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Gurulé testifies before Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

Author: Lauren Love

Notre Dame Law School Professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified today (June 23) before the Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing — part of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Gurulé offered recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s counter-terrorist financing efforts, including sanctions on foreign companies that assist ISIS.

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Professor Judith L. Fox Appointed to Coalition for Court Access

Author: Lauren Love

The Indiana Supreme Court recently appointed Notre Dame Law School Clinical Professor Judith Fox to the Coalition for Court Access. According to Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, the 17-member coalition will develop and implement a statewide plan to improve the availability and quality of access to civil legal services for low-income Indiana residents.

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Commencement for Notre Dame Law School Now in Joyce North

Author: Denise Wager

For all updates concerning this weekend’s Notre Dame Law School and University of Notre Dame Commencement ceremonies, please refer to the Notre Dame Law School Commencement web page. The page includes all information on times and locations for all commencement events, parking and security information, and other important details. We will be posting any updates or changes to the page. You can also find Commencement information on Facebook (Notre Dame Law School) and Twitter (@NDLaw) with #NDLS2016.…

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You’ve confirmed your enrollment. What’s next?

Author: Lauren Love

You’ve confirmed your enrollment. What’s next?

We are so excited that you have chosen to confirm your enrollment and will join the Class of 2019 at Notre Dame Law School. I am sure you are beginning to focus on securing housing and are checking off other items on your pre-law school to-do list. While we will be in touch with you throughout the summer, here are a few important items to take care before you arrive for orientation in August:…

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Professor Randy Kozel Earns Tenure

Author: Lauren Love

Randy Kozel has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. Kozel joined the law school faculty in 2011 and teaches and researches in the fields of constitutional law, federal courts, and contract law, with a particular focus on the role of precedent in legal decision-making.

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Law Students Thrive in Business Plan Competition

Author: Lauren Love

A group of Notre Dame law students put their lawyering skills to practice last week in the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship’s 16th Annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition. Master of Science in Patent Law student Brittany Butler partnered with Rebecca Shute, ’16 ESTEEM, Kevin Schneider, ’16 M.S.A., Michael Schneider ’16 M.S.A. and Charissa Quinlan, ’18 Ph.D., formed the winning team — Cetrus Therapeutics — and together took home the grand prize of $25,000.…

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Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Challenges Focus of Symposium

Author: Lauren Love

Notre Dame Law School in conjunction with the University of Leeds School of Law, University of Sussex School of Law and U.K. Arts & Humanities Research Council will host a one-day symposium, Emerging Challenges in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The event, which is the fourth in a series of talks on the subject, will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Notre Dame’s Main Building.…

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Public Interest Students Awarded Summer Scholarships

Author: Lauren Love

Notre Dame’s Women’s Legal Forum and Public Interest Law Forum recently awarded 10 rising 2L and 3L students with summer scholarships to support their work in public interest law.

“We’re proud to be able to offer summer scholarships to well-deserving candidates,” said Kaitlin Abrams, 2015-16 president of WLF

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Notre Dame LL.M. Grads Lead in South Africa

Author: Lauren Love

Twenty years since the birth of South Africa’s democracy, graduates of Notre Dame’s LL.M program in International Human Rights Law with the Center for Civil and Human Rights returned to Notre Dame to discuss their efforts to maintain and improve the country’s developing constitutionalism.

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Meet Lavarr Barnett, 2L

Author: Lauren Love

Originally from Ford Heights, Ill. Lavarr Barnett earned his bachelor of arts in business and commerce from Holy Cross College in 2014.

I asked Barnett to reflect on his experiences at NDLS.

Why did you chose NDLS?
“I chose NDLS for a variety of reasons, the most important being that I would get a great legal education without having to relocate my family from South Bend. Having gone to undergraduate school here in South Bend —and throughout my travels —I could tell how far reaching Notre Dame’s influence was. Having the ability to access such a committed and effective alumni base was very attractive to me.”…

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Graduates Obtain Great Jobs Across the Nation

Author: Lauren Love

By Vincent Versagli, Director of Career Development

We recently posted our Employment data for the Class of 2015, and employment rates for NDLS graduates remain strong. Over 81 percent of our 2015 graduates secured long-term, full-time employment requiring bar passage or for which a JD is considered an advantage. The positions they obtained spanned a wide variety of fields: 58 percent in law firms, 16 percent in government, 14 percent in judicial clerkships, 5 percent in business and industry, 5 percent in public interest, and 1 percent in education.…

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Meet Ariell Bratton, 2L

Author: Lauren Love

Originally from Mesa, Az., Bratton earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona in 2013. As an ambassador for the Admissions Office, Bratton will be present at many Admitted Student Weekend events this weekend and will sit on the student panel Saturday morning.…

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NDLS Hosts Lecture on Religious Freedom

Author: Denise Wager

Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will host a lecture, Religious Freedom at Home and Abroad: Finding a Better Way, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Notre Dame Hesburgh Center Auditorium.

The lecture will be presented by John Witte, Jr., Robert W. Woodruff professor of law, McDonald distinguished professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. Witte will speak on religious freedom at home and abroad.…

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South Africa Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga Joins Notre Dame Law School as a Visiting Scholar

Author: Lauren Love

Mbuyiseli Madlanga, LL.M. ’90, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will teach and participate in several events in April as the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Visiting Chair. Madlanga, will teach a course on the ethics of litigation within the judicial process and co-teach a course on comparative constitutional law. He will also participate in a lecture series organized in conjunction with the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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Confirming Your Enrollment

Author: Lauren Love

Jake Baska
Director of Admissions

As I’m sure you are well aware, it’s almost time to make your final decision regarding where you will spend the next three years! I hope that the weeks since receiving your initial admit packet have been exciting as you do further research into each of your top choices for law school. I also know that deadlines can create a bit of stress. As such, I hope that you find it easy to let us know your enrollment intention.…

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