|Patricia||O'Hara||1117 Eck Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|
- Business Associations
- Legal Education
- Securities Regulation
|Professor Patricia A. O’Hara joined the faculty of the Law School in 1981, received tenure in 1987 and became a full professor in 1990. That same year she was elected by the University’s Board of Trustees as vice president for student affairs, the first woman to serve as an officer of the University. As vice president for student affairs, O’Hara had oversight responsibility for eleven departments responsible for student life outside the classroom, as well as the University’s undergraduate residence halls and graduate student housing. In 1999 she was appointed dean of the Law School and served in that capacity for ten years. During her tenure as dean, the $57.6M construction of Eck Hall of Law and renovation of Biolchini Hall were conceived, designed, and funded.
Following a sabbatical, O’Hara returned to the faculty during the 2010-2011 academic year. Her areas of academic interest include business associations and securities regulation, as well as higher education in general and legal education in particular as informed by her administrative experience.
O’Hara served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) from 2005-2011 and as Council Secretary from 2011-2013. During her tenure on the LSAC Board, she chaired the Test Development and Research Committee of that organization from 2009-2011, and she chaired the 2010 LSAC Nominating Committee. During her tenure as dean, she chaired the Section for the Law School Dean of the American Association of Law Schools in 2008, co-chaired the Dean’s Workshop at the 2007 mid-year meeting of the American Bar Association, chaired the Nominating Committee of the American Association of Law Schools in 2005-2006 and served on a variety of other committees for both organizations, including the AALS Committee on Bar Admission and Lawyer Performance and planning committees for the ABA’s annual seminar for new law school deans. Prior to her service as a University officer and dean, she served as a member of the Committee on Infractions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) from 1988-1990.
Closer to home, O’Hara served as a member of the Lay Review Board for the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend under the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People adopted by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops from 2002-2011. She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board to Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a summa cum laude undergraduate of Santa Clara University, O’Hara was a Kiley Fellow at Notre Dame Law School. She graduated from the Law School summa cum laude and first in her class in 1974. Prior to entering the academy, she practiced corporate law for six years with Brobeck, Phleger, and Harrison in San Francisco.
O’Hara has received a number of awards recognizing her service to the University, the Law School, and the Congregation of Holy Cross, as well as her deep commitment to Notre Dame’s distinctive mission. The Congregation of Holy Cross presented her with the Howard J. Kenna Award in 1997 and with one of the inaugural Spirit of Holy Cross Awards in 2008. She received the St. Thomas More Award from the Notre Dame Law Association in 2009. The Notre Dame Alumni Association chose her as the 2010 recipient of the James E. Armstrong Award. Father John Jenkins honored her with the 2010 Presidential Award for her service in the spirit of Father Edward Sorin, the University’s founder.|| ||/assets/110442/original/ohara_8_2013_web.jpg||LAW70101 Business Associations
LAW70107 Securities Regulation
LAW73313 Law of Higher Education Seminar||Book Segments
Churning Claims Under Federal Securities Law, in Contemporary Issues in Securities Regulation 325 (M. Steinberg ed., Butterworth Legal Publishers 1988).
Legal Aspects of Insider Trading, in Ethics and the Investment Industry 101 (John Houck and Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., eds., Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and University Press of America 1989).
The Elusive Concept of Control in Churning Claims Under Federal Securities and Commodities Law, 75 Georgetown Law Journal 1875 (1987); reprinted in 21 Securities Law Review 281 (1989).
Erosion of the Privity Requirement in Section 12(2) of the Securities Act of 1933: The Expanded Meaning of Seller, 31 UCLA Law Review 921 (1984); cited in Pinter v. Dahl, 486 U.S. 622, 648 n. 24 (1988).|| ||Professor of Law||LuAnn Nate||POHARA1|
|Patrick||Griffin||479 Decioemail@example.com|| || ||http://history.nd.edu/assets/46673/original/griffin_patrick.jpg||Concurrent Professor, Law Chair; Madden-Hennebry Professor of History|
|Patrick ||Thomas ||W. ||725 Howard Street South Bend, IN 46617 1120 Eck Hall of Law||(574) firstname.lastname@example.org||/assets/202016/fullsize/patrick_w._thomas_cv_6_2016.pdf|
- Full Time Faculty
| ||Patrick W. Thomas is the founding director of Notre Dame Law School’s Tax Clinic, in which he trains and supervises law students representing low-income clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to joining the law school faculty in 2016, he received an American Bar Association Section of Taxation Public Service Fellowship to work as a staff attorney for the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.
