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 Michael Moreland teaches and writes in the areas of torts, bioethics, and law and religion. He joined the Villanova faculty in 2006 and served as Vice Dean from 2012 to 2015. At Villanova, he has taught Torts, Evidence, Bioethics and the Law, Advanced Torts, Constitutional Law II (First Amendment and Equal Protection), Justice and Rights (1L elective), and seminars in law and religion. During academic year 2015-16, Moreland will be a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame and the Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. He was the Forbes Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions during academic year 2010-11. Professor Moreland served as the project leader for The Libertas Project, a program from 2013 to 2015 at Villanova sponsored by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation exploring religious and economic freedom in the context of law and religion in American public life. Moreland received his BA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, his MA and PhD in theological ethics from Boston College, and his JD from the University of Michigan Law School. Following law school, Professor Moreland clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, where he represented clients in First Amendment, professional liability, and products liability matters. Before coming to Villanova, he served as Associate Director for Domestic Policy at the White House under President George W. Bush, where he worked on a range of legal policy issues, including criminal justice, immigration, civil rights, and liability reform. Practice Experience • Judicial Clerk to Hon. Paul J. Kelly, Jr., United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit • Williams & Connolly LLP (Washington, D.C.) • The White House • Joined the faculty in 2006 Professor
MichaelNader1100 Eck Hall of
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 Mike Nader concentrates his practice in all facets of employee benefits. In addition to the traditional aspects, he works closely with employers to develop strategies to eliminate or minimize risk when denying or reducing benefits or responding to government inquiries. Mike spent several years as the Manager of Compensation and Benefits for a large corporation, which provided him with a greater understanding of the day-to-day issues (both internal and external) facing employers and service providers. Nader also provides counsel to selling shareholders, employers, trustees, third-party administrators and fiduciary ESOP committees regarding the structure, installation, drafting and administration of ESOPs, as well as counsel on matters related to the governance, sale or acquisition of ESOP-owned companies. He is a member of The ESOP Association. Nader is a member of Faegre Baker Daniels' management board. Adjunct Professor
MichaelNovick130 Malloy Hall574.631.0350   Jordan Kapson Chair in Jewish Studies, Assistant Professor Assistant Professor, Theology Concurrent Assistant Professor, Law
MichaelScopelitis1100 Eck Hall of    LAW75710, Intensive Trial AdvocacyAdjunct FacultyRebecca Wardmscopeli
MichaelZuckert450 Decio Hall574.631.8050zuckert.1@nd.edu
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  Concurrent Professor, Law Professor, Fellow, The Nancy Reeves Dreux Chair in Political Science Fellow, Nanovic Inst for European Studies Concurrent Professor of Law
MicheleShakour1100 Grace Hall574.631.6368    Concurrent Assistant Professor of Law
NellNewtonJessup2100 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6789Nell.Newton@nd.edu
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Nell Jessup Newton became Notre Dame Law School’s 10th dean in July 2009. She has been a leader in legal education for seventeen years, having served on a number of committees examining legal education issues for the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admission Council. Presently, she is the chair of the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education. She is a prominent scholar of Indian Law and the editor in chief of Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, the only treatise on the subject. Under her direction, Notre Dame increased the size of the Law School faculty through lateral and entry-level hires and built curricular strengths in business and international law as well as intellectual property. The Law School also launched a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, an Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic that has been certified by the U.S.P.T.O. for patent and trademark cases, and seven new programs of study that allow students to develop an expertise in special areas of law and policy. Dean Newton oversaw the development of a three-year JD/MBA dual degree and four new interdisciplinary programs that enrich the study of law by incorporating insights from other disciplines. During her tenure the Law School also expanded its LLM program to include foreign lawyers who wish to study in South Bend as well as in London. Internationally, Dean Newton worked with the Law School’s London Law Centre to open the school’s London program to students interested in spending a single semester in the UK as well as to those who are able to participate in full-year and summer programs. As part of an expansion of the international curriculum that includes a program of study in global law, the law school has also entered into student exchange programs in partnership with the Peking and Tsinghua University law schools in China, the Pontifical University of Chile, Bocconi University in Italy, Trinity School of Law in Dublin, and the University of Lucerne School of Law in Switzerland. During her tenure, the Law School doubled externship offerings and developed externship programs based in the Law School’s facilities in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The programs enable Notre Dame students to live, work, and study in either Chicago or the nation’s capital. On the administrative side, Dean Newton has worked to expand the Career Development Office to help students better plan and achieve their career goals, and worked with the school’s Law Advisory Council to increase the school’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program by more than 500 percent while also increasing student fellowship awards. An experienced professor of law, Dean Newton continues to teach first-year contracts whenever her schedule allows.
