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Notre Dame Honors Professor Tidmarsh

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The University honored NDLS Professor Jay Tidmarsh as a 2014 Featured Faculty during the third quarter of the North Carolina football game October 11. He was recognized during the second half of the game in an on-field ceremony at Notre Dame Stadium and invited to enjoy the third quarter from the Notre Dame sideline.

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Notre Dame Law in D.C. Set for Spring Launch

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Janet Laybold
Assistant Dean for Graduate and Strategic Initiatives

The Law School is launching a Notre Dame Law in D.C. externship program for Spring 2015 and Spring 2016, Dean Nell Jessup Newton has announced.

Janet Laybold, Assistant Dean for Graduate and Strategic Initiatives, will direct the program and teach its externship seminar. Dean Laybold will work closely with Professor Bob Jones, the Associate Dean for Experiential Programs who launched and continues to run the successful Notre Dame Law in Chicago program.

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NDLS and CCHR welcome Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor

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Notre Dame Law School and the Center for Civil and Human Rights are pleased to welcome Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, who will be visiting Notre Dame Law School from Monday, September 22 to Friday, October 3, 2014. As the Clynes Chair in Judicial Ethics, he will offer three seminars and a public lecture open to faculty and students.…

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Law School Welcomes Dean for a Day Timothy L. Dondanville

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Dean Nell Jessup Newton is pleased to announce that Timothy L. Dondanville will become Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School on September 9, 2014, and that he has agreed to serve in that important position until the close of business on September 9, 2014. During Dean Dondanville’s short – but surely memorable – deanship, Dean Newton will return to the faculty to concentrate on her research.

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ND Expert: Illegal ransom payments principal source of ISIS funding

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Islamic State (ISIS) militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria this week reportedly had demanded $132.5 million in ransom for his release.

Collecting ransom payments is a principal source of funding for ISIS, according to terrorist financing expert Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, who says making such a payment is a federal crime.

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Professor Jennifer Mason McAward's Work Cited in Recent US Court of Appeals Case

In an important recent decision, U.S. v. Cannon (2014 WL 1633160), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit relied heavily upon the work of Notre Dame Law School Professor Jennifer Mason McAward in interpreting the scope of Congress’s power to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Section Two of the Thirteenth Amendment empowers Congress to enforce the prohibition on slavery and involuntary servitude by addressing the “badges and incidents of slavery.” The court used Professor Mason McAward’s article, Defining the Badges and Incidents of Slavery (published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law), to understand the scope of that constitutional provision.

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Events

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Notre Dame Law School Midwest Privacy Scholars Roundtable

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Location: Room 2108

The Notre Dame Law School is sponsoring a scholars roundtable event to workshop works-in-progress on the topic of privacy law. Prominent scholars from law schools located throughout the Midwestern United States have been invited to share thoughts and critiques on emerging research on topics such as big data, government surveillance, data security, social media, and related areas.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

London Programmes Meeting

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Location: Room 1140

Interested in studying in any of the NDLS London Programmes? Director Geoffrey Bennett will present on the programmes and answer questions.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Summer Experience with the Minnesota Vikings

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Location: Room 2172

Ever wonder what it’s like to spend a summer in the NFL? Without pads, of course! Jen Stockman of the Minnesota Vikings will discuss summer internships. 2L Riley Koval, who spent his 1L summer with the Vikings, will share his experience as well. If you’re interested in sports law, don’t miss this! Be sure to RSVP

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Conferences

Friday, October 24, 2014

Notre Dame Law School Midwest Privacy Scholars Roundtable

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Location: Room 2108

The Notre Dame Law School is sponsoring a scholars roundtable event to workshop works-in-progress on the topic of privacy law. Prominent scholars from law schools located throughout the Midwestern United States have been invited to share thoughts and critiques on emerging research on topics such as big data, government surveillance, data security, social media, and related areas.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Common Law in an Age of Regulation

Location: Notre Dame London Law Centre

The Program on Constitutional Structure will host a conference, “The Common Law in an Age of Regulation” on February 6, 2015 at the Notre Dame London Law Centre. The world’s legal systems that claim the common law as their heritage operate today in an age of increasing statutory and administrative regulation. The conference will gather scholars from the Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States to consider six papers that address the role of the common law in an age of regulation.

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Friday, April 17, 2015