|Cathy||Roemer||1104 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6241||574.631.3980||M.Catherine.Roemer.firstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||Assistant Dean for Law School Administration M. Catherine Roemer joined the Law School in 2001 as Director of Law School Administration. She became Assistant Dean in 2004.
Her responsibilities include the creation and supervision of the operating budget of the Law School, supervision and maintenance of the facilities of the Law School, and oversight of the employment policies of the University as they relate to Law School personnel.
Prior to joining the Law School, Dean Roemer was City Controller and Director of Administration and Finance for the City of South Bend, Indiana, from 1997 until 2001. In this capacity, she planned, directed, managed, and oversaw the administrative activities within the city. She was responsible for the creation and supervision of the $154 million annual budget which funded all services and business activities of the City.
From 1992 until 1996, Dean Roemer was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the O’Brien Corporation, a national paint manufacturer/retailer. She was the Vice President and Controller of Norwest Bank Indiana in South Bend from 1983 until 1992 and a staff accountant for KPMG Peat Marwick Main & Company in Chicago, Illinois from 1980 until 1982.
Dean Roemer earned a B.A. in accounting from the Indiana University School of Business and is a C.P.A. in the State of Indiana.||/assets/73746/original/roemer.jpg||Assistant Dean for Law School Administration|
|Charles||Rice||1118 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.5922, 574.633.4415||574.633.4415||Charles.E.Rice.email@example.com|
- Constitutional Law
- Natural Law Theory
|Charles E. Rice is Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame law School. His areas of specialization are constitutional law and jurisprudence. He currently teaches “Law and Morality” at Notre Dame.
Professor Rice was born in 1931, received the B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross, the J.D., from Boston College Law School and the LL.M. and J.S.D. from New York University. He served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Lt. Col. in the Marine Corps Reserve (Ret.). He practiced law in New York City and taught at New York University Law School and Fordham Law School before joining, in 1969, the faculty of law at Notre Dame. He served for eight years as State Vice-Chairman of the New York State Conservative Party.
From 1981 to 1993, Professor Rice was a member of the Education Appeal Board of the U.S. Department of Education. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and to various Congressional committees on constitutional issues and is an editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence.
HIs continuing 13-part series, The Good Code: The Natural Law is available from the Eternal Word Television Network. Among his books are Freedom of Association; The Supreme Court and Public Prayer, The Vanishing Right to Live; Authority and Rebellion; Beyond Abortion: The Theory and Practice of the Secular State; No Exception: A Pro-Life Imperative; 50 Questions on the Natural Law; and The Winning Side: Questions on Living the Culture of Life. His latest books are Where Did I Come From? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?, (2nd ed.) co-authored with Dr. Theresa Farnan, and What Happened to Notre Dame?, both published by St. Augustine’s Press in 2009.
He is a faculty advisor and assistant coach of the Notre Dame Boxing Club. He and his wife, Mary, have ten children and they reside in Mishawaka, Indiana.|| ||/assets/71763/original/rice.jpg||LAW70843, Morality and the Law||<b>Books</b>
What Happened to Notre Dame? (St. Augustine's Press 2009).
Where Did I Come From? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There? (St. Augustine's Press 2006), co-authored with Theresa Farnan (2nd ed., 2009).
The Winning Side: Questions on Living the Culture of Life (St. Brendan's Institute 1999), 2nd ed., (St. Augustine's Press 2009).
Fifty Questions on the Natural Law: What it Is and Why We Need It (Ignatius Press 1993).
No Exception, A Pro-Life Imperative (1990).
Beyond Abortion: The Theory and Practice of the Secular State (Franciscan Herald Press 1979).
Authority and Rebellion: The Case for Orthodoxy in the Catholic Church (Doubleday, 1971).
The Vanishing Right to Live: An Appeal for a Renewed Reverence for Life (Doubleday, 1969).
The Supreme Court and Public Prayer: (Fordham University Press 1964).
Freedom of Association (New York University Press 1962).
Professor Rice has written numerous articles on a variety of subjects, including:
<i>Rights and the Need for Objective Moral Limits,</i> 3 Ave Maria L. Rev. 259 (2005).
<i>Contraception as a Mask of Personhood,</i> Univ. of St. Thomas L.J. 713 (2003).
<i>Abortion, Euthanasia and the Need to Build a New "Culture of Life,"</i> 12 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 497 (1998).
<i>Edward J. Murphy: A Professor For All Seasons,</i>with David T. Link, P.V. Neimeyer, C. Roth, R.E. Spiedel and T.D. Yannucci, 71 Notre Dame Law Review 557 (1996).
<i>In Memoriam: The Honorable J. Daniel Mahoney,</i> 72 Notre Dame Law Review 1219 (1996).
