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2022 Catholic Law News

  • Professor Elizabeth Kirk

    Elizabeth Kirk, Director of the Center for Law and the Human Person, Quoted in ‘The Christian Post’ Article

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  • Stephanie M. Brochert '13

    Catholic Law Alumna Stephanie M. Brochert ’13 Elected President of the Women's Bar Association, Oakland Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

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  • Professor Marshall J. Breger

    Professor Marshall J. Breger Participates in “Forum for Promoting Common Values Among the Followers of Religion”

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  • 2022 Commencement march

    2022 Law Graduates Awarded Honors for Academic Achievement, Pro Bono Participation, and Contributions to the Community

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  • Students at the 2022 Catholic Law Commencement

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Celebrates the 133rd Commencement Exercises

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  • All of the Certificate recipients with their groups

    Institute and Special Program Students Recognized at 2022 Certificate Ceremony

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  • The Honorable Barbara Lagoa

    The Honorable Barbara Lagoa to Speak at 2022 Law School Commencement

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  • Trent Trespalacios (1L)

    Catholic Law Rising Second-Year Student Kent Trespalacios Receives 2022 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

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  • Mark Dela Pena (1L)

    Catholic Law Rising Second-Year Student Mark Dela Peña Receives 2022 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship

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  • Dr. Aaron Dominguez and Katherine Gamelin Crowley

    The Law School’s Katherine Gamelin Crowley ’10 Receives Student Impact Award

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  • Professor Megan La Belle

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

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  • Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Participates in the DC Bar’s 2022 Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update Conference

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  • John N. Sharifi

    Lecturer John N. Sharifi Argues Before Maryland’s Highest Court

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  • Professor Marshall Breger

    Professor Marshall J. Breger to Present at ‘The Vatican and Permanent Neutrality’ Book Launch

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  • Leah Wortham, Robert Bauer, and Jonathan McGowan

    Professor Emerita Leah Wortham Participates in Panel Discussion ‘The Decline of Judicial Independence in Europe: Is the U.S. on the Same Path?’

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  • Bradford Kelley

    Catholic Law Lecturer Bradford Kelley Named A Member of Law360’s 2022 Employment Authority Discrimination Editorial Board

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  • Professor Mark Rienzi

    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi Featured on a Recent Episode of the ‘Gray Matters’ Podcast

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  • Professor Mary Graw Leary

    Mary Graw Leary, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Quoted in ‘Forbes’ Regarding Social Media and Section 230

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Professor J. Joel Alicea Furthers the Constitutional Originalism Debate With “Why Originalism Is Consistent with Natural Law: A Reply to Critics”

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  • Dean Mary Graw Leary

    Catholic Law Faculty Research Series Concludes the Year Discussing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

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  • The Honorable Coral Wong Pietsch

    Work Hard, Be Kind: Meet Diversity Leadership Alumni Award Recipient The Honorable Coral Wong Pietsch ’74

    “Work hard. Be kind. Don’t be afraid to start at the bottom.” The Honorable Coral Wong Pietsch ’74 has worked in public service her entire career. She has served as a member of the United States Army JAG Corps, worked in the nonprofit space, served as Deputy Attorney General for the state of Hawaii, acted as a civilian attorney for the army, and was appointed Commissioner of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission. Now looking back over her career, Judge Pietsch recognizes the importance of working hard and blazing one’s own trail.

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  • D. Michael Lyles

    Take Every Opportunity: Meet Diversity Leadership Alumni Award Recipient D. Michael Lyles ’94

    “My career was developed as much by necessity as it was my desires.” D. Michael Lyles ’94 has built a successful and rewarding career by making the most of each opportunity presented to him — even if it’s not always been in the way he envisioned it. Now City Attorney for the city of Annapolis, Maryland, Lyles uses the wealth of public and government experience he’s built up over the years in order to serve others.

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  • Frank Garza

    Faith, Family, and Flexibility: Meet Diversity Leadership Alumni Award Recipient Frank Garza ’86

    “Faith, family, and flexibility.” These are the words Frank Garza ’86 uses when describing his career — especially in defining his early career. Currently, Garza is a shareholder at Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza and currently serves as City Attorney for the cities of Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Cibolo, Helotes, Hondo, Karnes City, Robstown, Rockwall, and Terrell Hills. He has come to this point in his career through hard work — remaining flexible and dynamic to gain extensive public and employment law experience.

