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Prof. Cassel’s research informs major court decision

cassel news In an age when courts pay scant heed to most academic legal writing, a cutting edge decision by the prestigious federal district court for the Southern District of New York relies on Notre Dame Professor of Law Doug Cassel’s article, Corporate Aiding and Abetting of Human Rights Violations: Confusion in the Courts, 6 NW. U. J. INT’L HUM. RTS. 304 (2008). Read More

Prof. O’Connell in Spain to deliver talk on drone attacks

Mary Ellen Oconnell news Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame, delivers a paper in Spain this week titled “The Legal Limits on Drone Attacks in Pakistan”. Her talk at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law is part of a two-day workshop called “Shooting to Kill: The Law Governing in the Use of Lethal Force in Context.” Read More

Prof. Rougeau to deliver two keynotes in Chicago

Vince Rougeau news Notre Dame Professor of Law Vincent Rougeau will speak at The Lumen Christi Institute Law and Culture Forum-sponsored presentation titled “Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order” on Thursday, June 25. He will deliver a keynote address the following day at the annual Faith, Justice, and Civic Learning Conference, held this year at DePaul University in Chicago. Read More

Prof. Kaveny says judges need empathy

kaveny news Notre Dame Professor of Law Cathleen Kaveny, a columnist for “Commonweal” magazine, wrote of her support for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the June 19 issue of the publication. Read More

Prof. Garnett on the Legal Case for School Choice

Rick Garnett fall08 news Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett spoke at The Lumen Christi Institute Law and Culture Forum’s panel discussion titled “The Moral and Legal Case for School Choice.” Joining Garnett on the panel in Chicago were the Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., a political science professor at Notre Dame, and Marquette University education specialist Dr. Howard Fuller. Read More

Prof. Mayer Elected to National Board of Advisors

mayer newsNotre Dame Associate Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer was elected to sit on the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law’s (NCPL) Board of Advisors. The NCPL, established 20 years ago, is one of the most prestigious research centers on philanthropy in the nation. The Board of Advisors includes both leading academics and non-academic leaders in the field. Read More

Prof. Kaveny in NY Times re: Sotomayor’s Catholicity

kaveny newsUniversity of Notre Dame Professor of Law and of Theology Cathleen Kaveny told the Times, “I don’t think there is any one Catholic stance on the law. Catholicism is a big tent, so different people are drawn to different aspects of it. A Dorothy Day Catholic is going to be different than an Opus Dei Catholic.” Read More