Law Advisory Council


The mission of Notre Dame’s Advisory Councils’ program is to support the University’s providential mission to be a great Catholic university by involving alumni and friends in the life of the University. The primary role of council members is to provide financial support to their greatest ability; to serve as ambassadors for the University and the academic area supported by the council; to share insight and offer counsel to the deans and directors; and to provide assistance on targeted initiatives, as appropriate.

Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council members advance the mission of the Law School and offer counsel to senior administration.

Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council 2015-2016

  • Thomas A. Biolchini
  • Kathleen A. Brogan
  • Drew M. Brown
  • Walter F. Brown
  • Honorable Joseph C. Cassini III
  • Henry J. Catenacci
  • Robert W. Cox
  • Leo J. Cushing
  • Jack P. DiCanio
  • Thomas P. Dore, Jr.
  • David W. Ellis
  • Harry J. Fath, Jr.
  • Margaret M. Foran
  • William G. Greif
  • John P. Hendrickson, Jr.
  • Peter W. Homer
  • Frank G. Julian
  • Anton E. Kubicki
  • Fred Kuhar
  • Thomas E. Lange
  • Timothy J. Malloy
  • Norman E. Matteoni
  • George P. McAndrews
  • Alvin J. McKenna
  • Martin O. Miller II
  • Honorable Federico A. Moreno
  • Jerry H. Mowbray
  • Daniel R. Murray
  • Timothy G. Nickels
  • Honorable Sheila M. O’Brien
  • Honorable Thomas W. O’Toole
  • John P. Pogge, Sr.
  • Paul J. Polking
  • Diane S. Rice
  • Honorable Mary K. Rochford
  • Theodore R. Rolfs
  • Timothy J. Rooney
  • Charles P. Sacher
  • Patrick A. Salvi
  • Cheryl L. Sandner
  • David C. Scheper
  • Edward R. Schmidt
  • Laura J. Schumacher
  • Brian P. Short
  • Louis A. Smith
  • Donald J. Storino
  • Gregory W. Sturm
  • Perry J. Vieth
  • John A. Vuono
  • Brandon D. Ward
  • William M. Wardlaw
  • Kevin F. Warren
  • Edward J. Wilbraham
  • Honorable Charles R. Wilson
  • Thomas D. Yannucci


Nancy Gargula, '81 JD Receives the 2015 Woman for All Seasons Award from the St. Thomas More Society of Indianapolis

Gargula, U.S. Trustee for Region 10, has been the cantor as well as the planning chair for the the annual Red Mass for 34 years.

Nancy Gargula, ’81 JD
Judge Beth Tavitas, ’85, ’90 JD, Nancy Gargula, ’81 JD, Judge David Dreyer, ’77, ’80 JD

The NDLS Community Remembers Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D.


Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D., passed away on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. He was 77 years old. Justice Crooks served in the Wisconsin judiciary for 39 years, first on the trial court and then on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to which he was elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2006. Only a week before his death, he announced that he planned to retire on July 31, 2016.

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.

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