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Happy Hours in Washington and Northern Virginia

Since September 2006, the Office of Alumni Relations at the Law School and The George Washington Law Alumni Association have been sponsoring happy hours at local watering holes around the region. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the hosts of these various events: Anna Marie Baca, JD ’05; Katie Callahan, JD ’00; Michelle Cotter, JD ’01; Dan Ericson, JD ’05; Geoff Goodale, JD ’01; Dan Gerkin, JD ’00; Rebecca Gordon, JD ’01; Kevin Green, JD ’00; Brooke Horiuchi, JD ’01; Rob Lindo, JD ’03; H. Scott Johnson Jr., JD ’00; Alex Joves, JD ’05; Keith Murphy, JD ’00; Dan Ortiz, JD ’02; Michael Roessner, JD ’00; David Sakeld, JD ’00; Jared Sher, JD ’00; J.P. Sherry, JD ’02; and Alison Wilson, JD ’00.

Alumni gather for various GW Law alumni happy hours throughout the Washington, D.C., region.

Law Revue Reception

For the 27th year in a row, GW Law students have written, directed, and produced the Law Revue, a show that pokes fun at life as law student. Law alumni, many of whom participated in years past, met for a theater-themed reception before this year’s Feb. 24 show in Lisner Auditorium titled “Viva la Revue-lucion!”

Law alumni in Florida met with Professor Emeritus Glenn Weston and Senior Associate Dean Steven L. Schooner.

Florida Bar Reception

In conjunction with the Florida Bar Mid-Year Meeting, GW Law alumni met in Miami for a well attended reception on Jan. 18. Attendees were greeted by Associate Dean Steven Schooner, LLM ’89, and Professor Roger Schechter. Russell E. Carlisle, JD ’55; Alan T. Dimond, JD ’68; Stephen M. Carlisle, JD ’87; and Jacqueline Cisneros Ledón, JD ’05, hosted the event.

Other Events

Cake and Champagne with Warren Brown

For the second consecutive year, Warren Brown, JD ’98, MPH ’98, wowed law alumni with his delicious spread of cakes, cookies, and other tasty treats. After practicing law for a few years, Brown decided to pursue his true passion—baking—and is now the owner of the highly successful café chain “CakeLove” in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Law alumni were all too happy to sample the fruits of his success.

Annual Government Contracts Alumni and Friends Luncheon

More than 150 law alumni and friends met at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., Feb. 23 to network and catch up on events in the field of government procurement law at the Government Contracts Luncheon.

Night Out in NYC

More than 100 GW Law alumni living or working in New York City met at the swanky “21 Club” Nov. 30, 2006, for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a speech by Dean Frederick M. Lawrence. Ken Adelsberg, JD ’79; Matthew Brief, JD ’80; John J. Hay, JD ’80; and Amir Shaikh, JD ’06, hosted the event.

Coffee With Experience

Seventeen alumni representing 14 different practice areas volunteered their morning Feb. 6 to meet with current students and share career advice over breakfast and coffee. More than 50 students selected their favorites from among a menu of practice areas and rotated around to talk with the alumni in small groups. “It was simply an opportunity to ask about the day-to-day experiences of lawyers and not sound dumb by asking, ‘What do you do?’ From this event, I got to cross a few options off and [learn about] areas I may want to explore further,” commented a 1L participant.

Dinner with Alumni in Japan

On Nov. 24, alumni in Japan met for dinner with Associate Dean Susan Karamanian and Professors Roger Schechter, Martin Adelman, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Judge Randall Rader, JD ’78. Hosts included Yasuhiro Hagihara, MCL ’68; Yukio Himuro, MCL ’86; Keiko Imazato, LLM ’94; and Taro Isshiki, JD ’98.

Upcoming Events

For more information on upcoming events, check out the online alumni calendar at

May 5 – Atlanta Braves Baseball Outing

May 20 – Stockton Guard Induction and Luncheon

May 23 – Houston Happy Hour

May 31 – D.C. Nationals Baseball Outing

June 4 – VA Bar Swearing-in Ceremony

June 7 – Las Vegas Happy Hour

June 9 – Lawyers Have Heart 10K Relay and Fun Walk

June 16 – Virginia State Bar Breakfast

June 20 – Pennsylvania Bar Reception (in Philadelphia)

June 21 – DC Area Happy Hour at Ozio

June 23 – Class of 1962’s 45th Reunion Dinner

July 21 – “The Phantom of the Opera” Theatre Reception and Outing