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First NameLast NameMiddle NameOfficePhoneFaxEmailWebsiteSSRN PageCV UploadDepartment RoleFaculty TypeAreas of ExpertisePersonal BioStaff DepartmentImage UploadCourses TaughtScholarshipIn the NewsTitleStaff AssistantNetID
KevinFye2150 Eck Hall of Law574.631.4425574.631.8702kfye1@nd.edu
  • 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 Law574.631.5410574.631.4789korear@nd.edu
  • 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 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.
  • Admissions
  • Career Development Office
  • Deans
  • Student Services
/assets/141528/257x/kevin_orear2014.jpgAssistant DeanKOREAR
KristinPruitt1100 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6627Kristin.A.Pruitt.18@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 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
KristinSchoenfeldGrace Hall574.631.4398Kristin.M.Schoenfeld.5@nd.edu   
  • Development Office
Senior Staff Assistant 
L. KentHull lowell.k.hull.10@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 Kent Hull 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. He has litigated issues of housing discrimination, consumer protection, and disability rights in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. He has been a frequent speaker in continuing education programs for lawyers. His articles have appeared in law journals and other professional publications. At Notre Dame Law School, as an adjunct professor, he teaches the course on Law and Disabilities and supervises selected directed reading projects. 
Laura (Hirschfeld) Hollis  
  • Affiliated Faculty
 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. 
LauraHollis222 Mendoza574.631.3543lhollis@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  /assets/236569/fullsize/hollis.jpgConcurrent ProfessorLHOLLIS
LaurelCochraneP.Laurel.P.Cochrane.5@nd.edu
  • 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 Hall574.631.6626574.631.5474L.Fleck@nd.edu
  • 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
LeslieBerg2110 Eck Hall of Law574.631.8737Leslie.K.Berg.34@nd.edu
  • Staff
  Faculty Admin Assistant for Professors: Brinig; Carozza; Cribari; Gurulé; Kelley; and SSRN staff coordinator
  • Administrative Support
Faculty Administrative Assistant