belle and Professor Heidi Mandanis Schooner discussed and workshopped their current work-in-progress, titled Fintech: New Battle Lines in the Patent Wars? on April 26, 2019.

CUA Law Professor Megan M. La Belle was a speaker at the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal's annual symposium, "The Intersection of Administrative & IP Law" at the University of Texas School of Law, as well as the Journal of Law, Liberty's annual symposium, "The Administrative State Wars Yet to Come" at New York University School of Law in February 2019.

CUA Law Professor Megan M. La Belle presented her paper "An Erie Approach to Privilege Law" at the sixth annual Constitutional Law Conference held at The University of Akron School of Law on Sept. 14, 2018.

CUA Law Professor Megan M. La Belle was quoted in an American Banker article discussing bank-on-bank patent suits on June 11, 2018.

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor Megan M. La Belle was quoted in a Sept. 4 S&P Global article entitled "The week in fintech: Patent suit targets Wells Fargo app's mobile check deposits"

 

Professor Mary Leary

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Mary Leary testified before the U.S. Helsinki Commission on Sept. 27, 2018.

CUA Law Professor Mary Leary spoke at a conference sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture entitled: The #Me Too Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution on May 31, 2018. Her comments were referenced in articles by the Catholic News Agency and the Arlington Catholic Herald.

Recent Publication
CUA Law Professor Mary Leary was appointed Chair of the Victim Advisory Group of
the United States Sentencing Commission.

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor Mary G. Leary was interviewed by WWL First News regarding the seal of confession and child abuse on July 2, 2019.

CUA Law Professor Mary Leary was quoted in a May 23, 2019 Washington Post article entitled "A teen texted a graphic video of herself to friends. A court said she’d shared child pornography."

Leary was quoted in a May 13, 2019 Washington Times article entitled "Supreme Court to decide if it will hear case of 4-year-old girl being stripped searched"

CUA Law Professor Mary Leary was quoted in a March 19, 2019 New York Times article entitled "West Virginia Sues Bishop and Diocese Over Sex Abuse, Citing Consumer Protection"

CUA Law Professor Mary Leary was quoted in an October 18, 2018, Washington Times article entitled "Justice Department opens investigation into clergy sex abuse in Pa. Catholic Church"

CUA Law Professor Mary Leary was quoted in an August 17, 2018, National Catholic Register article discussing law changes to better protect victims of child sexual abuse.

 

Professor David A. Lipton

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor David Lipton was quoted in Bloomberg questioning the right of SEC Commissioners to bring their Second Amendment political views into the regulation of Banks on May 4, 2018.

 

Professor Veryl Miles

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Veryl Miles has been appointed to a three-year term to serve as the Chair of the Association of American Law School's (AALS) Standing Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students by AALS President-elect Vicki Jackson. The charge of this committee is to make recommendations to the AALS Executive Committee on ways to assist member and fee-paid schools in efforts to improve retention and recruitment of minority faculty and students.

CUA Law Professor Veryl Miles spoke on the Diversity and Inclusion Inside and Outside the Classroom panel at the 2018 AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers. The panel was held on June 8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 

Recent Publications
"Faith Based Law Schools: Making Mission Matter” 66 The Cath. U. L. Rev. 795 (2017).
CUA Law Professor Veryl Miles essay is entitled “Marketable and Mobile: UBE Recommended” 85 The Bar Examiner 27 (September 2016).


Rev.
Raymond C. O'Brien

Recent Publications
Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien continues his scholarship in the field of family law. Family Law in Perspective (4th edition) was co-authored by O'Brien and was May 14, 2018.

Dean Stephen C. Payne

Recent Media
CUA Law Dean Stephen Payne Profiled in the Arlington Catholic Herald..

Professor Antonio Perez

Professional Activities
On February 22, 2019, during its regular session held at its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, the Inter-American Juridical Committee (CJI) approved the "Guide on the Law Applicable to International Commercial Contracts in the Americas." The document acknowledges the contribution of CUA Law Professor Antonio Perez, a former CJI member, who served as an expert commentator in the drafting process.

Presentations, ”Spanish Civil Law Analogues to U.S. Tort Law” and “Civil Liability for Internet Service Providers,” at the Conference on Private International Law (“Seminario Internacional de Derecho Privado – Los Matices de de la responsabilidad civil entre Common Law y Civil Law en el Marco de la globalización”), at the Universidad Católica de Colombia, in Bogota, Colombia, October 25–26, 2018 (conference and presentations all conducted in Spanish)

Panelist, International Law Practice Group, Panel on a Practical Comparison of Common Law and Civil Law Systems, Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., Nov. 28, 2018

Moderator. The Practice of Law in the Gray Area of Covert Action, with John A. Rizzo, Robert Eatinger, and Robert Monahan, The Military and National Security Law Students Association and the Institute for Policy Research, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, February 7, 2019

Recent Publication
CUA Law Professor Antonio Perez wrote a book review entitled How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bots, and How I Learned to Start Worrying About Democracy for the 27 Cath. U. J. L. & Tech 129 (2019).

Recent Media
Professor Antonio Perez was quoted in a Law360 article about a Third Circuit decision and how it opens the door to creditor claims against Venezuela and the difficult path to collection.

CUA Law Professor Antonio Perez was interviewed on the Kresta Radio show on May 10, 2019 regarding the moral and legal aspects of potential U.S. military intervention in Venezuela.

CUA Law professor Antonio Perez was quoted in a January 29, 2019, Law360 article entitled "New Sanctions Throw Wrench At Venezuela's Creditors."

