Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell will deliver the 2014 Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lecture at the University of Cambridge’s Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in Cambridge, England. 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
“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
The award honors a Notre Dame faculty member whose research has made a contribution in collaboration with local community organizations. Read More
This year’s theme gave participants the opportunity to explore the many ways in which the law is shaped by forces outside the Constitution’s text. Read More
NDLS is pleased to announce the renaming of the Notre Dame Law Fellowship to the Thomas Shaffer Public Interest Fellowship. It is also pleased to announce the 2013 fellowship recipients, Sara Gruen and Michael Hagerty. Read More
Center for Civil and Human Rights Director Paolo Carozza, who also directs the Kellogg Institute for International Studies (kellogg.nd.edu), received the Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile’s highest state honor awarded to foreign citizens, at a private ceremony on the Notre Dame campus on December 17. Read More
On October 26-27, 2012, the American Academy in Berlin held a Symposium in Honor of Notre Dame Law School Professor Donald Kommers. Read More
The University of Notre Dame Law School believes exceptional leadership produces exceptional leaders. Learn more about our new faculty members. Read More
On November 5, 2012, the Indiana Supreme Court issued and Order appointing Michael Jenuwine to the Indiana Board of Law Examiners. Professor Jenuwine will immediately begin serving a term which is scheduled to continue through Dec. 1, 2017. Read More
On Friday, September 28, Notre Dame Law School was host to a summit to discuss the future of academic mobile technology. The “R U Thinking Mobile First” summit is an annual event bringing together the University’s top academic, technology, and communication talent. Read More
What is war? The question is more than academic, says international law expert Mary Ellen O’Connell. Without a clear definition of war or armed conflict, governments can simply claim they are at war in order to justify actions — killings, arrests, detentions — that otherwise would be condemned and prohibited by international law.
O’Connell’s new edited volume, “What Is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11,” just released by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, “makes concrete the fact that armed conflict is legally defined as ‘war’ only when there is actual fighting by organized groups at a certain level of intensity on the battlefield,” O’Connell says. Read More
There’s a lot of truth in the senator’s analysis of the lawsuit, according to Notre Dame Law School professor Joseph P. Bauer. “One of the unintended consequences of this lawsuit is that it may solidify Amazon’s market position,” he told MacNewsWorld. “That’s not what the antitrust laws were designed to achieve.” Read More
Professor Judith Fox delivered a presentation on “Predatory lending: A Civil Rights Threat” to the 39th Annual Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Rights Agencies June 21. Read More
Legal Writing Professor Jane Simon made the list at number 29 of Top 50 Law Professors on Twitter by WorldWideLearn web site. The top law professors dominate the Twitter-verse, either through the wit, volume or audience. Criteria for selection for this list include the quality of the tweets, the number of followers and the most active users.
29. Jane Simon, @LawWriter, Notre Dame University. This legal writing prof and frequent Tweeter posts interesting tidbits on legal topics and much more. Extracurricular interests run to sports and new media. > Read More Read More
Liberals’ threats to Supreme Court over ObamaCare are a bad (and dumb) idea
By Richard W. Garnett Professor of Law and Associate Dean at the University of Notre Dame School of Law. Read More
Major television news outlets have interviewed Professor Richard W. Garnett and Professor Carter Snead about the University of Notre Dame’s lawsuit challenging an HHS mandate on religious liberty grounds.
Professor Snead appeared on CNN. Professor Garnett appeared on MSNBC, where he was interviewed by Thomas Roberts, on the Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Sustern,” and on the Geraldo Rivera Show on Talk Radio 790 KABC. Read More
Tea Party Activist Concerned About IRS Questions
“What the IRS is trying to do is figure out how much of their activity is about supporting or opposing candidates,” said Lloyd Hitoski Mayer, associate dean at Notre Dame Law School. “Whether that’s an appropriate question depends on whether the IRS had information that he’s connected to the group that’s applying.” Read More
Accused 9/11 plotters to appear in Guantanamo Bay court
Los Angeles Times
“The administration claims that its military commission rules have now been improved to ensure a fair and credible trial,” Douglass Cassel, a University of Notre Dame law professor and humanitarian law expert, said this week.
Will a military trial of the 9/11 suspects be credible?
Douglass Cassel is a Notre Dame presidential fellow and professor of law at the University of Notre Dame. He has filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the rights of prisoners at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and accountability for human rights violations under the Alien Tort Claims Act. Read More
Column: Our forefathers got it right — no religious test
Professor Gerald Bradley of Notre Dame Law School flatly declares that “no federal official has ever been subjected to a formal religious test for holding office.” Read More
Greening for God: Evangelicals Learn to Love Earth Day
It may take years before Christianity’s anti-environmentalist streak entirely disappears. Among older evangelicals, there is still a lingering suspicion toward scientists in general and mainstream environmentalists in particular. In the meantime, evangelicals are creating their own distinctive way of caring for the planet — a brand that may purposefully avoid the term “environmentalism,” says John Nagle, a Notre Dame law professor who studies environmental views within Christian circles. Read More
The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret
“Many of the people like Harold Koh and Marty Lederman who were criticizing Bush, and who should be criticizing targeted killings now, went into the Obama administration,” says Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law professor at Notre Dame who has known Koh for 25 years. Read More
The Justice Department is suing publishers and Apple for price fixing in the e-book market. Three publishers — Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins and Hachette — decided to settle the suit. But Apple — along with publishing companies Macmillan and Penguin — plan to fight the allegations. Prof. Bauer’s portion begins about 2 minutes into the program. Listen Read More