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Former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Discusses Challenges Facing Law Schools

Randall T. Shepard

Randall T. Shepard delivered a Clynes Chair Lecture on “The Future of Legal Education” to NDLS students and faculty September 25. Shepard is a former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice and the Chair of the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education. This fall he was named Notre Dame Law School’s Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process.

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Indiana Tax Court held in McCartan Court Room

Judge Wentworth

NDLS hosted a live Tax Court session in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom on Wednesday, September 11.

The case Union Township, St. Joseph County v. State of Indiana, Department of Local Government Finance, involves a dispute between Union Township in St. Joseph County, Indiana, and the State of Indiana over Union Township’s property tax levy.

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In memoriam: Former Ohio governor and ND law professor emeritus John J. Gilligan

John Gilligan

Former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame, died Monday (Aug. 26) at his home in Cincinnati. He was 92.

A Cincinnati native and a 1943 Notre Dame alumnus, Gilligan entered the U.S. Navy after graduation to serve as a gunnery lieutenant in World War II. He earned a Silver Star for saving several crew members from the destroyer USS Rodman after it was taken under Japanese fire and set ablaze off Okinawa.

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A Message from the Dean to Students

Dear students,
On behalf of all faculty and staff: Welcome back, we’re delighted to see you!

While I promise to try to keep my emails short and their numbers to a minimum, I will write occasionally to update you with news regarding your school. Read more about new faculty, events, NDLS in Chicago, and new courses.

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Notre Dame Law School in the Loop

Notre Dame Law in Chicago is moving into recently renovated quarters in the Loop in time for the beginning of the fall semester. The program, which allows Notre Dame Law students to spend a full semester living and learning in the city, is now headquartered in the historic 17-story building at 224 South Michigan, known to many Chicagoans as the Santa Fe building.

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In memoriam: James A. Roemer, former director of community relations at Notre Dame

James Roemer

James A. Roemer, former director of community relations at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (Aug. 10) in California. He was 83.

A native of South Bend, Roemer spent most of his childhood on or near the Notre Dame campus, where his father, William P. Roemer, taught philosophy. All of his five brothers graduated from the University and his sister, a graduate of Saint Mary’s College, earned a master’s degree from Notre Dame. Roemer’s high school years were spent at Notre Dame’s Holy Cross Seminary.

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