Notre Dame Law Association

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The Notre Dame Law Association enjoys membership of more than 8, 000 alumni and friends worldwide. Members are bound by their experiences at Notre Dame and network with students and other NDLA members. Membership is free and open to individuals who are graduates of Notre Dame Law School; graduates of the University of Notre Dame who have graduated from or are faculty members of a Law School other than Notre Dame Law School upon notification to the Law School Alumni Relations Office; faculty of the Notre Dame Law School; members of the Law School Advisory council; or persons with a demonstrated interest in the Notre Dame Law School at the discretion of the Dean or majority vote of the NDLA board of directors.

Members receive regular mailings from the Law School including Notre Dame Lawyer magazine and invitations to NDLA events. To inquire about membership, please contact the Law School Alumni Relations Office at (574) 631-6891 or lawalum@nd.edu.

Notre Dame Law Association Board

The Notre Dame Law Association Board is a volunteer group of alumni and friends that support the needs of Notre Dame Law School and its efforts to build strong, lasting relationships with its alumni. Board members promote a spirit of solidarity and friendship designed to engage alumni in the Law School community; support mentoring and recruitment efforts of prospective students; counsel current students; sponsor and participate in activities that advance the interest of the University of Notre Dame, recognize talents and contributions of members through an awards program, and encourage annual giving. The board includes:

  • President
  • President-elect
  • Past president
  • Sixteen regional directors
  • Two at-large member, graduated within 10 years
  • Three University constituency members
  • SBA president
  • An international representative and additional student representative may be appointed

Several past presidents and former directors continue to support efforts of the Notre Dame Law Association Board.

News

James S. Carr, ’87 J.D., Elected Chair of Kelley Drye

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced as part of the Firm’s strategic plan that James S. Carr has been elected Chair of the Firm. Carr joined Kelley Drye’s New York office in 1988, was elected to the Executive Committee in 2007, and is Chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group. He is well known in the bankruptcy bar, and he has been recognized for his creditor-oriented practice by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, US Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. In 2014, The M&A Advisor chose one of his matters as Retail Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year, and he has been consistently awarded top-five honors in The Deal Pipeline’s Bankruptcy League Tables. See the full announcement here. Currently, Carr is the Chair of the Notre Dame Lawyers of New York City (NDL-NYC) Advisory Board and a member of the Board of Directors for the Notre Dame Law Association.

Richard A. Nussbaum, ’74 BA, ’77 J.D., Chosen as President of the Midwest League

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Richard Nussbaum recently became president of the Midwest League, which includes the South Bend Cubs and fifteen other teams. In addition to his role as president, Nussbaum will remain in his roles as general counsel of the league, in which he has served since 1993 and secretary, in which he has served since 2009. Nussbaum was a four-year starter for the Notre Dame Baseball team. Nussbaum is a partner in the South Bend firm of Sopko, Nussbaum, Inabnit & Kaczmarek. Read more.

William P. Farrell, Jr., 93 J.D., Ensuring Access to Justice for Tomorrow’s Litigants

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Over the course of his 20 years in commercial litigation, William P. Farrell, Jr. repeatedly heard the same questions from his corporate clients. How much would it cost to bring this case and how would they be billed?

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