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News & Events

NDLS Professor Garners Singular Honor

A.J. Bellia

NDLS Professor A.J. Bellia Jr. has been honored by the Virginia Law Review for co-authoring (with George Washington University Law Professor Bradford R. Clark) one of the most influential articles published by the Virginia Law Review in the past 100 years. Read More

Christopher Stewart Awarded Lardy Fellowship

Chris Stewart

Dean Nell Jessup Newton has announced that the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year has been awarded to 2L Christopher Stewart. Stewart’s name will now be added to the Lardy Fellowship plaque’s list of recipients, which includes 2013-2014 Fellow Armando Cordoves and extends back to the first recipient, John F. Ready, in 1976. Read More

Two NDLS Grads Accept Supreme Court Clerkship Offers

Megan Dillhoff

Shortly after taking the phone call from Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., Megan Dillhoff became the second NDLS graduate to accept a Supreme Court judicial clerkship for the October 2014 Supreme Court term. Earlier this term, G. Ryan Snyder accepted his clerkship offer from Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Read More

Justice Thomas Teaches Seminar on Religious Freedom

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court visited Notre Dame Law School the week of February 3, 2014, serving as the James J. Clynes Visiting Chair in Judicial Ethics. Over the course of the week, Justice Thomas co-taught with Professor Richard W. Garnett an intensive seminar on “Religious Freedom and the Establishment Clause.” Read More

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Book Series: Talent Wants to Be Free by Professor Orly Lobel


Location: Faculty Meeting Room

orly_lobel_april_17_2014_web Orly Lobel, the Don Weckstein Professor of Employment and Labor Law at the University of San Diego, will speak at NDLS on Thursday, April 17 about her new book, Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding. Open to all.

IPLS General Meeting and Elections


Location: Room 3130

IPLS will be hosting a general meeting at which officers for 2014 – 2015 will be elected.

BLSA Meeting


Location: Room 1315

Lisa Maria will be coming to speak with the organization. She is currently a partner at a firm in NY.

Building a New Afghan Legal System


Location: Room 3140

Lt. Col. Maher will talk about his experiences as an Army JAG. He recently returned from Afghanistan where he helped train Afghan lawyers and judges. Sponsor : Military Students Law Association

JLEG End of Year Meeting


Location: Room 1310

After doing a survey this was the best day for everyone in the journal to meet. It is our end of the year meeting, looking towards next year.

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Faculty Colloquium


Location: Room 2130

Kasey Buckles (Notre Dame Department of Economics)

Cybersecurity and Human Rights


Location: Room 3140

Professor Shackleford will address how business can promote cyber peace, specifically focusing on how businesses can promote human rights in the cybersecurity context. Sponsor : International Law Society…

WLF Elections


Location: Room 1140

WLF Elections…

St. Thomas More Society Elections


Location: Room 1315

STMS will hold annual elections for all officers for the 2014–15 academic year.

Wed May 14, 2014

Does the World Need a Treaty on Business and Human Rights? Weighing the Pros and Cons


Location: Notre Dame London Law Centre, One Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG

University of Notre Dame Law School and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre cordially invite you to their first annual London human rights speaker series event.

Currently the question of a binding instrument on business and human rights is the topic of intense international debate. A proposal at the UN for a Treaty has received the support of over 70 governments and over one hundred regional and international NGOs. At the same time, it has received a high degree of scepticism by many experts, developed country governments, and international business associations.

Join us to discuss this issue with a high-level panel of experts!

Main speakers:

Introduction of Topic: Professor Doug Cassel, Notre Dame Law School

Proponent: Professor Chip Pitts, Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School; Advisor to the UN Global Compact

Commentator: Professor Sheldon Leader, Essex University

Sceptic: Chris Esdaile, Leigh Day

Commentator: Dr. Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University

Reflections: Michael Addo, UN Working Group on business and human rights

There will be 30 minutes for questions & answers, and a post-event reception for all who wish to attend

Please RSVP to Sam Whannel: by 1 May 2014