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ChristineCervenak2157 Eck Hall of Law574.631.8376ccervena@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • 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 &amp; Human Dev in PracticeC. 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="">Jody Klontz</a>
ChristineVenter2191 Eck Hall of Law574.631.5216cventer@nd.edu
  • 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/71733/original/venter.jpgLAW60705, Legal Writing I LAW60707, Legal Writing II LAW73320, <a href="">Gender Issues in International Law</a> LAW75745, International Moot Court Advocacy<b>Articles</b> <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 ‘Scaffold’ Students’ 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) <b>Books</b> 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="">Debbie Sumption</a>
ChristopherKeefer1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
 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.jpgAssistant Adjunct Professor<a href="">Rebecca Ward</a>
ChristopherMartin2112 Eck Hall of Law574.631.1871    Adjunct Assistant Professor<a href="">Rebecca Ward</a>
ChristopherO'Byrne2309 Biolchini
  • Faculty
  • Library
  • Legal Research
Christopher S. O’Byrne joined the faculty of the Kresge Law Library as a research librarian in 2006. He earned his B.A. in Classics from Reed College, an M.A. in Teaching, Latin and Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts, a J.D. from the University of Washington, and he completed his M.L.I.S. with a Certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington in 2006. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, Chris completed a residency at Washington University in St. Louis as a Law Library Fellow. Chris has also worked in the Reference, Technical Services, and Circulation departments of the Seattle University Law Library and the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington. Chris is a member of three American Association of Law Libraries Special Interest Sections: Academic Law Libraries, Foreign Comparative and International Law, and Legal History and Rare Books. His professional interests include copyright, disability law, and Roman law. However, he is eager to work with Law School faculty and students in any area of legal, or non-legal, research. /assets/71767/original/obyrne.jpgLAW60703, Legal Research<b>Articles</b> Book Review, 14.3 LH&RB Newsl. 26 (2008) (Marcus Aurelius, "_The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius_": (James Moore & Michael Silverthorne eds., Francis Hutcheson & James Moor trans., Liberty Fund 2008) (1742)). "_Introducing Law Students to Nonlegal Databases,_": 17 Trends L. Libr. Mgmt. & Tech. 27 (2007). <br/> <b>Law Library Newsletter</b> <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MarchApril2012.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Distraught Over These Departures or the End of Break?</i>,</a> 3.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 1 (March -€“ April 2012). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JanuaryFebruary2012.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>ROC National Diners’ Guide 2012: A New Way to Decide Where to Eat Off Campus</i>,</a> 3.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 9 (Jan. -€“ Feb. 2012). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JanuaryFebruary2012off-shelf.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Catching Up on Legal News with JURIST and U.S. Law Week</i>,</a> 3.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 9 (Jan. -€“ Feb. 2012). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JanuaryFebruary2012ndsurplus.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>NDSurplus: File Cabinets, and Furniture, and Electronics! Oh My!</i>,</a> 3.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 9 (Jan. -€“ Feb. 2012). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JanuaryFebruary2012wikipedia.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Did Wikipedia’s Blackout Leave You in the Dark?</i>,</a> 3.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 9 (Jan. -€“ Feb. 2012). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/nov-dec2011.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Dodd-Frank Act Resources</i>,</a> 3.4 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Nov. -€“ Dec. 2011). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/SeptemberOctober2011.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Popular Magazines Now Available in the Reading Room!</i>,</a> 3.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Sept. -€“ Oct. 2011). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MayJune2011.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the -Shelf- Shelves: A Review of Past Columns!</i>,</a> 3.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (May -€“ June 2011). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MayJune2011.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Summer Research Assistance!</i>,</a> 3.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (May -€“ June 2011). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MarchApril2011.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>It Came From -Outer Space- OLRC!</i>,</a> 2.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (Mar. -€“ Apr. 2011). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MarchApril2011.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Judicial Trivia: Judge Richard A. Posner on the Bluebook</i>,</a> 2.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 7 (Mar. -€“ Apr. 2011). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JanuaryFebruary2011.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Don’t Have Time to Read Fr. Hesburgh’s Autobiography? See the DVD!</i>,</a> 2.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (Jan. -€“ Feb. 2011). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/NovemberDecember2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Don’t Have Time to Read The Nine? Check Out the Audiobook!</i>,</a> 2.4 LAW LIB. NEWS 6 (Nov. -€“ Dec. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/NovemberDecember2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Finding Study Aids and Making Outlines</i>,</a> 2.4 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (Nov. -€“ Dec. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/SeptemberOctober2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Planning on Practicing in New York?</i>,</a> 2.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Sept. -€“ Oct. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/SeptemberOctober2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Have Visitors or Would-be Visitors?</i>,</a> 2.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (Sept. -€“ Oct. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/SeptemberOctober2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Is Fear of © Infringement Preventing You from Using Film Clips in Class?</i>,</a> 2.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (Sept. -€“ Oct. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JulyAugust2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>(Heart)Breaking News: 19th ed. of Bluebook Now Available</i>,</a> 2.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (July -€“ Aug. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JulyAugust2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Research Assistant Resource Recap</i>,</a> 2.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (July -€“ Aug. