CUA Law Alumni May 2013 Enewsletter
Dean Designate Daniel F. Attridge
A letter from Dean Daniel F. Attridge:

Dear CUA Law Family and Friends,

June is intended to be one of those relatively quiet months in the academic cycle. For the students, exams are over, papers have been turned in, and many head out for summer jobs or other adventures. For our faculty, exams and papers need to be graded, and many start working on summer research and writing projects, or take vacations, or begin planning for teaching next fall. For me as dean, it is an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned from the past semester and to move forward with plans for the next one. Here is a brief report on our June activities:


1. Courses for Practitioners. Beginning with our fall semester in August, our Law School will be offering practicing lawyers the opportunity to take our upper level courses in a wide variety of practice areas. These courses will allow attorneys to retool or to intensify their knowledge within specialty areas in which our Law School is recognized as excelling. Our courses will be open to J.D. degree holders from accredited schools or those who are in good standing with any Bar. Read more here



Alumni in the news

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Jennifer Crawford Jennifer Crawford, 1998, Helps Beaches Recover Through the Power of Story

Delara Derakhshani Alumna Delara Derakhshani, 2011, is Voice for Consumers on Capitol Hill

Adrienne Lyon Straight to Work: Adrienne Lyon, 2013, Lands Fellowship Working with the Elderly

Josephine Hillyard

Josephine Hillyard, 1937, Law School Alumna Creates Gift to Benefit Law School

Read more alumni Class Notes. 

Courses for practitioners

The Columbus School of Law now welcomes degree holders from any accredited law school to take individual courses at CUA Law for University or Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.

Legal practitioners who want to retool or add extra skills may take one or more upper-level courses. CUA Law offers a variety of courses in a wide range of practice areas, including securities law, international law, public policy, and communications law. Catholic University's upper-division courses offer something for practitioners at every stage of their career.

Classes are offered at manageable times for busy practitioners. The school is conveniently located near the heart of Washington, D.C. on the Metrorail Red Line.  For more information or to enroll today click here.


Register NOW – DC Nats game with Professors Lipton, Wyrsch & Leary

Join some of your favorite professors for a fun night out at the Nats! Professors Lipton, Leary, Wyrsch, and the CUA Law Alumni Association invite alumni and their guests to an evening of baseball at Nationals Park, with a pregame gathering at The Fairgrounds DC. On Saturday, July 20, the Washington Nationals will host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:05 p.m. We have secured a block of tickets exclusively for CUA Law alumni and their guests at only $25 per ticket (includes one drink voucher). Appetizers will be served at the CUA Law reserved tent at The Fairgrounds prior to the game. Purchase your ticket today!


LL.M. Program in Krakow Marks a Decade of Success

The Columbus School of Law’s LL.M. program in Krakow, Poland, celebrated ten years of cross-cultural legal education during its decade anniversary, observed over the weekend of June 21-23 in the stunning and historic European city. The weekend brought together at least eight CUA Law faculty members, many of whom have a long association with the program, alumni, Polish legal educators and practitioners, and current students to honor the unusual and outstanding collaboration between The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, which have worked together closely since 2003 to offer a course of studies leading to the LL.M. degree.

Reunion events scheduled throughout the busy weekend included a two-part conference, “Into the Future: Tomorrow's Legal Profession, Legal Services Market and Legal Education,” a reception hosted by the U.S. consulate, a reunion event with LL.M alumni coming to the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program annual bonfire, and a closing brunch on Sunday. In addition, CUA Law Dean Daniel Attridge was the speaker for the graduation ceremony for the American Law Certificate Program, which the law school teaches for Jagiellonian University

It was a mark of loyalty to the program that more than half of its LL.M. graduates over the years returned to attend at least some of the events. Read more here.



Reunion Weekend 2013 is September 27-29 and will be honoring the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008. Look for the weekend's schedule, to be posted later this month, on the reunion website. Registration begins on July 15, 2013. For more information, contact Lauren McCaghren, director of alumni relations, at


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Alumni Calendar
& Upcoming Events

Philadelphia Alumni
Happy Hour

July 16, 2013
Philadelphia, PA

Department of Labor Alumni Breakfast
July 11, 2013
Washington, DC

SEC Alumni Luncheon

July 17, 2013
Washington, DC

Denver Alumni Reception with Dean Attridge
July 20, 2013
Denver, CO

CUA Law Baseball Outing with Professors Lipton, Wyrsch, and Leary
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Washington, DC

DOJ & IRS Alumni Reception
July 23, 2013
Washington, DC

DC Bar Exam Lunches
July 30 - 31, 2013
Washington, DC

Virginia Bar Exam Lunches
July 30-31, 2013
Roanoke, VA

Bar Exam Lunches

July 30-31, 2013
Baltimore, MD

Young Alumni Happy Hour

August 2, 2013
Washington, DC

Los Angeles
Alumni Reception

August 6, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

Seattle Alumni Reception
August 7, 2013
Seattle, WA

San Francisco
Alumni Reception

August 8, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Capitol Hill
Alumni Reception

September 17, 2013
Washington, DC

2013 CUA Law 2013 Reunion Weekend

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 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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