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  • Ralph J. Rohner

    A Gentleman and A Scholar: Remembering Ralph J. Rohner '63

    On June 11, 2020, Professor Emeritus and former Dean Ralph J. Rohner '63 passed away. It is hard to capture in words what Ralph has meant to The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, but he made it obvious to all by the way he lived what the Law School meant to him and his family. He and his beloved wife Monica have been some of the greatest champions of our school in its history.

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  • Will Jawando

    Will Jawando's '07 Appearance at a Gaithersburg, Maryland, Protest and His Work as a Member of the Montgomery County Council featured in The Washington Post

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  • 2020 CUA Lawyer supplement cover

    The CUA Lawyer 2020 Supplement is Here

    The CUA Lawyer 2020 Supplement is now available online. In this supplement, we share with you the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients, some reflections on the impact of the novel coronavirus, the hard work of our Students Public Interest Law (SPIL), and more.

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  • Professor Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Welcomes Joel Alicea to the Faculty

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  • Richard Starr and Dean Payne

    An Interview with Richard M. Starr '79, a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

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  • Craig Trainor

    Catholic Law Alumnus Craig Trainor ’05 Appointed to The New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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  • Elizabeth M. Timothy receives award

    An Interview with the Honorable Elizabeth M. Timothy '89, a 2019 Distinguished Public Service Award Winner

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  • Chris Concannon and David Lipton

    An Interview with Chris R. Concannon '94, a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

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  • Donald W. Farley receives award

    An Interview with Donald W. Farley '69, a 2019 William Callyhan Robinson Award Winner

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  • Michelle Lease receives award

    An Interview with Michelle W. Lease '14, a 2019 Distinguished Recent Alumni Award Winner

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  • Clarence Martin III receives award

    An Interview with Clarence E. Martin III '74, a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

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  • Paul Bisaro receives award

    An Interview with Paul M. Bisaro '89, a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

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  • Christine Lorica (2L)

    Catholic Law Student Christine Lorica (2L) Awarded the 2020 Robert E. Wone Fellowship

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  • United States Capitol

    Catholic Law Alumna Amanda Weaver ’04 Named Assistant Vice President of John Hancock’s Government Relations

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  • Chris Concannon

    “Connect with the Catholic Law Community” Web Series Continues with Catholic Law Alumnus Chris Concannon ’94

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  • Ralph J. Rohner

    Remembering Professor Emeritus Ralph J. Rohner '63

    On June 11, 2020, Professor Emeritus and former Dean Ralph J. Rohner '63 passed away. It is hard to capture in words what Ralph has meant to The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, but he made it obvious to all by the way he lived what the Law School meant to him and his family. He and his beloved wife Monica have been some of the greatest champions of our school in its history.

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    Catholic Law Families and the Law Clinic Partners with Clinics at Georgetown and GW in Developing Domestic Violence Hotline

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  • Francis "Pete" Jones, Jr. '82

    Catholic Law Alumnus Francis “Pete” Jones, Jr. ’82 Confirmed to Delaware Superior Court Bench

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  • Kenny Walters '20 with students from San Miguel School

    Catholic Law Graduate Kenny Walters ’20 Reflects on His Time at Catholic Law and His Experience as a First-Generation Student

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  • Professor A.G. Harmon

    Catholic Law Professor A.G. Harmon Published in ‘Dappled Things’

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  • Lee Carosi Dunn on a zoom call

    “Connect with the Catholic Law Community” Web Series Features Catholic Law Alumna Lee Carosi Dunn ’01

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  • Professor Antonio Perez

    Catholic Law Professor Antonio Perez Quoted in The Catholic World Report

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  • Dean Stephen C. Payne

    A Message from Dean Payne on the Death of Mr. George Floyd

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  • Michael Nemcik '20

    Catholic Law Graduate Michael Nemcik ’20 Eager to Begin Work in the Federal Communications Commission’s Attorney Honors Program

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  • Tonya Gaskins '03

    “Connect with the Catholic Law Community” Web Series Continues with Catholic Law Alumna Assistant Dean Tonya Gaskins ’03

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  • Catherine "Katie" Bertram '89

    Catholic Law Alumna Catherine “Katie” Bertram ’89 Appears on Recent Episode of ‘Great Trials Podcast’

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  •  Vania Smith, Taylor Dontje, and April Currey

    National Trial Team Recaps School Year, Looks Ahead to Fall

    The National Trial Team’s 2019-2020 season wrapped up following a semi-final finish at the National Online Trial Advocacy Competition. The result capped another successful year of competition for the team, during which they finished as finalists at both the Summit Cup trial competition in Colorado last October and the National Trial Competition regionals in February. The end of the year also meant graduation for trial team veterans Jennifer Brooker, Vania Smith, April Currey, and Taylor Dontje.