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  • Alumni talking at Barristers' Reception

    Catholic Law Celebrates Inaugural Barristers’ Society Reception

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  • Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Quoted in Recent ‘Law360’ Article

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  • Catholic Law main entrance

    Catholic Law’s Building Earns Top 10 Ranking in Law School Building Survey

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  • Panel discussion

    The Center for Human Rights and The Center for Law & the Human Person Co-Host: The Inter-American Human Rights System: Challenges to Its Legitimacy and The Road Ahead

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  • 2022-23 SBA

    Catholic Law Announces the Newly Elected Leaders of SBA, CPC, and ELSA

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  • Marathon Award Winners

    Two Time-Honored Traditions are Back at Catholic Law

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  • SPIL Field Day

    Students for Public Interest Law (SPIL) Hosts First Annual Field Day

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  • Professor Emeritus George P. Smith

    Catholic Law Professor Emeritus George P. Smith Publishes “Pursuing a Right to Genetic Happiness”

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Professor J. Joel Alicea Pens Op-Ed in ‘National Review’

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  • Jerry Phillips

    Catholic Law Presents “Reflections from El Paso & Juarez - The Human Impact of U.S. Border Policy”

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  • Ukrainian Flag

    Catholic Law Second-Year Student Lydia Korostelova Quoted in ‘Catholic Standard’

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  • Roger Hartley

    Professor Roger Hartley’s Scholarship Referenced in ‘Reuters’

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  • Students outside talking

    Sunshine and Succulents: Catholic Law Students Enjoy an “Easter Paint and Plant” Event

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  • Students prepping for LSPs

    First-Year Lawyering Skills Program (LSP) Culminates in Live Appellate Arguments Exercise

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  • Panel discussion at conference

    Catholic Law Hosts Business Accountability for Human Rights: Addressing Human Rights Issues in Global Supply Chains Conference

    On April 7, 2022, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law) — in collaboration with Paul Hastings LLP — hosted government officials, business people, lawyers, scholars, and representatives of faith traditions to explore human rights issues in global supply chains.

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Professor J. Joel Alicea Was Featured on a Recent Episode of the ‘Advisory Opinions’ Podcast

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Professor J. Joel Alicea Recognized by the University with Young Faculty Scholar’s Award

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  • Professor Mary Graw Leary

    Mary Graw Leary, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Discusses Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

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  • Gavel, scales, and law books

    Catholic Law Presents “Modern Prosecution: A View From the Bench”

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  • Timonthy Manion and Jesse Raines

    Catholic Law Students Recognized as Oral Presentation Finalists at University Research Day

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  • 2022 Catholic University Research Day

    Catholic Law Faculty and Students Participate in Seventh Annual Catholic University Research Day

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  • Renée-Lauren Ellis ’10

    The Black Law Student Mentoring and Leadership Program Continues Mentoring and Leadership Series

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic University’s Law School Launches New Project on the Constitution with Justice Alito as Honorary Chair of Advisory Council

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  • 25 Years and 26 of the Internet's Most Controversial Words: Section 230 and the Modern Internet

    The Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology Hosts Annual Symposium, 25 Years and 26 of the Internet's Most Controversial Words: Section 230 and the Modern Internet

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  • Louis Brown, Brian Svoboda, and Glenn Willard

    The Law and Public Policy Lecture Series Presents: “Fully Human: Discernment, Change, and Growth for the Beltway Lawyer”

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  • Chima Okoli '17

    Catholic Law Hosts: Name, Image, & Likeness: A Discussion on Sports, Law & Society

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  • SCOTUS

    Catholic Law Third-Year Student Jada Haughton Quoted in ‘Bloomberg Law’

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  • Dalton Nichols

    Meet 2022 CSL Prize Finalist Dalton Nichols, Regent University School of Law

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  • Tyler Mlakar

    Meet 2022 CSL Prize Finalist Tyler Mlakar, University of Arkansas School of Law

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  •  Trevor Paul

    Meet 2022 CSL Prize Runner-Up Trevor Paul, Texas A&M University School of Law

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  • Miles Skedsvold

    Meet 2022 CSL Prize Winner Miles Skedsvold, University of Georgia Law School

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  • John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads

    Faith in Action Continues With ‘John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads’

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  • Professor Marshall Breger

    Professor Marshall J. Breger Publishes New Book, ‘The Vatican and Permanent Neutrality’

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  • Group of students at a meeting table

    Catholic Law Students Partner With Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico for 2022 Alternative Spring Break

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  • Daniel Hughes (3L)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Third-Year Law Student Daniel Hughes

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  • Law School with Cherry Blossoms

    A Law School on the Rise: Catholic Law Jumps 17 Places in Two Years of US News Rankings

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  • The Fundamentals of Elder Law cover

    Reverend Professor Emeritus Raymond C. O’Brien’s New Edition of ‘The Fundamentals of Elder Law’ Coming Soon

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  • Nell Hennessy Winners

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

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  • 2019 Trial Team Champions with Coaches

    Catholic Law National Mock Trial Team Faculty John Sharifi and Lindsey Cloud Featured on ‘Unscripted Direct’

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Professor J. Joel Alicea Participates in AEI Conference, The Jurisprudence of Justice Samuel Alito