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JulyAugust2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Top Clerkship Research Resources</i>,</a> 2.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (July -€“ Aug. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MayJune2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: C-SPAN Video Library</i>,</a> 2.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 6 (May -€“ June 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MarchApril2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Proximity Searching on HeinOnline</i>,</a> 1.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 3 (Mar. - Apr. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MarchApril2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Develop Awareness of Current Legal Issues with United States Law Week</i>,</a> 1.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (Mar. -€“ Apr. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JanuaryFebruary2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>From Google Scholar to Google SLOJ!</i>,</a> 1.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 3 (Jan. -€“ Feb. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JanuaryFebruary2010.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Catching up on Legal News with JURIST (and Other Resources)!</i>,</a> 1.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (Jan. - Feb. 2010). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/NovemberDecember2009.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports</i>,</a> 1.4 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Nov. -€“ Dec. 2009). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/SeptemberOctober2009.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Encyclopedic Alternatives to Wikipedia</i>,</a> 1.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (Sept. -€“ Oct. 2009). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/SeptemberOctober2009.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Movies Available for Free 3-Day Checkout!</i>,</a> 1.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Sept. -€“ Oct. 2009). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JulyAugust2009.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Resources for Research Assistants</i>,</a> 1.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (July - Aug. 2009). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/JulyAugust2009.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Supreme Court Nomination and Confirmation Resources</i>,</a> 1.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 7 (July -€“ Aug. 2009). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MayJune2009.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Cost-Awareness, No-Cost, and Low-Cost Legal Research</i>,</a> 1.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (May -€“ June 2009). <a href="" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackPageview('/downloads/librarynewsletter/MayJune2009.newsletter/obyrne'); "><i>Off the Shelf: Introducing LexisNexis Congressional, the Sure Cure for Microfiche Melancholia!</i>,</a> 1.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 7 (May -€“ June 2009). Research Librarian
ChristopherRadabaugh1188 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  • Library Information Technology
AV Assistant
ClintBrown1188 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  • Library Information Technology
Network Manager
ColinReilly1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
  Adjunct Assistant Professor<a href="">Rebecca Ward</a>
ColleenBaker3101 Eck Hall of Law574.631.2306574.631.8078cbaker5@nd.edu  
  • Banking
  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Derivatives
Colleen Baker joined the law school faculty in 2010 and holds a concurrent appointment as an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Mendoza College of Business. She is also a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Professor Baker teaches and researches in the areas of banking and financial institutions law, corporate bankruptcy, over-the-counter derivatives, negotiations, and business ethics. Her work has been published in the <i>Notre Dame Law Review,</i> the <i>Arizona Law Review,</i> the <i>Michigan Journal of Law Reform,</i> the <i>Harvard Business Law Review Online,</i> and the <i>Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog.</i> Professor Baker received a PhD in Legal Studies and Business Ethics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD/MBA from the University of Virginia. In 2008, she was a Reuschlein Teaching Fellow at Villanova University School of Law. Professor Baker practiced in the areas of financial derivatives, securities, and banking with Allen &amp; Overy in New York, NY. She also worked for Morgan Stanley in New York, NY and in Hong Kong. She earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame. /assets/71512/original/baker.jpg<a href="/student-life/for-current-students/course-web-sites/banking-and-financial-institutions-law-70114---baker">LAW 70114 – Banking Law</a> (ND Only) LAW 70115 – Corporate Bankruptcy LAW 70727 – Negotiations<a href=""><i>Evaluating Dodd-Frank and International Approaches to Clearinghouses, Central Banks, and Swap Lines</i></a> (Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog) <i>The Federal Reserve’s Use of International Swap Lines,</i> 55 Ariz. L. Rev. 603–654 (2013). <i>The Federal Reserve's Supporting Role Behind Dodd-Frank's Clearinghouse Reforms</i>, 3 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. Online 177 (2013). <i>The Federal Reserve As Last Resort,</i> 46 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 69 (2012). <i>Sovereign Wealth Funds, in Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice</i> (John R. Boatright, ed.) (John Wiley &amp; Sons, Inc. 2010). <i>Regulating the Invisible: The Case of Over-the-Counter Derivatives,</i> 85 N.D. L. Rev. 1287 (2010). <i>The Impact of Dirty Money on Global Capitalism</i>, Thomas W. Dunfee and Colleen Baker, Business Ethics Quarterly, Volume 17, Issue 4 (2007) <i>The Fate of Human Capital Contracts in Bankruptcy </i>in O’Halloran, Palacios Lleras, Halliday, and Bruner (eds.), An Executive Briefing on Financing Human Capital (Charlottesville, VA: Batten Institute, 2004)Associate Professor of Law<a href="">LuAnn Nate</a>
  • Faculty
  • Emeriti
  • Environmental Law
Conrad L. Kellenberg has been a member of the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School since 1955, becoming a full professor in 1967, and serving as director of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program from 1965 through 1967. His teaching experience includes visiting professorships at the University of East Africa (1964-65) and the University of London (1968-70). He earned his A.B. from St. John’s University in 1949 and his J.D. from Columbia University in 1952; he also studied as a graduate fellow at Yale University (1958-59). Admitted to the New York Bar in 1952, Professor Kellenberg served as a legal officer in the U.S. Air Force and engaged in private law practice in New York City from 1953 to 1955. Professor Kellenberg taught in the areas of environmental, energy, minerals, water, agricultural, land-use, public-lands, and housing and community development law. He has been a member of the International Third World Legal Studies Association since 1965. <b>Monographs</b> The Establishment of a University-Sponsored Neighborhood Legal Office Program in a Medium-Sized City (1967). Discrimination in the Sale, Rental and Financing of Private Housing in South Bend and Mishawaka (1963). Professor Emeritus of Law<a href="">Rebecca Ward</a>