- Elder Law
- Law & Poverty
- Law & Religion
- Legal Ethics
- Philosophical Ethics
- Professional Responsibility
- Property Law
- Wills & Trusts
|Thomas L. Shaffer, the nation’s most prolific legal author, has written more than 300 scholarly works in his varied areas of expertise including estate planning, law and religion, legal ethics, and most recently, clinical teaching and legal counseling. He earned his B.A. from the University of Albuquerque in 1958 and his J.D. cum laude from Notre Dame in 1961, where he graduated first in his class and served as editor-in-chief of the law review, Notre Dame Lawyer. In 1983, St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas) honored him with an LL.D. In 2008, he received an honorary doctor of laws from Valparaiso University.
Professor Shaffer joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 1963 and taught primarily in the area of estate planning. From 1969 to 1971 he served as associate dean, and from 1971 to 1975 as dean. He rejoined the Notre Dame faculty in 1988 as a chaired professor. For most of his recent tenure, he has been a supervising attorney in the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic, teaching clinical ethics and guiding the legal practice of the law students who serve the low-income persons of the South Bend area.
Admitted to the Indiana Bar, Professor Shaffer practiced law in Indianapolis with Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer & Boyd from 1961 to 1963 before beginning his teaching career. While on the faculty of Washington & Lee University Law School from 1980 to 1988, he served as the director of its Frances Lewis Law Center (1983-85) and was named the Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of Law (1987-88). His expertise has given him numerous visiting scholar opportunities including visiting professor of law at the University of California at Los Angeles (1970-71), visiting professor of law at the University of Virginia (1975-76), Frances Lewis Scholar at Washington & Lee University (fall 1979), visiting professor of law at the University of Maine (summers 1982 and 1983), Richard Huber Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Boston College Law School (fall 1992), and Edward Godfrey Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Maine (fall 1998).
Professor Shaffer's honors and awards include the Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the Journal of Law and Religion, the Cardinal O'Hara Award (2007) from the Notre Dame Alumni Association, and the Father Michael McCafferty Award (2012) from the Notre Dame Law Association, The St.Joseph County Bar Association has named its annual pro bono award the Thomas L. Shaffer Award, and Dean Newton has named the Law School's Public Interest Law Fellowships the Shaffer Fellowships (2013).|| ||Professor Shaffer's published works span a wide range of topics, with his most recent works concentrating on legal ethics.
The Planning and Drafting of Wills, with Carol Ann Mooney & Amy Jo Boettcher (Foundation Press, 5th ed. 2007).
Property Law, 3d ed. (with Johnson, Salsich, & Braunstein, 2006).
Legal Interviewing and Counseling in a Nutshell, 4th ed. (with Elkins, Thomson/West 2005).
Moral Memorandua from John Howard Yoder: Conversations on Law, Ethics, and the Church between a Mennonite Theologian and a Hoosier Lawyer (Wipf & Stock 2002).
The Planning and Drafting of Wills and Trusts, with Carol Ann Mooney and Amy Jo Boettcher (Foundation Press, 4th ed. 2001).
Lawyers, Clients and Moral Responsibility, with Robert F. Cochran Jr. (West Publishing Co. 1994).
Property Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, with Peter W. Salsich Jr., Sandra H. Johnson and Timothy S. Jost (West Publishing Co. 1992); with Michael Braunstein (2d ed. 1992).
American Lawyers and Their Communities, with Mary M. Shaffer (University of Notre Dame Press 1991).
Faith and the Professions (Brigham Young University Press, State University of New York Press 1987).
Text, Readings and Discussion Topics in American Legal Ethics (Matthew Bender 1985).
On Being a Christian and a Lawyer: Law for the Innocent (Brigham Young University Press 1981).
Legal Interviewing and Counseling, with Robert S. Redmount (Matthew Bender 1980).
Lawyers, Law Students and People, with Robert S. Redmount (Shepard's, McGraw-Hill 1977)
Death, Property and Lawyers (Dunellen Press 1970) (monthly selection of Lawyers' Literary Club).
<b>Selected Book Segments</b>
<i>The Radical Reformation and the Jurisprudence of Forgiveness,</i> in Christian Perspectives in Legal Thought (Carmella et al. eds., Yale University Press 2001).
<i>The Moral Theology of Atticus Finch (Atticus Finch is a Hero Because the Truth is an Innate Part of His Character),</i> in To Kill a Mockingbird (Terry O'Neill ed., Greenhaven Press 2000).
