Amy Coney Barrett, Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Chair in Law and Professor of Law, was nominated today to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit by President Donald Trump.
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The Center for Civil and Human Rights has awarded its first Summer Fellowship to Arianna Cook-Thajudeen, a second-year student at Notre Dame Law School.
On Monday evening, Notre Dame Law School memorialized John T. Noonan, Jr., with a Mass in his memory at St. Thomas More Chapel.
Noonan, who passed away last month at the age of 90, was influential as a professor, scholar, and judge, and a leader in relating Catholic theology to the law.…
The event – named “Long vs. Short-term Investors in Corporate Governance” – gathered legal and business scholars to talk about the debate over whether short-term shareholders are a threat to the long-term interests of companies and the effect that short-term shareholders could have on the economy.
The United Kingdom’s scheduled exit from the European Union – nicknamed “Brexit” – has caused some uncertainty in global politics and the economy, but one certainty is that the English legal system will continue to hold international importance.
The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy hosted a symposium on Friday that examined how mental-health issues are treated in the legal system.
Notre Dame Law School is hosting Shyamkrishna Balganesh, a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as a distinguished visiting scholar this week in the Program of Study in Intellectual Property and Technology Law.
With any technology, there are limits to what’s possible and limits to what’s moral.
Nikolas T. Nikas, the co-founder, president, and general counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund, told students last week at Notre Dame Law School that they will be called on during their careers to consider those moral limits.
I am pleased to announce that Anthony M. Kroese, 3L, was sworn in as Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School on April 24, 2017, and that he has agreed to serve in that important and august position until April 25, 2017.
During Dean Kroese’s short – but surely memorable – deanship, I will return to the faculty to concentrate on my research.
Clockwise from top left: Margo Borders, Lauren Andrini, Robert Sikorski, and Catherine Gawron are recipients of the 2017 summer fellowship awards from the Notre Dame Law School’s
Lauren Andrini, Margo Borders, Catherine Gawron, and Robert Sikorski, all 1Ls, have each received a $10,000 fellowship award from the Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society…
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.
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.