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Prof. Rick Garnett quoted in The Observer on crticizing execution

Rick Garnett fall08 news Professor criticizes execution
The Observer
Rick Garnett, professor of law and associate dean at the Notre Dame Law School, said the execution highlighted the American courts’ inability to properly handle new evidence in cases after a conviction has been reached.

“The publicity [Davis’] case received had the useful effect of reminding us that it is very difficult for any criminal justice system — even one that has as many safeguards as ours does — to deal with evidence that is discovered, or that changes, after a person is convicted and sentenced,” Garnett said. > Read Article Read More

Professor Judith Fox Addresses Changes in Debt Collection, Mortgage Foreclosure Laws

fox news Professor Judith Fox presented Indiana judges with an update on mortgage foreclosure law at the Annual Meeting of the Judicial Conference of Indiana in French Lick, Indiana, September 21.

On September 14, she presented “Debt Collection and Mortgage Foreclosure” at the annual Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum law update conference in Indianapolis. Read More

Prof. Mayer quoted in Media Matters for America on Fox News Partners With Google After Years Of Attacks

mayer news Fox News Partners With Google After Years Of Attacks
Media Matters for America
Christianity Today reported that “corporations often exclude faith-based groups from their philanthropic programs or restrict who can qualify, said Lloyd Mayer, a professor at Notre Dame Law School” because they want to avoid any potentially polarizing causes. Read More

Regis Philbin gives two thumbs up to NDLS

regis_philbin_news Loyal ND alum Regis Philbin, ‘ 53, singled out the NDLS facilities and the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom for special praise September 19.

Recounting how it felt to return to South Bend for the September 17 Michigan State game, Regis told the “Live! With Regis and Kelly” show audience that “It is so beautiful these days at Notre Dame. The buildings, everything looks great. And this Law School is absolutely sensational. They have courtrooms inside the school — it is just gorgeous. I don’t want to be melodramatic, but: I feel like I’m going into heaven.”

Regis’s NDLS story begins at about 15:45 in this video clip. Read More

Prof. Kommers quoted in New York Times and GoUpstate in "Court Rejects Challenges to German Euro Bailouts"

Don Kommers 5-10 news Court Rejects Challenges to German Euro Bailouts
New York Times, GoUpstate
“The court has defined itself as the guardian of the Constitution, playing a much different role from that of the American Supreme Court,” said Donald P. Kommers, emeritus professor of political science and law at Notre Dame and author of a book on the German court. Read More

Celebrating the Work of NDLS Professor John M. Finnis

John Finnis news Last spring, Oxford University Press published a five-volume collection of essays by Biolchini Family Professor of Law John M. Finnis and a second edition of Finnis’s masterwork, Natural Law and Natural Rights.

To celebrate this remarkable achievement, Professor Gerard Bradley and Notre Dame Law School hosted an all-day conference at the Law School on September 9, 2011 in Eck Hall of Law – Lecture Hall 1140.

See event schedule. Read More

Antitrust expert pleasantly surprised by AT&T, T-Mobile challenge

Joe Bauer news The Justice Department is suing to prevent AT&T from acquiring T-Mobile USA and displacing Verizon as the nation’s largest wireless carrier, and antitrust expert Joseph Bauer, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, strongly supports the challenge.

“I’m pleasantly surprised, in light of reluctance on the part of the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to go after a number of other highly problematic mergers in the past 5 to 10 years,” Bauer says. “This merger would seriously reduce competition in the wireless market. By eliminating one of only four firms in the market and by creating what would be the largest entity in the industry and in which the two largest firms would have more than 80 percent of the market, the merger has the strong likelihood of diminishing consumer choice and leading to higher prices.” Read More