As chair of the United Kingdom’s Sentencing Council, Lord Justice Brian Leveson spoke about the work of the Council in ensuring that sentences are consistent and proportionate and discussed the practical issues this gives rise to both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
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This year’s theme gave participants the opportunity to explore the many ways in which the law is shaped by forces outside the Constitution’s text.
The Notre Dame Hispanic Law Students Association’s award to Dean Moran commemorates the accomplishments of Graciela Olivarez, Notre Dame Law School’s first female and Latina graduate.
The clinic will be the first to include Master of Science in Patent Law students participating in the United States Patent and Trademark Office Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.
Throughout his visit, Justice Thomas was more than generous with his time. “All the students were really moved and touched by Justice Thomas’s generosity,” said Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett.
On April 21, 2013, 2L Beth Scarola will run the 2013 London Marathon on behalf of the International Justice Mission UK.
Justice Clarence Thomas will be visiting NDLS March 5-6 as the Judge James J. Clynes Jr. Visiting Chair. During this time Justice Thomas will be visiting several NDLS classes and speaking with students and faculty.
This multi-week visit to London allowed him to meet daily with law students and consult with legal scholars and law practitioners.
Notre Dame Law School is thankful to Frank Julian (’82 J.D.) and his wife Carol for their continued support of the Frank G. Julian Law Fellowship and their dedication to law students.
NDLS is pleased to announce the renaming of the Notre Dame Law Fellowship to the Thomas Shaffer Public Interest Fellowship. It is also pleased to announce the 2013 fellowship recipients, Sara Gruen and Michael Hagerty.
Congratulations to 3L Sarah Burch and 2L Matt O’Rourke, recent winners of the Region 7 American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition.
Michael D. McCafferty, C.S.C. (ND ’70 and ‘73L) was a highly respected and well-liked member of the faculty and administrator of NDLS who died in 1987 just short of his 41st birthday from cancer. “I think it’s very important to remember the people who came before us in any endeavor,” says Short.
Kenan Rahmani, J.D. candidate 2015, traveled to Syrian warzone to help victims of the conflict. Rahmani was one of nine individuals sponsored by the Syrian American Council (SAC) to journey to the country over Christmas break to provide aid to the refugees.
The project offers law students an opportunity to team with pro bono attorneys in offering free legal assistance to local small businesses. Last year, eighteen 2Ls and 3Ls provided legal advice to six separate businesses.
Center for Civil and Human Rights Director Paolo Carozza, who also directs the Kellogg Institute for International Studies (kellogg.nd.edu), received the Order of Merit of Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile’s highest state honor awarded to foreign citizens, at a private ceremony on the Notre Dame campus on December 17.
Notre Dame Law School is pleased to announce the establishment of the Hon. Joseph C. and Margaret Cassini III Endowment for Excellence.
His paper, On the Road Again: The D.C. Circuit Reinvigorates The Work-Product Doctrine in the United States v. Deloitte & Touche, won against numerous high-quality papers from students representing law schools throughout the United States.
The program is planning for its new home on the second floor of the Motorola Building in Chicago. The renovated space will include a conference room and 40-person classroom with videoconferencing capability. This technology will enable Chicago lawyers to teach courses as adjunct professors to students in South Bend as well as Chicago.
Notre Dame Law School has received a significant major estate commitment from alumnus Kevin F. Warren, ’90 JD. This commitment will establish The Kevin and Greta Warren Family Law Fellowship.
Gregory “Ryan” Snyder is one of five recent law school graduates nationwide to be selected as a 2013 Bristow Fellow.
On Friday, November 30, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., Mayor Pete Buttigieg will visit to talk about his life in public service as the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
The University of Notre Dame Law School believes exceptional leadership produces exceptional leaders. Learn more about our new faculty members.
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.
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.