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Prof. Snead discusses health care on Fox News panel

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carter snead news On Tuesday, August 11, Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead joined a panel of experts to discuss President Obama’s proposed health care plan. Video clips of the show can be found on YouTube….

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Prof. Snead Speaks on Neuroscience and Law Panel

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carter snead news At the recently concluded American Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting, University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law O. Carter Snead explained how neuroimaging has entered the civil and criminal courtroom.

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Prof. O’Connell’s "America" Cover Story

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Mary Ellen Oconnell news The August 3-10 issue of “America” magazine features a cover story contribution by Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame…

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NDLS Alumna Joins Commission on Women in the Profession

August 06, 2009

Lorelie Masters news Notre Dame Law School alumna and Jenner & Block partner Lorelie S. Masters ’81 has been appointed a member of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the American Bar Association for a one-year term.

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Honduras: Coup d’état in Constitutional Clothing?

July 30, 2009

cassel news Professor Cassel’s commentary examines the purported constitutional justifications for the recent ousting of President Manuel Zelaya by the Honduran Congress and military.

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Prof. Kaveny on the Pope and the President

July 21, 2009

kaveny news M. Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, addressed the question “Why does the American Catholic leadership seem to be focused on abortion, while the Vatican appears willing to view that issue as merely one among many on which to judge a political leader?”

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Prof. Kommers examines German Basic Law

July 10, 2009

kommers news Have we taken the concept of constitutional patriotism too far? Some constitutional scholars are adding to the festivities surrounding the anniversary of the German Republic the thesis that the success of the Basic Law during the past 60 years has in itself imperiled German democracy.

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Prof. Patricia Bellia appointed chair of Faculty Board on Athletics

July 09, 2009

Patricia Bellia faculty news Patricia Bellia, professor of law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow in the Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed chair of the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics and its NCAA faculty athletics representative, by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president.

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A dozen NDLS faculty show support for Sotomayor

July 09, 2009

supreme court building news Twelve full-time and adjunct faculty members at Notre Dame Law School are among the nearly 1,200 professors of law across the country who signed a letter supporting the speedy confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Prof. Nagle discusses recent SCOTUS environmental decisions

July 08, 2009

nagle news Greenwire, an energy and environmental policy news service, reviewed the Supreme Court’s recent environmental decisions, and turned to Notre Dame Professor of Law John Nagle for comment.

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Prof. Garnett on Supreme Court’s controversial political-speech decision

June 30, 2009

Rick Garnett fall08 news According to Prof. Richard Garnett, among the Supreme Court’s most important decisions of its 2008-09 Term was its decision not to decide – at least, not yet – the case of “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,” also known as the “Hillary: The Movie” case.

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Prof. Fick in D.C. to discuss foreign labor rights

June 29, 2009

fick news University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Barbara Fick is in Washington, D.C. this week for a labor forum titled “The Role of the Labor Sector in Promoting U.S. Foreign Assistance Goals.”

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Prof. Cassel’s research informs major court decision

June 26, 2009

cassel news In an age when courts pay scant heed to most academic legal writing, a cutting edge decision by the prestigious federal district court for the Southern District of New York relies on Notre Dame Professor of Law Doug Cassel’s article, Corporate Aiding and Abetting of Human Rights Violations: Confusion in the Courts, 6 NW. U. J. INT’L HUM. RTS. 304 (2008).

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Prof. O’Connell in Spain to deliver talk on drone attacks

June 18, 2009

Mary Ellen Oconnell news Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame, delivers a paper in Spain this week titled “The Legal Limits on Drone Attacks in Pakistan”. Her talk at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law is part of a two-day workshop called “Shooting to Kill: The Law Governing in the Use of Lethal Force in Context.”

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Prof. Rougeau to deliver two keynotes in Chicago

June 17, 2009

Vince Rougeau news Notre Dame Professor of Law Vincent Rougeau will speak at The Lumen Christi Institute Law and Culture Forum-sponsored presentation titled “Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order” on Thursday, June 25. He will deliver a keynote address the following day at the annual Faith, Justice, and Civic Learning Conference, held this year at DePaul University in Chicago.

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Prof. Kaveny says judges need empathy

June 16, 2009

kaveny news Notre Dame Professor of Law Cathleen Kaveny, a columnist for “Commonweal” magazine, wrote of her support for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the June 19 issue of the publication.

