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J.SmithburnEric2153 Eck Hall of Law574.631.5865574.631.4197John.E.Smithburn.1@nd.eduhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=431260http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/smithburn_cv.pdf
  • Faculty
  • Tenured and Tenure-Track
  • 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 &amp; 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 Decisions<b>Books</b> 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). <b>Book Segments</b> Pocket Supplements to Indiana Family Law, vols. 14-15 (Thomson-West) published annually since 1994. <b>Articles</b> <i>The Trial Court's Gatekeeper Role Under Frye, Daubert and Kumho: A Special Look at Children's Cases,</i> 4 Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy 3-34 (2004) <i>Removing Nonconforming Child Support Payments from the Shadow of the Rule Against Retroactive Modification: A Proposal for Judicial Discretion,</i> 28 Journal of Family Law 43 (1989). <i>Visual Evidence,</i> with James H. Seckinger, in Litigation, vol. 9, no. 2 33 (Winter 1983). <i>Effective Assistance of Counsel: In Quest of a Uniform Standard of Review,</i> with T. Springmann, 17 Wake Forest Law Review 497 (1981). <i>Perceived Perjury as a Factor in Criminal Sentencing,</i> 23 Res Gestae 424 (1979). <i>Perceived Perjury: A Proper Consideration for the Sentencing Judge?</i> Court Review Journal of American Judges Association, vol. 17, no. 3 20 (1979). <i>Sentencing in Indiana: Appellate Review of the Trial Court's Discretion,</i> 12 Valparaiso University Law Review 219 (1978). <b>Statutory Drafts</b> 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. <b>Reports</b> 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. <b>Book Reviews</b> 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 of Law<a href="mailto:tzielke@nd.edu">Tracy Zielke</a>
JacobBaska1329C Biolchini Hall574.631.6626jbaska@nd.edu
  • 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 counselors 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
/assets/139458/257x/img_1611.jpgDirector of Admissions and Financial Aid
JaimiLentine-Wood725 Howard Street South Bend, IN 46617574.631.9663jlentin1@nd.edu
  • Staff
  
  • Administrative Support
  • Clinic
Senior Office Assistant
JamesHaigh1100 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6627
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
  Assistant Adjunct Professor<a href="mailto:rward@nd.edu">Rebecca Ward</a>
JamesHall1100 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6627574.631.4197James.D.Hall.63@nd.edu
  • 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<a href="mailto:rward@nd.edu">Rebecca Ward</a>
JamesHarrold1100 Eck Hall of Law    Adjunct Faculty<a href="mailto:rward@nd.edu">Rebecca Ward</a>
JamesKelly1113 Eck Hall of Law574.631.7795574.631.6725J.Kelly@nd.eduhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=417058http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/kellyj_cv.pdf
  • Faculty
  • Clinical
  • 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&amp;L. Prof. Kelly earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1987 and his J.D. from Columbia in 1994. Before going into teaching, Professor 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. Prof. 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 &amp; 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. Prof. Kelly started and runs the <a href="http://law.nd.edu/academics/clinics-and-experiential-learning/clinics/community-development-clinic/">Community Development Clinic</a> 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, <a href="http://law.nd.edu/academics/clinics-and-experiential-learning/clinics/community-development-clinic/">Community Development Clinic</a><b>Articles and Essays</b> <i>A Continuum In Remedies: Reconnecting Abandoned Houses to the Market,</i> 33 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 109 (2013) (symposium). <a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1728066"><i>Maryland'€™s Affordable Housing Land Trusts Act,</i></a> 19 J. Affordable Housing &amp; Community Dev. 345 (2010) <i><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1448783">Land Trusts that Conserve Communities</a></i>, 59 DePaul L. Rev. 69 (2009). <i><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1466388">Homes Affordable for Good: Ground Leases and Covenants