Notre Dame Law School’s American Association of Justice (AAJ) 2013 National Champion Moot Court Trial Team was honored by the Melvin M. Belli Society at a reception and dinner in San Francisco this summer.
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A reception and book signing event celebrating a new book about Rev. David T. Link’s prison ministry was held August 28 at the Eck Visitors Center on the Notre Dame Campus.
“The NDLS Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) made it possible for me to work in the public interest and I have had truly wonderful experiences,” says Krista (Yee) Cox (J.D. ’08). Krista recently felt the thrill of four voided loan promissory notes—all due to her work for an eligible non-profit organization after graduation. Funded entirely by generous alumni, the NDLS program currently supports the public-interest careers of more than 30 law graduates.
Stephen Astringer, who will be a 2L this fall, has been named a “Distinguished Law Student” by the 2013 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar.
Recent Notre Dame Law School graduates William Collins and Robert Ward are this year’s recipients of the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law.
Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will testify today (May 22) before the House Judiciary Committee on “Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terror.”
184 J.D. graduates, 15 LL.M. graduates, 3 J.S.D. graduates received degrees during the May 18, 2013, diploma ceremony on the lawn overlooking the Hesburgh Library’s reflecting pool.
DeSantis, one of three new Board members, is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
The highest bidder at the Fr. Mike Show, Dean Lapp has worked as an analyst for the intelligence branch of the State Department and as an advisor to Senator Rob Portman. Additionally, he has experience in the non-profit world, having spent time researching the role of mentoring in academic success. He has been published in the Financial Times for his views on metaphors in political speech and the relevance of Roman history to recent events.
“This appointment is a recognition of Advocate Madlanga’s experience and talents as a jurist,” said Professor Paolo Carozza, director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. “It is also an indication of the impact that our human rights degree programs continue to have around the world.”
“The generosity of Mr. Weigand’s gift is overwhelming, and I am so grateful to have been chosen as a Weigand Scholar,” said Baumgardner.
The award honors a Notre Dame faculty member whose research has made a contribution in collaboration with local community organizations.
The Notre Dame Law Association will award the St. Thomas More Award to the Hon. Federico A. Moreno (A.B. ’74) on April 12, 2013.
Dedicated by the Class of 1975 to the memory of Peter A.R. Lardy and “those who exemplify his Courage, Love, and Understanding toward his fellow man,” the fellowship includes a substantial tuition remission for the recipient’s third year of law school.
In a night celebrating milestones, BLSA presented awards to the Hon. Bernard M. Jones, II (J.D. ’04), Professor Stephen F. Smith, Registrar Anne C. Hamilton, and BLSA President Adreanne Stephenson.
The winning team is comprised of students Brian Salvi, Shelia Prendergast, Michelle Pope, Kristian Weir, Brian Ellixson, Ted Koroshetz, Andrew Spica, and Bryan Pasciak.
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.
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.