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  • Blair Decker '11

    Catholic Law Alumna Blair Decker ’11 Featured in Washington Council of Lawyers’ DC Pro Bono Week 2021 Profiles

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  • Angelica Żołnierowicz ’15

    Catholic Law Alumna Angelica Żołnierowicz ’15 Joins Conrad & Scherer

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  • Dania Matos' 08

    Catholic Law Alumna Dania Matos ’08 Featured in ‘The Skimm’ Profile Ahead DEI Advocate Award Recognition

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  • Brian Svoboda, Director of LLP

    Catholic Law Announces New Law and Public Policy Program Director, Brian Svoboda

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  • Jack Murphy

    Catholic Law Announces New Securities Law Program Director, Jack W. Murphy

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  • Julie Bowen

    Catholic Law Alumna Julie Bowen ’90 Featured in “Women Who Mean Business 2021” Profile

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  • Erhan Bedestani

    Catholic Law Student Erhan Bedestani (3E) Featured in Washington Council of Lawyers’ DC Pro Bono Week 2021 Profiles

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  • Vania Smith

    Alumna Serves as Guest Lecturer

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  • Jermaine Cruz '05

    Catholic Law Alumnus Jermaine Cruz ’05 Named Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion of Albany Law School

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  • Reunion kick-off in Atrium

    The Catholic Law Community Back On Campus to Celebrate the 2021 Reunion Weekend

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  • Alumni talking at Dean's Dinner Reception

    The Ninth Annual Dean's Dinner for Student Scholarships Draws Generous Crowd

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  • Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Featured As Panelist on ABA’s ‘Professors’ Corner’

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  • Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi

    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi Speaks at “Division, Unity and the Supreme Court”

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  • Professor Cara H. Drinan

    Catholic Law Faculty Research Series Returns with “Jones v. Mississippi and The Court’s Quiet Burial of the Miller Trilogy”

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  • Constitution

    Celebrating Constitution Day with a Discussion of “Why the Constitution Still Matters”

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  • Jennifer Howley (2L)

    Catholic Law Second-Year Student Jennifer Howley Leads Donation Drive

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  • The Honorable Cheryl Nora Moss

    Catholic Law Alumna The Honorable Cheryl Nora Moss ’94 Honored with Don Hulen National Award for Advocacy

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  • A group of law students at a welcome back party

    Catholic Law Kicks Off the School Year With Student Organization Fair & SBA Welcome Back Party

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  • Steven Semler and sketch of memorial

    20th Anniversary 9-11 Memorial Ceremony at KVFD Led by Catholic Law Adjunct Faculty Member With Address by U.S. Senator and National Anthem Sung by Timothy Manion (3L)

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  • 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award winners

    2021-0910-Distinguished-Alumni-Announcement

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  • 2021 MBLSA Job Fair

    Catholic Law Concludes a Successful 2021 Annual MABLSA Job Fair

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  • O'Brien's book, Domestic Relations

    Reverend Professor Emeritus Raymond C. O’Brien’s New Statutory Supplement Book on Domestic Relations Available Now

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  • Professor Megan La Belle

    Catholic Law Professor Megan La Belle Cited in ‘Bloomberg Law’

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  • Renée-Lauren Ellis

    Catholic Law Alumna Renée-Lauren Ellis ’10 To Be Recognized By The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

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  • A group of law students

    Catholic Law Students’ Share Summer Public Interest & Public Service Experiences

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    In New Article, Catholic Law Professor J. Joel Alicea Explores "The Role of Emotion in Constitutional Theory"

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Professor J. Joel Alicea Was Featured on a Recent Episode of the ‘Religious Freedom Matters’ Podcast

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  • Nirvana's Nevermind Album Cover

    Catholic Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research Mary Graw Leary Quoted in ‘The New York Times’

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  • Kathy Hochul

    Path to Governor: A Look at the Career of Catholic Law Alumna Kathy Hochul ’83 As She Becomes Governor of New York

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  • Rebecca Bermudez (2L)

    Catholic Law Second-Year Student Rebecca Bermudez Spends Summer Interning at Center for Agriculture and Food Systems

