News & Events

Christopher Stewart Awarded Lardy Fellowship

Chris Stewart

Dean Nell Jessup Newton has announced that the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year has been awarded to 2L Christopher Stewart. Stewart’s name will now be added to the Lardy Fellowship plaque’s list of recipients, which includes 2013-2014 Fellow Armando Cordoves and extends back to the first recipient, John F. Ready, in 1976. Read More

Top Human Rights Lawyers, Scholars Meet at NDLS

International Am Human Rights System logo

The Center for Civil and Human Rights, with the generous support of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, gathered a distinguished panel of human rights lawyers, scholars, diplomats, and judges involved with the Inter-American Human Rights System. Convened in private, these closed-door meetings provided an opportunity for frank, honest discussion around challenges facing the System, and began an on-going conversation about its structural needs. Read More

Dan Kelly--Toward Economic Analysis of the Uniform Probate Code

kelly_news Professor Kelly has authored a new article, Toward Economic Analysis of the Uniform Probate Code. Insights from economics and the economic analysis of law may be useful in analyzing succession law, including intestacy and wills as well as nonprobate transfers such as trusts. After surveying prior works that have examined succession from a functional perspective, I explore the possibility of utilizing tools like (i) transaction costs, (ii) the ex ante/ex post distinction, and (iii) rules versus standards, to illuminate the design of the Uniform Probate Code. Specifically, I investigate how these tools, which legal scholars have employed widely in other contexts, may be relevant
in understanding events like the nonprobate revolution and issues like “dead hand” control; analyzing UPC provisions pertaining to the harmless error rule, reformation, and ademption by extinction; and evaluating law reforms such as proposals to abolish attestation or prevent the disinheritance of children. Read More

Two NDLS Grads Accept Supreme Court Clerkship Offers

Megan Dillhoff

Shortly after taking the phone call from Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., Megan Dillhoff became the second NDLS graduate to accept a Supreme Court judicial clerkship for the October 2014 Supreme Court term. Earlier this term, G. Ryan Snyder accepted his clerkship offer from Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Read More

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CDO: OCI Nuts & Bolts

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Location: Room 1130

Join CDO Recruiting Program Manager Ali Wruble as she walks you through the On-Campus Interview process. This program is highly encouraged for all 1L students!
Free Pizza

Property as a Human Right

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Location: Room 1310

Visiting scholar Sebastian Lopez Escarcena, Associate professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, will present his recent work on the subject of property rights.

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Book Series: Talent Wants to Be Free by Professor Orly Lobel

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Location: Room 1130

orly_lobel_april_17_2014_web Orly Lobel, the Don Weckstein Professor of Employment and Labor Law at the University of San Diego, will speak at NDLS on Thursday, April 17 about her new book, Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding.

IPLS General Meeting and Elections

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Location: Room 3130

IPLS will be hosting a general meeting at which officers for 2014 – 2015 will be elected.

BLSA Meeting

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Location: Room 1315

Lisa Maria will be coming to speak with the organization. She is currently a partner at a firm in NY.

Building a New Afghan Legal System

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Location: Room 3140

Lt. Col. Maher will talk about his experiences as an Army JAG. He recently returned from Afghanistan where he helped train Afghan lawyers and judges. Sponsor : Military Students Law Association

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Faculty Colloquium

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Location: Room 2130

Kasey Buckles (Notre Dame Department of Economics)

Cybersecurity and Human Rights

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Location: Room 3140

Professor Shackleford will address how business can promote cyber peace, specifically focusing on how businesses can promote human rights in the cybersecurity context. Sponsor : International Law Society…

Tue Apr 29, 2014

Faculty Colloquium

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Location: Room 2130

John Nagle

Wed Apr 30, 2014

Faculty Meeting

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Location: Room 2130

TBA