News and Notes

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.


Law School Names 2015 Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows

Audra Passinault and Jessica Binzoni

Dean Nell Jessup Newton named Jessica A. Binzoni and Audra Passinault this week the 2015 Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows. The third-year law students each developed winning proposals for post-graduate public interest projects providing direct legal services to low-income populations.

The Law School Remembers Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Share a memory about Fr. Hesburgh by completing the form below. Upon review, we will enjoy sharing these stories on the The Law School Remembers Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., web page.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

The Thomas F. Fay "Peace Through Law" Lecture Series


Location: McCartan Courtroom


The Notre Dame Law School holds its first Thomas F. Fay Peace Through Law Lecture. The inaugural speaker will be Congressman Peter King, R- New York.

Thomas F. Fay, a Notre Dame undergraduate, has been a champion of the victims of state-sponsored terrorism, winning a multi-billion dollar judgment against the Islamic Republic of Iran for their role in the 1983 terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

The purpose of the Peace Through Law Lecture is to provide a forum to discuss issues related to the threat to international peace and security posed by acts of international terrorism, including the rights of victims of terrorism.

Reception to follow at Morris Inn, Hesburgh /Joyce Dining Room

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Finding Forgiveness


Location: Room 3140

Dr. Eileen R. Borris, President of Forgiveness International and Director of Training for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, will discuss her work in helping nations heal after violent political upheaval.
Sponsor : CCHR

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Completing Your Summer Stipend Paperwork


Location: Room 1130

To ensure your participation in the summer stipend program, you need to finalize employment paperwork with Human Resources. Join the CDO as we discuss how to work with HR to become an employee of the University. If you are already an “employee” of the University, you need not attend.…

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Natural Law Lecture


Location: Room 1315

Prof. Mark Murphy, Georgetown Law School will deliver the lecture “Some Unhappy Dilemmas for Natural Law Jurisprudence.”

Recently, critics of natural law jurisprudence have tried to undermine the prospects for this account of law’s nature without having to confront the central arguments for the natural law view. Instead, these critics have argued that the very task of trying to provide an account of law’s nature is wrongheaded, or that even if law does have a nature, any interpretation of the natural law account is doomed to be either hopelessly implausible or indistinguishable from its positivist rivals. In this lecture I will formulate these challenges as dilemmas for natural law jurisprudence, and show how natural law theorists can escape them.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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