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/assets/80772/original/nell_newton5_12_web.jpgLaw 60105 - ContractsBooks COHEN’S HANDBOOK OF FEDERAL INDIAN LAW (Nell Jessup Newton, editor-in-chief) (2005, 2012 eds. & Supp. 2015) R. CLINTON, N. NEWTON, & M. PRICE, AMERICAN INDIAN LAW (3d ed. the Michie Company 1991 & Supp. 1994, 1996) Selected Articles & Book Chapters “Indian Claims for Reparations, Compensation, & Restitution in the United States Legal System,” in WHEN SORRY ISN’T ENOUGH (Roy Brooks ed., 1999) Tribal Court Praxis: One Year in the Life of Twenty Tribal Courts, 22 AM. IND. L. REV. 285 (1998) Memory & Misrepresentation: Representing Crazy Horse in Tribal Court, 27 CONN. L. REV. 1003 (1995) Compensation, Reparations & Restitution: Indian Property Claims in the United States, 28 GA. L. REV. 453 (1994) Let a Thousand Policy-Flowers Bloom, 46 ARK. L. REV. 25 (1993) Indian Claims in the Courts of the Conqueror, 41 AM. U. L. REV. 753 (1992) Status of Native American Tribal Indians Under United States Law, 1 YEARBOOK ON LAW & ANTHROPOLOGY 40 (Vienna 1986) Federal Power over Indians: Its Sources, Scope, and Limitations, 132 U. PA. L. REV. 195 (1984) Enforcing the Federal-Indian Trust Relationship After Mitchell, 31 CATH. U.L. REV. 635 (1982) The Judicial Role in Fifth Amendment Takings of Indian Lands: An Analysis of the Sioux Nation Rule, 61 ORE. L. REV. 245 (1982) At the Whim of the Sovereign: Aboriginal Title Reconsidered, 31 HASTINGS L.J. 1215 (1980) Indian Tribal Trust Funds, 27 HASTINGS L.J. 519 (1975)Dean's Desk: Surveys give insight on graduates’ careers The Indiana Lawyer, October 7, 2015 The Dean's Fall 2015 Welcome Letter to Students (August 24, 2015) Dean's Desk: Preparing for a more specialized profession The Indiana Lawyer, April 8, 2015 In Memoriam: Charles E. Rice (February 26, 2015) The Dean's 2014 Year-End Letter to Alumni (December 8, 2014) In Memoriam: Schierl/Ft. Howard Professor Emeritus Robert E. Rodes Jr. (November 26, 2014) Dean's Desk: Distance learning comes of age at NDLS The Indiana Lawyer, September 10, 2014 The Dean's Fall 2014 Welcome Letter to Students (August 25, 2014) Dean Nell Jessup Newton's Address to the Department of Classics and Program of Arabic Language and Culture on the occasion of the Senior Recognition Ceremony, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame (May 16, 2014) The Dean's 2013 Year-End Letter to Alumni (December 13, 2013) The Dean's Fall 2013 Welcome Letter to Students (Aug 28, 2013) Dean's Desk: Dean Excited to Teach, Interact More with Students this Semester. The Indiana Lawyer, July 31, 2013. Dean's Desk: Notre Dame Law in Chicago Shows Promise. The Indiana Lawyer, March 13, 2013. Dean Newton Speaks at BYU Law School's Bruce C. Hafen Annual Distinguished Lecture Series on The Indian Trust: The Theory that Led to a $3.4 Billion Settlement Dean's Desk: Law Students Benefit from Alumni's Professional Experience. The Indiana Lawyer, September 12, 2012. Dean's Desk: Notre Dame Expands Course, Clinical Offerings. The Indiana Lawyer, March 14, 2012.Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of LawJulie ShookNNEWTON
NicoleGarnettStelle3119 Eck Hall of Law574.631.3091574.631.8078ngarnett@nd.edu
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  • Constitutional Law
  • Education Reform & Policy
  • Land Use Planning & Regulation
  • Local Government Law
  • Property Law
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Nicole Stelle Garnett’s teaching and research focus on property, land use, urban development, local government law, and education policy. She is the author of numerous of articles on these subjects and of Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing and the Restoration of Urban America (Yale University Press, 2009). Her most recent book, Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America (University of Chicago Press, 2014) represents the culmination of a major empirical research project with Professor Peg Brinig examining the effects of Catholic school closures on urban neighborhoods. At Notre Dame, Professor Garnett also is a Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Senior Policy Advisor for the Alliance for Catholic Education, a program engaged in a wide array of efforts to strengthen and sustain K-!2 Catholic schools. From 2008-2010, she served as Provost Fellow at Notre Dame, and, during the Spring 2007 semester, as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Professor Garnett received her B.A. from Stanford and her J.D. from Yale Law School. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Morris S. Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court. Before joining the law school in 1999, she worked for two years as a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice, a non-profit public-interest law firm in Washington, D.C. /assets/165460/320x/garnett_nicole_5.10.15.jpgLAW60906, Property LAW70313, Law of Education LAW70317, Local Government LAW70345, Land Use Planning LAW70525, Urban Property Law LAW73313, Higher Education LawBooks Lost Classrooms, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America (with Margaret Brinig) (University of Chicago Press, 2014) Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing and the Restoration of Urban America (Yale University Press, 2009) Selected Publications Disparate Impact, Public-School Closures and Parental Choice, 2014 Chicago Legal Forum 289 (2014) A Room of One’s Own? Accessory-Dwelling-Unit Reforms and Local Parochialism (with Margaret Brinig), 45 Urban Lawyer 519 (2013) Managing the Urban Commons, 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1995 (2012) Are Charters Enough Choice? School Choice and the Future of Catholic Schools, 87 Notre Dame Law Review 1892 (2012) Catholic Schools and Broken Windows with Margaret Brinig, 9 Journal of Empirical Legal 347 Studies (2012) Catholic Schools, Charter Schools, and Crime, with Margaret Brinig, 79 University of Chicago Law Review 31 (2012) The People Paradox, 2012 University of Illinois Law Review 43 A Winn for Educational Pluralism, 121 Yale L.J. Online 31 (2011), Affordable Private Education and the Middle Class City, 77 University of Chicago Law Review 205 (2010) Catholic Schools, Urban Neighborhoods, and Education Reform (with Margaret Brinig), 85 Notre Dame Law Review 887 (2010) “But for the Grace of God, There Go I”: Justice Thomas and the Little Guy, 4 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 626 (2010) Private Norms and Public Spaces, 18 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 183 (2009) Property In-Laws, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 279 (2007), Suburbs as Exit, Suburbs as Entrance, 106 Michigan Law Review 277-304 (2007). Planning as Public Use, 34 Ecology Law Quarterly 443 (2007). Save the Cities, Stop the Suburbs? (book review), 116 Yale Law Journal 598-630 (2006). (reviewing Robert Bruegmann, Sprawl: A Compact History (Univ. of Chicago Press 2005) and Joel Kotkin, The City: A Global History (Modern Library Chronicles 2005)) The Neglected Political Economy of Eminent Domain, 105 Mich. L. Rev. 101 (2006) Unsubsidizing Suburbia, 90 Minnesota L. Rev. 459 (2005). Relocating Disorder, Virginia Law Review 1075 (2005). Ordering (And Order In) The City, 57 Stanford Law Review 1 (2004). The Public Use Question as a Takings Problem, 71 George Washington Law Review 934 (2003). Trouble Preserving Paradise, 87 Cornell Law Review 158 (2001).Yale Univ. Press Publishes Book by Prof. N. Garnett – November 3, 2009John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of LawSharon LoftusNGARNETT
O. CarterSnead2141 Eck Hall of Law574.631.8259574.631.8078snead.1@nd.edu
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Professor Carter Snead is internationally recognized as a leading expert in public bioethics – the governance of science, medicine, and biotechnology in the name of ethical goods. His research explores issues relating to neuroethics, enhancement, stem cell research, abortion, and end-of-life decision-making. He has authored more than 40 journal articles, book chapters, and essays. His scholarly works appear in such publications as the New York University Law Review, the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Vanderbilt Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, Quaderni Costituzionali (Italy’s premier journal of constitutional law), the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Political Science Quarterly. He is also the editor of two book series for the University of Notre Dame Press – "Catholic Ideas for a Secular World," and "Notre Dame Studies in Medical Ethics." Snead teaches Law & Bioethics, Health Law, Torts, and Constitutional Criminal Procedure. In addition to his scholarship and teaching, Snead has provided advice on the legal and public policy dimensions of bioethical questions to officials in all three branches of the U.S. government, and in several intergovernmental fora. Prior to joining the law faculty at Notre Dame, Snead served as General Counsel to The President’s Council on Bioethics (Chaired by Dr. Leon R. Kass), where he was the primary drafter of the 2004 report, “Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies.” He has testified in the U.S. House of Representatives on regulatory questions concerning RU-486 (the abortion pill). In 2013, he testified in the Texas state legislature on the constitutionality of a proposed fetal pain bill. Snead led the U.S. government delegation