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LL.M. Class Notes


Harry C. Martin
continues to serve as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. On October 19, he was named a Traphagen Distinguished Alumnus of the Harvard Law School.

Richard Mills continues on senior status as a U.S. District Judge, carrying a partial caseload in Springfield, Ill. and sitting by designation on the U.S. Courts of Appeal around the country. Along with his wife Rachel, his travels over the past year included trips to the Mayan antiquities in the Yucatan, a trans-Canadian rail trip, a cruise to Tahiti and the South Pacific, and a trip to Belgium for a congress of NATO reserve officers.


Bert Goolsby
’s latest novel, Harpers’ Joy, was released in August (see In Print). Also recently released was his short story, “The Fan Dancer,” which is included in the anthology More Sweet Tea (BelleBooks 2005). Both works can be purchased through your local bookstore or on line, the novel by visiting: and the anthology by visiting:


Previously in association with the New York firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Marcus Chow recently relocated to Singapore where he was made a partner in Stamford Law Corporation, a firm with offices in Singapore and Beijing. His practice focus is equity and debt capital markets and mergers and acquisitions work.


John M. Tyson
, Judge of North Carolina Court of Appeals, submitted his LL.M. thesis, “High Intrigue on the High Court: Polk, Buchanan and the Supreme Court,” for publication in the Journal of Supreme Court History. In November, he attended the investiture ceremony of his classmate, the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown, in to the U.S. Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit) in Washington, DC.


S.J.D. Class Notes


R. K. “Ruhi” Ramazani gave a keynote address at Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. on “Jeffersonian Principles and the Middle East” in November.

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