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  • Law students volunteering at Food Bank

    Catholic Law Orientation Concludes with a Day of Service

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  • Students at Catholic Law Orientation 2021

    The Law School Welcomes the Classes of 2024 and 2025 at Catholic Law Orientation 2021

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  • 2021 Induction Oath

    First-Year Law Students Celebrate Induction into Columbus School of Law

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  • Paige Markley '20 & John Morgan '13

    Meeting in Mock Trials: Catholic Law Alumni Meet During Air Force JAG School

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  • The late Karen Hastie Williams '73

    Groundbreaking Career of the Late Karen Hastie Williams ’73 Celebrated on the Today Show

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  • Rebekah Green and Lauren Irish

    Meet the Press: Fourth-Year Evening Students Rebekah Green and Lauren Irish at the Helm of Law Review, Volume 71

    Founded in 1950, the Catholic University Law Review is the Columbus School of Law's oldest legal journal. The student-run scholarly journal examines problems of current legal concern and publishes articles submitted by legal scholars and practitioners on a quarterly basis. At the helm for Volume 71 are fourth-year evening students Rebekah Green, Editor-in-Chief, and Lauren Irish, Executive Editor. The duo represents the first time that two evening students will lead the journal.

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  • Kathy Hochul '83

    Catholic Law Alumna Kathy Hochul ’83 To Be the First Female Governor of New York

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  • Brian McKeon '10

    Catholic Law Alumnus Brian McKeon ’10 Appointed SVP of Public Policy by the National Confectioners Association

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  • Sarah Duggin

    Catholic Law Director of the CICR Program Sarah H. Duggin To Participate in Upcoming G20 Interfaith Forum Event

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  • Mark Rienzi and William Haun

    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi and Alumnus William Haun ’12 Discuss The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Religious Freedom

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  • white house

    Catholic Law Alumna Nicole Angarella ’06 Nominated for Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development

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  • People walking into through doors

    Catholic Law’s ‘Business Accountability for Human Rights’ Series Looks Toward Future Conversations

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  • Slowinski courtroom at Catholic Law

    Catholic Law Introduces New Prosecution Program

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  • Amy Conway-Hatcher '93

    Ahead of Upcoming Book, Catholic Law Alumna Amy Conway-Hatcher ’93 is Featured by the Women’s Bar Association of D.C.

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  • MABLSA Job Fair Banner

    Catholic Law Announces The 2021 Annual MABLSA Job Fair

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  • Karen Hastie Williams

    The Catholic Law Community Mourns the Passing of Prominent Alumna, Karen Hastie Williams '73

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  • David Kendall (Rising 2L)

    Catholic Law Rising Second-Year Student David Kendall Accepted to TVC’s David Isbell Summer Internship Project

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  • Professor Lucia A. Silecchia

    Catholic Law Professor Lucia A. Silecchia’s latest edition of ‘On Ordinary Times’ Reflects on World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

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  • Global Law speakers during the winter session

    Contemporary Challenges in American and Global Law Deepens International Connection in a Year Defined by Distance

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  • Megan Stull

    Catholic Law Alumna Megan Stull ’03 Named President of the Federal Communications Bar Association

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  • J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Professor and Catholic Alumnus Announced As New Members of The American Enterprise Institute

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  • Mauricio Claver-Carone

    Meet Mauricio Claver-Carone ’00, the Inaugural Recipient of the LALSA “Professional Achievement” Award

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  • Linda Estrada

    Meet Linda M. Estrada ’94, the Inaugural Recipient of the LALSA “Helped Us Find Our Way” Award

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  • Professor Mary Graw Leary

    Catholic Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research Mary Graw Leary Participates in “Modern Slavery” Webinar

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  • Madeline Taylor Diaz

    Catholic Law Alumna Madeline Taylor Diaz ’13 Co-Authors Article About U.S. Immigration System

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  • JLT masthead

    The Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology Announces the Members of Volume 30

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  • Dania Matos

    Catholic Law Alumna Dania Matos ’08 Named UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

