News & Events


NDLS and CCHR welcome Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor


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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Law School Welcomes Dean for a Day Timothy L. Dondanville


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.

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ND Expert: Illegal ransom payments principal source of ISIS funding

Jimmy Gurulé

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.

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Professor Jennifer Mason McAward's Work Cited in Recent US Court of Appeals Case

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.

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NDLS Co-sponsors Law and Finance Workshop

Colleen Baker

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.

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ND Expert: New carbon emission rule targets existing plants, will result in lawsuits

Bruce Huber

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.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Faculty Workshop


Location: Room 2130

Matt Hall, ND Political Science
“Judging with Personality: Individual Personality Traits and Decision Making on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

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The Bar Exam: All You Need to Know


Location: Room 1130

A presentation on the bar exam – information on deadlines, what is on the bar exam, how to get ready for the bar exam, etc. For upper level students
Sponsor : Themis Bar Review
Contact Name : Katie Jo Baumgardner

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Philip Howard Lecture


Location: 126 DeBartolo Hall

“Can American Government Be Fixed? How We Lost Authority to Govern Ourselves and What to do About It”

Philip K. Howard is a well-known leader of government and legal reform in America. His new book, The Rule of Nobody (W. W. Norton, April 2014), has been praised by Fareed Zakaria as “an utterly compelling and persuasive book that, if followed, could change the way America works.” His Ted Talk has has been viewed by almost 500,000 people. Mr. Howard is also the author of the best-seller The Death of Common Sense (Random House, 1995), The Collapse of the Common Good (Ballantine Books, 2002) and Life Without Lawyers (W. W. Norton, 2009).

Lecture is open to the public

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Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America


Location: Eck Commons


Notre Dame Law School and the Institute for Educational Initiatives invite you to a discussion of an important new book.

Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America

Featuring :
Michael Heise
Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

John McGreevy
Dean and Professor of History
University of Notre Dame

With comments by the authors:
Prof. Margaret F. Brinig
Fritz Duda Family Chair in Law
Notre Dame Law School

Prof. Nicole Stelle Garnett
Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
Policy Coordinator, Alliance for Catholic Education

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Friday, October 3, 2014


Friday, October 24, 2014

Notre Dame Law School Midwest Privacy Scholars Roundtable


Location: Room 2108

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.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, April 17, 2015