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London Director Michael Addo explains why law students should study abroad

Author: Kevin Allen

Eight students who spent all or part of the 2016-17 academic year in London helped Addo make his point. Several called their time in London their “best semester of law school” while talking about interning with members of Parliament, soaking up London’s culture, and traveling to The Hague and other European landmarks.

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It’s National IT Professionals Day – get to know the people who keep ND Law School online

Author: Amanda Gray

National IT Professionals Day falls on the third Tuesday of every September – that’s Tuesday, Sept. 19, this year. The dedicated Information Technology staff at the Law School keeps computers whirring, projectors lit, and video connections crisp at our main campus, while also connecting classrooms, students, faculty, and staff to people all over the world.

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Join us Sept. 29 and 30 for NDLS Homecoming Weekend

Author: Notre Dame Law School

NDLS alumni: you don’t want to miss our first NDLS Homecoming Weekend, featuring an old-fashioned tailgate on the DeBartolo Quad from 1 to 4 p.m. prior to the kick off of the ND vs. Miami of Ohio football game! The tailgate will offer an open bar with craft beers and wine and an unlimited buffet.

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Norm Matteoni, ’63 J.D., describes Lakota Sioux’s legal struggle in Black Hills

Author: Kevin Allen

Normmatteoniweb Norm Matteoni, ’63 J.D., presents “The Black Hills Are Not for Sale” on Sept. 7 in Biolchini Hall of Law. // Photo by Alicia Sachau, Notre Dame Law School.

For hundreds of years, the Black Hills – an isolated mountain range that rises amid the prairies of South Dakota – have been the spiritual home of the Lakota Sioux. And since the 1860s, the tribe’s members have been fighting the U.S. government over control of the land.…

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Dean Newton's fall 2017 welcome letter to students

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

Dear students,

Welcome back 2Ls and 3Ls, and special welcome to the 1L class. Here is a brief overview of the new people, programs, and opportunities you will be encountering this year.

First, your fellow students and faculty have been working hard to line up some outstanding speakers this year, and more will be coming on line as the year progresses. First, on September 29 the Career Development Office will be bringing you Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers

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From boxing to earning a dual degree, SBA President Athena Aherrera does it all

Author: Denise Wager

When Athena Aherrera immigrated to the United States from the Philippines seven years ago, she had to adjust to a new country and culture.

She embraced the challenge, adapted quickly, and has been running full speed ever since – something she attributes to the support of her family, friends, school, and wider community.

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Events

Friday, September 22, 2017

Deconstructing Legal Analysis, with Professor Peter Wendel

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

Please join PAD and BLSA for an event with Pepperdine Law Professor Peter Wendel, author of Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer, as he returns to deliver his annual lecture on abstract legal thinking. The lecture will be tailored to suggest adjustments that students can make to their class-preparation, outlining, exam-preparation, and exam-writing techniques to improve their law school performance.…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Military (JAG) Summer Internship Panel Discussion

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Location: 2171 Eck Hall of Law

The Military and Veterans Law Society is hosting a panel of ND Law students who completed a Military JAG internship last summer. We will present the application process, deadlines, and an overall discussion of intern experience in each branch.

Sponsor: Military and Veterans Law Society…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

1L Workshop: MAXimizing Your Financial Future

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Research shows that habit creation and ultimate goal achievement is optimized when you know your triggers and your motivations. Join this workshop to take the first step toward making better financial decisions now – and in the future. Through this workshop you will: 1) Learn how to identify and evaluate your own financial decision-making behaviors; 2) Understand how your financial behaviors impact strategies for your short- and long-term financial goals; 3) Examine law school specific examples of your upcoming financial decisions; and 4) Start thinking strategically about actions you can take to mitigate cost/risk and/or enhance potential opportunities. Walk away with your list of next steps and how to access all the resources provided by the MAX

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Talk with John Suthers

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

John Suthers is the current Mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the former Attorney General of Colorado, U.S. Attorney for Colorado and Fourth Judicial District Attorney

Sponsor: NDLS Advisory Board, Future Prosecutors, and ACLU.…

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Careers at Chubb Insurance

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Location: 3171 Eck Hall of Law

Are you interested in career paths outside of traditional law firm life? How about investigating claims, supervising litigation and helping to achieve settlements for the world’s largest property & casualty insurer? Join Chubb Insurance Senior Vice President and NDLS alum, John Watkins, as he discusses roles for young attorneys at Chubb. Learn more about Chubb online at chubb.com/careers.…

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The Slants

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

IPLS and ALSA present The Slants, the band from the landmark Supreme Court case on free speech and trademark law – Matal v. Tam. The Slants will perform, there will be a keynote speaker and then a Q&A with the band.

Sponsor: IPLS & ALSA

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Suing the Government Is A Growth Industry: How to Make the Most From Your Law Degree (And Your Life) with a Career in Public-Interest Law: A Conversation with the Institute for Justice

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Sometimes law students are told they have two options: a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty. This isn’t true. On Tuesday, October 3, Bob McNamara, a Senior Attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ. Matt Curtis, a 2L who spent his last summer working at IJ in DC, will speak about his summer experience. The Institute for Justice, the nation’s leading libertarian public-interest law firm, offers the best of both worlds: cutting-edge constitutional litigation on issues that actually matter to real people, combined with competitive pay. Sound interesting? Learn what steps you can take to put yourself on a path to litigating the kind of cases you read about in the newspaper and your casebooks.…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Creating Your Dream Job: Crafting a Strong Public Interest Fellowship Application

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Location: 1315 Biolchini

This year and the past couple of years, Notre Dame will offer and has offered four students the chance to create their dream jobs through Notre Dame’s Shaffer and Bank of America Foundation fellowships. Outside of those fellowships, Notre Dame students have also won fellowships with outside organizations. Crafting a strong fellowship application is an art that requires writing several essays, picking a strong host organization, and creating an innovative project. Current NDLS

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Careers In Public Defense

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

If you feel called to work for those who are on the margins of society, are interested in spending your career in the courtroom and working one on one with clients, or want to learn more about an extremely rewarding career path, join us for this panel featuring attorneys working in various public defense career paths. From county public defender to assistant appellate defender and federal public defender, there are a wide variety of public defense career paths and this panel will feature attorneys as well as students who have worked in each of them.…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Conferences

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Antitrust Implications of Horizontal Shareholdings

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Location: 2130 Eck Hall of Law, Faculty Meeting Room

We will have a panel on “The Antitrust Implications of Horizontal Shareholdings” focusing on the recent work of Einer Elhauge, Petrie Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, on this hot topic at the intersection of corporate governance and antitrust law.

With comments and contributions from:
Jonathan Baker, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

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