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Prof. O’Connell Named to “Legal 100” List

The Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America Magazine have named Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell to their Legal 100, a list of the leading Irish American lawyers in the United States. Nominations for the Legal 100 are submitted by colleagues, institutions, and family members. Read More

CCHR’s Sean O’Brien Addresses Darfur Crisis at Conference

Sean O’Brien, assistant director of the Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and concurrent assistant law professor, will speak at John Marshall Law School in Chicago as part of a panel discussion titled “The International and The United States Response to the Crisis in Darfur.” Read More

Symposium Features Father Hesburgh and Former Apartheid Prisoner

Notre Dame Law School’s Journal of Legislation presents “Tilted Scales: Pursuing Justice Amidst Unjust Legislation” on Thursday, April 17 from 1:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Law School Courtroom. The symposium features: Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., former president of Notre Dame and charter member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Thulani Mabaso, former prisoner in apartheid South Africa; Bridgette Carr, associate clinical professor of law at Notre Dame; and Paolo Carozza, associate professor of law at Notre Dame and chairman of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Read More

Three Students Earn Full Ride to ND Law

The J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust awarded three full scholarships to students attending Notre Dame Law School during the 2008-09 academic year. In addition to covering 100 percent of tuition, fees and books, students receive a generous room and board allowance. The scholarship is available to students who have lived in Kansas for at least ten years. The Trust also assists scholarship recipients with career placement in Kansas during and after their graduation from law school. Read More

Prof. Carter Snead Speaks at Symposium on Law and Science

Notre Dame Law School professor Carter Snead joins five other law faculty from Harvard, UCLA and Wisconsin at the University of Alabama for an April 11 symposium titled “Legal Doubt, Scientific Certainty: What Scientific Knowledge Does For and To the Law.” Snead’s talk is called “Law, Science, and Incommensurability.” Read More

Librarian Joe Thomas to Receive Chapman Award

This summer, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries, Joseph Thomas, Head of Technical Services, will receive the Renee Chapman Award. Presented by the Technical Services Special Interest Section, the Renee Chapman Award is one of the most prestigious awards given out by any unit within the American Association of Law Libraries Read More

Rick Garnett to Deliver Keynote on Evangelization and the Law

Notre Dame Law School professor Rick Garnett is one of two keynote speakers at an upcoming event called “Conversions and Conflict: An Interreligious Discussion of Evangelization.” The discussion will be held at the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn. Read More

Rabbi-Scholar Visits Notre Dame

Dr. David Dalin, an ordained rabbi and widely published scholar of American Jewish history and Christian-Jewish relations, will speak at Notre Dame on Thursday, April 3. The talk, which is co-sponsored through the Natural Law Institute at Notre Dame Law School, is entitled “John Paul II and the Jews,” and begins at 7:30 p.m. in room 138 of DeBartolo Hall. Read More

Dean O'Hara to Step Down Next Year

In June of next year, I will complete my tenth year as dean. When I was a relatively new dean, a wonderful alumnus and generous supporter offered me what I have come to appreciate as the best analogy for the responsibilities of a dean in leading an academic institution – this is, the role of a fiduciary. It is with a great sense of pride in what our Law School has achieved over many, many years that I today shared with the Law School community my plans to complete my tenure as dean in June 2009. Read More

CCHR Co-sponsors “Witnessing Genocide” Conference

Survivors from the war-torn nations of Rwanda and Darfur, a Holocaust survivor, journalists, and others will converge at Notre Dame on Sunday and Monday, April 6-7 for the conference “Witnessing Genocide: Truth, Reconciliation, and the Media.” The event is co-sponsored by Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, and will be held in McKenna Hall on campus. Read More

Prof. Carozza Elected Chair of Human Rights Commission

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) voted unanimously to elect University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Paolo Carozza as its chairman for 2008-2009. The election was held on March 3 at the start of the Commission’s 131st regular period of sessions. Carozza—who served as first vice-chairman of Read More

Spotlight on Careers for Social Change

Two Notre Dame Law School alums will tell their stories at a campus event on Wednesday called “Making a Living, Making a Difference: Careers for Social Change.” It takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. All Notre Dame students are invited to attend. Keynote speaker Read More

ND Law Screens Oscar Award-winning Film Featuring ND Prof.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights at Notre Dame Law School will screen the Oscar Award-winning documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side” on Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art. A panel discussion follows the screening. Beginning with the case Read More

Assoc. Dean Kelley Discusses Impact of Future President on the Courts

Notre Dame Law School Associate Dean William Kelley says that Senate support and judicial excellence are key factors for any president to consider in making appointments to the Supreme Court. His comments came as part of a panel discussion at the University of California, Berkeley, entitled “The Next President and the Courts.” Read More

Moot Court Showcase

Notre Dame Law School presents its 58th annual Moot Court Showcase Argument on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Judge Norman C. Barry Courtroom of the Law School. All four advocates on the case are third-year law students. The case involves the contention of legislation intended to reform existing handgun and Read More

ND Law Hosts Client Counseling Competition

Notre Dame Law School recently hosted the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division’s Client Counseling Competition for region seven on Saturday, February 9. Seth Carmack and Emily Chang earned Notre Dame the hosting right with their regional win last year at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The competition Read More

Prof. Bridgette Carr Wins Marshall Memorial Fellowship

By: Melanie McDonald December 15, 2007 The German Marshall Fund of the United States awarded a 2008 Marshall Memorial Fellowship to University of Notre Dame Associate Clinical Professor of Law Bridgette Carr. Carr advocates for non-citizens, particularly those who are victims of forced migration. Migration and immigration are among the Read More