News and Notes

Friday, November 21 is the Prospective Student Open House. Welcome visiting students.

Rick Garnett and Steve Smith quoted in The Indiana Lawyer article SCOTUS hears case of fisherman caught in Sarbanes-Oxley on November 19.

On Friday, November 14, Jimmy Gurule delivered the keynote address at a symposium on National Security Law held at Valparaiso Law School. The symposium was sponsored by the Valparaiso University Law Review.

Ed Edmonds and Barb Fick quoted in the Observer article Wildcats await decision on unionization on November 14.

Bruce Huber was quoted in CNN article Louisiana race forcing votes on Keystone pipeline approval on November 13.

Jimmy Gurule was a guest on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper ISIS announces new currency.

Jimmy Gurule quoted in USA Today: The small number of Islamic State terrorist designations is “deeply disturbing.” on November 13.

On November 11 to 13, Paolo Carozza attended the Catholic Muslim Forum third seminar in Rome as a Catholic delegate.

On November 13, Jimmy Gurule testified before House Financial Services Committee addressing the principal sources of ISIS funding and gives recommendations for enhancing the response by the US Treasury Department and the Department of Justice. Video Entire hearing

Ed Edmonds was a panelist at the ND Mobile Summit session Faculty Panel Discussion — “Mobile Technology in the Classroom: Helping or Hurting?” on Nov 13.

Jimmy Gurule was quoted in the International Business Times article US Veterans Sue Banks, Alleging Terrorist Connections on Nov. 12.

On November 11, Rick Garnett and Steve Smith were featured ND Experts: Courts should resist ‘overcriminalization’ on the ND Newswire page about their friend-of-the-court brief in the Yates v. United States case now being heard by the court.

On November 2, Professor Lloyd Mayer was a panelist on the WNIT show Politically Speaking: Citizens United Ruling. The episode topic was a conversation about the growing influence of special interest money in political campaigns. Watch video

Joe Bauer, Nicole Garnett, Dan Kelly, Mark McKenna, Avishalom Tor, and Steve Yelderman will participate in the LAMB Book Roundtable: Jessica Silbey—The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property on November 7.

Paolo Carozza and Doug Cassel will participate in the Reforming the Inter-American Human Rights System: Reflections on the Notre Dame Event on November 5 in Washington, D.C.

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


In Memoriam: Schierl/Ft. Howard Professor Emeritus Robert E. Rodes Jr.

It is with a heavy heart that the Law School announces the death of Professor Emeritus Robert E. Rodes Jr., who passed away Tuesday morning, November 25, 2014.

NDLA Honors Judge Kenneth Ripple with Fr. Michael McCafferty, C.S.C. Award


On Friday, November 14, 2014, the NDLA presented the Fr. Michael McCafferty Award to the Honorable Kenneth Ripple for his thirty-seven years of distinguished service to the University of Notre Dame as a faculty member of the Law School. The award was presented by Dean Nell Newton and NDLA Board President, Jared des Rosiers, at a dinner following the NDLA fall board meeting. This award is named for Fr. Michael McCafferty, who in his all-too-brief life established a universal reputation within Notre Dame Law School as a charismatic teacher, renowned scholar, beloved friend and spiritual mentor.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Services for NDLS Professor Robert Rodes



A wake for Schierl/Ft. Howard Professor Emeritus Robert E. Rodes Jr. will be held at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr., South Bend, IN (574-277-4444) from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 1. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 3:30 p.m.

Internment at Cedar Grove Cemetery will take place immediately after the Mass.…

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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