CUA Law E-newsletter - June, 2018
Dean Daniel F. Attridge
A letter from Dean Daniel F. Attridge:

Dear CUA Law Alumni, Family, and Friends,

Our 2017-18 academic year has come to a successful conclusion.  Our students are now looking forward to summer jobs or internships, some well-earned vacation time, and in the case of our newest graduates, preparation for bar examinations.  Our faculty will refocus on their scholarship and other pursuits over the summer months.  In the meantime, we will all be getting ready for the upcoming fall semester beginning in mid-August with a new class of incoming day and evening students.  This is a brief report on what’s been happening and what’s coming up:

1.  Class of 2018 Commencement.  We had a beautiful day for our 129th annual Commencement exercises on May 25. In accordance with our traditions, we celebrated graduation at a magnificent venue — the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception — and afterwards with a reception on the Law School Lawn.

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Alumni in the news

Roger Colinvaux
Professor Roger Colinvaux's article, Failed Charity: Taking State Tax Benefits into Account for Purposes of the Charitable Deduction, is forthcoming in the Buffalo Law Review and spoke on a Donor Advised Funds panel during the Tax Section of the ABA's May Meeting

Aoife Delargy
Associate Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development Aoife Delargy was selected as a member of the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee (NAC)

Robert Destro
Professor Robert Destro was part of a panel discussion at the Family Research Council's Speaker Series, Religious Liberty and National Security: Opportunities for Secretary Pompeo

David Lipton
Professor David Lipton was quoted in Bloomberg questioning the right of SEC Commissioners to bring their Second Amendment political views into the regulation of Banks

Raymond C. O'Brien
Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien continues his scholarship in the field of family law; Family Law in Perspective (4th edition) was co-authored by O'Brien

Heidi Mandanis Schooner
Professor Heidi Mandanis Schooner was on the Fintech: Implications for Consumers and Advocates panel at the Consumer Federation of America's Consumer Assembly

Elizabeth Winston
Professor Elizabeth Winston's article, Patent Boundaries, was cited in a Federal Circuit decision

To read more Law School news please click here.

Moira Casey Joseph French

On the evening of May 3, 2018, CUA Law alumni and friends in the New York area gathered at the Yale Club of New York City to honor Distinguished Alumni Awardees, Moira E. Casey ’83 and Joseph A. French ’83.

Victoria Hernandez
Victoria Hernandez ’15, Accepted a Resolution for Sexual Assault Advocate Work

Maureen Lawrence
Maureen Lawrence ’08, Received The Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s Edward Ohlbaum Volunteer Award


Sydny Bryan Veda Rasheed

Assistant Dean Katie Crowley ’10 introduced Michael F. Curtin ’65, who presented the Michael F. Curtin Pro Bono Award to Sydny Bryan (Day Division) and Veda Rasheed (Evening Division).

Thomas Robert Gentry Crystal Jackson-Kaloz

Associate Dean Marin R. Scordato presented the John L. Garvey Faculty Award for academic achievement to Thomas Robert Gentry (Day Division) and Crystal Jackson-Kaloz (Evening Division).

Alex Mansfield Antoinette Spinks

President of the Alumni Council, Stanley E. Woodward Jr. ’08, presented the Law School Alumni Association Award to Alexander Mansfield (Day Division) and Antoinette Spinks (Evening Division).

Robert McReynolds

Robert McReynolds (3E) Wins The National Law Review's Student Writing Competition

Kara Urban
Kara-Marie Urban (2L) Awarded 2018 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

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Congratulations graduates and welcome to the CUA Law Alumni Association!

On Friday, May 25, 2018, CUA Law officially welcomed the graduates of the Class of 2018 into its family of more than 11,500 alumni living all around the world.

Congratulations graduates and welcome to the CUA Law Alumni Association!

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Institutes and Special Programs Certificate Ceremony

The Institutes and Special Programs Certificate Ceremony, held on May 24, in the Rev. William J. Byron S.J. Auditorium, invited graduates of the four certificate-issuing Institutes, as well as their guests, to celebrate their achievements.

Certification from these Institutes — the Comparative and International Law Program, the Law and Public Policy Program, the Law and Technology Institute, and the Securities Law Program — endorses the student as a graduate who offers employers a level of subject mastery that is significantly beyond that which may be learned in the general J.D. curriculum.

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third annual Pay It Forward Award reception

The third annual Pay It Forward Award reception was held on May 23rd at Wilkinson Barker Knauer. Justin Faulb '08 was honored as the recipient of this Award. Justin is an Attorney Advisor at the Wireline Competition Bureau of the FCC and embodies the Pay It Forward attitude of an LTIAA graduate.

third annual Pay It Forward Award reception


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Alumni Calendar
& Upcoming Events

The Embassy of Ireland and Irish Network - DC
Monday, June 4, 2018
Georgetown University's
Dahlgren Quadrangle

Federalist Society
Alumni Reception

Monday, June 25, 2018
The Federalist Society Rooftop

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Dean Attridge Farewell Reception
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Columbus School of Law

DC Bar Exam Lunches
July 24 & 25, 2018
Unconventional Diner

Maryland Bar Exam Lunches
July 24 & 25, 2018
Pratt Street Ale House

Virginia Bar Exam Lunches
July 24 & 25, 2018
Berglund Center

Alumni Reception
in Alexandria, VA

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Home of Andrew F. Palmieri '87

Capitol Hill Alumni Reception
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Associated General
Contractors of America

CUA Law Reunion
Weekend 2018

Celebrating the Class Years 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013
October 19 & 20, 2018
Columbus School of Law

Alumni Reception
NYC Pub Party

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Banc Cafe

35th Annual Securities
Alumni Luncheon

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Army Navy Club

Alumni Christmas Party
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
University Club - DC

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Thank YOU for supporting CUA Law!

Thank you to the 1,260 alumni, students and friends who supported CUA Law this fiscal year.

652 of you made gifts to the Annual Fund totaling nearly $565,000! Your generous gifts address the areas of greatest need and make the practical, focused, and connected legal education that characterizes CUA Law possible for many deserving students.

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