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

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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