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WalterPrattWalter.F.Pratt.1@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Emeriti
Walter F. “Jack” Pratt, Jr., a noted legal historian, joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School in 1986 as an associate professor of law and became a full professor in 1998. He earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1968, as a Rhodes Scholar earned his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1974, and earned his J.D. from Yale in 1977, where he served as the articles and book review editor for the Yale Law Journal. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has served as executive associate dean (1999-2005), co-director of the Notre Dame London Law Centre (1988-89), associate dean for academic affairs (1991-98), and faculty advisor to the moot court program (1990-98). He clerked for the Honorable Charles Clark on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1977-78), and for United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger (1978-79). He taught at Duke University as an assistant professor (1979-82) and associate professor of law (1982-86), and held a visiting associate professorship of law at Brigham Young University (1984-85). While on a research leave for the 1998-99 academic year, he studied Irish legal history at the law department of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. His areas of academic interest include legal history, contracts and commercial law. He is a life member of the American Society for Legal History, which he served as secretary/treasurer 2000-2005; he served on the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education’s Law School Administration Committee 2001-2006 (chair 2004-2006); he has chaired the AALS Legal History Section (1991-92) and served as a member of the Student Services Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (1996-98). He has served on a number of University committees including the Faculty Senate (1987-88 and 1989-91) and the Rhodes/Marshall Scholarship Committee (member 1989-98, chair 1990-98 and 1999-2001). He also served as vice-chair of the Law School’s Appointments Committee from 1990 to 1993. Professor Pratt retired from the law school in 2006.
  • Legal History
 /assets/71760/original/pratt.jpgBooks The Supreme Court of Edward Douglass White, 1910-1921 (University of South Carolina Press 1999). Privacy in Britain (Bucknell University Press 1979). Book Segments A New Vocabulary for a New Constitutional Law: United States v. Carolene Products (1938), in Leading Cases of the Twentieth Century 124 (Dublin, Ireland: Round Hall 2000) North Carolina and the Constitution, 1787-1791, in The South’s Role in the Creation of the Bill of Rights 77 (University Press of Mississippi 1991). Articles American Contract Law at the Turn of the Century, 39 South Carolina Law Review 415 (1988). Law and the Experience of Politics in late Eighteenth-Century North Carolina: North Carolina Considers the Constitution, 22 Wake Forest Law Review 577 (1987). The Struggle for Judicial Independence in Antebellum North Carolina: The Story of Two Judges, 4 Law and History Review 129 (1986). Afterword: Contracts and Uncertainty, 46 Law & Contemporary Problems 169 (1983). Rhetorical Styles on the Fuller Court, 24 The American Journal of Legal History 189 (1980). Judicial Disability and the Good Behavior Clause, 85 Yale Law Journal 706 (1976). The Warren and Brandeis Argument for a Right to Privacy, Public Law 161 (Summer 1975).Professor Emeritus of Law
WarrenRees2311 Biolchini Hall574.631.4436574.631.6371Warren.D.Rees.2@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Library
Warren Rees joined the faculty of the Kresge Law Library in 1997 as a librarian. He earned his B.A. from Minnesota Bible College in 1978, his J.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1985 and his A.M.L.S. from the University of Michigan in 1986. Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1985, he has worked as assistant and associate librarian at the University of Minnesota (1986-90), assistant director of the law library at Willamette University (1990-93), associate director of the law library at Gonzaga University (1993-94) and research librarian at Valparaiso University (1994-96). His areas of academic interest include legal research and computer law. He belongs to a number of professional organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries (member since 1985, recruitment committee member 1995-97), the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (member 1986-90, newsletter editor 1988-90), the Western Pacific Chapter of Law Libraries (member 1990-94, newsletter editor 1991-94), the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (member since 1994) and the American Bar Association (member since 1985).