At the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, he represented clients in IRS collection matters, in IRS examinations, and before the U.S. Tax Court. He also partnered with local community organizations to educate taxpayers on their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers, focusing particularly on the English as a Second Language and refugee communities in Indianapolis. Prior to his work at Neighborhood Christian, he clerked for the Indiana Solicitor General.
Thomas earned his B.A, summa cum laude, in Germanic studies, international studies, and near eastern languages and cultures from Indiana University and received a J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While in law school, he directed Indiana University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, founded the law school’s Pro Bono Immigration Project, and was a managing editor on the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.
Thomas also has an on-campus office of 1120 Eck Hall of Law.|| ||/assets/202203/fullsize/rsz_img_3014_1.jpg||Director, Notre Dame Tax Clinic|
|Paul||Dykstra||1100 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com|| ||Paul Dykstra is a partner at Ropes & Gray. He focuses his practice on the representation of mutual funds and fund boards throughout the country. He also has experience counseling independent fund directors involved in corporate reorganizations and internal or SEC investigations.
Dykstra is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, where he teaches a course, along with Paulita Pike, on mutual fund regulation.|| ||https://law.nd.edu/assets/187643/original/rsz_dykstra_paul.jpg||Adjunct Professor|
|Paul||Harold||1100 Eck Hall of Law||Paul.E.Harold.firstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.lck-law.com/attorneys/pauleharold.php|| ||Paul Harold earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in 2005, where he served as the articles editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and president of the St. Thomas More Society. He graduated summa cum laude from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2002, receiving a B.A. in history and a B.S. in mathematics.
Harold focuses his practice on business litigation and labor and employment litigation and counseling. Before joining his current firm, Harold served two years as a law clerk to Judge Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and two years as a law clerk to Judge J. Leon Holmes of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. During his clerkships, Harold assisted these federal trial and appellate court judges in conducting legal research and analyzing a broad range of issues presented in cases before the courts and drafting judicial opinions. His clerkship experience included an emphasis on employment matters, which dominate the federal judiciary's civil docket.
Harold is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Indiana, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.|| ||http://www.lck-law.com/images/g-attorneys-harold.jpg||Adjunct Professor||PHAROLD|
|Paul||Miller||B.||3158 Eck Hall Of Lawemail@example.com||https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=364395||/assets/244207/fullsize/pbmcv_ndls.pdf|| ||Paul B. Miller is Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. A graduate of Cambridge University (M.Phil.) and the University of Toronto (M.A., J.D., & Ph.D.), Miller is a private law theorist whose work focuses on philosophical questions in equity, fiduciary law, trust law, and corporate law.
Before joining NDLS, Miller taught at McGill University and Queen’s University and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Miller is a co-founder and co-organizer of two academic conferences in his fields - the annual North American Workshop on Private Law Theory, and the annual Fiduciary Law Workshop. He is also routinely involved in the organization of colloquia, workshops, and conferences at Notre Dame and elsewhere.
With Andrew Gold, Miller is editor of Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, 2016). With Evan Criddle, Andrew Gold, Arthur Laby and Gordon Smith, he is authoring a casebook - Fiduciary Law: Cases and Materials – for Aspen Publishers. The casebook will be the first of its kind to present fiduciary law as an integrated field of study. Miller is also currently editing, with Evan Criddle and Robert Sitkoff, The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law.|| ||/assets/245222/500x/miller_paul1web.jpg||Upcoming Events
Co-organizer, Conference: Fiduciary Law: Charting the Field, Harvard Law School, November 2017.
Co-organizer, Workshop: Fiduciaries and Trust: Ethics, Politics, Economics and Law, Melbourne Law School, December 2018.
Works in Progress
Equity as Supplemental Law, for D Klimchuk, I Samet, and HE Smith, eds., Philosophical Foundations of Equity (Oxford UP).
The Identification of Fiduciary Relationships, for EJ Criddle, PB Miller, and RH Sitkoff, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Oxford UP).
Fiduciary Representation, for EJ Criddle et al., eds., Fiduciary Government (Cambridge UP).||Professor of Law||Sharon Loftus||pmille18|
|Paul||Peralta||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627||574.631.4197||Paul.J.Peralta.firstname.lastname@example.org|| ||A frequent speaker on litigation and arbitration issues Paul Peralta brings extensive successful high-stakes trial experience to his varied litigation clients.
He has handled wide-ranging employment and commercial litigation, including management representation in Title VII, ADEA, ADA and ERISA litigation, as well as proceedings before the EEOC and corresponding state and local agencies.
Additionally, Mr. Peralta has counseled and represented clients on employment termination cases; breach of contract claims; trade secret disputes; enforcement/challenge of non-compete, confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements in injunctive and trial proceedings; and product liability litigation.