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  • Pills falling out of a container

    2022 Student Scholars Series Concludes with Third-Year Kerry O’Donnell’s Presentation ‘In Favor of Deregulating Medication-Assisted Treatment for the Telemedical Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder’

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  • Gavel with scales

    2022 CSL Prize in Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Award Winners

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  • Professor Jessica Steinberg

    Catholic Law’s Faculty Research Series Welcomes GW Professor Jessica Steinberg

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  • Checking into the SSC

    Catholic Law Hosts 72nd Annual Seigenthaler-Sutherland National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

    On March 18-19, nearly 140 competitors, coaches, judges, and lawyers took part in the 72nd Annual Seigenthaler-Sutherland National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, hosted by Catholic Law and co-sponsored by the Law School’s Center for Religious Liberty.

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  • CCLS Clinic Panel

    Catholic Law Student Organizations Co-Host Columbus Community Legal Services Clinic Panel

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  • Professor Cara H. Drinan

    Catholic Law Professor Cara H. Drinan Publishes Opinion Piece in ‘Maryland Matters’

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  • Ukrainian Flag

    The Catholic Law Community Gather for a Roundtable Discussion on the War in Ukraine

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  • Jennifer Howley

    Catholic Law Second-Year Student Jennifer Howley Selected to Attend CAVC’s 15th Judicial Conference

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  • Frank Garza, The Honorable Coral Wong Pietsch, and D. Michael Lyles

    Catholic Law Honors Three Alumni at the First Diversity Leadership Alumni Awards Reception

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  • Professor Elizabeth Winston

    Catholic Law Professor Elizabeth Winston Presents at the Roundtable Series for the Judiciary on IP and Case Management

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  • Professor Lucia A. Silecchia

    Catholic Law Professor Lucia A. Silecchia Publishes a Commentary on the ‘Great Resignation’

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  • Professor Marshall Breger

    Catholic Law Professor Marshall Breger Pens Opinion Piece Published in ‘Moment’ Magazine

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  • Communications Tower

    The Law and Technology Institute Presents The Dean William Callyhan Robinson Lecture Series - Stewardship of the Airwaves in the Digital Age

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  • Veryl Miles, Shani Butts, and D. Michael Lyles

    The Black Law Student Mentoring and Leadership Program Hosts Inaugural Lunchtime Event

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  • Journal of Law and Technology Volume 31 masthead

    Volume 30 of the Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology would like to congratulate the new Executive Editorial Board of Volume 31

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  • Gavel with scale in background

    Catholic Law Alumna Elizabeth Leaming ’92 Nominated to the Connecticut Superior Court

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  • Julia Whitelock

    Catholic Law Alumna Julia Whitelock ’08 Joins Hudson Cook

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  • Stuart Pimsler and his book photo credit V. Paul Virtucio

    Catholic Law Alumnus Stuart Pimsler ’74 Releases His New Book, ‘The Choreography of Care’

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  • D. Michael Lyles '94

    Catholic Law Alumnus D. Michael Lyles ’94 Featured in ‘What’s Up?’ Ahead of Diversity Leadership Alumni Award Recognition

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  • Professor Cara Drinan

    Catholic Law Professor Cara H. Drinan Participates in Conference Hosted by ‘William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal’

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  • Professor David Crawford

    Catholic Law’s Center for Law and the Human Person Lecture Series Continues With “Abortion and the Meaning of Life: Some Anthropological Implications of the Viability Standard”

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  • People walking into a building

    Catholic Law’s Business Accountability for Human Rights Series Sets the Stage for Upcoming Conference

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  • Vania Smith

    Catholic Law Alumna Vania Smith ’20 Named 2022 Stetson Advocacy Writing Competition Award Winner

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  • Law school entrance

    The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Hosts Second Annual Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference

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  • CICR networking in atrium

    CICR Presents an Alumni Career Panel and Networking Reception

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  • Samantha Soter

    Catholic Law Student Samantha Soter (2L) Earns Best Oralist Recognition at D.C. Cup Moot Court Competition

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  • ransomware

    The 2022 Student Scholars Series Continues with Third-Year Mercedes Wilson-Barthes’ Research on ‘Ransomware Attacks on City Governments: Past, Present, and Future’

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  • Gavel and scales with books

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

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  • Rob Kelner

    The Law and Public Policy Lecture Series Presents: “In the Arena: Political Law & Crisis Management”

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  • Lindsay Robertson

    Catholic Law’s Faculty Research Series Welcomes Professor Lindsay Robertson to Speak on McGirt v. Oklahoma

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  • Matthew Rein and Alexandra Heyl

    Catholic Law First-Years Compete in the Annual SoapBox Competition

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  • Eugene Volokh, Lawrence VanDyke, and Ash Bhagwat

