Two NDLS alums, Jim Basile and Karen DeSantis, recounted the history, progress, and current issues for diverse lawyers, including racially and culturally diverse lawyers, women, and lawyers with diverse identities, while speaking Wednesday to students from the LGBT Law Forum at Notre Dame Law School.
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Veronica Root, an associate professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been selected to participate in the New Voices in Civil Justice Scholarship Workshop on May 10 at Vanderbilt Law School.
Students received a first-hand look at prosecutorial duties on Tuesday from Joel Williams, Elkhart County chief deputy prosecuting attorney and Notre Dame Law School adjunct faculty member.
The series of events that swept Keith Cooper into the criminal-justice system – and sent him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit – is so nightmarish that it sounds like something out of a screenplay or a novel.
But, unfortunately, Cooper’s story happened in real life.
Sean B. Seymore, ’01 Ph.D., ’06 J.D., was awarded the Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year Award by the Notre Dame Law School Black Law Students Association at its annual banquet.
The Alvin McKenna Award is given to an NDLS graduate who has distinguished him or herself within the African-American community and supports BLSA…
Notre Dame Law School hosted 10 aspiring legal scholars last week for a two-day workshop about the competitive path to becoming a law professor.
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 community came together Wednesday evening to remember 1L Travis McElmurry, who passed away during spring break. McElmurry, 30, was from Granada Hills, Calif., and a graduate of Pepperdine University.
It has become an annual tradition at Notre Dame Law School for O. Carter Snead, a professor of law and the William P. and Hazel B. White director of the Center for Ethics and Culture, to deliver a presentation on American abortion law and the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Wednesday, his one-hour overview of the jurisprudence of U.S. abortion law took on a particularly timely significance as it coincided with the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.…
One of Notre Dame Law School’s most popular traditions – the Father Mike Show – set a new attendance record Tuesday night.
A crowd packed into Legends of Notre Dame for the annual evening of music and comedy that spotlights the Law School’s talent and raises money for scholarships. Tuesday’s show sold 120 more tickets than any previous Father Mike Show.…
Tia B. Paulette, 2L, has been selected to receive the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year at Notre Dame Law School.
Students at Notre Dame Law School will have several opportunities this week to learn about different strategies for repaying student loans.
When Compassion International announced this month that it was closing its charitable operations in India – where it provided 145,000 children with meals, medical care, and tuition payments – the Colorado-based organization joined a growing list of casualties in a troubling global trend.
The U.S. Department of State Tuesday nominated Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel as the U.S. candidate to serve on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the hemispheric monitoring body of the Organization of American States.
No word in the English language could describe the energy that powered the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
So, Diane Nash made up a new word.
By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law
I am very sorry to report that Tom Singer, a superb trial lawyer, colleague, and instructor in Notre Dame’s trial advocacy program, died Saturday, March 4.
Tom was a South Bend attorney and proud of it. A 1952 graduate of South Bend Central High School, he began his career with the South Bend law firm of Crumpacker, May, Beamer, Levy & Searer. Later, he formed a partnership with Alexander Lysohir and finished his career serving as Of Counsel to the firm of Nickle & Piasecki of South Bend until he retired in 2012.…