News and Notes

Professor Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter article In election season, churches reminded of campaign do’s and don’ts on September 25.

Professor Rick Garnett published Conscience and Community: Understanding the Freedom of Religion on the Cornerstone blog on September 25.

Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell discusses the legality of airstrikes with NPR national security correspondent David Welna today on NPR All Things Considered on September 25. She was also quoted Via @nprnews: Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

Professor Jimmy Gurule was quoted in the Wall Street Journal post The Morning Risk Report: Arab Bank Verdict Underlines KYC Compliance on September 24.

Professor Jimmy Gurule was quoted in the International Business Times article Arab Bank Verdict Comes Amid Tougher Rules For Foreign Banks on September 23.

Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell called Syria strikes “highly questionable” via The Guardian article Obama hails Arab allies and says Isis offensive is not ’America’s fight alone’ on September 23.

Dean Newton announced that Professor Amy Coney Barrett will be the Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Professorship for a three-year term ending June 30, 2017.

Professor Carter Snead is presenting “The Law, Ethics and Public Policy of Assisted Suicide: Arguments in Principle and Prudence” and a panelist at Fostering Better Relationships Between Doctors and Lawyers: Practical Case Panels at the Country Club of Charleston on September 25.

City Journal and American Enterprise Institute have reviewed Professors Nicole Garnett and Peg Brinig’s book Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America.

Adjunct Professor Ken Adams was interviewed by Scholastica Blog on teaching contract drafting at NDLS on September 22. Bringing Innovation to the Tradition of Contract Drafting: An Interview with Ken Adams

Adjunct Professor Kent Hull argued an appeal before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Sept. 18. The case is Wagoner v Commissioner, IDOC. Listen to oral argument


Brian Skaret, ’02 J.D., Awarded Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award


Brian Skaret, ’02 J.D., has been awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for the successful investigation and prosecution of the Barrio Azteca criminal organization earlier this year. This prestigious award is the second-highest conferred by the U.S. Attorney General.

Law School Welcomes Dean for a Day Timothy L. Dondanville


Dean Nell Jessup Newton is pleased to announce that Timothy L. Dondanville will become Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School on September 9, 2014, and that he has agreed to serve in that important position until the close of business on September 9, 2014. During Dean Dondanville’s short – but surely memorable – deanship, Dean Newton will return to the faculty to concentrate on her research.

NDLS Events

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Faculty Workshop


Location: Room 2130

Matt Hall, ND Political Science
“Judging with Personality: Individual Personality Traits and Decision Making on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

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The Bar Exam: All You Need to Know


Location: Room 1130

A presentation on the bar exam – information on deadlines, what is on the bar exam, how to get ready for the bar exam, etc. For upper level students
Sponsor : Themis Bar Review
Contact Name : Katie Jo Baumgardner

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Crossings Cafe Twitter

Twitter Updates

Faculty Blogs

Opinio Juris Contributor: Roger Alford

Kluwer Arbitration Blog Contributor: Roger Alford

Sports Law Blog Contributor: Ed Edmonds

Mirror of Justice Contributor: Rick Garnett

Prawfsblawg Contributor: Rick Garnett

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog Contributor: Lloyd Mayer

Land Use Prof Blog Contributor: James J. Kelly, Jr.

Adams on Contract Drafting by Ken Adams