Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke on “Good Law Against War” at The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study’s “Dimensions of Goodness” conference April 5.
Supreme Court upholds tax break for Arizona religious schools
“This has quietly become the option of choice” for those favoring state aid for religious schools, said University of Notre Dame law professor Richard Garnett, counsel for the American Center for School Choice.
The Honorable Willie G. Lipscomb, J.D. ‘75, of Michigan’s 36th District Court, has been named the Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year by the Notre Dame Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Judge Lipscomb will receive the award at the 38th Annual BLSA Alumni Weekend celebration dinner, which will be held at the Notre Dame Stadium Press Box on Saturday, April 9 at 6:00 pm.
John M. Dunn has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates after a vote by the current San Joaquin Valley Chapter members and approval by the national organization. The Modesto, Calif., attorney is a partner with the law firm McCormick Barstow. He was the only person to be invited into the San Joaquin Valley Chapter in 2010, and he becomes the 74th member in the Valley.
Oliver O’Donovan, professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh, will be at Notre Dame Law School April 11 to deliver the 2011 Natural Law Lecture.
Professor Sean O’Brien is participating in the training of North African human rights lawyers this week in Tunis, Tunisia.
Notre Dame Law School faculty, staff, and students have been congratulating Professor Vincent Rougeau this week on being appointed the next dean of Boston College Law School. The highly regarded professor of contracts, real estate transactions, and Catholic social thought will be assuming his new post this summer.
Second-year student Harrison St. Germain has been awarded the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year.
For more than 40 years, the Notre Dame Law School has offered second-year law students in good standing an opportunity to study in London. Now beginning in 2011-2011, 2L students may choose between a one-semester or full-year option and 3L students will be able to enroll in the London Program in the fall semester. The Notre Dame London Law Center, centrally located in Trafalgar Square, also offers a five week summer program from late May to early August prior to the 2L school year.…
Professor Joseph P. Bauer taught a mini-course in American Antitrust Law to a Competition Law class at Hong Kong University March 7 – March 17. The students were a mixture of practitioners, government officials, and LL.B. and LL.M. students.
A roundtable conference at the law school March 25 considered the latest leading scholarship in the field of Separation of Powers. Conference papers addressed separation of powers theory, executive power, and administrative law. The daylong program was hosted by Professor Anthony J. Bellia Jr. and sponsored by the Notre Dame Program in Constitutional Structure and Design.
The Notre Dame Law School Spring 2011 Symposium, “Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in a Post-Crisis World” will be held on Friday April 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Notre Dame’s Eck Hall of Law.
Notre Dame Law School co-sponsored a public lecture on “Trafficking, Prostitution & Inequality.”
Professor Michael Jenuwine hosted the Indiana Adult Guardianship State Task Force retreat at the Law School March 19.
U.S. Department of Justice attorney Conor Dugan, ’03 J.D., recently represented the United States when it participated in oral arguments as amicus curiae in the Ninth Circuit case, Khatib v. County of Orange. The court, sitting en banc to review an earlier Ninth Circuit panel decision, ruled 11-0 in favor of a Muslim woman’s right to bring a lawsuit accusing her Southern California jailers of violating her religious freedom by ordering her to take off her head scarf in a courthouse holding cell.…
Jeff Larson used RNC piggy bank to pay friends; Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law? (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) – March 16, 2011
Forbes Magazine notes that while starting pay is important for lawyers, “more important is mid-career compensation.”
The Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors will hold its Spring 2011 meeting on Friday, April 8th. The board represents more than 8,000 Notre Dame Lawyers throughout the world and includes 16 regional and one at-large representative covering 18 regions of the country. Membership includes a president, president-elect, and three Alumni Association affinity group representatives, serving on behalf of Asian-Pacific alumni, Black alumni, and Hispanic alumni. Past-presidents serve as executive advisory board members.…
After three years as associate general counsel for the National Hockey League Players Association, Matt Nussbaum, J.D. 2004, has been named assistant general counsel to the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Professor John Copeland Nagle delivered the keynote address at a Vermont Law School environmental law symposium March 2.
Edmonds’ luncheon talk, “A Look at Baseball’s Handling of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ – MLB’s System of Salary Arbitration,” focused on the recently completed 2010-2011 cycle that involved 119 players who filed for arbitration.
The Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors is seeking nominations for alumni representatives to fill upcoming vacancies in the regions 7, 10, and 13/14.
Professor Douglass Cassel, a consultant to the legal team that filed the Red Shirt Petition before the International Criminal Court, along with counsel for the Red Shirts, Robert Amsterdam, recently published an opinion piece on Brazil’s responsibility to denounce Thailand for its gross violations of human rights.