CUA Law E-newsletter - October, 2018
Dean Regina T. Jefferson
A letter from Dean Regina T. Jefferson:

Dear CUA Law Alumni, Family, and Friends,

As the days get a little shorter and cooler, we’re already into our eighth week of classes of the fall semester. Our schedule is in full swing and we have many events and programs coming up:

1.  Alumni Mentor Program. Through the CUA Law Advantage program, you can either sign up to serve as a Mentor to a student throughout their time at the Law School, or you can serve as an Alumni Advisor on an as-needed basis to answer student questions about law specialty, geographic area, etc.

Read more here


Alumni in the news

Marshall Breger
Professor Marshall Breger recently met with Iranian Foreign Minister as part of the Dialogue of Abrahamic Religions

Roger Colinvaux
Professor Roger Colinvaux's article, Defending Place-Based Philanthropy by Defining the Community Foundation, was published in the Brigham Young University Law Review, and was quoted in a Bloomberg article on donor-advised funds

John L. Garvey
Professor Emeritus John L. Garvey passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018

William Kaplin
Professor Emeritus William A. Kaplin was honored at the recent conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

Megan La Belle
Professor Megan La Belle spoke at the First Annual Symposium on Administrative Law Agency Adjudication and The Rule of Law, and presented her paper An Erie Approach to Privilege Law at the sixth annual Constitutional Law Conference

Mary Leary
Professor Mary Leary testified before the U.S. Helsinki Commission on Sept. 27, 2018

To read more Law School news please click here.

Clarence E. Martin Clarence E. Martin Jr. Clarence E. Martin III
The Martin Family Seminar Room recognizes Clarence E. Martin, who graduated in 1901, his son, Clarence E. Martin Jr. '34, and Clarence E. Martin III '74

Brian Stolarz

Brian Stolarz ’98 spoke at the 4th Annual Family and Friends Day

Bart Lambergman

Bart Lambergman (3L) was quoted in a CBS Sports Article

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CUA Law Community Participates in Inaugural Cardinal Classic

The Inaugural Cardinal Classic, took place on Saturday, October 13th from 1 pm - 4 pm at the CUA Softball Field. It was a great time for CUA Law students, faculty, staff, alumni, as well as family and friends. Umpire Marin Scordato was behind the plate calling the balls and strikes, meanwhile Coach Antonio Perez was on 1st and Coach Veryl Miles on 3rd. The faculty team was lead by an all-star lineup featuring: Professor Mark Rienzi, Professor Megan La Belle, Professor Roger Colinvaux, and Dean Katie Crowley.

Game results are as followed:
Game 1: Team Burden Defeated Team Lamura
Game 2: Student Team Defeated the Alumni Team
Championship Game: Student Team Defeated the Faculty & Staff Team

Justin Trinity (2L) was named unanimous Tournament MVP after a 5 home run performance on the day.

“What a wonderful event. The spirit and the camaraderie of the participants and the spectators was exceptional. Dean Crowley did a fantastic job of bringing this excellent idea to life. I very much hope that it becomes a new tradition at the law school,” Dean Scordato said. Click here to view photos from the event on CUA Law's Facebook page.


Tim Tyler's Thank You Tour stops at the Columbus School of Law

On September 17, 2018, the Columbus School of Law had an unexpected visitor. It was Tim Tyler stopping by to thank in person Professor Sandy Ogilvy and the members of the Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project for the successful commutation of his sentence on August 30, 2016, by President Obama. Two years later, Tim was released from the half-way house he was staying at on August 30, 2018, and has begun his Thank You tour.

Read more here.


CUA Law to Sponsor and Host Second Annual Ellen A. (Nell) Hennessy Moot Court Competition

We are pleased to announce that the Columbus School of Law will sponsor and host the Second Annual Ellen A. (Nell) Hennessy Moot Court Competition with the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel on February 23, 2019.

Last year, five law school teams competed before experienced ERISA practitioners, including the former Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security of the U. S.Department of Labor (and longtime friend and colleague of Nell Hennessy) Phyllis Borzi '78. The teams addressed current hot topics in ERISA on the enforceability of plan venue provisions, and on the prudence of offering socially responsible investing funds in a 401(k) plan.

Read more here.


2018 CUA Law Reunion Weekend

Register now for Reunion Weekend. Join us to celebrate the anniversaries of class years ending in 3 & 8. (1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013).

Click here to learn more and register.


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Alumni Calendar
& Upcoming Events

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

15th Anniversary of
In American Law

October 19 & 20, 2018
Columbus School of Law

Securities Law NYC Luncheon
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Winston & Strawn LLP

Alumni Reception
NYC Pub Party

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Banc Cafe

Greater Hartford Alumni Reception
Thursday, October 25, 2018
West Hartford, Conn.

Alumni Breakfast-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Alexandria, VA

Special Lecture by The Honorable Samuel Alito
Thursday, November 1
Columbus School of Law

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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