|Dave||Thornton||2347 Biolchini Hall||574.631.5991||David.Thornton.email@example.com|| || |
- Library Technical Services
|David||Link||574.631.6890||574.631.3980||David.T.Link.firstname.lastname@example.org|| ||Dean David T. Link, a member of the Notre Dame Law School faculty since 1970 and dean from 1975 to 1999, enjoyed the longest tenure among American law-school deans until his promotion to dean emeritus. He earned his B.S. magna cum laude and his J.D. from Notre Dame in 1958 and 1961, respectively. While in law school, he belonged to the staff of the law review, Notre Dame Lawyer, and served as chairman of the annual moot-court competition. Admitted to the bars of Ohio, Illinois and Indiana, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, Dean Link has practiced law with the U.S. Treasury Department (1961-66) and with the Chicago law firm of Winston & Strawn (1966-70).
Dean Link has spoken and written extensively on the topic of professional responsibility for attorneys, and teaches ethics to all first-year law students. He participates in a number of committees designed to encourage a renewed sense of professionalism among attorneys including the ABA Section on Legal Education, Committee on Professionalism (member 1993-97), the Indiana State Ethics Commission (chair 1988-90) and the Society for Values in Higher Education (member since 1980). He is also a noted author in the field of federal taxation.
He has a strong interest in world law and human rights. In addition to his current position as interim director of the University’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, Dean Link chairs the newly created World Law Institute, a not-for-profit organization established to sponsor educational programs in fields of law relating to the global economy, world organizations and the emerging world common law.
He actively participates in a number of University committees including the Academic Council, the Provost’s Advisory Committee, and the Athletic-Affairs, Academic Affairs and Faculty Affairs Committees of the Board of Trustees. His community involvement includes a number of organizations that provide housing including Habitat for Humanity and the Christmas-in-April program, the South Bend Center for the Homeless (of which he is a co-founder), the Friends of the Homeless Advisory Council (chair since 1995) and There Are Children Here (board member since 1994). He has been a member of the Indiana Catholic Conference since 1996.
During his deanship, he served as the founding president and vice chancellor of the University of Notre Dame in Perth, Australia (1990-92); he remains a member of that university’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors. While on leave from Notre Dame Law School in 1999-2001, he served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and founding dean of the law school at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of St. Augustine in South Africa.|| ||/assets/71758/original/link.jpg||<b>Books</b>
Law of Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, with L. Soderquist and J. Scanlan, 3 vols. (Callaghan 1976, 1978).
<i>The Pervasive Method of Teaching Ethics,</i> 39 Journal of Legal Education 485 (1989).
<i>Managing Your Law Office: Improving the Quality of Lawyersâ Services to Clients,</i> 53 New York State Bar Journal 69 (1981).
<i>Taxation of Distributions From Accumulation Trusts: The Impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1976,</i> with M. Wahoske, 52 Notre Dame Lawyer 611 (1977).
