NDLA Nominations

NDLA Nominations

NDLA regional directors and constituency representatives:

  • Regularly attend board meetings;
  • Participate in one or more NDLA committees;
  • Sponsor, direct, and participate in activities that advance the interests of the NDLA and the University;
  • Mentor and promote students and graduates of the Law School in their efforts to secure employment;
  • Foster a spirit of solidarity and dedication among NDLA members and friends of the University of Notre Dame and the Law School; and
  • Raise funds and solicit contributions to the University of Notre Dame for use by the Law School.

NDLA regions are compatible with university regions as defined by the Notre Dame Alumni Association. Directors serve a three-year term, renewable for an additional three years. The Nominations Committee reviews board nominations during the NDLA Board spring meeting. To be considered for vacancies occurring during the upcoming year, nominations must be received approximately one month prior to the spring meeting date. Two candidates per director position are selected to participate in an election held in late spring or early summer.

The board also appoints constituency representatives to serve as liaisons to the following university affinity groups – Asian-Pacific Alumni of Notre Dame, Black Alumni of Notre Dame, and Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame.

Open Positions for 2015-2016 include:

  • Region 1 (Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California, Idaho, Northern Nevada, Oregon, and Washington)
  • Region 16 (Cook County, Ill.)
  • Region 18 (Northern New York and Toronto)

If you are interested in submitting a nomination for a regional director, please complete the NDLA Board Nomination Form by March 27, 2015.

For more information, contact traster@nd.edu.


Nancy Gargula, '81 JD Receives the 2015 Woman for All Seasons Award from the St. Thomas More Society of Indianapolis

Gargula, U.S. Trustee for Region 10, has been the cantor as well as the planning chair for the the annual Red Mass for 34 years.

Nancy Gargula, ’81 JD
Judge Beth Tavitas, ’85, ’90 JD, Nancy Gargula, ’81 JD, Judge David Dreyer, ’77, ’80 JD

The NDLS Community Remembers Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D.


Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D., passed away on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. He was 77 years old. Justice Crooks served in the Wisconsin judiciary for 39 years, first on the trial court and then on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to which he was elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2006. Only a week before his death, he announced that he planned to retire on July 31, 2016.

In Memoriam: John H. Leahy, ’59 BA, ’64 J.D.

Double domer, John Leahy passed away on August 19, 2015 after losing a fast-paced battle with cancer. While at Notre Dame, John was the senior football manager and lived in the football stadium during his law school years, locking it up and taking care of the legendary mascot Clashmore Mike. John served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer and later as a reserve, retiring as a Captain after 30 years. Later he practiced law in both Chicago and California. John then served as a judge in the Superior State Court of California for thirty years. Please view a beautiful tribute to John’s life here.

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