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.
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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.
Gregory “Ryan” Snyder is one of five recent law school graduates nationwide to be selected as a 2013 Bristow Fellow.
On Friday, November 30, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., Mayor Pete Buttigieg will visit to talk about his life in public service as the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
The University of Notre Dame Law School believes exceptional leadership produces exceptional leaders. Learn more about our new faculty members.
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, four Notre Dame Law School graduates were elected to the U.S. Congress. Joe Donnelly, a 1981 graduate, was elected to the U.S. Senate. Peter Visclosky, a 1973 graduate, Peter King, a 1968 graduate, and Keith Rothfus, a 1990 graduate, were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Former U.S. Congressman, Thomas Allen, will serve as the keynote speaker at this symposium hosted by the Notre Dame Law Review. The Symposium will focus broadly on congressional gridlock, exploring various aspects of the issue from partisanship and civility to the utilization of the appropriations process to legislate.
With her country at a crossroads, Reyam El-Molla is using the legal training she received through Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and its LL.M. program in international human rights law to make a real difference at home.
During the week of October 8, 2012, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan will serve as the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr. Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process. Justice Corrigan will teach Appellate Advocacy Training, will serve as a guest lecturer for a Criminal Law course, and will make a presentation to the Women’s Legal Forum.
On Friday, September 28, Notre Dame Law School was host to a summit to discuss the future of academic mobile technology. The “R U Thinking Mobile First” summit is an annual event bringing together the University’s top academic, technology, and communication talent.
Commissioner Scott O’Malia of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission visited Notre Dame Law School September 21 to address the Business Law Forum. He highlighted his concerns that in an effort to implement the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 quickly, the CFTC is reaching beyond its authority in some instances.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will hold oral arguments at the University of Notre Dame Law School on Monday, October 1, 2012.
During his time with students, Justice Kennedy discussed the role of the U.S. Constitution in shaping the American identity and the Constitution’s role in serving as a model throughout the world. Justice Kennedy further noted the powerful influence of Britain’s constitutional tradition on the U.S. Constitution and its basic values.
The purpose of the Red Mass is to invoke God’s blessings on those responsible for the administration of justice as well as on all public officials. This annual mass is open to all faiths and encouraged for those working in law and politics.
A week prior to the beginning of this fall semester, NDLS’s common areas were already abuzz with students conferring and debating. In the hallways, seminar rooms, and classrooms, nationally known trial lawyers and judges were observing student pre-trial performances and asking penetrating questions.
Educating a Different Kind of Lawyer: Learn more about rising 2L Paul Kerridge journey to Notre Dame Law School.
Under the direction of Professor Avishalom Tor, ND LAMB will promote research across the various fields that study how the law and legal institutions shape and are shaped by the market behaviors of individuals and firms. The research agenda examines issues across a number of legal fields—from corporate governance, antitrust, and intellectual property, through property and contract, to market regulation more generally—and draws extensively on relevant extra-legal research in psychology, economics, business, and beyond.
A new Chicago externship program will debut in August 2012, Dean Nell Jessup Newton has announced.
Whatever else its consequences, today’s Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act won’t affect the issues raised in the lawsuit recently filed by several religious institutions against the federal government, according to O. Carter Snead, professor of law and William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture.
The U.S. Supreme Court today largely upheld the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature health care law, as predicted by University of Notre Dame Associate Dean and Law Professor Richard W. Garnett, a past clerk to former Chief Justice William Rehnquist and an expert on constitutional-law and religious-freedom matters.
The court decided that the “individual mandate,” which requires Americans to either purchase health insurance or pay a fine, effectively functions as a tax and is therefore constitutionally permissible.
“While the individual mandate survived its constitutional challenges, the sweeping assertions of regulatory power made by many of the act’s supporters did not,” Garnett says. “As the chief justice wrote, ‘the framers created a federal government of limited powers and assigned to this court the duty of enforcing those limits. The court does so today.’
Professor Judith Fox delivered a presentation on “Predatory lending: A Civil Rights Threat” to the 39th Annual Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Rights Agencies June 21.