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UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
newsletter update JULY 2012
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Shelley Broderick
Dean Shelley Broderick addresses recent press coverage in The National Law Journal and The Wall Street Journal. Read More.

James King
Public Defender for the District of Columbia James King '12 discusses his passion for justice and the reason why he attended UDC-DCSL in the July 4th issue of Northwest Passages. Read More.

Sakinda Skinner
Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Washington Bar Association Legal Fund Annamaria Steward presented Sakinda Skinner '12 with the Mabel Haden Scholarship. Read More.

Helen Frazer
Associate Mason Law Library Director Helen Frazer and former Library Director Vicenç Feliú also published an article in the Journal of Legal Education on embedded librarianship titled, "Embedded Librarians: Teaching Legal Research as a Lawyering Skill." Mason Law librarians Gail Mathapo and Brittany Kolonay published an article in the June 2012 issue of Spectrum on their experience as embedded librarians in clinics at UDC-DCSL titled, "Experimenting with Embedding."


On June 12, 2012, UDC-DCSL hosted a Dessert Reception for members of the Pre-Law Advisors National Council (PLANC) who spent the day touring law schools in Washington, D.C. as part of their 6th Quadrennial Conference. View more photos from the event.


Jaime Canizares, 2L, is a Legal Intern this summer with Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sang, a sex workers collective in Pune, India. As a Legal Intern he is working to stop police brutality against prostitutes. He is also working with other law students on a possible litigation case involving the forces removal of four prostitutes from a brothel. Read More.


UDC-DCSL provided support to the 2012 Mississippi on the Potomac Reception organized by The Mississippi Center for Justice. Read More.


Professor Kristina Campbell signed on to a letter to President Obama urging the Executive Branch to consider various administrative options in cases involving potential beneficiaries of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Read More.

Professor Andrew Ferguson was quoted in the New York Post about Twitter challenging a court order to turn over the tweets of a user being prosecuted as part of an Occupy Wall Street march last year. His research on predictive policing, "Predictive Policing: The Future of Reasonable Suspicion" (Emory Law Journal) made the Top-Ten Recent SSRN downloads in criminal law and procedure ejournals, formed the basis for an article in the Charleston City Paper, was featured in the Associated Press and Reason Magazine.

Professor John Brittain spoke at the University of Connecticut Law School SBA Diversity Week 2012 on "Interdistrict Public Education: Equalizing Opportunity Beyond Racial Integration." Read More.

Professor Wade Henderson published a new editorial in The Grio arguing that House Republicans are considering an extreme measure in a bringing up a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, and published an editorial in DC StreetsBlog arguing for the reauthorization of the federal transportation bill in 2014, with some conditions. Professor Henderson was also quoted in several publications on a campaign aimed at discouraging tourism in Alabama due to Hyundai's support for the state’s immigration law, HB 658, was interviewed on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, and was quoted in Talk Radio News Service (TRNS) defending Attorney General Eric Holder from attacks by Republican lawmakers.

Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, an emerita member of Duke University's Board of Trustees and former provost at the University of the District of Columbia, was featured in The Herald Sun for being one of the first five African-American students to take classes at Duke University.

Professor Matthew Fraidin was quoted in The Associated Press arguing that foster children are helped by public court proceedings for child welfare cases. He was also quoted in The Washington Post arguing that psychology research supports opening dependency courts. He was also interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show discussing the lack of transparency and public accountability within Washington, D.C.'s child welfare system.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Milton C. Lee Jr., former clinician and ongoing UDC-DCSL adjunct faculty member, was quoted in a Courtland Milloy column in The Washington Post on the challenges of Fathering Court cases.

Dean Shelley Broderick, former federal prosecutor Jim Shalleck, and attorney Steve Van Grack appeared on NewsChannel 8's NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt to discuss the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Watch the video.


Jasmin Mize, '08 alum and an attorney in the Office of the Public Defender in Alexandria, VA is quoted in The Washington Post on a DUI case.

Tony Oppegard, '80 alum and mine safety advocate, urged Kentucky regulators to revoke coal-mining licenses where a recent federal safety blitz uncovered numerous dangerous conditions. He was also quoted in The Huffington Post on his client winning reinstatement in a whistleblower case.

Wayne Turner, '08 alum and Staff Attorney at the National Health Law Program, was featured in The Washington Blade.

Virginia attorney Daniel Wemhoff '83 is helping a D.C. family in a wrongful death lawsuit against Romarm, a Romanian state-owned weapons manufacturer that assembles AK-47s.

