Alumni Council

THE WILLIAM CALLYHAN ROBINSON SOCIETY 

The William Callyhan Robinson Society was created to honor those distinguished Columbus School of Law Alumni who graduated forty or more years ago. The Society is named for The Honorable William Callyhan Robinson, who was appointed the first dean of the Catholic University of America Law School.

Founded in 2013, the Society meets annually each fall to admit interested new members. A Convenor is selected from among the current and incoming members of the Society to lead the ceremony.

The Honorable William Callyhan Robinson was born in Norwich, Connecticut on July 26, 1834. After preparatory studies at Norwich Academy, Williston Seminary, and Wesleyan University, he entered Dartmouth College and graduated in 1854. He then entered the Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and was
ordained to the Episcopalian Ministry in 1857. He served as an Episcopalian Minister from 1857 to 1862. He was later received into the Catholic Church in 1863. He was lecturer at the Yale Law School from 1869 to 1872, and Professor of Common Law in the same institution from 1872 to 1896.

Robinson was a Judge of the New Haven City Court from 1869 to 1871 and later served as a Judge of Connecticut Court of Common Pleas until 1895, when he organized the Columbus School of Law.

He was conisdered an authority on Patent Law. His most celebrated works are “Life of Ebenezer Beriah Kelly,” “Notes on Elementary Law,” “Elementary Law,” “Clavis Rerum,” “Law of Patents” in three volumes, “Forsensic Oratory,” and “Elements of American Jurisprudence.” He contributed to legal periodicals from 1867 to 1910 and was Editor of the Mirror of Justice in 1903.

For sixteen years he served as Dean of the Columbus School of law, delivering his last lecture on November 3, 1911.

The William Callyhan Robinson Society Members

Anthony P. Ambrosio, Esquire
Class of 1966  

Professor Michael P. Ambrosio
Class of 1966 

Ricardo Bravo, Jr., Esquire
Class of 1978

John F. Bielagus, Esquire
Class of 1969

The Honorable Phyllis C. Borzi
Class of 1978

Kenneth J. Bossong, Esquire
Class of 1977

James M. Breen, Esquire
Class of 1968

James F. Browne, Esquire
Class of 1967

Richard C. Browne, Esquire
Class of 1963

William H. Carroll, Jr., Esquire
Class of 1968


Christopher B. Carveth, Esquire
Class of 1975


Elaine Zipp-Cole, Esquire
Class of 1977

The Honorable  Martin Connor
Class of 1970


Donald Couvillon, Esquire
Class of 1965


Michael F. Curtin, Esquire
Class of 1965

Maria Gorordo-Daly, Esquire
Class of 1977


William F. Delaney, Esquire
Class of 1965


Andrew  F. Dempsey, Esquire
Class of 1968


William D. Dolan, III, Esquire
Class of 1972


John P. Dominguez, Esquire
Class of 1977


Joseph F. Donohue, Esquire
Class of 1968

H. Patrick Donohue, Esquire
Class of 1977

Ann S. DuRoss, Esquire
Class of 1968

Christine Fallon, Esquire
Class of 1977

Donald W. Farley, Esquire
Class of 1969

Dena C. Feeney, Esquire
Class of 1963

Suellen M. Ferguson, Esquire
Class of 1977

Anthony G. Flynn, Esquire
Class of 1967

Sara A. Fornaciari, Esquire
Class of 1978

Donald A. Franck, Esquire
Class of 1967








 



 

                                                    



Karl H. Fritz, Esquire
Class of 1977

Arthur N. Fuccillo, Esquire
Class of 1978

J. James Gallagher, Esquire
Class of 1968

Robert Garren, Esquire
Class of 1972

Robert J. Gillispie, Esquire
Class of 1968

Robert P. Grabowski, Esquire
Class of 1968

Henry J. Hanley, Esquire
Class of 1968

The Honorable John C. Holmes 

Class of 1964

Catherine A. Hughes, Esquire
Class of 1978

Frank B. Iacovangelo, Esquire
Class of 1965

William B. Ingersoll, Esquire
Class of 1968

The Honorable Conrad A. Johnson
Class of 1974

Bert W. Kapinas, Esquire
Class of 1968

James J. Kennedy, Esquire
Class of 1967

Thomas E. Lane, Esquire
Class of 1967

Allie B. Latimer, Esquire
Class of 1958

Sidney G. Leech, Esquire
Class of 1968

Michael J. Madigan, Esquire
Class of 1968

Claire Marcus, Esquire
Class of 1941

William T. Marshall, Jr., Esquire
Class of 1970

Clarence E. Martin III, Esquire
Class of 1974

J. Patrick May, Esquire
Class of 1978

John J. McLaughlin, Esquire
Class of 1968

The Honorable Daniel P. Mecca
Class of 1967

J. Paul Molloy, Esquire
Class of 1965

Jane W. Molloy, Esquire
Class of 1965

John P. Moran, Esquire
Class of 1964

James J. Naccarato, Esquire
Class of 1947

The Honorable William T. Newman, Jr.
Class of 1977

Lawrence R. Radanovic, Esquire
Class of 1963

 

 

 

Judith A. Ripps, Esquire
Class of 1972

Terrell N. Roberts, Esquire
Class of 1977

The Honorable Antonio Rodriguez
C
lass of 1978

Professor Ralph J. Rohner
Class of 1963

Stanley J. Samorajczyk, Esquire

Class of 1967

Professor Ellen M. Scully
Class of 1967

Jerome C. Schaefer, Esquire
Class of 1972

Gerald E. Shanley III, Esquire
Class of 1968

The Honorable Joseph Shortall
Class of 1964

Mary Ellen Signorille, Esquire
Class 1977

Liddell Smith, Esquire
Class of 1978

Lawrence M. Sullivan, Esquire
Class of 1964

Michael D. Sullivan, Esquire
Class of 1978

Charles M. Tobin, Esquire
Class of 1968

Winston W. Tsai, Esquire
Class of 1970

James P. Ulwick, Esquire
Class of 1977

William L. Walsh, Jr., Esquire
Class of 1968

Professor John P. Wefing
Class of 1967

Gerald S. Welch, Esquire
Class of 1967

The Honorable Marcus D. Williams
Class of 1964

Suzanne Wolfe-Martin, Esquire
Class of 1964

Marilyn D. Zahm, Esquire
Class of 1972

Gerald M. O’Donnell, Esquire
Class of 1965

Thomas F. O'Herron, Esquire
Class of 1964

Bruce R. Parker, Esquire
Class of 1978

Thomas E. Patton, Esquire
Class of 1965

The Honorable Stephanie Duncan-Peters
Class of 1974

The Honorable Tomas F. Phalen Jr.
Class of 1967

Larry R. Pilot, Esquire
Class of 1967

Jean J. Provost, Esquire
Class of 1963

 

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