Donald P. Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science emeritus and professor of law emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Monday (Nov. 8) at a ceremony in the office of the German Consulate in Chicago.
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A two-decade tradition at Notre Dame Law School continues this academic year as Judge Saori Yamade of Japan’s Nagoya District Court and Mr. Eisaku Yokoyama, a public prosecutor from Japan’s Osaka District Prosecutor’s Office, settle into their research here as the newest participants in the law school’s visiting scholar program.
On Saturday, November 6, 2010, Professor Margaret Brinig and Professor Nicole Garnett presented their working paper “Catholic Schools and Broken Windows” at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) at Yale Law School.
CCHR Assistant Director Sean O’Brien has been named a founding member of the National Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights (NLCHR).
Professor Jimmy Gurulé was recently elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). The Academy has been awarded a grant by the World Bank Group to evaluate the effectiveness of the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) initiative. Professor Gurulé was selected to serve on the panel of experts that will conduct the evaluation and submit a report to the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC).
Professor O’Connell delivered several lectures and participated in a panel debate on drone warfare.
While in London on October 21, Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell delivered two lectures concerning the United States’ use of unmanned aerial vehicles as weapons of war.
On October 19, Professor Emeritus Donald P. Kommers delivered a Hesburgh Lecture in Pittsburgh entitled “The Obsolescence of the U.S. Constitution.” The lecture was co-sponsored by Pittsburgh’s Notre Dame Alumni Club and the Duquesne University Law School.
Professor Rick Garnett is giving a talk, “Render Unto Caesar: The Role of Faith in the Public Square,” at Wabash College on Monday October 25. On Thursday October 21 Prof. Garnett was the guest for the hour-long Wisconsin Public Radio program “At Issue with Ben Merens” where the topic was the First Amendment and the constitutional arguments over the separation of church and state.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the United Kingdom’s Human Rights Act on October 20, Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and the UK’s Human Rights Lawyers Association are holding a day-long event at Notre Dame’s London Law Centre to compare the approaches of the United Kingdom and the United States to protecting fundamental human rights.
Professors John Finnis, Rick Garnett, and M. Cathleen Kaveny were among the speakers at the two-day Princeton University conference “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Fair Minded Words: A Conference on Life and Choice in the Abortion Debate.”…
Notre Dame Law School’s completely renovated Biolchini Hall of Law was dedicated on Friday October 8. Fr. John Jenkins blessed the building after a mass of celebration in the Basilica.
On October 28, Prof. Judith Fox is presenting on multiple panels at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation’s program, “MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE: Where Do We Go From Here?”
Prof. Rick Garnett will speak at a conference being held at Princeton University on October 16 entitled “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Fair Minded Words: A Conference on Life and Choice in the Abortion Debate.”
Professor Paolo Carozza was featured in a two-minute ad that was produced and aired by NBC as part of the “What Would You Fight For?”ad series.
Steve Brogan NDLS ’77, who is the managing partner of Jones Day, returned to the Law School Wednesday October 6 to talk to interested students about the future of law practice.
Judge Kathleen A. Kearney, NDLS ’80, will appear on a panel discussion on “The Professions and the Common Good” from 7 p.m . to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2010, at the University of Notre Dame’s Washington Hall.
Professor Margaret Brinig, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Fritz Duda Family Chair in Law, will deliver the keynote address at the Canadian Law and Economics Association (CLEA) Annual Meeting, which is being held October 1-2 at the University of Toronto.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts has nominated Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure.
The Notre Dame Law Association has named Thomas R. Curtin the 2010 recipient of The Rev. Michael D. McCafferty, C.S.C., Award. The McCafferty award is presented by the association to Notre Dame lawyers — or members of the Notre Dame Law School faculty or administration — who have rendered distinguished service to the University.
Professor Jimmy Gurulé has been asked to make two presentations at a major symposium being hosted by the Indiana Attorney General’s office for training Mexican prosecutors in the modernization and reform of Mexico’s criminal justice system.
Michael Kirsch, professor of law and associate dean at the University of Notre Dame Law School, will speak at the kickoff meeting of the League of Women Voters of Elkhart County Sept. 22 at the Matterhorn Restaurant in Elkhart.
The Notre Dame Law and Economics (NDL&E) Program will host its inaugural symposium: Housing: Law & Policy on Friday, September 17, 2010. The symposium, which will run from 2-5 p.m. in Eck Hall of Law, Room 1140, features two prominent scholars, each of whom will present a working paper on cutting-edge issues in housing law and housing policy.
Professor Carter Snead will speak at the “Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience” that is being held at Harvard Law School on September 20. His talk will discuss the ways in which information about neuroscience is currently entering the courts and what we can expect in the future.
This fall Notre Dame Law School is launching a new interdisciplinary initiative, the Notre Dame Law and Economics (NDL&E) Program. NDL&E is dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and collaboration on legal issues, particularly in the areas of law and economics, law and the social sciences, and law and business.
Captain Wendy Sue Kosek, a 2004 University of Notre Dame graduate and a 2007 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, has been honored with The Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., Award for distinguished military service to her country.…
Professor Rick Garnett and Professor Cathy Kaveny will present at the “Saturday Scholar Series” on September 11, 2010.
“Religion and American Public Life: The 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Houston Speech on the Separation of Church and State”…
Assoc. Dean Garnett to present Hesburgh Lecture on August 7, 2010 at St. Joseph Parish Koenig Center, Libertyville, IL. The lecture will explore the topic “The Right Questions about School Choice: Education, Religious Freedom, and the Common Good.”