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Asher D. Grunis was recently appointed to the Supreme Court of Israel. Another alumnus, the Hon. Yaacov Zemach J.D. ’72, has sat on the Jerusalem District Court for several years.


Barry Keith Simmons has retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of active duty, most spent as a member of the USAF Judge Advocate General's Department. In September 2002, Simmons joined the U.S. Foreign Service, and since February 2003, has been assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, where he lives with his wife Jossie and their two sons, James (5) and Joey (2).


SandersAlex Sanders received the South Carolina Bar Foundation's Highest Award. Sanders is a former senior partner at Sanders & Quackenbush (now Berry, Quackenbush & Stuart). He is the 24th recipient of the DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award. Sanders was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1962 and has served as president of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and officer in the Richland County Bar Association. From 1983 to 1992 he served as chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. He also was chair of the American Bar Association’s Council of Chief Judges of Courts of Appeal and vice chair of the Judicial Administration Division. His public service career also includes two terms in the SC Senate and four terms in the SC House of Representatives. In 2002 Sanders was a Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. In the academic arena, Sanders served as president of the College of Charleston from 1992 to 2001. Currently he is chair of the board of the National Judicial College and a teaching fellow in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In addition, Sanders is chair of the board of trustees for the Huntington Society, a member of the board of trustees for the Nature Conservancy, and a member of the board of directors of the National Bank of South Carolina.


Alberto Rebaza has been named to the list of Top 20 Lawyers Under 40 in Peru, published by Latin Lawyer magazine. He is partner at Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados.


Eduardo Barboza, an associate at Estudio Echecopar, has been named to the list of Top 20 Lawyers Under 40 in Peru, published by Latin Lawyer magazine.


Markus Schrader and Megan Cox were married on December 30, 2003, in New Zealand. The couple is living in Frankfurt, Germany. Markus is working in the legal department at Deutsche Bank, and Megan is working at Clifford Chance.


Brian O’Donnell is currently the deputy staff judge advocate to the U.S. Central Command, deployed to the Middle East for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.


Judge John M. Tyson has announced his candidacy for the North Carolina Supreme Court. Having served on the state’s Court of Appeals since 2000, Tyson’s “report card” shows he has ruled on more than 1,000 cases and written over 350 judicial opinions. Keep up with his campaign at

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