Notre Dame Law School’s Hispanic Law Student Association recently announced JoAnn Chávez, ’86 B.A., ’90 J.D., as this year’s recipient of the Graciela Olivarez Award. HLSA presented Chávez with the award March 18, at a dinner at the Main Building.
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The Peggy Browning Fund recently awarded second-year law student, Ena Kaur, a 10-week summer fellowship to support Kaur’s summer work with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C.
On Friday, March 11, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., proudly announced a $1 million gift from 1982 alumnus Jim Aviles and Milena de Goes. The gift will support Brasilian students seeking an LL.M. degree from the Law School. Law School Dean Nell Jessup Newton offered thanks to Aviles and Goes noting “this beautiful gift strengthens our LL.M. program and allows us, in the Notre Dame tradition, to form lawyers who will be a part of the authentic development of the rule of law in Brasil. We could not be more thrilled.”
Randall T. Shepard, Indiana’s longest-serving Supreme Court Chief Justice, recently visited Notre Dame’s London Law Center to teach a course on judicial process. Shepard was invited to lead the half-semester, one-credit course as a Clynes Distinguished Visiting Jurist. The now-retired chief has had an extensive career that encompasses titles such as legal author, law professor, historic preservationist, and arts supporter.
Three immigration attorneys visited Notre Dame Law School recently for a panel discussion on various immigration issues and challenges. The panel included Aimee Heitz, Directing Attorney at Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center, Michael Durham, ’01 J.D., solo practitioner at Durham Immigration Law, and Rudy Monterrosa, ’01 J.D., solo practitioner at Monterrosa Law Group and adjunct professor of immigration law at NDLS…
Esli, a 16-year-old from El Salvador, and his mother Emely, won the right to asylum in the United States, with the help of two Notre Dame Law Students.
Stephanie Torres and Christina Shakour, both 3Ls, helped provide Esli and his mother with free legal assistance through their work in Notre Dame Law School’s National Immigrant Justice Center Externship program.…
Graeme Dinwoodie, professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford, recently spent the week at Notre Dame Law School as a visiting scholar. While on campus Dinwoodie was a guest lecturer in Professor Mark McKenna’s Trademarks and Unfair Competition class, and presented his research, Territoriality and Trademarks: Lessons from (and for?) the European Union, to faculty.
Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights recently hosted a faculty panel discussion focused on engaging America’s political process through voting. The event, co-hosted by a cross-section of student organizations, brought out undergraduate and graduate students as well as members of the South Bend community.
Carter Snead, William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and professor of law, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life, the pope’s principal advisory group on the promotion of the consistent ethic of life in the Catholic Church.
A group of Notre Dame Law School ELS members drove to Flint, Mich., Feb. 13 to lend a hand in the water crisis there. The group worked at the Volunteer Recruitment Center putting together lead testing kits to be sent to homes.
Dean Nell Jessup Newton has named Neysa Nankervis and Ashlyn Anderson-Keelin the 2016 Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows. The third-year law students each developed winning proposals for post-graduate public interest projects providing direct legal services to low-income people.
Notre Dame Law School and the Bank of America Foundation have named Christina Jones and Nicholas Bedenk this year’s Bank of America Foundation Community Sustainability Fellows. The Bank of America Foundation Community Sustainability Fellowship places NDLS graduates in agencies or private nonprofits for a two-year term.
Two NDLS students will be in the 86th Annual Bengal Bouts semifinals tonight at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Center Field House. Wesley Chamblee, 1L, and Courtney Laidlaw, 3L, will fight in the historical tournament to benefit charity.
The six law students participating in the 66th Annual Moot Court Competition at Notre Dame Law School have been hard at work finalizing their briefs and preparing for oral arguments.
Notre Dame Law School will welcome Sean B. Seymore, ’01 Ph.D., ’06 J.D., and FedEx Research Professor of Law and Chancellor Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt University, back to Eck Hall as a visiting scholar. Seymore will spend Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 26 focusing on intellectual property research.
Peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the country’s principal leftist guerrillas had come to a standstill yet again. One of the longest and bloodiest civil wars in modern history hung in the balance. A month earlier, the rebels had killed 11 soldiers at an army camp. The government retaliated, killing more than 20 guerrillas, who ended their unilateral ceasefire.
“It would be difficult to overstate Justice Scalia’s impact on the law. His jurisprudence touched nearly every area of the Constitution, and he has profoundly influenced the way that lawyers think about questions of statutory and constitutional interpretation.
Tonight, however, those of us who knew the Justice mourn the loss of a mentor and friend. His brilliance and wit not only lit up a pen; they lit up a room. He was larger than life, and it is difficult to imagine life without him in it.…
Notre Dame Law students James Schwabe, Michael Xavier and Adam Roundy, all 2Ls, were quarter-finalists in the National Baseball Arbitration Competition, hosted by the Tulane Sports Law Society at Tulane University. Coached by Koh Tanimoto, 3L, and Dean Ed Edmonds, the team placed in the top 8 among 40 competing teams.
The Notre Dame Law School Program on Constitutional Structure is hosting a roundtable discussion on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Notre Dame London Law Centre. The roundtable will bring leading American constitutional law scholars with counterparts from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, and New Zealand for a thought-provoking discussion on Comparative Perspectives in Constitutional Interpretation.
President Barack Obama is hosting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House Thursday (Feb. 4) to discuss U.S. aid in Colombia’s historic peace deal. Notre Dame Law Professor Douglass Cassel, who played a crucial role in helping to negotiate the Colombian peace deal, will be in attendance at the White House event, followed by a small dinner with Santos tonight.
Randy Kozel enjoyed the fast-paced world of corporate America, in which he acted as special counsel to the general counsel for General Electric.
The Notre Dame Lawyers Club of San Diego will host a sports and business panel discussion at PETCO Park, Thursday, Feb. 4. The talk, moderated by Tracy A. Warren, ’99 J.D., former national and local sports television broadcaster and current shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, will feature four Notre Dame alumni who will offer insights into building a successful career within the billion-dollar sports industry.…
Dean Nell Jessup Newton is pleased to announce a new $1.5 million fellowship established by Sheila and Perry Vieth of Hingham, Mass. The fellowship, to be known as the Vieth Family Law Fellowship, will support the general fellowship program at the Law School and will have its first student recipient in the fall of 2016.…
This month, three Notre Dame Law School faculty have submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving design patent, religious liberty and national security.
On behalf of the families of the 241 U.S. servicemen killed in the 1983 truck-bombing attack on a Marine barracks in Beirut, Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law, with six other law professors who teach and publish in the field of national security law, filed a friends-of-the-court brief in Bank Markazi v. Peterson. At issue is $1.75 billion in blocked Iranian assets currently held in a trust account in New York. Gurulé’s brief argues the funds should be handed over to the victims’ families.…
Andrea D. Lyon, dean and professor of law at Valparaiso University Law School, recently led a discussion at Notre Dame Law School that focused on the issues of mass incarceration and racial disparities within the criminal justice system.
Addressing the critical need to expand computer science across the nation’s K-12 classrooms and prepare more American students to take on jobs of the future, President Barack Obama will recognize a distinguished group of individuals as “White House Champions of Change for Computer Science Education,” including one Notre Dame lawyer.
The Notre Dame Law School's Program on Church, State & Society is excited to announce that the Program will award up to two Summer Fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, for the summer of 2016 to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity.
This is an outstanding opportunity for any Notre Dame law student to get exposure in the area of religious law and explore the many legal career options available that combine church, state and society
Mark P. McKenna, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development in the University of Notre Dame Law School, is among the leaders of a group of 37 law professors who filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Apple v. Samsung case, in which Samsung has appealed its patent loss to Apple in a lower federal circuit court dispute over the copying of iPhone technology.
Samuel Gregg, director of research at the Action Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, recently visited Notre Dame Law School to discuss the rise in Euroscepticism, or a lack of faith in the European Union’s ability to bring about significant economic, social and cultural improvements.