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Dean Designate Daniel F. Attridge
A letter from Dean Daniel F. Attridge:

Dear CUA Law Family and Friends,

I began my service as the new Dean of the Law School on February 1. It has been a very busy first few weeks, but I am enjoying the transition from over three decades in private practice to the strong academic community at CUA Law. This is a brief report on some of our ongoing activities, all of which share a common theme: we are moving forward with highly collaborative efforts to provide a first-rate, practice-ready education for our students.


1.  CUA Law/Ehrlich Clemency Project. While serving the State of Maryland, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. developed an innovative approach to executive clemency, standardizing the process and providing intensive rehabilitative services to those who were granted pardons or whose sentences were commuted.  To carry this work forward, we have just entered into a partnership with the Governor on executive clemency.

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Alumni in the news

Teddy Davis Teddy Davis, Class of 2007, Named Director of Strategic Communications for Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley


Christopher Pilkerton
Christopher Pilkerton, Class of 1999, Authors Unique New Novel about Fine Dining and Public Policy

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), CUA Law Class of 1972, Will Not Seek Reelection

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3.	CUA Spring Externship and Clinic Fair - Wednesday, March 13, 4-6:30 pm

Professor Lisa Lerman, Coordinator of Clinical Programs, would like to invite all DC area alumni to participate in the spring 2013 externship fair. This program provides invaluable educational opportunities, and provides uncompensated skilled assistance to a wide array of government agencies, non-profit organizations, law firms, corporations, trade associations and others. Come join us for the fair and meet law students who are looking for externship opportunities for the summer and fall of 2013.  

After the fair, we invite the exhibitors to a reception in our faculty lounge on the 4th floor. We hope you attend! If you would like to participate, please rsvp to csl-externship@law.edu. Please provide a brief description of the functions of the organization or the part of the organization in which the student would work and a brief description of the types of work a law student extern would do at your office. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Lerman at lerman@law.edu. More information about our externship program is available at http://clinics.law.edu/externshipfaqs.cfm


Justice Scalia Guest Lectures Constitutional Law Class

Columbus School of Law students enjoyed the rare privilege on Feb. 19 of a guest lecture in Constitutional Law from United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who spent more than an hour with the class giving an overview of Constitutional history, scope, and meaning.

Invited to speak to the students by Professor Marshall Breger, whom he has known for years, the Justice left plenty of time for questions at the end.  

Appointed by President Reagan to the nation’s highest court in 1986, Justice Scalia has served for 26 years, the longest tenure of any current justice. He has visited and lectured at the Columbus School of Law a number of times over the years.

After the lecture, a fortunate smaller group of students chosen by lottery was invited to join Justice Scalia, Professor Breger, and law school Dean Daniel Attridge for a private dinner in the dean’s suite.  


CUA Law Jobs and Symplicity

As noted in the Message from the Dean, one of Dean Attridge’s priorities is employment.  Alumni are a key contributor to the success of CUA Law student and alumni employment, and the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) has made it very easy to post job notices.  Simply email the job description to jobs@law.edu.  The job will then be uploaded to an online software system called Symplicity, where it can be viewed by students and alumni alike.  If you have questions, please contact the OCPD at (202) 319-5132, or email us at jobs@law.edu. We appreciate your consideration of our students for you own or other professional needs.


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Alumni Calendar
& Upcoming Events

DC Bar Exam Lunches
Feb 26 - Feb 27, 2013
Maryland Bar Exam Lunches
Feb 26 - Feb 27, 2013

Virginia Bar Exam Lunches
Feb 26 -  Feb 27, 2013

Fashion Law Week
Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2013
Washington, DC

Evening Student & Alumni  Reception
Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
Washington, DC

Capitol Hill Happy Hour
Friday, Mar 8, 2013
Washington, DC

Philadelphia Area Alumni Reception
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
Philadelphia, PA

New York City Area Alumni Reception
Thursday, Mar 14, 2013
New York City, NY

Miami Area Family Mass & Brunch
Sunday, Mar 17, 2013
Coral Gables, FL

Orlando Area Alumni Luncheon
Monday, Mar 18, 2013
Orlando, FL

The Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court at CUA Law
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
Washington DC

BLSA Alumni-Student Reception honoring Professor Leroy D. Clark
Thursday, Mar 21
Washington, DC

Celebration of Diversity Reception at Jones Day
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
Washington, DC

Communications Law Institute/CommLaw Conspectus Annual Telecomm Law and Policy Symposium
Thursday, Apr 4, 2013
Washington, DC

Pro Bono work with CUA Law Students & DC Bar
Saturday, Apr 13
Washington, DC

Law and Public
Policy Brunch

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013
Chevy Chase, MD

The Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court at CUA Law
Apr 18, 2013
Washington DC

Tenth Anniversary
of the LL.M. program

Jun 20 - Jun 21, 2013
Kraków, Poland

Sept 27-29,2013
Honoring the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008.

Interested in helping with the plans for your class? Email cualawalumni@law.edu to let us know.


Judge Kathryn J. Dufour
Law Library

CUA Law Alumni are welcome to use the Judge Kathryn J. Dufour Law Library to take advantage of the extensive collection, services and online databases. Our librarians will be happy to help you in your research. For information on access policies, wireless connectivity, online catalogs and bar exam resources, please click on the above link.

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