|Sean||O'Brien||2161 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.8544||574.631.8702||Sean.B.O'Brien.firstname.lastname@example.org||/assets/72145/original/obrien_cv.pdf|
- Affiliated Faculty
- Staff with Concurrent Teaching Positions
|Sean O’Brien joined the Center for Civil and Human Rights in 2005, bringing with him his experience in international and domestic human rights work. He holds three degrees from the University of Notre Dame, most recently graduating summa cum laude from the Center’s LL.M. program in 2002. His experience includes work with the Belfast law firm of Madden & Finucane before the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Derry, Northern Ireland and litigation with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. Immediately prior to his return to Notre Dame, he served as Chief Counsel for Immigration and Human Rights at the Center for Multicultural Human Services (CMHS) in Falls Church, VA, directing a legal services program for survivors of torture and war trauma.|
- Center for Civil and Human Rights
|/assets/72144/original/obrien.jpg||LAW70413, Intro to International Human Rights Research & Writing
LAW70415, Human Rights Practice||Assistant Director of the Center for Civil and Human RightsConcurrent Assistant Professor of Law||Emily Saavedra||SOBRIEN2|
|Sharon||Bacon||1329 Biolchini Hall of Law||(574) email@example.com|| || ||Sharon Bacon is the senior office assistant to the Law School Admissions Office, joining the team in January 2018. As the first person to welcome visitors, she will aid to ensure that a student's admission to the Law School is a smooth transition.
Bacon has made a full circle back to the law sector, beginning her career as a secretary for a local law firm during her senior co-op program at Penn High School. Prior to NDLS, she spent more than five years in customer service at a Mishawaka car dealership and 25 years as an administrative assistant for a South Bend engineering and land surveying firm.
Notre Dame holds a special place in her heart - Bacon's son Michel Marchand graduated in 2001 from the University. She says she's happy to be a part of an academic institution with such an upstanding reputation in the community and beyond.||/assets/264345/300x/img_7217.jpg||sbacon1|
|Simone||Sepe||2144 Eck Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org||/assets/240269/fullsize/sepe_cv_2017.pdf|| || ||Simone Sepe joined Notre Dame Law School’s faculty as a visiting professor in August 2017.
Sepe holds doctoral degrees in both law and economics, from the Yale Law School and the Toulouse School of Economics, respectively. Before entering into academia, he practiced law at Clifford Chance in London and worked as an investment banker at Fortress Investment Group.
Sepe is professor of law and finance at the University of Arizona and the Institute for Advance Study in Toulouse – Toulouse School of Economics. He also taught at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His research examines questions in corporate law, contract theory, and financial regulation. His recent work focuses on theoretical and empirical corporate governance and, in particular, the division of power between boards and shareholders.|| ||/assets/240272/fullsize/simone_sepe.jpg||Visiting Professor||Debbie Sumption||ssepe|
|Stefania||Fusco||2190 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.7834||Stefania.Fusco.email@example.com||http://ssrn.com/author=650799||/assets/194788/fullsize/stefaniafusco_curriculumvitae_researchagenda_12_11.pdf|| ||Dr. Stefania Fusco's research concentrates on intellectual property law and finance. She earned a J.S.D. from Stanford Law School where she was also a Kaufmann Fellow and a Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow. For her doctoral dissertation, she conducted an interdisciplinary empirical investigation on patent protection and financial methods. Her publications engage with several IP issues including: the impact of patent protection on financial innovation, rules versus standards in patent law and the international negotiations on geographical indications on products. She is currently writing about patents issued by the Venetian Republic between the 15th and 18th centuries in relation to the modern debate on the tailoring of patent protection. She is also investigating the activity of non-practicing entities in the U.S. and the EU.
Fusco has presented her research at several national IP conferences. She joined the faculty at DePaul College of Law as a visiting assistant professor in Fall 2012. In 2014, she became a senior lecturer at Notre Dame Law School. She teaches International Intellectual Property, Patents and Corporate Finance.|| ||https://law.nd.edu/assets/188935/original/stefania_fusco.jpg||TRIPS Non-Discrimination Principle: Are Alice and Bilski Really the End of NPEs? 24 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. (forthcoming)
The Venetian Republic’s Tailoring of Patent Protection to the Characteristic of the Invention (forthcoming)
A Proper Interpretation of the 1474 Venetian Patent Act with Ted Sichelman and Toni Veneri (forthcoming)
Markets and Patent Enforcement: A Comparative Investigation of Non-Practicing Entities in the US and EU, 20 Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 439 (2014)
Rules versus Standards: Competing Notions of Inconsistency Robustness in Patent Law with David Olson, 64 Ala. L. Rev. 647 (2013)
The Patentability of Financial Methods: The Market Participants’ Perspective, 45 Loy L.A. L. Rev. 1 (2011)
In re Bilski: A Conversation with Judge Randall Rader and a First Look at the BPAI’s Cases, 20 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 123 (2010)
Is In re Bilski a Déjà Vu? (commentary), Stan. Tech. L. Rev. P1 (2009); article selected for reprinting in the Patent Law Review (2010)
Is the Use of Patents Promoting the Creation of New Types of Securities?, 25 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 243 (2009)
Geographical Indications: A Discussion of the TRIPS Regulation After the Ministerial Conference of Hong Kong, 12 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 197 (2008)||Senior Lecturer||SFUSCO|
|Stephen||Cribari||2120 Eck Hall of Law||(574) firstname.lastname@example.org|| ||Stephen J. Cribari is a visiting professional specialist at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He previously served as co-director of Notre Dame Law School’s London Summer Programme and Professor of Practice at the University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Cribari is a published poet and playwright, expert in art and cultural heritage, evidence, and criminal law and procedure, and has taught in law schools across the United States, in London, for the Weisman Art Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, at the FBI training academy in Quantico, for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, for the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, and for Marine JAG Defense Counsel. He is a former federal public defender who twice argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.|| ||/assets/155995/300x/cribari.jpg||Visiting Professional Specialist||"Leslie Berg":mailto:email@example.com||scribari|
|Stephen ||Judge||Stephen.M.Judge.firstname.lastname@example.org|| ||Steve Judge focuses his practice on both appellate and commercial litigation and health care regulatory compliance.
