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

Dear CUA Law Family and Friends,

We’re off and running.  Our 2013-14 academic year has started.  Orientation for incoming first-year students began on August 14th, and fall semester classes for all students began on August 19th. Our Law School building has come alive again with all of the enthusiasm that greets a new year and a new group of students.  Here is a brief report on our latest developments and what’s coming up soon:


1. A New Class of First-Year Students. We have good news from our admissions office, led by Director Shani Butts, especially given that the number of applicants to all ABA accredited law schools was down another 12.3% this year. Despite that negative trend, we enrolled 162 new first-year students, a 14.9% increase over last year’s 141 class of 1Ls.  We are thrilled about this positive sign for our Law School in an otherwise down market. Read more here


Alumni in the news

Daniel Ahr Daniel Ahr, 2003, represents the United States at the 2013 International Rowing Federation (FISA) World Rowing Championships

Linda Bailey Linda Bailey, 2007, is Co-Counsel in Successful Action against the Federal Reserve

Deborah Froling Deborah Froling, 1993, Takes Office as President of the National Association of Women Lawyers

Maria PerroneMichael Ellement 2013 Grads Garner Publishers and Attention for their Legal Scholarship


Law School Welcomes the Classes of 2016 and 2017

For the incoming first year day-and-evening classes that began three days of orientation on August 14, the transition unfolded smoothly. One hundred sixty-two full and part-time students registered for class, obtained student IDs, learned how to navigate the library, configured their computers, and made the round of stops required to begin the pursuit of a JD degree from Catholic University’s law school.

The students were officially welcomed by Dean Daniel F. Attridge, who assumed the deanship in February 2013 and was ushering in the first new class of his tenure. Dean Attridge discussed many aspects of life as a CUA Law student, including scholarships, new initiatives, and future plans. He reminded the students above all to be completely and enthusiastically committed, “all in,” in order to reap the most from their law school experience. Read more here.

The newest class of Catholic University law school students is a diverse group, featuring some notable demographic highlights:

- 32 % are self-identified as members of a recognized minority group.
- Graduates from more than 108 colleges and universities and 44 different majors.
- The classes of 2015 and 2016 contain ten current and former members of the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps.



It’s time to mix, mingle, and reconnect with your law school classmates!  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. Registration is live and a full listing of events can be viewed at  For more information, contact Lauren McCaghren, director of alumni relations, at


CUA Law Women’s Career Panel

The CUA Women’s Law Caucus and the Office of Student Life & Special Events presents a special panel, Women as Leaders: Negotiating Skills for Success. The panel will take place on Thursday, September 19 from 4-5p.m. at the Law School and will be followed by a reception. Come network with some of CUA Law’s distinguished women graduates and learn how to get ahead in your career. The panel features keynote speaker Cait Clarke ’86, Director at National Legal Aid & Defender Association and author of “Dare to Ask! A Woman’s Guide to Successful Negotiating.” Other panelists to be named shortly.


1L’s Social Entrepreneurship Featured on ABC News

He has traded his wings for textbooks, but Josh Carroll, former fulltime USAF Captain and current fulltime first-year student at the Columbus School of Law, has lost none of his zeal for helping others through creative and innovative ideas. Carroll remains deeply immersed as co-founder and chairman of Team Flying Scarfs, a non-profit business he began in 2011 with three fellow captains deployed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unusual and altruistic business model was highlighted in an Aug. 15 report by ABC News.

In a nutshell, the business sells scarves knitted by Afghan war widows to customers in the United States, sending all of the profits and proceeds back to the women. As ABC’s story puts it: “Widowed women in Afghanistan are socially outcast, making it harder for them to earn money. Flying Scarfs’ goal is to promote micro-economic development to provide comprehensive networks of stability and, at the same time, help impoverished women and children.”

Carroll, who joined the Air Force in 2005 as an intelligence officer and served eight years of active duty, has expanded Team Flying Scarfs’ reach into Haiti and Kenya, as well as Afghanistan.

He is the recipient of the Presidential Service Award, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Military Volunteer Service Medal for his contributions to microeconomic development in Afghanistan. Read more here.


Law School Annual Fund

Attention Classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008! Your reunion is a wonderful opportunity to reacquaint with old friends, remember extraordinary professors and mentors, and reflect on the value of a law degree from the Columbus School of Law.  It is also a time to come together and once again be recognized as a class. 

Commemorate your reunion by joining with your classmates and make a gift today to the Columbus School of Law. Alumni support is critical and has helped the Law School provided exceptional educational opportunity to its students. Any amount is appreciated and all donors who make a gift will be counted towards the class gift campaign. Every gift counts, whether you are present for your reunion or not. Gifts and pledges made prior to Reunion Weekend will help your class to qualify to win one of two awards: Participation and Dollars Raised.

To learn more about the class gift visit the Reunion page on the CUA website. For questions about the class gift please contact Annual Fund Coordinator, Lauren Enlow.


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Alumni Calendar
& Upcoming Events

Atlanta Area
Alumni Reception

September 4, 2013
Atlanta, GA

Capitol Hill
Alumni Reception

September 17, 2013
Washington, DC

Women as Leaders:
Negotiating Skills
for Success

September 19, 2013
Washington, DC

Annapolis Area
Alumni Reception

September 19, 2013
Annapolis, MD

LPP Reception featuring
Senator Chiesa

September 20, 2013
Washington, DC

Securities Law
Program Lecture

September 25, 2013
Washington, DC

2013 CUA Law 2013 Reunion Weekend
Reunion Weekend 2013

September 27-29, 2013
Washington, DC

*DC Area All Alumni Party
& Reunion Kickoff

September 27, 2013
Washington, DC

*Inaugural Meeting of the Law Alumni Association
September 28, 2013
Washington, DC

*Ethics Discussion w/Professor Leah Wortham
September 28, 2013
Washington, DC

*Q&A with
Dean Daniel Attridge

September 28, 2013
Washington, DC
*Family Picnic at
the Law School

September 28, 2013
Washington, DC
*William Callyhan Robinson Society Luncheon and Induction Ceremony
September 29, 2013
Washington, DC

Providence Alumni Reception
October 9, 2013
Providence, RI

Hartford Alumni Luncheon
October 10, 2013
Hartford, CT

Bridgeport/New Haven/Stamford Alumni Reception
October 10, 2013
Bridgeport, CT

New York Secuities and Alumni Luncheon
October 16, 2013
New York, NY

Alumni Meet & Greet

October 30, 2013
Washington, DC

*These events are part of Reunion Weekend 2013 but are open to those alumni not in reunion years.


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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