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Alum Sean Seymore Honored with BLSA’s Alumni Award

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

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Notre Dame Alum Talks about Defending the Unpopular

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.…

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Paolo Carozza awarded honorary doctorate

Carozza

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.”…

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Students to Share Tips on Landing Work in Target Markets

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

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Notre Dame Law Student to Present at the Sorbonne

Martha Astor

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.…

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Disciplining For-Profit Prisons with Human Trafficking Laws

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.

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Abortion Presentation Coincides with Gorsuch Hearings

O. Carter Snead

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.…

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Father Mike Show Sets Attendance Record

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.…

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Former Students Remember Tom Singer

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.…

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