In its July 2011 ruling in Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit cites a law review article by Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, arguing that corporations involved in human rights violations overseas can be sued for money damages under the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”).
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The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey presented the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award to Thomas R. Curtin at its annual dinner June 21. The award is given to an outstanding lawyer whose contributions to the law are recognized by the Association as deserving of special and unique recognition as befits the name of Justice Brennan, in whose name the award is given.
Professor Richard Garnett was interviewed for NPR’s Morning Edition with Nina Totenberg June 28 regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a California law restricting the sale of violent video games.
Some of the world’s leading scholars across a variety of relevant disciplines are visiting the University of Notre Dame for a week-long “Workshop on Adult and Non-embryonic Stem Cell Research,” being held on campus through July 2.
Some of the world’s leading experts across a variety of relevant disciplines are coming to the Notre Dame Law School for a weeklong “Workshop on Adult and Non-embryonic Stem Cell Research” June 27 – July 1. In conjunction with the workshop, an afternoon lecture series, “Alternate Visions of Stem Cell Research: Scientific, Ethical, Legal & Theological Dimensions” will be open to the public from 4 – 5 p.m. each day in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom in the Law School’s Eck Hall of Law.
Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life in the Department of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law, has been named a co-recipient of the Hubert Morken Award for his book, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson (Cambridge University Press 2009).
Meghan E. Sweeney, J.D. Candidate ’11, has been named a “2011 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” winner by the Board of Directors of the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement.
NDLS players made their presence known in The Bookstore Basketball Tournament, which wrapped up Sunday May 1.
Alpha Fall, LL.M., ‘02, died April 21, 2011 in Brussels. Mr. Fall was a gentle soul, a generous friend, and a true giant in the protection of human rights in Africa. He founded the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) – a first of its kind regional human rights organization focusing on advocacy before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Derek Muller, Sean Seymour, Joseph A. Tomain, and Eric Jensen accept teaching posts.
Professor James H. Seckinger was in São Paulo, Brazil, March 23-25 as part of the first Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy Mini-Course ever to be offered in South America.
The Notre Dame Law School invites applications for the position of Director of its new Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. The position will begin for the 2011-2012 academic year.
When it is fully implemented, the Clinic will provide students opportunities to work as lawyers to meet the intellectual property and entrepreneurship-related needs of the Clinic’s clients. The Clinic will have a transactional focus and particularly will assist clients with, among other matters, entity formation, licensing and/or freedom to operate agreements, trademark counseling and prosecution, and patent preparation and prosecution. Specific client matters will be determined by the Clinic Director, although decisions about the overall direction of the Clinic’s work will be made in consultation with the Dean and other law school faculty members.…
Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett is moderating a panel discussion on K-12 education in the Leighton Concert Hall of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center April 13.
Professor Michael Jenuwine received the 2011 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Faculty Community-Based Research Award April 11.
Professor Colleen Baker led students who are interested in business law on a tour of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on April 8. The group also visited the nearby headquarters of the National Futures Association and stopped for lunch at the historic Berghoff restaurant in the Loop.
Professor and associate dean Richard W. Garnett was counsel of record for amicus curiae the American Center for School Choice in the Supreme Court’s recently decided taxpayer standing and Establishment Clause case,_ Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn_.
Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke on “Good Law Against War” at The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study’s “Dimensions of Goodness” conference April 5.
The Honorable Willie G. Lipscomb, J.D. ‘75, of Michigan’s 36th District Court, has been named the Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year by the Notre Dame Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Judge Lipscomb will receive the award at the 38th Annual BLSA Alumni Weekend celebration dinner, which will be held at the Notre Dame Stadium Press Box on Saturday, April 9 at 6:00 pm.
John M. Dunn has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates after a vote by the current San Joaquin Valley Chapter members and approval by the national organization. The Modesto, Calif., attorney is a partner with the law firm McCormick Barstow. He was the only person to be invited into the San Joaquin Valley Chapter in 2010, and he becomes the 74th member in the Valley.
Oliver O’Donovan, professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh, will be at Notre Dame Law School April 11 to deliver the 2011 Natural Law Lecture.
Professor Sean O’Brien is participating in the training of North African human rights lawyers this week in Tunis, Tunisia.
Notre Dame Law School faculty, staff, and students have been congratulating Professor Vincent Rougeau this week on being appointed the next dean of Boston College Law School. The highly regarded professor of contracts, real estate transactions, and Catholic social thought will be assuming his new post this summer.
Second-year student Harrison St. Germain has been awarded the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year.
Professor Joseph P. Bauer taught a mini-course in American Antitrust Law to a Competition Law class at Hong Kong University March 7 – March 17. The students were a mixture of practitioners, government officials, and LL.B. and LL.M. students.
A roundtable conference at the law school March 25 considered the latest leading scholarship in the field of Separation of Powers. Conference papers addressed separation of powers theory, executive power, and administrative law. The daylong program was hosted by Professor Anthony J. Bellia Jr. and sponsored by the Notre Dame Program in Constitutional Structure and Design.
The Notre Dame Law School Spring 2011 Symposium, “Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in a Post-Crisis World” will be held on Friday April 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Notre Dame’s Eck Hall of Law.
Notre Dame Law School co-sponsored a public lecture on “Trafficking, Prostitution & Inequality.”
Professor Michael Jenuwine hosted the Indiana Adult Guardianship State Task Force retreat at the Law School March 19.
U.S. Department of Justice attorney Conor Dugan, ’03 J.D., recently represented the United States when it participated in oral arguments as amicus curiae in the Ninth Circuit case, Khatib v. County of Orange. The court, sitting en banc to review an earlier Ninth Circuit panel decision, ruled 11-0 in favor of a Muslim woman’s right to bring a lawsuit accusing her Southern California jailers of violating her religious freedom by ordering her to take off her head scarf in a courthouse holding cell.…