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UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
THE ADVOCATE
newsletter update MAY 2012

Alumni Class of 82
Alumni Class of 92

Over 100 alumni from the Antioch School of Law, the DC School of Law, and the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law joined in conversation, remembrance, networking and merriment at the 2012 Alumni Reunion. For story, more photos, and a photo slideshow, click here.

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TOP STORIES

Class of 2012On May 11, 2012, the David A. Clarke School of Law held its annual Honors Convocation, a ceremony celebrating the graduating Class of 2012 - and the parents, children, friends, significant others, faculty and staff who supported the them along the way. For photo slideshow, click here.

Sarah BardosSarah Bardos '12 won the Georgia Carty "Fire in the Belly” Award for her work in the Housing and Consumer Law Clinic. The award was presented by Professor Ed Allen. Read More.

EVENTS

Former Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney, and John Judge, founder of 911 CitizensWatch, spoke at UDC-DCSL on "Political Assassinations and their Relevance Today." To watch the video, click here.

Former Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney spoke at UDC-DCSL on "Silencing People of Colors' Vote and Voice in America." Several clips from the award-winning documentary American Blackout were shown. To watch the video, click here.

FACULTY AND STAFF NOTES

Professor John Brittain moderated the Doctors of the Dark Side documentary screening and discussion on UDC’s main campus. The film examines the role of physicians and psychologists in the torturing of detainees in U.S. military prisons after 9/11. For photo slideshow, click here.

Professor Kristina Campbell was interviewed by Voice of America on Arizona's immigration law, SB1070. Professor Campbell, along with the UDC-DCSL Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, is also working on a case involving a Salvadoran immigrant accused by the Department of Homeland Security of supporting terrorism.

Professor Susan Waysdorf spoke at the Inaugural Conference of Albany Law School’s Center for Excellence in Teaching on the "Service Learning Model in the Law School Curriculum.” Professor Waysdorf discussed how the service-learning model, which is both similar and different from clinical education, can provide a transformative experience for law students. Read More.

Professor Wade Henderson published an editorial in The Hill arguing against the proposal by the House of Representatives to remove the requirement that individuals respond to the American Community Survey (ACS).

Professor Wade Henderson was quoted in The Huffington Post on a new mobile app that will allow users to report instances of alleged racial profiling by the Transportation Security Administration. Wade Henderson was also quoted in The Rainbow Times on a new House bill of the Violence Against Women Act that leaves LGBT, immigrant and Native women and men without vital services or protections. Wade Henderson was also quoted in The Paramus Post on a new report documenting the lack of funding, enforcement, and oversight of transportation programs for disabled people. He was also quoted in The Hill regarding his presentation to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) of the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award.

 

Duke University alum Jack O. Bovender Jr. is funding a $1 million scholarship named in honor of Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke (and four other students), who were the first African-American students to take classes at Duke University. Read More.

Professor Andrew Ferguson posted "Predictive Policing: The Future of Reasonable Suspicion" on SSRN. Read More.

Professor Karen Evans was sworn in as President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Read More.

ALUMNI NEWS

Maryland Delegate Keiffer Mitchell (D-Baltimore), '94, was quoted three times recently in The Baltimore Sun calling for increased oversight of spending in the Baltimore City school system, in The Baltimore Sun on the resignation of Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, and in The Baltimore Sun criticizing Republican Delegate Pat McDonough's news release.

Tom Devine, Government Accountability Project Legal Director and '80 alum, was quoted in The Washington Post on a new internal Pentagon report showing the Department of Defense has failed to protect whistleblowers from reprisal. He was also quoted in The Washington Post on the Senate passing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA).

Caroline Smith DeWaal, '85 alum and Food Safety Director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), called the USDA's announcement to speed up the process for tracking E. coli in meat a "very positive first step." Read More.

Andrew Galbreath '98 is currently Vice President and Corporate General Counsel for the IPR Group of Companies, an independent international petroleum company engaged in exploration, production and services. Read More.

Shelly Gardner '11 ran for D.C. Council in Ward 5, the district previously represented by Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5). 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, is working as a defense attorney for former Illinois Governor George Ryan. Read More.

Kateri A. Gasper, '83 alum and Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Queens DA’s Office, participated in a discussion on the impact of social media on teenage health. Read More.

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, ’81, is continuing to press legislators to fully fund the Illinois state court system here and here. Kilbride also swore in 19 new attorneys who will be admitted to practice in Illinois.

David Ivey, '98 alum and a partner with Doeve Law Firm in Georgia, was recently elected to the Board of Directors at Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Alumni Association. Read More.

Bill Lester '82 ran for the Republican party's nomination for the West Virginia 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More.

Carolyn Waller '77 published a Letter to the Editor in The Washington Post in support of the Maryland Dream Act. Read More.

Rachel Bellis '82 sent a photo of St. Patrick's Day at Antioch School of Law. Read More.

Ben Petok, '11 alum and Communications Director at the Office of NYC Council member Stephen Levin, was quoted in The New York Times on lowering fines for street vendors who violate NYC laws.

Michael Ewall, ’11 alum and founder and director of Energy Justice Network, published an expose on the corporatization of Earth Day. Read More.

Jon Pratt, '77 alum and Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, published an article in Responsive Philanthropy on the benefits and downsides of receiving large gifts from major donors. He was also quoted by Minnesota Public Radio about the need for nonprofits to diversify their revenue sources.

Former Student Bar Association President Seldon Peden '00 is running for South Carolina House of Representatives from Greenville County/District 25. Read More.

Ruth McQuade '79 ran for prosecutor of Jefferson County, WV. Read More.

Lawyer and film director Ken Sibanda '09 will read from his science fiction novel, The Return to Gibraltar. Read More.

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