as Long-Term Resale-Restriction Devices</a></i>, 29 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 9 (2009) (symposium). <i><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1317052">Bringing Clarity to Title Clearing: Tax Foreclosure and Due Process in the Digital Age</a></i>, 77 U. Cin. L. Rev. 63 (2008). <i><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=904224">"We Shall Not Be Moved": Urban Communities, Eminent Domain and the Socioeconomics of Just Compensation</a></i>, 80 St. John's L. Rev 923 (2006). <i><a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1273735">Refreshing the Heart of the City: Vacant Building Receivership as a Tool for Neighborhood Revitalization and Community Improvement</a></i>, 13 J. Affordable Housing &amp; Community Dev. 210 (2004). Article 27 and Mexican Land Reform: The Legacy of Zapata's Dream, 25 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 541 (1994) <b>Other Publications</b> Sharing the Wealth, 22 J. Affordable Housing and Community Dev. L. (forthcoming 2013) (book review) <a href="http://southbendin.gov/sites/default/files/files/Code_FinalVATF_Report_2_red.pdf">Vacant &amp; Abandoned Properties Task Force Report,</a> February 2013, (with City of South Bend Staff) <a href="http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2012-12-26/news/36012169_1_land-bank-property-values-property-taxes">An Assist from the State to Tackle Vacant Houses,</a> South Bend Tribune, Dec. 26, 2012 (with Mayor Pete Buttigieg) Inclusionary Housing on a Global Basis, 20 J. Affordable Housing and Community Dev. 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)<a href="http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2013-02-28/news/37337888_1_mayor-pete-buttigieg-properties-neighborhoods">'1,000 properties in 1,000 days' Rehabbing part of mayor's report on vacant housing.</a> (Quotes: James Kelly) South Bend Tribune, February 28, 2013 <a href="http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2012-12-26/news/36012169_1_land-bank-property-values-property-taxes">An assist from the state to tackle vacant houses</a> (By: Pete Buttigieg and James Kelly)South Bend Tribune, December 26, 2012 <a href="http://law.nd.edu/news/29200-professor-james-kelly-joins-south-bend-mayor-to-tackle-vacant-abandoned-properties/">Professor James Kelly Joins South Bend Mayor to Tackle Vacant &amp; Abandoned Properties</a> NDLS News, February 28, 2012 <a href="http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2012-02-27/news/31106333_1_vacant-housing-task-force-code-enforcement">Mayor appoints task force to tackle vacant housing</a> – South Bend Tribune, February 27, 2012Clinical Professor of Law
JamesSeckinger3102 Eck Hall of Law574.631.4844574.631.4197seckinger.1@nd.eduhttp://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/seckinger_cv.pdf
  • Faculty
  • Tenured and Tenure-Track
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Depositions & Discovery
  • Examination & Witnesses
  • Expert Testimony
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Pre-trial Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • War Crimes Tribunals
Jim Seckinger is recognized nationally and internationally as a top trial advocacy professor and practitioner. He has served on the faculty of Notre Dame Law School for 40 years, and was the Director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy [NITA] for 15 years and a faculty member for 40+ years. Professor Seckinger has visited at <i>Cornell Law School</i> and the <i>University of Toronto Faculty of Law</i>. Jim Seckinger is widely published and has received numerous awards for his excellence in teaching trial advocacy, deposition skills, and evidence. Jim Seckinger is the recipient of the <i>ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Professional Education’s</i> prestigious Francis Rawle Award. Jim Seckinger organized and taught trial advocacy skills to Prosecutors for the <i>International War Crimes Tribunal for Rwanda</i> in 1996 at the very outset of the Rwanda War Crimes investigations. Professor Seckinger provided similar training for the Prosecutors for the <i>Special Court for Sierra Leone</i> in 2004. Professor Seckinger has taught lawyers <i>common law</i> trial advocacy skills in Australia, El Salvador, London, New Zealand, Panama, Scotland, Singapore, several Provinces in Canada, and throughout the United States. Jim