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KatherineSinger1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
 Kate Singer joined the Notre Dame Law School as an assistant adjunct faculty member in 2000. She currently teaches in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and the Moot Court Trial class, and is also the co-coach of the Barristers and AAJ Trial Teams. Kate graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in English. Her study included a year abroad at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Before attending Notre Dame Law School, she worked for two years at the Wilson Inn Residence in Richmond, Virginia. The Wilson Inn was a church based agency serving women in transition from various life traumas. She briefly served as the agency’s acting director. While at Notre Dame Law School, Kate worked as an intern at the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic, and was a member of the Barristers Trial Team for two years. She graduated in 1997, receiving the Dean David T. Link Award for Social Justice; the Edward F. Barrett Award for Outstanding Achievement in Trial Advocacy; the Arthur May Award for Trial Advocacy; and the Dean Konop Legal Aid Award. After graduating, she worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for St. Joseph County from 1998 to 2002 focusing on Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault cases. From 2002 to 2004, she continued her work with domestic violence survivors serving as the Legal Advocate at the Y.W.C.A. of St. Joseph County. When she is not teaching at Notre Dame, she runs a not-for-profit enterprise called Motherhood. LAW75747, Moot Court Trial LAW75710, Intensive Trial AdvocacyAdjunct ProfessorRebecca WardKSINGER
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
 Kathleen Rice is a Counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in South Bend, Indiana, and a Senior Director with FaegreBD Consulting in Washington, DC. She provides strategic legal counsel to corporate and government entities on issues relating to data privacy, cybersecurity, risk management, and compliance with federal laws and regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Kathleen previously served as Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She also served as an Assistant General Counsel in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Security Law Branch, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida. Kathleen is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School. Adjunct Professor
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
 Ken Adams is a speaker and consultant on contract drafting. According to the Canadian periodical The Lawyers Weekly, “In the world of contract drafting, Ken Adams is the guru.” Ken is author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (ABA 3d ed. 2013), a groundbreaking book that’s in widespread use internationally. He’s also author of The Structure of M&A Contracts (West LegalEdcenter 2011). Go here for his articles and go here for his blog, Adams on Contract Drafting. The ABA Journal included Ken’s blog in its 2013, 2012, 2010, and 2009 “Blawg 100”—its list of the hundred best law blogs. Ken conducts public and in-house seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. And through his relationship with ContractExpress, the leading document-assembly software, Ken is a pioneer in online contract automation. As part of its “Legal Rebels” project, in September 2009 the ABA Journal named Ken one of its initial group of fifty leading innovators in the legal profession. And in 2014, the Legal Writing Institute awarded Ken its 2014 Golden Pen Award, “to recognize his exemplary work in contract drafting.” A U.S. citizen, Ken was raised in Africa and Europe; he received all of his secondary and college education in England. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1989, Ken practiced corporate law at major law firms in New York and Geneva, Switzerland. /assets/131742/adams.jpg(adams)Contract DraftingAdjunct Professorkadams7
KennethRipple3112 Eck Hall of Law574.631.5765574.631.4197
  • Faculty
  • Tenured and Tenure-Track
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Judicial Biography
  • Judicial Process
Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple has served as judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since his appointment by President Reagan in 1985. Judge Ripple joined the Law School faculty in 1976 as an associate professor, and became a full professor in 1980. He graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. from Fordham University in 1965, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1968 and earned an LL.M. summa cum laude in administrative law and economic regulation from the National Law Center of the George Washington University in 1972. Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, Judge Ripple held the position of special assistant to the chief justice of the United States (1973-77). He also served as the legal officer of the U.S. Supreme Court (1972-73), as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of International Business Machines Corporation, and as a branch head for the Judge Advocate General of the Navy. A member of the Virginia, New York, Indiana and District of Columbia Bars, Judge Ripple has the distinction of serving on the American delegation to the 1980 Anglo-American Judicial Exchange. He is also a member of the American Law Institute and chaired the Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules of Procedure. /assets/71694/original/ripple.jpgLAW70311, Federal Courts LAW70312, Federal Courts: Contemporary Problems and Practice LAW70371, Conflict of Laws LAW73311, Judicial Process SeminarBooks Constitutional Litigation (Michie/Bobbs-Merrill 1984). Sanctions Imposable for Violations of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with Robert E. Rodes Jr. and Carol Ann Mooney (Federal Judicial Center 1982). Articles Judge Ripple has published several articles and book reviews, including: Warren E. Burger in The Yale Biographical Dictionary Of Law 83 (2009). Process of Constitutional Decision Making, 25 Valparaiso University Law Review 331 (1991). The Judge and the Academic Community, 50 Ohio State Law Journal 1237 (1989). Rule 11 in the Constitutional Cases, 63 Notre Dame Law Review 788 (1988). The Article III Judiciary in Its Third Century, 34 Loyola Law Review 469 (1988). On Becoming a Judge, Federal Bar News & Journal 380 (1987). Personal and Career Decisions During the Professional School Years -€” The Spiritual Dimension, 3 Christian Legal Society Quarterly 20 (1982). Article V and the Proposed Constitutional Convention Procedure Bill, 3 Cardozo Law Review 529 (1982). The Separate Appendix in Federal Appellate Practice — Necessary Tool or Costly Luxury? with R.A. Ainsworth Jr., 34 Southwestern Law Journal 1159 (1981). Volkswagen Corp. V. Woodon: Reflections on the Road Ahead, with M. Murphy, 56 Notre Dame Lawyer 65 (1980). The Entanglement Test of the Religion Clauses — A Ten Year Assessment, 27 U.C.L.A. Law Review 1195 (1980). Thurgood Marshall and the Forgotten Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, 55 Notre Dame Lawyer 471 (1980). The Supreme Court’s Workload: Some Thoughts for the Practitioner, 66 American Bar Association Journal 174 (1979). State Sovereignty: A Polished but Slippery Crown, 54 Notre Dame Lawyer 745 (1979).Professor of LawLuAnn NateKRIPPLE
KentHull1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
 Kent Hull is chair of the Indiana Lawyers Committee, which provides representation and research in a series of public interest and poverty law matters, including litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and is admitted to practice in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. He is also a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and has appeared in federal appellate and district courts throughout the United States. Most recently, he has devoted attention to issues of housing discrimination, consumer protection and disability rights. He is a frequent speaker in contunuing education programs for lawyers. His articles have appeared in law journals and other professional publications. At NDLS, he teaches the course on Law and Disabilities and supervises selected directed reading projects. LAW70367, Law of the DisabledAdjunct ProfessorRebecca Wardlhull
KevinFye2150 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  Kevin’s experience includes many years as a designer and animator with WNDU and Golden Dome Productions. In 2001 he co-founded Imagine, a visual marketing firm in South Bend, delivering communications across print, web, and video media. He earned his M.A. in Art History from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 and has taught courses in art history, design, and visual literacy at Indiana University South Bend.