His trial experience includes federal and state courts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, Michigan and Illinois, and appeals in the United States Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Indiana Supreme Court; Indiana Courts of Appeals; Illinois Appellate Court; Florida Court of Appeals; and Minnesota Court of Appeals.|| ||LAW70109, Business Torts||Adjunct Professor|
|Paulita||Pike||1100 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com|| ||Paulita Pike is a partner in the Chicago office of K&L Gates LLP and is a Practice Group Coordinator for the firm’s global investment management practice. Pike represents mutual funds and their boards as well as investment advisers throughout the country. In her capacity as board counsel, Pike advises on a range of governance issues, including committee structures, committee and chair rotations, succession, director compensation, communications with the press, board and committee self-evaluations, and the identification, selection and orientation of new board members.
Pike sits on the advisory board of Board IQ, a national bi-weekly publication for mutual fund directors, and on the advisory board of The Mutual Fund Directors Forum, an organization dedicated to mutual fund independent directors.|| ||https://law.nd.edu/assets/187655/original/rsz_pike_paulita.jpg||Adjunct Professor|
|Peter||Horvath||1102 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.5365||Horvath.firstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||Student Services Program Director|| |
|Randy||Kozel||J.||2118 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com||http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=377330||/assets/243900/fullsize/kozel_cv_august_2017_.pdf|
- Constitutional Law
- Constitutional Theory
- Federal Courts
- Free Speech & Expressive Association
- Judicial Process
- Precedent & Legal Change
- Stare Decisis
- Supreme Court of the United States
|Randy Kozel joined the Law School faculty in 2011. He was named the Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2014. He also directs the Notre Dame Program on Constitutional Structure.
Kozel teaches and researches in fields including constitutional law, federal courts, information privacy, and contract law, with a particular focus on the role of precedent in legal decision making. His recent scholarship exploring the connection between precedent and interpretive philosophy has been published or is forthcoming in journals including the Northwestern University Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Texas Law Review. His book, entitled Settled Versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, makes the case for using precedent to bridge interpretive disagreements.
Kozel received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was the Articles Committee Chair of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and for Judge Alex Kozinski at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He has also practiced as a litigator with a large law firm and as Special Counsel to the General Counsel at General Electric Company.|| ||/assets/71661/original/kozel.jpg||Contracts
Freedom of Speech
Legal Change Seminar
Information Privacy Law||Books
Settled Versus Right: A Theory of Precedent (Cambridge University Press 2017)
Selected Articles, Essays, and Reviews
Precedent and Constitutional Design, 112 Northwestern University Law Review (forthcoming 2018)
Precedent and Speech, 115 Michigan Law Review 439 (2017)
Discretionary Dockets, 31 Constitutional Commentary 221 (2016) (with Jeff Pojanowski)
Stare Decisis in the Second-Best World, 103 California Law Review 1139 (2015)
Original Meaning and the Precedent Fallback, 68 Vanderbilt Law Review 105 (2015)
The Scope of Precedent, 113 Michigan Law Review 179 (2014)
Institutional Autonomy and Constitutional Structure, 112 Michigan Law Review 957 (2014)
Settled Versus Right: Constitutional Method and the Path of Precedent, 91 Texas Law Review 1843 (2013). Republished as abridged in Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice (Christopher J. Peters, ed.) (2014)
The Rule of Law and the Perils of Precedent, 111 Michigan Law Review First Impressions 37 (2013)
Precedent and Reliance, 62 Emory Law Journal 1459 (2013)
Free Speech and Parity: A Theory of Public Employee Rights, 53 William & Mary Law Review 1985 (2012). Republished as abridged at The Legal Workshop
Administrative Change, 59 UCLA Law Review 112 (2011) (with Jeff Pojanowski)
Stare Decisis as Judicial Doctrine, 67 Washington & Lee Law Review 411 (2010)
Reconceptualizing Public Employee Speech, 99 Northwestern University Law Review 1007 (2005)
Solving the Nuisance-Value Settlement Problem: Mandatory Summary Judgment, 90 Virginia Law Review 1849 (2004) (with David Rosenberg)
Note, Locating Investment Asymmetries and Optimal Deterrence in the Mass Tort Class Action, 117 Harvard Law Review 2665 (2004)||Commencement Address delivered to the Class of 2014, May 17, 2014
Leading U.S. and U.K. Scholars to Gather at Notre Dame London Centre to Address "International Perspectives on Public Law"
Roundtable Gives Leading Scholars Opportunity to Discuss “The Constitution and Unwritten Law” at NDLS
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Visits NDLS London Law Program||Associate Dean for Faculty Development Professor of Law||Gloria Krull||RKOZEL|