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UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
newsletter update MARCH 2012
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Sonia SotomayorThe Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States will have a conversation with Prof. Wade Henderson at the 20th Annual Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Lecture on Monday, April 2nd. RSVP today.

Tiffany AlstonKeiffer MitchellMaryland Delegate Tiffany T. Alston (D-Prince George's), '02, and Maryland Delegate Keiffer Mitchell (D-Baltimore), '94, voted in favor of the same-sex marriage bill in the Maryland House of Delegates. Prof. Wade Henderson published an editorial in The Baltimore Sun prior to the vote urging African Americans to stand together with gays and lesbians to advance marriage equality. Read more here and here.

Dean's FellowsOn February 24th UDC-DCSL held the Dean's Fellows Luncheon honoring the Class of 2014's outstanding students. Dean Shelley Broderick, Rauh Professor Wade Henderson, Professor William Robinson, Career and Professional Development Director Dena Bauman, and D.C. School of Law Foundation Chair Michael Rauh spoke with the class about their legal careers, internships, and networking opportunities. Read More.

Brown and CloudTobias Brown, 3L, and Punitha Cloud, 1L evening student, are the Region 3 ABA Client Counseling Competition Champions, triumphing over 11 other teams. Wish them luck as they head to the ABA National Client Counseling Competition! Read More.

Kemit MawakanaProfessor Kemit Mawakana received the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Black History Lecture Series Award. He received the award for outstanding pedagogy and commitment, as well as for his mentorship and support of DCSL’s BLSA. Read More.

Gail MathapoBrittany Kolonay

Mason Law librarians Gail Mathapo and Brittany Kolonay will have an article published in Spectrum on their experience of being embedded librarians in clinics at UDC-DCSL. Embedded librarians are now common in other fields of study, though UDC-DCSL librarians are the first to do this in law schools. Read More.

Erica DupreeUDC-DCSL received the Bronze Key Award from the ABA - Law Student Division for strengthening law student participation in the programs and activities of the American Bar Association Law Student Division and for achieving the highest percentage of Association/Division law school members in the Eleventh Circuit. Read More.


Dana-Marie Harris, 2L, is now the Executive Director of the Prince George’s County Youth Commission. Read More.

Brian Lee, 2L, is an intern this semester with the United States Department of the Treasury in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems. Read More.


The American Constitution Society (ACS) sponsored "Corporations=People?," a panel discussion about corporate influence on politics and elections. 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. Professor Brittain was also a featured speaker at the Magnet Schools of America panel discussion in the Rayburn House Office Building.

Professor Wade Henderson was quoted in The Washington Informer on civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Professor Henderson was also quoted in The Chicago Tribune on a new report released by the Dept. of Education on African Americans being more likely to be expelled from schools. Professor Henderson was also quoted in The Hill on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac providing mortgage-principal reductions for holders of government-backed loans. Professor Henderson was also quoted in The Worcester Telegram & Gazette on African-Americans' views of the justice system.

Time banking, created by Professor Edgar Cahn, is profiled in a new article in The Coeur d' Alene Press. Prof. Cahn also discussed time banking with the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC).

Professor Kemit Mawakana's research article on the Federal Circuit's embrace of the plain meaning rule was voted by ContractsProf Blog to be among the top 5 Best Contracts Scholarship of 2011. Read More.

Professor Joseph Tulman was quoted in Justice Policy Institute's study on D.C. education. Read More.

Professor Andrew Ferguson was quoted in SantaCruz about a new predictive policing program being implemented in Santa Cruz, CA. Read More.

Professor Matthew Fraidin was quoted in Pasadena Star-News on opening up juvenile dependency courts. Read More.

Dean Shelley Broderick discussed the murder trial of George Huguely with WUSA9 and WJLA.


Don Padou '11 organized a high-profile debate at Catholic University for the candidates looking to replace D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. Shelly Gardner '11 is one of the candidates looking to replace Thomas. Read More.

Prince George's County Board of Education Chairwoman Verjeana Jacobs, '96, is running for another term as chairwoman. Read More.

Bernie Grimm, '83 alum and criminal defense attorney at Cozen O'Connor, was interviewed by FOX TV on the George Huguely murder trial. 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.

Phillip Kete '83 was quoted in The Washington Post in his role as attorney for Barbara Murchison, a Social Security Administration team leader who was discriminated against. Read More.

Andrea Lyon '76 published a new blog post in The Huffington Post about a special investigation in Texas on a wrongful conviction. Read More.

Wayne Turner '08, is now a Staff Attorney at the National Health Law Program. Read More.

Ruthanne Miller, '81, is appointed chair of the District of Columbia's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Read More.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan '76 was quoted in The Washington Post, ABC News, The Examiner, and The Washington Times on a Georgetown murder trial. Read More.

Stephen Kohn, former Adjunct Professor and Clinical Supervisor at the Antioch School of Law, was quoted in The Washington Post on the FDA secretly monitoring the private email accounts of its employees. The National Whistleblowers Center, which includes Executive Director Stephen Kohn, Michael Kohn '85 and David Colapinto '88, is representing the plaintiffs. Read More.

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