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On DC Trip, Five More Alumni Join the Supreme Court Bar

10/3/2017  -  Five more Capital University Law School alumni are now eligible to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, following a swearing in ceremony at the Court on Monday, October 2.

The five – Nick Anderson, L’04, Greg Arenstein, L’94, T’95, Elizabeth Maag, L’08, Elisabeth Toole, L’88, and Melissa Tuttle, L’13 – traveled to Washington on a trip coordinated by the Law School for graduates who wished to become members of the Supreme Court Bar.

On the day of the ceremony, Dean Rachel M. Janutis read the names of the applicants in the presence of the Court. Chief Justice John Roberts then administered an oath to the applicants and accepted them into the Court’s Bar.

The Law School sponsors a trip to the nation’s capital for graduates who want to join the Supreme Court Bar approximately every two years. The trip is coordinated by the Law School’s Alumni Relations Director, Terri Botsko, L’91.

“Being admitted to the Supreme Court Bar is a profound experience,” said Director Botsko. “To be in the courtroom, to have the certificate and approval to practice before the Court is really terrific.”

This year, the big day began with breakfast in the Supreme Court’s conference room. The group of applicants was then photographed and called into the Supreme Court courtroom to be sworn in, before hearing two cases argued. The group then received a tour of the Capitol Building and attended a reception honoring them and other alumni from the Washington, D.C., area.