Double domer, John Leahy passed away on August 19, 2015 after losing a fast-paced battle with cancer. While at Notre Dame, John was the senior football manager and lived in the football stadium during his law school years, locking it up and taking care of the legendary mascot Clashmore Mike. John served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer and later as a reserve, retiring as a Captain after 30 years. Later he practiced law in both Chicago and California. John then served as a judge in the Superior State Court of California for thirty years. Please view a beautiful tribute to John’s life here.
August 24, 2015
Welcome back to NDLS! Each August I like to take a few moments to give you a brief overview of the new people, programs, and opportunities you will be encountering in the coming year.
First, I am delighted to announce that once again two Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States…
A key aspect of Orientation Weekend at Notre Dame Law School is the service projects students participate in at various local community service organizations. This year, more than 150 students washed vehicles, pulled weeds, painted, and more at 14 local non-profits.
Professor Bruce Huber was quoted in the CNBC article EPA proposes new standards to cut methane emissions on Aug. 18.
During the week of Aug. 15, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan will serve as the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr. Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process. Justice Corrigan will teach in the Intensive Trial Advocacy program.
Photo by Steve Gladfelter.
John Merryman was a world renowned expert in art law, cultural property law, and comparative law. John studied and taught in these areas at Stanford Law School for sixty-two years. John passed away on August 5, 2015 at the age of 95. Stanford Law School posted an article which is a beautiful tribute to this Notre Dame double domer who lived an extraordinary life.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will hold a conversation with Notre Dame law students Wednesday, September 2, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom. She will talk with students about a variety of issues in the conversation moderated by Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law and acting director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Professor Rick Garnett co-authored with John Inazu (Wash. U.) and Mike McConnell (Stanford) the opinion article How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire in Christianity Today on August 4, 2015.
Douglass Cassel, Professor of Law and advisor to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, has been named by the Colombian government to a high-level bilateral working group (subcomisión) on justice.
(L to R) Lindy Salvi, Patrick Salvi Sr., Patrick Salvi II, and Julianna Salvi
Patrick A. Salvi II ’07 J.D., was awarded the 2015 F. Scott Baldwin Award by the American Association for Justice at its annual convention in Montreal, Canada, this month, AAJ announced.
Salvi, partner with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Chicago, is son of Patrick Salvi Sr. ’78 J.D., and brother of Brian Salvi ’09, ’13 J.D.
The F. Scott Baldwin Award is presented each year to the “most outstanding young trial lawyer” in the country.
The F. Scott Baldwin award was established to honor and recognize F. Scott Baldwin of Marshall, Texas, a world-renowned trial lawyer, whose efforts have produced outstanding damage awards for injured victims and their families. The award is given to a lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the New Lawyers Division of the AAJ and has attained one or more outstanding trial verdicts.
Shashan DeYoung knew the odds were against her to attend law school. As an African American single mom to twins, she realized her chances for success in law school might be lower than many of her classmates. But she was determined. “Statistically I am not expected to succeed,” she said. “I knew a program like ICLEO would give me the support I needed and would boost my experience, knowledge and confidence.” This summer, Notre Dame Law School hosted DeYoung and 18 other students as Fellows of the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) at its Summer Institute Program.
Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell was quoted in the Aleteia article Iran Nuclear Agreement Hailed as Important Step in Non-Proliferation on July 15.
Professor Jimmy Gurulé was quoted in the USA Today article :Manhunt for ‘El Chapo’ races clock":http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/07/13/el-chapo-manhunt/30075467/ on July 13.
Professor Jimmy Gurulé was quoted in the NBC News article "Could ‘El Chapo’s’ Escape Damage U.S.-Mexico Relations? ":http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/el-chapos-escape-could-damage-u-s-mexico-trust-n391331 on July 13.
Professor Rick Garnett was quoted in The Atlantic article Gay Marriage and the Future of Evangelical Colleges on July 14.
On July 8th, ND lawyers in the Bay Area gathered at “Irish Times” to join Dean Nell Newton for a mid-week happy hour. In addition to the ND alumni, the crowd included both current and incoming NDLS students from San Francisco. A great time was had by all!
Despite the stormy weather in New York City June 16, more than 170 Notre Dame Lawyers turned out for the 5th Annual NDL-NYC Reception held at the beautiful Union League Club.
Amelia Yowell, J.D. ’11, has been selected as the 2015-2016 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.