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

Dear CUA Law Alumni, Family, and Friends,

As we enjoy the changing colors of the autumnal season, we’re now in the home stretch of our fall semester.  October has been an especially eventful and productive month for us at CUA Law.  This is a brief report on what's been happening and what’s coming up:

1.  Reappointment as Dean.  After consulting with our faculty and meeting with our alumni and student leaders, CUA President John Garvey has reappointed me to a second four-year term as dean of the Law School.   My new term will extend through August 2021. 

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Alumni in the news

Daniel Attridge

Dean Daniel F. Attridge reappointed for another term as Dean of the Columbus School of Law; effective through August 2021

Roger Colinvaux
Professor Roger Colinvaux published a chapter ("Nonprofits and Advocacy") in the book entitled Nonprofits and Government: Collaboration and Conflict and was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article entitled "Bill Easing 501(c)(3) Politics Ban May Make Boundaries Murky"

Robert Destro
Professor Robert Destro was quoted in a Catholic News Agency article entitled "The role of Catholics in fighting police aggression"

How to Take a Case Before the NLRB, Ninth Edition
Adjunct Faculty member John Higgins serves as Editor-in-Chief for Landmark NLRB text

Paul Kurth
Managing Director of Columbus Community Legal Services (CCLS) Paul Kurth was recently honored for his pro bono work

Veryl Miles

Professor Veryl Miles essay "Marketable and Mobile: UBE Recommended" was recently published in The Bar Examiner, vol. 85, no. 3

Lucia Silecchia
Professor Lucia Silecchia was interviewed by the Catholic News Agency regarding assisted suicide, published an op-ed in the Washington Examiner entitled "DC's dangerous 'Death with Dignity Act'", will give the keynote address at a Fordham Law School Symposium on November 2, 2016

To read more Faculty news and activities please click here.

Anthony and Michael Ambrosio

Anthony and Michael Ambrosio ’66 make commitments totaling $1.1 million in honor of their 50th class reunion

Chris Concannon

Chris Concannon ’94 named president and chief operating officer of CBOE Holdings Inc.

Brian Stolarz

Brian Stolarz ’98 presented at CUA Law's 2nd Annual Family and Friends Day and his book, GRACE AND JUSTICE ON DEATH ROW: THE RACE AGAINST TIME AND TEXAS TO FREE AN INNOCENT MAN, made the Washington Post (NonFiction/General) Bestsellers list

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2016 CUA Law Reunion Weekend is a Success

Arriving from all across the country, hundreds of CUA Law School graduates, friends, and family attended Reunion 2016, held October 14-16 at the Law School and other locations around Washington, D.C. The busy weekend events help old friends and classmates reconnect, keep up with law school developments, and engage with new opportunities to support their law alma mater in the future.

“Reunions are a great opportunity for alumni to reconnect with each other and the CUA Law Community,” noted Corley Raileanu, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “They also encourage alumni to reflect on their time at CUA Law and the role the CUA Law community has played in their lives.”

150 alumni committed $1,674,986 to the Law School in honor of their CUA Law Reunion. Ten class years were invited to participate in Reunion 2016: 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, & 2011. To view photos from reunion weekend, visit the photo album section of CUA Law's facebook page here.

A Celebration of Scholars and Benefactors

A Celebration of Scholars and Benefactors, held October 13, 2016, at Heritage Hall in Father O'Connell Hall at The Catholic University of America, was an evening designed to honor and thank the people who have given many students the gift of a Catholic education. Francisco Hernandez, Jr. ’90 and Nicole Valente, a junior nursing major, Class of 2018, both told their compelling stories to a room full of guests that included scholarship awardees, benefactors, and university representatives. Over thirty scholarship donors and scholarship recipients represented CUA Law at this University wide event.


CUA Law Review Alumni Holiday Reception

Save the Date: The Volume 66 Board and Staff invites CUA Law Review Alumni to kick off the holiday season Cajun style with an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on November 17, 2016 at Bayou 2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037. To RSVP or for questions about the event, email:


26th Annual SPIL Auction

Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL) would like to invite alumni to attend an evening of revelry and philanthropy at the 26th Annual SPIL Auction! The silent and live auction event will be held in the Atrium of the Law School on Friday, February 17, 2017 and the theme is Lights, Camera, Auction: A Night on the Red Carpet. Proceeds raised from the event will help provide stipends for students interning in public interest law over the summer. Please join us in what is sure to be a wonderful evening for a worthy cause. You can find more information about the event on our website (


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Alumni Calendar
& Upcoming Events

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.,

Protecting Consumer Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Internet Era
November 2, 2016
Columbus School of Law

Celebrating the Alumni of Columbus Community Legal Services
November 3, 2016
Columbus School of Law

Securities Annual
Alumni Luncheon

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

CUA Law Information Session
November 9, 2016
Columbus School of Law

CUA Law Review Alumni Holiday Reception
November 17, 2016
2519 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

5th Annual Support Our Troops
November 18, 2016
Union Pub

34th Annual Alumni
& Friends Christmas Part

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

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26th Annual SPIL Auction
February 17, 2017
Columbus School of Law

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The 5th Annual Support Our Troops will be held on November 18, 2016, at Union Pub. In Support of The Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Look out for announcements about our Surprise Guest Bartenders & Door Prizes! Sponsored by: The Military & National Security Law Student Association, The Democratic Law Student Association, The Republican National Lawyers Association, The American Constitution Society, and The Federalist Society

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