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Four NDLS Graduates Elected to U.S. Congress

Author: Kyle Fitzenreiter

United States FlagOn Tuesday, November 6, 2012, four Notre Dame Law School graduates were elected to the U.S. Congress. Joe Donnelly, a 1981 graduate, was elected to the U.S. Senate. Peter Visclosky, a 1973 graduate, Peter King, a 1968 graduate, and Keith Rothfus, a 1990 graduate, were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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The American Congress: Legal Implications of Gridlock

Author: Kyle Fitzenreiter

Thomas AllenFormer U.S. Congressman, Thomas Allen, will serve as the keynote speaker at this symposium hosted by the Notre Dame Law Review. The Symposium will focus broadly on congressional gridlock, exploring various aspects of the issue from partisanship and civility to the utilization of the appropriations process to legislate.

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Fighting for Global Justice

Author: Kyle Fitzenreiter

What would you fight for? With her country at a crossroads, Reyam El-Molla is using the legal training she received through Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and its LL.M. program in international human rights law to make a real difference at home.

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California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan to Visit NDLS

Author: Kyle Fitzenreiter

ITADuring the week of October 8, 2012, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan will serve as the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr. Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process. Justice Corrigan will teach Appellate Advocacy Training, will serve as a guest lecturer for a Criminal Law course, and will make a presentation to the Women’s Legal Forum.

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NDLS Hosts Mobile Summit

Author: Kyle Fitzenreiter

photo of iPad and iPhonesOn Friday, September 28, Notre Dame Law School was host to a summit to discuss the future of academic mobile technology. The “R U Thinking Mobile First” summit is an annual event bringing together the University’s top academic, technology, and communication talent.

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CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia on “Good Government: Making it Our Mission, Not Just a Slogan.”

Author: Kyle Fitzenreiter

Scott O'MaliaCommissioner Scott O’Malia of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission visited Notre Dame Law School September 21 to address the Business Law Forum. He highlighted his concerns that in an effort to implement the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 quickly, the CFTC is reaching beyond its authority in some instances.

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Visits NDLS London Law Program

Author: Kyle Fitzenreiter

justice kennedyDuring his time with students, Justice Kennedy discussed the role of the U.S. Constitution in shaping the American identity and the Constitution’s role in serving as a model throughout the world. Justice Kennedy further noted the powerful influence of Britain’s constitutional tradition on the U.S. Constitution and its basic values.

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New book edited by ND international law expert defines war

Author: Joan Fallon

Mary Ellen O’Connell

What is war? The question is more than academic, says international law expert Mary Ellen O’Connell. Without a clear definition of war or armed conflict, governments can simply claim they are at war in order to justify actions — killings, arrests, detentions — that otherwise would be condemned and prohibited by international law.

O’Connell’s new edited volume, “What Is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11,” just released by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, “makes concrete the fact that armed conflict is legally defined as ‘war’ only when there is actual fighting by organized groups at a certain level of intensity on the battlefield,” O’Connell says.

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Prof. Joseph Bauer quoted in MacNewsWorld on Sen. to DoJ: Get Off Apple's Case or Risk Creating a Monopoly

Author: Susan Good

There’s a lot of truth in the senator’s analysis of the lawsuit, according to Notre Dame Law School professor Joseph P. Bauer. “One of the unintended consequences of this lawsuit is that it may solidify Amazon’s market position,” he told MacNewsWorld. “That’s not what the antitrust laws were designed to achieve.”

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Dean Announces New Interdisciplinary Program on Law and Market Behavior

Author: Charles Williams

Under the direction of Professor Avishalom Tor, ND LAMB will promote research across the various fields that study how the law and legal institutions shape and are shaped by the market behaviors of individuals and firms. The research agenda examines issues across a number of legal fields—from corporate governance, antitrust, and intellectual property, through property and contract, to market regulation more generally—and draws extensively on relevant extra-legal research in psychology, economics, business, and beyond.

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