<i>Law Office Management and the Computer,</i> 10 Law Office Economics & Management 237 (1969).||The Joseph A. Matson Dean Emeritus<br/>Professor Emeritus of Law|
|David||Pruitt||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627||574.631.4197||David.R.Pruitt.email@example.com|| || ||LAW70109, Business Torts||Adjunct Faculty||<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Rebecca Ward</a>|
|David||Smith||2120 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627|| || ||Associate Adjunct Professor||<a href="mailto:email@example.com">Rebecca Ward</a>|
|Deb||Fox||2351 Biolchini Hall||574.631.6920||Debra.A.Fox.firstname.lastname@example.org|| || |
- Library Technical Services
|Debbie||Sumption||1110 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6749||Debbie.S.Sumption.email@example.com|| || ||Faculty Admin Assistant for Professors:
Fick, Robinson, Legal Writing Adjuncts
Journal of College and University Law
Mayer, Dailey||Faculty Administrative Assistant|
|Debi||McGuigan-Jones||3110 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.5867||Deborah.L.McGuigan.firstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||Faculty Admin Assistant for Professors:
Bauer, Kirsch, Kelly, Kozel, Pojanowski, Snead, Tor and SSRN||Faculty Administrative Assistant|
|Denise||Wager||3100 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com|| || ||Interdisciplinary Senior Coordinator|
|Donald||Kommers||1139 Flanner Hall||574.631.6304||574.631.4197||Donald.P.Kommers.firstname.lastname@example.org||/assets/71756/original/kommers_cv.pdf|
- American Constitutional Law
- Comparative Constitutional Law
- Constitutional Courts Around the World
- Constitutional Law
- Human Rights Law
- Law & Religion
|Kommers is the author of well over 100 major articles and books, including the widely acclaimed work, <i>The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany</i>, the 3rd edition of which was published in 2012 by the Duke University Press and recently reviewed with high praise in the <i>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung</i>. He is also the co-author of a leading course book, <i>American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes</i>, also in its 3rd edition. His next book, <i>Germany’s Constitutional Odyssey,</i> is expected to be published in early 2014. Kommers has lectured widely in dozens of American colleges and universities as well as at selected universities in Germany, Japan, Austria, Chili, Italy, and Croatia. At Notre Dame, he has served as the director of the Law School’s Center for Civil and International Human Rights from 1976 to 1981 and as the editor of <i>The Review of Politics</i> from 1981 to 1992.
He is also the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, among them an honorary doctor of laws degree from Heidelberg University (Germany), an honorary doctorate from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, the Alexander von Humboldt Prize for Senior Scholars, and the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin which offered him a coveted residential fellowship at the American Academy in 2009 where he continued his work on various aspects of German law and politics. He is also the recipient of major fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Max Planck Society, Rockefeller Foundation, German Marshal Fund of the United States, U.S. Fulbright Program, Andrew Mellon Foundation, and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). He has also served as President of the National Conference Group on German Politics and as an advisor to President Carter’s Commission on the Holocaust.
On 8 November 2010, Germany’s Federal President awarded him the Distinguished Service Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his three decades of scholarship on German life and law and for having “remarkably enriched both the American and German legal systems and building a bridge between our two countries as few others have.” More recently, on 26-27 October 2012, the American Academy of Berlin, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Justice, and Berlin’s renowned Institute of Advanced Study cosponsored a symposium in his honor in Berlin. The symposium, which celebrated what was called “his extraordinary body of work in German constitutional scholarship,” was entitled “The Curious Life of the <i>Grundgesetz</i> (Germany’s Constitution) in America.”
Over the years Professor Kommers has taught a wide variety of courses in German and American politics, American and comparative constitutional law, civil liberties legislation, religion and politics, and international human rights law. He earned his B.A. in philosophy and English literature from the Catholic University of America and his advanced degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also studied law. As Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach in the undergraduate constitutional studies program and offers an advanced seminar in comparative constitutional law in the Notre Dame Law School.
<b>About The Robbie Chair</b>
The Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Chair in Government and International Studies, established in 1976, is the gift of Joseph Robbie in memory of his son, Dr. David L. Robbie, a 1966 cum laude graduate of the University who died in 1976. A native of South Dakota, Mr. Robbie practiced law early in his career in his home state before moving to Minneapolis in 1953, where he became active in urban governmental planning. In 1965, he founded the Miami Dolphins franchise of the National Football League and engaged in numerous Dade County, Florida, civic, charitable and political activities. He also served on the Advisory Council for the University’s College of Arts and Letters. Joseph Robbie died in 1990, and his wife Elizabeth died in 1991.|| ||/assets/71757/original/kommers.jpg||LAW73449, Comparative Constitutional Law||<b>Selected Books</b>
American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes, 3rd ed. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009) with John Finn and Gary Jacobsohn.
The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany (Duke University Press, 1997).
The Federal Constitutional Court (American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1994).
Germany and its Basic Law, edited with Paul Kirchoff (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1994).
Human Rights and American Foreign Policy, edited with Gilbert Loescher (University of Notre Dame Press, 1979).
Judicial Politics in West Germany: A Study of the Federal Constitutional Court (Sage Publications, 1976).
