The Catholic University of America

Law School Lectures


"2010 Mirror of Justice Lecture”
Professor Ellen Scully, who directed Columbus Community Legal Services for 25 years, traced the evolution of the law school’s legal clinic and highlighted its place in the local community as an oasis of justice, compassion and help.

"Columbus Community Legal Services 40th Anniversary Reunion"
Eight CUA Law alumni from class years spanning four decades sat before the camera to share recollections of their experiences as clinical law students.

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"The Cause is Not Lost"
David Makovsky, former foreign editor of both Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post, offered a relatively optimistic view of the peace process in the Middle East.

"Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall"

Twenty years after the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, some of those who witnessed history firsthand shared their recollections of that tumultuous time. Among them was CUA Law Professor Rett Ludwikowski, who grew up in communist-dominated Poland.


"A Symposium to Enhance Diversity of Legal Employment within the Securities and Financial Services Industry"

Representatives from the SEC, the CFTC, FINRA, SIFMA, the MSRB and other members of the brokerage community from government agencies and prominent law firms discussed current legal opportunities in the securities field.


"Changing Executive Compensation, Widening the Lens and Focusing on Directors"

Fourth year evening student Tiffany Rowe proposed compensating the members of the boards of directors that often determine a CEO’s pay package with stock options instead of a flat salary, giving them same stake in the CEO’s performance that other stockholders have.


“Our Sister’s Keeper’” or a ‘Kept Sister?’ Commercial Sex Trafficking and Slavery: Implications of a Societal Response.”
Professor Mary Leary delivered the 2009 Mirror of Justice Lecture. She used to occasion to address the prevalence of sexual trafficking of women and children worldwide.

"Nothing But One Big Setup"

CUA Law alumnus Brian Stolarz, 1998, spoke about his pro bono representation of Texas death row inmate Alfred Dewayne Brown, sentenced in 2005. 


"The Legal Status of Jerusalem"
Professor Yuval Shany, chair in public international law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, offered a historical perspective about the competing claims over who has the preeminent right to control Jerusalem.

"Implementing the National Broadband Plan: Perspectives From Government , Industry and Consumers."

The FCC’s plan to extend broadband service to every corner of the country was debated by experts from government, the telecom industry and other sectors at this daylong symposium held at Wiley Rein LLP.