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GretaFriedman1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  Intensive Trial AdAdjunct Professorgfriedma
HeidiBaguer1150 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  Heidi Baguer joined Notre Dame Law School as an administrative assistant for the Career Development Office in August of 2016. Since moving to Indiana in 2010, she has worked for 3 local churches simultaneously within the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana as their operations manager. Prior to that, she was a regional director of operations for an IT consulting firm based out of Chicago. Her region included the New Jersey, New York, and Boston areas. Baguer and her husband, Chris, have two children. Their son, Cris Baguer, is a Knob (freshman) at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Their daughter, Emma, is a junior at Saint Joe High School. Chris Baguer is a regional director in the Development Office at Notre Dame. She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Administrative Support
  • Career Development Office
/assets/214962/fullsize/img_3437_1resizeweb.jpgAdministrative Assistant
J.SmithburnEric2188 Eck Hall of Law574.631.5865574.631.4197John.E.Smithburn.1@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Emeriti
  • Appellate Review
  • Children's Rights
  • Collection of Child-Payments
  • Comparative Family Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Judicial Process
  • Juvenile Law
J. Eric Smithburn has been a member of the Notre Dame Law School faculty since 1978, first as a visiting assistant professor of law (1978-79), then as an associate professor of law (1979-82), achieving the rank of professor in 1982. Professor Smithburn directed the Law School’s summer program in London from 1984 – 2000. He earned his B.A., M.A. and J.D. degrees from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1966, 1970 and 1973, respectively. A member of the Indiana Bar since 1974, he engaged in private practice in Plymouth, Indiana (1974-76), served as judge in Marshall County, Indiana (1976-78), and was an adjunct assistant professor at Indiana University (Bloomington) (1974). Professor Smithburn’s areas of academic interest include evidence, family law, juvenile law and appellate review. He is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars (since 1986), the International Society of Family Law (since 2001), the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association (since 1987), the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (since 1989), the Selden Society (since 1992) and the American Law Institute (2003). He also serves as a faculty member of the Indiana Judicial College (since 1976), the National Judicial College (since 1978), the National College of Juvenile & Family Justice (since 1979), the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (since 1979) and the National Association of Counsel for Children (since 1996). In 2001, Professor Smithburn was appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court as a Senior Judge, to serve by designation as a state trial court judge. /assets/71705/original/smithburn.jpgLAW70201, Evidence LAW70501, Juvenile Law LAW70503, Family Law LAW73312, Appellate Review of Trial Court DecisionsBooks Family Law: Children in Need of Services, with Ann-Carol Nash (West Indiana Practice Series 2010). Appellate Review Of Trial Court Decisions (Carolina Academic Press 2009). Judicial Discretion - A Text (National Judicial College 2006). Indiana Family Law, vols. 14, 15, and 15 A with Ann-Carol Nash (Thomson/West 1991, 2006). Cases and Materials in Juvenile Law (LexisNexis 2002). Instructor's Manual For Cases and Materials in Juvenile Law (LexisNexis 2002). Family Law: Problems and Documents (Aspen 1997). Instructor's Manual For Family Law: Problems and Documents (Aspen 1997). Indiana Family Law, vols. 14, 15 and 15A (West Publishing Co. 1991, 2002). Judicial Discretion: Successor Edition (National Judicial College 1991). Judicial Discretion (National Judicial College 1980). Ed., Lizzie Borden: A Case Book of Family and Crime in the 1890s, (with J. Williams and M.J. Peterson eds. (T.I.S. Publications 1980). Criminal Trial Advocacy, with James H. Seckinger (National Institute for Trial Advocacy 1983; 2d ed. 1985). Advanced Criminal Law Practice: Cases and Materials, with E. Gaffney (Notre Dame Law School 1981). Book Segments Pocket Supplements to Indiana Family Law, vols. 14-15 (Thomson-West) published annually since 1994. Articles The Trial Court's Gatekeeper Role Under Frye, Daubert and Kumho: A Special Look at Children's Cases, 4 Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy 3-34 (2004) Removing Nonconforming Child Support Payments from the Shadow of the Rule Against Retroactive Modification: A Proposal for Judicial Discretion, 28 Journal of Family Law 43 (1989). Visual Evidence, with James H. Seckinger, in Litigation, vol. 9, no. 2 33 (Winter 1983). Effective Assistance of Counsel: In Quest of a Uniform Standard of Review, with T. Springmann, 17 Wake Forest Law Review 497 (1981). Perceived Perjury as a Factor in Criminal Sentencing, 23 Res Gestae 424 (1979). Perceived Perjury: A Proper Consideration for the Sentencing Judge? Court Review Journal of American Judges Association, vol. 17, no. 3 20 (1979). Sentencing in Indiana: Appellate Review of the Trial Court's Discretion, 12 Valparaiso University Law Review 219 (1978). Statutory Drafts Professor Smithburn served as a member of the Indiana Supreme Court Evidence Committee, which wrote the Indiana Rules of Evidence. The rules were adopted by Indiana Supreme Court, becoming law on January 1, 1994. Reports Professor Smithburn served as a member of the Indiana Supreme Court's Court Improvement Project Committee, which conducted a comprehensive study of Indiana's child-welfare system and prepared a 145-page report for courts, special advocates and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Book Reviews 28 UCLA Law Review 1120 (1981) (reviewing J. Nolan, Trial Practice: Cases and Materials (1981)). 1980 Arizona State Law Journal 237 (1980) (reviewing G. Bellow and B. Moulton, The Lawyering Process: Materials for Clinical Instruction in Advocacy (1978)). Professor Smithburn has also published several other articles and monographs in the areas of the judicial process, trial advocacy and practice, evidence, and family law, and has written numerous appellate briefs.Professor Emeritus of LawJSMITHBU
JacobBaska1329C Biolchini
  • Staff
  Jake Baska joined the Law School as director of admissions in 2014. He graduated from Notre Dame in 2004 with a B.A. in history and a minor in anthropology. He began working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Notre Dame after graduation as an admissions counselor and was responsible for alumni relations, high-talent recruitment, and applications from New York, Vermont, and downstate Illinois. Jake left Undergraduate Admissions in 2007 to pursue graduate school at Indiana University - Bloomington, receiving his masters in history and masters of library science degrees in 2010. He then returned to Notre Dame and Undergraduate Admissions where he was responsible for alumni relations and international admissions.
