Attorneys for Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) have submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 26 former U.S. diplomats and State Department officials.
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After two weeks of fundraising for Haitian relief, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) collected $2,300 for the cause. BLSA, which established donation centers throughout the Law School, will give the money to the American Red Cross to assist victims of the January 12 earthquake that left the nation devastated. Donors included students, faculty, staff, and student groups.…
The January 12 earthquake in Haiti rocked the world of 1969 NDLS alumnus Robert Greene. He has participated in medical missions to Haiti since 2001, and visits the impoverished nation about twice each year. He was en route to Haiti when the earthquake struck, and was forced to return home.
The European Union (EU) invited Notre Dame Professor of Law Douglass Cassel to serve as a panelist at their conference in Brussels, Belgium, January 25-26.
Today’s narrow Supreme Court decision that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress drew reactions from two Notre Dame Law School faculty members.
Within two days of announcing the establishment of donation centers within the Law School for Haitian relief, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) raised nearly $1,000 for the cause.
When Michael Cotter first met his future bride at the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1975, neither would have imagined that they were headed to the pinnacle of Montana’s legal world.
Patricia Bobb ’72 is no stranger to award receptions. She has been honored many times over the course of her career, including her selection as the leading woman lawyer in Illinois three years in a row by the Leading Lawyers Network, and her selection by the Chicago Sun Times as one of the 100 most influential women in Chicago.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Jimmy Gurulé will spend the spring 2011 semester in Chile as a Fulbright scholar. Gurulé will conduct field research on Chile’s legal efforts to hold persons accountable for international crimes and human rights abuses committed during the military rule of former President Augusto Pinochet.
Some of the best litigators and judges in North America gathered at Eck Hall of Law to teach Notre Dame Law Students the art of advocacy during the week-long Intensive Trial Advocacy course, January 3-10, 2010.
Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame, tells the “National Journal” that “there simply is no right to use military force against a terrorist suspect far from any battlefield.
John Crowley, a 1992 Notre Dame Law School alumnus, is the subject of “Extraordinary Measures,” a movie that tells the true story of Crowley’s search for a treatment for Pompe Disease.
Notre Dame Law School alumnus David Scheper ’85 was selected as a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.
Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Michael Kirsch just published The Role of Physical Presence in the Taxation of Cross-Border Personal Services, 51 Boston College Law Review (2010).
“I am fortunate that my professors refuse to allow classes to focus on the nuts and bolts of black letter law or merely memorizing the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or Evidence. I am constantly challenged to examine the policy underlying a particular set of rules or the societal implications of judges’ decisions.”
Notre Dame Law School alumnus Brian T. Moynihan ’84 has risen through the ranks at Bank of America, and was just elected CEO by the company’s board of directors. Previously, Moynihan served as BofA’s President of Global Banking & Wealth Management.
Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Law Sean O’Brien will take part in the ISBA’s 2009 midyear meeting in Chicago, during which the Diversity Leadership Council will present a special program in honor President Obama’s “Call to Service” and International Human Rights Day – Lincoln’s Legacy: Lawyers Who Protect Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Tonight, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore, Notre Dame Professor of Law Nicole Garnett will speak about her new book, Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing and the Restoration of Urban America (Yale University Press, 2009).
A recent panel discussion at the Law School concerned how Catholic teaching and tradition, scholarship and legal developments might inform efforts to protect the rights of conscience of health workers, pregnant women, taxpayers and other citizens
Douglass Cassel, Notre Dame Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the Law School, will lead the human rights panel discussions for the Transatlantic Strategy Forum in Brussels, Belgium.
A panel discussion titled “What Would a Good Conscience Clause Look Like? A Catholic University’s Perspective” will be held Dec. 3 (Thursday) at 12:30 p.m. in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom of the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Hall of Law.
Notre Dame Professor of Law John Nagle spends Thursday afternoons in the classroom. That’s not unusual for a University professor—except that his classroom is at Covenant Christian School, and his students are in grades 5-8.
Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law O. Carter Snead, along with Professor Philip Sloan in Notre Dame’s Program of Liberal Studies and Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science, was awarded a $50,000 seed grant from the University’s Initiative in Adult Stem Cell Research and Ethics.
The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture invited Professor of Law Rick Garnett to speak at the Center’s 10th annual fall conference, “The Summons of Freedom: Virtue, Sacrifice, and the Common Good.”
It is one of the world’s most contentious debates, and Notre Dame law professor Carter Snead—along with seven other colleagues drawn from Notre Dame’s Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Arts and Letters — is at the heart of it as an expert on the University’s newly formed Initiative on Adult Stem Cell Research and Ethics.
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Reuters news service interviewed Notre Dame Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer about the legitimacy of a medical tourism nonprofit organization set up by a couple who also owns and runs a related for-profit company.
Return democracy to Honduras
In a telephone interview, Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett echoed Alito’s comment that the religion of qualified justices will not determine their views of pending cases, even if their experiences might shade it.
Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, continues to be a leading voice in the national and international debate over the recent coup d’etat in Honduras.