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


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


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.

The Christian Legal Society Presents Notre Dame History Professor Mark Noll


Location: Room 2172

Please join the Christian Legal Society in welcoming renowned Notre Dame Professor Mark Noll today at 12:30. He will be giving a lecture entitled “Coming to Terms with the American Revolution” which will address the moral and legal justifications for the American Revolution. Professor Noll’s research concerns mostly the history of Christianity in the United States and Canada. He also teaches courses in the Civil War era, general Canadian history, and the recent world history of Christianity.
Papa John’s will be served.
Officer elections will follow the lecture.

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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


Location: Faculty Meeting Room

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. Open to all.

IPLS General Meeting and Elections


Location: Room 3130

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

BLSA Meeting


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


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

JLEG End of Year Meeting


Location: Room 1310

After doing a survey this was the best day for everyone in the journal to meet. It is our end of the year meeting, looking towards next year.

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Faculty Colloquium


Location: Room 2130

Kasey Buckles (Notre Dame Department of Economics)

Cybersecurity and Human Rights


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…

Thu Apr 24, 2014

CCHR: Human Trafficking


Location: Room 3130

Alexandra Levy will discuss her current scholarship concerning the intersection of victimhood and criminality around human trafficking.

Tue Apr 29, 2014

Faculty Colloquium


Location: Room 2130

John Nagle

Wed Apr 30, 2014

Faculty Meeting


Location: Room 2130


Wed May 14, 2014

Does the World Need a Treaty on Business and Human Rights? Weighing the Pros and Cons


Location: Notre Dame London Law Centre, One Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG

University of Notre Dame Law School and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre cordially invite you to their first annual London human rights speaker series event.

Currently the question of a binding instrument on business and human rights is the topic of intense international debate. A proposal at the UN for a Treaty has received the support of over 70 governments and over one hundred regional and international NGOs. At the same time, it has received a high degree of scepticism by many experts, developed country governments, and international business associations.

Join us to discuss this issue with a high-level panel of experts!

Main speakers:

Introduction of Topic: Professor Doug Cassel, Notre Dame Law School

Proponent: Professor Chip Pitts, Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School; Advisor to the UN Global Compact

Commentator: Professor Sheldon Leader, Essex University

Sceptic: Chris Esdaile, Leigh Day

Commentator: Dr. Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University

Reflections: Michael Addo, UN Working Group on business and human rights

There will be 30 minutes for questions & answers, and a post-event reception for all who wish to attend

Please RSVP to Sam Whannel: by 1 May 2014