Professor Colleen Baker led students who are interested in business law on a tour of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on April 8. The group also visited the nearby headquarters of the National Futures Association and stopped for lunch at the historic Berghoff restaurant in the Loop.
Professor and associate dean Richard W. Garnett was counsel of record for amicus curiae the American Center for School Choice in the Supreme Court’s recently decided taxpayer standing and Establishment Clause case,_ Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn_.
Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke on “Good Law Against War” at The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study’s “Dimensions of Goodness” conference April 5.
Supreme Court upholds tax break for Arizona religious schools
“This has quietly become the option of choice” for those favoring state aid for religious schools, said University of Notre Dame law professor Richard Garnett, counsel for the American Center for School Choice.
The Honorable Willie G. Lipscomb, J.D. ‘75, of Michigan’s 36th District Court, has been named the Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year by the Notre Dame Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Judge Lipscomb will receive the award at the 38th Annual BLSA Alumni Weekend celebration dinner, which will be held at the Notre Dame Stadium Press Box on Saturday, April 9 at 6:00 pm.
John M. Dunn has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates after a vote by the current San Joaquin Valley Chapter members and approval by the national organization. The Modesto, Calif., attorney is a partner with the law firm McCormick Barstow. He was the only person to be invited into the San Joaquin Valley Chapter in 2010, and he becomes the 74th member in the Valley.
Oliver O’Donovan, professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh, will be at Notre Dame Law School April 11 to deliver the 2011 Natural Law Lecture.
Professor Sean O’Brien is participating in the training of North African human rights lawyers this week in Tunis, Tunisia.
Notre Dame Law School faculty, staff, and students have been congratulating Professor Vincent Rougeau this week on being appointed the next dean of Boston College Law School. The highly regarded professor of contracts, real estate transactions, and Catholic social thought will be assuming his new post this summer.
Second-year student Harrison St. Germain has been awarded the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year.
For more than 40 years, the Notre Dame Law School has offered second-year law students in good standing an opportunity to study in London. Now beginning in 2011-2011, 2L students may choose between a one-semester or full-year option and 3L students will be able to enroll in the London Program in the fall semester. The Notre Dame London Law Center, centrally located in Trafalgar Square, also offers a five week summer program from late May to early August prior to the 2L school year.…
Professor Joseph P. Bauer taught a mini-course in American Antitrust Law to a Competition Law class at Hong Kong University March 7 – March 17. The students were a mixture of practitioners, government officials, and LL.B. and LL.M. students.
A roundtable conference at the law school March 25 considered the latest leading scholarship in the field of Separation of Powers. Conference papers addressed separation of powers theory, executive power, and administrative law. The daylong program was hosted by Professor Anthony J. Bellia Jr. and sponsored by the Notre Dame Program in Constitutional Structure and Design.