School of Law Hosts Reception for Dignitaries of the Federal Bar Association

10.10.2013 | Students, Law

The University of Dayton School of Law hosted a meet-and-greet reception for honored dignitaries from Washington, DC, Virginia, and Ohio Federal Bar Association.

Gen. William K. Suter (Ret.), former 19th Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, and his wife, Jeanie, met with law students, faculty, and staff Thursday morning, Oct.10, 2013. General Suter was joined by the Honorable Gustavo Gelpi, the youngest U.S. District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico and National President of the Federal Bar Association (FBA).  Other honored guests included Karen Silberman, Executive Director of the FBA, Washington, DC, and Alan Dorhoffer, Esq., of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, also of Washington and Northern Federal Bar Association representative, James W. Satola, Esq., current Circuit Vice President for the Sixth Circuit and a Sustaining Charter Life Fellow of the Foundation of the FBA, of Cleveland; and alumnus Glen McMurry ’07 of Dungan & LeFevre, Troy, Ohio, who is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyer Division. Also in attendance, and instrumental in arranging the reception, was Magistrate Michael Newman of the U.S. District Court.

Federal Bar Association VIPs

The dignitaries were in Dayton to attend the local chapter’s annual luncheon held at the Dayton Racquet Club. The luncheon included the swearing in ceremony for the Honorable Michael Newman, who is also an adjunct professor at UDSL, as the new President of the FBA Dayton Chapter.

Judge Gelpi announced that the Federal Bar Association will be starting a new student division within the Dayton Chapter. Gelpi spoke briefly on the merits of networking and becoming an active member. Students then had the opportunity to personally talk with each of the guests and ask questions where topics ranged from the current economic environment to externships. The group graciously invited the law students who attended the reception to then join them at the luncheon.

Before leaving UDSL, the distinguished visitors toured the Mathias H. Heck Courtroom to discuss technology and the classroom. They expressed how impressed they were with the students and the beautiful facility. 

For more information, contact Denise Baker, assistant director of communications at the University of Dayton School of Law, at 937-229-3342 or