to UNESCO and served as its chief negotiator for the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, adopted in October 2005. He served (with President’s Council on Bioethics Chairman, Dr. Edmund Pellegrino) as the U.S. government’s Permanent Observer to the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee on Bioethics, where he assisted in its efforts to elaborate international instruments and standards for the ethical governance of science and medicine. In conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he regularly lectures to state and federal judges on the uses of neuroimaging in the courtroom. In 2008, he was appointed by the director-general of UNESCO to a four-year term on the International Bioethics Committee, a 36-member body of independent experts that advises member states on bioethics, law, and public policy. The IBC is the only bioethics commission in the world with a global mandate. In 2016, he was appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life, the principal bioethics advisory body to Pope Francis. Snead received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and his bachelor of arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md. He clerked for Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. /assets/71716/original/snead.jpgLAW60901, Torts LAW70359, Constitutional Criminal Procedure LAW70914, Health Law LAW73828, Bioethics and the Law SeminarBooks and Book Chapters:   Public Bioethics and The Problem of Persons (manuscript-in-progress)   Classics of Catholic Culture: An Edited Anthology with Commentaries (edited with Alasdair MacIntyre)(in progress)   Technology and the American Constitution in Eloise Scotford, Karen Yeung, and Roger Brownsword, eds., The Oxford University Press Handbook on The Law and Regulation of Technology (with Stephanie Maloney) (Oxford University Press) (in press).   The Problem of Conscience in Spirituality and Religion within the Culture of Medicine: From Evidence to Practice (with Michael Moreland) (Oxford University Press) (in press).                                                                                                                                     The Complexity of Catholicism: Politics and Public Bioethics, in Jason T. Eberl, et al., eds., Catholic Perspectives on Bioethics (with Michael Fragoso) (Springer) (in press).   Catholicism and Abortion, in Alireza Bagheri, ed., Religious and Nonreligious Perspectives on Abortion (with Laura Wolk)(University of Notre Dame Press)(in press).   Autonomy and Individual Responsibility, in Henk ten Have & Berd Gordijn, eds., Compendium of Global Bioethics (with Kelli Mulder-Westrate) (Springer 2014).   Human Dignity in U.S. Law, in The Cambridge University Press Handbook on Human Dignity (Roger Brownsword, ed.) (Cambridge University Press 2014) (peer reviewed).   Human Dignity in American Public Bioethics in Human Dignity in Bioethics: From Worldviews to the Public Square (Stephen C. Dilley & Nathan J. Palpant, eds.) (Routledge 2013) (invited contribution) (peer reviewed).   Cognitive Neuroscience and the Future of Punishment, in Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change, pp. 130-155 (Jeffrey Rosen & Benjamin Wittes, eds.) (Brookings Press 2011) (invited contribution) (peer reviewed).     Articles and Essays:     Memory and Punishment, 64 Vanderbilt Law Review 1195-1264 (2011).   Science, Public Bioethics, and the Problem of Integration, 43 University of California, Davis Law Review 1529-1604 (2010),cited in Sherley v. Sebelius, 644 F.3d 388 (D.C. Cir. 2011).   Response to Nicholas Boyle’s “God, Sex, and America: The Decline of the Common Morality,” 3 Journal of Law, Philosophy, and Culture 273-276 (2009) (peer reviewed symposium issue).   Public Bioethics and the Bush Presidency, 32 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 867-913 (2009).   Unenumerated Rights and the Limits of Analogy: A Critique of the Right to Medical Self-Defense, 121 Harvard Law Review Forum 1-12 (2007) (invited response to Eugene Volokh, Medical Self-Defense, Prohibited Experimental Therapies, and Payment for Organs, 120 Harvard Law Review 813 (2007)).   Neuroimaging and the “Complexity” of Capital Punishment, 82 New York University Law Review 1265-1339 (2007).   The (Surprising) Truth about Schiavo: A Defeat for the Cause of Autonomy, 22 Constitutional Commentary 383-404 (2005) (peer reviewed).   The Patentability of Human Embryos in the U.S. and E.U.: A Comparative Perspective __ Quaderni Costituzionali __  (with Professor Lorenza Violini, University of Milan) (in progress)   The Law and Policy of Embryo Research in America, Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics (Equinox 2011)(peer reviewed UK journal).   