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Nimesh_PatelFEATURE

Nimesh Patel ’95 named new director of diversity and inclusion at WilmerHale

Nimesh Patel ’95 has joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as the firm’s director of diversity and inclusion. He previously headed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion as executive director.

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MooreFeature

Carla Moore ’77 receives Catholic Diocese of Cleveland’s St. Thomas More Award

Carla Moore ’77 was selected by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland as the recipient of this year’s St. Thomas More Award.

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haqueFeature

Asim Z. Haque ‘06 named PUCO chairman

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Asim Z. Haque ‘06 the next chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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Salaam AmirahFeature

Passion, focus, hard work lead alumna to dream career on Capitol Hill

For as long as she can remember, Amirah Salaam ’06 has been fascinated with the political process. Growing up in New Jersey and Virginia, she dreamed of one day working on Capitol Hill. Today, she is living that dream as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

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WilliamsFeature

Alumnus influences national policy concerning access to financial services and products

As legislative director for the National Urban League’s finance and housing division, Kyle R. Williams ’07 works to help change and influence policy to give disadvantaged people living in urban areas better access to financial services and products.

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Career in public service more than a job to Alejandro Cortes ’05

Just six years after graduation, Alejandro Cortes ’05 took on one of the biggest challenges a young lawyer can face – representing the City of Cleveland in matters involving police, fire, E.M.S, and homeland security forces as an assistant director of law.

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DiazFeature

D.C. Summer Program Helps 2L Find Passion for Telecommunications Law

From the time he was in elementary school, 2L Matt Diaz knew one day he wanted to work in Washington, D.C. This past summer he had the opportunity to venture to the nation’s capital for an externship at the Federal Communications Commission.

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A Legal Observation Training to Support Local Movements

On Nov. 12, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 351, Jill Humphries, of the National Lawyers Guild, and King Downing, of the Human Rights-Racial Justice Center, will conduct a legal observer training. Legal observers observe and record incidents and activities of […]

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Citizen Uprising: Stories from Baltimore and Ferguson

Last year, we saw images of Ferguson and Baltimore burning, with the local communities organizing and expressing outrage at the disproportionate rates of police violence—often lethal—against Black communities. The killing of Mike Brown sparked the rise of the national #BlackLivesMatter […]

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Trans 101

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, at noon in Saxbe Auditorium, Trans 101 will answer some of the most common questions about transgender issues. This panel discussion and Q&A will explore transgender experiences, identities, and narratives. The event will also cover basic […]

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A Discussion with Wil Haygood

On Thursday, Oct. 22, at noon in Saxbe Auditorium, well known local author Wil Haygood will discuss his new release: Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America, a sweeping epic about the tumultuous, real-life events surrounding the […]

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Bodiker Lecture features Stephen B. Bright

This year’s David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice on Oct. 6 will feature Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights. His talk is entitled: “Rigged: When Race and Poverty Determine Outcomes in the Criminal Courts.”

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