  • Legal Research
 /assets/71768/original/rees.jpgLAW60703, Legal Research LAW70207, Advanced Legal ResearchArticles Legal Issues for an Integrated Information Center, in 52 Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science 240 (1993). Book Reviews 7 Law & Inequality 147 (1988) (reviewing James A. Kushner, Government Discrimination: Equal Protection Law and Litigation (1998)). Other Items Human Rights Research on the Internet, Notre Dame Lawyer 45 (Summer 1997).Warren Rees, Research Librarian Renaissance Man - Notre Dame Lawyer, Spring 2008Research LibrarianWREES
WendyNoecker1330 Biolchini Hall574.631.6626574.631.5474bulletin.1@nd.edu
  • Staff
 With primary responsibility for the Admissions Office Information System, Ms. Noecker joined the admissions staff in January 1999. Ms. Noecker shares responsibility for the efficient processing of applications and also is responsible for producing much of the Office’s written communications with prospective applicants as well as a variety of reports for the office. 
  • Admissions
Admissions Assistant 
WilliamDwyer1100 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6627    Assistant Adjunct ProfessorRebecca Ward
WilliamGrimmer1100 Eck Hall of Law574.631.4197William.T.Grimmer.1@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
William Grimmer is a 1972 graduate of Notre Dame with a BA in Sociology. He also attended Notre Dame Law School, graduated in 1975. Grimmer spent 9 years as a state prosecutor in Michigan and approximately 33 years as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice in South Bend before retiring. He has taught at NDLS as an adjunct since 1990. He is married to Mary with one son, Patrick, a recent NDLS graduate.  /assets/235338/fullsize/bill_grimmer.jpgLAW75709, Trial Advocacy ComprehensiveAdjunct ProfessorWGRIMMER
WilliamKelley2116 Eck Hall of Law574.631.8646574.631.4197William.K.Kelley.24@nd.eduhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=18386http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/kelley_cv.pdf
  • Faculty
  • Full Time Faculty
William K. Kelley teaches constitutional law and administrative law, and focuses on public law issues in his scholarship. Chief Justice John G. Roberts appointed Kelley to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Standing Committee”) in September 2015 for a three-year term. During Spring 2008 semester, he served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Research. From 2005-2007, he served in the White House as Deputy Counsel to the President. In that capacity, he was responsible for advising the President of the United States on all legal matters affecting the Executive Branch. He joined the faculty in 1995 after practicing with two major law firms, and serving from 1991-1994 as assistant to the solicitor general at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Professor Kelley began his legal career by serving as law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth W. Starr on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1987-88), as well as for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (1988-89). He earned his B.A. from Marquette University in 1984, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987, where he served as Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review.
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Independent Counsel Laws
 /assets/208905/fullsize/rsz_20160802_dsc01815.jpgLAW60307, Constitutional Law LAW70305, Constitutional Law II LAW70315, Administrative LawArticles Justice Antonin Scalia and the Long Game¸ 80 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1601 (2012) Judicial Selection, Federal and State, 32 Amer. J. of Trial Advocacy 453 (2009) Avoiding Constitutional Questions As a Three-Branch Problem, 86 Cornell Law Review 831 (2001) The Primacy of Political Actors in Accommodation of Religion, 22 Univ. of Hawaii L. Rev. 403 (2000) The Constitutional Dilemma of Litigation Under the Independent Counsel Statute, 83 Minnesota Law Review 1197 (1999) Inculcating Constitutional Values, 15 Constitutional Commentary 161 (1998) Book contributions The Structural Function of the State Action Doctrine in American Constitutional Law, in The Duty to Protect and to Ensure Human Rights (Eckart Klein ed., Univ. of Potsdam 2000) Agostini v. Felton, in The Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (Supp. II 1999) Kiryas Joel, in The Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (Supp. II 1999)Associate Professor of LawLeslie Bergwkelley
WilliamMcLean1118 Eck Hall of Law574.631.8129574.631.3980William.O.McLean.1@nd.edu 
  • Emeriti
Professor McLean, a retired career Naval Officer, joined the Law School faculty in 1975. He holds master’s degrees in School Administration from Notre Dame, International Affairs from George Washington University and is a graduate of the Naval War College. He was a member of the United States Delegation in the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT), during which period agreements were reached that remain in effect today.  Associate Dean Emeritus
ZahraVieneuve2159 Eck Hall of Law574.631.7233
  • Staff
  
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
Templeton Program Director