Dean Newton's fall 2017 welcome letter to students

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

Dear students,

Welcome back 2Ls and 3Ls, and special welcome to the 1L class. Here is a brief overview of the new people, programs, and opportunities you will be encountering this year.

First, your fellow students and faculty have been working hard to line up some outstanding speakers this year, and more will be coming on line as the year progresses. First, on September 29 the Career Development Office will be bringing you Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers

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NDLS Welcomes Dean for the Day Anthony M. Kroese

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

I am pleased to announce that Anthony M. Kroese, 3L, was sworn in as Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School on April 24, 2017, and that he has agreed to serve in that important and august position until April 25, 2017.

During Dean Kroese’s short – but surely memorable – deanship, I will return to the faculty to concentrate on my research.

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Former Students Remember Tom Singer

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law

I am very sorry to report that Tom Singer, a superb trial lawyer, colleague, and instructor in Notre Dame’s trial advocacy program, died Saturday, March 4.

Tom was a South Bend attorney and proud of it. A 1952 graduate of South Bend Central High School, he began his career with the South Bend law firm of Crumpacker, May, Beamer, Levy & Searer. Later, he formed a partnership with Alexander Lysohir and finished his career serving as Of Counsel to the firm of Nickle & Piasecki of South Bend until he retired in 2012.…

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The Dean’s Fall 2016 Welcome Letter to Students

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

Dear students,

Here is a brief overview of the new people, programs, and opportunities you will be encountering in the coming year.

Judicial Visitors

I am pleased that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be visiting Notre Dame September 12-13 and spending some time at the Law School on the 13th. You will be receiving additional updates in the coming days.…

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The NDLS Community Remembers Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D.

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D., passed away on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. He was 77 years old. Justice Crooks served in the Wisconsin judiciary for 39 years, first on the trial court and then on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to which he was elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2006. Only a week before his death, he announced that he planned to retire on July 31, 2016.

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In Memoriam: Charles E. Rice

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

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God. Country. Notre Dame.

Perhaps no man in recent memory has better embodied the motto inscribed over the door to the Sacred Heart Basilica than Professor Charles E. Rice. A devout Catholic, a Marine, a professor, and a coach, Professor Rice did it all, and always with an abounding sense of humor and purpose. It is therefore with a heavy heart that the Law School announces his passing on February 25, 2015.

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A Message from the Dean to Students

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

Dear students,
On behalf of all faculty and staff: Welcome back, we’re delighted to see you!

While I promise to try to keep my emails short and their numbers to a minimum, I will write occasionally to update you with news regarding your school. Read more about new faculty, events, NDLS in Chicago, and new courses.

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