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Former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Discusses Challenges Facing Law Schools

Randall T. Shepard

Randall T. Shepard delivered a Clynes Chair Lecture on “The Future of Legal Education” to NDLS students and faculty September 25. Shepard is a former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice and the Chair of the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education. This fall he was named Notre Dame Law School’s Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process.

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Indiana Tax Court held in McCartan Court Room

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NDLS hosted a live Tax Court session in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom on Wednesday, September 11.

The case Union Township, St. Joseph County v. State of Indiana, Department of Local Government Finance, involves a dispute between Union Township in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and the State of Indiana over Union Township’s property tax levy.

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In memoriam: Former Ohio governor and ND law professor emeritus John J. Gilligan

John Gilligan

Former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame, died Monday (Aug. 26) at his home in Cincinnati. He was 92.

A Cincinnati native and a 1943 Notre Dame alumnus, Gilligan entered the U.S. Navy after graduation to serve as a gunnery lieutenant in World War II. He earned a Silver Star for saving several crew members from the destroyer USS Rodman after it was taken under Japanese fire and set ablaze off Okinawa.

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In memoriam: James A. Roemer, former director of community relations at Notre Dame

James Roemer

James A. Roemer, former director of community relations at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (Aug. 10) in California. He was 83.

A native of South Bend, Roemer spent most of his childhood on or near the Notre Dame campus, where his father, William P. Roemer, taught philosophy. All of his five brothers graduated from the University and his sister, a graduate of Saint Mary’s College, earned a master’s degree from Notre Dame. Roemer’s high school years were spent at Notre Dame’s Holy Cross Seminary.

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Krista (Yee) Cox (J.D. ’08) Extols LRAP Program

Krista Cox

“The NDLS Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) made it possible for me to work in the public interest and I have had truly wonderful experiences,” says Krista (Yee) Cox (J.D. ’08). Krista recently felt the thrill of four voided loan promissory notes—all due to her work for an eligible non-profit organization after graduation. Funded entirely by generous alumni, the NDLS program currently supports the public-interest careers of more than 30 law graduates.

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Professor Kaveny Wins Catholic Press Award

Kaveny

Professor M. Cathleen Kaveny’s newest book, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society (Georgetown University Press) has won a 2013 Catholic Press Award (First Place) in the category of Faithful Citizenship, which includes books covering contemporary political issues and the formation of conscience.

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Brian J. Murray (J.D. ’00) and Andrew R. Woltman (J.D. ’06) Honored by National Immigrant Justice Center

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The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) awards is a unique event that brings together more than 700 leading attorneys, legislators, civic leaders, and advocates honoring the work of individuals. The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) awards is a unique event that brings together more than 700 leading attorneys, legislators, civic leaders, and advocates honoring the work of individuals.

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Law School’s O’Connell to testify before Congress on citizens’ rights during “War on Terror”

Mary Ellen O'Connell

Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will testify today (May 22) before the House Judiciary Committee on “Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terror.”

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