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Study researches effectiveness of mediation in custody disputes

Brinig bulletin A joint project between the Notre Dame Law School’s Legal Aid Clinic and the College of Arts and Letters’ Center for Children and Families will examine the effectiveness of mediation in child custody disputes—specifically the success of educational programs required by the courts and whether the type of mediation makes a difference.

Margaret Brinig, the Law School’s associate dean for faculty research, is one of the project’s principal investigators. Read More

Prof. Patrick Salvi quoted in Yahoo! News

salvi news Illinois Injury Lawyer: Supreme Court Ruling Shows State’s Tough Stance On Drugged Driving
Yahoo! News
[Patrick A.] Salvi and his law firm have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for Illinois car accident victims, including compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Salvi teaches personal injury law at the University of Notre Dame School of Law. Read More

Professor Lloyd Mayer quoted in Huffington Post on the IRS pressure on large donors

mayer news IRS Buckled To GOP Pressure On Secret Donations, Lawyer Says
Huffington Post
Lloyd Mayer, who teaches tax law at the University of Notre Dame, agreed. “The worst fear of most career government servants is being drawn into the political spotlight,” he said. “The political heat got a little bit too hot, and the IRS blinked, rather than stick to its position, which I think was right.” Read More

Notre Dame Law School Hosts 2011 Indiana Conference on Legal Education Opportunities

ICLEO 2011 logo news The Indiana Conference on Legal Education Opportunities (ICLEO) is designed to assist Indiana minority, low-income or educationally disadvantaged college graduates in pursuing a law degree. ICLEO fellows, who will all be starting law school in the fall at one of Indiana’s four law schools, attended classes for six weeks during the summer to prepare them for the rigors of law school. Read More

Study researches effectiveness of mediation in custody disputes

Brinig bulletin A joint project between the Law School’s legal aid clinic and the College of Arts and Letters’ Center for Children and Families will examine the effectiveness of mediation in child custody disputes—specifically the success of educational programs required by the courts and whether the type of mediation makes a difference. Read More

Federal Courts cite Prof. Cassel on corporate human rights responsibilities

cassel news In its July 2011 ruling in Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit cites a law review article by Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, arguing that corporations involved in human rights violations overseas can be sued for money damages under the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”). Read More

Thomas Curtin, J.D. ’68, Receives William J. Brennan, Jr. Award

tom_curtain2011_news The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey presented the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award to Thomas R. Curtin at its annual dinner June 21. The award is given to an outstanding lawyer whose contributions to the law are recognized by the Association as deserving of special and unique recognition as befits the name of Justice Brennan, in whose name the award is given. Read More

Workshop on Adult and Non-embryonic Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Workshop news Some of the world’s leading experts across a variety of relevant disciplines are coming to the Notre Dame Law School for a weeklong “Workshop on Adult and Non-embryonic Stem Cell Research” June 27 – July 1. In conjunction with the workshop, an afternoon lecture series, “Alternate Visions of Stem Cell Research: Scientific, Ethical, Legal & Theological Dimensions” will be open to the public from 4 – 5 p.m. each day in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom in the Law School’s Eck Hall of Law. Read More