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In memoriam: William O. 'Captain' McLean, associate dean emeritus of the Notre Dame Law School

William O. "Captain" McLean

William O. McLean, associate dean emeritus of the University of the Notre Dame Law School, died Nov. 19 (Tuesday). He was 91.

A native of Greenville, Ill., McLean was a 1957 graduate in school administration from the University of New Mexico and held master degrees in international affairs and education from George Washington University and Notre Dame, respectively. He also was a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.

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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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