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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
  • Real Estate Law / Development
  • 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, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Kelly 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.jpgLAW70111, Real Estate Transactions LAW70345, Land Use Planning LAW75721, Community Development ClinicBooks DRAFTING ORGANIZATIONAL DOCUMENTS (West, forthcoming 2018) Articles and Essays Freeing the City to Compete, 92 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2017) (symposium) ​Affirmatively Furthering Neighborhood Choice: Fair Housing and Vacant Property Neighborhood Strategies, 46 U. Mem. L. Rev. 1009 (2016) (symposium) 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 Ilya Somin’s The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London & The Limits of Eminent Domain, 131 Pol. Sci. Q. 885 (2016) (book review) ABANDONED HOUSING STRATEGIES 101 TRAINING MANUAL (Ind. Assoc. for Comm. Econ. Dev., 2016)(with Adam Gross and Betsy Lassar) 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. 209 (2015) 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)Suspicious land deal spurs investigation and intrigue for venerated Miami nonprofit (Quotes: James Kelly) Miami Herald, June 19, 2017 Holding Back the Invasion of the Zombie Mortgages (Quotes: James Kelly) Bankruptcy Law Reporter, March 2, 2017 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
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 James M. (Jay) Lewis joined Tuesley Hall Konopa in November 2009, practicing in the areas of business law, real estate, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining THK, Lewis served for four years as vice president and general counsel of a national manufacturing and service company based in South Bend. While in-house, Lewis managed all legal issues including contracts, litigation, employment, labor relations, employee training and corporate secretary duties. Previously, he practiced with the South Bend office of a national law firm for 13 years, first as an associate and then as a partner. Lewis earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1986, his M.A. (philosophy) from Northwestern University in 1988, and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 1991. He served as an intern with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation branch, then worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before starting private practice in South Bend. /assets/236595/fullsize/lewis.jpgCorporate Counsel Externship
JamesMoranP.1100 Eck Hall of Law
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 James Moran has 25 years of civil litigation experience in areas including general construction litigation, nursing home defense, auto liability, and premises liability. Moran has represented clients throughout the United States and has tried cases in the areas of medical malpractice, construction, auto, premises liability, and municipal and public entity liability. Moran is a partner at Mulherin, Rehfeldt & Varchetto, P.C. Adjunct Professorjmoran10
JamesSeckinger3102 Eck Hall of Law574.631.4844574.631.4197seckinger.1@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Full Time Faculty
  • 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-plus years. Seckinger has visited at Cornell Law School and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Seckinger is widely published and has received numerous awards for his excellence in teaching trial advocacy, deposition skills, and evidence. Seckinger is the recipient of the ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Professional Education’s prestigious Francis Rawle Award. He organized and taught trial advocacy skills to Prosecutors for the International War Crimes Tribunal for Rwanda in 1996 at the very outset of the Rwanda War Crimes investigations. Seckinger also provided similar training for the Prosecutors for the Special Court for Sierra Leone in 2004. Seckinger has taught lawyers common law trial advocacy skills in Australia, El Salvador, London, New Zealand, Panama, Scotland, Singapore, several Provinces in Canada, and throughout the United States. Seckinger is a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and Faculty for the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy [FIAA] headquartered in Geneva Switzerland. Seckinger is education director for FIAA, which has conducted Arbitration Advocacy Programs in Geneva, London, Mumbai, Paris, Sao Paolo, and Singapore. Recently Seckinger received a Lifetime Achievement Award, where the presenter noted: 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. /assets/71701/original/seckinger.jpgLAW75715, Deposition Skills LAW75710, Intensive Trial AdvocacyBooks 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). Articles Professor Seckinger has published numerous articles on the subject of trial advocacy and trial techniques, including: Closing Argument, 19 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 51 (1995). Other Items Presenting Expert Testimony -€” An American Perspective (Australian Legal Convention 1991). The NITA Method and Effective Teaching Techniques (two videotapes) (NITA 1991).Law professor a founding director of international arbitration organization – ND Newswire – October 22, 2007 Teaching order’ in the court – ND Newswire – May 01, 2005Professor of LawJSECKING
