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Professor McKenna Files Amicus Brief in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

Mark P. McKenna, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development at Notre Dame Law School, recently filed a friend-of-the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, a case concerning the copyrightability of the design of cheerleading uniforms. The Court will hear arguments in the case this fall.

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NDLS LL.M. Graduate Using her Education to Make an International Impact

Johanna Fröhlich, LL.M. ’15, was pursuing her Ph.D. in comparative constitutional law at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary, where she also obtained her law degree, when she felt a yearning to learn more about the United States legal system. After exploring several LL.M programs in the United States, Fröhlich came to Notre Dame Law School in 2014 as one of the students in the school’s inaugural LL.M. class. Now, she’s a teacher herself.

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Marah Stith McLeod Joins NDLS Faculty

Marah Stith McLeod has joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty as an associate professor. Her research explores legal and ethical problems in criminal law and criminal procedure. Her work seeks to promote better-informed and reasoned decisions as well as the appropriate and effective distribution of power among decision makers in the criminal justice system.

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Gurulé Testifies Before House Committee on Bill to Allow 9/11 Victims’ Families to Sue Saudi Arabia

University of Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified Thursday (July 14) before the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee at a hearing on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow the surviving family members of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for aiding and abetting the 15 Saudi hijackers that perpetrated the terror plot.

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Notre Dame Lawyers Gather in NYC

More than 200 ND alumni, students, and guests gathered for the 6th Annual Notre Dame Lawyers of New York City Reception at the Union League Club. The guests included more than 20 current NDLS students and several admitted students. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, ’84 J.D., spoke to guests.

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Events

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Intellectual Property Law Society - Initial Meeting

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

The Intellectual Property Law Society will be holding its first meeting next Tuesday, August 30 at 12:30 in Room 1140. Our goal for this meeting is to introduce incoming students to the IPLS. We will also hold elections for 1L representatives. Lunch will be provided.

Intellectual Property law includes the law of Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and other related areas of law. It is currently one law’s fastest growing areas and offers relatively strong career prospects. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to have a science degree to practice most types of IP law.…

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

SBA 1L Election Meeting

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Location: 3140 Eck Hall of Law

Mandatory meeting for 1Ls interested in running for honor council/class representative positions and for 3L interested in running for honor council representative.…

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Friday, September 2, 2016

SBA 1L Election Meeting

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Location: 3140 Eck Hall of Law

Mandatory meeting for 1Ls interested in running for honor council/class representative positions and for 3L interested in running for honor council representative.…

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

St. Joseph River Cleanup & East Race Rafting

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Location: Downtown South Bend

ELS is hosting a St. Joseph River Cleanup & East Race Rafting event on Saturday, Sept. 3. We will be going to four to five parks along the river from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick up litter that has accumulated over the summer. Afterwards, we’ll head to the East Race in downtown South Bend to go rafting. Lunch will be provided and admission to the East Race will be paid for up to 20 volunteers.…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mandatory Meeting for Spring London Law Students

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

This is a mandatory meeting for all law students who will be attending London during the spring semester. The purpose of the meeting will be to meet with members of our London team—Tom Guinan, Judy Hutchinson, and Nick Brill—to discuss internships, immigration, and housing. Geoffrey Bennett and Roger Alford will be joining the meeting by video conference. The meeting will be held at 12:30 in Room 1310 and lunch will be served.…

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Constitution Day

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Judge Amul Thapar

The Program on Constitutional Structure will host a Constitution Day lecture at NDLS with speaker Judge Amul Thapar, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fifteen Years After the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Reassessing the Nature of the Threat and Response to Global Terrorism

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

Notre Dame Law School, in conjunction with the Keough School of Global Affairs, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and Notre Dame International Security Center, is hosting a conference entitled: “Fifteen Years After the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Reassessing the Nature of the Threat of International Terrorism and the Domestic and Global Response.”…

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Deconstructing Legal Analysis with Professor Peter Wendel

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

Please join PAD and BLSA for an event with Pepperdine Law Professor Peter Wendel, author of Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer, as he returns to deliver his annual lecture on abstract legal thinking. The lecture will be tailored to suggest adjustments that students can make to their class-preparation, outlining, exam-preparation, and exam-writing techniques to improve their law school performance.…

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016