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Our extensive alumni volunteer network creates opportunities to provide diverse services and programs for students, alumni, and friends of Notre Dame Law School. There are several ways for alumni to participate and we value your involvement. Consider sharing your time and talents. Below are some of the ways our alumni volunteers give back to Notre Dame Law School.

If you are interested in joining the NDLS Volunteer Network, please complete our online form.

Volunteer Opportunities

Admissions Opportunities
As a graduate or friend of Notre Dame Law School, you are the best ambassador for newly admitted or prospective students. We invite you to attend law school fairs and forums in your area, take an admitted student to lunch, participate in club summer send-offs, or serve as a point of contact for prospective or newly admitted students.

Contact:
Kevin O’Rear, Assistant Dean, Admissions and Career Development
574-631-6626

Alumni Program Opportunities
By hosting or sponsoring events, you strengthen the ties between colleagues and the Notre Dame Law School. Events include social gatherings and networking opportunities. Alumni also further Notre Dame Law School’s goals and programs through participation on the NDLA Board and serving as a reunion committee member.

Contact:
Patti McLaughlin, Associate Director, Law School Annual Fund
574-631-7936

Career Development Opportunities
As an experienced graduate, current students depend on our alumni for career advice and connections with other practitioners in the field. Whether you participate on a panel, post jobs, interview candidates, or host a group of students to discuss your practice, your expertise is an invaluable resource.

Contact:
Kevin O’Rear, Assistant Dean, Career Development
574-631-5410

Law School Annual Fund and Reunion Giving Program
By serving as a class agent, encouraging reunion attendance, and organizing the class gift, you help classmates celebrate the rich traditions of Notre Dame. Alumni also support the greatest priorities of Notre Dame Law School through membership in the Order of St. Thomas More and gifts to the annual fund.

Contact:
Patti McLaughlin, Associate Director, Law School Annual Fund
574-631-7936

News

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.

ND Lawyer and ND Football Player Becomes Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association

Dallas attorney, Daniel P. Novakov, ’72 BA, ’76 J.D., a Greenberg Traurig shareholder, is named chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association in the first season of the new college football playoff system. Novakov was part of the Notre Dame football team that played in the Cotton Bowl against the Longhorns in both 1970 and 1971. Read more (subscription required)

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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