News and Notes

John Nagle was a panelist at the 2014 U.S.- China Energy Forum on October 27.

Woodrow Hartzog was quoted in the The Washington Post (blog) post Whisper: The ‘anonymous’ messaging app that reportedly tracks your location and shares data with the Pentagon on October 16. He was also quoted in The Guardian article Privacy experts call for Whisper to be investigated over tracking of some users on October 17.

Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the ProPublica article In Wisconsin, Dark Money Got a Mining Company What It Wanted on October 14.

On October 14, Woodrow Hartzog was on the WSBT morning news speaking about protecting yourself in the digital age.

Rick Garnett was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter article While House redistricting may keep GOP in place, real battle is within the party on October 13.


Jay Tidmarsh was the ND faculty member honored during the third quarter of the ND vs. North Carolina football game on October 11. The image is the football program ad in the ND vs. North Carolina program.

Bob Blakey’s amicus brief was mentioned in the Fortune article Women’s rights group weighs in for—Chevron?!? on October 9.

Peg Brinig and Nicole Garnett’s book Lost Classrooms, Lost Community was reviewed by Andy Smarick in Ed reform’s blind spot: Catholic schools and social capital on October 8.

Jimmy Gurule is featured in the Indiana Lawyer article NDLS professor: Stop ISIS by choking funding.

Dean Nell Jessup Newton’s article Dean’s Desk: Distance learning comes of age at NDLS was published in the Indiana Lawyer on September 10. She was also quoted in the Indiana Lawyer article Deans ready to comply with revised legal education standards on October 8.


A.J. Bellia Named First O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law


The University of Notre Dame has appointed NDLS Professor A.J. Bellia to serve as the inaugural O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law. This Endowed Chair is funded by a significant gift from Judge Thomas W. and Elaine S. O’Toole to support the study and teaching of constitutional law at Notre Dame Law School. Judge O’Toole, who obtained his B.A. from Notre Dame and his L.L.B. from the University of Arizona, long served with distinction on the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Notre Dame Honors Professor Tidmarsh


The University honored NDLS Professor Jay Tidmarsh as a 2014 Featured Faculty during the third quarter of the North Carolina football game October 11. He was recognized during the second half of the game in an on-field ceremony at Notre Dame Stadium and invited to enjoy the third quarter from the Notre Dame sideline.

NDLS Events

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Straight from the Horses Mouth: Military Life from the Perspective of a Retired Lieutenant Colonel


Location: Room 1310

Calling all interested in serving in JAG, the military, or just learning more about it.
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to go through basic training? Ever want to know how assignments come down? Or how the cases get from the unit officers to the JAG officer?
Come hear a retired Lt. Colonel talk about what it takes, what its like, and the rewards of military service. He won’t sugar coat anything and he will answer your questions.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

CDO: Introduction to the Shaffer Fellowship


Location: Room 1130

Exemplifying what it means to be a different kind of lawyer, the Thomas L. Shaffer Fellowship program was created to help launch public service careers for NDLS graduates who have potential to make differences in the lives of low-income or under-represented communities. Join CDO Counselor Rick Herbst as he guides you through the process of applying for this opportunity.

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OCI/Interview Prep


Location: Room 3130

We will discuss how Lexis can help with interview prep as 1 and 2 Ls get ready for that.
Speaker : Laura Dettinger
Sponsor : LexisNexis

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ND Law & Economics Workshop


Location: Room 2130

Jonathan Remy Nash (Emory Law School): “Interparty Judicial Appointments: A Study of New York’s Bipartisan Senatorial Nomination System, 1977-1998"
Workshop open to all NDLS.

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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