|Greta||Friedman||1100 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com|| ||Judge Greta Stirling Friedman was elected judge of LaPorte County Superior Court No. 4 in November 2014, after serving seven years as magistrate in that court.
During her time as magistrate, Friedman served as a member of the Board of Managers of the Indiana Judges’ Association. As magistrate, she was instrumental in helping set up LaPorte County’s Problem-Solving (Drugs/DUI) Court. She’s a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and is a graduate of Indiana’s Graduate Program for Judges and the Indiana Judicial College. She’s furthered her education at the National Judicial College with courses in DWI and 4th Amendment search and seizure issues.
She is a former member of the Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and a member of the Indiana Judicial Probation Committee.
Before being named magistrate in 2008, Friedman worked in private practice and had jury trial experience in both state and federal courts. Prior to her time in private practice, she spent around six years as an attorney with the Legal Services Program of Northern Indiana with a practice focus on issues affecting older adults.
During her time on the bench, Friedman received a Distinctive Recognition Award for outstanding achievement in the field of justice from the LaPorte County Drug Free Partnership. A native of LaPorte, Friedman earned her undergraduate degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and her law degree from Valparaiso University Law School in 1984.
Friedman has been significantly involved in community service in LaPorte County, including serving as past president and co-founding board member of Stepping Stone Domestic Violence Shelter in Michigan City. She’s a past president of LaPorte Service League and was named by then-Indiana Gov. Frank O’Bannon to chair the Indiana Film Commission.
She is married to LaPorte attorney Shaw Friedman. They have two children.|| ||Intensive Trial Ad||Adjunct Professor||gfriedma|
|Heidi||Baguer||1150 Eck Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||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.|
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- Career Development Office
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|J.||Smithburn||Eric||2188 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.5865||574.631.4197||John.E.Smithburn.email@example.com||http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=431260||http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/smithburn_cv.pdf|
- Appellate Review
- Children's Rights
- Collection of Child-Payments
- Comparative Family Law
- 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. Smithburn directed the Law School’s summer program in London from 1984 to 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, Ind., (1974-76), served as judge in Marshall County, Ind., (1976-78), and was an adjunct assistant professor at Indiana University (Bloomington) (1974).
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.
Smithburn retired from Notre Dame Law School in June 2015.|| ||/assets/71705/original/smithburn.jpg||LAW70201, Evidence
LAW70501, Juvenile Law
LAW70503, Family Law
LAW73312, Appellate Review of Trial Court Decisions||Books
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).
Pocket Supplements to Indiana Family Law, vols. 14-15 (Thomson-West) published annually since 1994.
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).
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.
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.
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 Law||JSMITHBU|
|Jacob||Baska||1329C Biolchini Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||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.
Baska 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.||/assets/221907/fullsize/img_3485_1webresize.jpg||Director of Admissions and Financial Aid|
|Jacqueline||Pimentel-Gannon||Jacqueline.M.Pimentel-Gannon.email@example.com|| || ||Adjunct Professor||jpimente|
|Jaimi||Lentine-Wood||725 Howard Street South Bend, IN firstname.lastname@example.org|| || |
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|James ||Farrington|| ||James Farrington teaches Licensing Transactions at the Law School and IP and Business Law at the ESTEEM Program.
He is a partner at Wiggin and Dana, a 150-lawyer firm with offices in Connecticut, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. His practice includes commercial business transactions, especially acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, and other technology transfer transactions for primarily biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. A large portion of his clients are based in Scandinavia.
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. He received his law degree with high honors from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Farrington was a partner in the New York office of Mannheimer Swartling, Sweden's largest law firm.
For each of the last several years, he was recognized by national and international organizations, including Practical Law Company/Global Counsel, Chambers Europe, The Best Lawyers in America for Biotechnology Law and as a "Life Science Star" for mergers and acquisitions and licensing and collaboration by LMG Life Sciences, a Euromoney publication.
Farrington and his wife now live in South Bend where he teaches at the Law School and at the ESTEEM program.|| ||/assets/234332/fullsize/james_farrington.jpg|
|James||Haigh||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627|| ||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, Haigh 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 Professor||JHAIGH1|
|James||Hall||1100 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.6627||574.631.4197||James.D.Hall.email@example.com|| || ||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 Law||Adjunct Faculty|
|James||Harrold||1100 Eck Hall of Law|| || || || ||Adjunct Faculty||Rebecca Ward|| |