Author: Leblanc, Jeanne

Adam Kuegler ’20 Named Supreme Court Fellow

Adam Kuegler ’20 has been appointed a 2023-24 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Federal Judicial Center. The fellowship provides experience in judicial administration, policy development and education with time to study and write a work of scholarship. Kuegler joins the Supreme Court Fellows Program from the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, where he clerked for the Honorable Sarala V. Nagala.

Emily Gait ’19 Appointed Special Counsel

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has appointed Assistant Attorney General Emily Gait ’19 a special counsel for reproductive rights. She is one of two attorneys appointed to respond to challenges to reproductive freedom following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Gait joined the Special Litigation Section of the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General in 2021.

Mikhail Murshak ’03 Joins Michigan Firm

Mikhail “Mike” Murshak ’03 has joined Foster Swift Collins & Smith as a senior attorney in the firm’s Lansing, Michigan, office. Murshak, a licensed patent attorney with extensive experience in intellectual property law, is also an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Bradley Croft ’95 Named MA Lawyer of the Year

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Bradley L. Croft ’95 one of its 2022 Lawyers of the Year. The newspaper cited two landmark cases Croft and his team had recently won, including the first successful enforcement action under the Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act and a shareholder dispute before the Supreme Judicial Court. Croft is a shareholder at Ruberto, Israel & Weiner in Boston, where he serves as president of the firm, chair of the Executive Committee and chair of the Litigation Department.

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Amy Saji ’21 Selected for Georgetown Law Fellowship

The Health Justice Alliance Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center has chosen Amy Saji ’21 to fill its 2023-2025 graduate clinical teaching fellowship, starting June 12, 2023. Saji will teach and supervise students enrolled in the clinic and will receive an LLM in Advocacy from Georgetown Law. The clinic is part of the Health Justice Alliance, a medical-legal partnership between Georgetown’s Law and Medical Centers.

Dire Tladi ’00 LLM Nominated to International Court of Justice

The Cabinet of South Africa has nominated Dire D. Tladi, who earned an LLM in U.S. Legal Studies at UConn School of Law in 2000, to serve as a judge of the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court. Tladi is a professor of International law in the Department of Public Law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, a fellow at the Institute of Comparative and International Law in Africa, and a former chairman of the U.N. International Law Commission. The International Court of Justice is composed of 15 judges who are elected to nine-year terms by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. Its headquarters are at the Peace Palace in The Hague, in the Netherlands. The election will take place in November 2023.

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