<i>Stories of Legal Order in American Business</i>, in The Moral Imagination 95 (Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., ed., University of Notre Dame Press 1998).
<i>Surprised by Joy on Howard Street,</i> in Labors from the Heart: Mission and Ministry in a Catholic University 221 (Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., ed., University of Notre Dame Press 1996).
<i>The Moral Theology of Silas Lapham,</i> in A Virtuous Life in Business 163 (Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C., and John Houck eds., Rowman and Littlefield 1992).
<i>Business Lawyers, Baseball Players, and the Hebrew Prophets</i>, 42 Valparaiso Univ. L. Rev. 1063-80 (2008)
<i>Roman Catholic Lawyers in the United State of America,</i> 21 Journal of Law and Religion 305-13 (2006).
<i>The Democratic Virtues, Our Common Life and the Common School: Trust in Democracy: Anabaptists, Italian Americans, and Solidarity,</i> 21 Journal of Law and Religion 413-25 (2006).
<i>Symposium: Client Counseling and Moral Responsibility, with Robert F. Cochran, Jr. et al,</i> 30 Pepperdine Law Review 591-639 (2003)
<i>Lawyers and the Biblical Prophets,</i> 17 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 521-40 (2003)
<i>Lawyers as Prophets, </i>15 Saint Thomas Law Review 469-84 (2003)
<i>The Biblical Prophets as Lawyers for the Poor,</i> 31 Fordham Urban Law Journal 15-35 (2003)
<i>Using the Pervasive Method of Teaching Legal Ethics in a Property Course,</i> 46 Saint Louis University Law Journal 655-64 (2002)
<i>The Irony of Lawyers' Justice in America,</i> 70 Fordham International Law Journal 1857 (2002)
<i>On Tending to the Ethics in Legal Ethics: Two Pedagogical Experiments,</i> 12 Legal Education Review 11 (2001)
<i>Nuclear Weapons, Lethal Injection, and American Catholics: Faith Confronting American Civil Religion,</i> 14 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 7-23 (2000)
<i>More's Skill,</i> 9 Widener Journal of Public Law 295-304 (2000)
<i>Towering Figures, Enigmas, and Responsive Communities in American Legal Ethics,</i> 51 Maine Law Review 229-39 (1999)
<i>Should a Christian Lawyer Sign Up for Simon's Practice of Justice,</i> 51 Stanford Law Review 903-17 (1999)
<i>On Teaching Legal Ethics with Stories About Clients,</i> 39 William and Mary Law Review 421-37 (1998)
<i>Faith Tends to Subvert Legal Order,</i> 66 Fordham Law Review 1089-99 (1998)
<i>Forgiveness Disrupts Legal Order,</i> 4 Graven Images 127 (1998)
<i>The Christian Jurisprudence of Robert E. Rodes, Jr.,</i> 73 Notre Dame Law Review 737-72 (1998)
<i>The Jurisprudence of John Howard Yoder,</i> 22 Legal Studies Forum 473 (1998)
<i>Is This Appropriate?</i> with Julia Meister, 46 Duke Law Journal 781 (1997).
<i>On Teaching Legal Ethics in the Law Office,</i> 71 Notre Dame Law Review 605 (1996).
<i>Erastian and Sectarian Arguments in Religiously Affiliated American Law Schools,</i> 45 Stanford Law Review 1859 (1993).
<i>A Christian Theology for Roman Catholic Law Schools,</i> Vasey Symposium Lecture, University of Dayton (Ohio), January 25, 1989; also faculty colloquia at Marquette University and the University of Notre Dame (with Robert E. Rodes Jr.); published in 14 University of Dayton Law Review 5 (1988).
<i>The Legal Ethics of Radical Individualism,</i> 65 Texas Law Review 963 (1987).
<i>The Return of the Gentleman to Professional Ethics,</i> Willis G. Cunningham Memorial Lecture in Law and Medicine, Queen's Law Journal (Canada), February 9, 1984, published in 10 Queen's University Law Review 1 (1984); also abridged in Alumni Magazine of Washington and Lee University (September 1984).
<i>Jurisprudence in Light of the Hebraic Faith,</i> 1 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 77 (1984).
