Directory and Networking

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The University of Notre Dame has a vast network of loyal alumni with graduates working in various industries and law field specialties throughout the United States and the world. Connecting with Notre Dame Lawyers, including Notre Dame Law School graduates and Notre Dame undergraduates who obtained a law degree elsewhere, provides an excellent network of contacts and relationship building opportunities. Finding alumni in various fields of law, firms and companies, as well as different geographic regions can be helpful.

myNotreDame is a secure and robust online community for University of Notre Dame alumni. To access the secure site, visit http://mynotredame.nd.edu/. Simply login or register if you do not have a login. The myNotreDame Help Desk is available at 574-631-1579 or via e-mail at onlinehelp@alumni.nd.edu if you need assistance, or cannot remember your login. Alumni, professional students, and undergraduate seniors have access to this the community.

Searching for Classmates and Other Alumni
myNotreDame includes search tools to find and contact classmates or other alumni. To find classmates, you can search by name, degree (i.e. Juris Doctor), work city, field of work, etc. Once you retrieve results, you may send e-mail messages directly through the myNotreDame system. Simply click the envelope button which will open an e-mail message box.

Update Your Profile
You can update your profile including addresses, position titles, work specialties, and non-ND degree information at the myNotreDame site. Keeping your contact information current ensures you will hear all the news from Notre Dame as well as provide ways for classmates and other alumni to communicate with you. Stay in touch. Be in touch.

Join the Notre Dame Alumni and ND Lawyers LinkedIn Accounts
LinkedIn is a professional networking site of more than 30 million experienced professionals. Alumni and professional students can create a profile and joining the “Notre Dame Alumni Network” to instantly be connected with thousands of Notre Dame alumni. To join, visit myNotreDame.

More than 1500 alumni have also joined the ND Lawyers LinkedIn subcommunity. To join, contact Annie Duffy, Career Advisor, by phone at 574-631-6497 or via e-mail at annie.duffy@nd.edu. Daily posts include referral opportunities, legal discussions, and networking opportunities.

Finding Notre Dame Lawyers for Referral
myNotreDame includes search tools to find alumni in specific geographic regions, as well as by work specialty. In addition to myNotre Dame, please visit http://martindale.com. This public site provides search tools for law firms and practicing attorneys. Many attorneys list their law school of record, practice areas, and contact information at this site.

Join an ND Club or Group
The University of Notre Dame has one of the strongest alumni club networks in the world. Notre Dame Alumni Clubs connect alumni and current students in specific geographical areas. Dedicated alumni volunteers and club members provide club news, local networking events, educational, service, and social opportunities. Several clubs have young alumni representatives who are especially helpful for recent graduates and current professional students. Visit myNotreDame to learn more about clubs and groups in your area.

Notre Dame Alumni on Facebook
Join the conversation with other alumni today at the Notre Dame Alumni Facebook page. Plus, get access to Notre Dame contests and news from campus.

Alumni Resources on myNotreDame
The myNotreDame site also includes information about Alumni Senate, Notre Dame Travel programs, football ticket consignment, service projects, and marketplace opportunities.

News

NDLA Honors Judge Kenneth Ripple with Fr. Michael McCafferty, C.S.C. Award

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On Friday, November 14, 2014, the NDLA presented the Fr. Michael McCafferty Award to the Honorable Kenneth Ripple for his thirty-seven years of distinguished service to the University of Notre Dame as a faculty member of the Law School. The award was presented by Dean Nell Newton and NDLA Board President, Jared des Rosiers, at a dinner following the NDLA fall board meeting. This award is named for Fr. Michael McCafferty, who in his all-too-brief life established a universal reputation within Notre Dame Law School as a charismatic teacher, renowned scholar, beloved friend and spiritual mentor.

In memoriam: James F. Smith, ’89 J.D.

Brigadier General James Smith passed away on September 29, 2014 from cancer complications at the age of 54. Jim was married to Jennifer O’Leary Smith, ’89 J.D. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, as a Brigadier General, Jim was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the President of the United States. Jim was a partner in the firm of Butler Pappas in Chicago. Please view the online obituary for more about Jim’s many accomplishments. Also view a beautiful tribute to Jim, as “A true Domer”, in an article in The Observer written by the daughter of one of Jim’s classmates.

Brian Skaret, ’02 J.D., Awarded Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award

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Brian Skaret, ’02 J.D., has been awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for the successful investigation and prosecution of the Barrio Azteca criminal organization earlier this year. This prestigious award is the second-highest conferred by the U.S. Attorney General.

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Contact Info

Alumni Center
1150 Eck Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556

P: 574.631.6891
E: lawalum@nd.edu