Notre Dame and Boston College law students made final arguments in a reimagining of the Boston Massacre Trial 245 years ago, celebrating the importance of the trial with the early and enduring example of the Boston Massacre Trial.
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Notre Dame Law School continues to expand opportunities for students to garner hands-on learning experience with the creation of a new corporate counsel externship program.
Former Notre Dame Law Association Board President James Gillece Jr. ’69 J.D., died on Sept. 26, 2015. He was 71 years old.
Notre Dame Law Association board member, Anne Marie Finch, ’86 B.A., ’89 J.D., died in a tragic accident on Aug. 28, 2015. She was 51 years old.
The Notre Dame Law Review will host its annual Symposium on Nov. 5-6, 2015 in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom at Notre Dame Law School. This year’s Symposium is titled Religious Liberty and the Free Society: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dignitatis Humanae. The event will celebrate and examine the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom and is part of the 2015-16 Notre Dame Forum.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts has appointed William Kelley, associate professor of law, to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Standing Committee”). The Standing Committee coordinates the work of the Advisory Committees on the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal Procedure, and the Rules of Evidence. Kelley was appointed to a three-year term in September.
In the early 1980s, the Supreme Court decided some 150 cases a year, nearly twice the number it annually decides these days. Legal scholars and practitioners of law have criticized, lamented and even denounced this “docket shrinkage,” but while much attention has been paid to how the Supreme Court decides its cases, far less attention has been paid to the question of which cases the Court chooses to decide — and which cases it chooses not to.
This week, Notre Dame Law will host the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure at its Chicago facilities. Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Chair in Law, is a member of the committee. The committee will meet Thursday and Friday Oct. 29-30 at the Notre Dame Law Suite on Michigan Ave.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., will visit Notre Dame Law School on Nov. 19. One highlight of his visit will be a conversation with Notre Dame law students on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom, followed by a reception in Eck Commons.
The three-week-long Synod on the Family, which formally closed with a Mass Sunday (Oct. 25) in Rome, brought 270 cardinals, archbishops and priests from around the world for what may have been the most significant and consequential such church gathering since the Second Vatican Council half a century ago.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Professor Rick Garnett will speak with students about how to prepare for and take exams.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Wednesday classes from Nov. 25 will meet on Dec. 7.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Thursday classes from Nov. 26 will meet on December 8.
Last Class Day…
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Join us for a winter Happy Hour in lieu of a December networking breakfast.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Examinations held Friday Dec. 11 – Saturday Dec. 19
Monday, January 11, 2016
First Class Day…
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Last Day to Add Courses…
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Meghan Sullivan: ND Philosophy…
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Dean Andrea Lyon of Valparaiso Law School will lecture on the problem of race and mass incarceration in the United States.
Sponsor : ACS
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Polk Wagner of University of Pennsylvania Law School