    Catholic Law Hosts Inaugural Program in The Seigenthaler Debates

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  • Joe & Carol Hurley

    Catholic Law Fourth-Year Evening Student Joseph Hurley Featured in ‘The National Jurist'

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  • Professor Mark Rienzi

    Catholic Law Professor Mark Rienzi Comments On Protecting Religious Liberty for New York Health Care Workers

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  • Law Review Volume 72 masthead

    Volume 71 of the Catholic University Law Review would like to congratulate the incoming Executive Board of Volume 72

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  • Child sitting in the dark - Photo 158850110 / Child Welfare © Flynt | Dreamstime.com

    2022 Annual Catholic University Law Review Symposium Examines “The Current State of Child Welfare: How Decreasing Child Poverty Can Aid in Meaningful Reform Thereof”

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  • People walking into a building

    Catholic Law Holds a Discussion Regarding Faith Perspectives on Business Accountability for Human Rights

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  • Senators standing at a podium - Earn It Act

    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research Mary Graw Leary Participates in Congressional Briefing

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  • Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom

    The Catholic Law Community Finds Opportunity Through The DCAA Mediation Program

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  • John N. Sharifi

    Lecturer John N. Sharifi successfully petitions Maryland’s highest court to grant certiorari in double homicide case

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  • Judges Gavel, scale and books

    Catholic Law OCPD Presents “Judicial Clerkships: Why to Consider Them and How to Land One”

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  • Frankie Orrico (3L)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Third-Year Law Student Frankie Orrico

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  • Professor Lucia Silecchia

    Catholic Law Professor Lucia A. Silecchia Speaks at the Legal Humanities Fellowship Program

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  • First Place winners of 28th Annual NatTel

    Catholic Law & the FCBA Welcome Teams to Campus for the 28th Annual National Telecommunications and Technology Moot Court Competition

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  • Will Jawando '07

    Catholic Law Alumnus Will Jawando ’07 Returns to the Law School to Speak About The Gift of Mentors

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law’s Center for Law and the Human Person Begins Lecture Series With “Dobbs and the Future of Constitutional Interpretation”

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  • Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Quoted in Connection with Introduction of ACE Act

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  • Rebekah Green (4E)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Fourth-Year Evening Student Rebekah Green

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  • Professor Roger Colinvaux

    Catholic Law Professor Roger Colinvaux Publishes a Letter to the Editor in ‘The Chronicle of Philanthropy’

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  • Professor Cara Drinan

    Catholic Law Professor Cara H. Drinan Testifies in Maryland Senate Hearings

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  • Washington, DC at night

    Catholic Law OCPD Hosts “D.C. Legal Market and Job Search Tips”

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  • Rural road

    The 2022 Student Scholars Series Begins with Third-Year Kelly Laughlin’s Examination of ‘Rural Broadband Buildout’

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  • Isabella Richardson

    Student Spotlight: Meet Third-Year Law Student Isabella Richardson

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  • Two podiums facing each other

    Catholic Law’s Seigenthaler Debates: Legal Scholars Debate First Amendment Issues

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  • Professor Megan La Belle

    Catholic Law Faculty Research Presentations Begins the New Year With an Explanation of “Personal Jurisdiction and the Fairness Factor(s)”

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  • Washington, DC

    The Law and Public Policy Lecture Series Presents: “Across the Aisle—Nonprofit Advocacy”

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  • Lecturer Roger Lu Phillips

    ‘The New York Times’ Quotes Catholic Law Lecturer Roger Lu Phillips

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  • Devin Lattuga (3L)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Third-Year Law Student Devin Lattuga

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  • Mark Rienzi

    A Martin Luther King Day Reminder: Religion Matters in Public Life

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  • The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

    Catholic Law Students Partner with The Veterans Consortium to Provide Pro Bono Assistance to Veterans

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  • Schooner, Smith, and Crowley

    Members of the Catholic Law Community Participate in AALS 2022 Annual Meeting Panel Regarding Perception of Part-Time Students

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  • Professor J. Joel Alicea

    Catholic Law Professor J. Joel Alicea Publishes “Liberalism and Disagreement In American Constitutional Theory” in ‘Virginia Law Review’

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  • State Flag of Virginia

    Catholic Law Alumnus John Littel ’89 Announced as the Next Secretary of Health & Human Resources of Virginia

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  • Professor Veryl Miles

    Catholic Law Professor Veryl Miles speaks at 2022 AALS Annual Meeting

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  • Nicole Rocha (2L)

    Student Spotlight: Meet Second-Year Law Student Nicole Rocha

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  • Mark Rienzi and Sam Brownback

    Two Members of Catholic Law’s Center for Religious Liberty Participate in “Institutional Religious Freedom: Exploring Contemporary Policy Challenges”

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  • Catholic Law Professor Mary Graw Leary

    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research Mary Graw Leary Makes Comment on NPR’s Morning Edition

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