Joshua Kezer re-entered society in February 2009 after serving 16 years—nearly half of his life—of a 60-year prison sentence for murder. Notre Dame Law School alumnus Charles Weiss ’68 made it happen.
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Environmental laws don’t always impact the environment in expected ways and, in other cases, laws seemingly unrelated to the environment have a tremendous impact on our habitats. Notre Dame’s John N. Matthews Professor of Law John Nagle explains this phenomenon in his new book, “Law’s Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live (Yale University Press, 2010).
Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Paolo Carozza will spend the spring 2011 semester in Italy as a Fulbright scholar, working from the University of Florence on a book about the jurisprudence of the Italian Constitutional Court.
For the second year in a row, a Notre Dame Law School alum will clerk for a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. An impressive number of NDLS alums have achieved the coveted and prestigious SCOTUS clerkship post—six over the past ten years.
Professor Mohammad H. Fadel, a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, will teach a class this spring at ND Law School titled Law and Islam.
Prof. Garnett on SCOTUS; Prof. O’Connell on drones
Takeshi Nobuhiro is one of 30 judges chosen by the Supreme Court of Japan to study law and judicial system in a foreign country for a year as part of the Overseas Training and Research Program. “I have attended classes here, and have observed hearings and trials at the courthouse in South Bend,” says Nobuhiro.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Joseph Bauer spent three weeks at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) this spring teaching antitrust law—referred to as competition law in China—and intellectual property law to a group of LL.M. students at the University.
As the world becomes more interdependent, attention turns to the scope and importance of international law and its relationship with national sovereignty.
The Globe and Mail, a Toronto newspaper, quoted Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead extensively in an article about the politics of abortion.
The 37th annual Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Weekend is scheduled for Friday, April 9 – Sunday, April 11, 2010. Alumni, prospective students, and friends of BLSA are welcome to attend.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Mary Ellen O’Connell disagrees with the Obama administration’s rationale for the use of drone strikes to target enemy combatants.
The American College of Bankruptcy selected 3L Ryan Dattilo as the 7th Circuit’s 2010 Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student. Along with four distinguished students from other judicial circuits, Dattilo was an honoree of the College at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
We are excited to have the opportunity to host this year’s reunion classes in the beautiful Eck Hall of Law and the newly expanded and renovated Biolchini Hall during Reunion 2010 this spring! The weekend is sure to be one to remember.
ND Law Professor John Nagle talks to WSBT radio about the constitutionality of the new health care law.
Notre Dame Law School’s International Law Society presents its first annual symposium titled “Reflections on a Global Crisis: Current Issues in International Law and Economics” on Friday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. in Eck Hall of Law.
Jeremy Waldron, University Professor at New York University School of Law, will deliver the keynote lecture for the 2010 Natural Law Institute at Notre Dame Law School (NDLS).
Notre Dame Professor of Law Douglass Cassel’s amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Samantar v. Yousuf argues that a former Somali leader living in Virginia is not immune to civil lawsuits alleging torture under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).
On March 25, Mary Ellen O’Connell will begin a two-year term as Vice President of the American Society of International Law. The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is the leading organization for the promotion and study of international law in the world.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently published an op-ed by Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (along with attorney Brendan M. Wilson) about the need for more effective governmental oversight of charitable organizations.
As President Obama considers a recommendation to reverse the decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, in a civilian court and instead try him in a military tribunal, legal questions from both parties continue to cloud the issue.
Unique in size and scope, Notre Dame Law School’s Summer Stipend Program allows more than 100 students each year to pursue legal work with a public service component, providing them with valuable skills, contacts, and experience.
When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India made an official state visit to the White House in November 2009, Notre Dame Law School alumnus Manish Antani was there.
Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science and peace studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, will deliver a talk titled “After Atrocity: Reconciliation as a Vision for Dealing With Past Injustices” on Monday, March 1.
The Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors requests nominations for alumni representatives to fill upcoming vacancies in the following regions:
“Understanding international law is, as a practical matter, a necessity for being a good, competent, able, creative lawyer regardless of what field of law you’re practicing in, period,” says Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Paolo Carozza.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett joins a distinguished panel of scholars next week (Feb. 25-26) for a conference titled “Public and Private: Feminism, Marriage, and Family in Political Thought and Contemporary Life” at the University of Chicago.
Notre Dame Law School Dean Nell Newton and Notre Dame Professor of Law and Associate Dean Peg Brinig extended a warm welcome to Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese at a reception in the University’s Main Building.
“Students who come to London do so because they appreciate the increasingly global aspects of practicing law in the United States,” explains Programme Director Geoffrey Bennett.
Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer is quoted extensively in the latest issue of “The Non-Profit Times,” a business publication for non-profit managers.