 

Professor Mark Rienzi

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Mark Rienzi participated in a Religion and the Administrative State Panel at The C. Boyden Gray Center on March 22, 2019. The panel featured featured comments from HHS’ Justin Butterfield, Brianne J. Gorod of Constitutional Accountability Center, Adrian Vermeule of Havard Law School, and was moderated by C. Boyden' Gray Center's Deputy Director Andrew Kloster.

CUA Law Professor Mark Rienzi spoke on a panel entitled "Say What You Will?: Government Compelled Speech" at the Federalist Society National Convention on November 16, 2018. The Convention was held at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor Mark Rienzi was quoted in a March 13, 2019 article from the Catholic New Agency entitled "DeVos allows religious groups to provide educational services."

CUA Law Professor Mark Rienzi was quoted in The New York Times regarding the delivery of contraceptive services without conscripting the Little Sisters of the Poor to help on November 17, 2018.

CUA Law Professor Mark Rienzi is quoted in an article regarding State of California v. Little Sisters of the Poor from OneNewsNow on October 17, 2018. Rienzi is mentioned in an article regarding the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit's hearing State of California v. Little Sisters of the Poor from Bloomberg Law on October 19, 2018.

Recent Publication
Professor Mark Rienzi's article about the Supreme Court's religious liberty cases was published on the SCOTUSblog.

 

Professor Heidi Mandanis Schooner

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Heidi Mandanis Schooner spoke at the Permits, Licenses and the Administrative State Public Policy Conference on October 24, 2018. The event is hosted by The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University.

CUA Law Professor Heidi Mandanis Schooner spoke at the Permits, Licenses and the Administrative State Public Policy Conference on October 24, 2018. The event is hosted by The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University.

CUA Law Professor Heidi Mandanis Schooner was on the Fintech: Implications for Consumers and Advocates panelat the Consumer Federation of America's Consumer Assembly on May 10, 2018. 

 

Associate Dean Marin Scordato

Recent Publications
CUA Law Associate Dean Marin Scordato's article "Understanding the Absence of a Duty to Reasonably Rescue in American Tort Law", 82 Tulane Law Review 1447 (2008), has been cited by Jamal Greene in "The Supreme Court 2017 Term, Foreword: Rights as Trumps?", 132 Harvard Law Review 28 (2018).

 

Professor Lucia Silecchia

Professional Activities
CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia was a panelist during two discussions on the Church in Crisis held in California on May 29-30, 2019.

CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia spoke at the conference What’s Really Going On? The Root Causes of the Current Crisis held by The Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America on March 26, 2019. She also spoke at a Church in Crisis: A Panel Discussion in Chicago held by The Catholic University of America on April 11, 2019.

CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia was a speaker at the Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life held at Georgetown University on January 19, 2019. The Conference, keynoted this year by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as the largest collegiate pro-life conference in the nation. Silecchia's talk will be on "Death, Dignity, Despair and Deceit: Fighting the Danger of Assisted Suicide." Silecchia moderated a discussion at The Role of the Laity in Responding to the Crisis: Theological and Historical Foundations on February 6 at The Catholic University of America.

Recent Media
CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia was quoted in a March 18, 2019 National Catholic Register article entitled "Assisted Suicide Battle Plays Out Across Several States." CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia wrote a NY Daily op-ed entitled "The real tragedy behind Operation Varsity Blues: Colleges forget their mission is to produce virtuous adults, not just successful ones" on March 19, 2019.

CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia was quoted in a January 25, 2019, Catholic News
Agency
article on New York's new abortion law entitled "What does ‘for the life and health of the mother’ mean in abortion law?"

CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia was quoted in an E&E News article entitled "1,000 sermons: Clergy invokes kids' case from the pulpit" on October 19, 2018.

CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia debuted the biweekly column "On Ordinary Times" in January 2019. Inspired by the April 10, 2019 observance of National Siblings Day, this column, entitled “The Companions of Ordinary Times” reflects on the important role of the bond between sisters and brothers, takes a glimpse at examples -- good and bad! - of Biblical siblings, and expresses gratitude for the blessing of siblings as companions through the ordinary times of life.

 

Professor George P. Smith, II

Professional Activities
Professor Emeritus George Smith was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge from July 6 to July 21, 2019. Smith participated in the International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Rome and presented a paper entitled Dignity in Old Age on July 25, 2019.

CUA Law Professor Emeritus George P. Smith delivered a memorial lecture at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University honoring Professor Henry H. H. Remak on March 22, 2017. The lecture has been published as an article entitled "Dignity in Living and Dying," in 25 Indiana Journal of Global Studies 413-438 (2018).

Recent Publications
CUA Law Professor Emeritus George P. Smith published his seventeenth book entitled, Dignity as a Human Right?Lexington Books an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is the publisher. Smith and CUA Law Alumus William P. Lane '17 published the article "Re-Evaluating the Demise of the Average, Ordinary, Reasonable Person: Unintended Consequences in the Law of Nuisance" in the Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 67, Issue 4.

 

Professor Elizabeth Winston

Recent Publications
CUA Law Professor Elizabeth Winston's article entitled "Patent Boundaries" was cited in the Federal Circuit decision, M-I Drilling Fluids UK Ltd, M-I LLC v. Dynamic Air LTDA, 2018 WL 2187726, issued on May 14, 2018. The article was cited in the text of the concurrence as and in the footnotes.

  

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