Seckinger is a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and Faculty for the <i>Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy [FIAA]</i> headquartered in Geneva Switzerland. See FIAA.com. Professor Seckinger is Education Director for FIAA, which has conducted Arbitration Advocacy Programs in Geneva, London, Mumbai, Paris, Sao Paolo, and Singapore. Recently Jim Seckinger received a <i>Lifetime Achievement Award</i>, where the presenter noted: <i>That's what Jim [Seckinger] does. He finds people; he lifts them up and then lets them go. It's a ministry for Jim, a mission, to leave things, people, better than when they came. It was a stupidly easy choice to award this lifetime achievement award to Jim Seckinger — a mentor, a friend, a fundamentalist, and the foundation for advocacy training, not only in the U.S., but around the world. And he shares. It's the greatest gift professionally anyone could ever give.</i>  /assets/71701/original/seckinger.jpgLAW75715, Deposition Skills LAW75710, Intensive Trial Advocacy<b>Books</b> Problems in Trial Advocacy, Notre Dame Law School Edition (National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2d ed. 1996). Problems and Cases in Trial Advocacy, Law School Edition, 2 vols., with K.S. Broun (NITA 1977; 2d ed. 1981; 3d ed. 1987; 4th ed. 1990; 4th ed. revised 1993; 5th ed. 1995). Problems and Cases in Trial Advocacy, CLE Edition, vol. 1 (problems), vol. 2 (cases), with A.J. Bocchino and D.H. Beskind (NITA, 5th ed. revised 1992, 6th ed. 1995). Problems and Cases in Trial Advocacy, New Zealand Edition, et al. (New Zealand Law Society 1986). Materials for Trial Advocacy: Problems and Case Files Adapted for Canadian Use, English/French Bilingual Edition, with K.S. Broun and G.D. Watson (Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and Ecole de Droit de L’Universite de Moncton 1983, 1989, 1993, 1997). Teachers'€™ Manual for Problems and Cases in Trial Advocacy, Law School Edition, with K.S. Broun (NITA 1977; 2d ed. 1981; 3d ed. 1987; 4th ed. 1990; 4th ed. revised 1993). Teachers Manual for Problems and Cases in Trial Advocacy, New Zealand Edition, with others (New Zealand Law Society 1986). <b>Articles</b> Professor Seckinger has published numerous articles on the subject of trial advocacy and trial techniques, including: <i>Closing Argument,</i> 19 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 51 (1995). <b>Other Items</b> Presenting Expert Testimony -€” An American Perspective (Australian Legal Convention 1991). The NITA Method and Effective Teaching Techniques (two videotapes) (NITA 1991).<a href="http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/9072-law-professor-a-founding-director-of-international-arbitration-organization">Law professor a founding director of international arbitration organization</a> – ND Newswire – October 22, 2007 <a href="http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/7592-teaching-orderrsquo-in-the-court">Teaching order’ in the court</a> – ND Newswire – May 01, 2005Professor of Law
JamesZieba
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct
  Military LawAssistant Adjuct Professor
JaneSimon2111 Eck Hall of Law574.631.1876574.631.1876JSimon4@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Legal Writing
 Professor Simon teaches Legal Writing I and Legal Research and Writing II to first year students. She earned her B.A. in Business Administration, cum laude, from Michigan State University in 1984. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1987, where she served as executive editor of the Indiana Law Journal. After graduating from law school, Professor Simon was a litigator at two Chicago law firms, Johnson & Bell, and McDermott, Will & Emery where she litigated employment discrimination and intellectual property cases at both the trial and appellate levels. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Wayne R. Andersen in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Professor Simon is the founder of a legal writing and research service, www.LawWriter.com. Professor Simon joined Notre Dame in 2006 as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. /assets/71730/original/simon.jpgLAW60705, Legal Writing I LAW60707, Legal Writing II<b>Note</b> <i>Striking Down the Clergyman-Communicant Privilege Statutes: Let Free Exercise of Religion Govern</i>, 62 Ind. L.J. 397 (1987) Adjunct Assistant Professor