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UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
newsletter update FEBRUARY 2012
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Shelley BroderickIn an interview with WUSA9, Dean Katherine S. Broderick discusses the murder trial of George Huguely, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing women's lacrosse player Yardley Love. Read More.

Lawyers CommitteeThe Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law's Community Development Project (CDP) is working with the Community Development Clinic to provide law students with the opportunity to help redevelop New Orleans. Read More.

Mazi UcheomumuAndrew Ndubisi Ucheomumu (Mazi) '09 of the Ucheomumu Law Group, LLC filed a civil lawsuit in St. Louis, MO alleging security personnel at Barnes-Jewish Hospital assaulted a military officer completing his residency in psychiatry. Read More.


Brandon White, a former community activist in his native Detroit and a 3L, served on a panel at the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets discussing President Obama's State of the Union speech. Read More.


Professor John Brittain is co-counsel in a lawsuit seeking $2.1 billion to remedy disparities between Maryland's historically Black colleges and universities and its traditionally White institutions. He also published a Letter to the Editor in The Chronicle of Higher Education arguing the case.

Congratulations to Professor Joseph Tulman who will be honored at the University of the District of Columbia's Founders Day Convocation program with The Dr. Cleveland L. Dennard Distinguished Service Award. Read More.

Professor Wade Henderson published an editorial in The Baltimore Sun urging African Americans to stand together with gays and lesbians to advance marriage equality. Wade Henderson was also quoted in The Washington Post criticizing Newt Gingrich for using racial invective in his political campaign, and was in several media outlets calling on automakers in Alabama to repeal the state's immigration law.

Professor Matthew Fraidin is profiled in a new Washington Examiner article. Read More.

Professor Edgar Cahn is profiled in a news article by Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Time Banking was also featured in AARP Magazine.


Margo Cowan '85 is quoted in an Arizona Daily Star article discussing a political asylee from Togo. Read More.

Maryland People's Counsel Paula Carmody '80 is quoted in The Baltimore Sun on consumers paying higher prices for electricity in Maryland. Read More.

Dr. Philip Stinson '92, won a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in excess of $260,000 to study the arrest records of on– and off-duty law enforcement officers across the nation. Read More.

Tom Devine, GAP Legal Director and '80 alum, is quoted in CNN on the release of a report by the Department of Homeland Security alleging discrimination in the Federal Air Marshal Service. Read More.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan '76 is quoted in The Washington Post about a Georgetown murder trial. Read More.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan swore in Matthew Perdoni '11, a Tax Law Specialist with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Read More.

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride ’81, said it is time for Illinois courts to become more transparent by allowing trial court proceedings to be recorded. Read More.

Suzanne Beall '08 is now Federal Legislative Director for the National Association of Home Builders. Read More.

Bernie Grimm, '83 alum and criminal defense attorney at Cozen O'Connor, was interviewed on Fox News about the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. Read More.

In the Huffington Post Andrea Lyon '76 discusses the challenges of defending a criminal case when law enforcement can profit from media coverage. Read More.

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