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  • Law Review Masthead

    The Catholic University Law Review Announces the Members of Volume 71

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  • Hope Jarkowski

    Catholic Law Alumna Hope Jarkowski ’02 Will be the Keynote Speaker at Upcoming ‘NextGen Washington, D.C.’ Launch

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  • Patricia Zermeño

    Meet Patricia Zermeño ’15, the Inaugural Recipient of the LALSA “Public Service” Award

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  • Family Law in Perspective cover

    Foundation Press Announces Forthcoming Edition of Reverend Professor Emeritus Raymond C. O’Brien’s ‘Family Law in Perspective’

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  • Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi

    Catholic Law Professor Combines Scholarship and Pro Bono Practice to Win Unanimous Supreme Court Decision in Favor of Religious Liberty

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  • A Vision Forward: Policies Needed to Protect the Best Interests of ‘Category 4’ Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Catholic Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Clinic Partners with Migration and Refugee Services for Comprehensive Report on Improving Care for Unaccompanied Minors

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  • Catherine Klein & Leah Wortham

    Catholic Law Professor Catherine Klein and Professor Emerita Leah Wortham Present: “How Clinical Education Collaboration Can Benefit Our Students, Our Clients, and Ourselves”

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  • Stacy Brustin, Kathryn Doan, Joseph Kano, and Madeline Taylor Diaz

    The Catholic Law Community Joins for Discussion, “Recent Changes in Immigration Policy - Impact on the Border and Beyond”

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  • Mary Kate Pinto

    Catholic Law Rising Third-Year Student Mary Kate Pinto Named the 2021 MMTC Henry M. Rivera Fellow

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  • Student talking to a client

    Catholic Law Students Set Pro Bono Record In Unprecedented Year

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  • Tonya Gaskins

    Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development Tonya Gaskins ’03 Featured at 2021 CSM Symposium

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  • Tyler Buchholz

    Catholic Law Rising Second-Year Student Tyler Buchholz Accepted as an Equal Justice America Fellow

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  • Todd H. Gazda

    Catholic Law Alumnus Named the New Executive Director for the Collaborative for Educational Services

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  • Lady Justice statue and books

    Catholic Law Alumni Participate in CatholicU Alumni Live Law Panel

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  • Minnie Baylor-Henry

    Catholic Law Alumna Minnie Baylor-Henry ’90 Appointed to Paratek’s Board of Directors

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  • Professor Emerita Leah Wortham

    Catholic Law Professor Emerita Leah Wortham Quoted in ‘The National Law Journal’

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  • Contemporary Challenges in American and Global Law Concludes Its Year With A Superb Spring Series

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Professor J. Joel Alicea Publishes “Liberalism and Disagreement In American Constitutional Theory”

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  • Denise Whisenhunt

    Catholic Law Alumna Denise Whisenhunt ’97 Named President of Grossmont College

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  • Wictor Furman and James V. Catano

    Contemporary Challenges in American and Global Law Concludes with a Conversation on “European and US Perspectives on Investment Fund Regulation”

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  • Ricardo "Rick" Gomez

    Catholic Law Rising Third-Year Student Ricardo Gomez Receives 2021 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship

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  • Catholic Law Professor Heidi Schooner

    Catholic Law Professor Heidi M. Schooner Moderates Panel, “Comparative Perspectives on Regulating Financial Conglomerates”

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  • Dean Payne gives Stanley Woodward an award

    Catholic Law Alumnus Stanley Woodward ’08 Recognized at the 132nd Law School Commencement

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  • Dean Payne and Anika Smith

    2020 and 2021 Graduates Awarded Honors for Academic Achievement, Pro Bono Participation, and Contributions to the Community

    During the Law School's 132nd Commencement students from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 were awarded the highest honors for academic achievement, pro bono participation, and contributions to the Law School community.

