March 19, 2021

Brendan Carr and Nathan SimingtonCatholic Law’s Law and Technology Institute Alumni Association (LTIAA) gathered virtually for its annual State of the Institute Address on the evening of March 18, 2021. Jonathan Cannon ’14, President of LTIAA, welcomed attendees to the event and introduced LTIAA board members Kelsie Rutherford ’18, Meagan Sunn ’18, and Taliesin Gabriel ’18.

The group also heard remarks from Law and Technology Institute (LTI) Co-Director, Professor Elizabeth Winston. Professor Winston shared updates about the Law School at large as well as information about LTI more specifically. She noted that applications to Catholic Law are at a five-year high—following similar national trends—and the impressive bar passage rate for Catholic Law graduates. Professor Winston also highlighted LTI’s growth as a program, upcoming LTI events, and reinforced the importance of alumni support for current students in the LTI program.

The event was then turned over to guest speakers Commissioner Nathan Simington and Commissioner Brendan T. Carr ’05 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Commissioners Simington and Carr led the group of LTI students and alumni in a casual and informative discussion, sharing their experiences in telecommunications law and touching upon important topics in the field.