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Our extensive alumni volunteer network creates opportunities to provide diverse services and programs for students, alumni, and friends of Notre Dame Law School. There are several ways for alumni to participate and we value your involvement. Consider sharing your time and talents. Below are some of the ways our alumni volunteers give back to Notre Dame Law School.

If you are interested in joining the NDLS Volunteer Network, please complete our online form.

Volunteer Opportunities

Admissions Opportunities
As a graduate or friend of Notre Dame Law School, you are the best ambassador for newly admitted or prospective students. We invite you to attend law school fairs and forums in your area, take an admitted student to lunch, participate in club summer send-offs, or serve as a point of contact for prospective or newly admitted students.

Contact:
Kevin O’Rear, Assistant Dean, Admissions and Career Development
574-631-6626

Alumni Program Opportunities
By hosting or sponsoring events, you strengthen the ties between colleagues and the Notre Dame Law School. Events include social gatherings and networking opportunities. Alumni also further Notre Dame Law School’s goals and programs through participation on the NDLA Board and serving as a reunion committee member.

Contact:
Patti McLaughlin, Associate Director, Law School Annual Fund
574-631-7936

Career Development Opportunities
As an experienced graduate, current students depend on our alumni for career advice and connections with other practitioners in the field. Whether you participate on a panel, post jobs, interview candidates, or host a group of students to discuss your practice, your expertise is an invaluable resource.

Contact:
Kevin O’Rear, Assistant Dean, Career Development
574-631-5410

Law School Annual Fund and Reunion Giving Program
By serving as a class agent, encouraging reunion attendance, and organizing the class gift, you help classmates celebrate the rich traditions of Notre Dame. Alumni also support the greatest priorities of Notre Dame Law School through membership in the Order of St. Thomas More and gifts to the annual fund.

Contact:
Patti McLaughlin, Associate Director, Law School Annual Fund
574-631-7936

News

In Memoriam: John H. Leahy, ’59 BA, ’64 J.D.

Double domer, John Leahy passed away on August 19, 2015 after losing a fast-paced battle with cancer. While at Notre Dame, John was the senior football manager and lived in the football stadium during his law school years, locking it up and taking care of the legendary mascot Clashmore Mike. John served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer and later as a reserve, retiring as a Captain after 30 years. Later he practiced law in both Chicago and California. John then served as a judge in the Superior State Court of California for thirty years. Please view a beautiful tribute to John’s life here.

Leading Scholar of International Art Law, John H. Merryman, ’44 M.S, ’47 J.D. Passes Away

merryman_in_front_of_rivers_of_jewels_2003_smaller_300x260 Photo by Steve Gladfelter.

John Merryman was a world renowned expert in art law, cultural property law, and comparative law. John studied and taught in these areas at Stanford Law School for sixty-two years. John passed away on August 5, 2015 at the age of 95. Stanford Law School posted an article which is a beautiful tribute to this Notre Dame double domer who lived an extraordinary life.

Patrick A. Salvi II ’07 J.D., Awarded 2015 F. Scott Baldwin Award

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(L to R) Lindy Salvi, Patrick Salvi Sr., Patrick Salvi II, and Julianna Salvi

Patrick A. Salvi II ’07 J.D., was awarded the 2015 F. Scott Baldwin Award by the American Association for Justice at its annual convention in Montreal, Canada, this month, AAJ announced.

Salvi, partner with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Chicago, is son of Patrick Salvi Sr. ’78 J.D., and brother of Brian Salvi ’09, ’13 J.D.

The F. Scott Baldwin Award is presented each year to the “most outstanding young trial lawyer” in the country.

The F. Scott Baldwin award was established to honor and recognize F. Scott Baldwin of Marshall, Texas, a world-renowned trial lawyer, whose efforts have produced outstanding damage awards for injured victims and their families. The award is given to a lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the New Lawyers Division of the AAJ and has attained one or more outstanding trial verdicts.

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Alumni Center
1341B Biolchini Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556

P: 574.631.6891
E: lawalum@nd.edu