Virtual reunions bring together alumni from around the country
This fall, the School of Law began hosting its first series of remote reunions celebrating multiples of five years since a given class graduation. Alumni from 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1995, 1991, 1986, 1981 and 1976 have gathered to reconnect with former classmates and share updates on their life and work. Each reunion began with a viewing of a special video message from UDC Law Dean Renée Hutchins.
In the coming weeks, we will host reunions for the Class of 1996’s 25th on December 1 at 7:00 p.m. and celebrate the 2020 reunion year for:

·     The Class of 2000 on November 30 at 7:00 p.m.
·     The Class of 1985 on December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
·     The Class of 1980 on December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
·     The Class of 1975 on December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
The full schedule can be found on our website.

If you received this email, you will also receive the appropriate reunion invitation for your class. When you do, please feel free to share it with classmates who may not be on this list.
If you have questions, contact Joe Libertelli at
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Reforms
Last month, the U.S. Department of Education announced long-awaited reforms to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The reforms expand eligibility for thousands of graduates, including law school graduates. 
To take advantage of the changes to the program, eligible borrowers who have not previously qualified for PSLF must apply before Oct. 31, 2022.
For more information visit the Federal Student Aid Website. 
UDC Law Gala raises $135,425 toward scholarships and bar study
The Fourth Annual UDC Law Gala raised $135,425 toward supporting students through tuition scholarships, bar study programs and bar study expenses. The funds raised at the gala contribute toward a 2021 total of $718,706.

Laurie Morin interviewed on Fit for Joy podcast

Laurie Morin, longtime former UDC Law Professor and Associate Dean, was interviewed by Valeria Teles on her Fit for Joy podcast. Laurie writes, “Her questions really made me think deeply about how our stories shape our life journey.

Prof. Lindsay M. Harris co-authors critique of Biden Administration's immigration policies in Bloomberg Law 
"When it comes to U.S. border policy, Biden wants us to believe that he is a departure from Trump. But so far, he has adopted as his own one of the very worst Trump-era policies."

Congrats to Vanessa Williams '99 and LaToia Williams-Simon '14 whose Southern University Trial Advocacy Team won the inaugural Louisiana Battle of the Law Schools!
Christian Cooper '18 appointed general counsel at Performance Software Corporation
Congrats to Christian Cooper '18 upon appointment as General Counsel for Performance Software Corporation, a software firm that works in avionics, aerospace/defense, healthcare and energy.

Seth Brown '18 graduates from Gate City Bar Association L.E.A.D. Academy
Fulton County Georgia Assistant District Attorney Seth Brown '18 recently graduated from the inaugural class of the Gate City Bar Association L.E.A.D. Academy, where he was also a graduation speaker.

Four alumni spoke to UDC Law Immigration and Human Rights Clinic
On Oct. 14, (from left) Jamila Hubbard '20, Legal Fellow at DC Affordable Law Firm; Liana Montecinos '18, Managing Attorney at Montecinos Immigration Law; Mariana Georgieva '17, Supervising Asylum Officer at USCIS and Jill Marmol '15, Attorney at Marmol & Marmol, PLLC visited the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic to discuss their work in the field.
Thanks to Big Sis Mary Ann Russo-Marfia '85 we know to congratulate Little Bro Joe Russo '86 on this historic NJ Supreme Court decision.
In State v. Andujar, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a murder defendant was denied a fair trial when the prosecution, without Court permission, singled out a Black prospective juror for a background check. Deputy Public Defender Joseph Russo ’86 of the statewide Appellate Section represented the defendant.

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