News and Notes

Rick Garnett was a guest on the Bloomberg Law podcast Laws Over Separation of Church and State on April 16.

Jennifer Mason McAward has become the acting director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Second year student Laura Wolk has been awarded the The Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship.

Audra Passinault and Jessica Binzoni
Audra Passinault and Jessica Binzoni

Third year students Audra Passinault and Jessica Binzoni have been selected as the 2015 Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows. Their fellowships will support two years of public interest work post-graduation. Jessica will work at the National Immigrant Justice Center and Audra will work at the Legal Assistance Foundation, both in Chicago.

Rick Garnett was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter article Bishops call for ‘mutual respect’ in ‘necessary dialogue’ on RFRA on April 1.

Gerry Bradley was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter article Fury Over Indiana’s Religious-Freedom Law Marks Age of Intolerance on April 1.

Rick Garnett was quoted in the USA Today article What the ‘religious freedom’ law really means for Indiana on March 31.

Op-ed Viewpoint: Correcting misimpressions about religious freedom by Rick Garnett was published in the South Bend Tribune on March 26.

Nicole Garnett and Peg Brinig’s book Lost Classroom, Lost Community was reviewed in Fare Forward on March 25.

Rick Garnett was quoted in the WSBT article Local businesses protest Religious Freedom Act with sticker, celeb takes to social media on March 25.

On March 23, Rick Garnett contributed to a Bloomberg Law podcast on Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

Kent Hull has been appointed to the Indiana Civil Rights Commission by Governor Pence.
Kent was quoted in the South Bend Tribune article Bar owner turns away woman’s service dog: ’It’s just a pet’ on March 23.

Congratulations to the AAJ Trial Team winning the 2015 American Association of Justice Regional Competition in Cleveland, OH on March 22. They will be going to the American Association of Justice National Competition in Pittsburg in mid-April! The team is comprised of Miguel Contreras, Adam Zamora, Erin Kauffman, Jonathan Mahoney, Matt Lamb Reggie Bentley, Peter O’Neill and Nicholas Vozzo.

Charlie Rice and Fr. Hesburgh were the subject of the First Things article Hesburgh and Rice.

Notre Dame Journal of Legislation is proud to announce that Veronica Meffe has been elected Editor-in-Chief for Volume 42.

Jay Tidmarsh op-ed article Out of Court, Out of Luck published in U.S. News on March 19.

Bruce Huber presents U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Clean Power Plan tomorrow in Room 123, Nieuwland Science Hall from 3:30 – 4:30.

Judy Fox was quoted in the articles:
Journal Gazette article Mortgage settlements in jeopardy on March 16.
Indianapolis Star article Bill could strip struggling Hoosiers of rights to save homes on March 13.

Listen to Vincent Phillip Muñoz’s OU Presidential Dream Course lecture, “Hobby Lobby, Obamacare and the Future of Religious Freedom.” in the KGOU article Argues In Favor Of Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court Case.

Rick Garnett had the op-ed Parents’ Beliefs Should Be Honored, Within Reason published in the New York Times on March 10.

Congratulations to Tony Calvano on his election as Editor-in-Chief of Volume 6 of the Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law.


The Real "Fighting Irish:” Is Peace Here to Stay?
A Conversation with Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese


Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, will have a conversation with the Notre Dame Law School Community titled The Real "Fighting Irish:” Is Peace Here to Stay? Professor Doug Cassel, former Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow, will moderate the conversation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the McCartan Courtroom in Eck Hall of Law. A reception will follow at 5:00 p.m. in Eck Commons.

Laura Wolk Awarded Two Prestigious Scholarships


The Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year is being awarded to 2L Laura Wolk, according to Dean Nell Jessup Newton.

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