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On April 9, Georgetown Law and Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life sponsored a dialogue with survivors, clergy, attorneys for the Catholic Church, attorneys for survivors, canon law and civil law experts, media and more.

Law, Lawyers and the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

April 15, 2019 Criminal Law Public Interest & Community Service

The crisis of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy stems from many causes and failures. On April 9, Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life sponsored a timely and much-needed dialogue with survivors, clergy, attorneys for the Catholic Church, attorneys for survivors, canon law and civil law experts, media, social workers and more.

Cedric Asiavugwa (L'19), right, is pictured with an educator from a New York City high school at St. Aloysius High School in Nairobi, where he worked before coming to Georgetown Law. He continued to work with the school remotely as a law student, until his death on March 10 (photo courtesy Father Terry Charlton, S.J.)

Students, Faculty, Staff Remember Cedric Asiavugwa (L’19)

March 15, 2019 Campus Life Human Rights & Immigration Public Interest & Community Service

Nicole Fauster (L’20) met Cedric Asiavugwa (L’19), her Georgetown Law public interest mentor, in the fall of 2017, when she entered Georgetown Law as a member of its Public Interest Law Scholars program.

They were in the same mentorship group in PILS, later known as the Blume Public Interest Scholars Program. In her second year, as president of the Muslim Law Students Association, Fauster also worked with Cedric, as the friendly 3L worked in Campus Ministry.

“He was Campus Ministry’s go-to guy,” Fauster said. “I definitely saw him on a very regular basis, putting together programming…whenever you passed by Campus Ministry, he was at that table, doing work, assisting the chaplains. One of the reasons I would go to Campus Ministry when I was going from class to class was to say hi to Cedric. He is definitely going to be someone whose loss will be deeply felt.”