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  • Mark Holden

    Catholic Law Alumnus Mark Holden ’88 Quoted on Bringing Greater Balance to America’s Legal System

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  • 2021 Commencement Ceremony

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Celebrates its 132nd Commencement Exercises

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  • Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Featured on an Episode of ‘Legal Talk Today’

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  • zoom gallery

    Institute and Special Program Students Recognized at Virtual Certificate Ceremony

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  • Stacy Douglas

    Catholic Law Alumna Stacy Douglas ’98 Joins Everett Dorey LLP

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  • Speakers for 100 days talk

    Catholic Law Alumni Association Hosted A Bipartisan Discussion of “100 Days of President Joseph R. Biden’s Administration”

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  • Kate Almen

    Catholic Law Alumna Katherine Almen ’18 Included in ABA Member Spotlight

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  • Regina T. Jefferson & Elżbieta Karska

    In the Penultimate Program of the Spring Series, Contemporary Challenges in American and Global Law Examines Retirement Savings Policy as a Human Right

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  • Professor Lucia A. Silecchia

    Catholic Law Professor Lucia A. Silecchia Appointed to the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Continuing Legal Education

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  • Multiple law student head shots in a collage

    Celebrating Catholic Law's Class of 2021 Graduates Entering Public Service

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  • Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Participates on Panel at the ABA Virtual 2021 May Tax Meeting

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  • Department of Justice seal

    Catholic Law Alumnus William H. McDermott ’11 Sworn in as Immigration Judge

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  • Leah Wortham

    Catholic Law Professor Emerita Leah Wortham Weighs in on Alex Oh’s Departure from the SEC

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  • Professor Lucia Silecchia

    Catholic Law Professor Lucia A. Silecchia Publishes “A ‘Directed Trust’ Approach to Intergenerational Solidarity in American Environmental Law and Policy: A Modest Proposal”

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  • Shelby Wood

    Student Spotlight: Meet Second-Year Law Student Shelby Wood

    Catholic Law has a unique mission of service which, among other things, helps its students grow both as professionals and as people. This commitment to serving others is shared by Catholic Law students—including second-year law student Shelby Wood, whose established dedication to others has led her now to pursue a career in the armed forces. Wood has recently been selected into the Air Force JAG Corps - One Year College Program. During her upcoming 3L year, she will complete the AF-ROTC One Year Program with Detachment 130 out of Howard University. Following graduation, Wood will be commissioned to active duty in the Air Force JAG Corps. Recently, Wood took some time to reflect on her experience at Catholic Law and her pursuit of a career in the Air Force.

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  • Catherine Klein and Leah Wortham

    Catholic Law Professors Catherine Klein and Leah Wortham Present at the American Association of Law School’s Clinical Conference

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  • Catholic Law Professor Lucia A. Silecchia

    Catholic Law Professor Lucia A. Silecchia’s Recurring Column, “On Ordinary Times,” Picked Up by ‘The Boston Pilot’

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  • Professor Emeritus Rev. Raymond O'Brien

    Catholic Law Professor Emeritus Rev. Raymond C. O’Brien Publishes “Child Support and Joint Physical Custody

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  • Catholic Law Professor Elizabeth Winston

    Catholic Law Professor Elizabeth Winston Publishes Two Articles Discussing Innovation in America

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  • Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Colinvaux Discusses the Implications to Federal Law of Americans for Prosperity Foundation Supreme Court Case

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  • Law school with cherry blossoms

    Catholic Law Announces New Board of Visitors and Alumni Council Leadership

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  • Justin and Steve

    A Story of Two Catholic Law Alumni Meeting in the Strangest of Places

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  • Mary Graw Leary & Aleksandra Kustra-Rogatka

    Contemporary Challenges in American and Global Law Considers “#MeToo and #Black Lives Matter: Conflicting Objectives or Opportunities for Advancement of Shared Priorities?”

