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BIRCH BAYH U.S. COURTHOUSE AND FEDERAL BUILDING Birch Bayh, a partner in Venable’s D.C. office and former three-term Democratic U.S. senator from Indiana, has been honored with the renaming of the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Indianapolis as the Birch Bayh U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building. Bayh is the author of two constitutional amendments and the Title IX legislation that advanced the rights of women in education. EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS Equal Justice Works has honored two people for their public interest work in the District. Georgetown University Law Center Dean Judith Areen was honored with the 2003 Outstanding Law School Dean Award for, among other things, establishing a pro bono pledge challenging students to perform 75 hours of law-related pro bono service before graduation and heading the creation of the Office of Public Interest and Community Services at Georgetown. Emily Benfer of Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis was honored with the exemplary public service award for her work on the Washington, D.C., Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Equal Justice Works funds law students and lawyers in programs that bring justice to low-income persons and families. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER Georgetown University Law Center has honored six distinguished alumni with the Paul R. Dean Award to recognize their service and leadership to their alma mater and to their profession. Those honored include David Bradley, chairman and owner of several publications, including The Atlantic Monthly and National Journal; Marc Ginsberg, managing director and CEO of Northstar Equity Group, an affiliate of APCO Worldwide, a global consulting and public affairs company; Nancy Jacklin, U.S. executive director of the International Monetary Fund; Robert Lighthizer, a partner in the international trade department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; and Edward Ricci, a senior trial attorney at Ricci Leopold. JOINT COMMISSION ON TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE Joel Rothstein Wolfson, a partner in the intellectual property and technology group in Blank Rome’s D.C. office, has been appointed to the 2003 Cyberlaw Advisory Committee of the Virginia Legislature’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science. The committee reviews the laws of Virginia regarding their applicability to the information age and recommends appropriate changes. — Jessica Lawrence Please send notices of honors or appointments to Eva Rodriguez at [email protected].

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