NDLA Board

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The NDLA Board represents Notre Dame Law School alumni and consists of 16 regional representatives, one at-large representative, three alumni constituency representatives, president-elect, immediate past-president, and president. NDLA also has an active group of past presidents and advisory committee members. Visit myNotreDame for additional contact and employment information.

Notre Dame Law Association Board

President
Jared des Rosiers ‘89 BS, ‘92 JD
June 30, 2014

President-Elect
Timothy Nickels, ’79 BA, ’82 JD

Region 1
(AK, HI, North CA, ID, North NV, OR, WA
Walter Brown ’85 JD
June 30, 2015 (2)

Region 2
(CO, MT, NM, SD-Black Hills, UT, WY, Calgary)
Paul Hurcomb ‘94 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Region 3
(AZ, South CA, South NV)
Hon. Daniel J. Buckley ’77 BA, ’80 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Region 4
(MN, ND, SD, WI)
Maureen Watz Gornik ‘83 BA, ‘86 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Region 5
IA, KS, MO, NE)
Bruce Baty ‘79 BA, ‘82 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Region 6
(IL, Northwest IN)
Hon. Elizabeth Tavitas ‘85 BA, ‘90 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Region 7
(MI)
Patrick Van Tiflin ‘76 JD
June 30, 2014 (1)

Region 8
(IN, KY)
Nancy Helling Gargula ‘81 JD
June 30, 2015 (1)

Region 9
(OH, WV, West PA)
Perry A. Napolitano ‘89 JD
June 30, 2015 (1)

Region 10
(NJ, South CT, South NY)
James Carr ‘87 JD
June 30, 2014 (1)

Region 11
(ME, MA, NH, North CT, RI, VT)
Kathleen P. Lundy, ’01 JD
June 30, 2016 (1)

Region 12
(East PA, MD, Wash DC, VA, DE)
Kate O’Scannlain ’99 BA, ’05 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Region 13/14
(OK, TX, AL, AR, LA, MS, TN )
Anne Marie Finch ’86 PLS, ’89 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Region 15/17
(GA, NC, SC, FL)
Hon. Thomas Schroeder ‘84 JD
June 30, 2016 (2)

Region 16
(Cook County IL)
Timothy Nickels ‘79 BA, ‘82 JD
June 30, 2015 (2)

Region 18
(North NY, Toronto)
Maureen Hurley ‘81 JD
June 30, 2015 (2)

At-Large
Julie Veldman, ’11 JD
June 30, 2016 (1)
Brian E. Hammell, ’03 BA, ’06 JD
June 30, 2017 (1)

Affinity Representative, Asian-Pacific Alumni
Gabe Tsui., ’00 JD

Affinity Representative, Black Alumni
Mickey Carter, “92 JD

Affinity Representative, Hispanic Alumni
Rosario Lozada Schrier, ’96 JD

Notre Dame Law Association Past Presidents

Beth Schneider Naylor ‘86 JD
2012-2013

Peter Witty, 1989 BS, 1997 JD
2011-2012

Thomas Cushing 1984 BBA, 1987 JD
2010-2011

David Scheper 1985 JD
2009-2010

Gregory Shumaker 1987 JD
2008-2009

Frank Julian 1982 JD
2006-2008

M. Ellen Carpenter 1979 JD
2006-2006 – Deceased

Hon. David Dreyer 1977 BA, 1980 JD
2005-2006

Douglas Kenyon 1976 BA, 1979 JD
2004-2005

Robert Greene 1969 JD
2003-2004

Paul Mattingly 1975 JD
2002-2003

Charles Weiss 1968 JD
2001-2002

Thomas Curtin 1968 JD
2000-2001

Richard Catenacci 1962 BA, 1965 JD
1999-2000

James Gillece, Jr. 1969 JD
1984-1999

Notre Dame Law Association Former Board Members/Advisory Committee

William Anaya, 1997 JD (2013-2015)

Robert Barton 1972 JD

Brian Bates 1979 BA, 1986 JD

Hon. Christopher Coury, 1991 BA, 1994 JD

Carl Eiberger 1952 BS, 1954 JD

Mike Gurdak, 1984 BA, 1987 JD

Elizabeth Imhoff 1982 JD

Brendan Judge 1988 BA, 1991 JD

Hon. Peter King 1968 JD

Hon. Alfred Lechner, Jr. 1972 JD

Timothy McLean 1983 BA, 1988 JD

Lee Piovarcy 1963 JD

Joseph Shannon 1985 JD

Scott Sullivan 1976 BBA, 1979 JD

Martha Trout 1991 JD

Zhidong Wang, 1994 JD (2013-2015)

Mark A. Wattley, 1991 JD (2013-2015)

Maureen Reidy Witt, 1980 JD

Emeritus Members

Ellen LaBerge 1983 JD

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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