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  • Tonya Gaskins

    Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development Tonya Gaskins ’03 Presents at 2021 Annual Education Conference

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  • Seton Parsons (3L)

    Catholic Law Student Seton Parsons (3L) Pens Op-Ed and Is Published Statewide in Alabama

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  • Virtual Reality conference about covid-19

    2021 District of Columbia Judicial & Bar Conference Panel Organized and Moderated by Two Catholic Law Alumnae

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  • Marie Sylla-Dixon

    Catholic Law Alumna Marie Sylla-Dixon ’02 Named to Top 100 Diversity Officers List

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  • Michael Cozzi

    Student Spotlight: Meet First-Year Law Student Michael Cozzi

    As the mission of Catholic Law states, the Law School strives “to discover, preserve, and impart truth in all its forms; to achieve academic distinction in the Catholic intellectual tradition; and to assure, in an institutional manner, faithfulness to the University’s Christian inspiration.” Its students eagerly pursue an exceptional legal education that prepares them for their future vocation. For first-year law student Michael Cozzi, his decision to pursue a law degree has been an opportunity to grow in his academic and professional curiosity and discern his vocation. As his first year draws to a close, Cozzi took a moment to reflect on his Catholic law experience so fair.

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  • Brendan Carr

    The Catholic Law Community Celebrates 2021 Virtual Dean’s Benefit For Student Scholarships

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  • Mark Holden

    Catholic Law Alumnus Mark Holden ’88 Joins 21 Experts to Comment on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

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  • Taylor Bernhardt

    Catholic Law First-Year Student Taylor Bernhardt Receives 2021 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

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  • Mary Maloney

    Catholic Law First-Year Student Mary Maloney Receives 2021 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

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  • Rebecca Benedetto

    Student Spotlight: Meet Fourth-Year Evening Student Rebecca Benedetto

    Catholic Law’s Part-time Evening Division is carefully designed to meet the needs of working professionals pursuing their JDs. With supportive faculty and staff and a small, tight-knit community, students have four years to complete their degrees—allowing them to balance full-time work with the rigorous expectations that come with completing a law degree. With mere weeks left in her law school career, fourth-year law student Rebecca Benedetto reflected on her time at Catholic Law.

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  • Cara Drinan

    Join Catholic Law Professor Cara H. Drinan for the Upcoming Panel “January 6: Citizenship and the Future of American Democracy”

    The assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was an unprecedented moment of violence and self-destruction. The Spring Speakers Series, "American Impasse: Politics, Citizenship, and Democracy in 2021," sponsored by the Catholic University of America’s School of Arts and Sciences, has gathered leading voices from across the political spectrum to discuss the origins and effects of January 6.

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  • AALS Faculty Focus graphic

    Catholic Law Professor Veryl Miles Participates in Faculty Focus Webinar “Navigating Faculty Politics”

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  • William Haun

    Catholic Law Alumnus William Haun ’12 Delivers Faith in Action Talk On “Not Lost but Found: Finding Freedom in Submission to God”

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  • Law school courtyard entrance

    2021 Columbus Awards Night

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  • Professor Alicea

    Catholic Law Faculty Research Series Reframes “Liberalism and Disagreement in American Constitutional Theory”

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  • Katarzyna Wolska-Wrona & Judge Diane Kiesel

    Contemporary Challenges in American and Global Law Begins Its Spring Session with a Discussion on Combating Gender-Based Violence

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  • Timothy Manion

    Student Spotlight: Meet Second-Year Law Student Timothy Manion

    The Catholic Law community is collegial, compassionate, and connected. Known for an atmosphere of camaraderie and a small student-faculty ratio, students are happy to see their peers succeed in this unforgettable law school experience. For second-year law student Timothy Manion, this was exactly the type of law school he was looking for and what most attracted him to Catholic Law. Manion explained, “Most other schools I applied to have a hyper-competitive atmosphere. I could tell Catholic was much more focused on community, and that has proven true.” He added, “Since coming to Catholic, I’ve made great connections and even better friends I know I can rely on. Having such an incredible support group has made my law school experience much easier than if I had to spend all my time competing against my classmates.” As Manion approaches the end of his second year of law school, he took time to reflect on his experience so far.

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  • Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi

    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi Outlines “COVID’s Religious Liberty Lesson for Courts”

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  • Capitol in Washington, DC

    Catholic Law Presents “Law Alumni in Government Contracts”

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  • Kathleen Mauck

    Student Spotlight: Meet Third-Year Law Student Kathleen Mauck

    Located in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., Catholic Law provides its students with the small-school community feel while still providing allowing for easy access to the nation’s legal epicenter. For Catholic Law third-year, and native Washingtonian, Kathleen Mauck, growing up in the nation’s capital fueled her early interest in politics and law. With graduation looming on the horizon, Mauck took a moment to reflect on her time at Catholic Law.