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  • Elisabeth Daigle

    Catholic Law Graduate Elisabeth Daigle '20 Set to Begin E.D. White Fellowship at the Louisiana Department of Justice

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  • Gallery view of the Degree Conferral Ceremony

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Celebrates the 131st Graduating Class with its First Virtual Degree Conferral Ceremony

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  • law student student doing research

    Catholic Law Pro Bono Program Boasts Increased Student Participation

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  • Deborah Watson-Stokes '90

    “Connect with the Catholic Law Community” Web Series Continues with Catholic Law Alumna Deborah Watson-Stokes ’90

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  • Catholic Law Virtual Alumni Event

    Catholic Law Hosts Virtual Event for Capitol Hill and Other Government Agencies Alumni

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  • Photos of students going into public service

    Celebrating Catholic Law's Class of 2020 Graduates Entering Public Service

    Service is at the core of the Columbus School of Law’s mission. The law school believes that each student has the ethical responsibility to advance the public interest and increase access to justice. This year, Catholic Law is especially proud of our 2020 graduates who will begin their legal career in furtherance of the public good.

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  • 6 feet apart graphic

    Catholic Law Alumnus Christopher J. Mutimer ’12 Assists Clients with New Social Distancing Laws While Providing Legal Services amid Stay-At-Home Orders

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  • Jennifer Pierotti Lim '10

    Republican Women for Progress, Co-founded by Catholic Law Alumna Jennifer Pierotti Lim ’10, Featured in Last Month’s ABA Journal

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  • 2017 Induction ceremony

    "Thanks, Class of 2020, for Our Ordinary Times" (A Column for This Most Unusual of Graduation Seasons ....)

    This column, called "Thanks, Class of 2020, for Our Ordinary Times"  is a note to this year's graduating classes -- classes who will not have their traditional farewell celebrations.

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  • CCLS/ Takoma Park Tax Talk

    Columbus Community Legal Services Continues Takoma Park Webinars Discussing Taxpayer Rights

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  • Esperanza Sanchez '18

    Catholic Law Alumna Esperanza Sanchez ’18 Recognized as Frontline Hero by wtopnews

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  • Brendan Carr '05

    “Connect with the Catholic Law Community” Web Series Kicks off with Catholic Law Alumnus Brendan Carr ’05

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  • Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi

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  • City of Takoma Park crest

    Columbus Community Legal Services Partners With Takoma Park for Informational Webinar

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  • Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi

    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi Weighs in on Religious Freedom Case for the Little Sisters of the Poor

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  • Dan Kane '15 headshot

    Catholic Law Alumnus Dan Kane ’15 Utilizes New Firm to Address Current Challenges Facing Small Businesses

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  • Timothy Trysla '02 headshot

    Catholic Law Alumnus Timothy Trysla ’02 Recognized by JD Supra With 2020 "Readers’ Choice Awards"

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  • Joe Morgan induction

    Catholic Law Alumnus John Morgan ’13 Sworn in as Air Force JAG Officer

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  • Stockton Banfield '06

    Catholic Law Alumnus Stockton Banfield ’06 Helping Small Businesses Affected By State-Mandated Shutdowns

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  • Mercedes Wilson-Barthes

    Catholic Law Student Mercedes Wilson-Barthes (1L) Receives 2020 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

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  • Brenda Keels

    Catholic Law Student Brenda Keels (2L) Receives 2020 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

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  • Lucia Silecchia

    Ordinary Times in St. John Paul II’s Hometown (A Column for St. John Paul II's 100th Birthday on May 18 ....)

    This column, called "Ordinary Times in St. John Paul II's Hometown" is a reflection in honor of Pope John Paul II's 100th birthday on May 18. It shares some thoughts on the ordinary places in his hometown that shaped his life -- and taught me some lessons about my own.

