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KateMueller1020A Jenkins Nanovic
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 Kate E. Mueller is the Managing Director of the Center for Social Research. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in both Government and Spanish in 2001. That same year, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2004 she received her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as note editor for the Journal of College and University Law and directed the undergraduate debate team. She practiced law in the areas of commercial, employment, probate, governmental, and civil rights litigation for five years before returning to Notre Dame to launch the CSR and direct its operations. She is also a Concurrent Professor of Law. SkillsConcurrent ProfessorKHUETTEM
KatherineSinger1100 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 Kate Singer joined the Notre Dame Law School as an assistant adjunct faculty member in 2000. She currently teaches in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and the Moot Court Trial class, and is also the co-coach of the Barristers National Trial Competition and American Association for Justice Trial Competition teams. Singer. '97 J.D., was a member of the Barristers Trial team and winner of the Edward F. Barrett Award for Outstanding Achievement in Trial Advocacy and Arthur May Award for Trial Advocacy, as well as the Dean David T. Link Award for Social Justice, and the Dean Konop Legal Aid Award. She graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in English. Before attending Notre Dame Law School, she spent the next two years working for the United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia. After law school, Singer worked as a deputy prosecutor for the St. Joseph County, Indiana, Prosecutor's Office for five years, specializing in domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault cases. From 2002 to 2004, worked was the legal advocate at the Y.W.C.A. of St. Joseph County. Singer has also served on the faculty of the NITA Teacher training program and the NITA Mid-Central Trial Advocacy program. While continuing her teaching and coaching, Singer worked part-time for the Elkhart County, Indiana, Prosector's Office from 2011 to 2013. She was the Child Abuse Review project manager. She reviewed the child abuse cases that came from Child Protective Services and the matching reports from the countrywide law enforcement agencies. The goal of the project was to ensure that best practices were being used in all investigations of child abuse cases. LAW75747, Moot Court Trial LAW75710, Intensive Trial AdvocacyAdjunct ProfessorKSINGER
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
 Kathleen Rice is a Counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in South Bend, Indiana, and a Senior Director with FaegreBD Consulting in Washington, DC. She provides strategic legal counsel to corporate and government entities on issues relating to data privacy, cybersecurity, risk management, and compliance with federal laws and regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Kathleen previously served as Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She also served as an Assistant General Counsel in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Security Law Branch, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida. Kathleen is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School. Adjunct Professor
KennethRipple3112 Eck Hall of Law574.631.5765574.631.4197
  • Faculty
  • Full Time Faculty
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Judicial Biography
  • Judicial Process
Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple has served as judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since his appointment by President Reagan in 1985. Judge Ripple joined the Law School faculty in 1976 as an associate professor, and became a full professor in 1980. He graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. from Fordham University in 1965, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1968 and earned an LL.M. summa cum laude in administrative law and economic regulation from the National Law Center of the George Washington University in 1972. Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, Ripple held the position of special assistant to the chief justice of the United States (1973-77). He also served as the legal officer of the U.S. Supreme Court (1972-73), as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of International Business Machines Corporation, and as a branch head for the Judge Advocate General of the Navy. A member of the Virginia, New York, Indiana and District of Columbia Bars, Ripple has the distinction of serving on the American delegation to the 1980 Anglo-American Judicial Exchange. He is also a member of the American Law Institute and chaired the Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules of Procedure. /assets/71694/original/ripple.jpgLAW70311, Federal Courts LAW70312, Federal Courts: Contemporary Problems and Practice LAW70371, Conflict of Laws LAW73311, Judicial Process SeminarBooks Constitutional Litigation (Michie/Bobbs-Merrill 1984). Sanctions Imposable for Violations of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with Robert E. Rodes Jr. and Carol Ann Mooney (Federal Judicial Center 1982). Articles Judge Ripple has published several articles and book reviews, including: Warren E. Burger in The Yale Biographical