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
/assets/78934/original/fye_cchr.jpgEvents and Communications Program Manager 
KevinO'Rear1106 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  Kevin O’Rear joined the Law School in 2011. He has held a variety of roles, and was appointed to his current position as Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in 2014. Dean O’Rear’s responsibilities include oversight of the Admissions Office, Career Development Office, Law School Registrar, and Office of Student Services. He is also involved with issues related to the curriculum, adjunct faculty, the Hoynes Code, and a wide range of other areas. Dean O'Rear graduated with honors from Notre Dame with a B.A. in Economics and History, after which he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. Following his military service, he attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. Prior to joining the Law School, Dean O’Rear’s legal career included both law firm and in-house experience. He was an associate at Jones Day and partner at Baker & Daniels (now Faegre Baker Daniels), where he practiced labor and employment law. Dean O'Rear was next appointed Vice President and General Counsel of AM General LLC, a multi-billion dollar automotive and defense manufacturer most widely known for production of the HUMVEE military vehicle. As General Counsel he was responsible for all legal affairs of the company, including litigation, compliance, contract negotiations, and a wide variety of other topics. Dean O'Rear first joined the Law School in 2005 as an adjunct faculty member in the Deposition Skills course, and he remains a Concurrent Assistant Professor of Law today.
  • Admissions
  • Career Development Office
  • Deans
  • Student Services
/assets/141528/257x/kevin_orear2014.jpgAssistant Dean for Academic and Student AffairsKOREAR
KristinPruitt1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
  Assistant ProfessorRebecca Ward
  • Development Office
Senior Staff Assistant 
KristineKalanges2144 Eck Hall of Law574.631.9410kalanges.1@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Tenured and Tenure-Track
  • Comparative Legal Traditions
  • International Political Economy
  • Law and Development
  • Legal and Political Philosophy
  • Religion and Human Rights
Kristine Kalanges is Associate Professor of Law and Concurrent Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where her teaching and research interests include: democracy, development and human rights; international and comparative law; international political economy; legal and political philosophy; and religious freedom. Her first book, Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law: Toward a World Legal Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2012), explored the comparative effects of religious beliefs and practices on constitutions and international human rights. Her current research, Investing in Human Dignity: A Natural Law Approach to International Political Economy, focuses on ethical issues in global political economic relations (including, for example, international investment and development). Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Professor Kalanges joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2012, where she is on the faculty advisory committee for the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Center for Ethics and Culture, as well as a faculty fellow in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Previously, she was an assistant professor of Justice, Law & Society in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She also practiced corporate law in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and served in Washington, D.C. as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2008, Professor Kalanges received a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, where she was a Graduate Fellow in International Relations. She also holds a M.A. in Government from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound, where she majored in International Political Economy. Prior to undertaking graduate studies, she spent two years in Seattle’s private sector, providing research, marketing, and communications services for technology and consulting firms. /assets/73423/original/kalanges.jpgLAW70407, Comparative Legal Traditions LAW70437, International Business Transactions LAW60901, TortsBooks & Book Chapters Sharia and Modernity in ASHGATE RESEARCH COMPANION TO ISLAMIC LAW, eds. Peri Bearman and Ruud Peters, Forthcoming. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN WESTERN AND ISLAMIC LAW: TOWARD A WORLD LEGAL TRADITION (Oxford University Press, 2012). Articles Religious Liberty: Between Strategy and Telos in 11 REVIEW OF FAITH IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, 28-31 (Winter 2013). Taking God Seriously: Why Religion is Essential to the Defense of Religious Human Rights 2011 FIDES ET LIBERTAS 37-58 (2011). Shorter Works Talking Points on Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, A/HRC/22/51, Human Rights Council, UN, Geneva. Prepared for the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, May 2013. Contributor, INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY, David N. Balaam and Bradford Dillman, eds. (Longman, 2nd ed. 2000, 3rd ed. 2004, 5th ed. 2010).Associate Professor of LawConcurrent Associate Professor of Political ScienceGloria KrullKKALANGE