Footnotes for Friends: A Backyard Wordwatcher's Dictionary (1987).||Robert and Marion Short Professor Emeritus of Law|| |
|Thomas||Singer||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627||574.631.4197||Thomas.H.Singer.email@example.com|| || ||LAW75710, Intensive Trial Advocacy||Adjunct Faculty|| |
|Tihamer||Toth||2156 Eck Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||Visiting Professor of Law|| |
|Timothy||Flanagan||203 Main Building||574.631.6411||574.631.4197||Timothy.J.Flanagan.email@example.com|
- Intellectual Property Law
|Timothy J. Flanagan is Associate Vice President and Counsel to the University of Notre Dame, where he provides general legal representation for the University, focusing his practice primarily on intellectual property issues, including copyright, patent, and trademark protection and licensing; information technology and privacy law concerns; contract matters; environmental matters; and litigation. He is licensed to practice law before the State and Federal Courts of Indiana. Mr. Flanagan is also a Concurrent Assistant Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School and has been a frequent invited speaker on various topics of technology-related law.
Previous to his current position, Mr. Flanagan served the University as the Associate Director for Research Development in the Graduate School’s Office of Research, where he managed the legal protection and commercialization of the technologies developed through Notre Dame’s research. Before his professional career at Notre Dame, Mr. Flanagan worked as a private consultant to the United States government in environmental and radioactive waste management issues, and he also served as an officer in the United States Navy’s nuclear power program.
Mr. Flanagan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, having earned degrees in Electrical Engineering, with honors, and Law, with high honors.|| ||LAW70132, Information Technology Law
LAW70130, Intellectual Property Transactions||Concurrent Assistant Professor of Law||<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Rebecca Ward</a>|| |
|Tina||Jankowski||1105 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.3677||Tina.M.Jankowski.email@example.com|| || ||Assistant Director for Law School Administration|| |
|Tom||Mauch|| || ||Adjunct Faculty|| |
|Tracy||Zielke||2152 Eck Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||Faculty Admin Assistant for Professors:
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|Trai||Le|| ||Professor Trai Lê joined the Law School faculty in 1977, having spent 20 years practicing and teaching law in her native Vietnam. She earned her License en Droit magna cum laude and her Doctorat en Droit summa cum laude from the University of Aix-Marseille in 1953 and 1956, respectively. She also graduated from the Academy of International Law in The Hague in 1953, earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1967, graduated from the International and Comparative Law Center at the Southwestern Legal Foundation in Dallas, Texas, in 1973, and ultimately earned her J.D. from Notre Dame in 1977.
Professor Lê began her 40-year teaching career in 1957 as a professor of law at the University of Hue, the second-largest university in Vietnam. She served as the first dean of the university’s law school, after the entire university had been flattened during the 1968 Tet offensive. While a professor at Hue, she also served as visiting professor at the law schools of the University of Saigon and the University of Dalat.
The first woman attorney in central Vietnam, Professor Lê also has extensive practical experience in the areas of international law and corporate law. She founded the first international law firm in Vietnam, Tang Thi Thanh Trai & Ta Van Tai, and served as the firm’s senior partner until she came to the United States immediately prior to the fall of Saigon. She translated her decades of experience into the subjects she taught for over 20 years at Notre Dame, including the required course in commercial law, consumer law, international law, international business transactions and immigration law.
Professor Lê has played prominent roles in several different organizations. She has been a member of the Central Vietnam Bar Association (1959-62), a board member on the Vietnam Council on Foreign Relations (1969-74), and a member of the board of the Saigon Bar Association (1968-75). She served as advisor to the Vietnam Industrial Management Association (1972-75), and in 1977 became a member of the American Association for the Comparative Study of Law.
At Notre Dame, she served on countless University and Law School committees, and advised the Asian Law Students Association and coached the International Moot Court Teams that, under her guidance, won regional competitions on several occasions.|| ||<b>Books</b>
Protecting Consumer Rights (Shepardâs/McGraw-Hill 1987), annually supplemented.
Sales and Credit Transactions Handbook, with Edward J. Murphy (Shepardâs/McGraw Hill 1985), annually supplemented.
Cases and Materials on Commercial Paper (Notre Dame Law School 1982).
Cases and Materials on Sales and Credit Transactions (Shepardâs/McGraw Hill 1979), annually supplemented.
Cases and Materials on International Business (Notre Dame Law School 1978).
<i>Response to Keith Rosennâs "A Comparison of Latin American and North American Legal Traditions,"</i> in Multinational Managers and Host Government Interactions 153 (Lee A. Tavis ed., University of Notre Dame Press 1998).
<i>Are Litigating Attorneys Debt Collectors Under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act?</i> 1994-95 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 219 (1995).
<i>The Legal Aspects of Foreign Investment in Vietnam,</i> 1 International Trade and Business Law Journal 45 (1995).
