April 29, 2021

Justin and SteveOver 7,000 miles from D.C. in Peshwar, Pakistan, a U.S. State Department Special Agent and a Management Officer realized they had one very big thing in common—their law school. Catholic Law alumnus Steve MacLeod ’08 recently shared the unusual circumstances of meeting fellow Cardinal, Justin Stoll ’09, so far from Catholic Law.

Reunions happen in unusual circumstances but none more improbable than the evening when Stoll and MacLeod realized over dinner that they attended law school together. Just a class year apart while at Catholic Law, MacLeod and Stoll didn’t know each other at the time. It took thousands of miles and a new continent to bring them together. Stoll and MacLeod serve at the Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan, one of the State Department’s smallest yet most challenging posts. The consulate represents U.S. government interests in historic Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, located in northwest Pakistan along the Afghanistan border.

(Photo: U.S. State Department Special Agent, Justin Stoll (L), and Management Officer, Steve MacLeod (R), outside the entrance of the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan.)