CUA Law E-newsletter - August 2017
Dean Daniel F. Attridge
A letter from Dean Daniel F. Attridge:

Dear CUA Law Alumni, Family, and Friends,

We’re almost ready to begin our 2017-18 academic year. Orientation for our new first-year students will be held from August 16 to 18.  Classes for all students begin on August 21.  We look forward to welcoming our newest class and to welcoming back our returning students.  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.

Read more here


Alumni in the news

Antonio Perez
Professor Antonio F. Perez appeared on EWTN News Nightly to discuss the situation in North Korea and the Just War theory.

Lucia Silecchia
Professor Lucia Silecchia was a guest on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly discussing the care and respect for the elderly.

Professor Emerita Leah Wortham was awarded the Plus ratio quam medal from Jagiellonian University.

To read more Law School news please click here.

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Brendan Carr '05 has been nominated by President Trump to be an FCC Commissioner.

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Debbie Chu '17 has had an article accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

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Christopher Pilkerton '99, was recently appointed as General Counsel of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Bryan Webster '01, was profiled in the D.C. Bar member spotlight feature.

To read more Class Notes please click here.

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

2017 CUA Law Registartion is Open

Register now for Reunion Weekend. Join us to celebrate the anniversaries of class years ending in 2 & 7. (1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012) Our newest alumni in the Class of 2017 are invited to attend the Reunion Picnic on Saturday, October 28th.

Click here to learn more and register.


CUA Law Hosts Summer Bar Prep Program

This summer recent CUA Law graduates had the opportunity to attend a Summer Bar Prep Program on campus hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs. Each Tuesday and Thursday from May 30 to July 13, recent graduates were invited to submit practice essays where they received feedback from alumni trained to grade bar essays.

The Summer Bar Prep Program was also a great opportunity for alumni to get involved with the CUA community, with 37 alumni signing up to participate. Alumni provided mentorship and essay feedback to recent graduates electronically, which made it easy for those out of the area to participate.

CUA Law faculty and staff were also instrumental in helping to make the Program possible.


The latest edition of CUA Lawyer is now available

The latest edition of CUA Lawyer is now available digitally and will be soon arriving in the mail. The feature article profiles several members of the CUA Law community (Mark V. Holden ’88, Professor Cara H. Drinan, and Professor Suzette M. Malveaux) who have stepped forward to address the social justice challenges of our time. Their profiles exemplify the qualities that set the CUA Law community apart.

More than 12,500 individuals have earned degrees from CUA Law since its founding 120 years ago, with many of those graduates becoming top leaders in their fields. We were proud to be able to sit down with several CUA Law firm leaders – Thomas J. Bender Jr. '77, Mitchell S. Ettinger '83, Alice Fisher '92, and Patrick D. McPherson '95 to discuss their career paths, greatest challenges, and favorite memories from CUA Law. We also point to our practical training by noting that CUA Law Institutes and Special Programs allow students to pursue a personalized, specially focused legal education in the article “Far and Wide Influences: CUA Law Institutes.” Additional sections of CUA Lawyer include: alumni news, faculty news, notable events, and others.


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

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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

Capitol Hill & Government Agency Alumni Reception
August 10, 2017
Union Pub

CUA Law Alumni Securities Luncheon at FINRA
September 13, 2017

Tysons/McLean Alumni Reception
September 19, 2017

Alexandria Alumni Reception
September 27, 2017
Lorien Hotel & Spa

New York CUA Law Securities Law Luncheon
October 18, 2017
CBOE + Bats Global Markets, Inc.

New York Pub Party
October 19, 2017
The Banc Café

2017 CUA Law Reunion
Registration is Now Open
October 27 & 28, 2017
Columbus School of Law
Celebrating Class Years
Ending in 2s and 7s!


DC CUA Securities
Law Luncheon

November 9, 2017
The Army and Navy Club
on Farragut Square

DC Annual Alumni
Christmas Party

December 5, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton

Dean’s Dinner Benefiting Student Scholarships
April 19, 2018
The St. Regis

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.

CUA Law Annual Fund

Every year CUA Law alumni and friends join together to show their support of 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.

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