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Loan Repayment Assistance Program

scales new chapel news Changes to the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) should more than double the total annual benefits paid out to qualifying alumni, making public service work possible for more graduates. Read More

Prof. Bellia brings practical experience to new role

Patricia Bellia faculty news Notre Dame Professor of Law Patricia Bellia, the new chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Faculty Board on Athletics, has excelled at the highest levels of collegiate athletics and academics, giving her firsthand experience in her new position. Read More

Bellia brings practical experience to new role

Patricia Bellia

Patricia Bellia, the new chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Faculty Board on Athletics, has excelled at the highest levels of collegiate athletics and academics, giving her firsthand – and, for that matter, forehand – experience in her new position.

A Division I tennis player at Harvard University, Bellia is now a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. She was elected to the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics in 2005 and became chair Aug. 1. Read More

HIV and the Rule of Law

HIV conference news HIV and the Rule of Law: Human Rights at Home and Abroad is an international, interdisciplinary conference co-sponsored by Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, the American Bar Association AIDS Coordinating Committee, the College of Arts and Letters, Eck Institute for Global Health, the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, and McGuireWoods LLP. Major funding has been provided by McGuireWoods LLP. Read More

Prof. Mayer on Citizens United v. FEC

The oral argument before the Supreme Court today (Sept. 9, 2009) in Citizens United v. FEC raised the hopes of free speech advocates while dimming the prospects for campaign finance law supporters. Read More

Prof. Kaveny Addresses Health Care Debate in NY Times

kaveny news Notre Dame Professor of Law M. Cathleen Kaveny tells the New York Times that the debate over the relationship of abortion and euthanasia to other issues of social justice is “the great tension in Catholic thought right now,” including in the debate over health care reform. Her comments appeared in a front-page story of the August 27, 2009 edition. Read More

Prof. Carozza and IACHR issue preliminary report on Honduras

carozza Notre Dame Professor of Law Paolo Carozza is back on campus following a week-long fact-finding mission in Honduras. He was there as part of an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) delegation to observe that nation’s human rights situation following a June 28 military coup that led to the ousting of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Read More

Prof. Carozza Returns from Honduran Human Rights Mission

carozza Notre Dame Professor of Law Paolo Carozza returns to campus Monday, Aug. 24 following a week-long fact-finding mission in Honduras to observe the human rights situation there following a June 28 military coup that led to the ousting of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Read More

Intensive Trial Advocacy Program Underway

seckinger news Notre Dame Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program is currently underway, providing rising 2Ls and 3Ls a week-long opportunity to develop their trial practice skills and gain litigation experiences through simulated courtroom exercises. The program is led by NDLS Professor Jim Seckinger. Read More

Prof. O’Connell’s "America" Cover Story

Mary Ellen Oconnell news The August 3-10 issue of “America” magazine features a cover story contribution by Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame Read More

Prof. Kaveny on the Pope and the President

kaveny news M. Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, addressed the question “Why does the American Catholic leadership seem to be focused on abortion, while the Vatican appears willing to view that issue as merely one among many on which to judge a political leader?” Read More

Prof. Kommers examines German Basic Law

kommers news Have we taken the concept of constitutional patriotism too far? Some constitutional scholars are adding to the festivities surrounding the anniversary of the German Republic the thesis that the success of the Basic Law during the past 60 years has in itself imperiled German democracy. Read More

A dozen NDLS faculty show support for Sotomayor

supreme court building news Twelve full-time and adjunct faculty members at Notre Dame Law School are among the nearly 1,200 professors of law across the country who signed a letter supporting the speedy confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States. Read More

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