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  • John A. Sten '95

    Catholic Law Alumnus John Sten ’95 Announced as Partner at Armstrong Teasdale Boston Firm

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  • Roberta Liebenberg

    Catholic Law Alumna Roberta Liebenberg ’75 Recognized as the Philadelphia 2020 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for her work in Antitrust Law

    Catholic Law Alumna Roberta Liebenberg ’75 has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2020 Lawyer of the Year, for work in Antitrust Law in the Philadelphia area.

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  • Tax Clinic

    The Catholic Law VITA Program Nationally Recognized Amidst Pandemic

    The Columbus Community Legal Services Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program was one of 12 programs selected to be nationally recognized and the only program selected from the DMV area.

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  • Andrea Laprade

    Catholic Law Students Respond to Pandemic by Supporting Their Communities with Pro Bono Efforts

    As Catholic Law students navigate a new reality and their own challenges, they still prioritize helping others in need.

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  • flowers with at the Catholic University of America

    Catholic Law Reflects on the Community’s Response to COVID-19

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  • Catholic Law School Building

    Catholic Law Student Organizations Announce Leadership Positions for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

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  • Father Raymond O’Brien

    Catholic Law Professor Father Raymond O’Brien Amongst Those Honored by Georgetown Law’s 2020 Teaching Awards

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  • Daniel Zachem

    Catholic Law Lecturer Daniel Zachem Receives Part-Time Faculty Award

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  • Bart Lambergman

    Catholic Law Alumnus Bart Lambergman ’19 Leads NCAA Division I Athletics Director Working Groups During Turbulent Time in College Athletics

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  • Marshall Breger

    Catholic Law Professor Marshall Breger Weighs in on the Power of the President During a Pandemic

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  • research day 2020 program

    Catholic Law Faculty, Student, and Staff Participate in 5th Annual Catholic University Research Day

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  • Thomas Dillon

    Catholic Law Trial Team Continues Success In Quarantine

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  • Jessica Springsteen '05

    Catholic Law Alumna Jessica Springsteen ’05 Uses Her Degree to Focus on Energy and Infrastructure Projects World-Wide

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  • Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly

    Catholic Law Alumna Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ’68 Ruled in Favor of DC Inmates in Coronavirus Risk Lawsuit

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  • Professor Cara Drinan

    Catholic Law Professor Cara H. Drinan Discusses ‘Clemency in a Time of COVD-19’ in Recent Op-Ed

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  • Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup Banner

    Despite Unprecedented Circumstances, Catholic Law Moot Court Association Recognizes First Amendment Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup Competitors

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  • Professor Perez

    Catholic Law Professor Antonio Perez Featured on Radio Interview about Venezuela and the U.S. Indictment

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  • Dean Stephen C. Payne

    Law School Dean Stephen C. Payne Quoted in Regard to Chloroquine Donation to the United States

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  • Chima Okoli - Photo: Penn State University by Mike Selders

    Recent Article Highlights the Work of Catholic Law Alumnus Chima Okoli ’17

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  • Research Day 2020 poster

    The Catholic University Community Eagerly Anticipates 5th Annual Research Day

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  • Catherine Hanaway '90

    Catholic Law Alumna Catherine Hanaway ’90 Named Husch Blackwell’s First Female Chair

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  • Theo Warner

    Catholic Law Evening Student Published in The Merton Seasonal

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  • James McDonald '69

    Catholic Law Alumnus and Board of Visitors Member James McDonald ’69 Strives to Distribute Critical Supplies Amidst Mounting Health Crisis

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  • Suzy and Matthew Keller

    Catholic Law Alumnus Matthew Keller ’10 Goes Beyond the Business Day to Support His Community

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  • Catholic Legal Services Miami

    Catholic Law Alumnus Joseph Kano ’13 Fights to Protect Immigrant Rights Despite Ongoing Pandemic

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  • Sanchelle Charles

    Catholic Law Alumna Sanchelle Charles ’14 Meets Global Uncertainty with the Importance of Making an Impact

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  • Ariel Gonzalez

    Catholic Law Alumnus Ariel Gonzalez ’07 Advocates for Women and Children Amid Global Crisis

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  • Yoliara Ramos

    Catholic Law Alumna Yoliara Ramos ’16 Advocates for Survivors Despite Challenges Brought About by Health Crisis

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  • Lucia Silecchia

    Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times (A Column of Thanks .....)

