News and Notes

Jimmy Gurule was interviewed on Friday, December 12 by BBC World New America on the sources of funding for ISIS. Watch video

Mary Ellen O’Connell was quoted in the PolitiFact article Marco Rubio says committee’s torture report failed to include interviews of CIA officials on Dec. 11.

Mary Ellen O’Connell was quoted in The Guardian article CIA report: ‘Torture is a crime and those responsible must be brought to justice’ on Dec. 10.

Doug Cassel is a participant in the Expert Roundtable Business in Human Rights event at the Notre Dame London Law Centre on December 8. This event is co-hosted by the Notre Dame Law School.

Ken Adams made the 2014 ABA Journal Blawg 100 with his blog Adams on Contract Drafting. Congratulations Ken!

Joe Bauer was quoted in several news sources on the Apple iPod case.


Professor Ed Gaffney Jr, professor and former dean of Valparaiso Law School (1990-97), and Professor Doug Kmiec, former dean of Catholic University (2001-2003) and current Pepperdine Law School professor, returned to campus on Dec. 1 to attend the funeral of Prof. Bob Rodes. The next day, Prof. Kmiec stopped by the library to donate a copy of his book, Lift Up Your Hearts. Doug Kmiec was a member of the NDLS faculty from 1980-99. Ed Gaffney served on the NDLS faculty from 1977-83. An experienced jurisprudence professor, Prof. Gaffney took over the second section of Jurisprudence during Prof. Rodes’s absence.

Jimmy Gurule received the 2014 Media Legend award for “faithful support and contributions” from the University of Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs and Communications on December 1.

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

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

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


Two NDLS Grads Join the Federal Bench

December saw two Notre Dame Law School grads confirmed to the federal bench. Double Domer Jack Blakey, ’88 B.A., ’92 J.D., was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by the U.S. Senate December 16. Earlier this month Jerry Pappert, ’88 J.D., was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Innovative Technology and Informatics Course Prepares Grads for Big Changes in the Profession

This spring Ron Dolin, one of the First 100 at Google and the co-founder of Stanford University’s Program for Legal Technology & Design, will team up with Jason Boehmig, a 2012 magna cum laude NDLS grad and the president and CEO of the legal technology company Ironclad, Inc., to offer a unique and exciting new course on Legal Technology and Informatics.

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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

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Nonprofit Law Prof Blog Contributor: Lloyd Mayer

Land Use Prof Blog Contributor: James J. Kelly, Jr.

Adams on Contract Drafting by Ken Adams