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Professor Rick Garnett will speak with students about how to prepare for and take exams at 12:30 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom.


In Memoriam: Judge Thomas William (“Tom”) O’Toole

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By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law

I am very sorry to announce that one of our most cherished alumni, Judge Tom O’Toole, passed away on October 13, 2016.

A member of the NDLS Advisory Council since 2011, Tom and his wife Elaine generously endowed the O’Toole Professorship of Constitutional Law, a chair now held by Professor A.J. Bellia. Tom’s generosity went beyond financial support to include the kind of advice and wise counsel that are so important to the functioning of a great law school.…

Fellows Talk to Students about their Public Interest Paths

The choice to start a career in public interest law is personal. The clients of public interest lawyers are usually average people confronted with life’s daily problems, and the issues they deal with reflect broad areas of public concern.

To help expose students to the wide variety of public interest careers — and why they matter —Notre Dame Law School has kicked off Public Interest Month.…

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Careers in State & Local Government


Location: 1310 Biolchini

Anne McKeon, Illinois Commerce Commission; Mike Chopp, Illinois Attorney General; Alexandra Iorio, 1L summer at Chicago Public Schools, and other attorneys in state and local government will talk about career paths in state and local government and what their day-to-day lives are like.

Co-sponsored: Black Law Students Association…

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dress for Interview Success


Location: 1310 Biolchini

The first impression you make on a potential employer can play a large part in whether you have a favorable interview. Like it or not, the interviewer will make a judgment based on how you present yourself, including your attire, which can be difficult to overcome if it is not positive. How you present yourself gives potential employers clues about your attention to detail, judgment and professionalism.…

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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

Notice and Comment Blog Contributor: Bruce Huber