The Limits of Federal Funding for Embryo Research in America: A Recent Conflict, __ Quaderni Costituzionali __  (in draft)   Persone incapaci e decisioni di fine vita (con uno sguardo oltreoceano)(Incapacitated Persons and End of Life Decisionmaking (with an Across-the-Ocean View)), 1 Quaderni Costituzionali 7-34 (2010) (with Andrea Simoncini) (peer reviewed).   Il finanziamento delle ricerche sulle cellule staminali in Europa e negli USA (A Comparative Analysis of E.U. and U.S. Funding Policies for Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Details, Aims, and Effects), 4 Quaderni Costituzionali 834-838 (2006) (translated from English to Italian by Prof. Stefania Ninatti) (invited submission) (peer reviewed).   The Pedagogical Significance of the Bush Stem Cell Policy: A Window into the Nature of Bioethical Regulation in the U.S., 5Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics 491-504 (2005) (peer reviewed) (invited submission) (reprinted in Judith F. Daar, Reproductive Technologies and the Law (Lexis 2012)).   Dynamic Complementarity: Terri’s Law and Separation of Powers Principles in the End-of-Life Context, 57 Florida  Law Review 53-89 (2005).   Preparing the Groundwork for a Responsible Debate on Stem Cell Research and Cloning, 39 New England Law Review 479-488 (2005) (keynote address for symposium).   Federal Criminal Conspiracy, 35 American Criminal Law Review 739 (1998) (co-author).   Bioetica Pubblica e Incommensurabilita, Atlantide, Anno VIII, Numero 26, 2/2012 (peer reviewed).   Bioethics and Self-Governance: The Lessons of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 34: 204-222 (2009) (invited contribution to symposium issue) (peer reviewed).   A Review of Helena Silverstein’s How Courts Fail Pregnant Minors (NYU Press 2007), 123 Political Science Quarterly 343-345 (Summer 2008) (invited book review) (peer reviewed).   Neuroimaging and Capital Punishment, 19 The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society 35 (2008)   Neuroimaging, Entrapment, and the Predisposition to Crime, 7 American Journal of Bioethics 60-61 (2007) (invited Peer Commentary) (peer reviewed).   Assessing UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, 7 National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 53-71 (Spring 2007) (invited essay) (peer reviewed).   Technology and the Constitution, 5 The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society 61-69 (Spring 2004) (invited essay). On the Patentability of Genetic Resources (white paper prepared at the request of the Diplomatic Corps of the Holy See) (with Joseph Ganahl) (July 2013).   U.S. Foreign Aid and Bioethics, Federalist Society New Federal Initiatives Project, April 23, 2009 (invited white paper)   Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Federalist Society New Federal Initiatives Project, May 19, 2010 (invited white paper)   Selected Commentary:   The Legacy of a Pro-Life Giant, Columbia Magazine, January 1, 2017.   Tim Kaine Chose Power Over Ethics, CNN Opinion, July 28, 2016.   For SCOTUS, a New Era of Judicial Interference (Commentary on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), CNN Opinion, June 28, 2016.   Planned Parenthood Will Forego Payment for Fetal Tissue: So Now It’s Ok Because It’s Free?, Fox News Opinion, October 13, 2015.   It’s Time to Defund Planned Parenthood, Fox News Opinion, July 21, 2015.   Here Come the Irish: Notre Dame Marches for Life, Public Discourse, January 26, 2015 (invited essay)   RFRA Post-Hobby Lobby: What Now?, SCOTUSblog, (Supreme Court of the United States Blog), July 3, 2014 (invited essay in online academic symposium).   Cline vs. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice: Once More unto the Breach, SCOTUSblog (Supreme Court of the United States Blog), September 16, 2013 (invited essay in online academic symposium).   The Constitutionality of the Texas Fetal Pain Bill (SB1), Public Discourse, July 9, 2013 (invited essay).   Una Costituzione Bioetica?, IL SOLE 24 ORE, January 13, 2013.   Religious Liberty and the Obama Administration, First Things, March 2012 (invited essay).   Op-Ed, Planned Parenthood’s Hostages, Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2012 (with Robert P. George).   Conscience, Coercion, and Healthcare, Public Discourse, September 26, 2011 (with Helen Alvare and Gerard V. Bradley) (invited essay).   Protect the Weak and Vulnerable: The Primacy of the Life Issue, Public Discourse, August 22, 2011 (invited essay).   Op-Ed, Respect for Ethics Enabled Stem Cell Coup, Chicago Tribune, Monday, December 3, 2007, 22 (on new technique for derivation of non-embryonic pluripotent cells).   