JanetRose2321 Biolchini
  • Staff
  • Library
Patron Support Specialist
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 Jason Boehmig is CEO at Ironclad, the intelligent contract management system for in-house legal teams. Prior to Ironclad, Boehmig was a corporate attorney in the Startups and Venture Capital group at Silicon Valley firm Fenwick & West LLP, where he worked on early stage venture financings as well as complex corporate transactions for several well-known technology companies. In addition to providing legal counsel, Boehmig also helped the firm roll out new technology initiatives and managed the deployment of the Series Seed set of open-source financing documents to GitHub. While at Fenwick & West, he saw that there was an opportunity to help companies manage contracts and legal ops more efficiently and he left the firm in 2015 to start Ironclad. Ironclad works with top legal departments to make contracts self-service, track progress and approvals, manage tasks across team members, and automatically capture key contract data in a searchable database. Ironclad's investors include include Accel Partners, Formation 8, Greylock Partners, and Y Combinator. /assets/246306/350x/jason2.jpgAdjunct Facultyjboehmig
JayTidmarsh1119 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6985574.631.8612Jay.H.Tidmarsh.1@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Full Time Faculty
  • Civil Procedure
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Federal Courts
  • Remedies
  • Torts
Professor Jay Tidmarsh, an expert in complex civil litigation and civil procedure, joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School in 1989. He earned an A.B. with highest honors from Notre Dame in 1979 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1982. A member of the Wisconsin Bar, he practiced as a trial attorney with the Torts Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1982 to 1989. He served as a visiting professor of law at Michigan Law School in 2000 and at Harvard Law School in 2003. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Law Institute. He teaches principally in the areas of civil procedure, complex civil litigation, federal courts, torts, products liability, and remedies. He is the author or co-author of eleven books, including casebooks in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, as well as numerous law-review articles in the fields of civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts, and torts. He has served as Chair of the AALS Section on Civil Procedure, and as a member of the AALS Committee on Professional Development. /assets/181705/300x/tidmarsh_jay_1_medium_.jpgLAW60307, Constitutional Law LAW60308, Civil Procedure LAW60901, Torts LAW70305, Constitutional Law II LAW70316, Complex Civil Litigation Contracts Products Liability RemediesBooks Civil Procedure, with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr. & Suzanna Sherry (Foundation Press 4th ed. 2016). Class Actions: Five Principles To Promote Fairness and Efficiency (LexisNexis 2014 ed. 2013). Civil Procedure, with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr. & Suzanna Sherry (Foundation Press 3d ed. 2012). Jay Tidmarsh, Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Civil Procedure (Aspen Publishers 2012). Modern Complex Litigation, with Roger H. Trangsrud (Foundation, 2d ed. 2010). Civil Procedure, with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr. & Suzanna Sherry (Foundation Press 2d ed. 2008). Civil Procedure: Essentials, with Suzanna Sherry (Wolters Kluwer 2007). Civil Procedure, with Thomas D. Rowe, Jr. & Suzanna Sherry (Foundation Press 2004). Complex Litigation: Problems in Advanced Civil Procedure, with Roger H. Trangsrud (Foundation Press 2002). Complex Litigation and the Adversary System, with Roger H. Trangsrud (Foundation Press 1998); and Supplement (Foundation Press 2000). Mass Tort Settlement Class Actions: Five Case Studies (Federal Judicial Center 1998). Book Chapters The Story of Hansberry: The Rise of the Modern Class Action, in Civil Procedure Stories 233-294 (Kevin M. Clermont ed., Thomson-West 2008). Hansberry v. Lee: The Foundation of Modern Class Actions, in Civil Procedure Stories 217-79 (Kevin M. Clermont ed., Foundation Press 2004). Mandatory Prediscovery Disclosure in the Northern District of Indiana, in Mandatory Prediscovery Disclosure: A First Look, at tab 8 (M.B. Thaler and E. Ward eds., American Bar Association 1994). Articles The Litigation Budget, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 855 (2015). Resurrecting Trial by Statistics, 99 Minn. L. Rev. 1459 (2015). Auctioning Class Settlements, 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 227 (2014). Cy Pres and the Optimal Class Action, 82 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 767 (2014). Living in CAFA’s World, 32 The Review of Litigation 691–719 (2013). Superiority as Unity, 107 Nw. U. L. Rev. 565-592 (2013) (a contribution to a festschrift in honor of Martin Redish). Foreign Citizens in Transnational Class Actions, 97 Cornell L. Rev. 87 (2011) (with Linda Sandstrom Simard) Foreword: Erie's Gift, 44 Akron L. Rev, 897 (2011). Procedure, Substance, and Erie, 64 Vand. L. Rev. 877 (2011). Optimal Class Size, Opt-Out Rights, and "Indivisible" Remedies, 79 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 542 (2011) (with David Betson). Resolving Cases On the Merits, 87 Denv. U. L. Rev. 407 (2010) Exiting Litigation, 41 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 263 (2010). The Appropriations Power and Sovereign Immunity, 107 Mich. L. Rev. 1207 (2009) (with Paul F. Figley). Rethinking Adequacy of Representation, 87 Tex. L. Rev. 1137 (2009). Finding Room for State Class Actions in a Post-CAFA World: The Case of the Counterclaim Class Action, 35 W. St. U. L. Rev. 193 (2007). "The Dean of Chicago's Black Lawyers": Earl Dickerson and Civil Rights Lawyering in the Year Before Brown, 93 Virginia L. Rev. 1355 (2007). (with Stephen Robinson). Pound's Century, and Ours, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 513 (2006). A Theory of Federal Common Law, 100 Nw. U. L. Rev. 585 (2006) (with Briah J. Murray). A Dialogic Defense of "Alden," 75 Notre Dame Law Review 1161 (2000). Looking Forward, 1 Sedona Conference Journal 1 (2000). Whitehead's Metaphysics and the Law: A Dialogue, 62 Albany Law Review 1 (1998). Civil Procedure: The Last Ten Years, 46 Journal of Legal Education 503 (1996). A Process Theory of Torts, 51 Washington & Lee Law Review 1313 (1994). Tort Law: The Languages of Duty, 25 Indiana Law Review 1419 (1992). Unattainable Justice: The Form of Complex Litigation and the Limits of Judicial Power, 60 George Washington Law Review 1683 (1992). Book Review 80 J. Relig. 702 (2000). Reports Mass Tort Settlement Class Actions: Five Case Studies and Their Policy Implications (Federal Judicial Center 1998). Report of the Advisory Group on the Reduction of Cost and Delay in Civil Cases, with the Honorable Robert L. Miller Jr. (1991). Congressional Testimony Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Act: Hearing on H.R. 1023 Before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, 104th Cong. (1996).Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Professor of LawLu Ann NateJTIDMARS
JeanPorter431 Malloy Hall574.631.6565Jean.Porter.3@nd.edu   John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology Department of Theology Concurrent Professor, Law
JeanneJourdan1100 Eck Hall of Law574.631.6627
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  Adjunct ProfessorJJOURDAN
JeffreyPojanowski3113 Eck Hall of Law574.631.4887574.631.8078Pojanowski@nd.edu
  • Faculty
  • Full Time Faculty
  • Administrative Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Torts
Jeffrey Pojanowski joined the faculty and community of Notre Dame Law School in 2010 and was promoted to full professor in 2015. He teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, jurisprudence, legal interpretation, and torts. In 2013, he was named Distinguished Professor of the Year. He has published work in the Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Texas Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among other publications. At present, his scholarship focuses on the intersection of jurisprudence and legal interpretation. Pojanowski earned his A.B. in Public Policy with highest honors from Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2004, where he was Articles Co-Chair for the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to then-Judge John Roberts on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then to Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States. He then practiced law with Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in appellate litigation and administrative-law matters. /assets/163904/300x/pojanowski_2015.jpgLAW60901, Torts LAW70315, Administrative Law LAW70815, Jurisprudence LAW70825, Advanced Jurisprudence: Common Law TheoryEnduring Originalism, 105 Geo. L.J. 97 (2016) (with Kevin J. Walsh) Discretionary Dockets, 31 Const. Commen. 221 (2016) (with Randy J. Kozel) Neoclassical Administrative Law, The New Rambler (2016) Reading Statutes in the Common Law Tradition, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1357 (2015) Redrawing the Dividing Lines between Natural Law and Positivism(s), 101 Va. L. Rev. 1023 (2015) Private Law in the Gaps, 82 Fordham L. Rev. 1689 (2014) Statutes in Common Law Courts, 91 Tex. L. Rev. 479 (2013) Legal Thought in Enlightenment’s Wake, 4 Jurisprudence 158 (2013) Administrative Change, 59 UCLA Law Review 112 (2011) (with Randy J. Kozel) Reason and Reasonableness in Review of Agency Decisions, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. 799 (2010)Professor of Law Debbie SumptionJPOJANOW