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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces came to Notre Dame Law School on Tuesday afternoon to hear arguments in United States v. Edward Mitchell – a case that considers issues of self-incrimination and the use of information on a smartphone during a criminal investigation.
Are anti-discrimination laws essential to freedom, or hostile to freedom?
That’s the question two legal experts explored and debated Friday during a luncheon presented by the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy.
Last year, a headline in The Wall Street Journal called Thomas Durkin, ’68 A.B., “a terror suspect’s best hope in court.”
Durkin, a Chicago-based criminal defense attorney, spoke Monday at Notre Dame Law School about his career representing white supremacists, terrorists, and other persona non-grata.
Durkin said people often ask him how he became the go-to lawyer for terrorism cases.…
Pázmány Péter Catholic University awarded an honorary doctorate to Paolo Carozza, director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies and law professor at Notre Dame Law School, on March 27 in Budapest, Hungary.
According to the University’s official citation, the doctorate was conferred in recognition of Carozza’s “excellent and tireless service to the community and the Church, especially in the area of human rights, by cultivating jurisprudence and … through many [other] works and efforts.”…
For the first time, the Notre Dame Law School Career Development Office will partner with the SBA CDO Committee to host a series of panels focusing on specific markets led by current students who’ve landed summer or post-graduation positions, to help 1L and 2L students to learn from their peers.
“Sometimes it’s most effective and relatable to hear from a person that’s just experienced this in the last year,” said Vincent Versagli, CDO…
Notre Dame Law School student Veronica Canton, 2L, has been selected to present a paper at the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting May 20 to 24 in Barcelona, Spain.
Martha Astor’s passion for education guided her to law school.
Astor, 1L, spent the first phase of her career teaching pedagogy at Northern Arizona University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She also worked as an educational consultant on Indian reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and several other states.…
John Crowley, ’92 J.D., and his family had been in the spotlight before President Donald Trump lauded his daughter Megan as “an inspiration to us all” during last month’s address to a joint session of Congress.
An innovative use of human trafficking laws may help discipline the for-profit prison model, Notre Dame Law School Adjunct Professor Alexandra Levy told students Tuesday. Levy discussed using civil human-trafficking laws, specifically the 2000 Trafficking Victims Protection Act and its reauthorizations in 2003 and 2008, to punish facilities and people abusing their power for profit.
Notre Dame Law School students earned some hardware this past weekend at Moot Court competitions in Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis.
Leading intellectual property scholars will gather Friday at Notre Dame Law School for a roundtable on various dimensions of the scope of IP rights.
By Kevin Allen
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer cited two pieces of Notre Dame Law School Professor Mark P. McKenna’s work last week when he wrote the dissenting opinion in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, a case that examined the question of whether artistic features on clothing deserve copyright protection.…
Notre Dame Law School will host the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on April 4, with three law students participating on the briefs and two participating in the oral argument.
A symposium on Friday at Notre Dame Law School explored the growing international impact of sports with presentations by speakers, students, and former Fighting Irish football star Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, ’94 B.A.
The Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award up to three summer fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2017.
Students and alumni from coast to coast gathered to meet and learn more about local markets — and enjoy a great time!
Russell Lovell, ’66 B.B.A., professor emeritus of law at Drake University, will speak to Notre Dame Law students about how they can make a meaningful impact on society over the course of their legal careers. Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights will host the event at 4:00 p.m. Jan. 19, in 1130 Eck Hall of Law. Lovell’s talk will also focus on his work on civil rights legal issues.
Martins Birgelis stood as if to address the bench, squarely before the jury box in McCartan courtroom. “But you see,” he said, “in this position I can’t be seen by the camera. I have to stand forward a little bit.”
Notre Dame Law School professor Douglass Cassel will join Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Saturday (December 10) in Oslo, Norway. Santos will receive his prize from the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway.
Jobs in state and local government can be fulfilling legal careers that provide both a competitive salary and a great work-life balance, speakers told students at a recent talk at Notre Dame Law School as part of Public Interest Month. They encouraged students to not overlook these opportunities even if they have not thought of them as options, or know much about them.
The Notre Dame Law Review hosted some of the leading scholars in intellectual property law for its 2016 symposium: Negotiating Intellectual Property’s Boundaries in an Evolving World. The symposium explored persistent and emerging issues relating to overlap in intellectual property law.
The club at Notre Dame Law School will focus on wrongful conviction education and awareness, while also creating opportunities for students to work on post-conviction, pro-bono cases with licensed attorneys, Gurulé said.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS recently approved a three-year grant for the Notre Dame Tax Clinic. The IRS awards matching grants through its Low Income Tax Clinic Program to qualifying organizations to develop, expand, or maintain low-income taxpayer clinics. The mission of the LITC program is to represent low-income taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS; educate clients about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers; and identify and advocate for issues that systemically impact low-income taxpayers.
Maureen Ohlhausen, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, recently spoke to Notre Dame Law School students about how the FTC protects consumers and maintains competition through the enforcement of antitrust and patent laws, and how these two legal fields interrelate.
The Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Board recently hosted its inaugural National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom.
“This event started as an idea last April and truly came to fruition this weekend,” said Matthew Ciulla, 3L, tournament director of the Notre Dame Moot Court Board. “Our tournament brought academics, law students, and attorneys from around the country together to discuss the Establishment Clause, while allowing students to hone their oral advocacy and brief-writing skills.”…
Anthony Kroese, 3L, has been on a mission to take student events and make them more fun, more efficient, more consequential. The Buffalo, New York, native is committed to improving his peers’ social and academic experience, he said, because he wants Notre Dame Law School to stand out from other top-tier law programs.…