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Prof. Garnett on the Legal Case for School Choice

June 08, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

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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.

Prof. Mayer Elected to National Board of Advisors

June 05, 2009, Dan Manier , Categories: General News

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Notre 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.

ND Expert Video: The Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor

June 04, 2009, Dan Manier , Categories: General News

Bill Kelley news

William K. Kelley, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, offers an expert opinion on Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

ND Helps Alums Move ONWARD in Careers

June 02, 2009, Dan Manier , Categories: General News

ONWARD Logo

The Notre Dame Alumni Association announces the creation of ONWARD, the University’s official Alumni Career Development Program, offering powerful career-development tools and advice.

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

June 01, 2009, Dan Manier , Categories: Faculty and General News

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University 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.”

Prof. Kelley in Boston Globe: Senate should thoroughly vet Sotomayor

May 27, 2009, Dan Manier , Categories: General News

Bill Kelley news

In an op-ed in The Boston Globe, Notre Dame Professor of Law William Kelley offers his thoughts on Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and addresses the need for a thorough vetting of the nominee by the Senate.

Prof. Garnett on Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

May 26, 2009, Dan Manier , Categories: General News

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University of Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett spoke with Tom Ashbrook of National Public Radio’s “On Point” about Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s pick to replace Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

What distinguishes Germany's Basic Law from the United States Constitution?

May 18, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

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Donald Kommers, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School in Indiana, USA, and the author of the leading English textbook on the constitutional law of the Federal Republic delivered a talk on the history of the past sixty years of the Basic Law before the American Academy in Berlin; in his lecture, he compared it with the American experience in a consistent and clear manner. According to Kommers

Notre Dame Law School to award 214 degrees

May 15, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

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The Notre Dame Law School will award 199 J.D. degrees and 15 LL.M. degrees during its diploma ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (May 17) in the Joyce Center fieldhouse.

One J.D. degree will be awarded posthumously to Timothy Aher, who died in February 2008 while a second-year law student in Notre Dame’s London program.

Prof. Snead Explains Impact of Neuroscience on Courts

May 12, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

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Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead recently spoke to an assembly of judges about the use of neuroimaging evidence in the courtroom in civil and criminal contexts. His talk was part of the Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience, held at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

Prof. O’Connell on Harsh Interrogation Techniques

May 11, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

Mary Ellen Oconnell news

Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame, spoke with the “National Catholic Register” for an article about the use of harsh interrogation techniques by the United States military. The full article appears in the May 17 edition of the publication.

Prof. Kommers Concludes German Fellowship with Major Lecture

April 29, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

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Notre Dame Professor of Law Donald P. Kommers will deliver the George H. W. Bush and Axel Springer Lecture at the American Academy in Berlin on “Change and Continuity in German Constitutionalism: 1949-2008” on Wednesday, May 6. Kommers holds the George H.W. Bush and Axel Springer residential fellowship in the Academy.

NDLS Alum Produces Series for BET

April 27, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

Max Siegel-news

Max Siegel, B.A. ’86, J.D. ’92, chair of Baker & Daniels’ sports and entertainment practice, has partnered with NASCAR Media’s Jay Abraham to produce a series called “Changing Lanes.”

NDLA Board Holds Spring Meeting

April 22, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

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The Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors holds its spring 2009 meeting on Friday, April 24. The board consists of 22 members from all over the United States.

ND Law Alum Fights Corruption as Juarez Mayor

April 21, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

Reyes Ferriz news

Jose Reyes Ferriz graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1988, and is currently mayor of Juarez, Mexico, a city embroiled in violence perpetrated largely by Mexican drug cartels. A recent ABC News “Nightline” report described Ferriz as “an honest man. He’s also a man with a price on his head, who drug traffickers would love to see dead.”

Prof. Garnett to Speak at Princeton, Catholic U.

April 15, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

Rick Garnett fall08 news

Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett will spend the next two weekends at Princeton University and The Catholic University of America participating in programs about religion and the law and religion and legal education.

Event for Law Alums Attending Blue Gold Game

April 09, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

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The Law School invites Notre Dame Law School alums to stop by the Law School’s tent to catch up with fellow alums, meet current students, enjoy light refreshments, and tour the new Eck Hall of Law.