    In these sad and difficult times, one bright spot has been the extraordinary efforts of so many to place themselves at the service of neighbors -- and strangers. Pope Francis himself recognized these "ordinary people" in his prayer for the world last week.

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  • Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Quoted in Regard to Stimulus Package

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  • Ariel Gonzalez '07

    Catholic Law Alumnus Ariel Gonzalez ’07 Named Senior Vice-President of Policy and Government Relations for March of Dimes

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  • law school building

    A Message from Dean Payne on the US News Rankings

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  • Brown and Stolarz

    The Work of Catholic Law Alumnus Brian Stolarz ’98 to be Featured in Netflix Docuseries

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  • Lucia Silecchia

    Disruption Comes to Ordinary Times

    For someone who writes about things that are ordinary, these past days have been anything but that. So, I share with you the 29th column in the "On Ordinary Times" series. But, this one, called "Disruption Comes to Ordinary Times," is about the extraordinary times in which we find ourselves and the way this has reminded me of all I take for granted.

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  • William Phelan '07

    Catholic Law Alumnus William Phelan ’07 Named President of the Board of Catholic Charities Appeal

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  • Professor Mary Graw Leary testifying

    Catholic Law Professor Mary Graw Leary Testifies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Responding to the Novel Coronavirus

    Responding to the Novel Coronavirus: Catholic University is moving classes online starting March 18

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  • Alumni Council President, Stanley Woodward '08

    Catholic Law Evening Division Students Gather With Alumni Networking Event in D.C.

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  • Photo of Philadelphia

    Catholic Law Alumni Meet with Dean Stephen Payne in the City of Brotherly Love

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  • Deanna Labriola '01

    Catholic Law Alumna Deanna A. Labriola ’01 Joins Fox Rothschild LLP as Partner

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  • Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Recently Quoted in Bloomberg Tax

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  • Group of alumni and students

    Catholic Law Alumni Enjoy Lunch with Dean Stephen C. Payne at Hogan Lovells

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  • Catholic Law Hosts Social Media and Legal Practice: A Transition to Practice Panel

    Catholic Law Hosts Social Media and Legal Practice: A Transition to Practice Panel

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  • law students in moot court competition

    Catholic Law and FCBA Host 26th Annual National Telecommunications and Technology Moot Court Competition

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  • Christopher Conte

    Catholic Law Alumnus Christopher Conte ’88 to be Inducted into NHHS Hall of Fame

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  • Christina Pashaj arguing before judges at the Ellen A. (Nell) Hennessy Employee Benefits Moot Court Competition

    Catholic Law Moot Court Team Wins Third Annual Ellen A. (Nell) Hennessy Employee Benefits Competition

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  • Nick Beizer '99

    Catholic Law’s Law and Technology Institute Hosts Lecture Series with Nicholas Beizer ’99

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  • Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Joins Panel on “Taxes and the Future of Philanthropy”

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  • Lucia Silecchia

    A Bonus Day of Ordinary Time

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  • law student talking to kids

    Students from San Miguel School Learn What It Takes to be a Lawyer at Catholic Law

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  • Helen Alvaré

    Catholic Law Federalist Society Presents “Abortion and Democracy”

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  • Jennifer McHugh and Paul G. Cellupica

    Catholic Law and the Journal of Law and Technology Hosts the 2020 Spring Symposium

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  • Mary Graw Leary

    Catholic Law Professor Mary Graw Leary Spoke at Congressional Briefing Focused on Human Trafficking Victims 

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  • Judge Branch and a group of Catholic Law Students

    Catholic Law’s Center for Religious Liberty Presents: “Religious Liberty and nondiscrimination: Are We On a Collision Course?”

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  • Jon Mueller and Rebecca Schisler

    Student Scholars Series Presentation from Rebecca Schisler Reflects on the Clean Water Act and the Potential for Progress

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  • Lawyers Without Rights

    Catholic Law Welcomes Guests to Opening of “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich”

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  • Anita Alanko and Jennifer Galstad

    Catholic Law Part-time/Evening Program Students Anita Alanko and Jennifer Galstad Compete as Semi-Finalists in the J.D. Division of the 19th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge

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  • Catholic Law National Trial Team

    Catholic Law Trial Team is Finalist at Regional Qualifier

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  • SPIL Action in the Atrium

    The Catholic Law Community Supported Its Students at the 29th Annual Students for Public Interest Law Auction

