Order of St. Thomas More

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What is the Order of St. Thomas More?
Order of St. Thomas More members provide a high level of annual support for the Notre Dame Law School. Through their gifts, members support:

  • Financial aid and loan forgiveness
  • Clinical and academic programs
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Career services and student life
  • The Kresge Law Library
  • International research, teaching, and service


And most important, members constitute a strong network for our students and alumni.

How do I become a member?
Joining the Order is easy! Simply make an annual gift to the Law School at one of the following tiers of giving:

  • Associate: recent law school alumni of the last 5 years: $500
  • Traditional: $1,500 or more
  • Dean’s Circle Blue: $5,000—$9,999
  • Dean’s Circle Gold: $10,000 or more

Dean’s Circle Blue members enjoy:

  • Exclusive events on football weekends including access to the VIP Recognition Society Room during home football weekends and a special Mass following the game
  • Concierge Hotline for assistance with campus information needs
  • A memento emblematic of your commitment to the Law School
  • Inner-circle publications of the Law School
  • Notre Dame’s annual fiscal report and year-in-review video
  • Additional assistance with tickets and parking for home football games

In addition to the above, Dean’s Circle Gold members enjoy:

  • Exclusive signature events at the Annual Shamrock Series Game
  • Additional assistance with tickets and parking for home football games.

All members enjoy the benefits of traditional membership, including:

  • A medallion symbolizing your membership in the Order
  • Personalized membership card entitling bearer to discounts at select on-campus dining venues, including Sorin’s, Leahy’s, and Legends, and a 20 percent discount on purchases at the Warren Golf Course Pro Shop (excludes golf lessons)
  • Select Law School publications, including Notre Dame Lawyer, for those not currently receiving them
  • University communications, such as the President’s Newsletter and Notre Dame Magazine, for those not currently receiving them
  • Invitations to regional gatherings, special campus events and March Under the Arch
  • “Special contributor status” in the football ticket lottery, with improved chances for success in obtaining football tickets to multiple home games


Every gift matters. Join the Order of St. Thomas More Dean’s Circle today.

Questions? Please contact:
*Patti McLaughlin":mailto:OSTM@nd.edu
Associate Director, Law Annual Giving
(574) 631-7936

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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