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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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).
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.”
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.
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.
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).
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.
Notre 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.
William 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.
The Notre Dame Alumni Association announces the creation of ONWARD, the University’s official Alumni Career Development Program, offering powerful career-development tools and advice.
University 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.”
In 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.
University 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors holds its spring 2009 meeting on Friday, April 24. The board consists of 22 members from all over the United States.
Jose Reyes Ferriz graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1988, and is currently mayor of Juarez, Mexico, a city embroiled in violence perpetrated largely by Mexican drug cartels. A recent ABC News “Nightline” report described Ferriz as “an honest man. He’s also a man with a price on his head, who drug traffickers would love to see dead.”
Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett will spend the next two weekends at Princeton University and The Catholic University of America participating in programs about religion and the law and religion and legal education.
The Law School invites Notre Dame Law School alums to stop by the Law School’s tent to catch up with fellow alums, meet current students, enjoy light refreshments, and tour the new Eck Hall of Law.
The Notre Dame Black Law Students Association hosted its 36th Annual BLSA Reunion Weekend on April 3-5, 2009.