Nell Jessup Newton, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of Notre Dame Law School, is pleased to announce a new endowment established by Kerry Durr Roscoe to honor the memory of her late father, Gerard C. Durr.
Rasheed Gilmer and Carlos Cisneros Vilchis, two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017, are this year’s Bank of America Foundation Fellows.
The fellowship covers the cost of salary and benefits for two Notre Dame Law graduates to work for two years at a municipal agency or private nonprofit organization. The fellows’ work must advance social justice by providing legal services to low-income or other underrepresented populations. The opportunity allows fellows to create dream jobs by selecting the organizations where they want to work and designing projects to complete while at those organizations.
Lauren Rafter and Kathleen Wood – two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017 – have been named this year’s Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows.
The Shaffer Fellowship is a highly competitive program funded entirely by donors. It pays the fellows’ salaries and benefits to work for two years in a public-interest legal position at any organization of their choosing.
Notre Dame Law School honored graduating students from the Class of 2017 this past weekend during Commencement activities.
Three women from the Class of 2017 earned the Law School’s most-prestigious awards, which were announced during the Law School’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday at the Joyce Center.…
Alyssa Phillips, a member of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017, pursued a law degree with her sights set on a career providing legal aid to low-income people.
As the recipient of a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship, she is well on her way to achieving that goal.
Jay Tidmarsh, a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been named the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Professor of Law.
“It’s humbling, and I’m deeply grateful to the University and for Judge Clynes’ generous gift,” said Tidmarsh, who joined the Law School faculty in 1989. “To hold a chair named in his honor means a great deal to me.”…
Notre Dame Law School prides itself on educating a different kind of lawyer, and 2L Ron Ruangtragool took a different path to law school.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and international development studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, Ruangtragool went to Thailand to be a Buddhist monk.
Bruce Huber has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School.
“This is a moment I’ve been looking forward to for 12 years – since I started down the road toward becoming a legal academic. I started a Ph.D. program in Berkeley specifically with this end in mind,” Huber said.
Notre Dame Law School has selected Michael K. Addo to be director of the London Global Gateway Law Program. He will start July 1.
Addo comes to Notre Dame from the University of Exeter as an international law and human rights specialist with more than 25 years of experience in research, teaching, and policy advice.
Robert L. Jones, a clinical professor of law and associate dean for experiential programs at Notre Dame Law School, has been selected to receive this year’s Rev. William A. Toohey, C.S.C., Award for Social Justice.
Douglass Cassel, a professor of law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow at Notre Dame Law School, has been selected to receive the 2017 Grenville Clark Award.
The University of Notre Dame presents the award annually to a faculty member or administrator whose voluntary activities serve to advance the cause of peace and human rights.
On Monday evening, Notre Dame Law School memorialized John T. Noonan, Jr., with a Mass in his memory at St. Thomas More Chapel.
Noonan, who passed away last month at the age of 90, was influential as a professor, scholar, and judge, and a leader in relating Catholic theology to the law.…
The event – named “Long vs. Short-term Investors in Corporate Governance” – gathered legal and business scholars to talk about the debate over whether short-term shareholders are a threat to the long-term interests of companies and the effect that short-term shareholders could have on the economy.
The United Kingdom’s scheduled exit from the European Union – nicknamed “Brexit” – has caused some uncertainty in global politics and the economy, but one certainty is that the English legal system will continue to hold international importance.
The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy hosted a symposium on Friday that examined how mental-health issues are treated in the legal system.
Notre Dame Law School is hosting Shyamkrishna Balganesh, a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as a distinguished visiting scholar this week in the Program of Study in Intellectual Property and Technology Law.
With any technology, there are limits to what’s possible and limits to what’s moral.
Nikolas T. Nikas, the co-founder, president, and general counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund, told students last week at Notre Dame Law School that they will be called on during their careers to consider those moral limits.
Two NDLS alums, Jim Basile and Karen DeSantis, recounted the history, progress, and current issues for diverse lawyers, including racially and culturally diverse lawyers, women, and lawyers with diverse identities, while speaking Wednesday to students from the LGBT Law Forum at Notre Dame Law School.
Veronica Root, an associate professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been selected to participate in the New Voices in Civil Justice Scholarship Workshop on May 10 at Vanderbilt Law School.
The series of events that swept Keith Cooper into the criminal-justice system – and sent him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit – is so nightmarish that it sounds like something out of a screenplay or a novel.
But, unfortunately, Cooper’s story happened in real life.
Notre Dame Law School hosted 10 aspiring legal scholars last week for a two-day workshop about the competitive path to becoming a law professor.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces came to Notre Dame Law School on Tuesday afternoon to hear arguments in United States v. Edward Mitchell – a case that considers issues of self-incrimination and the use of information on a smartphone during a criminal investigation.
Are anti-discrimination laws essential to freedom, or hostile to freedom?
That’s the question two legal experts explored and debated Friday during a luncheon presented by the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy.
Last year, a headline in The Wall Street Journal called Thomas Durkin, ’68 A.B., “a terror suspect’s best hope in court.”
Durkin, a Chicago-based criminal defense attorney, spoke Monday at Notre Dame Law School about his career representing white supremacists, terrorists, and other persona non-grata.
Durkin said people often ask him how he became the go-to lawyer for terrorism cases.…
Notre Dame Law School student Veronica Canton, 2L, has been selected to present a paper at the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting May 20 to 24 in Barcelona, Spain.
Martha Astor’s passion for education guided her to law school.
Astor, 1L, spent the first phase of her career teaching pedagogy at Northern Arizona University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She also worked as an educational consultant on Indian reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and several other states.…
John Crowley, ’92 J.D., and his family had been in the spotlight before President Donald Trump lauded his daughter Megan as “an inspiration to us all” during last month’s address to a joint session of Congress.
Notre Dame Law School students earned some hardware this past weekend at Moot Court competitions in Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis.
By Kevin Allen
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer cited two pieces of Notre Dame Law School Professor Mark P. McKenna’s work last week when he wrote the dissenting opinion in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, a case that examined the question of whether artistic features on clothing deserve copyright protection.…