The Governments of Germany, with Arnold J. Heidenheimer (Crowell, 1975).
<i>Das Bundesverfassungsgericht: Procedure, Practice and Policy of the German Federal Constitutional Court</i>, 3 JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW 194-211 (with Russell Miller) (2008).
<i>Germany: Balancing Rights and Duties, in Interpreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study</i>, (Jeffrey Goldsworthy ed., 2006): 161-214.
<i>American Courts and Democracy: A Comparative Perspective</i>, in The Judicial Branch (Kermit L. Hall & Kevin T. McGuire eds., 2005) 200-230.
<i>Comparative Constitutional Law: Its Increasing Relevance in Defining the Field of Comparative Constitutional Law</i> (Praeger, 2002): 61-70.
<i>Die freie MeinungsÃ¤uÃerung in der Rechstprechung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts und des Supreme Court: Ein Vergleich in Verfassungswirklichkeit</i> (Springer-Verlag, 2002): 1-30.
<i>The Basic Law: A Fifty-Year Assessment</i>, 53 Southern Methodist University Law Review 447-492 (2000).
<i>Autonomy Versus Accountability: The German Judiciary in Judicial Independence in Comparative Perspective</i> (University of Virginia Press, 2001): 131-154.
<i>The Constitutionalism of Mary Ann Glendon</i>, 73 Notre Dame Law Review 1333-1354 (1998).
<i>Transitional Justice in East Germany</i>, 22 Law and Social Inquiry 829 (1997).
<i>The Constitutional Law of Abortion in Germany: Should Americans Pay Attention?</i>, 10 Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy 1-32 (1994). (This article based on the author's Brendan Brown Lecture delivered in the Law School of The Catholic University of America.)||<a href="http://law.nd.edu/news/36125-constitutional-scholar-donald-kommers-honored-in-germany/">Constitutional Scholar Donald Kommers Honored in Germany</a> December 5, 2012
<a href="http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17474-kommers-receives-high-honor-from-german-government/">Kommers receives high honor from German government</a> – ND Newswire (November 11, 2010)
<a href="http://law.nd.edu/news/13557-human-dignity-and-freedom-rights">What distinguishes Germany’s Basic Law from the United States Constitution?</a> Published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FAZ.NET (May 18, 2009)||Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science and<br/>Concurrent Professor Emeritus of Law||<a href="mailto:email@example.com">Rebecca Ward</a>|
|Douglass||Cassel||2155 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.7895||574.631.4197||Doug.Cassel@nd.edu||http://douglasscassel.com/||http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/cassel_cv.pdf|
- English Legal History
- International Criminal Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International Humanitarian Law
|Professor Cassel is a scholar and practitioner of international human rights, international criminal and international humanitarian law. His scholarly articles in English and Spanish are published in the United States, Latin America and Europe, and he lectures at universities and conferences worldwide. On behalf of retired United States diplomats, and leading experts on international law, he has filed several <i>amicus curiae</i> briefs in the United States Supreme Court, involving the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo, and accountability for human rights violations under the Alien Tort Claims Act. He represents victims of human rights violations in Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela, and appeared as an expert witness, in cases before the Inter-American Commission and Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Professor Cassel has served as Legal Advisor to the United Nations Commission on the Truth for El Salvador; Executive Council member of the American Society of International Law; co-chair of the International Committee of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Chair of the Independent International Panel on Alleged Collusion in Sectarian Killings in Northern Ireland; and consultant to the Department of State, Department of Justice, Ford Foundation, the President of the American Bar Association, and non-governmental human rights organizations. In 2000, 2003 and 2012, he was nominated by the US Government, and elected by the Organization of American States, to four-year terms on the Board of the Justice Studies Center of the Americas, of which he was elected President. He served as President of the Due Process of Law Foundation ("DPLF"), based in Washington, D.C., Form 2000 to 2012, and continues to serve on the Board of DPLF, which promotes judicial reform throughout the hemisphere.
