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CatherineBehan1335 Biolchini Hall of Law574.631.0467cbehan@nd.edu
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  • Communications Office
Director, Marketing Communications
CathiKennedy1110 Eck Hall of Law
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  • Administrative Support
Administrative Assistant for the Master of Science in Patent Law 
CathyKustner3110 Eck Hall of Law574.631.9301
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  • Administrative Support
JD Externship and LRAP Coordinator 
CathyRoemer1104 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6241574.631.3980M.Catherine.Roemer.8@nd.edu
  • Staff
  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.
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  • Deans
/assets/73746/original/roemer.jpgAssistant Dean for Law School Administration 
CharlesRice  
  • Constitutional Law
  • Natural Law Theory
Charles E. Rice was Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame law School. His areas of specialization were constitutional law and jurisprudence. He taught “Morality and the Law” 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 was 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 was a faculty advisor and assistant coach of the Notre Dame Boxing Club. Professor Rice passed away on February 25, 2015. /assets/71763/original/rice.jpgLAW70843, Morality and the LawBooks 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). Articles Professor Rice has written numerous articles on a variety of subjects, including: Rights and the Need for Objective Moral Limits, 3 Ave Maria L. Rev. 259 (2005). Contraception as a Mask of Personhood, Univ. of St. Thomas L.J. 713 (2003). Abortion, Euthanasia and the Need to Build a New "Culture of Life," 12 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 497 (1998). Edward J. Murphy: A Professor For All Seasons,with David T. Link, P.V. Neimeyer, C. Roth, R.E. Spiedel and T.D. Yannucci, 71 Notre Dame Law Review 557 (1996). In Memoriam: The Honorable J. Daniel Mahoney, 72 Notre Dame Law Review 1219 (1996). The Legality and Morality of Using Deadly Force to Protect Unborn Children from Abortionists, 5 Regent University Law Review 83 (1995). Some Reasons for a Restoration of Natural Law Jurisprudence, 24 Wake Forest Law Review 539 (1989). Issues Raised by the Abortion Rescue Movement, 23 Suffolk University Law Review 15 (1989). Withdrawing Jurisdiction from Federal Courts, 7 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 13 (1984). Congress and the Supreme Court Jurisdiction, 27 Villanova Law Review 959 (1982). Conscientious Objection to Public Education: The Grievance and the Remedies, 1978 Brigham Young University Law Review 847. Appellate Briefs Professor Rice has authored numerous briefs in the United States Supreme Court and other courts on constitutional issues. Other Items *Professor Edward J. Murphy,* Notre Dame Lawyer 9 (1994-95).Professor Emeritus of Law 
CharlesWilliams2104 Eck Hall of Law574.631.8861cwilli19@nd.edu
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  • Administrators
Dean’s Executive Administrator 
ChristinaLeblang2159 Eck Hall of Law574.631.3495
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  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
Project Manager, Catholic Social Thought and International Human Rights Law 
ChristineCervenak2157 Eck Hall of Law574.631.8376ccervena@nd.eduhttp://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/cervenak_cv.pdf
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  • Staff
  • Concurrent
 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.
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
/assets/73747/original/chriscervenak.jpgLAW73430, Law & Human Dev in PracticeC. Cervenak, “Learning from the Dark Side: A Cautionary Tale of the U.S. War on Terror,” in Spanish (“Lecciones de El Lado Tenebroso: 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, “Access to Information in Chile at a Crossroads: Protecting Secrecy or Promoting Transparency,” 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, Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners’Guide (USAID, 1998: Washington, DC). C. Cervenak, D. Fairman, and E. McClintock, “Leaping the Bar: Overcoming the Legal Opposition to ADR in the Developing World,” in Dispute Resolution Magazine, Spring 1998. C. Cervenak, Learning on the Job: Organizational Interaction in El Salvador, 1991-1995 (Conflict Management Group Working Paper, 1997: Cambridge, MA). C. Cervenak, “Lessons of the Past: Experiences in Peace Operations” and “Contracting and Privatization in Peace Operations,” 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, Forming and Training Constabulary Forces: Papers in Support of the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces (Institute for Defense Analysis, 1995: Alexandria, VA), IDA Paper P-3089. C. Cervenak, “Promoting Inequality: Gender-Based Discrimination in UNRWA´s Approach to Palestine Refugee Status,” 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 Women´s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, a West Bank Palestinian NGO. Associate Director, Center for Civil and Human RightsJody KlontzCCERVENA
ChristineHolst1156 Eck Hall of Law574.631.7444cholst@nd.edu
  • Staff
  Christine Holst joined Notre Dame Law School as Assistant Director of Career Development in 2015. Prior to joining the Career Development Office, Christine worked for five years as an attorney at Barnes and Thornburg in its Grand Rapids, MI office where she was a member of the Labor and Employment Department. Her practice focused on management representation in traditional labor law, defense of employment discrimination claims, and general counseling on labor and employment issues. Christine graduated from University of Illinois College of Law in 2010 and received her B.A. in Political Science from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in 2007.
  • Career Development Office
/assets/173533/fullsize/christine_holst.jpgAssistant Directorcholst
ChristineVenter2191 Eck Hall of Law574.631.5216cventer@nd.eduhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=902975http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/venter_cv.pdf
  • Faculty
  • Legal Writing
  • 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. /assets/165461/320x/venter5.10.15.jpgLAW60705, Legal Writing I LAW60707, Legal Writing II LAW73320, Gender Issues in International Law LAW75745, International Moot Court AdvocacyArticles Eliminating Fear through recreating Community: The Role of the Gacaca Courts in Rwanda, 13 Texas Wesleyan L.R 577 (2007) Analyze This: Using Taxonomies to ‘Scaffold’ Students’ Legal Thinking and Writing Skills, 57 Mercer L. Rev. 631 (2006) The New South African Constitution: Facing the Challenges of Women's Rights and Cultural Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa, 21 J. Legis., 8 (1995) Community, Culture and Tradition: Maintaining Male Dominance in Conservative Institutions, 12 J. LAW AND RELIGION 61, (1996). Teaching Personal Responsibility, An Alternative approach to teaching Legal Ethics, 58 DUKE J. OF LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY 287 (1995) Is there a Valid Role for Customary Law in post apartheid South Africa? Occasional Paper, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School (1992) Books FORGING A NEW AFRICAN JURISPRUDENCE: RULES OF RECOGNITION, CUSTOMARY LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (Book manuscript under submission).Director, Legal Writing ProgramDebbie SumptionCVENTER