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On the Road With The GW Law Alumni Association


Amy E. Moses, JD ’04, and Frank O’Rourke, JD ’61, take a moment to pose for a picture while discussing GW Law experiences with newly admitted students.

Throughout February, March, and April, the Office of Alumni Relations went across the nation to visit and mingle with our alums. Teaming up with the Office of Admissions, alumni had the unique opportunity to interact with newly admitted students and to share insight and experience. Alumni also had the chance to reminisce with each other and various faculty members. A special thanks to our hosts: Mayor Ross “Rocky” Anderson, JD ’78 (Salt Lake City); Michael Avenatti, JD ’99 (Los Angeles); Joseph “Joe” G. Blute, JD ’82 (Boston); David E. Breskin, JD ’79 (Seattle); C. Philip Curley, JD ’79 (Chicago); Daniel J. Davis, JD ’78 (Dallas); Paul M. Fires, JD ’85 (Philadelphia); Jonathan L. Greenblatt, JD ’80 (Washington, D.C.); Browne Greene, JD ’61 (Los Angeles); Christy Fast Kane, JD ’97 (New Orleans); Eric A. Koester, JD ’06 (Seattle); Jacqueline Cisneros Ledón, JD ’05 (Miami); John Lewis Jr., JD ’90 (Atlanta); Michelle Milberg, JD ’06 (Miami); Ed Mullen, JD ’97 (Chicago); John K. Uilkema, JD ’61 (San Francisco); and Lawrence J. Zweifach, JD ’73 (New York).

Washington Nationals Outing

More than 125 Law alumni enjoyed an exciting Nationals v. Dodgers game on May 31 at RFK Stadium. Guests enjoyed unlimited snacks, an air-conditioned suite, and front row seats to a Nationals victory!

Greg Armstrong; GW Law Executive Director of Advancement Rich Collins; Wes Burnett, JD ’75, LLM ’83 (member, GW Law Alumni Board of Directors); and Senior Associate Dean Thomas Morrison, LLM ’83.

Members of the GW Law Team are all smiles before the Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race on June 9.

Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race

Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race and Fun Walk on the GW Law Alumni Team. Two days prior to the race, runners were treated to a spaghetti dinner at the Law School to help prepare and meet their teammates.

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Olive Oil Tasting in Boston

On April 25, alumnus John McBride, JD ’93, hosted a group of law alumni at the historic Union Club in Boston to learn about olive oil imported from Israel. Alumni socialized and tasted Manzanilla, Barnea, and Soury olive oils, and learned the finer points about gourmet olive oil.


Law alumni in Boston discuss the finer points of olive oil with gourmet food importer and law alumnus John McBride, JD ’93 (right).

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imageMatt Zirzow, JD ’99; Gino Capozzi, JD ’08; Brian Harris, JD ’71; Peter Barnhard, JD ’75; Rebecca Balint, JD ’05; James Burton, LLM ’06; Jennifer DiMarzio, JD ’05; Zachary Redman, JD ’05; Patricia Lee, JD ’02; and Sarah Roth, JD ’05, at the Las Vegas Law Alumni Reception.

Las Vegas Happy Hour

McCormick and Schmick’s provided the venue for a reception for Las Vegas area Law alumni on June 7. Hosted by Rebecca Balint, JD ’05; Jennifer DiMarzio, JD ’05; Zachary Redman, JD ’05; and Sara Roth, JD ’05.

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Stockton Guard Brunch and Induction Ceremony

On May 20, Law alumni who graduated in 1957 and earlier enjoyed an elegant brunch before being inducted into the “Stockton Guard,” a special alumni status reserved for those who graduated 50 years ago or more. This year, the induction was led by Grand Marshal and Convenor, Hon. Ruth C. Burg, JD ’50. The Stockton Guard then marched in the Law School graduation processional.


(Back row, from left) Carroll F. Palmer, JD ’47; Edward F. Willett Jr., JD ’57; William G. Applestein, JD ’57; Harry Weissenberger, LLM ’56; Ronald G. Maurice, JD ’57; Ralph C. Nash Jr., JD ’57. (Front row, from left): Hon. Ruth C. Burg, JD ’50 (grand marshal); Lucy B. Henson, JD ’53, Edwin N. Henson, JD ’53. Also inducted but not pictured were Aaron I. Alembik, JD ’56; Glwynn R. Baker, LLB ’51; William N. Dillin, JD ’41; Carroll L. Gilliam, JD ’57; Dr. Dale W. Hardin, JD ’51; and Benjamin F. Marsh, JD ’54.

Monthly Gatherings in Washington

GW Law’s monthly gatherings at local watering holes continue to attract large crowds. Thanks to our March, April, and June hosts: Manuel Cordovez, JD ’05; Maggie Dimoscato, JD ’02; Dan Ericson, JD ’05; Geoff Goodale, JD ’01; Eli Hoory, JD ’04; Greg Huntington, JD ’04; Michael Roessner, JD ’00; David Salkeld, JD ’00; Jeff Sun, JD ’02; and Leonor Velazquez, JD ’05.

Atlanta Braves Outing

On May 5, Law alumni in Atlanta met for light hors d’oeuvres, then headed over to Turner Field to watch the Braves play the Dodgers.

Houston Happy Hour

On May 23, Law alumni representing six different decades met for cocktails and jazz at the swanky Magnolia Hotel in downtown Houston. Hosted by Brad Irelan, JD ’86.

Virginia Bar Swearing-In

On June 4, 2007, Senior Associate Dean Steven Schooner welcomed our newest members of the Virginia Bar at a brunch at the Virginia Bar Swearing-In Ceremony in Richmond, Va.

Virginia State Bar Breakfast

Senior Associate Dean Steven L. Schooner, LLM ’89, hosted several alumni for breakfast in Virginia Beach, Va., in conjunction with the annual Virginia State Bar meeting on June 16.

Cocktails and Canapés in Philadelphia

In conjunction with the annual Pennsylvania State Bar meeting, GW Law alumni gathered in Philadelphia for cocktails and canapés—and to catch up on the latest in Pennsylvania law. Hosted on June 20 by Justin P. Klein, JD ’72; Stanley A. Barg, JD ’74; Marc A. Feller, JD ’74; Caren Fox Fires, JD ’85; Paul M. Fires, JD ’85; Christopher H. Casey, JD ’87; Eric B. Meyer, JD ’01; and Edward W. Chang, JD ’02.