Professor Cassel is also an award-winning commentator. Until 2012 his regular commentaries on human rights were broadcast on Chicago Public Radio and published in the <i>Chicago Daily Law Bulletin</i>. His commentaries have also appeared in the <i>Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Christian Century,</i> and other publications.
Professor Cassel earned a B.A. cum laude from Yale in 1969 and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1972. After serving for three years as a Lieutenant in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, he practiced law for 16 years as staff counsel and later General Counsel of Business and Professional People for the Public Interest in Chicago, where he handled test cases and class actions involving civil rights, civil liberties, consumer and environmental law.
After visiting at Notre Dame in 2002, Professor Cassel joined the faculty in 2005, and served as director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights form 2005-2012. He previously directed human rights centers at DePaul College of Law and Northwestern University School of Law.
His current research interests include the human rights responsibilities of transnational corporations, international law options for combating terrorism, strengthening of international human rights institutions, and the history of human rights.|| ||/assets/71620/original/cassel.jpg||LAW70409, Accountability for Gross Violations Human Rights
LAW70411, International Criminal Justice, Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
LAW70421, Regional Protection of Human Rights Seminar
LAW70443, Transnational Corporations & Human Rights
LAW88700, LLM Thesis
LAW88701, Human Rights Honors Paper
Universal Protection of Human Rights
Public International Law
In Notre Dame London Summer Programme:
Public International Law
English Legal History||(For full list see Prof. Cassel's CV)
<i>El Sistema Internacional de Protección de los Derechos Humanos y el Desafío de Washington</i>, in A REALIZAÇÃO E A PROTEÇÃO INTERNACIONAL DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS FUNDAMENTAIS: DESAFIOS DO SÉCULO XXI (INTERNATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION AND PROTECTION OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS: CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY) (N. Baez and D. Cassel, eds.) (Editora Unoesc 2011), pp. 83-108.
<i>El Alcance e Impacto Cada Vez Mayores de las Reparaciones Ordenadas por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos</i>, in LA JUSTICIA CONSTITUCIONAL Y SU INTERNACIONALIZACIÓN. ¿HACIA UN IUS CONSTITUTIONALE COMMUNE EN AMÉRICA LATINA?, Tomo II, pp. 215-47, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Autónoma de México, eds., (2010).
<i>International Human Rights Law and Security Detention</i>, 40 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 383 (2009).
<i>Empresas Multinacionales y Complicidad en Violaciones de los Derechos Humanos: ConfusiÃ³n Judicial Estadounidense</i>, en la revista DERECHO PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÃLICA DEL PERÃ (2009) (updated version in Spanish of Corporate Aiding and Abetting of Human Rights Violations: Confusion in the Courts, 6 NW. U. J. INTâL HUM. RTS. 304 (2008)).
<i>Honduras: Coup dâÃ©tat in Constitutional Clothing?</i>, ASIL INSIGHT, American Society of International Law, July 29, 2009. Spanish language version: Honduras: Â¿Golpe de Estado en Vestido Constitucional?
<i>International Human Rights Law and Security Detention</i>, 40 CASE WESTERN RESERVE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 383-401 (2009).
<i>Pretrial and Preventive Detention of Suspected Terrorists: Options and Constraints under International Law</i>, 98 JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY 811-52 (2008) (published by Northwestern University School of Law).
<i>Corporate Aiding and Abetting of Human Rights Violations: Confusion in the Courts</i>, 6 NORTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS 304-26 (2008).
<i>Transnational Corporate Accountability and the Rule of Law</i> (co-authored with Sean OâBrien), in Oliver Williams, ed., PEACE THROUGH COMMERCE (2008), pp. 77-95.
<i>Liberty, Judicial Review and the Rule of Law at Guantanamo: A Battle Half Won</i>, 43 NEW ENGLAND LAW REVIEW 37-59 (2008).
<i>La Justicia Frente a los Actos Terroristas</i>, in J. Arjona and C. Hardaga, eds., TERRORISMO Y DERECHOS HUMANOS 95-106 (Universidad Iberoamericana, MÃ©xico) (2008).
