CUA Law E-newsletter - October 2016
Dean Daniel F. Attridge
A letter from Dean Daniel F. Attridge:

Dear CUA Law Alumni, Family, and Friends,

While the fall season is just beginning, we’re already into our sixth week of classes of the fall semester. Our schedule is in full swing, and we have many interesting events and programs coming up. This is a brief report on our latest developments:

1.  Fundraising Success.  Led by our Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations Corley Raileanu, we are having a banner year.  Only 5 months into our current fiscal year, we have already received $1,861,461 in gifts and pledges – a total that exceeds our commitments from the entire previous year. 

Read more here


Alumni in the news

Robert Destro
Professor Robert Destro published an article entitled "The Court after Scalia: 'An establishment of religion'" on SCOTUSblog

Cara Drinan

Professor Cara Drinan is Making the Case for Mercy and Fair Sentencing for Juvenile Offenders

Mary Leary
Professor Mary Leary was quoted in a Broadly article entitled "Convicted Sex Offender Jared Fogle Sues Parents of One of His Victims"

Sandy Ogilvy

Professor Sandy Ogilvy was quoted in several stories about Timothy J. Tyler, a nonviolent drug offender who was granted clemency by President Obama

Mark Rienzi
Professor Mark Rienzi gave a talk at the Cato Institute as part of their Constitution Day program

Lucia Silecchia
Professor Lucia Silecchia's was quoted by Life Site News in an article entitlted "Pro-life, disability rights advocates urge DC City Council to reject assisted suicide" and appeared on EWTN Nightly News

To read more Faculty news and activities please click here.

Mary Elliot (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

Mary Elliott ’99 is Instrumental in Developing Inaugural Exhibition for New Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture

Anne McKenna

Anne McKenna ’94, is quoted regarding the use of aerial surveillance usage by law enforcement

Elizabeth Hayes Patterson

Elizabeth “Ginger” Hayes Patterson ’73, was recently named as Associate Director of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a position she has held twice previously

Chris Pilkerton

Chris Pilkerton ’99 Delivers Faith in Action talk on The Ebola Orphans of Africa: International Adoption and the Kindness of Colleagues

To read more Class Notes please click here.

To submit a Class Note or news piece about a fellow alum, please email

Reunion Class Giving Campaign

On September 9, 2016, the Board of Visitors wrapped up their most recent meeting at the Columbus School of Law.

Agnes Dover '81, partner at Hogan Lovells, will serve as the new chair for the Columbus School of Law's Board of Visitors. At the meeting, the Board thanked outgoing chair Tom Yannucci, partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, for his service. The Board also had the pleasure of welcoming new members.


2016 Reunion Weekend

Reunion Weekend is just 2 WEEKS away!

DON'T MISS OUT! Reunion Weekend 2016 is October 14-16 and will honor the classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.


You can take a look at a full list of events by clicking here. For more information, contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at (202) 319-5670.


Reunion Class Giving Campaign

Reunion is a time to come together to remember, reconnect, and celebrate. It is also an opportunity to give back. In a reunion year many alumni make their first gift, while others increase their annual gift to contribute as a class and ensure the success of CUA Law and its students. 

Each reunion committee has set a giving goal to reach in honor of their reunion. Help your class reach their goal this year by making a gift today at


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Class Notes
To catch up on the latest developments about your classmates and other alumni, please click here.

Update Us
We would like to hear about your recent personal and professional news.  Please submit your updates by filling out the alumni information updates form or email us at

If you would like to share your news with your individual class, please contact us at to discuss class-specific outreach options. 

Alumni Calendar
& Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Friends and Family Day with First Year Friday Presentation by Brian Stolarz ‘98
September 30
Columbus School of Law

Why is “CATS” Essential to Securities Law Enforcement
Speaker: Scott W. Bauguess, Deputy Chief Economist, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Deputy Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
October 5, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Columbus School of Law

CUA Law Reunion Weekend 2016
Reunite and Reconnect
October 14, 15 & 16, 2016
Celebrating Class Years Ending in 1s and 6s!

Law Alumni Association Meeting
Open to All CUA Law Alumni!
October 15, 2016
Columbus School of Law

William Callyhan Robinson Society Induction Ceremony and Luncheon
October 16, 2016
Columbus School of Law 

New York City
Alumni Pub Party

October 26, 2016
The Banc Cafe

Securities Law Luncheon
in New York

October 27, 2016
Bats Global Markets,Inc.,

Securities Annual
Alumni Luncheon

November 3, 2016
Army and Navy Club
in Washington, D.C.

Save the Date!
34th Annual Alumni
& Friends Christmas Party

December 14, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street, N.W.

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.

Support Our Students

Your gift to the Annual Fund provides CUA Law the resources to recruit and retain the best and brightest students. A gift to the Annual Fund, no matter the amount, makes a direct impact on our students, scholarship, and the school. Give online today!

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