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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.

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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.…

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.…

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Thomas Honored With Excellence Award

Joseph W. Thomas, the head of technical services at the Kresge Law Library, was honored with the Rev. Paul J. Foik, C.S.C., excellence award at the annual Notre Dame President’s Dinner held on campus in May.

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Prof. O'Connell Debates Response to Burma Crisis

On May 16, 2008, Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, a current affairs program produced by Canadian broadcaster TVO, to debate the international concept The Responsibility to Protect (R2P).

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Professor of the Year Commencement Address

You have heard several wonderful messages today: Be noble in this profession, lead integrated lives, pursue justice. I am not going to repeat them. Surely they resonate deeply with you. You have received one of the most rigorous legal educations offered in this nation by any standard, especially by a standard that deeply values relationships between law, faith, and reason.

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Prof. Snead Explains Impact of Neuroscience on Courts

Prof. Carter Snead recently spoke to an assembly of federal and state judges about the current and future impact of neuroscience and neuroimaging on civil and criminal court cases. He presented alongside prominent neuroscientists who spoke about how their work might have implications for the law.

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The Boston Globe: Prof. Kaveny on Obama and Catholic Voters

kaveny news “There is no one such thing as a Catholic voter,” said Cathleen Kaveny, a professor of law and theology at Notre Dame, who attended the event in South Bend and is a member of Obama’s national steering committee of Catholic advisers.

Catholics, who account for about 18 percent of the population of Indiana and a quarter of the national electorate, are much more diverse in the United States than they are often portrayed, Kaveny said. The challenge for Obama, she said, is to make Catholics more familiar with his message of economic empowerment, equality, and ending the Iraq war.

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Prof. Jenuwine Helps Train Attorneys for Domestic Mediation

Notre Dame Law School and the St. Joseph County Courts are co-sponsoring a domestic relations mediation training program for area attorneys and law students this week and next on campus. Notre Dame Associate Clinical Professor of Law Michael Jenuwine serves as one of the program’s lead trainers…

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Prof. O’Connell Named to “Legal 100” List

The Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America Magazine have named Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell to their Legal 100, a list of the leading Irish American lawyers in the United States. Nominations for the Legal 100 are submitted by colleagues, institutions, and family members.

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CCHR’s Sean O’Brien Addresses Darfur Crisis at Conference

Sean O’Brien, assistant director of the Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and concurrent assistant law professor, will speak at John Marshall Law School in Chicago as part of a panel discussion titled “The International and The United States Response to the Crisis in Darfur.”

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Symposium Features Father Hesburgh and Former Apartheid Prisoner

Notre Dame Law School’s Journal of Legislation presents “Tilted Scales: Pursuing Justice Amidst Unjust Legislation” on Thursday, April 17 from 1:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Law School Courtroom. The symposium features: Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., former president of Notre Dame and charter member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Thulani Mabaso, former prisoner in apartheid South Africa; Bridgette Carr, associate clinical professor of law at Notre Dame; and Paolo Carozza, associate professor of law at Notre Dame and chairman of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.…

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Three Students Earn Full Ride to ND Law

The J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust awarded three full scholarships to students attending Notre Dame Law School during the 2008-09 academic year. In addition to covering 100 percent of tuition, fees and books, students receive a generous room and board allowance. The scholarship is available to students who have lived in Kansas for at least ten years. The Trust also assists scholarship recipients with career placement in Kansas during and after their graduation from law school.

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Prof. Carter Snead Speaks at Symposium on Law and Science

Notre Dame Law School professor Carter Snead joins five other law faculty from Harvard, UCLA and Wisconsin at the University of Alabama for an April 11 symposium titled “Legal Doubt, Scientific Certainty: What Scientific Knowledge Does For and To the Law.” Snead’s talk is called “Law, Science, and Incommensurability.”

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Librarian Joe Thomas to Receive Chapman Award

This summer, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries, Joseph Thomas, Head of Technical Services, will receive the Renee Chapman Award. Presented by the Technical Services Special Interest Section, the Renee Chapman Award is one of the most prestigious awards given out by any unit within the American Association of Law Libraries…

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