News and Notes

Jimmy Gurule was quoted in The Guardian article Why putting bank bosses behind bars is still nigh on impossible on May 23.

Should Washington set out to change religious beliefs? Column – Op-ed by Rick Garnett in USA Today, May 20.

Joe Thomas, Tech Services Head, retires from Kresge Law Library to be Deputy Director of Georgetown Law Library in Sept. Congrats & best wishes!

Jimmy Gurule was quoted in the USA Today article Five banks plead guilty, pay more than $5B in FX penalties on May 20.

On May 19, several faculty members were honored with awards.

  • Carmela Kinslow received the Rev. Paul J. Foik, C.S.C., Award for her contribution to library service to the Notre Dame community.
  • Judy Fox received the the Grenville Clark Award given to a faculty member or administrator whose voluntary activities serve to advance the cause of peace and human rights.
  • Mary Ellen O’Connell received the Reinhold Niebuhr Award given annually to a faculty member or administrator whose body of academic work (e.g., articles, books, creative works) and life promote or exemplify the area of social justice in modern life.

Mary Ellen O’Connell was quoted in The Guardian article Woman seized in anti-Isis raid poses policy problems for US on May 18.

Alisa Finelli The Class of 2015: Year of the Volunteer

Peg Brinig was quoted in the Yahoo Parenting article Can Jon Gosselin Seize Custody of Just One Child From Ex, Kate? on May 15.

Professor Anthony J. Bellia Jr. to Deliver Notre Dame Law School Commencement Address


The Class of 2015: Year of the Volunteer


When Alisa Finelli, JD ’15, learned that she had won the national Pro Bono Award from the Super Lawyers rating service, she was grateful for the recognition the prize would bring to the Volunteer Lawyer Network, whose director, Mark J. Torma, ND ’97, had nominated her for the prize.

2015 Notre Dame Law School Prize Day

Graduating Notre Dame Law students were honored today at the first annual “Prize Day” with awards for activities ranging from academic performance to service to the Notre Dame and greater community.

NDLS Events

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ND Club of LA ND Celebration Featuring Dean Nell Jessup Newton


Location: Jonathan Club-Town Club, 545 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


The Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles (NDCLA)

Invites you to attend the Annual University of Notre Dame Celebration featuring

Nell Jessup Newton, Esq.
Dean and Professor of the University of Notre Dame Law School

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6:30 pm Cocktails | 7:00 pm Dinner

Jonathan Club-Town Club
545 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: $45 per person | Parking $12 | Venue Dress Code – Business Attire

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

ND Club of Chicago's Attorney Networking Committee 7th Annual Ethics CLE


Location: Freeborn & Peters LLP, 311 S. Wacker Dr., Ste 3000, Chicago, IL


ND Club of Chicago’s Attorney Networking Committee
Invites You to the

7th Annual Ethics CLE Event and Reception

“Lawyering in the Age of Social Media”
by: Veronica Root, Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Who: Lawyers with a Notre Dame degree (Undergrad or Law School)

Tickets: $30|$15 for current law student
Includes appetizers and one drink ticket

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Friday, June 5, 2015

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

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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

Notice and Comment Blog Contributor: Bruce Huber