Events

Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Military (JAG) Summer Internship Panel Discussion

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Location: 2171 Eck Hall of Law

The Military and Veterans Law Society is hosting a panel of ND Law students who completed a Military JAG internship last summer. We will present the application process, deadlines, and an overall discussion of intern experience in each branch.

Sponsor: Military and Veterans Law Society…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

1L Workshop: MAXimizing Your Financial Future

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Research shows that habit creation and ultimate goal achievement is optimized when you know your triggers and your motivations. Join this workshop to take the first step toward making better financial decisions now – and in the future. Through this workshop you will: 1) Learn how to identify and evaluate your own financial decision-making behaviors; 2) Understand how your financial behaviors impact strategies for your short- and long-term financial goals; 3) Examine law school specific examples of your upcoming financial decisions; and 4) Start thinking strategically about actions you can take to mitigate cost/risk and/or enhance potential opportunities. Walk away with your list of next steps and how to access all the resources provided by the MAX

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Disorientation

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Location: 1315 Biolchini

We will host a talk with Dr. Darryl Heller, Director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center at Indiana University South Bend, about activism in South Bend.

Sponsor: National Lawyers Guild…

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Friday, September 29, 2017

A Talk with John Suthers

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

John Suthers is the current Mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the former Attorney General of Colorado, U.S. Attorney for Colorado and Fourth Judicial District Attorney

Sponsor: NDLS Advisory Board, Future Prosecutors, and ACLU.…

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Careers at Chubb Insurance

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Location: 3171 Eck Hall of Law

Are you interested in career paths outside of traditional law firm life? How about investigating claims, supervising litigation and helping to achieve settlements for the world’s largest property & casualty insurer? Join Chubb Insurance Senior Vice President and NDLS alum, John Watkins, as he discusses roles for young attorneys at Chubb. Learn more about Chubb online at chubb.com/careers.…

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Slants

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

IPLS and ALSA present The Slants, the band from the landmark Supreme Court case on free speech and trademark law – Matal v. Tam. The Slants will perform, there will be a keynote speaker and then a Q&A with the band.

Sponsor: IPLS & ALSA

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Suing the Government Is A Growth Industry: How to Make the Most From Your Law Degree (And Your Life) with a Career in Public-Interest Law: A Conversation with the Institute for Justice

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Sometimes law students are told they have two options: a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty. This isn’t true. On Tuesday, October 3, Bob McNamara, a Senior Attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ. Matt Curtis, a 2L who spent his last summer working at IJ in DC, will speak about his summer experience. The Institute for Justice, the nation’s leading libertarian public-interest law firm, offers the best of both worlds: cutting-edge constitutional litigation on issues that actually matter to real people, combined with competitive pay. Sound interesting? Learn what steps you can take to put yourself on a path to litigating the kind of cases you read about in the newspaper and your casebooks.…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Creating Your Dream Job: Crafting a Strong Public Interest Fellowship Application

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Location: 1315 Biolchini

This year and the past couple of years, Notre Dame will offer and has offered four students the chance to create their dream jobs through Notre Dame’s Shaffer and Bank of America Foundation fellowships. Outside of those fellowships, Notre Dame students have also won fellowships with outside organizations. Crafting a strong fellowship application is an art that requires writing several essays, picking a strong host organization, and creating an innovative project. Current NDLS

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Careers In Public Defense

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

If you feel called to work for those who are on the margins of society, are interested in spending your career in the courtroom and working one on one with clients, or want to learn more about an extremely rewarding career path, join us for this panel featuring attorneys working in various public defense career paths. From county public defender to assistant appellate defender and federal public defender, there are a wide variety of public defense career paths and this panel will feature attorneys as well as students who have worked in each of them.…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Become a Military Lawyer! Careers in the JAG Corps

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

JAG careers are incredibly exciting and rewarding careers that actually pay fairly well. Military lawyers get thrown in the deep end right away and start representing clients, going in the courtroom, and advising commanding officers almost immediately. During this panel, JAG officers from the Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines as well as students who have worked in JAG

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Careers in State & Local Government

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Location: 1315 Biolchini

An often overlooked but great career path includes careers in state and local government. Whatever type of law you are interested in practicing, you can do it in state or local government. From state Attorney General’s offices to local schools to state agencies, the career opportunities in this field are endless.…

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The Antitrust Implications of Horizontal Shareholdings

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Location: 2130 Eck Hall of Law, Faculty Meeting Room

We will have a panel on “The Antitrust Implications of Horizontal Shareholdings” focusing on the recent work of Einer Elhauge, Petrie Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, on this hot topic at the intersection of corporate governance and antitrust law.

