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ChristineCervenak4135 Jenkins Nanovic
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Affiliated Faculty
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 RuszkowskiCCERVENA
ChristineHolst1156 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
 Christine Holst joined Notre Dame Law School as Assistant Director of Career Development in 2015. Prior to joining the Career Development Office, Holst worked for five years as an attorney at Barnes and Thornburg in its Grand Rapids, Mich., 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. Holst graduated from University of Illinois College of Law in 2010 and received her B.A. in Political Science from Calvin College in Grand Rapids in 2007. 
  • Career Development Office
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ChristineVenter2191 Eck Hall of Law574.631.5216cventer@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Full Time Faculty
  • 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 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. 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.
  • Gender Issues in International Law
  • Human Rights in Africa
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Moot Court
  • Islamic Law: Gender & Class
  • Legal Writing
 /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
ChristopherKeefer1100 Eck Hall of  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. 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, 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, Keefer enjoys writing children's poetry, having published "Lessons from Exile" through Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, Ky.  /assets/113145/fullsize/keefer.jpgAssistant Adjunct ProfessorCKEEFER
ChristopherMartin2112 Eck Hall of Law574.631.1871    Adjunct Assistant ProfessorRebecca Ward 
ChristopherO'Byrne2309 Biolchini
  • Faculty
  • Library
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, O'Byrne completed a residency at Washington University in St. Louis as a Law Library Fellow. O'Byrne 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. At Notre Dame, he has supervised multiple library internships for graduate and undergraduate students from Indiana and other states. As Chair of the library’s communications team, O’Byrne is the lead coordinator for the library’s electronic bulletin board, social media, and other patron oriented promotional initiatives. A member of multiple academic honor societies, he is also the former editor of the “AALL Excellence in Marketing” award winning Law Library News and a recipient of the FCIL “Spirit of the FCIL-SIS Award.” O'Byrne 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 and has served as a faculty supervisor for law students’ summer externships and directed readings for a wide range of placements and topics.
  • Legal Research
 /assets/246616/fullsize/obyrne_profile_pic_2017_cropped.pngLAW60703, Legal Research LAW70210, Advanced Legal Research: State, County & MunicipalArticles Christopher S. O’Byrne, Respondent, Member to Member: If Money Were No Object, What Are Two Features You Would Seek in Your New/Remodeled Dream Library, 13 AALL Spectrum 39 (May 2009). 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). Law Library Newsletter Off the Shelf (death-match edition): Bloomberg Law v. Lexis Nexis v. WestlawNext, 4.4 Law Lib. News 3 (January – February 2013). Distraught Over These Departures or the End of Break?, 3.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 1 (March - April 2012). ROC National Diners Guide 2012: A New Way to Decide Where to Eat Off Campus, 3.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 9 (Jan. - Feb. 2012). Off the Shelf: Catching Up on Legal News with JURIST and U.S. Law Week, 3.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 9 (Jan. - Feb. 2012). NDSurplus: File Cabinets, and Furniture, and Electronics! Oh My!, 3.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 9 (Jan. - Feb. 2012). Did Wikipedia's Blackout Leave You in the Dark?, 3.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 9 (Jan. - Feb. 2012). Off the Shelf: Dodd-Frank Act Resources, 3.4 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Nov. - Dec. 2011). Popular Magazines Now Available in the Reading Room!, 3.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Sept. - Oct. 2011). Off the -Shelf- Shelves: A Review of Past Columns!, 3.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (May - June 2011). Summer Research Assistance!, 3.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (May - June 2011). It Came From -Outer Space- OLRC!, 2.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (Mar. - Apr. 2011). Judicial Trivia: Judge Richard A. Posner on the Bluebook, 2.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 7 (Mar. - Apr. 2011). Don't Have Time to Read Fr. Hesburgh's Autobiography? See the DVD!, 2.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (Jan. - Feb. 2011). Don't Have Time to Read The Nine? Check Out the Audiobook!, 2.4 LAW LIB. NEWS 6 (Nov. - Dec. 2010). Finding Study Aids and Making Outlines, 2.4 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (Nov. - Dec. 2010). Planning on Practicing in New York?, 2.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Sept. - Oct. 2010). Have Visitors or Would-be Visitors?, 2.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (Sept. - Oct. 2010). Is Fear of © Infringement Preventing You from Using Film Clips in Class?, 2.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (Sept. - Oct. 2010). (Heart)Breaking News: 19th ed. of Bluebook Now Available, 2.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 8 (July - Aug. 2010). Research Assistant Resource Recap, 2.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (July - Aug. 2010). Off the Shelf: Top Clerkship Research Resources, 2.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (July - Aug. 2010). Off the Shelf: C-SPAN Video Library, 2.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 6 (May - June 2010). Proximity Searching on HeinOnline, 1.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 3 (Mar. - Apr. 2010). Off the Shelf: Develop Awareness of Current Legal Issues with United States Law Week, 1.6 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (Mar. - Apr. 2010). From Google Scholar to Google SLOJ!, 1.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 3 (Jan. - Feb. 2010). Off the Shelf: Catching up on Legal News with JURIST (and Other Resources)!, 1.5 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (Jan. - Feb. 2010). Off the Shelf: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, 1.4 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Nov. - Dec. 2009). Off the Shelf: Encyclopedic Alternatives to Wikipedia, 1.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (Sept. - Oct. 2009). Movies Available for Free 3-Day Checkout!, 1.3 LAW LIB. NEWS 5 (Sept. - Oct. 2009). Resources for Research Assistants, 1.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (July - Aug. 2009). Off the Shelf: Supreme Court Nomination and Confirmation Resources, 1.2 LAW LIB. NEWS 7 (July - Aug. 2009). Cost-Awareness, No-Cost, and Low-Cost Legal Research, 1.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 4 (May - June 2009). Off the Shelf: Introducing LexisNexis Congressional, the Sure Cure for Microfiche Melancholia!, 1.1 LAW LIB. NEWS 7 (May - June 2009).Research LibrarianCOBYRNE
ChristopherRadabaugh1188 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  • Library Information Technology
AV Assistant 
ClintBrown1188 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  • Library Information Technology
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ColinReilly1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
After graduating from Notre Dame Law School, Colin Reilly joined Jones Obenchain, LLP in 1998. Four and a half years later, Reilly became a partner. He represents individuals and business in contract disputes, employment matters, tort claims, and insurance-coverage disputes. Reilly serves as the co-chair of the American Citizenship Committee. As co-chair, he attends naturalization ceremonies in federal court. He welcomes new citizens, describes the rights and responsibility of citizenship, and presents each with a “Canons of American Citizenship” scroll. Reilly attended Rutgers University where he earned his undergraduate degree and a varsity letter as a member of the heavyweight men’s crew. After graduating from Rutgers, Reilly moved to South Bend, Ind., so he could attend NDLS. During his time at Notre Dame, he worked at the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic, volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and won the American Bar Association Negotiation Award. He served for many years as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County and for Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka. Now he serves as a representative on the Indiana State High School Hockey Association. Because of his professional accomplishments and volunteer work, the Tribune Business Weekly recognized Reilly as a “Rising Star” in the local business community. He was later selected for inclusion in the inaugural Michiana Forty under 40 class. Since 2011, Reilly has put his litigation experience to good use by training a new generation of lawyers.  Adjunct ProfessorCREILLY5
DamonLeichty1190 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
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