  • Admissions
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JaimiLentine-Wood725 Howard Street South Bend, IN
  • Staff
  • Administrative Support
  • Clinic
Senior Office Assistant 
James Farrington
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 James Farrington is a partner in the firm's Corporate Practice Department and Life Sciences Practice Group. For each of the last several years, Farrington was selected by Practical Law Company/Global Counsel to the category of "highly recommended" U.S. lawyer in corporate partnering and was specifically recognized for his extensive U.S. and European experience. He has been ranked as a "Leader in their Field" in Sweden in Chambers Europe since 2010. He is also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Biotechnology Law since 2007. Jim was recognized as a "Life Science Star" for mergers and acquisitions and licensing and collaboration in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of LMG Life Sciences, a Euromoney publication. Farrington's practice includes commercial business transactions, especially acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and other technology transfer transactions. A large portion of his clients are based in Europe. Jim has significant experience in biotech and other pharmaceutical and medical device transactions, including international license and distribution agreements, strategic alliances, venture capital investments, and research and development agreements. After graduating with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame, Farrington worked as an engineering and product manager for nearly nine years in the air pollution control field. Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Jim was a partner in the New York office of Mannheimer Swartling, Sweden's largest law firm. Farrington graduated with a B.Ch.E. from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree with high honors from Quinnipiac University School of Law. 
JamesHaigh1100 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6627
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 James Haigh regularly advises and assists clients in a variety of financing transactions and general corporate matters. His experience includes representing lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, advising buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, representing issuers in private-label and co-branded credit card transactions, advising businesses on purchasing and fulfillment matters, and counseling secured parties on issues related to UCC Article 9. In addition, Jamey advises clients on entity formation, succession planning, and corporate governance matters. Before moving to South Bend, Haigh was a partner in the Seattle office of a national full-service law firm. He was selected to "Washington Rising Stars" from 2005-2007 by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Haigh is admitted to practice in Indiana and Washington. Haigh was born and raised outside of Seattle, Washington. He received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. Haigh graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School in 1999, where he served as Articles Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. Adjunct ProfessorJHAIGH1
JamesHall1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  James D. Hall was born in Warsaw, Indiana, and attended Purdue University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1958, and Indiana University where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1961. From 1961 to 1964 he served as a Judge Advocate in the US Navy at the US Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. From 1964 to 1967 he worked in the Patent Department of the US Atomic Energy Commission in Germantown, Maryland. In 1967, he began private patent law practice in South Bend, Indiana, with the law firm of Oltsch & Knoblock founded in 1895. He has represented clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office, several Federal District and Circuit Courts, including the US Federal Circuit Court, the US International Trade Commission and the US Supreme Court. LAW70909, Patent LawAdjunct Faculty
JamesHarrold1100 Eck Hall of Law    Adjunct FacultyRebecca Ward 
JamesKelly, Jr.J.1113 Eck Hall of Law574.631.7795574.631.6725J.Kelly@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Clinical
  • Full Time Faculty
  • Community Development
  • Community Land Trusts
  • Land Banking
  • Land Use Planning & Regulation
  • Tax Foreclosure
  • Vacant and Abandoned Properties
