News & Events


The Class of 2015: Year of the Volunteer


When Alisa Finelli, JD ’15, learned that she had won the national Pro Bono Award from the Super Lawyers rating service, she was grateful for the recognition the prize would bring to the Volunteer Lawyer Network, whose director, Mark J. Torma, ND ’97, had nominated her for the prize.

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NDLS Students Reflect on Experience in Law and Religion Moot Court in Venice, Italy

The Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State, and Society sponsored an opportunity for four students to travel to Italy over spring break to participate in the Fondazione Studium Generale Marcianum Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion in Venice. The competition brought together law students from the United States and Europe to argue a case on religious accommodation, and examine issues of religious freedom through a comparative lens.

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Nine Public Interest Summer Scholarships Awarded

Nine students were awarded public interest summer scholarships from the Women’s Legal Forum, Asian Law Student’s Association, and the Environmental Law Society. Seven scholarships were funded by the Women’s Legal Forum with proceeds from the Fr. Mike Show Feb. 25. Two other scholarships are funded by the Asian Law Student’s Association and the Environmental Law Society. The scholarships will help fund the students’ public interest positions in various cities his summer.

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Trial Advocacy Team Wins AAJ Regionals, Advances to Semifinals


The Law School’s AAJ national team advanced to the final four of the American Association of Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Pittsburgh this past weekend. In due course, Notre Dame’s Miguel Contreras, Erin Kauffman, Jonathan Mahoney and Adam Zamora defeated the national teams from Belmont, Syracuse, Washington, and Massachusetts before losing a split decision to George Mason. (Stetson University ultimately defeated George Mason to win the competition.)

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The Real "Fighting Irish:” Is Peace Here to Stay?
A Conversation with Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese


Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, will have a conversation with the Notre Dame Law School Community titled The Real "Fighting Irish:” Is Peace Here to Stay? Professor Doug Cassel, former Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow, will moderate the conversation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the McCartan Courtroom in Eck Hall of Law. A reception will follow at 5:00 p.m. in Eck Commons.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ND Club of LA ND Celebration Featuring Dean Nell Jessup Newton


Location: Jonathan Club-Town Club, 545 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


The Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles (NDCLA)

Invites you to attend the Annual University of Notre Dame Celebration featuring

Nell Jessup Newton, Esq.
Dean and Professor of the University of Notre Dame Law School

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6:30 pm Cocktails | 7:00 pm Dinner

Jonathan Club-Town Club
545 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: $45 per person | Parking $12 | Venue Dress Code – Business Attire

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

ND Club of Chicago's Attorney Networking Committee 7th Annual Ethics CLE


Location: Freeborn & Peters LLP, 311 S. Wacker Dr., Ste 3000, Chicago, IL


ND Club of Chicago’s Attorney Networking Committee
Invites You to the

7th Annual Ethics CLE Event and Reception

“Lawyering in the Age of Social Media”
by: Veronica Root, Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Who: Lawyers with a Notre Dame degree (Undergrad or Law School)

Tickets: $30|$15 for current law student
Includes appetizers and one drink ticket

To Register:

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

LA Notre Dame Lawyers Annual Summer BBQ


Location: 751 Linda Vista Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Annual Notre Dame Lawyers Summer BBQ
Hosted by Dave and Barbara Scheper and Judge Buckley

This event is open to all attorneys with a Notre Dame degree (Undergrad, JD, MBA, etc.) Please join us and get to know other Notre Dame Attorneys and help welcome the the newest members of the Notre Dame legal community.

RSVP and Attendee List here

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