News & Events


Class Notes

  • Rod Smolla JD'78 has been named dean of Widener University Delaware Law School effective July 1. Rod previously was president of Furman University from 2010 to 2013, and also served as dean at Washington & Lee Law School and the University of Richmond Law School.
  • Skip Finkbohner JD'86, a partner in the Mobile, Ala. firm of Cunningham Bounds has become a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and was also inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.  
  • Fang Liu JD'05 has joined Mei & Mark’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner, where she leads the firm's business law practice. Fang focuses her practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on China-related matters. She previously was senior counsel at Loeb & Loeb in Washington.      
  • Eli Mazur JD'02 has been promoted to partner in the Vietnam-based law firm, YKVN, where he focuses his practice on the pharmaceutical industry. Eli first moved to Hanoi in 2004 and joined YKVN in 2010.  
  • Elisa Greenwood Fulp JD'13 has joined Joerns RecoverCare in Charlotte, N.C., as corporate counsel. She previously practiced with The Van Winkle Law Firm.
  • Amy (Ligler) Schoenhard JD'03 and her husband Paul welcomed a daughter, Emma Rose on March 21, 2015, joining her siblings Elizabeth, Aidan, and Austin. Amy is of counsel at Arent Fox in Washington, D.C.
  • Kevin Lally JD'94 has been selected as the chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, which targets international narcotics cartels. In this role, he recently oversaw the largest single-day cash seizure in U.S. history. Previously a deputy chief in the Violent and Organized Crime Section, Kevin has served as the Central District’s Organized Crime and International Organized Crime coordinator, and regularly teaches RICO-based classes at the National Advocacy Center.  
  • Jean Billyou JD'95 has been promoted to vice president and counsel, Corporate Division, at Pacific Life Insurance Company, located in Newport Beach, Calif. Jean joined Pacific Life in 2008 as an assistant vice president and investment counsel.
  • Arie Eernisse JD/LLM'12 has joined the Seoul office of Shin & Kim as a foreign attorney in the international dispute resolution practice group.  Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Delissa A. Ridgway at the U.S. Court of International Trade.  
  • Alyssa Rower JD'04 and her husband, Dan Fay, welcomed a daughter, Emily Rose Fay, on March 22, 2015. She joins big brother, Oliver. Alyssa practices matrimonial law at the New York firm of Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan.