|Kevin||O'Rear||1106 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com|| || ||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 in 2016.
Dean O’Rear’s responsibilities include oversight of the Admissions Office, Alumni relations, Career Development Office, Law School Registrar, Marketing Communications, and Office of Student Services.
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.|
- Career Development Office
- Student Services
|Kristin||Pruitt||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627||Kristin.A.Pruitt.firstname.lastname@example.org|| ||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|
|Kristin||Schoenfeld||Grace Hall||574.631.4398||Kristin.M.Schoenfeld.email@example.com|| || || ||Senior Staff Assistant|| |
|Laura ||(Hirschfeld) Hollis || || ||Laura (Hirschfeld) Hollis received her bachelor’s degree in English and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame. She now holds faculty appointments in the Mendoza College of Business and the Law School at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches courses in business law and entrepreneurship. Her expertise is in entrepreneurship, economic development, and public policy. Prior to joining the Accounting department, Professor Hollis was Director of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at Notre Dame. She held joint appointments in Engineering and Business at the University of Illinois from 2000 – 2010. She was a tenured professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy, and a visiting professor of law at Michigan State University. In addition to her legal publications, Hollis has been a freelance political writer for The Detroit News, Townhall.com, and the Christian Post. She is married and has two children.|| |
|Laura||Hollis||222 Mendozafirstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||Concurrent Professor||LHOLLIS|
|Laurel||Cochrane||P.||Laurel.P.Cochrane.email@example.com|| ||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.jpg||Librarian Emeritus|
|Lauren||Fleck||1333 Biolchini Hall||574.631.6626||574.631.5474||L.Fleck@nd.edu|| || ||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.||/assets/140047/fullsize/lauren_bolland.jpg||Assistant Director, Admissions|
|Lauren||Love||1337 Biolchini Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||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.||/assets/199264/fullsize/rsz_1rsz_1rsz_img_2666.jpg||Communications Specialist||llove1|
|Leslie||Berg||2110 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.8737||Leslie.K.Berg.email@example.com|| || ||Faculty Admin Assistant for Professors:
Brinig; Carozza; Cribari; Gurulé; Kelley; and SSRN staff coordinator||Faculty Administrative Assistant|
|Leslie||Callahan||D’Arcy||2185 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.9474||Leslie.Callahan@nd.edu|| ||Leslie D. Callahan earned her bachelor of arts in political science, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1983. She earned her juris doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1986, where she served as a board member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
After graduating from Harvard Law School, she clerked for Judge Orinda D. Evans of the U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Following her clerkship, she was a commercial litigator, primarily with Morrison & Foerster in New York. Relocating to the Midwest, she was general counsel to the University of Kansas research foundation and, here in South Bend, practiced with Baker & Daniels. She joined the Legal Writing program at Notre Dame Law School in the fall of 2005.
Callahan has served as a board member and officer for the Stanley Clark School and for the South Bend Museum of Art. She also serves on the IB Steering Committee at John Adams High School and has supported local club and high school soccer programs.|| ||LAW60705, Legal Writing I
LAW60707, Legal Writing II||Assistant Adjunct Professor||Debbie Sumption||LCALLAHA|