Six years after graduating from NDLS, the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross ordained Gerry Olinger at Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart on April 10, 2010. Father Gerry is now a residence hall director at the University of Portland in Oregon, where he ministers to students living there. Next year, Olinger will serve as executive assistant to the president, Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C.
Notre Dame Professor Emeritus Donald Kommers (law and political science) joined Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Antonin Scalia and Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany Bun-Otto Bryde as part of a German-American conference on “Freedom and Security in Constitutional Democracies: A Transatlantic Dialogue.”
Notre Dame Professor of Law Rick Garnett spoke with CNN about the religious constitution of the Supreme Court, and the possibility that Justice John Paul Stevens’ departure could leave the Court with no Protestants for the first time in history.
Mary Ellen O’Connell, the University of Notre Dame’s Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the Kroc Institute, testified at a hearing before the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
When Ashon McKenzie graduates from Notre Dame Law School in May, he will have already argued a case before one of the most respected judges and legal scholars in the nation—Richard Allen Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit—thanks to his placement on the Appellate Moot Court Board.
I am pleased to announce that Robert Anthony Sharp will become the 11th Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School on April 27, 2010 and has agreed to serve in that important and August position until April 28, 2010. During Dean Sharp’s short – but surely memorable – deanship, I will return to the faculty to concentrate on my research.
The Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) and the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) at the University of Notre Dame, with the generous support of the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), joined together to create a publication that compiled and commented on these important judgments from 15 different countries in Latin America.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics invited Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead to speak at its “Forward Look” seminar.
The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association recently honored the achievements of two Notre Dame Law School graduates with distinguished annual awards.
Only a select few enter the hallowed chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States to clerk for a justice. Notre Dame Law School alumna Tara Stuckey made the cut, and begins work for Justice Samuel Alito in July.
Northeast Florida’s hospitals wonder what the impact of new health care law will be; More will have benefits, but may not be able to pay their deductibles (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – Florida Times-Union – April 20, 2010
Joshua Kezer re-entered society in February 2009 after serving 16 years—nearly half of his life—of a 60-year prison sentence for murder. Notre Dame Law School alumnus Charles Weiss ’68 made it happen.
Environmental laws don’t always impact the environment in expected ways and, in other cases, laws seemingly unrelated to the environment have a tremendous impact on our habitats. Notre Dame’s John N. Matthews Professor of Law John Nagle explains this phenomenon in his new book, “Law’s Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live (Yale University Press, 2010).
Christian co-ops swamp burden of medical bills; Little-known health care sharing ministries exempt from fines in health law (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – msnbc.com –April 14, 2010
Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Paolo Carozza will spend the spring 2011 semester in Italy as a Fulbright scholar, working from the University of Florence on a book about the jurisprudence of the Italian Constitutional Court.
For the second year in a row, a Notre Dame Law School alum will clerk for a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. An impressive number of NDLS alums have achieved the coveted and prestigious SCOTUS clerkship post—six over the past ten years.
Professor Mohammad H. Fadel, a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, will teach a class this spring at ND Law School titled Law and Islam.
Prof. Garnett on SCOTUS; Prof. O’Connell on drones
Takeshi Nobuhiro is one of 30 judges chosen by the Supreme Court of Japan to study law and judicial system in a foreign country for a year as part of the Overseas Training and Research Program. “I have attended classes here, and have observed hearings and trials at the courthouse in South Bend,” says Nobuhiro.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Joseph Bauer spent three weeks at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) this spring teaching antitrust law—referred to as competition law in China—and intellectual property law to a group of LL.M. students at the University.