<i>The Legality and Morality of Using Deadly Force to Protect Unborn Children from Abortionists,</i> 5 Regent University Law Review 83 (1995).
<i>Some Reasons for a Restoration of Natural Law Jurisprudence,</i> 24 Wake Forest Law Review 539 (1989).
<i>Issues Raised by the Abortion Rescue Movement,</i> 23 Suffolk University Law Review 15 (1989).
<i>Withdrawing Jurisdiction from Federal Courts,</i> 7 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 13 (1984).
<i>Congress and the Supreme Court Jurisdiction,</i> 27 Villanova Law Review 959 (1982).
<i>Conscientious Objection to Public Education: The Grievance and the Remedies,</i> 1978 Brigham Young University Law Review 847.
Professor Rice has authored numerous briefs in the United States Supreme Court and other courts on constitutional issues.
*Professor Edward J. Murphy,* Notre Dame Lawyer 9 (1994-95). ||Professor Emeritus of Law||<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Rebecca Ward</a>|
|Charles||Roth||1100 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com|| ||Chuck Roth joined the Notre Dame Law School as an assistant adjunct faculty member in 2013 to teach Immigration Law. He graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in English and Political Science, and graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1996.
Chuck has been employed at Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, in Chicago, Illinois, since 2001. Since 2006, Chuck has been the Director of Litigation. He has appeared in hundreds of appellate matters resulting in more than 70 published Court of Appeals decisions, and has overseen the filing of various amicus briefs at the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals. He was counsel of record in <i>Ali v. Achim</i>, 552 U.S. 1085 (2007) (Mem.) and <i>Machado v. Holder</i>, 130 S.Ct. 1236 (2010), and most recently was part of the team representing petitioner in <i>Chaidez v. United States</i>, 132 S. Ct. 2101 (2012). He has represented plaintiff classes of immigrants challenging prolonged immigration detention, naturalization delays, and the improper use of immigration detainers. NIJC commonly litigates in collaboration with pro bono law firms, in which case Chuck co-counsels in the case and provides technical and legal support. He is also the update editor for a Thomson / West hornbook authored by the late Daniel Levy, U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Handbook.
|| ||Adjunct Faculty||<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Rebecca Ward</a>|
|Charles||Williams||2104 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com|| || |
- Communications Office
|Dean’s Executive Administrator|
|Chelsea||Germeyan||1334 Biolchini Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||Chelsea Germeyan joined the Career Development Office in May 2013 as a Special Projects Assistant. Chelsea is a 2010 graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME with a Bachelor's Degree in German and a minor in Music. She has also studied at the TOMER Language Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Chelsea has previous experience in Project Management for a local neighborhood development company.|
- Career Development Office
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|Christine||Cervenak||2157 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com||/assets/71624/original/cervenak_cv.pdf|| ||Christine Cervenak has experience in international law, conflict resolution, and human rights. She served in the Office of the Legal Advisor of the U.S. Department of State, as Legal Officer for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s West Bank Operations, and with the UN’s peace operation in El Salvador. She worked extensively in conflict resolution, consulting to such clients as The Asia Foundation, Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, and USAID. Before joining the University in 2010, she was a director at the University of Chile Law School’s Human Rights Center. A Notre Dame graduate, she studied at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, earned a J.D. from UCLA, clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program. In 2001, she was honored by Notre Dame with the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, CSC, Award. She is also the Program Director of the <a href="https://law.nd.edu/academics/interdisciplinary-studies/program-on-law-human-development/">Program on Law and Human Development</a>.|
- Center for Civil and Human Rights
|/assets/73747/original/chriscervenak.jpg||LAW73430, Law & Human Dev in Practice||C. Cervenak, <strong>“Learning from the Dark Side: A Cautionary Tale of the U.S. War on Terror,”</strong> in Spanish (“Lecciones de <i>El Lado Tenebroso:</i> las moralejas de la historia de la guerra de EEUU contra el terrorismo”) in Anuario de Derechos Humanos 2009 (Centro de Derechos Humanos, Santiago de Chile, no. 5, July 2009).
C. Cervenak, <strong>“Access to Information in Chile at a Crossroads: Protecting Secrecy or Promoting Transparency,”</strong> in Spanish (“La encrucijada del acceso a la información publica en Chile: Proteger el secreto o promover la transparencia,” in eds. Claudio Fuentes, Andrés Villar, Desafíos democráticos (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), 2006: Santiago de Chile).
S. Brown, C. Cervenak, and D. Fairman, <strong>Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners’Guide</strong> (USAID, 1998: Washington, DC).
C. Cervenak, D. Fairman, and E. McClintock, <strong>“Leaping the Bar: Overcoming the Legal Opposition to ADR in the Developing World,”</strong> in Dispute Resolution Magazine, Spring 1998.