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  • Anthony Minute (2L)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Second-Year Law Student Anthony Minute

    Some enter law school with a general interest in the law, but not sure specifically which area they want to focus on. Others start their J.D. passionate about a particular area of study and ready to lean into a career direction. Catholic Law’s offerings of academic concentrations allow for students to follow their passions with advanced levels of expertise in some of today’s most dynamic areas of the law. For Catholic Law second-year Anthony Minute, the opportunity to follow his interest in securities law has set him up for success. Minute recently reflected on his first two years in law school.

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  • Student Organization discussion of Lawrence v. Texas

    Catholic Law Student Groups Join Together to Discuss “Lawrence v. Texas: 18 years later”

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  • Caleb Parker and Mary Delaney

    Catholic Law Moot Court Team Earn Runner-Up Best Brief at 4th Annual Ellen A. (Nell) Hennessy Moot Court Competition

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  • Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Joins With Eleven Scholars on Supreme Court Amicus Brief

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  • Brain Barth (3L)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Third-Year Law Student Brian Barth

    Catholic Law strives to achieve academic distinction. It is committed to making substantial and lasting contributions to the enrichment of knowledge, the integrity of the legal profession, and the enhancement of the welfare of the community—all rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. This established Catholic tradition and the school’s long history resonated with third-year law student Brian Barth when choosing a law school three years ago. Now, as Barth prepares for graduation and the next chapter in his legal career, he took a moment to reflect on what his Catholic Law experience has meant to him.

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  • Catholic Law's Slowinski courtroom

    Catholic Law’s Federalist Society and American Constitution Society Co-Host “Perspectives on the Administrative State"

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  • Group of photos from past Global Law events

    Contemporary Challenges in American and Global Law Concludes its Winter Season and Eagerly Awaits the Spring Season of Events

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  • Chris Huff (2L)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Second-Year Law Student Chris Huff

    The last 18 months have been unlike any other in recent memory. For law students, it has required unprecedented adjustments and adapting to new ways of learning (much of which was virtual). In navigating the pandemic, Catholic Law students—especially first- and second-years, who have had very little time in a typical law school environment—have demonstrated resiliency and commitment to the law and serving others. Despite these obstacles, for second-year law student Chris Huff, intellectual curiosity passed down from his grandfather has helped him to find success in law school.

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  • Linda Estrada, Patricia Zermeno, and Mauricio Claver-Carone

    Catholic Law’s Latin American Law Students Association Celebrates Inaugural Alumni Awards Ceremony

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  • Rebecca Fuller, Daniel Judge, and Timothy Hansen

    CSL Prize in Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Award Winners

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law is pleased to announce the winners and finalists in the inaugural CSL Prize in Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing competition held in conjunction with its' February 26-27, 2021 Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference.

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  • Kiva Zytnick

    Catholic Law Pro Bono Program Participates In D.C. Represents Campaign

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  • Catholic Law entrance with Cherry Blossoms in bloom

    Catholic Law Hosts 4th Annual Ellen A. (Nell) Hennessy Employee Benefits Competition

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  • ProBono at CUA Law

    Catholic Law Students Partner With Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico

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  • Jon Nass '02

    Catholic Law Alumnus Jon Nass ’02 Named CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Gulfport

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  • Law School Entrance

    Catholic Law Jumps 9 Spots in the US News Rankings

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  • Tara K. Giunta and Heather C. Fischer

    Catholic Law’s CICR Program Presents a Virtual Discussion on “Business Accountability for Human Rights”

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  • Shala Barney and Garrett Tracey

    Catholic Law Third-Years Win 2021 Chief Judge Eugene Hamilton Moot Court Competition

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  • Larry Grassini and Sharon Grassini

