184 J.D. graduates, 15 LL.M. graduates, 3 J.S.D. graduates received degrees during the May 18, 2013, diploma ceremony on the lawn overlooking the Hesburgh Library’s reflecting pool.
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DeSantis, one of three new Board members, is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
“This appointment is a recognition of Advocate Madlanga’s experience and talents as a jurist,” said Professor Paolo Carozza, director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. “It is also an indication of the impact that our human rights degree programs continue to have around the world.”
“The generosity of Mr. Weigand’s gift is overwhelming, and I am so grateful to have been chosen as a Weigand Scholar,” said Baumgardner.
The award honors a Notre Dame faculty member whose research has made a contribution in collaboration with local community organizations.
The Notre Dame Law Association will award the St. Thomas More Award to the Hon. Federico A. Moreno (A.B. ’74) on April 12, 2013.
Dedicated by the Class of 1975 to the memory of Peter A.R. Lardy and “those who exemplify his Courage, Love, and Understanding toward his fellow man,” the fellowship includes a substantial tuition remission for the recipient’s third year of law school.
In a night celebrating milestones, BLSA presented awards to the Hon. Bernard M. Jones, II (J.D. ’04), Professor Stephen F. Smith, Registrar Anne C. Hamilton, and BLSA President Adreanne Stephenson.
The winning team is comprised of students Brian Salvi, Shelia Prendergast, Michelle Pope, Kristian Weir, Brian Ellixson, Ted Koroshetz, Andrew Spica, and Bryan Pasciak.
As chair of the United Kingdom’s Sentencing Council, Lord Justice Brian Leveson spoke about the work of the Council in ensuring that sentences are consistent and proportionate and discussed the practical issues this gives rise to both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
This year’s theme gave participants the opportunity to explore the many ways in which the law is shaped by forces outside the Constitution’s text.
The Notre Dame Hispanic Law Students Association’s award to Dean Moran commemorates the accomplishments of Graciela Olivarez, Notre Dame Law School’s first female and Latina graduate.
The clinic will be the first to include Master of Science in Patent Law students participating in the United States Patent and Trademark Office Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.
Throughout his visit, Justice Thomas was more than generous with his time. “All the students were really moved and touched by Justice Thomas’s generosity,” said Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett.
On April 21, 2013, 2L Beth Scarola will run the 2013 London Marathon on behalf of the International Justice Mission UK.
Justice Clarence Thomas will be visiting NDLS March 5-6 as the Judge James J. Clynes Jr. Visiting Chair. During this time Justice Thomas will be visiting several NDLS classes and speaking with students and faculty.
This multi-week visit to London allowed him to meet daily with law students and consult with legal scholars and law practitioners.
Notre Dame Law School is thankful to Frank Julian (’82 J.D.) and his wife Carol for their continued support of the Frank G. Julian Law Fellowship and their dedication to law students.
NDLS is pleased to announce the renaming of the Notre Dame Law Fellowship to the Thomas Shaffer Public Interest Fellowship. It is also pleased to announce the 2013 fellowship recipients, Sara Gruen and Michael Hagerty.
Congratulations to 3L Sarah Burch and 2L Matt O’Rourke, recent winners of the Region 7 American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition.
Michael D. McCafferty, C.S.C. (ND ’70 and ‘73L) was a highly respected and well-liked member of the faculty and administrator of NDLS who died in 1987 just short of his 41st birthday from cancer. “I think it’s very important to remember the people who came before us in any endeavor,” says Short.
Kenan Rahmani, J.D. candidate 2015, traveled to Syrian warzone to help victims of the conflict. Rahmani was one of nine individuals sponsored by the Syrian American Council (SAC) to journey to the country over Christmas break to provide aid to the refugees.
The project offers law students an opportunity to team with pro bono attorneys in offering free legal assistance to local small businesses. Last year, eighteen 2Ls and 3Ls provided legal advice to six separate businesses.
Center for Civil and Human Rights Director Paolo Carozza, who also directs the Kellogg Institute for International Studies (kellogg.nd.edu), received the Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile’s highest state honor awarded to foreign citizens, at a private ceremony on the Notre Dame campus on December 17.
Notre Dame Law School is pleased to announce the establishment of the Hon. Joseph C. and Margaret Cassini III Endowment for Excellence.
His paper, On the Road Again: The D.C. Circuit Reinvigorates The Work-Product Doctrine in the United States v. Deloitte & Touche, won against numerous high-quality papers from students representing law schools throughout the United States.
The program is planning for its new home on the second floor of the Motorola Building in Chicago. The renovated space will include a conference room and 40-person classroom with videoconferencing capability. This technology will enable Chicago lawyers to teach courses as adjunct professors to students in South Bend as well as Chicago.
Notre Dame Law School has received a significant major estate commitment from alumnus Kevin F. Warren, ’90 JD. This commitment will establish The Kevin and Greta Warren Family Law Fellowship.