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NDLS Offers Online Certificate in Patent Prosecution

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The Certificate in Patent Prosecution is a 12-credit curriculum that prepares students to help inventors get patents. Certificate students learn the basics of patent law and the important skills that a patent agent will need to have: how to write a patent application, how to negotiate with the U.S. Patent Office on behalf of an inventor, how to determine whether an invention is patentable, and the ethical obligations of a patent agent.

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NDLS Hosts Andrea Pin as Visiting Professor of European Union Law

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Andrea Pin (PhD, University of Turin, Italy) was a fall 2014 Notre Dame Kellogg Institute for International Studies visiting fellow. He is senior lecturer at the University of Padua, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative public law, and Islamic law.  His interests include constitutionalism in Middle East as well as on comparative perspectives on religious liberty, constitutional interpretation, and federalism. While at Notre Dame, he was also a visiting professor of European Union law at the Notre Dame Law School.

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Professor A.J. Bellia Joins Justice Scalia on Panel Addressing Role of History

Professor A.J. Bellia joined Justice Antonin Scalia on a panel discussing the role of history in the field of Federal Courts at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (“AALS”).

The panel, sponsored by the Federal Courts Section of the AALS, considered the extent to which courts should rely on history in deciding questions of federal judicial power.   

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Two NDLS Grads Join the Federal Bench

December saw two Notre Dame Law School grads confirmed to the federal bench. Double Domer Jack Blakey, ’88 B.A., ’92 J.D., was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by the U.S. Senate December 16. Earlier this month Jerry Pappert, ’88 J.D., was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Innovative Technology and Informatics Course Prepares Grads for Big Changes in the Profession

This spring Ron Dolin, one of the First 100 at Google and the co-founder of Stanford University’s Program for Legal Technology & Design, will team up with Jason Boehmig, a 2012 magna cum laude NDLS grad and the president and CEO of the legal technology company Ironclad, Inc., to offer a unique and exciting new course on Legal Technology and Informatics.

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NDLA Honors Judge Kenneth Ripple with Fr. Michael McCafferty, C.S.C. Award

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On Friday, November 14, 2014, the NDLA presented the Fr. Michael McCafferty Award to the Honorable Kenneth Ripple for his thirty-seven years of distinguished service to the University of Notre Dame as a faculty member of the Law School. The award was presented by Dean Nell Newton and NDLA Board President, Jared des Rosiers, at a dinner following the NDLA fall board meeting. This award is named for Fr. Michael McCafferty, who in his all-too-brief life established a universal reputation within Notre Dame Law School as a charismatic teacher, renowned scholar, beloved friend and spiritual mentor.

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Events

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Faculty Colloquium

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Location: Room 1315

Demonstration and Discussion of Distance Learning Video Technologies
Bob Jones and the IT staff will lead a discussion of our experiences with video teaching technologies to date and will demonstrate a variety of video teaching options including linking video classrooms together and linking individual students and guest speakers into classrooms.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1L Tips for Success with Taft Stettinius & Hollister

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Location: Room 1315

Lisa Watson, Chief Recruiting and Development Officer & Ralph Caruso (JD ‘94), Hiring Partner from Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Indianapolis, will be on campus to discuss the application process, interview skills and ways to make your summer a success.

Pizza will be provided to those that RSVP: http://bit.ly/1q9cPGd

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Tortured Nation: Morality, Security, and Torture

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

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CCHR presents a discussion of the moral, political, and national security implications arising from the Senate Select Committee’s report on detention and interrogation.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Energy Law Internships with NiSource

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Location: Room 1310

NiSource is an Energy Company headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. A representative from Indianapolis is actively recruiting interns for the Indy office. It is a paid internship specializing in Regulatory Energy Law and offers a rare opportunity to intern for in-house counsel.
Come to learn about all internship opportunities from the source!

Pizza will be provided to those that RSVP: http://bit.ly/1q9cPGd

Sponsor : CDO

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Plotting Your Career Path

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Location: Room 1315

Ron Nye and Kirsten Vasquez from Major, Lindsey & Africa present the ten questions every law student should ask themselves in plotting their career path. Mr. Nye and Ms. Vasquez will walk the students through a brief self-assessment exercise and discuss how their answers can help shape their pursuit of a successful and fulfilling legal career.

Pizza will be provided to those that RSVP: http://bit.ly/1q9cPGd

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CDO Professional Development Series: Career Path Planning

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Location: Room 1140

The job search process begins early in your law school experience, and it is important to take the time to explore the numerous career paths available to you. In determining which career paths may be of interest to you, it is imperative that you understand both your goals and your personality.
Join the CDO to continue the exploration process!

Pizza will be provided to those that RSVP: http://bit.ly/1q9cPGd

Sponsor : CDO

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Conferences

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