    Cheers to 50 Years: Larry Grassini ’70 on Law & Wine

    When Larry Grassini ’70 entered the Law School in the fall of 1967, his torts professor was the revered Dean Vernon X. Miller who, in addition to concluding his tenure as Dean, was also the author of a well-used textbook on torts. While Grassini has practiced tort trial law for the last 50 years, the foremost tenet he took from the Dean was that “the way you practice law and your reputation will always be your most treasured asset.” Under Dean Miller’s stewardship, students operated under a written honor code, one that valued truth and integrity in all areas of law practice. The Law School supported this system by having no professors or proctors during exams. Classmates were partners in learning, not competitors. Grassini took the Dean’s advice to heart and for the last 50 years has been committed to dealing with other lawyers, judges, and clients consistent with the philosophy he learned so many years ago.

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  • Catholic Law's National Mock Trial Team

    Catholic Law's Trial Team Announces Tryouts, Finishes Another Strong Season

    Catholic Law's National Mock Trial Team’s 2020-2021 competition season has come to a close, marked by strong finishes reflective of the stellar program. The team’s depth of skill was evident in its ability to adapt strong trial advocacy to virtual trials: every team member advanced at a competition this year. The season included finishing 5th in the East at Denver Law’s Summit Cup, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen at the Bracket Challenge, advancing to the regional semi-final at the National Trial Competition, and finishing as regional finalists at the American Association for Justice trial competition.

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  • Guest Speakers Gaspar Kot & Chris Concannon

    The Winter Series of Contemporary Challenges in American and Global Law Concludes With A Discussion About “Sustainable Investment”

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  • Lauren Sormani

    Catholic Law Student Lauren Sormani (3L) Presented with a National Ataxia Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award

    During the closing ceremonies of the National Ataxia Foundation’s (NAF) 2021 Annual Ataxia Conference—held virtually March 10-13—Catholic Law student Lauren Sormani (3L) was recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award for her dedication to the Ataxia community.

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  • Shala Barney (3L)

    Catholic Law Third-Year Shala Barney is a 2021 Charles Hamilton Houston Essay Competition Winner

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  • Lucia Silecchia

    Catholic Law Professor Lucia Silecchia Speaks at “Women in Environmental Law”

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  • Hispanic National Bar Association logo

    Catholic Law Third-Year Students Compete in the Hispanic National Bar Association 26th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition

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  • Mark Nobile (3L) and Professor Susanna Fischer

    Student Scholar Mark Nobile (3L) Presents His Research, “Bet On It”

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  • Seigenthaler-Sutherland National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

    Catholic Law Hosts 71st Annual Seigenthaler-Sutherland National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

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  • India Thusi

    Catholic Law’s Faculty Research Series Continues with a Presentation from Professor India Thusi

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  • Svantje Swider (3L)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Third-Year Law Student Svantje Swider

    Is it ever too late to pivot your career trajectory? That is the question Catholic Law third-year student Svantje Swider asked herself when she was considering leaving an eight-year career at the Department of Defense to pursue her JD. Swider shared, “I had thought that I really wanted to do National Security and I did enjoy a lot of aspects of working in National Security as a field, but you don’t really know what it’s going to be like until you get there.” She continued, “A couple of years in, I realized that I wanted to do something else long-term for a career.” Many of Swider’s college friends, who like her had studied foreign affairs during their undergraduate studies, had gone straight to law school, so the less traditional path that lay before her felt somewhat daunting. Luckily, around the same time, Swider’s younger brother was beginning his JD as an “older than average law student.” With his experience and support, Swider felt confident in her decision to take the plunge. Now, as her time at Catholic Law is drawing to a close, Swider took an opportunity to reflect on her law school experience.

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  • Cecilia (O'Connell) Miller '00

    Catholic Law Alumna Cecilia (O’Connell) Miller ’00 Named Shareholder at Buchalter

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  • law school building

    Catholic Law Student Bar Association Presents “Trust Me I’m (Almost) A Lawyer”

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    “I remember reading a bunch of books about all the different careers you could go into with a law degree and I think so many people assume, ‘Oh I need to do something in a law firm or in a judicial position.’ But there are so many amazing opportunities, especially in D.C., in the policy space.” For Distinguished Recent Alumni Award recipient Jennifer Pierotti Lim ’10 going to law school was never about getting the “right job” and taking the “right path” to get there. It was about pursuing her passions and finding the “right fit” for her; putting her JD to use in a less traditional way.

