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KennethRipple3112 Eck Hall of Law574.631.5765574.631.4197
  • Faculty
  • Full Time Faculty
  • 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
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
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KevinO'Rear1106 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  Kevin O’Rear joined the Law School as an adjunct faculty member in 2005 and as a full-time member of the staff 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.
  • 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
 Kristin L. Pruitt has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Lakeland Financial Corp. since February 04, 2014 and Lake City Bank February 2014. Pruitt joined Lake City Bank in 2008 and oversees risk management, compliance, corporate governance, legal affairs and people development. She serves as Secretary of Lakeland Financial Corp. She served as General Counsel at Lakeland Financial Corp. since May 2008. She served as Senior Vice President at Lakeland Financial Corp. since May 2008. Ms. Pruitt served as an Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana. Previously, she practiced law with Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C. and with Baker and Daniels in South Bend, Indiana. Pruitt earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Assistant Professor
  • Development Office
Senior Staff Assistant 
  • Faculty
  • Concurrent
  Concurrent ProfessorLHOLLIS
  • Faculty
  • Emeriti
 Laurel Cochrane joined the staff of the Notre Dame Law School Kresge Library as a visiting associate librarian in 2002. She was promoted to full-time associate librarian in 2003. She received her B.A. in English from Indiana University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also earned her M.L.S. (with Honors) from Indiana University. She held technical services positions of increasing responsibility at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana, from 1985 to 2002, where she had a major role in managing the library’s automated system. As visiting assistant librarian at the Kresge Library, she supported the Transitional Justice Project at the Notre Dame Law School Center for Civil and Human Rights. She established the project’s Accountability Resource Center collection of books, monographs, studies, reports, and similar documents relating to the change from repressive to more open regimes. She also provided bibliographic assistance to the Kresge Law Library with particular responsibilities for the effective application of the automated library system. Laurel received librarian emeritus status June 30, 2015. /assets/71626/original/cochrane.jpgLibrarian Emeritus
LaurenFleck1333 Biolchini
  • Staff
  Fleck joined the Law School as assistant director of admissions in July 2013. She graduated from Ohio University in 2008 with a Master of Education in College Student Personnel and received her B.A. in Communication from Truman State University in 2006. Before joining Notre Dame Law School, Lauren served as the program director of Major Exploration Academic Advising at Saint Louis University and as a career counselor at both the University of Georgia and Ohio University. She also has experience teaching at the college level and advising student organizations. Fleck originally hails from Saint Louis, Mo.
  • Admissions
/assets/140047/fullsize/lauren_bolland.jpgAssistant Director, Admissions
LaurenLove1337 Biolchini Hall of
  • Staff
  Lauren Love joined the Law School as Communications Specialist in September 2015. She has marketing and communications experience in a number of key areas, including media relations, nonprofit communications, social media, crisis communications, strategic planning and special events. Before joining Notre Dame Law School, Love was the Manager of External Affairs for the Chicago Urban League. Prior to the League, she served as press secretary for the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Lauren graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism with a specialization in public relations. She later earned her master's degree in leadership and policy studies from DePaul University.
  • Communications Office
/assets/199264/fullsize/rsz_1rsz_1rsz_img_2666.jpgCommunications Specialistllove1
LeslieBerg2110 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  Faculty Admin Assistant for Professors: Brinig; Carozza; Cribari; Gurulé; Kelley; and SSRN staff coordinator
  • Administrative Support
Faculty Administrative Assistant