Alum Addresses Black Law Students Association

April 07, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

Mark Wattley news

The Notre Dame Black Law Students Association hosted its 36th Annual BLSA Reunion Weekend on April 3-5, 2009.

Newton named dean of Notre Dame Law School

March 31, 2009, Susan Good , Categories: General News

Nell Newton news

Nell Jessup Newton, most recently chancellor and dean of the Hastings College of the Law at the University of California, has been appointed as the new Joseph A. Matson Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president.

Prof. Fox in New York Times re: Foreclosure Crisis

March 30, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: Faculty and General News

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The “New York Times” worked with Notre Dame Associate Clinical Professor of Law Judy Fox to document a growing phenomenon in the foreclosure crisis: banks walking away from foreclosed homes and leaving the former owners liable for ongoing maintenance and other costs. Read More >

In USA Today: Prof. Garnett on Implications of Two Supreme Court Cases

March 30, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: Faculty and General News

Rick Garnett fall08 news

Here is a brief excerpt from an op-ed written by Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett and published by USA Today on Monday, March 30, 2009: Read More >

Oxford Law Dean Delivers Natural Law Lecture

March 25, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: General News

Timothy Endicott news

Timothy Endicott, dean of the law faculty and professor of legal philosophy at the University of Oxford, will deliver the keynote lecture for the 2009 Natural Law Institute at Notre Dame Law School (NDLS). Endicott’s talk is titled, “Habeas Corpus and Guantanamo Bay: A View from Abroad.” The lecture is sponsored by the American Journal of Jurisprudence at NDLS, and takes place Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in room 3130 of the Eck Hall of Law. Read More >

CCHR Presents Obama Admin’s Record on Human Rights and Terrorism

March 24, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: General News

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As part of its Advisory Committee Meeting, the CCHR will present a panel discussion entitled “The Obama Administration’s Record on Human Rights and Terrorism: The First Sixty Days”. Panelists include Steven M. Watt, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Human Rights Program and graduate of the Center for Civil and Human Rights LL.M. program and Doug Cassel, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The presentation will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be held in the Faculty Meeting Room (Room 2130) in the Eck Hall of Law. Read More >

Hispanic Law Students Honor Local Lawyer

March 23, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: General News

Rudy Monterrosa news

The Hispanic Law Students Association at Notre Dame Law School celebrated excellence in the Hispanic legal community with the 14th annual Graciela Olivarez Award ceremony. The May 21 event took place in Notre Dame’s Eck Hall of Law. Read More >

JLEPP Hosts Religion and Environment Symposium

March 19, 2009 • Categories: General News

Notre Dame Law School’s Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy is hosting a symposium that will explore the relationship of religion and environmental policy. Read More >

Prof. O'Connell discusses airstrikes in Pakistan

March 17, 2009 • Dan ManierCategories: General News

Mary Ellen Oconnell news

Prof. O’Connell Tells NPR: Airstrikes in Pakistan Must Comply with International Law Read More >

NDLS Faculty in Guatemala on Human Rights Mission

March 12, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: General News

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Douglass Cassel, Notre Dame Professor of Law and director of the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR), and Sean O’Brien, Assistant Director of the CCHR and concurrent assistant professor of law, are in Guatemala this week to learn more about alleged human rights abuses by a mining company in that country. Read More >

NDExpert: Law school’s Snead says embryonic decision abandons moral neutrality

March 09, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: General News

carter snead news

One unprecedented result of President Obama’s decision to abolish restrictions on funding for human embryonic stem cell research is that the U.S. government now compels taxpayers to promote research involving the creation, use and destruction of human embryos, according to O. Carter Snead, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame. Read More >

Prof. O’Connell Takes on New Role at Kroc, Retains Law School Position

March 05, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: General News

Mary Ellen Oconnell news

Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law Mary Ellen O’Connell was recently named Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. O’Connell will retain her position at the Law School, which she has held since 2005. Read More >

Prof. Rougeau Participates in London’s “Cheapside Debates”

March 04, 2009 • Susan GoodCategories: General News

Vince Rougeau news

Notre Dame Professor of Law Vincent Rougeau was invited to participate in one of London’s best-known forums—The Cheapside Debates—on Tuesday, March 10 at the St. Mary le Bow Church. The Cheapside Debates form a regular program of nine debates each year on matters of public and faith interest, usually chaired by the Reverend Jeremy Caddick, dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Read More >