News and Notes

In the National Law Journal article From Law School to Congress, NDLS is tied for seventh place among law schools that have sent the most alumni to Congress.​ ​Four NDLS grads are now serving in Congress. Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) is a 1990 graduate;​ Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) is a 1981 graduate; Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D-Ind.) is a 1973 graduate; ​and ​Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is a 1968 graduate.​ ​

Rick Garnett ND Expert: Supreme Court decision on prison beard ban ‘clear, correct and welcome’

Rick Garnett responds to Holt v. Hobbs on January 20.

Jimmy Gurule quoted in the Bloomberg News article When Money Is a Weapon: How the Treasury Got Into the Spy Game on January 20.

Judy Fox was quoted in the Boston Globe article Homeowners billed for houses lost in foreclosure on January 18.

Doug Cassel is a panelist on the University’s Workers Participation Committee’s discussing the work of reviewing our existing Licensing Codes of Conduct with regard to Freedom of Association on January 20 and 21.

Assoc Dean Ed Edmonds to discuss Major League Baseball’s victory against the city of San Jose and the Oakland A’s and MLB’s the long-standing antitrust exemption Friday, January 16 at 5:30 on Bloomberg Radio. Podcast

Judy Fox was quoted in the Marketplace article What makes medical debt detrimental on January 12.

Rick Garnett has been appointed to the Indiana Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights on January 8.

A.J. Bellia joined Justice Antonin Scalia on a panel discussing the role of history in the field of Federal Courts at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (“AALS”). More

NDLS Hosts Andrea Pin as Visiting Professor of European Union Law More

Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the New York Times article Writing Off the Warhol Next Door Art Collectors Gain Tax Benefits From Private Museums on Jan. 10.

Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the ProPublica article New IRS rules on dark money likely won’t be ready before 2016 election on January 5.

Joe Bauer was quoted in the Inman article FTC may approve Zillow-Trulia deal sooner than expected on January 5. (Subscription required)

Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the Huffington Post article New IRS Rules On Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election on January 5.

Judy Fox was quoted in the CardHub article Paying Debt in Collections: When to Do It, How to Pay & Expert Tips.

Martijn Cremers was quoted in the Time article New Study Identifies the Most Underappreciated Investment Skill on January 5.

A new interactive Career Placement Map came online on the NDLS web site on December 22. It displays where graduates from a state are employed, the home state of graduates employed in a state, and types of employment for graduates in a selected state.


Two NDLS Faculty Awarded Endowed Professorships

NDLS Professors Patricia L. Bellia and Nicole Stelle Garnett have been awarded endowed professorships in recognition of their outstanding scholarship, Dean Nell Jessup Newton announced January 12.

NDLS Offers Online Certificate in Patent Prosecution


The Certificate in Patent Prosecution is a 12-credit curriculum that prepares students to help inventors get patents. Certificate students learn the basics of patent law and the important skills that a patent agent will need to have: how to write a patent application, how to negotiate with the U.S. Patent Office on behalf of an inventor, how to determine whether an invention is patentable, and the ethical obligations of a patent agent.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Energy Law Internships with NiSource


Location: Room 1310

NiSource is an Energy Company headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. A representative from Indianapolis is actively recruiting interns for the Indy office. It is a paid internship specializing in Regulatory Energy Law and offers a rare opportunity to intern for in-house counsel.
Come to learn about all internship opportunities from the source!

Pizza will be provided to those that RSVP:

Sponsor : CDO

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Plotting Your Career Path


Location: Room 1315

Ron Nye and Kirsten Vasquez from Major, Lindsey & Africa present the ten questions every law student should ask themselves in plotting their career path. Mr. Nye and Ms. Vasquez will walk the students through a brief self-assessment exercise and discuss how their answers can help shape their pursuit of a successful and fulfilling legal career.

Pizza will be provided to those that RSVP:

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CDO Professional Development Series: Career Path Planning


Location: Room 1140

The job search process begins early in your law school experience, and it is important to take the time to explore the numerous career paths available to you. In determining which career paths may be of interest to you, it is imperative that you understand both your goals and your personality.
Join the CDO to continue the exploration process!

Pizza will be provided to those that RSVP:

Sponsor : CDO

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Islam and Free Speech


Location: Room 1315

A discussion with Professor Ibrahim Moosa about Islam and Free Speech.
Sponsor : American Constitution Society

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