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Two ND Law Students Selected as Bank of America Fellows

Rasheed Gilmer and Carlos Cisneros Vilchis, two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017, are this year’s Bank of America Foundation Fellows.

The fellowship covers the cost of salary and benefits for two Notre Dame Law graduates to work for two years at a municipal agency or private nonprofit organization. The fellows’ work must advance social justice by providing legal services to low-income or other underrepresented populations. The opportunity allows fellows to create dream jobs by selecting the organizations where they want to work and designing projects to complete while at those organizations.

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Two ND Law Students Named 2017 Shaffer Public Interest Fellows

Lauren Rafter and Kathleen Wood – two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017 – have been named this year’s Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows.

The Shaffer Fellowship is a highly competitive program funded entirely by donors. It pays the fellows’ salaries and benefits to work for two years in a public-interest legal position at any organization of their choosing.

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Jay Tidmarsh Named Clynes Professor of Law


Jay Tidmarsh, a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been named the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Professor of Law.

“It’s humbling, and I’m deeply grateful to the University and for Judge Clynes’ generous gift,” said Tidmarsh, who joined the Law School faculty in 1989. “To hold a chair named in his honor means a great deal to me.”…

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Experience as Buddhist Monk Inspires ND Law Student

Notre Dame Law School prides itself on educating a different kind of lawyer, and 2L Ron Ruangtragool took a different path to law school.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and international development studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, Ruangtragool went to Thailand to be a Buddhist monk.

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ND Law Professor Bruce Huber Earns Tenure

Bruce Huber has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School.

“This is a moment I’ve been looking forward to for 12 years – since I started down the road toward becoming a legal academic. I started a Ph.D. program in Berkeley specifically with this end in mind,” Huber said.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inaugural Lawyer Committee Event in Tampa Bay


Location: The Columbia Cafe - Riverwalk, Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St. #1905, Tampa, Florida

The Notre Dame Club of Greater Tampa Bay will host the inaugural Lawyer Committee Event on June 24. The event will feature free tapas and a cash bar. Dress comfortably, as this will be an outdoor event.…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kickoff Event for Notre Dame Lawyer Committee of Portland


Location: The University Club of Portland, 1225 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Please join us for the kickoff reception of the Notre Dame Lawyers Committee of Portland, featuring a presentation from Professor Richard W. Garnett of Notre Dame Law School. Please RSVP to or register at by June 23.…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

9th Annual Ethics CLE Event and Reception


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

The Notre Dame Club of Chicago’s Attorney Networking Committee invites you to the 9th Annual Ethics CLE Event and Reception, hosted by Freeborn and Peters LLP. Timothy J. Flanagan, associate general counsel and concurrent professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, will lecture on the topic of “The Relationships Between In-House Counsel and Private Practice Counsel.” Tickets cost $30, or $15 if you are a current law student, and includes appetizers and drinks. To register, visit the NDCLE

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Orange County ND Lawyers "Buy a Law Student a Drink" Event


Location: Muldoon’s Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

Orange County Notre Dame Lawyers Group will hold its fifth annual “Buy a Law Student a Drink” event on the patio at Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach on June 28. Come catch up with your fellow ND lawyers and meet this year’s ND law students who are spending the summer in the area.…

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