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In Memoriam: Charles E. Rice


God. Country. Notre Dame.

Perhaps no man in recent memory has better embodied the motto inscribed over the door to the Sacred Heart Basilica than Professor Charles E. Rice. A devout Catholic, a Marine, a professor, and a coach, Professor Rice did it all, and always with an abounding sense of humor and purpose. It is therefore with a heavy heart that the Law School announces his passing on February 25, 2015.

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Sean Seymore, ’06 JD, Wins Vanderbilt Faculty Honor


NDLS grad Sean Seymore has been named a Chancellor Faculty Fellow by Vanderbilt University.

The appointment extends over two fiscal years and includes additional funding designed to support Professor Seymore’s innovative research into how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy.

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NDLS Offers Online Certificate in Patent Prosecution


The Certificate in Patent Prosecution is a 12-credit curriculum that prepares students to help inventors get patents. Certificate students learn the basics of patent law and the important skills that a patent agent will need to have: how to write a patent application, how to negotiate with the U.S. Patent Office on behalf of an inventor, how to determine whether an invention is patentable, and the ethical obligations of a patent agent.

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NDLS Hosts Andrea Pin as Visiting Professor of European Union Law

Andrea Pin

Andrea Pin (PhD, University of Turin, Italy) was a fall 2014 Notre Dame Kellogg Institute for International Studies visiting fellow. He is senior lecturer at the University of Padua, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative public law, and Islamic law.  His interests include constitutionalism in Middle East as well as on comparative perspectives on religious liberty, constitutional interpretation, and federalism. While at Notre Dame, he was also a visiting professor of European Union law at the Notre Dame Law School.

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Professor A.J. Bellia Joins Justice Scalia on Panel Addressing Role of History

Professor A.J. Bellia joined Justice Antonin Scalia on a panel discussing the role of history in the field of Federal Courts at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (“AALS”).

The panel, sponsored by the Federal Courts Section of the AALS, considered the extent to which courts should rely on history in deciding questions of federal judicial power.   

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Judge Hardiman


Location: Room 1310

The Judge will deliver remarks, followed by Q&A.
Sponsor: Federalist Society

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Christian Legal Society Mixer


Location: Rohr's in the Morris Inn

End of week get-together sponsored by the Christian Legal Society.

We will be providing some appetizers. Our faculty sponsor, Professor John Nagle, will be joining us.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Study Abroad Next Year -- Meeting


Location: Room 1140

The Law School will have an information session to discuss a range of study abroad programs available to NDLS students. Second-year and third-year students are eligible to study in London or at one of our exchange programs in Chile, China, Ireland, and Italy. A new exchange program in Switzerland is also imminent and we anticipate that students will be able to apply for that as well.

Law faculty and students will discuss the opportunities to study abroad including:
Three-week Intellectual Property Summer Program in London (July 20-August 7, 2015)
Fall/Spring/Full Year London Program for 2Ls and 3Ls
Exchange Programs in Dublin, Beijing, Santiago, Milan, and Lucerne.

Please come on March 2 to learn more. Food will be provided. In the meantime, you can find details on these programs at our International Portal.

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