NDLS Dean Nell Jessup Newton has announced that new student exchange agreements have been reached with Peking University Law School and Tsinghua University School of Law. Read More
William O. McLean, associate dean emeritus of the University of the Notre Dame Law School, died Nov. 19 (Tuesday). He was 91.
A native of Greenville, Ill., McLean was a 1957 graduate in school administration from the University of New Mexico and held master degrees in international affairs and education from George Washington University and Notre Dame, respectively. He also was a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. Read More
It is with a sad heart that the Law School announces the recent death of Associate Dean Emeritus William O. McLean. Read More
Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor at Slate, will be speaking on “How Have Women Changed the U.S. Supreme Court?” on Thursday November 21, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Room 1130. Read More
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. has invited NDLS alum G. Ryan Snyder (JD ’12) to join his chambers as a judicial clerk for the October 2014 Supreme Court term. Ryan is the third NDLS grad to be named a Supreme Court judicial clerk in the past decade. Read More
The Notre Dame Law School community has learned that Judge Willie Lipscomb Jr. died unexpectedly while winterizing his boat at his Detroit home on November 6. Read More
Georgina Vargas Vera, a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame Law School’s LL.M. degree program in international human rights law, received the National Youth Award of 2013 for Human Rights. Read More
D.C. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh gave the keynote address for the 2013 Notre Dame Law Review Symposium November 1 in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom. The presentation was sponsored by the Notre Dame Law Review, the Notre Dame Program on Constitutional Structure, and the Clynes Chair in Judicial Ethics. Read More
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit visited the Law School October 15-16 to speak with students and faculty. Read More
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced the appointment of Paul M. Lewis as special envoy for the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Read More
Randall T. Shepard delivered a Clynes Chair Lecture on “The Future of Legal Education” to NDLS students and faculty September 25. Shepard is a former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice and the Chair of the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education. This fall he was named Notre Dame Law School’s Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process. Read More
The Notre Dame Law Association has named Charles A. Weiss, the 2013 recipient of The Rev. Michael D. McCafferty, C.S.C., Award. The McCafferty award is presented by the association to a Notre Dame lawyer who has rendered distinguished service to the University. Read More
The formal reception to showcasing the Notre Dame Law in Chicago program’s new headquarters is not scheduled until November 14, but the doors are already open at 224 South Michigan Avenue in the Loop. Read More
Notre Dame Law School’s American Association of Justice (AAJ) 2013 National Champion Moot Court Trial Team was honored by the Melvin M. Belli Society at a reception and dinner in San Francisco this summer. Read More
NDLS hosted a live Tax Court session in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom on Wednesday, September 11.
The case Union Township, St. Joseph County v. State of Indiana, Department of Local Government Finance, involves a dispute between Union Township in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and the State of Indiana over Union Township’s property tax levy. Read More
The ranks of NDLS grads serving as judges continued to expand this summer.
First, NDLS classmates and others with Notre Dame connections came out to help Michael E. Ridgway (J.D. ’81) celebrate his recent investiture as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Minnesota. Read More
Former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame, died Monday (Aug. 26) at his home in Cincinnati. He was 92.
A Cincinnati native and a 1943 Notre Dame alumnus, Gilligan entered the U.S. Navy after graduation to serve as a gunnery lieutenant in World War II. He earned a Silver Star for saving several crew members from the destroyer USS Rodman after it was taken under Japanese fire and set ablaze off Okinawa. Read More
A reception and book signing event celebrating a new book about Rev. David T. Link’s prison ministry was held August 28 at the Eck Visitors Center on the Notre Dame Campus. Read More
Notre Dame Law in Chicago is moving into recently renovated quarters in the Loop in time for the beginning of the fall semester. The program, which allows Notre Dame Law students to spend a full semester living and learning in the city, is now headquartered in the historic 17-story building at 224 South Michigan, known to many Chicagoans as the Santa Fe building. Read More
James A. Roemer, former director of community relations at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (Aug. 10) in California. He was 83.
A native of South Bend, Roemer spent most of his childhood on or near the Notre Dame campus, where his father, William P. Roemer, taught philosophy. All of his five brothers graduated from the University and his sister, a graduate of Saint Mary’s College, earned a master’s degree from Notre Dame. Roemer’s high school years were spent at Notre Dame’s Holy Cross Seminary. Read More
“The NDLS Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) made it possible for me to work in the public interest and I have had truly wonderful experiences,” says Krista (Yee) Cox (J.D. ’08). Krista recently felt the thrill of four voided loan promissory notes—all due to her work for an eligible non-profit organization after graduation. Funded entirely by generous alumni, the NDLS program currently supports the public-interest careers of more than 30 law graduates. Read More
Stephen Astringer, who will be a 2L this fall, has been named a “Distinguished Law Student” by the 2013 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar. Read More
Professor M. Cathleen Kaveny’s newest book, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society (Georgetown University Press) has won a 2013 Catholic Press Award (First Place) in the category of Faithful Citizenship, which includes books covering contemporary political issues and the formation of conscience. Read More
Recent Notre Dame Law School graduates William Collins and Robert Ward are this year’s recipients of the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law. Read More
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) awards is a unique event that brings together more than 700 leading attorneys, legislators, civic leaders, and advocates honoring the work of individuals. The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) awards is a unique event that brings together more than 700 leading attorneys, legislators, civic leaders, and advocates honoring the work of individuals. Read More
“Congress needs to revise the disclosure rules to target the political activity for which it believes disclosure is required and apply those rules to all groups, regardless of tax classification.” – Professor Lloyd Mayer. Read More
Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will testify today (May 22) before the House Judiciary Committee on “Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terror.” Read More
184 J.D. graduates, 15 LL.M. graduates, 3 J.S.D. graduates received degrees during the May 18, 2013, diploma ceremony on the lawn overlooking the Hesburgh Library’s reflecting pool. Read More