Jim Kelly is Clinical Professor of Law at the Notre Dame Law School, where he teaches, researches and practices community development law. Prior to joining the law school faculty in 2011, Jim was Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. At Baltimore, Jim directed and taught in the Community Development Clinic, while also teaching Professional Responsibility, Jurisprudence and Real Estate Finance. In Spring 2011, he taught Property and Legal Writing II at W&L. Kelly earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1987 and his J.D. from Columbia in 1994. Before going into teaching, Kelly worked, as Executive Director of Save A Neighborhood, Inc. and Legal Consultant for Baltimore’s Project 5000, to assist the city government and community groups in acquiring clear title to vacant houses and vacant lots. He previously worked as a Staff Attorney for the Community Law Center, serving Baltimore nonprofits in their community revitalization efforts. From 1994 to 1999, he represented and counseled tenants and tenant groups for the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp., where his work was funded by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation. Kelly has published several law review articles on community control of land resources through title-clearing litigation and community land trusts. His scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, St. John’s Law Review, University of Cincinnati Law Review, Saint Louis University Public Law Review and DePaul Law Review. His law review articles have been cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Supreme Court of Ohio. PKelly started and runs the Community Development Clinic at the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center. This new NDLS clinic provides students with supervised legal practice experience representing nonprofits and small businesses in transactional matters, including corporate formation, tax exemption, risk management planning, regulatory compliance, and real estate transfers. /assets/71753/original/kellyj.jpgLAW 70111, Real Estate Transactions LAW70345, Land Use Planning LAW75721, Community Development ClinicArticles and Essays Sustaining Neighborhoods of Choice: From Land Bank(ing) to Land Trust(ing), 54 Washburn L.J. 613 (2015) (symposium) "All Good Things Flow": Rule of Law, Public Goods, and the Divided American Metropolis, 64 Emory L. J. Online 2017 (2014) (invited response to White, Sepe, & Masconale, Urban Decay, Austerity, and the Rule of Law, 64 Emory L. J. 1 (2014)) Reaching Backward and Stretching Forward: Teaching for Transfer in Law School Clinic, 64 J. Legal. Educ. 258 (2014) (with Shaun Archer, James P. Eyster, Tonya Kowalski and Colleen Shanahan) A Continuum In Remedies: Reconnecting Abandoned Houses to the Market, 33 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 109 (2013) (symposium). Maryland's Affordable Housing Land Trusts Act, 19 J. Affordable Hous. & Comty. Dev. L. 345 (2010) Land Trusts that Conserve Communities, 59 DePaul L. Rev. 69 (2009) Homes Affordable for Good: Ground Leases and Covenants as Long-Term Resale-Restriction Devices, 29 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 9 (2009) (symposium) Bringing Clarity to Title Clearing: Tax Foreclosure and Due Process in the Digital Age, 77 U. Cin. L. Rev. 63 (2008) "We Shall Not Be Moved": Urban Communities, Eminent Domain and the Socioeconomics of Just Compensation, 80 St. John's L. Rev 923 (2006) Refreshing the Heart of the City: Vacant Building Receivership as a Tool for Neighborhood Revitalization and Community Improvement, 13 J. Affordable Hous. & Comty. Dev. L. 210 (2004). Article 27 and Mexican Land Reform: The Legacy of Zapata's Dream, 25 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 541 (1994) Other Publications Just Smart: Civil Rights Protections and Market-Sensitive Vacant-Property Strategies (Center for Community Progress 2014), reprinted in 23 J. Affordable Hous. & Comty. Dev. L. __ (forthcoming 2014) Sharing the Wealth, 22 J. Affordable Hous. & Comty. Dev. L. 21 (2013) (book review) Vacant & Abandoned Properties Task Force Report, February 2013, (with City of South Bend Staff) An Assist from the State to Tackle Vacant Houses, South Bend Tribune, Dec. 26, 2012 (with Mayor Pete Buttigieg) Inclusionary Housing on a Global Basis, 20 J. Affordable Hous. & Comty. Dev. L. 259 (2012) (book review) Taming Eminent Domain, Shelterforce (Spring 2008) Project 5000: Assembling Insurable Title through Tax Foreclosure, Ground Notes (MSBA Newsletter, January 2003) Project 5000 Tax Sale Foreclosure Legal Manual (2002)Community land trusts make their pitch (Quotes: James Kelly) The Baltimore Sun, Dec. 1, 2015 "Can Community Land Trusts Solve Baltimore's Homelessness Problem?" (Quotes: James Kelly) The Nation, Oct. 2, 2015 Auctions rise as city cracks down on code violations, (Quotes: James Kelly) Baltimore Sun, July 21, 2014 '1,000 properties in 1,000 days' Rehabbing part of mayor's report on vacant housing. (Quotes: James Kelly) South Bend Tribune, Feb. 28, 2013 An assist from the state to tackle vacant houses (By: Pete Buttigieg and James Kelly)South Bend Tribune, Dec. 26, 2012 Professor James Kelly Joins South Bend Mayor to Tackle Vacant & Abandoned Properties NDLS News, Feb. 28, 2012 Mayor appoints task force to tackle vacant housing – South Bend Tribune, Feb. 27, 2012Clinical Professor of Lawjkelly24