U.S. Department of Justice attorney Conor Dugan, ’03 J.D., recently represented the United States when it participated in oral arguments as amicus curiae in the Ninth Circuit case, Khatib v. County of Orange. The court, sitting en banc to review an earlier Ninth Circuit panel decision, ruled 11-0 in favor of a Muslim woman’s right to bring a lawsuit accusing her Southern California jailers of violating her religious freedom by ordering her to take off her head scarf in a courthouse holding cell.
Jeff Larson used RNC piggy bank to pay friends; Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law? (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) – March 16, 2011
Forbes Magazine notes that while starting pay is important for lawyers, “more important is mid-career compensation.”
The Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors will hold its Spring 2011 meeting on Friday, April 8th. The board represents more than 8,000 Notre Dame Lawyers throughout the world and includes 16 regional and one at-large representative covering 18 regions of the country. Membership includes a president, president-elect, and three Alumni Association affinity group representatives, serving on behalf of Asian-Pacific alumni, Black alumni, and Hispanic alumni. Past-presidents serve as executive advisory board members.…
After three years as associate general counsel for the National Hockey League Players Association, Matt Nussbaum, J.D. 2004, has been named assistant general counsel to the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Professor John Copeland Nagle delivered the keynote address at a Vermont Law School environmental law symposium March 2.
Edmonds’ luncheon talk, “A Look at Baseball’s Handling of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ – MLB’s System of Salary Arbitration,” focused on the recently completed 2010-2011 cycle that involved 119 players who filed for arbitration.
The Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors is seeking nominations for alumni representatives to fill upcoming vacancies in the regions 7, 10, and 13/14.
Professor Douglass Cassel, a consultant to the legal team that filed the Red Shirt Petition before the International Criminal Court, along with counsel for the Red Shirts, Robert Amsterdam, recently published an opinion piece on Brazil’s responsibility to denounce Thailand for its gross violations of human rights.
An exhibit featuring woodworking pieces created by Head Research Librarian Dwight King will be featured at the South Bend Museum of Art.
The NDLS international moot court team competed in the Jessup Regional Competition in Chicago February 12.
This year’s International Law Society symposium focuses on the rights of non-citizens and will take place Friday, February 18, from 9:30a.m. – 3:45 p.m. in Biolchini Hall, Room 1310.
Professor Jay Tidmarsh will be speaking at George Washington Law School’s conference on “The Future of Arbitration” March 17 from 3:45-5:15 p.m. in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room.
Notre Dame Law School’s Client Counseling team (Cliff Bowman and Alan MacQuaerie) placed second in the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition held at DePaul University on February 12, 2011.
Americans United for Life staff attorney and Notre Dame law grad Anna Franzonello, ’09 J.D., testified before the Virginia Senate Committee on Education and Health February 3.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights recently welcomed Rodolfo “Rudy” Monterrosa to its Advisory Committee.
Professor Tomuschat, one of the world’s leading international human rights lawyers, is emeritus professor of law at Humboldt University, Berlin. Before taking the chair of international law at Humboldt, he taught for 22 years at the Law Faculty of the University of Bonn where he directed the Institute of International Law.
The national media has been seeking Professor Garnett’s views on a federal district court’s recent decision declaring the new health care law unconstitutional.
On 25 January, Donald P. Kommers, Professor of Law Emeritus, delivered a Hesburgh Lecture before the Alumni Club of Philadelphia.
Professor Richard Garnett will be delivering a public lecture at the University of Virginia February 4 on the topic of separation of church and state.