Op-Ed, Bush Sticks to Principles, Limits Government’s Role, Indianapolis Star, July 24, 2006 (on the veto of a bill seeking to modify the federal funding policy for embryonic stem cell research).    Planned Parenthood will forgo payment for fetal tissue: So now it's OK because it's free? (Opinion: O. Carter Snead) - Fox News, Oct 13, 2015 Planned Parenthood to Forgo Payment in Fetal Tissue Programs (Quotes: O. Carter Snead) - ABC News, Oct 13, 2015 Life in the Balance: Physician Assisted Suicide/Aid in Dying - The Sheen Center - Sept. 28, 2015 It's time to defund Planned Parenthood - Fox News Opinion (By: O.Carter Snead), July 21, 2015 WSBT Fact Finder: Indiana's feticide law (Quotes: O. Carter Snead) - WSBT, July 16, 2013 The Constitutionality of Protecting Unborn Babies at 20 Weeks - Real Clear Politics (By: O.Carter Snead), July 10, 2013 The Constitutionality of Protecting Unborn Babies at 20 Weeks Testimony delivered on July 8th before the Texas State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. Texas Senators Reopen Debate on Abortion Regulations (Quotes: O. Carter Snead) - The Texas Tribune, July 8, 2013 UK takes step toward 'three-parent babies' (Quotes: O. Carter Snead) - CNN, June 28, 2013 Supreme Court rejects ban on funding Planned Parenthood (Quotes: O. Carter Snead) - Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2013 ND Expert: Creation, destruction of cloned human embryos an "injustice" - May 16, 2013 ND Expert: Justice served in life sentence for Gosnell - May 15, 2013 Abortion doctor convicted of murder waives appeal, avoids death sentence (Quotes: O. Carter Snead) - CNN, May 15, 2013 Why Did Notre Dame End Donations to the Fund to Protect Human Life? - Life News (Opinion by O. Carter Snead), March 11, 2013 Panelist on session entitled, "Can Politics be Hospitable to Life?", part of the 2013 National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” summit. Video (40 minutes) - C-Span - January 25, 2013 Una Costituzione bioetica? Il Sole 24 Ore (By: O.Carter Snead) - January 13, 2013 Conference explores virtue of justice in Catholic moral tradition Today's Catholic News - November 27, 2012 Catholic institutions sue government, CNN with Soledad O’Brien, May 22, 2012 The abortion issue comes back to life – The Globe and Mail (Canada), March 26, 2010 (Quotes: O. Carter Snead, Associate Professor of Law) Prof. Snead on BBC addressing politics of abortion – January 29, 2010 NDExpert: Law school’s Snead says embryonic decision abandons moral neutrality – March 9, 2009 NDExpert: Law School Professor Snead dismayed by President Obama’s abortion funding decision – January 26, 2009 NDExpert: ND Law School professor Snead praises Vatican bioethics document as "eminently reasonable" – December 16, 2008 Law professor Snead to speak at neurotics meeting – October 27, 2008William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and CultureProfessor of LawConcurrent Professor of Political ScienceDebbie SumptionOSNEAD
PaoloCarozzaG.2153 Eck Hall of Law574.631.4128574.631.4197pcarozza@nd.edu
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  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • European Legal Traditions
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Latin American Legal Traditions
  • Law & Human Development
Paolo Carozza joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 1996. His expertise is in the areas of comparative constitutional law, human rights, law and development, and international law. He is the Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, an interdisciplinary, university-wide institute focusing primarily on the themes of democracy and human development. In the Law School, he was the Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights from 2011 through 2013 and directed its J.S.D. program in international human rights law from 2006-2016. At Notre Dame, he is also a fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and the Institute for Educational Initiatives. From 2006 to 2010 Carozza was a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (the principal international body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Wedstern Hemisphere), and served as its President in 2008-09. In 2009 he received the Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins, the Republic of Chile’s highest state honor awarded to foreign citizens, in recognition of his service to the Inter-American human rights system. Carozza has served the Holy See in various capacities and was appointed by Pope Francis in 2016 to be a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. He has been a visiting professor at various universities in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, including as the John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School. Carozza holds an AB