<i>The French Legal Profession: A Prisoner of Its Glorious Past?</i> 15 Cornell International Law Journal 63 (1982).
<i>Professional Independence and the Associate in a Law Firm: A French Case Study,</i> 29 The American Journal of Comparative Law 647 (1981).
<i>The Foreign Investment Code of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,</i> 13 The International Lawyer 329 (1979).
38 American Journal of Comparative Law 717 (1990) (reviewing Ta Van Tai, The Vietnamese Tradition of Human Rights (1998)).
36 American Journal of Comparative Law 810 (1998) (reviewing E. Hooker, The Laws of Southeast Asia, Vol. 1: The Pre-Modern Texts (1998)).
34 American Journal of Comparative Law 802 (1986) (reviewing Les Effets du Contrat dans les Pays du Marche Commun (1985)).
31 American Journal of Comparative Law 738 (1983) (reviewing D. Dreyer, Le Trust en Droit (1983)).
<i>Patents and Trademarks in Vietnam</i> (First National City Bank (Saigon) 1974).
<i>Foreign Investment in Vietnam: Legal and Commercial Considerations</i> (Vietnam Chamber of Commerce 1974).||Professor Emerita of Law|| |
|Trezlen||Drake||2307 Biolchini Hallemail@example.com|| ||Trezlen Drake joined the Research Services in the Kresge Law Library in 2012. She most recently served as the international and comparative law reference librarian at New York Law School’s Mendik Library. She received her B.A. from Colby College, where she was a Ralph Bunche Scholar. She earned a master’s degree in theology from Franciscan University and also holds a JD from Georgia State. She received her MLIS from the prestigious law librarianship program at the University of Washington.|| ||/assets/79428/original/drake.jpg||Research Librarian|| |
|Veronica||Root||1118 Eck Hall of Law ||firstname.lastname@example.org||http://ssrn.com/author=1932578||http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/root_cv.pdf|
- Corporate Compliance
- Corporate Governance
- Professional Ethics
|Veronica Root writes about and researches issues related to corporate compliance, drawing on scholarship from the areas of professional ethics, corporate governance, employment law, and corporate social responsibility. She investigates the institutional mechanisms that private firms can utilize to (i) improve long-term compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and (ii) strengthen antidiscrimination norms.
Professor Root’s research on monitors is forthcoming in the <a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2581700"><i>Yale Journal on Regulation</i></a> and has appeared in the <i><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2309498">Virginia Law Review</a></i> and the <i><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2215056">University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law</a></i> (co-authored). Her research on antidiscrimination efforts within large law firms has appeared in the <i><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2310027">University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform</a></i>.
Professor Root currently teaches Professional Responsibility and Contracts and is developing a course on Corporate Compliance & Ethics. In 2015, the Notre Dame Black Law Students Association presented her with the Charles F. Crutchfield Professorial Award.
Before joining the law school faculty, Professor Root was a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and an attorney at Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Georgetown University.|| ||/assets/75237/original/root.jpg||LAW 60105 - Contracts
LAW 70808 - Professional Responsibility||<a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2581700"><i>Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale Journal on Regulation</i></a> _ (2015) (forthcoming)
<i>The Monitor-“Client” Relationship</i>, 100 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 523-585 (2014).
<i>Retaining Color</i>, 47 Mich. J.L. Reform 575-643 (2014).
F. Joseph Warin, Michael S. Diamant, Veronica S. Root, <i>Somebody’s Watching Me: FCPA Monitorships and How They Can Work Better,</i> 13 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 321 (2011).
1 ABA Section of Criminal Justice, <i>Practicing Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines,</i> Chapter Seven: Determining the Sentence (5th ed. 2010) (6th ed. 2011) (editions 1-4 prepared by others).
Emily Buss, Whitney A. Cox, Sarah E. Crane, Marlo M. Del Percio, Andrea C. Forton, Kathleen Hill, Anne W. King, Allison A. Lee, Alison R. Leff, Mary C. Lovejoy, Gwendolyn Baxter Morales, Heidi E. Mueller, and Veronica S. Root, <i>From Foster Care to Adulthood: University of Chicago Law School Foster Care Project’s Protocol for Reform</i> 1 (2008).
Veronica S. Root, <i>Angelina and Madonna – Why all the Fuss? An Exploration of the Rights of the Child and Intercountry Adoption within African Nations,</i> 8 Chi. J. Int’l L. 323 (Summer 2007) (development).||Associate Professor of Law||<a href="mailto:email@example.com">Tracy Zielke</a>|