CUA Law 2017 Year in Review

CUA Law 2017 Year in Review: Alumni

In 2017, our nearly 12,500 alumni were recognized collectively and individually as among the top legal practitioners in America. They have put their CUA Law degree to work in many ways - - as judges, advisors, actors, offering much needed pro bono services, and as experts whose talent and dedication have helped to bring about criminal justice reform.  CUA Law alumni make their mark early, share their insights, and credit their education as a major reason for their success. They have remained loyal and supportive of the Law School and demonstrated their appreciation by their strong support of today’s students.

CUA Law 2017 Year in Review: Students

CUA Law’s students were involved in active discussions of racial issues and were on the frontlines helping support those in need. Students in the clinics at CUA Law continued to provide much needed services to its clients and through our pro bono program students provided volunteer services to the community. CUA Law students attended historic Supreme Court arguments, had coffee with members of Congress, and hosted First Amendment debates.  Students published articles, were awarded Mid-Atlantic Law Student of the Year, took on leadership positions, supported survivors of sexual assault, and won fellowships. The Law School celebrated another graduating class and welcomed a new one. Students networked, raised money, hosted alumni, provided support to DC Habitat, and organized memorable events.

CUA Law 2017 Year in Review: CUA Law in Washington, DC

The Law School’s ideal location in the nation’s capital was once again leveraged to full advantage in 2017.  Where else can a law student see and learn in person from so many expert insiders about the major issues of our time? Students were able to attend a lecture by NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, experience a classroom visit from historic civil rights leader Judy Richardson, hear from the Honorable Sri Srinivasan, and reflect on Justice Scalia’s legacy. The Law School hosted a Moot Court competition, a Law Review symposium on the Freedom Of Information Ac, held a Law and Technology symposium on the Impact of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and hosted its Third Annual Family & Friends Day.  Along the way the Law School received accolades, held career and networking panels, luncheons, and annual lecture series.

CUA Law 2017 Year in Review: Faculty

The Law School’s faculty remained at the forefront of legal education during the academic year, distinguishing themselves in remarkable ways as both hands-on practitioners and top scholars. Professor Perez discussed the moral question raised by the U.S. missile strike against Syria. Professor Mary Leary presented her scholarship and was called upon numerous times for her expertise regarding sex trafficking. Professor Malveaux volunteered to help immigrants under the travel ban and continued her scholarship. Professor Mark Rienzi continued his representation of the Little Sisters of the Poor and was called upon several times throughout the year to discuss religious liberty. Professor Cara Drinan continued to make great strides in the area of criminal justice reform scholarship and action. Professor Roger Hartley’s book How Failed Attempts to Amend the Constitution Mobilize Political Change was published. Professor David Lipton was honored by the Polish Ambassador and presented three lectures. Professor Lucia Silecchia was interviewed numerous times regarding elder abuse and began service as an Expert of the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission. Professor Roger Colinvaux was sought after numerous times for his tax policy expertise.  Professor Geoff Watson chaired a panel discussion on The Balfour Declaration in International Law. Professor A.G. Harmon delivered the 2017 Mirror of Justice Lecture and published his short story collection. Professor Megan La Belle presented her scholarship. Professor Veryl Miles was reappointed to serve a third two-year term on the Standards Review Committee of ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Professor Emerita Leah Wortham presented at the 2017 American Association of Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education and made outstanding contributions to international cooperation. Engaged, passionate, and dedicated, our faculty worked with staff and developed a strategic plan to help guide the Law School forward.


CUA Law 2017 Year in Review: Social Media

Stories on the LawSchool's social media channel that gained the largest reach included: Professor Malveaux and Pro Bono Coordinator Aoife Delargy Lowe Volunteer to Help Immigrants Under New Travel Ban; Professor Drinan's work on Ivan Teeguz's clemency Petition and her book release; Hot Topics in the Law: The NFL & Charlottesville; the announcement of the new Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic; Family and Friends Day; and Community Service Day. The story with the largest reach was CUA Law Student Veda Rasheed (3E) Selected as a Law Student of the Year by The National Jurist Magazine

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