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.
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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.
A symposium on Friday at Notre Dame Law School explored the growing international impact of sports with presentations by speakers, students, and former Fighting Irish football star Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, ’94 B.A.
The Notre Dame Law School community came together Wednesday evening to remember 1L Travis McElmurry, who passed away during spring break. McElmurry, 30, was from Granada Hills, Calif., and a graduate of Pepperdine University.
It has become an annual tradition at Notre Dame Law School for O. Carter Snead, a professor of law and the William P. and Hazel B. White director of the Center for Ethics and Culture, to deliver a presentation on American abortion law and the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Wednesday, his one-hour overview of the jurisprudence of U.S. abortion law took on a particularly timely significance as it coincided with the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.…
One of Notre Dame Law School’s most popular traditions – the Father Mike Show – set a new attendance record Tuesday night.
A crowd packed into Legends of Notre Dame for the annual evening of music and comedy that spotlights the Law School’s talent and raises money for scholarships. Tuesday’s show sold 120 more tickets than any previous Father Mike Show.…
Tia B. Paulette, 2L, has been selected to receive the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year at Notre Dame Law School.
When Compassion International announced this month that it was closing its charitable operations in India – where it provided 145,000 children with meals, medical care, and tuition payments – the Colorado-based organization joined a growing list of casualties in a troubling global trend.
The U.S. Department of State Tuesday nominated Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel as the U.S. candidate to serve on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the hemispheric monitoring body of the Organization of American States.
No word in the English language could describe the energy that powered the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
So, Diane Nash made up a new word.
By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law
I am very sorry to report that Tom Singer, a superb trial lawyer, colleague, and instructor in Notre Dame’s trial advocacy program, died Saturday, March 4.
Tom was a South Bend attorney and proud of it. A 1952 graduate of South Bend Central High School, he began his career with the South Bend law firm of Crumpacker, May, Beamer, Levy & Searer. Later, he formed a partnership with Alexander Lysohir and finished his career serving as Of Counsel to the firm of Nickle & Piasecki of South Bend until he retired in 2012.…
A standing-room-only crowd packed into the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom recently at Notre Dame Law School for the 67th Annual Moot Court Showcase Argument.
Two teams of advocates argued a fictitious U.S. Supreme Court case that focused on two questions. The first question was whether a court, in determining the reasonableness of a use of force by an officer during an arrest, should consider only the fact and circumstances at the moment of the use of force or should also consider the relevant facts and circumstances leading up to the moment of the use of force. The second question was whether individuals, including those with no formal affiliation to the press, have a First Amendment right to record police officers acting in public.
Immigrating to the United States isn’t easy for anyone, but it can be particularly difficult for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, a Chicago-based attorney said last while speaking to a group at Notre Dame Law School.
Should corporations face criminal punishment? Experts disagree.
John Hasnas, professor of business at Georgetown University, argued against corporate criminal liability in a debate Wednesday with Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, who argued in favor of the practice.
The United States incarcerates more people – and a larger portion of its population – than any other country in the world, Alan Mills, executive director of the Uptown People’s Law Center in Chicago, pointed out to an audience Tuesday at Notre Dame Law School.
“We lock up a huge number of people – something that no other country has tried to do in the history of the world,” Mills said.…
Chris Stevens, B.A. ’74, was part of a coffee revolution as one of the original four team members who launched Keurig in 1998. The company, which Green Mountain Coffee Roasters fully acquired in 2006, changed the way people brew and enjoy a cup of joe.
Diane Nash — one of the icons of the 1960s civil rights movement — will speak March 7 at Notre Dame Law School to deliver the Inaugural Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, and Society.
Technology, especially in the digital age, can often be one step ahead of the law.
That’s something Mark P. McKenna knows well.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during their administrations, saying the costs of keeping the facility open outweighed the benefits, Paul Lewis, ’80, ’83 J.D., told students and faculty Wednesday at Notre Dame Law School. He said he hoped President Donald Trump would agree.
An NDLS Data Security Conference on Friday will focus on the legal and ethical issues in data security. The conference is cosponsored by the John J. Reilly Center and the Notre Dame Office of Digital Learning.
Four Notre Dame Law School students from the LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law recently won the Americas regional round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.
The team of Martins Birgelis (Latvia), Rachana Chhin (United States), Ruth Cormican (Ireland), and Jodi-Ann Quarrie (Jamaica) competed at Cardozo School of Law against several teams from across the Western Hemisphere on Jan. 25-29. They will move on to the final international round in April at Oxford University.…
The Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award up to three summer fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2017.
Students and alumni from coast to coast gathered to meet and learn more about local markets — and enjoy a great time!
Russell Lovell, ’66 B.B.A., professor emeritus of law at Drake University, will speak to Notre Dame Law students about how they can make a meaningful impact on society over the course of their legal careers. Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights will host the event at 4:00 p.m. Jan. 19, in 1130 Eck Hall of Law. Lovell’s talk will also focus on his work on civil rights legal issues.
Martins Birgelis stood as if to address the bench, squarely before the jury box in McCartan courtroom. “But you see,” he said, “in this position I can’t be seen by the camera. I have to stand forward a little bit.”