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ND Alum Talks to Law Students about Bioethics

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.

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NDLS Welcomes Dean for the Day Anthony M. Kroese

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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NDLS Program on Church, State & Society Awards Summer Fellowships

Church, State, & Society Summer Fellows Clockwise from top left: Margo Borders, Lauren Andrini, Robert Sikorski, and Catherine Gawron are recipients of the 2017 summer fellowship awards from the Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society.

Lauren Andrini, Margo Borders, Catherine Gawron, and Robert Sikorski, all 1Ls, have each received a $10,000 fellowship award from the Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society to work for a religious institution in a legal capacity this summer.…

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Alum Sean Seymore Honored with BLSA’s Alumni Award

Sean B. Seymore, ’01 Ph.D., ’06 J.D., was awarded the Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year Award by the Notre Dame Law School Black Law Students Association at its annual banquet.

The Alvin McKenna Award is given to an NDLS graduate who has distinguished him or herself within the African-American community and supports BLSA

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Notre Dame Alum Talks about Defending the Unpopular

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.…

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Paolo Carozza awarded honorary doctorate

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Pázmány Péter Catholic University awarded an honorary doctorate to Paolo Carozza, director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies and law professor at Notre Dame Law School, on March 27 in Budapest, Hungary.

According to the University’s official citation, the doctorate was conferred in recognition of Carozza’s “excellent and tireless service to the community and the Church, especially in the area of human rights, by cultivating jurisprudence and … through many [other] works and efforts.”…

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Students to Share Tips on Landing Work in Target Markets

For the first time, the Notre Dame Law School Career Development Office will partner with the SBA CDO Committee to host a series of panels focusing on specific markets led by current students who’ve landed summer or post-graduation positions, to help 1L and 2L students to learn from their peers.

“Sometimes it’s most effective and relatable to hear from a person that’s just experienced this in the last year,” said Vincent Versagli, CDO

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Notre Dame Law Student to Present at the Sorbonne

Martha Astor

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.…

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Disciplining For-Profit Prisons with Human Trafficking Laws

An innovative use of human trafficking laws may help discipline the for-profit prison model, Notre Dame Law School Adjunct Professor Alexandra Levy told students Tuesday. Levy discussed using civil human-trafficking laws, specifically the 2000 Trafficking Victims Protection Act and its reauthorizations in 2003 and 2008, to punish facilities and people abusing their power for profit.

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40 Years of Civil Rights Advocacy: Russell Lovell, ’66 B.B.A, to speak with NDLS Students

Russell Lovell, ’66 B.B.A., professor emeritus of law at Drake University, will speak to Notre Dame Law students about how they can make a meaningful impact on society over the course of their legal careers. Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights will host the event at 4:00 p.m. Jan. 19, in 1130 Eck Hall of Law. Lovell’s talk will also focus on his work on civil rights legal issues.

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