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Prof. O’Connell Invited to Speak at Atlantic Council-Chatham House Workshop

June 11, 2009

Mary Ellen Oconnell news Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame, will serve as a panelist for a workshop sponsored by the Atlantic Council of the United States and the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House).

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Prof. Garnett on the Legal Case for School Choice

June 08, 2009

Rick Garnett fall08 news Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett spoke at The Lumen Christi Institute Law and Culture Forum’s panel discussion titled “The Moral and Legal Case for School Choice.” Joining Garnett on the panel in Chicago were the Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., a political science professor at Notre Dame, and Marquette University education specialist Dr. Howard Fuller.

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Prof. Mayer Elected to National Board of Advisors

June 05, 2009

mayer newsNotre Dame Associate Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer was elected to sit on the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law’s (NCPL) Board of Advisors. The NCPL, established 20 years ago, is one of the most prestigious research centers on philanthropy in the nation. The Board of Advisors includes both leading academics and non-academic leaders in the field.

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ND Expert Video: The Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor

June 04, 2009

Bill Kelley newsWilliam K. Kelley, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, offers an expert opinion on Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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ND Helps Alums Move ONWARD in Careers

June 02, 2009

ONWARD LogoThe Notre Dame Alumni Association announces the creation of ONWARD, the University’s official Alumni Career Development Program, offering powerful career-development tools and advice.

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Prof. Kaveny in NY Times re: Sotomayor’s Catholicity

June 01, 2009

kaveny newsUniversity of Notre Dame Professor of Law and of Theology Cathleen Kaveny told the Times, “I don’t think there is any one Catholic stance on the law. Catholicism is a big tent, so different people are drawn to different aspects of it. A Dorothy Day Catholic is going to be different than an Opus Dei Catholic.”

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Prof. Kelley in Boston Globe: Senate should thoroughly vet Sotomayor

May 27, 2009

Bill Kelley newsIn an op-ed in The Boston Globe, Notre Dame Professor of Law William Kelley offers his thoughts on Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court, and addresses the need for a thorough vetting of the nominee by the Senate.

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Prof. Garnett on Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

May 26, 2009

Rick Garnett fall08 newsUniversity of Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett spoke with Tom Ashbrook of National Public Radio’s “On Point” about Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s pick to replace Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

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What distinguishes Germany's Basic Law from the United States Constitution?

May 18, 2009

kommers news Donald Kommers, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School in Indiana, USA, and the author of the leading English textbook on the constitutional law of the Federal Republic delivered a talk on the history of the past sixty years of the Basic Law before the American Academy in Berlin; in his lecture, he compared it with the American experience in a consistent and clear manner. According to Kommers

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Notre Dame Law School to award 214 degrees

May 15, 2009

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The Notre Dame Law School will award 199 J.D. degrees and 15 LL.M. degrees during its diploma ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (May 17) in the Joyce Center fieldhouse.

One J.D. degree will be awarded posthumously to Timothy Aher, who died in February 2008 while a second-year law student in Notre Dame’s London program.

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Prof. Snead Explains Impact of Neuroscience on Courts

May 12, 2009

carter snead news Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead recently spoke to an assembly of judges about the use of neuroimaging evidence in the courtroom in civil and criminal contexts. His talk was part of the Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience, held at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

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Prof. O’Connell on Harsh Interrogation Techniques

May 11, 2009

Mary Ellen Oconnell news Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame, spoke with the “National Catholic Register” for an article about the use of harsh interrogation techniques by the United States military. The full article appears in the May 17 edition of the publication.

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Prof. Kommers Concludes German Fellowship with Major Lecture

April 29, 2009

kommers news Notre Dame Professor of Law Donald P. Kommers will deliver the George H. W. Bush and Axel Springer Lecture at the American Academy in Berlin on “Change and Continuity in German Constitutionalism: 1949-2008” on Wednesday, May 6. Kommers holds the George H.W. Bush and Axel Springer residential fellowship in the Academy.

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NDLS Alum Produces Series for BET

April 27, 2009

Max Siegel-news Max Siegel, B.A. ’86, J.D. ’92, chair of Baker & Daniels’ sports and entertainment practice, has partnered with NASCAR Media’s Jay Abraham to produce a series called “Changing Lanes.”

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