CUA Law E-newsletter - July 2015
Dean Designate Daniel F. Attridge
A letter from Dean Daniel F. Attridge:

Dear CUA Law Alumni, Family, and Friends,

This is the relatively quiet time in our academic cycle.  We’ve finished the 2014-15 academic year, and preparations are underway for the 2015-16 year.  Although some summer session classes are being held – on campus as well as in Poland – and our 2015 graduates are busy studying for the bar exam, most students are focused on their summer jobs while our faculty turn their attention to summer research and writing projects.  Hopefully, everyone will make some time for vacation (as I just did) before our busy schedule of classes resumes in mid-August.  This is a brief report on what’s been happening and what’s coming up: 


1. CUA Law Annual Publications.  Our annual magazine for alumni and friends, called CUA Lawyer, has just been published.  It should be arriving in your mailbox soon (assuming that we have your current address on file).  Or, you may read it online by clicking here.  In CUA Lawyer, you will find interesting stories about some of our most notable alumni who are difference makers, the 20th anniversary of our Law School building, the signature speakers in our lecture series, our Supreme Court moot argument program, and other news about our remarkable faculty and accomplished  alumni. 

Read more here


Alumni in the news

Clifford Fishman
Professor Clifford Fishman quoted in Bloomberg BNA about the wife of ex-Gallon Group LLC trader Craig Drimal suing FBI Agents over wiretapping of marital phone calls

Lisa Lerman
Professor Lisa Lerman moderated a panel discussion on Legal Ethics in the Third Reich at the 41st ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility

Faith Mullen Sandy Ogilvy
Two CUA Law Professors (Faith Mullen and J. P. Ogilvy) recognized on Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll.

Mark Rienzi
Professor Mark Rienzi authored an article running in the Stanford Law Review Online on the need for substantive due process in the same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court

Lucia Silecchia
Professor Lucia Silecchia quoted in a Catholic News Agency article in reference to how the Pope's encyclical speaks to local, national, and international governing bodies
American Express logo

American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Kasey Chappelle, Class of 2000, as Global Privacy Officer and Director of Commercial Compliance

Marvin Johnson

President Obama Announced his Intent to Appoint Marvin E. Johnson, Class of 1980, to Key Administration Post

Brian Stolarz

Brian Stolarz’s, Class of 1998, Client, Former Death Row Inmate, is a Free Man

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CUA Law Hosts 8th Annual Protective Services Conference

Social workers, psychologists, and lawyers who work with vulnerable older people attended the Columbus School of Law’s 8th annual Protective Services Conference at the law school on June 12, 2015. CUA Law hosts this conference with the DC Office on Aging Adult Abuse Prevention Committee.

New Publications from CUA Law: CUA Lawyer and The Honor Roll of Donors

Two CUA Law publications are now available online. This year, the Law School’s Honor Roll of Donors presents a list of alumni and friends who have supported CUA Law by sharing not only of their treasure, but also of their time and talent. For the first time, we are publicly recognizing our many volunteers who have given considerable time and expertise to the Law School through an array of programs. We thank all of our donors for your considerable investment of time, talent, and treasure.

The Summer 2015 edition of CUA Lawyer is also available online. In our feature story, Difference Makers, we are proud to describe the accomplishments of a few of our notable alumni — Michael J. Bidwill ’90, Paul M. Bisaro ’89, Alice S. Fisher ’92, Hon. Shireen Avis Fisher ’76, Daniel M. Gallagher Jr. ’99, Hon. Joseph Leeson Jr. ’90, Daniel T. Lennon ’90, J. Paul Molloy ’65, Hon. William T. Newman Jr. ’77, Hon. Eileen J. O’Connor ’78, and S. Jenell Trigg ’97 — as a way of underscoring the enduring value of a CUA Law education. We hope you enjoy the latest edition of our alumni magazine.

Annual Fund

For the third academic year in a row, the Alumni Office is seeking alumni to assist current and incoming students in the form of Mentors and Advisors. Additional Alumni Mentors Still Needed! Please consider serving as an alumni Mentor or Advisor. As alumni, you have much knowledge and insight to share with our students, and we greatly appreciate your assistance. Click here to learn more about these opportunities and to register as a Mentor or Advisor.

Annual Fund

Every year CUA Law asks its alumni and friends for their help in supporting our mission of providing a quality legal education. Annual giving provides critical support for a number of needs, most importantly our scholarship program. A gift to the Annual Fund, no matter the amount, will help support the Law School’s efforts to recruit and retain the best and brightest students. Please consider making a gift to the CUA Law Annual Fund today! Every gift counts, no matter the size. To make your gift today please click here

For questions about the Annual Fund please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at (202) 319-5670 or  



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Alumni Calendar
& Upcoming Events

Alumni Luncheon at the U.S. Department of Labor
July 7, 2015
Washington, DC

Alumni Luncheon at the Securities & Exchange Commission
July 8, 2015
Washington, DC

Virginia Bar Exam Lunches
July 28 & 29, 2015
Roanoke, VA

Maryland Bar Exam Lunches
July 28 & 29, 2015
Baltimore, MD

Save the Date!
Alumni Luncheon at the U.S. Department of Transportation

August 11, 2015
Washington, DC

Save the Date!
Young Alumni Happy Hour Welcoming Class 2014

August 20, 2015
Washington, DC

Save the Date!
CUA Law Advantage
in Action– Career Panel
& Networking Reception

Criminal Law
August 26, 2015
Columbus School of Law

Reunion 2015
October 23-25, 2015
Celebrating the Class
Years Ending in 0s & 5s

If you are interested
in helping plan events
for your class, please email

Support CUA Law
Every gift, whether large or small, helps to advance Catholic Law's distinctive mission. Your support is greatly appreciated.

CUA Law Alumni Resources
The CUA Law Alumni Resources page features links to the Law Library, Requesting a Transcript, the Office of Career and Professional Development, an online Repository of Faculty and Student Scholarship, the CUA bookstore, HEINOnline, and Insurance Discounts.

Contact the Alumni Council
The CUA Law Alumni Association
is growing, and wants your ideas
and input. Please email, to share
your ideas and to get involved.

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