<i>Los Juicios Militares en Estados Unidos a la Luz del Derecho Comparado</i>, in PANORAMA INTERNACIONAL SOBRE JUSTICIA PENAL: PROCESO PENAL Y JUSTICIA PENAL INTERNACIONAL, Instituto de Investigaciones JurÃdicas, Universidad Nacional AutÃ³noma de MÃ©xico, 2007, pp. 17-23.
<i>Las Mejores PrÃ¡cticas para el Procesamiento Judicial de las Violaciones de Derechos Humanos</i>, in LOS CAMINOS DE LA JUSTICIA PENAL Y LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS 167-74, Instituto de Democracia y Derechos Humanos, Pontificia Universidad CatÃ³lica del PerÃº, 2007.
<i>La responsabilidad penal de los superiores por los crÃmenes de guerra cometidos por sus subordinados: omisiÃ³n y negligencia</i>, LA ADECUACION DEL DERECHO PENAL NACIONAL A LOS TRATADOS DE DERECHO INTERNACIONAL HUMANITARIO, Memoria, Ciudad de MÃ©xico, ReuniÃ³n Regional, 7 al 8 de diciembre de 2004, pp. 146-52 (International Committee of the Red Cross, 2007).
<i>The Inter-American Court of Human Rights</i>, in VICTIMS UNSILENCED: THE INTER-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA, Due Process of Law Foundation (2007), pp. 151-66.
<i>Human Rights and Human Responsibilities</i>, in FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES (S. Parmentier and H. Werdmolder, eds.), Intersentia (forthcoming 2008).
<i>Defending Human Rights in the âWarâ Against Terror</i>, 4 REGENT JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 223 (2006).
<i>Equal Labor Rights for Undocumented Migrant Workers</i>, in HUMAN RIGHTS AND REFUGEES, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS AND MIGRANT WORKERS: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF JOAN FITZPATRICK AND ARTHUR HELTON, Anne Bayefsky ed. (Martinus Nijhoff 2006), pp. 477-516.
<i>The Expanding Scope and Impact of Reparations Awarded by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights</i>, in OUT OF THE ASHES: REPARATIONS FOR GROSS VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, K. De Feyter, S. Parmentier, M. Bossuyt and P. Lemmens eds. (Intersentia 2005), pp. 191-223.
<i>The Globalization of Human Rights: Consciousness, Law and Reality</i>, 2 NORTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS 6 (2004).
<i>Does International Human Rights Law Make a Difference?</i>, 2 CHICAGO JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 121-35 (2001).||<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-guatemala-dictator-20130522,0,4987688.story">Guatemala full of questions after genocide conviction annulled</a> - (Quotes: Douglass Cassel) LA Times, May 21, 2013
<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/supreme-court-decide-somalian-official-living-us-sued/story?id=10000671&page=1">Can Ex-Somali Official Living in U.S. Be Sued for Torture?</a> – ABC News – March 3, 2010
<a href="http://mobile.chicagotribune.com/inf/infomo?view=opinion+article&feed:a=chi_trib_10min&feed:c=opinion&feed:i=49994052&nopaging=1">Return democracy to Honduras</a> (by: Doug Cassel) Chicago Tribune, October 22, 2009
<a href="https://law.nd.edu/news/13668-prof-cassel-participates-in-a-briefing-to-the-u-s-congress/">Prof. Cassel participates in a briefing to the U.S. Congress</a> – October 21, 2009
<a href="https://law.nd.edu/features/featured-stories/nd-law-faculty-staff-conduct-human-rights-assessment-in-guatemala">Featured on NDLS Home Page – ND Law faculty, staff conduct human rights assessment in Guatemala</a> – July 20, 2009
<a href="https://law.nd.edu/features/featured-faculty/featured-faculty-doug-cassel">Featured Faculty on NDLS Home Page: Doug Cassel</a> – March 10, 2008
<a href="http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/9306">ND human rights scholar says Musharraf should resign</a> – ND Newswire, February 26, 2008||Notre Dame Presidential Fellow<br/>Professor of Law||<a href="mailto:SharonLoftus@nd.edu">Sharon Loftus</a>|