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Three Students Earn Full Ride to ND Law

The J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust awarded three full scholarships to students attending Notre Dame Law School during the 2008-09 academic year. In addition to covering 100 percent of tuition, fees and books, students receive a generous room and board allowance. The scholarship is available to students who have lived in Kansas for at least ten years. The Trust also assists scholarship recipients with career placement in Kansas during and after their graduation from law school.

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Prof. Carter Snead Speaks at Symposium on Law and Science

Notre Dame Law School professor Carter Snead joins five other law faculty from Harvard, UCLA and Wisconsin at the University of Alabama for an April 11 symposium titled “Legal Doubt, Scientific Certainty: What Scientific Knowledge Does For and To the Law.” Snead’s talk is called “Law, Science, and Incommensurability.”

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Librarian Joe Thomas to Receive Chapman Award

This summer, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries, Joseph Thomas, Head of Technical Services, will receive the Renee Chapman Award. Presented by the Technical Services Special Interest Section, the Renee Chapman Award is one of the most prestigious awards given out by any unit within the American Association of Law Libraries…

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Rick Garnett to Deliver Keynote on Evangelization and the Law

Notre Dame Law School professor Rick Garnett is one of two keynote speakers at an upcoming event called “Conversions and Conflict: An Interreligious Discussion of Evangelization.” The discussion will be held at the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Rabbi-Scholar Visits Notre Dame

Dr. David Dalin, an ordained rabbi and widely published scholar of American Jewish history and Christian-Jewish relations, will speak at Notre Dame on Thursday, April 3. The talk, which is co-sponsored through the Natural Law Institute at Notre Dame Law School, is entitled “John Paul II and the Jews,” and begins at 7:30 p.m. in room 138 of DeBartolo Hall.

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Dean O'Hara to Step Down Next Year

In June of next year, I will complete my tenth year as dean. When I was a relatively new dean, a wonderful alumnus and generous supporter offered me what I have come to appreciate as the best analogy for the responsibilities of a dean in leading an academic institution – this is, the role of a fiduciary. It is with a great sense of pride in what our Law School has achieved over many, many years that I today shared with the Law School community my plans to complete my tenure as dean in June 2009.

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CCHR Co-sponsors “Witnessing Genocide” Conference

Survivors from the war-torn nations of Rwanda and Darfur, a Holocaust survivor, journalists, and others will converge at Notre Dame on Sunday and Monday, April 6-7 for the conference “Witnessing Genocide: Truth, Reconciliation, and the Media.” The event is co-sponsored by Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, and will be held in McKenna Hall on campus.

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Prof. Carozza Elected Chair of Human Rights Commission

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) voted unanimously to elect University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Paolo Carozza as its chairman for 2008-2009. The election was held on March 3 at the start of the Commission’s 131st regular period of sessions. Carozza—who served as first vice-chairman of…

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Spotlight on Careers for Social Change

Two Notre Dame Law School alums will tell their stories at a campus event on Wednesday called “Making a Living, Making a Difference: Careers for Social Change.” It takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium. All Notre Dame students are invited to attend. Keynote speaker…

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ND Law Screens Oscar Award-winning Film Featuring ND Prof.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights at Notre Dame Law School will screen the Oscar Award-winning documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side” on Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art. A panel discussion follows the screening. Beginning with the case…

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Assoc. Dean Kelley Discusses Impact of Future President on the Courts

Notre Dame Law School Associate Dean William Kelley says that Senate support and judicial excellence are key factors for any president to consider in making appointments to the Supreme Court. His comments came as part of a panel discussion at the University of California, Berkeley, entitled “The Next President and the Courts.”

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Moot Court Showcase

Notre Dame Law School presents its 58th annual Moot Court Showcase Argument on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Judge Norman C. Barry Courtroom of the Law School. All four advocates on the case are third-year law students. The case involves the contention of legislation intended to reform existing handgun and…

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