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Out of the Office: A Supreme Speaker

Parade magazine reported in its September 9th issue that 10 percent of college grads polled thought Judge Judy was on the U.S. Supreme Court. Notion denied; the TV reality show star and former Manhattan family court judge has not reached that sterling height.

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Experts to Discuss International Terrorism Threat after 9/11 Attacks

On Thursday, Sept. 22, Notre Dame Law School, in conjunction with the Keough School of Global Affairs, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Notre Dame International Security Center, is hosting a conference titled: “Fifteen Years After the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Reassessing the Nature of the Threat of International Terrorism and the Domestic and Global Response.”

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Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, ’67, to Speak to NLDS Students

Alan Page, B.A. ’67, former justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Fighting Irish All-American and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, will speak to Notre Dame Law Students at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 27, in the McCartan Courtroom. A reception will follow the discussion in the Commons. Page was the first African-American to hold a major state office in Minnesota and focused on examining racial bias in the Minnesota justice system.

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Judge Amul Thapar to Speak at NDLS for Constitution Day

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar will speak at Notre Dame Law School on Sept. 16, in celebration of Constitution Day.

Sponsored by the NDLS Program on Constitutional Structure and the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies, Judge Thapar’s lecture is entitled, “Can Judges Speak? The First Amendment and the Courts.” During his visit, he will hold the James J. Clynes, Jr. Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process.…

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Three Law School Alumni Admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers

Three Notre Dame Law School alumni were recently named fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the top legal associations in America. Maureen Reidy Witt, ’80 J.D., Judy D. Snyder, ’73 J.D., and Monty B. Bottom, ’82 J.D., will join the membership — which also includes 30 previously inducted Notre Dame Law School graduates.

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Notre Dame Lawyers Gather in Chicago

More than 200 Notre Dame Lawyers welcomed Jack Swarbrick, Jr., ’76, vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics at Notre Dame, to Chicago Aug. 11. The group included alumni as well as current and admitted students. Swarbrick offered an inside look on collegiate athletics.

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Professor McKenna Files Amicus Brief in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

Mark P. McKenna, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development at Notre Dame Law School, recently filed a friend-of-the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, a case concerning the copyrightability of the design of cheerleading uniforms. The Court will hear arguments in the case this fall.

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NDLS LL.M. Graduate Using her Education to Make an International Impact

Johanna Fröhlich, LL.M. ’15, was pursuing her Ph.D. in comparative constitutional law at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary, where she also obtained her law degree, when she felt a yearning to learn more about the United States legal system. After exploring several LL.M programs in the United States, Fröhlich came to Notre Dame Law School in 2014 as one of the students in the school’s inaugural LL.M. class. Now, she’s a teacher herself.

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Marah Stith McLeod Joins NDLS Faculty

Marah Stith McLeod has joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty as an associate professor. Her research explores legal and ethical problems in criminal law and criminal procedure. Her work seeks to promote better-informed and reasoned decisions as well as the appropriate and effective distribution of power among decision makers in the criminal justice system.

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Gurulé Testifies Before House Committee on Bill to Allow 9/11 Victims’ Families to Sue Saudi Arabia

University of Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified Thursday (July 14) before the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee at a hearing on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow the surviving family members of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for aiding and abetting the 15 Saudi hijackers that perpetrated the terror plot.

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Notre Dame Lawyers Gather in NYC

More than 200 ND alumni, students, and guests gathered for the 6th Annual Notre Dame Lawyers of New York City Reception at the Union League Club. The guests included more than 20 current NDLS students and several admitted students. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, ’84 J.D., spoke to guests.

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Ministers of Justice

What Mbuyiseli Madlanga ’90LL.M. most remembers about growing up under apartheid in South Africa wasn’t so much the daily indignities of a system based on racial subjugation. His childhood in the black homeland of Transkei was too segregated for much contact with white people.

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Gurulé testifies before Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

Notre Dame Law School Professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified today (June 23) before the Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing — part of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Gurulé offered recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s counter-terrorist financing efforts, including sanctions on foreign companies that assist ISIS.

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Professor Judith L. Fox Appointed to Coalition for Court Access

The Indiana Supreme Court recently appointed Notre Dame Law School Clinical Professor Judith Fox to the Coalition for Court Access. According to Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, the 17-member coalition will develop and implement a statewide plan to improve the availability and quality of access to civil legal services for low-income Indiana residents.

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Commencement for Notre Dame Law School Now in Joyce North

For all updates concerning this weekend’s Notre Dame Law School and University of Notre Dame Commencement ceremonies, please refer to the Notre Dame Law School Commencement web page. The page includes all information on times and locations for all commencement events, parking and security information, and other important details. We will be posting any updates or changes to the page. You can also find Commencement information on Facebook (Notre Dame Law School) and Twitter (@NDLaw) with #NDLS2016.…

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Professor Randy Kozel Earns Tenure

Randy Kozel has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. Kozel joined the law school faculty in 2011 and teaches and researches in the fields of constitutional law, federal courts, and contract law, with a particular focus on the role of precedent in legal decision-making.

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