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  • 1Ls Francesca Orrico and Joseph Kane

    Catholic Law 1L’s Impress at SoapBox Competition

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  • Members of SPIL with Weissman Family

    Members of Catholic Law’s Students for Public Interest Law Come Together with The Weissman Family

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  • Drinan, Flowers, and Stewart

    Catholic Law Professor Cara Drinan Hosts Guest Speakers in Criminal Procedure Class

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  • Capitol Hill

    Catholic Law Alumni Event in Downtown D.C. Brings Together Those on The Hill

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  • Group picture at San Diego Lunch

    Catholic Law Alumni Welcome Dean Stephen C. Payne at San Diego Luncheon

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  • Rob Stein headshot

    Catholic Law Alumnus Rob Stein ’01 Appointed Chief Public Policy Officer of InterDigital

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  • Catholic Law Professor Mary Graw Leary Presents Paper at Antonin Scalia Law School

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  • National Trial team photo

    Catholic Law Prepares for 2020 National Trial Competition Regional Qualifiers

    Catholic Law’s National Trial Team is set to compete in their regional qualifier for the National Trial Competition, which will be held this weekend at the American University Law School.

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  • Alex Catiggay (3L) and Caleb Holland (2L)

    Catholic Law Moot Court Team of Alex Catiggay (3L) and Caleb Holland (2L) Places Top Four at Immigration Law Competition

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  • Commissioner Elad L. Roisman at Catholic Law

    Catholic Law’s Securities Law Program Presents “Myths and Realities: Modernizing Proxy Rules”

    Commissioner Elad L. Roisman, Securities and Exchange Commission, discussed proposed updates to proxy rules and regulations during a talk entitled Myths and Realities: Modernizing the Proxy Rules at Catholic Law.

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  • Catholic Law Professor Mary Graw Leary Shared Her Work at Recent Louisiana Law Review Symposium

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  • Daniel Zachem and Claudia Shannon

    Student Scholars Series Presentation from Claudia Shannon (3L) Asks the Question: Are DNA Websites Becoming Universal Databases?

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  • 2019 Moot Court Association

    Moot Court Participation Helps Students with Their Careers

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  • Catholic University Law Review Presents Military Justice Symposium

    Catholic University Law Review Presents Military Justice Symposium

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  • Judge Satterfield confirming DC bar oath

    "I Do Solemnly Swear": 15 Catholic Law Alumni Sworn into the D.C. Bar

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  • LTI luncheon group

    The Law and Technology Institute Alumni Association Gathered for a State of the Institute Luncheon

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  • SoulCycle neon sign

    Catholic Law’s Women’s Law Caucus and Morgan Lewis Collaborate on SoulCycle Event in Downtown D.C.

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  • MLK Day of Service volunteers

    Catholic Law Students Honor Martin Luther King Jr. in Annual Day of Service

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  • Stanley Samorajczyk speaks at mentor meeting

    First-Year Catholic Law Students Learn More About The CUA Law Advantage Mentor Program

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  • Hot Topic discussion flier

    Catholic Law Students Hold First Hot Topics in the Law Roundtable of the New Year: Presidential Impeachment

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  • Catholic Law Alumnus Judge Charles Gill ’64 Collaborates on Amazon Best Seller, Death by Cop

    Catholic Law Alumnus Judge Charles Gill ’64 Collaborates on Amazon Best Seller, Death by Cop

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  • Supreme Court of the United States

    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi Quoted in Reference to Religious Liberty Supreme Court Hearing

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  • Catholic Law Alumna Susan E. Burke '97 Appointed Liberty Mutual Re's Vice President and Director of Assumed Reinsurance

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  • Catholic Law Alumna Bridget S. McCabe ’10 Has Been Elected as a New Partner in BakerHostetler's Litigation Group

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  • Eileen Brown

    Catholic Law Alumna Eileen Brown ’93 Named Managing Partner of Thompson Coburn LLP

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  • Catholic Law Alumna Molly Reynolds Fitzgerald ’86 Appointed to the New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court

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  • Ulan receiving her USCG Commission from Judge McCally

    Liz Ulan ‘19 Commissioned to the United States Coast Guard

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  • Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Acted as Discussion Group Moderator and Speaker at the 2020 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

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  • Catholic Law Professors Megan La Belle and Heidi M. Schooner Add Insight at Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting Discussion Group

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