from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School, and was a postgraduate Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law at Harvard Law School. After law school, he served as a judicial clerk for the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia and worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold & Porter. Watch the Notre Dame Fighting for Human Rights video featuring Carozza. /assets/209033/fullsize/carozza_resize.jpgLAW70401, International Law LAW70405, Comparative Legal Traditions LAW70417, Foundations of International Human Rights Law LAW70816, Jurisprudence LAW 73421, Regional Human Rights Protection LAW83429, Legal Scholarship Seminar LAW88703, JSD DissertationProfessor Carozza's research and writing, covers areas in human rights, comparative constitutional law, European and Latin American legal systems, and public international law, and it has focused in particular on foundational principles of human rights, such has human dignity, democracy, solidarity, and subsidiarity. His work has been published in four languages in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. His current research revolves around the relationships between law, human rights, education, and integral human development. The following are selected recent or representative works. A complete bibliography is available on Professor Carozza's CV. Books Italian Constitutional Justice In Global Context (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Vittoria Barsotti, Marta Cartabia, and Andrea Simoncini) Comparative Legal Traditions: Text, Materials And Cases On Western Law (West Academic Publishing, 4th ed., 2014) (with Mary Ann Glendon and Colin B. Picker) Regional Protection of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2013) (with Dinah Shelton) Esperienza Elementare e Diritto (Guerini e Associati, 2011) (with Marta Cartabia, Andrea Simoncini, and Lorenza Violini) Articles and Book Chapters “The Problematic Applicability of Subsidiarity to International Law,” 61 American Journal of Jurisprudence 51 (2016) “The Anglo-Latin Divide and the Future of the Inter-American System of Human Rights,” Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law 5:1, Article 6 (2015), available at: "" “On Solidarity in International Law,” a study commissioned by the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, available at ""(2014) (with Luigi Crema) “The Right and the Good, and the Place of Freedom of Religion in Human Rights,” 40 Communio International Catholic Review, 456 (Summer-Fall 2013) “Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Human Experience,” in Understanding Human Dignity 615 (Christopher McCrudden ed., Proceedings of the British Academy, 2013) “Human Dignity,” in Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law 345 (Dinah Shelton ed., Oxford University Press, 2013) “The Catholic Church, Human Rights and Democracy: Convergence and Conflict With the Modern State,” 15 Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 4:3 (2012) (with Daniel Philpott) “Esboços históricos de uma tradição latino-americana da ideia de direitos humanos,” in A Realização e a Proteção Internacional dos Direitos Humanos Fundamentais—Desafios do Século XXI (Narciso Leandro Xavier Baez and Douglass Cassel eds., Editora Unoesc, 2011) “Human Dignity in Constitutional Adjudication,” in Research Handbook in Comparative Law (Tom Ginsburg and Rosalind Dixon eds., Edward Elgar, 2011) “I diritti umani, l'«arte» della democrazia e il «gusto per la libertà locale»,” in La Sostenibilità Della Democrazia Nel XXI Secolo (Marta Cartabia and Andrea Simoncini eds., Il Mulino, 2009) “Il traffico dei diritti umani nell’età postmoderna,” in Il Traffico Dei Diritti Insaziabili (Luca Antonini ed., Rubbettino Editore, 2007) “La perspectiva histórica del aporte latinoamericano al concepto de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales,” in Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales en America Latina: Del Inventivo a la Herramienta (Alicia Ely Yamin ed., Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, 2006) “The Universal Common Good and the Authority of International Law,” 9 Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 1:28 (2006) “From Conquest to Constitutions: Retrieving a Latin American Tradition of the Idea of Human Rights,” 25 Human Rights Quarterly 281 (2003) ““My Friend is a Stranger”: The Death Penalty and the Global Ius Commune of Human Rights,” 81 Texas Law Review 1031 (2003) “Subsidiarity as a Structural Principle of International Human Rights Law,” 97 American Journal of International Law 38 (2003)Professor of Law Concurrent Professor of Political Science Director, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies Leslie BergPCAROZZA