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Alumni Events

Hitting the Links

The George Washington Law Alumni Association hosted its annual golf outing for alumni, students, faculty, and staff on May 1 at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Va.

Golfers tee off during the sunny spring day.

Golfers Josh Shapiro; Sean Cox, JD ’09; David Strickland, JD ’09; and Steve Lubot, JD ’09, won the first place title.

New York Happy Hour

Alumni in New York City gathered for a happy hour hosted by Ken Adelsberg, JD ’79; Matt Brief, JD ’80; Alan Kress, JD ’71; Amir Shaikh, JD ’06; and Patrice Sulton, JD ’08.

Alumni network during the New York event..

Sophisticated Tastes

The George Washington Law Alumni Association hosted a “Wines of the U.S.” wine tasting in Washington, D.C., featuring a presentation from the Washington Wine Academy.

Alumni taste distinctive white and red varieties.

Kenneth Frank and Annemargaret Connolly, JD ’88, catch up over a glass of wine.

Alumni and New Student Events

The admissions and alumni offices partnered for Alumni and Admitted Student Receptions in San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Miami, Atlanta, and New York. Thank you to our wonderful alumni for sharing your wisdom and advice with our admitted students!

Alumni in New York share experiences with new students.

Elliot Schatmeier chats with Olivia Palmer, JD ’03, and Melanie Sacks, JD ’03, during the New York reception.

The George Washington Law Alumni Association Board of Directors 2010-11

Catherine Harrington-McBride, JD ’94

Weston D. Burnett, JD ’75, LLM ’83
Immediate Past President

Minaksi Bhatt, JD ’90
Executive Committee Member

Bradford W. Irelan, JD ’86
Executive Committee Member

Eric A. Koester, JD ’06
Executive Committee Member

Douglas Mickle, JD ’90
Executive Committee Member

Andrea Agathoklis, JD ’01
Gerardo Barrios, JD ’87
Mark Berthiaume, JD ’80
Joseph Blute, JD ’82

Theresa Bowman, JD ’11
Matthew J. Brief, JD ’80
Hon. Darrin P. Gayles, JD ’93
Jonathan L. Greenblatt, JD ’80
John J. Hay, JD ’80
Sam Jammal, JD ’07
John Lewis Jr., JD ’90
John G. Loughnane, JD ’90
Stephen Oggel, JD ’67
Francis J. O'Rourke, JD ’61
Hon. Denise Sweet Owens, JD ’79
Lysa S. Puma, JD ’99
Bruce M. Sabados, JD ’89
Chad T. Sarchio, JD ’95
Michael Silver, JD ’04
John Sorrenti, JD ’10
Dawna Steelman, JD ’09
Jessica Tillipman, JD ’03
Jonathan Willingham, JD ’06

Other Events

• D.C.-area alumni participated in Coffee with Experience, a speed networking program co-hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, Student Bar Association, and Career Development Office.

• The Government Procurement Law Program celebrated in February with about 500 guests at the 50th Anniversary Gala.

• Alumni enjoyed the talents and humor of students and faculty members during the Law Revue show and reception.

• Intellectual Property alumni networked at alumni receptions during the BIO International Convention in Chicago and during the INTA Annual Meeting in Boston. Thank you Steptoe & Johnson and Kramer & Amado for co-hosting these opportunities!

• Phoenix-area alumni gathered for dinner with professor Jonathan Turley.

• The class of 1970 joined the esteemed Stockton Guard and led the graduation processional. Members of the class of 1970 and alumni who graduated 40 or more years ago are welcome to join us during Alumni Weekend in the fall for the next Stockton Guard Induction Ceremony.

• Sports enthusiasts participated in the annual baseball outing featuring the Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets.

• New York City-area alumni enjoyed an alumni reception hosted by Margarita “Ari” Brose and Jeff Schweon from the class of 1989 before the 2010 GW Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lecture.

• Alumni and students laced up for the 20th anniversary of the Lawyers Have Heart 10K run in June.

• The Supreme Court of the United States admitted GW Law alumni during the biennial group swearing-in ceremony.

Get Involved

Alumni are encouraged to get involved in the life of the Law School. Some ways you can stay connected to GW Law include the following:

• Attend one of our 100-plus alumni events throughout the year. Visit for our complete event calendar.

• Host an event in your area. Contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at or 202-994-7166, or visit our Web site ( for details.

• Participate in Alumni Weekend. We’re celebrating classes that end in 0 and 5 this year, but all alumni are encouraged to attend. Visit for information.

• Get involved with our Alumni Career Advisory Network to help mentor our students. Contact the Career Development Office at 202-994-7352 to learn more and to register.

• Connect with fellow alumni through our online Alumni Community. Visit for registration and to log in.