Maryland Delegate Keiffer Mitchell (D-Baltimore), '94, was quoted in The Baltimore Sun calling for stepped-up scrutiny of property tax credit programs in Baltimore.

Former Deputy Attorney General George Terwilliger III '78 was quoted in The New York Times on attorney generals facing political pressure.

Documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner '76 published a new blog post in The Wrap on the prevalence of female directors at the Silverdocs film festival.

Political communications consultant Chris Sautter '78 was quoted in a news article on Main Justice about a possible senior communications position in the Justice Department. He also broke down the key voting blocs for Obama and Romney’s presidential campaigns, and was interviewed by Chicago Magazine. He also published an article on Howey Politics Indiana arguing that the Republican Party has alienated non-white voters in America over the past 40 years.

Pima County (AZ) Public Defender Margo Cowan '85 received the Outstanding Performance Award at the 10th Annual Arizona Public Defender Association Conference in Tempe, AZ. She was also quoted in the Arizona Daily Star on President Obama's new immigration policy and on her client turning himself in to the U.S. Border Patrol out of desperation.

'12 alum Alex Clark’s article, "Forensic Stylometric Authorship Analysis Under the Daubert Standard" made the Top-Ten Recent SSRN downloads for the Journal of Law & Literature eJournal. Read More.

Prince George's County Board of Education Chairwoman Verjeana Jacobs '96 is quoted in The Washington Post on the formation of a new education commission to improve the school system.

Mingo County (WV) Public Defender Teresa McCune '80 received $1 million in funding for Legal Aid of West Virginia. Read More.

Cindy Hallberlin '82 is President and CEO of Good360, a nonprofit that handles corporate product donations. Read More.

Tim Gresback '87 was named Idaho's Trial Lawyer of the Year. He also published an article in the June 2012 issue of theWashington State Bar News titled, "My Best Day as a Lawyer."

David Krakoff, '75 alum and Partner in the Washington, DC office of BuckleySandler LLP, received a top ranking in Chambers USA. Read More.

Maryland People's Counsel Paula Carmody '80 is quoted in The Baltimore Sun on Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. asking Maryland regulators for permission to raise rates for the distribution of electricity and natural gas.

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride '81 is quoted in The Madison Record on increasing attorney fees to practice law in Illinois. He is also quoted in several publications announcing the formation of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice. He is also quoted in The Times on a new rule sanctioned by the Illinois Supreme Court allowing jurors in civil cases to submit their own questions to witnesses.

Daniel Arshack, '82 alum and a criminal defense and civil rights attorney at Arshack, Hajek, & Lehrman, PLLC, hosts The Criminal Law Radio Show on WGXC radio station. Read More.

Bernie Grimm, '83 alum and criminal defense attorney at Cozen O'Connor, was interviewed on Fox News about the John Edwards trial. Grimm was also quoted by The Blog of LegalTimes on a case involving a criminal defense attorney and private investigators fabricating evidence.

Julie McCarthy '84 is a foreign correspondent for NPR and Peabody winner. Read More.

Richard Weingarten '76 is now the Managing Director of Intellecap, a global impact advisory firm headquartered in Hyderabad. Read More.

Karen V. Clopton '83 is the first African American appointed Chief Administrative Law Judge for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). In this role she manages the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Division, comprised of more than 100 employees, including 40 judges. Read More.

Andrea Lyon '76, Director of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases and the Death Penalty Legal Clinic at DePaul College of Law, was quoted in Bloomberg on the stepping down of U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald. In The Huffington Postshe argued against executing a man with an intellectual disability in Georgia.

Brian Gilmore '92 published an article in The Progressive arguing we should embrace the increasing diversity of our country, pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, and address the problem of economic equality along racial lines. He also published an article in McClatchy recalling the lessons of Watergate.

Daniel Wemhoff '83 proposed the D.C. Council pass the Wrongful Death Act of 2012, a bill that would extend the statute of limitations to file civil wrongful death lawsuits in Washington, D.C. from one to two years.

Marshall Dayan '86, Assistant Federal Public Defender for Pittsburgh and President of the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee, was quoted in The Jewish Chronicle advocating peace in Israel.

Keith Silver, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Washington, D.C. Chapter President and a graduate of Antioch School of Law, paralegal class of 1978, was quoted in an article on Allvoices on his vote for president at SCLC.

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