The public is invited to attend a lecture by Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia University Law School on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Eck Visitors’ Center Auditorium. Greenawalt, a preeminent constitutional law scholar, will discuss his new book, “Religion and the Constitution: Establishment and Fairness.” The lecture will focus on the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the federal Constitution, which reads “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”
The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy (JLEPP), in conjunction with the Hispanic Law Student Association, presents “Yearning to Breathe Free: Immigrants and the American Dream,” a symposium on immigration on Tuesday, September 30, at 5:00 p.m. in the Law School courtroom.
A new book titled “Peace through Commerce: Responsible Corporate Citizenship and the Ideals of the United Nations Global Compact,” includes essays by major business leaders and scholars—including Notre Dame Law School’s Douglass Cassel and Sean O’Brien—who discuss the issues presented by the United Nations Global Compact, including the impact of commerce in promoting peace and the benefits of global economic development through voluntary corporate policies and actions.
Next month, Oxford University Press (OUP)—a premier publisher of research and scholarship, and the world’s largest University press—will release “Christians in the American Empire,” a book by Notre Dame Law Professor Vincent Rougeau. OUP describes the book this way:
Notre Dame Law Professor Alejandro Camacho tells Nature-an international weekly journal of science-that the legal implication of assisted migration are immense. Assisted migration is the relocation of species threatened by climate change. This environmental tactic is not currently practiced, and is a controversial idea.
John G. Roberts Jr., chief justice of the United States, will hold a one-day appointment to the James J. Clynes Visiting Chair in the Notre Dame Law School on Friday (Sept. 12).
On Monday, Sept. 15, Muthee Kiunga, a post-doctoral research associate for Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) will present “Beyond Darfur: Conflict and Human Rights in Southern and Eastern Sudan.” The talk begins at 12:15 in room 101 of the Law School.
The Dalai Lama. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Notre Dame Law Professor Carter Snead. They all have this in common: Each has been invited to speak at The Rimini Meeting over the years. The Rimini Meeting is one of the largest, most highly regarded cultural events in the world.
The Olympics have concluded to acclaim for China’s global leadership role, celebration of China winning the most gold medals, and new reports that China has extended its global lead in greenhouse gas emissions. The numbers supporting this news suggests that China should be prepared to address its pollution problems just as zealously as it prepared for the Olympics.
Notre Dame Law School Professor Jimmy Gurulé will deliver a talk to the National Strategy Forum (NSF) in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, the 7th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States.
Notre Dame Law School Professor O. Carter Snead will join professors from Yale, Stanford, and Harvard for the Sept. 25-26 Neuroscience, Law and Government Symposium at the University of Akron School of Law. Participants will address the impact of neuroscience discoveries on the law and in government.
This summer, Notre Dame Law Professor Carter Snead participated in the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI) in Strasbourg, France. The committee held discussions regarding:
Notre Dame Law School Professor G. Robert Blakey, author of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), advised a Russian court that Moscow Arbitration Court does have jurisdiction in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit filed by the Russian Customs Service against the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
The response date on your NDLA Board ballots has been extended. Please know that you have until August 1 to postmark your ballot and return it to Melanie McDonald by mail.
Thank you for participating in this important process.…
Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell—an international law specialist who has written specifically on the enforcement of World Court judgments—says it is vital that the United States comply with the July 16, 2008 International Court of Justice (also World Court) order to stay the execution of five Mexican nationals on death row in Texas.
On April 26, 1998, Bishop Juan Gerardi of Guatemala was found dead in his garage, bludgeoned to death by a chunk of concrete. Mario Domingo—a 2008 graduate of the LL.M. program in international and human rights law at Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights—prosecuted the case. Since then, Novelist Francisco Goldman has published an acclaimed book on the trial titled “The Art of Political Murder.” The book, the author, and the actors involved are the subject of a story in the July 7 edition of “The Nation.”
The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) has joined the Notre Dame Haiti Program to launch a joint project on health and human rights in Haiti. The yearlong project is headed by Haitian lawyer Jean-Marc Brissau, a graduate of the CCHR’s LL.M. program in international human rights law.
“…Petitioners suggest that the litigation here simply represents an effort by the aggregators and the payphone operators to circumvent Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23’s class-action requirements. But we do not understand how “circumvention” of Rule 23 could constitute a basis for denying standing here.