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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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.
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.
Vinodh Jaichand ‘88 LL.M.,’96 J.S.D. began to study law because the South African thought it could be a tool for dismantling the system of apartheid. But after he arrived at the University of Notre Dame, he realized that the law may well be part of the problem.
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.
The Business on the Frontlines course began in 2008, and in 2010 was named one of Forbes Magazine’s ten most innovative business classes. Each class is comprised of students from the Mendoza College of Business, NDLS, and the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies.
Brian Murray ’11 J.D. and Jessica Howton ’11 J.D were the first two Public Interest Fellows at Notre Dame. Since 2011, nine Notre Dame Law graduates have served as Shaffer Fellows. Their experiences have taken them around the country and into a variety of legal areas.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
GALILEE City Group organizing
Themis will show 1Ls how to brief a case and introduce them to Themis’ first year review materials.
Speaker : Emily Hawkins
Representatives from military branches will be present for a panel discussion on the best practices for a successful career in JAG.
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.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Notre Dame Law Graduates, please join other Notre Dame alumni at the upcoming Networking Breakfast on September 18th from 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM at St. Peter’s Church (Basement) at 110 West Madison Street in the Chicago Loop. To register please go to
First annual meeting of IPLS
To inauguate its new three-year research project, The Center for Civil & Human Rights, in partnership with the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University, will hold a public symposium to discuss the responses of Christian communities across the globe facing persecution.
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
Friday, September 19, 2014
Join local legal professionals and members from the Indiana State Bar Association for a presentation on how to make the most out of your local bar association.
Speaker : Susan Jacobs & ISBA Members.
Friday, October 24, 2014
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.