Professor Tomuschat, one of the world’s leading international human rights lawyers, is emeritus professor of law at Humboldt University, Berlin. Before taking the chair of international law at Humboldt, he taught for 22 years at the Law Faculty of the University of Bonn where he directed the Institute of International Law.
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The national media has been seeking Professor Garnett’s views on a federal district court’s recent decision declaring the new health care law unconstitutional.
On 25 January, Donald P. Kommers, Professor of Law Emeritus, delivered a Hesburgh Lecture before the Alumni Club of Philadelphia.
Professor Richard Garnett will be delivering a public lecture at the University of Virginia February 4 on the topic of separation of church and state.
Elena R. Baca, NDLS ’92, has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2011 list of “Top 45 Women Under 45.”
An Associated Press story on the ongoing federal grand jury investigation into former presidential candidate John Edwards sought Professor Lloyd Mayer’s views on whether any violations of the campaign finance laws had been uncovered.
Professor Jimmy Gurulè recently returned from a 10-day trip to the developing country of Belize, which borders Guatemala and Mexico off the coast of the Caribbean Sea.
Professor Judith Fox has been named a 2011 Bellow Scholar by the American Association of Law Schools for her project, “Debt Collection; A Survey of Indiana Courts.
Three more Notre Dame Law School graduates have ascended to the bench in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan.
Professor Jimmy Gurule’s new book, Gurule and Corn’s Principles of Counter-Terrorism Law, is now available from West.
Margaret M. Foran has been elected to the Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell testified December 9 at a congressional hearing on “Civil Liberties and National Security."
Notre Dame Law School is working with Harris Connect to publish a new Law Association Directory.
Professor John Copeland Nagle on NPR
Associate Dean Carozza announces new study abroad program in Milan, Italy.
Professor Julian Velasco spoke on “Shareholder Ownership and Primacy” at Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario, November 29.
Associate Professor Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer is speaking at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) annual conference in Alexandria, Virginia, November 18 and 20.
Professors Stephen Smith and Judith Fox will be speaking at the Indiana Attorney General’s Justice Summits November 15 – 16.
Donald P. Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science emeritus and professor of law emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Monday (Nov. 8) at a ceremony in the office of the German Consulate in Chicago.
A two-decade tradition at Notre Dame Law School continues this academic year as Judge Saori Yamade of Japan’s Nagoya District Court and Mr. Eisaku Yokoyama, a public prosecutor from Japan’s Osaka District Prosecutor’s Office, settle into their research here as the newest participants in the law school’s visiting scholar program.
On Saturday, November 6, 2010, Professor Margaret Brinig and Professor Nicole Garnett presented their working paper “Catholic Schools and Broken Windows” at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) at Yale Law School.
CCHR Assistant Director Sean O’Brien has been named a founding member of the National Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights (NLCHR).
Professor Jimmy Gurulé was recently elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). The Academy has been awarded a grant by the World Bank Group to evaluate the effectiveness of the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) initiative. Professor Gurulé was selected to serve on the panel of experts that will conduct the evaluation and submit a report to the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC).
Professor O’Connell delivered several lectures and participated in a panel debate on drone warfare.
While in London on October 21, Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell delivered two lectures concerning the United States’ use of unmanned aerial vehicles as weapons of war.
On October 19, Professor Emeritus Donald P. Kommers delivered a Hesburgh Lecture in Pittsburgh entitled “The Obsolescence of the U.S. Constitution.” The lecture was co-sponsored by Pittsburgh’s Notre Dame Alumni Club and the Duquesne University Law School.
Professor Rick Garnett is giving a talk, “Render Unto Caesar: The Role of Faith in the Public Square,” at Wabash College on Monday October 25. On Thursday October 21 Prof. Garnett was the guest for the hour-long Wisconsin Public Radio program “At Issue with Ben Merens” where the topic was the First Amendment and the constitutional arguments over the separation of church and state.