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.
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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.
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.
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.
By any measure, the Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic’s debut last spring was a resounding success. Among other things, all four of the Clinic’s first graduates went on to find good jobs practicing IP law.