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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

Jimmy Gurulé

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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NDLS Co-sponsors Law and Finance Workshop

Colleen Baker

An international interdisciplinary law and finance workshop co-sponsored by NDLS and spearheaded by NDLS Professor Colleen Baker will bring together legal academics, financial economists, policymakers, and legal practitioners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago June 16-17.

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ND Expert: New carbon emission rule targets existing plants, will result in lawsuits

Bruce Huber

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday (June 2) released its Clean Power Plan, a long-awaited proposal that seeks to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

“These power plants account for about one-third of all such emissions within the U.S., and more importantly, they have historically escaped the brunt of regulation by the EPA, which generally focuses instead on newly constructed plants,” according to Bruce Huber, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame.

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Nussbaum To Receive Sorin Award

Richard A. Nussbaum II ’74, ’77 J.D.

Richard A. Nussbaum II ’74, ’77 J.D. received the Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C., Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association at Reunion. The award is presented annually to a Notre Dame graduate who has rendered distinguished service to the University.

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Events

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How to Brief a Case

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Location: Room 1130

Themis will show 1Ls how to brief a case and introduce them to Themis’ first year review materials.
Speaker : Emily Hawkins

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Notre Dame Lawyers of DC are Invited to Join ND Law Professors as They Discuss Their Book Entitled Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic School's Importance in Urban America.

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Location: The Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington 1700 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036

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Dear Friends,
Please join us at 6 pm on September 17th at The Metropolitan Club when authors Nicole Garnett and Margaret Brinig visit Washington to discuss Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America, an important new book exploring the implications of Catholic school closures and the impact on their communities.

In Notre Dame,
Fr. Tim Scully, CSC

The Metropolitan Club is made available through the courtesy of Karen and Victor DeSantis. Please, no cell phones or personal communication devices in the Club. The dress for the evening is Business Attire.

RSVP Here


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Notre Dame Lawyers of Philadelphia are Invited to Join ND Law Professors as They Discuss Their Book Entitled Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic School's Importance in Urban America.

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Location: Penn Newman Center 3720 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dear Friends,
Please join us at 5:30 pm on September 18th at the Penn Newman Center when authors Nicole Garnett and Margaret Brinig visit Philadelphia to discuss Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America, an important new book exploring the implications of Catholic school closures and the impact on their communities.

In Notre Dame,
Fr. Tim Scully, CSC

RSVP Here

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Friday, September 19, 2014

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, April 17, 2015