VLS Alumni in the News


LOQUITUR: The Magazine of VLS

Loquitur—our award-winning alumni magazine— will keep you up-to-date on campus news, faculty highlights, and alumni news. Every alumnus/na receives a copy of Loquitur annually through the mail in the winter. Please update your mailing address to assure we can get your copies to you.

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Class Notes

The Class Notes section are some of the most popular pages in Loquitur. Readers love to read what alumni are doing after graduation, both professionally and personally. We rely on your information for these updates, so help us keep abreast of your news so we can share it with your classmates and the wider VLS community. 

Submit Your News

Please follow these steps to submit your news for publication in Loquitur, in our new alumni publications, and in our other alumni communication channels:

  1. Register with vlsConnect, if you haven't already done so.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on the "Manage my Notes" link below, on this page, in the "Search for Notes" section.
  3. After you've clicked "Manage my Notes", click on the "Add New Note" link, and give us your update about career changes, wedding and birth announcements, alumni gatherings, and other information. Thank you!

vlsConnect users can also use the "Search for Notes" feature on this page find the most recent news submitted by friends and classmates.

Class notes are only available through vlsConnect back to the Fall 2011 issue. To view notes submitted prior to Fall 2011, you can read Loquitur online.


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Class Notes 5/18/2018  
Eric N. Columber, VLS '00, opened his own solo practice December 2017. Columber Law is located in Ellsworth, Maine. He resides in Blue Hill, Maine, with his wife and 2 children and dog, and still finds time to play his mandolin and guitar.
Class Notes 2/4/2014  
Johanna and Rory Thibault are excited to announce the arrival of their second little boy, Cody Stephen Thibault, last May. They also adopted a military working dog-named Lando-earlier this year, and he has been an incredible addition to the family. The Army still has the Thibaults living in Bavaria where Rory left the Trial Defense world and is now a Senior Trial Counsel for European Forces in Bavaria. Johanna recently became a VLS student again and is earning her LLM in Environmental Law through the Distance Learning program. When they aren't working or drinking good German beer, they are traveling as much as possible throughout Europe, and enjoying every minute of it.
Class Notes 12/20/2012  
Patty Whalen writes "Greetings from Sarajevo! Living in Sarajevo is a privilege and a great adventure. i am currently here as an international judge in the War Crimes Appellate Chamber after serving three years on the trial Court. My cases involve genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. i also work in The Hague, serving with expert status on treaties involving private international law. i have continued in my work as project director for a joint rule of law project with the international Association of Women Judges and the rural Women Leadership institute of Vermont, now in its seventh year. The purpose is to acquaint Afghan women judges with our legal system and our communities, as well as to open our eyes to the challenges facing the Afghans as they try to rebuild their society. Fletcher and i are doing well with the international commute. our children are great travelers and living full lives for which i am grateful."
Class Notes 12/12/2012  
Caleb Holmes, an associate at the Philadelphia office of the Miami law firm Greenberg Traurig, married Allison Suflas in August, 2012.
SOURCE: Mary Lou Lorenz

Class Notes 2/4/2014  
Tim Shea is a partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP in Hauppauge, New York, specializing in Land Use and Real Estate. He has a wonderful wife, Danielle and three little boys Brady, Cassius, and Emmitt (ages 3, 2 and 1!). (Couldn't find on Raiser's Edge)

In the past 2 years, Carole Wacey got married, bought a 1910 round house (it's a turret) in Forest Hills (Queens, New York), and began a new position as Vice President of Education at WNET/Thirteen (after running a nonprofit for the past 10 years). She hopes to hear from you if you are passing through NYC.

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