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In Memoriam: Robert F. Biolchini

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

I am very sorry to report that Robert F. Biolchini, a trustee and generous benefactor of the Law School, passed away November 8 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. 

Bob was a 1962 Notre Dame graduate and earned his law degree from George Washington University. He was a partner with the Tulsa, Okla., law firm of Stuart, Biolchini & Turner and served as a temporary appeals judge for the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Until his retirement in 2015 he was the president and chief executive officer of PennWell Corp., a privately owned Tulsa-based media company founded in 1910 that publishes 75 international weekly and monthly business-to-business magazines and conducts more than 60 business-to-business conferences and exhibitions on six continents. He was also a director of American Business Media, the chief executive officer of Valley National Bank, Lake Bancshares, and Ameritrust. He was a captain in the U.S. Army.

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ND Law prepared Jennifer Klute Hall, ’99 J.D., for Capitol Hill

Author: Kevin Allen

Jennifer Klute Hall, ’99 J.D., has navigated the politics of Washington, D.C., drafted major legislation that won congressional approval, and now serves as general counsel at a national trade association for the trucking industry.

And when she looks back at her accomplishments, she sees a few of the lessons she learned at Notre Dame Law School as keys to her success.

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14th Amendment scholar talks birthright citizenship at Dean’s Lecture

Author: Amanda Gray

Martha Jones, scholar on American legal history, tied more than two centuries of debate over the 14th Amendment and citizen rights for former slaves to today’s political debate surrounding undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers at her talk Monday at Notre Dame Law School.

Jones, who was recently appointed the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, spoke as part of the Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, & Society series. Her presentation, “Birthright Citizens: Winners and Losers in the Long History of the 14th Amendment,” focused on the topic of her forthcoming book.

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In Memoriam: Professor Regis William Campfield

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law

Campfield Regis

I am very sorry to announce that Professor Regis Campfield, founder of the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, passed away on Oct. 27, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. He was 75 years old.

Regis served on our faculty from 1970 – 1977 before moving to SMU

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Expert on 14th Amendment to deliver Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, & Society

Author: Amanda Gray

Martha Jones, an expert on the history of the 14th Amendment and how black Americans constructed their rights through legal proceedings, will deliver the second Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, & Society at Notre Dame Law School.

Jones, the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, will present on the topic of her forthcoming book, “Birthright Citizens: Winners and Losers in the Long History of the 14th Amendment,” at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in 1130 Eck Hall of Law.

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ND Law’s Erika Gustin named finalist for national pro bono award

Author: Denise Wager

Erika Gustin, 2L, was nominated to receive the 2017 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on Notre Dame Law School’s Exoneration Project. The award recognizes the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono work. 

PSJD is the public service jobs directory initiative of the National Association for Law Placement. There are over 180 member schools and each could nominate two students. Gustin was one of eight finalists.

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Events

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Exam-Takings Tips

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

Professor A.J. Bellia will speak with students about how to prepare for and take exams. All students are welcome to attend, though this session may be most helpful for first-time exam-takers.

Sponsor: Student Services…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Student Power Lunch Panel - California

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Location: 2172 Eck Hall of Law

The Student Bar Association CDO Committee will host a power lunch consisting of student ran panels based upon geographic cities. These informal lunches allow law students to connect with other students who are interested in or currently expecting to work after graduation in various cities. This event’s focus will be on California.…

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018