The Hon. Nora Barry Fischer, a U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, shared her wisdom and experiences Wednesday evening with Notre Dame Law School’s incoming class.
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Roger P. Alford, a professor of law and associate dean for international and graduate programs at Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed to a position at the U.S. Department of Justice where he will promote the enforcement of antitrust laws around the world.
Five professors from law schools around the nation will be joining the Notre Dame faculty this year as visiting professors.
Professor Paul B. Miller will join Notre Dame Law School as tenured faculty as of the fall term.
Miller is a private law theorist whose work focuses on philosophical questions in equity, fiduciary law, trust law, and corporate law.
John N. Gallo, an adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School and a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, has been appointed executive director of LAF, which is the Chicago area’s largest legal aid organization.
When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the University of Notre Dame in September 2016, one of the many points she touched upon was how she balanced being a mother at the same time she was in law school.
Ginsburg told the audience in Purcell Pavilion that caring for her young daughter, Jane, gave her “a sense of proportion” as a law student.
Klaassen is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Wyoming, where he has served since 2009.
In the American legal system, it’s a generally accepted view that judges should not disrupt the decisions of their predecessors unless they have a compelling reason to do so. The principle is known by the Latin phrase stare decisis – “to stand by things decided.” The goal is to preserve the law’s core without permanently entrenching every judicial mistake.
The key question is: When should judges break from precedent? After all, even Supreme Court justices disagree about the role of precedent in particular cases.
David Pruitt is the new program director for the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center.
Pruitt brings almost two decades of experience as a practicing attorney to the position. Most recently, he was a partner in the litigation department at Barnes & Thornburg in South Bend. He concentrated on commercial and intellectual property litigation and represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.
An Illinois man who asserted his innocence for more than two decades while serving a life sentence for a murder conviction was able to walk out of prison this spring.
And a Notre Dame Law School alumnus was among the lawyers who helped the man win his release.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
GALILEE Leader Meeting…
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Join Christine and Patti to discuss the anatomy of a call back and how to present your best self.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Meeting with Director of Student Services, Peter Horvath, SBA officers Athena & Jamie, and NDLS Club Presidents and/or Treasurers.…
Saturday, August 26, 2017
This will be the first journal meeting of the year. Attendance will be mandatory.…
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
US Air Force Judge Advocate General Information Session
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Indiana Public Defender Jill Johnson will share about her experience working in the juvenile justice division.
Karen Slaggert, Director of Student Entrepreneurship at IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Deloitte Informational Session
Friday, September 8, 2017
Journal meeting to go over the Bluebook (common mistakes, how to edit, etc.). Mandatory attendance for 2L journal members.…
Monday, September 11, 2017
GALILEE Informational Meeting…
1L students will draft their NDLS resumes in this working session. Bring your laptops.
Monday, September 18, 2017
2017 Constitution Day – description forthcoming…
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
2Ls will talk about their 1L summer experiences and share insights into how they got their internships, what the work was like, and what they learned from it.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Faculty Colloquium – Margaret Ryznar, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, IUPUI…
This will be a talk given by Maddie Sloan from Texas Appleseed speaking on the racial injustices in housing from both a historical standpoint and how those injustices have continued into present day.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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