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    Four decades. That’s how long it has been since Patrick M. Regan ’80 began his relationship with Catholic Law. From student to active alumni to adjunct professor—he has shown his deep love and support for the Law School in an enumerate number of ways. As a recipient of the Columbus School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award, Regan—humbled by the celebration—reflected on his 40 years within the Law School community and the gifts they have shared with one another.

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    Sometimes, the career you start out in isn’t quite what you expected. For J. Michael Hannon ’80, that’s exactly what he experienced in his first career as a high school English teacher and swimming coach in Montgomery County, Maryland. Hannon had enjoyed teaching and coaching high-caliber swimmers, but after returning to high school teaching post master’s degree, “he became restless with the education bureaucracy […and] concluded that the modern public school system was no longer in the business of education.” It was then that he decided that his next step would be to go to law school.

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  • Deborah Watson-Stokes

    Meet a 2020 Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient Assistant District Attorney Deborah Watson-Stokes ’90

    “I thought being a great homicide attorney was going to be my legacy. However, my legacy turned out to be mentorship. I have had the privilege to mentor so many young attorneys—African American attorneys, female attorneys, and others. Now, I’m like a proud mom. My attorneys are everywhere. They’re everywhere.” Deborah Watson-Stokes ’90 has been working in the public service sector for three decades. Now the Supervisor of the Municipal Court Unit and Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Watson-Stokes spent 30 years as a prosecutor, 18 of those years serving in the Homicide Division. She has tried more homicide cases than any other female prosecutor in Philadelphia and all of Pennsylvania, earning herself the playful epithet, “The First Lady.” Watson-Stokes’ hard work and desire to serve each community of which she is a part has provided her with opportunities to build her impressive career.

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    “I attended law school for two reasons. First, while working as a newspaper reporter, I fell in love with covering the Supreme Court; it was interesting and intellectually challenging. Unfortunately, I was not knowledgeable enough to be able to do the kind of thorough analysis of pending legal issues necessary to do the job right [ …] The other reason I attended law school is because of Professor Harvey Zuckman.” This thirst for knowledge and high-level teaching is what set Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient the Honorable Diane Kiesel ’85 on her course from journalist to judge.

     

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    Catholic Law offers an enhanced curriculum to students interested in exploring the many important legal questions and policy debates surrounding various specialized areas of practice. In allowing students to focus on a specialization, they graduate practice-ready in the area of their chosen interest. Third-year law student John Bat recently shared about his journey to Catholic Law and his experiences learning and working in the Law and Technology Institute (LTI) and Comparative and International Law Institute (CILI).

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    If you worked or went to law school with Yvette Banker ’16 and Carl “CJ” Hobbs ’16 between 2012 and 2016, it might come as a surprise to you that the two Catholic Law alumni are married. Not because they do not make a great couple—they certainly do—but simply because they always emphasized the importance of keeping things professional during law school. Both Hobbs and Banker considered law school to be a professional environment.

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    Catholic Law is dedicated to the ideals of the dignity of each human person. With a comprehensive, practical, and focused legal curriculum, students are able to focus on service to others—using the law as a tool for advocacy and positive change. For second-year law student Nikita Vasudevan, advocacy is paramount to her pursuit of a law degree. Recently, Vasudevan shared about her experience at Catholic Law and what being an advocate looks like for her.

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  • Michael F. Curtin

    Meet the 2020 William Callyhan Robinson Alumni Award Recipient Michael F. Curtin ’65

    Fifty-eight years ago, Michael F. Curtin ’65 made the decision to attend law school. From the moment he set foot in the 18th Street building (where Catholic Law was located until 1967) in the fall of 1962, he knew he had made the right decision in attending Catholic Law. “The Law School has been integral to my life as a lawyer and as a person.” Now, after receiving the William Callyhan Robinson Alumni Award, Curtin looked back on the lessons he took from his Catholic Law education and how they put him on the path to success.

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