General News

Prof. Gurulé in Albania to Discuss Money Laundering

Jimmy Gurulé, an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law—specifically terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering—will meet with top government officials, prosecutors, bank representatives, and police officers in Albania’s capital city, Tirana, to discuss financial investigations and the fight against money laundering. He is in the Southeastern European country for three days, from Oct. 15-17, at the request of the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) of the Department of Justice. Read More

Loan Repayment Assistance Program: Apply by Nov. 1, 2008

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) was recently enhanced, thanks largely to a growing LRAP endowment. Now, the LRAP can provide substantially increased benefits to program participants.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1. Please click on the link below for program details and to apply. Read More

“Fortune” Features Prof. Blakey re: Russian Court Case

Notre Dame Law School Professor G. Robert Blakey, author of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), is prominently featured in a “Fortune” magazine article for his role in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit filed by the Russian Customs Service against the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Blakey has been retained as an expert for Russia on civil RICO. The case is being tried in a Moscow commercial court. Read More

Prof. O’Connell to Give Book Talk at Hammes

Notre Dame Professor of Law Mary Ellen O’Connell will discuss her new book, THE POWER AND PURPOSE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (Oxford University Press, August 2008), on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. Read More

“Religion and the Constitution: Establishment and Fairness” Public Address Precedes Academic Conference

The public is invited to attend a lecture by Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia University Law School on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Eck Visitors’ Center Auditorium. Greenawalt, a preeminent constitutional law scholar, will discuss his new book, “Religion and the Constitution: Establishment and Fairness.” The lecture will focus on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the federal Constitution, which reads “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” Read More

Student Groups Host Immigration Symposium

The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy (JLEPP), in conjunction with the Hispanic Law Student Association, presents “Yearning to Breathe Free: Immigrants and the American Dream,” a symposium on immigration on Tuesday, September 30, at 5:00 p.m. in the Law School courtroom. Read More

New Book Features NDLS Faculty

A new book titled “Peace through Commerce: Responsible Corporate Citizenship and the Ideals of the United Nations Global Compact,” includes essays by major business leaders and scholars—including Notre Dame Law School’s Douglass Cassel and Sean O’Brien—who discuss the issues presented by the United Nations Global Compact, including the impact of commerce in promoting peace and the benefits of global economic development through voluntary corporate policies and actions. Read More

Prof. Camacho on Assisted Migration in Journal Nature

Notre Dame Law Professor Alejandro Camacho tells Nature-an international weekly journal of science-that the legal implication of assisted migration are immense. Assisted migration is the relocation of species threatened by climate change. This environmental tactic is not currently practiced, and is a controversial idea. Read More

CCHR Post-doc Discusses Human Rights in Sudan

On Monday, Sept. 15, Muthee Kiunga, a post-doctoral research associate for Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) will present “Beyond Darfur: Conflict and Human Rights in Southern and Eastern Sudan.” The talk begins at 12:15 in room 101 of the Law School. Read More

Professor Snead Joins Thought Leaders at World Meeting

The Dalai Lama. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Notre Dame Law Professor Carter Snead. They all have this in common: Each has been invited to speak at The Rimini Meeting over the years. The Rimini Meeting is one of the largest, most highly regarded cultural events in the world. Read More

Teaching China to Count

The Olympics have concluded to acclaim for China’s global leadership role, celebration of China winning the most gold medals, and new reports that China has extended its global lead in greenhouse gas emissions. The numbers supporting this news suggests that China should be prepared to address its pollution problems just as zealously as it prepared for the Olympics. Read More

Prof. Snead to Present at Neuroscience Symposium

Notre Dame Law School Professor O. Carter Snead will join professors from Yale, Stanford, and Harvard for the Sept. 25-26 Neuroscience, Law and Government Symposium at the University of Akron School of Law. Participants will address the impact of neuroscience discoveries on the law and in government. Read More

Russian Newspapers Quote Prof. Blakey on RICO

Notre Dame Law School Professor G. Robert Blakey, author of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), advised a Russian court that Moscow Arbitration Court does have jurisdiction in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit filed by the Russian Customs Service against the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Read More

NDLA Ballot Deadline Extended

The response date on your NDLA Board ballots has been extended. Please know that you have until August 1 to postmark your ballot and return it to Melanie McDonald by mail.

Thank you for participating in this important process. Read More

Prof. O’Connell Reacts to ICJ Order re: Medellín

Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell—an international law specialist who has written specifically on the enforcement of World Court judgments—says it is vital that the United States comply with the July 16, 2008 International Court of Justice (also World Court) order to stay the execution of five Mexican nationals on death row in Texas. Read More

LL.M. Alum Recognized for Role in Guatemalan Murder Trial

On April 26, 1998, Bishop Juan Gerardi of Guatemala was found dead in his garage, bludgeoned to death by a chunk of concrete. Mario Domingo—a 2008 graduate of the LL.M. program in international and human rights law at Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights—prosecuted the case. Since then, Novelist Francisco Goldman has published an acclaimed book on the trial titled “The Art of Political Murder.” The book, the author, and the actors involved are the subject of a story in the July 7 edition of “The Nation.” Read More

Prof. Tidmarsh's Book Cited in Supreme Court Case

“…Petitioners suggest that the litigation here simply represents an effort by the aggregators and the payphone operators to circumvent Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23’s class-action requirements. But we do not understand how “circumvention” of Rule 23 could constitute a basis for denying standing here. Read More

Prof. Gurulé Educates L.A. Cops on Counter-Terrorism

Notre Dame Law Professor Jimmy Gurulé, an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law—specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering—led a class on terrorist financing for a group of senior-level Los Angeles police officers earlier this month. Gurulé was invited to speak by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, which just established the Center for Policing Terrorism (CPT) to educate and assist state and local law enforcement. Read More

Prof. Rodes “Best Scholarly Essay” Examines Same-Sex Marriage

The Catholic Press Association (CPA) of the United States and Canada awarded Notre Dame Law Professor Robert Rodes, Jr., first place in the category “Best Essay, Scholarly Magazines” for his essay titled “On Marriage and Metaphysics.” The piece was published in the Winter 2007 issue of National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. Read More

NDLS Alum Honored by Law Firm

Nicole Tlachac, a 2008 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, received the 2008 Arthur A. May Award from the law firm of May Oberfell Lorber.

Named for the firm’s longtime partner and a 1947 Notre Dame Law School graduate, the May award is presented each year to an outstanding member of the law school’s competing trial practice team, the Notre Dame Barristers. Read More