C. Cervenak, <strong>Learning on the Job: Organizational Interaction in El Salvador, 1991-1995</strong> (Conflict Management Group Working Paper, 1997: Cambridge, MA).
C. Cervenak, <strong>“Lessons of the Past: Experiences in Peace Operations” and “Contracting and Privatization in Peace Operations,”</strong> in eds. Antonia Handler Chayes and George T. Raach, Peace Operations: Developing an American Strategy (National Defense University Press, 1995: Washington, DC).
W. Hinkle, M. Krause, C. Cervenak, D. Madl, with W. Rosenau, <strong>Forming and Training Constabulary Forces: Papers in Support of the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces</strong> (Institute for Defense Analysis, 1995: Alexandria, VA), IDA Paper P-3089.
C. Cervenak, <strong>“Promoting Inequality: Gender-Based Discrimination in UNRWA´s Approach to Palestine Refugee Status,”</strong> published in Human Rights Quarterly 16 (1994), pp. 300-374 (The Johns Hopkins University Press). A version of this study was published separately in Arabic (1997) by the <i>Women´s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling,</i> a West Bank Palestinian NGO.
|| ||Associate Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights<br/>Program Director, Program on Law and Human Development||<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Jody Klontz</a>|
|Christine||Venter||2191 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com||http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=902975||http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/venter_cv.pdf|
- Gender Issues in International Law
- Human Rights in Africa
- Human Rights Law
- International Moot Court
- Islamic Law: Gender & Class
- Legal Writing
|Christine Venter is the Director of the Legal Writing Program. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Cape Town and her law degree from the University of Cape Town School of Law, where she was Editor in Chief of the Law Review. She also holds an LL.M in International Law and Human Rights (summa cum laude) from Notre Dame Law School and a J.S.D., also from NDLS.
After graduation Professor Venter worked as an associate for a South African firm specializing in civil rights litigation. After relocating to the US she worked for a firm specializing in international business law, and later did legal aid work in the US.
She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and is an Editor of The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.
Professor Venter teaches Legal Writing I, Legal Research and Writing II, and Gender Issues and International Law. She also teaches International Moot Court and serves as the coach to the International Moot Court team.
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LAW60707, Legal Writing II
LAW73320, <a href="http://www3.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/venter/">Gender Issues in International Law</a>
LAW75745, International Moot Court
<i>Eliminating Fear through recreating Community: The Role of the Gacaca Courts in Rwanda</i>, 13 Texas Wesleyan L.R 577 (2007)
<i>Analyze This: Using Taxonomies to âScaffoldâ Studentsâ Legal Thinking and Writing Skills,</i> 57 Mercer L. Rev. 631 (2006)
<i>The New South African Constitution: Facing the Challenges of Women's Rights and Cultural Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa,</i> 21 J. Legis., 8 (1995)
<i>Community, Culture and Tradition: Maintaining Male Dominance in Conservative Institutions,</i> 12 J. LAW AND RELIGION 61, (1996).
<i>Teaching Personal Responsibility, An Alternative approach to teaching Legal Ethics,</i> 58 DUKE J. OF LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY 287 (1995)
<i>Is there a Valid Role for Customary Law in post apartheid South Africa?</i> Occasional Paper, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School (1992)
FORGING A NEW AFRICAN JURISPRUDENCE: RULES OF RECOGNITION, CUSTOMARY LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (Book manuscript under submission).||Director, Legal Writing Program||<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Debbie Sumption</a>|
|Christopher||Keefer||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627|| ||Christopher ("Chris") Keefer practices with the firm of Sopko, Nussbaum, Inabnit & Kaczmarek in South Bend, and concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation. Prof. Keefer has significant experience handling complex litigation matters in both tort and commercial settings. In particular, he has handled product liability, insurance coverage, medical malpractice and general insurance defense litigation, and commercial litigation matters ranging from contract disputes to non-compete issues to complex real estate transactions. He has tried jury and bench trials in several Indiana venues, and he has assisted clients in resolving disputes in mediations, arbitrations and judicial settlement conferences.
Before returning to private practice, Prof. Keefer served as corporate counsel for a leading global medical device manufacturer, where he managed its product liability litigation and insurance programs and was also involved in many other company functions including regulatory and compliance matters, contract review and drafting in various settings, sales representative training, and record retention program development.
Aside from his practice, Prof. Keefer enjoys writing children's poetry, having published "Lessons from Exile" through Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, Kentucky.|| ||/assets/113145/fullsize/keefer.jpg||Assistant Adjunct Professor||<a href="mailto:email@example.com">Rebecca Ward</a>|
|Christopher||Lund||2156 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.4973|| || ||<a href="mailto:SharonLoftus@nd.edu">Sharon Loftus</a>|
|Christopher||Martin||2112 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.1871|| || || || ||Adjunct Assistant Professor||<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Rebecca Ward</a>|