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ND Law student wins prestigious National Lawyers Guild fellowship

Author: Denise Wager

Walter Jean-Jacques, 1L, has been named a 2018 Haywood Burns Fellow by the National Lawyers Guild. The fellowship sponsors law students working in public interest internships across the country to help build their legal skills and strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice. Jean-Jacques is one of only five fellows selected this year.

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Professor Veronica Root awarded research grant for ‘dignity of work’ project

Author: Kevin Allen

Veronica Root, an associate professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, was among 20 University of Notre Dame faculty members who received grants this week through the Notre Dame Internal Grant Program.

Root was awarded a grant for her project titled, “Reclaiming the dignity of work through varied methods of assessment.”

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Samuel Bray to join Notre Dame Law School faculty

Author: Amanda Gray

Notre Dame Law School is proud to announce that Samuel Bray—one of the nation’s leading experts in remedies and equity—will join the faculty as a full-time professor. Bray is a tenured faculty member at the UCLA School of Law. He is teaching this year at Notre Dame Law School as a visiting professor, and he will join the faculty in the fall 2018 semester.

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Steve Mackey, ’76 J.D., and Riley Koval, ’16 J.D., show how fellowships give both ways

Author: Denise Wager

Steve Mackey And Riley Koval

As far back as fourth grade, Riley Koval, ’16 J.D., would write in the back of his notebooks at school, “I will attend the University of Notre Dame.”

Raised as a Fighting Irish fan, he made annual trips to Notre Dame with his family to see a football game, attend Mass, and visit the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.…

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Program on Church, State & Society offers $10,000 Summer Fellowships

Author: Denise Wager

Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award up to four summer fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2018.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for NDLS students to learn about religious-institutions practice and explore the many ways lawyers work at the intersection of church, state, and society,” said Richard W. Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor and Director of the Program.…

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Law students as assistant rectors – a Notre Dame Law School tradition

Author: Amanda Gray

It was 1987 when John McCabe returned to Alumni Hall, across Main Circle from the Law School.

McCabe, ’86, ’89 J.D., had lived in Alumni as an undergraduate, but was too busy in those days as a member of the Fighting Irish football team to spend much time enjoying dorm life. When he returned as an assistant rector during law school, he had another opportunity to experience the residential life that makes Notre Dame unique.

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Michael Hagerty, '13 J.D., is fighting for unaccompanied immigrant children

Author: Denise Wager

After his first year as a law student, Michael Hagerty, ’13 J.D., spent his summer hiking the desert trails of the U.S.-Mexico border.

As a research assistant for Paolo Carozza, a Notre Dame Law professor and director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Hagerty was trying to better understand the challenges of migrants and the governmental and societal responses to undocumented migration.

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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and legal scholars discuss Professor A.J. Bellia’s book

Author: Denise Wager

Aj 1 Web From left to right: Judge Debra Livingston, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Judge David Barron, Notre Dame Law Professor A.J. Bellia, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, George Washington University Law School Professor Brad Clark, Judge Sri Srinivasan, and Harvard Law Dean John Manning at a recent symposium at Georgetown University Law Center. (Photo courtesy of Georgetown University Law Center)…

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Professor Jay Tidmarsh's family featured in Wall Street Journal

Author: Notre Dame Law School

The Wall Street Journal published a feature article about Green Bridge Growers in the newspaper’s Monday edition.

Notre Dame Law Professor Jay Tidmarsh’s wife, Jan Pilarski, and their son, Chris Tidmarsh, started Green Bridge Growers to employ people with autism while supplying fresh produce and flowers to South Bend-area businesses.…

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