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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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Krista (Yee) Cox (J.D. ’08) Extols LRAP Program

Krista Cox

“The NDLS Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) made it possible for me to work in the public interest and I have had truly wonderful experiences,” says Krista (Yee) Cox (J.D. ’08). Krista recently felt the thrill of four voided loan promissory notes—all due to her work for an eligible non-profit organization after graduation. Funded entirely by generous alumni, the NDLS program currently supports the public-interest careers of more than 30 law graduates.

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Professor Kaveny Wins Catholic Press Award

Kaveny

Professor M. Cathleen Kaveny’s newest book, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society (Georgetown University Press) has won a 2013 Catholic Press Award (First Place) in the category of Faithful Citizenship, which includes books covering contemporary political issues and the formation of conscience.

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Brian J. Murray (J.D. ’00) and Andrew R. Woltman (J.D. ’06) Honored by National Immigrant Justice Center

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The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) awards is a unique event that brings together more than 700 leading attorneys, legislators, civic leaders, and advocates honoring the work of individuals. The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) awards is a unique event that brings together more than 700 leading attorneys, legislators, civic leaders, and advocates honoring the work of individuals.

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Law School’s O’Connell to testify before Congress on citizens’ rights during “War on Terror”

Mary Ellen O'Connell

Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will testify today (May 22) before the House Judiciary Committee on “Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terror.”

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NDLS Welcomes Dean for the Day Christopher Ian Lapp

Chris Lapp

The highest bidder at the Fr. Mike Show, Dean Lapp has worked as an analyst for the intelligence branch of the State Department and as an advisor to Senator Rob Portman. Additionally, he has experience in the non-profit world, having spent time researching the role of mentoring in academic success. He has been published in the Financial Times for his views on metaphors in political speech and the relevance of Roman history to recent events.

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