Dictionary Of Law 83 (2009). Process of Constitutional Decision Making, 25 Valparaiso University Law Review 331 (1991). The Judge and the Academic Community, 50 Ohio State Law Journal 1237 (1989). Rule 11 in the Constitutional Cases, 63 Notre Dame Law Review 788 (1988). The Article III Judiciary in Its Third Century, 34 Loyola Law Review 469 (1988). On Becoming a Judge, Federal Bar News & Journal 380 (1987). Personal and Career Decisions During the Professional School Years -€” The Spiritual Dimension, 3 Christian Legal Society Quarterly 20 (1982). Article V and the Proposed Constitutional Convention Procedure Bill, 3 Cardozo Law Review 529 (1982). The Separate Appendix in Federal Appellate Practice — Necessary Tool or Costly Luxury? with R.A. Ainsworth Jr., 34 Southwestern Law Journal 1159 (1981). Volkswagen Corp. V. Woodon: Reflections on the Road Ahead, with M. Murphy, 56 Notre Dame Lawyer 65 (1980). The Entanglement Test of the Religion Clauses — A Ten Year Assessment, 27 U.C.L.A. Law Review 1195 (1980). Thurgood Marshall and the Forgotten Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, 55 Notre Dame Lawyer 471 (1980). The Supreme Court’s Workload: Some Thoughts for the Practitioner, 66 American Bar Association Journal 174 (1979). State Sovereignty: A Polished but Slippery Crown, 54 Notre Dame Lawyer 745 (1979).Professor of LawLuAnn NateKRIPPLE
  • Affiliated Faculty
 Kenworthey Bilz focuses her scholarship on how social psychological processes can inform the study of law. Specifically, she is interested in how legal institutions, laws, rules and practices affect perceptions of legitimacy, morality, and justice, which in turn affect behavior. She draws most of her examples from the area of criminal law and evidence, and empirically tests her theories experimentally, using the theories and methods of social psychology. Before entering law teaching, she clerked for the Honorable Frank Easterbrook on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She teaches law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a visiting professor at Notre Dame Law School for fall 2017. /assets/242601/300x/bilz_kenworthey.jpgVisiting ProfessorLeslie Berg
KevinAllen1337 Biolchini Hall of
  • Staff
  As director of communications, Kevin Allen is responsible for leading a department that produces the Law School's publications and marketing materials, manages the planning and marketing for Law School events, and maintains the Law School's website and social media. He also serves as the lead writer and editor for Notre Dame Lawyer magazine and news articles published on the Law School's website. Allen spent 12 years working for newspapers in Virginia, Michigan, and Indiana before joining the Law School in 2017. He primarily wrote about business and politics during his time as a newspaper reporter. He has covered technology startups and Fortune 500 companies as well as congressional campaigns and the Indiana General Assembly. Allen earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 2004 at the University of Notre Dame and a master’s of business administration in 2016 at Indiana University South Bend.
  • Communications Office
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KevinBurke1190 Eck Hall of
  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  Adjunct Facultykburke17
KevinFye2150 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  Kevin’s experience includes many years as a designer and animator with WNDU and Golden Dome Productions. In 2001 he co-founded Imagine, a visual marketing firm in South Bend, delivering communications across print, web, and video media. He earned his M.A. in Art History from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 and has taught courses in art history, design, and visual literacy at Indiana University South Bend.
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
/assets/78934/original/fye_cchr.jpgEvents and Communications Program Manager 
KevinO'Rear1106 Eck Hall of
  • Staff
  Kevin O’Rear joined the Law School as an adjunct faculty member in 2005 and as a full-time member of the staff in 2011. He has held a variety of roles, and was appointed to his current position as Assistant Dean in 2016. Dean O’Rear’s responsibilities include oversight of the Admissions Office, Alumni relations, Career Development Office, Law School Registrar, Marketing Communications, and Office of Student Services. Dean O'Rear graduated with honors from Notre Dame with a B.A. in economics and history, after which he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. Following his military service, he attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. Prior to joining the Law School, Dean O’Rear’s legal career included both law firm and in-house experience. He was an associate at Jones Day and partner at Baker & Daniels (now Faegre Baker Daniels), where he practiced labor and employment law. Dean O'Rear was next appointed Vice President and General Counsel of AM General LLC, a multi-billion dollar automotive and defense manufacturer most widely known for production of the HUMVEE military vehicle. As General Counsel he was responsible for all legal affairs of the company, including litigation, compliance, contract negotiations, and a wide variety of other topics.
  • Admissions
  • Career Development Office
  • Deans
  • Student Services
/assets/262336/fullsize/o_rear_kevin4_3.jpgAssistant DeanKOREAR
K.J. MartijnCremers264 Mendoza College of
  • Faculty
  • Affiliated Faculty
  Professor, Finance