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CCHR lawyers file amicus in U.S. Supreme Court

cassel newsstaff sean o'brien news Attorneys for Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) have submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 26 former U.S. diplomats and State Department officials.

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NDLS Supports Haitian Relief

haiti news After two weeks of fundraising for Haitian relief, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) collected $2,300 for the cause. BLSA, which established donation centers throughout the Law School, will give the money to the American Red Cross to assist victims of the January 12 earthquake that left the nation devastated. Donors included students, faculty, staff, and student groups.…

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Robert Greene ’69 has close ties to Haiti

Bob Greene news The January 12 earthquake in Haiti rocked the world of 1969 NDLS alumnus Robert Greene. He has participated in medical missions to Haiti since 2001, and visits the impoverished nation about twice each year. He was en route to Haiti when the earthquake struck, and was forced to return home.

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NDLS supports Haitian relief

haiti news Within two days of announcing the establishment of donation centers within the Law School for Haitian relief, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) raised nearly $1,000 for the cause.

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Patti Bobb '72 Honored by Women’s Bar Association

Patricia Bobb alumni news Patricia Bobb ’72 is no stranger to award receptions. She has been honored many times over the course of her career, including her selection as the leading woman lawyer in Illinois three years in a row by the Leading Lawyers Network, and her selection by the Chicago Sun Times as one of the 100 most influential women in Chicago.

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Prof. Gurulé selected as Fulbright scholar

Jimmy Gurule Notre Dame Professor of Law Jimmy Gurulé will spend the spring 2011 semester in Chile as a Fulbright scholar. Gurulé will conduct field research on Chile’s legal efforts to hold persons accountable for international crimes and human rights abuses committed during the military rule of former President Augusto Pinochet.

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Intensive Trial Advocacy

gavel news Some of the best litigators and judges in North America gathered at Eck Hall of Law to teach Notre Dame Law Students the art of advocacy during the week-long Intensive Trial Advocacy course, January 3-10, 2010.

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Student Spotlight: Starr Rayford '11

Starr Rayford news “I am fortunate that my professors refuse to allow classes to focus on the nuts and bolts of black letter law or merely memorizing the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or Evidence. I am constantly challenged to examine the policy underlying a particular set of rules or the societal implications of judges’ decisions.”

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NDLS Alumnus named CEO of Bank of America

Brian Moynihan news Notre Dame Law School alumnus Brian T. Moynihan ’84 has risen through the ranks at Bank of America, and was just elected CEO by the company’s board of directors. Previously, Moynihan served as BofA’s President of Global Banking & Wealth Management.

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Prof. O’Brien Chairs Human Rights Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association

Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Law Sean O’Brien will take part in the ISBA’s 2009 midyear meeting in Chicago, during which the Diversity Leadership Council will present a special program in honor President Obama’s “Call to Service” and International Human Rights Day – Lincoln’s Legacy: Lawyers Who Protect Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

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