With comments and contributions from:
Jonathan Baker, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Paying Loans While Working in Public Interest

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Location: 1315 Biolchini

It is no mystery that government and public interest salaries are not as high as salaries at big law firms but you CAN pay back loans while working in public interest and actually live a decent life too. Brandon Hanson, the Student Debt Specialist for Law School Engagement & Advocacy at Equal Justice Works, James Champlin, an attorney and NDLS

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BLSA Speaker Series: Cristal Brisco

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

Cristal Brisco, ‘06 J.D.. will speak about her experiences as a Notre Dame lawyer, Barnes & Thornburg attorney, recent stint as South Bend Corporate Counsel and her new role as General Counsel for St. Mary’s College.

Sponsor: BLSA

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Department of Justice Careers & Summer Internships

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Are you interested in working for the DOJ either during the summer or after graduation? Are you interested in public service? Do you want to know more about what working for the federal government is like? This program is for you! DOJ Antitrust Division Attorney, Kevin Culum; 3L Mackenzie Cover, 2L summer and 2L spring, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation; and 2L Matthew Razzano, 1L summer, Department of Justice, National Courts Section, will speak about their experiences working for the DOJ

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Launch Your Public Interest Career in Chicago (and get paid over summer) Through the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

Whether you want to work for a private firm or build a public interest career in Chicago, the Public Interest Law Initiative is an organization that you should know about. Connecting students with paid summer internships and fellowships prior to entering firm life, PILI is a major force in the Chicago public interest world. Join us for a discussion with PILI’s Program Director and a former PILI

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Experiential Learning - Presentations and Reception

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Location: McCartan Courtroom & Eck Commons

This event is to help 2L and 1L students understand the new ABA requirement of 6 credits of experiential learning, and match their interests to the NDLS externship programs and clinics that will fulfill these.

Reception to follow in Eck Commons.

Sponsor: ND Externship Faculty, Clinical Law Program, CDO & SBA

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Public Interest Month Event: Integrating Pro Bono Work Into Private Practice

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in a big law firm but still interested in public interest work? Are you worried that you have to pick one or the other? Are you wondering how to go about building a pro bono practice while trying to impress as a young associate? Fortunately, you don’t have to choose! You can build a successful career at a big law firm and work on pro bono cases that are important to you. Two successful partners at big law firms in Chicago, Lee Ann Russo, Jones Day, ND ’77, and John Storino, Jenner & Block, ’ND 97; ’NDLS 2000 will join us to discuss how they have integrated thriving pro bono practices into their work at big law firms.…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Diversity in Public Interest

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Location: TBD

Organizations flourish when they employ a diverse group of attorneys from a wide variety of backgrounds. As legal employers fall behind in diversity and inclusiveness, it has never been more important to engage in a discussion about how diverse law students can position themselves to flourish when they begin their careers as attorneys.…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Jonathan Wolff: Seinfeld Composer

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Los Angeles studio musician AND the music composer/songwriter for 75 primetime network TV series including Will & Grace and Seinfeld, with tales from 29 years as a Hollywood Insider. Mr. Wolff is here to talk to ND students about his entrepreneurial journey, practical music business model do’s-and-don’ts, and real world entrepreneurial career need-to-know and how-to-get-hired advice.…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chicago Was Our Backup: Why We Practice in Grand Rapids

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

Want to practice in the Midwest but unsure about markets outside of Chicago? Come hear from Grand Rapids attorneys about why they chose GR over Chicago. From Miller Johnson, Matt O’Rourke (JD ’14) and Grant Schertzing (JD ’15) will talk about life and practice in a smaller market with big advantages!…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018