In his litigation practice, Judge represents businesses in all phases of litigation, including complex class action and multidistrict litigation, in a variety of areas including products liability, antitrust, health care, and contract disputes. He has represented clients before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Indiana Court of Appeals, as well as in state and federal trial courts throughout the country.
Judge also uses his substantial background in health care law to advise clients on a wide range of health care regulatory and compliance issues, including fraud and abuse and data privacy and security. He has advised the full spectrum of health care service providers—from individual physicians and practice groups, to health information service providers, to large hospitals and health systems—in the areas health care fraud and abuse, regulatory compliance, and health privacy laws. He has also represented financial institutions and investors involved in public and private financing of health care ventures.|| |
|Stephen||Smith||3162 Eck Hall of Lawemail@example.com||http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=797563||http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/faculty/cv/smith_cv.pdf|
- Capital Punishment - Sentencing
- Constitutional Criminal Procedure
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Federal Criminal Law & Procedure
|Stephen F. Smith came to Notre Dame Law School in 2009 from the University of Virginia where he was the John V. Ray Research Professor. He taught criminal law and an appellate advocacy seminar in the fall 2008 semester at Notre Dame Law School as a Visiting Professor.
Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. As a student at the law school, he served as articles editor for the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Raven Society. Upon graduation, he clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Before returning to the law school, Smith served in the Supreme Court and appellate practice group of Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. He also served as associate majority counsel to a 1996 House of Representatives select subcommittee investigating U.S. involvement in Iranian arms transfers to Bosnia and as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. He is actively involved in a number of community service organizations and civic projects.
Smith’s area of research is criminal law and criminal procedure. He teaches courses on criminal law, criminal adjudication, and federal criminal law.|| ||/assets/5375/fullsize/smith.jpg||LAW60302, Criminal Law
LAW73314, Appellate Advocacy Seminar
LAW70362, Federal Criminal Law
LAW70451, Constitutional Criminal Procedure (Adjudication)||Articles
Has the “Machinery of Death” Become a Clunker?, --- U. Rich. L. Rev. --- (2015) (symposium issue)
Overcoming Overcriminalization, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 537 (2013).
Fixing Federalization (in progress).
The Criminal Justice System as the Enemy of Liberty (reviewing William J. Stuntz, The Collapse of American Criminal Justice (Harv. Univ. Press 2011)).
Localism and Capital Punishment, 64 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 105 (2011).
Taking Strickland Claims Seriously, 93 Marquette L. Rev. 515 (2010).
Clarence X?: The Black Nationalist Behind Justice Thomas's Constitutionalism, 4 NYU J.L. & LIB. 583 (2009).
Proportional Mens Rea, AM. CRIM. L. REV. 127 (2009);
The Supreme Court and the Politics of Death, 94 Va. L. Rev. 283 (2008).
'Innocence' and the Guilty Mind (in progress)
Proportionality and Federalization, 91 Va. L. Rev. 879 (2005).
Activism as Restraint: Lessons from Criminal Procedure, 80 Tex. L. Rev. 1057 (2002).
Criminal Procedure after Rehnquist, in The Constitutional Legacy of William H. Rehnquist (West 2015) (Bradford P. Wilson, ed.)
Yates v. United States: A Case Study in Overcriminalization, 163 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 147 (2014)
Response to Michael Sandel,_ in _Symposium: A Common Morality for the Global Age: In Gratitude for What We Are Given, 3 J. L. PHILOSOPHY & CULTURE (2009).
Jail for Juvenile Child Pornographers? A Reply to Professor Leary, 15 Va. J. Soc. Polây & Law ---- (2008) (Issue 3)
Cultural Change and Catholic Lawyers, 1 Ave Maria L. Rev. 31 (2003). (solicited piece for inaugural issue)
'We the Protestants', First Things: The Journal of Religion in Public Life, Dec. 2002 issue, at 43 (reviewing SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE by Philip Hamburger).
The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Procedure, 73 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1337 (2002) (symposium).
Taking Lessons from the Left? Judicial Activism on the Right, 1 Geo. J. L. & Pub. Polây 57 (2002) (solicited piece for inaugural issue)|| ||Professor of Law||Debbie Sumption||SSMITH31|
|Stephen ||Studer ||firstname.lastname@example.org|| ||Stephen Studer is a partner at Krieg DeVault. He serves on the firm’s seven-member executive committee, as well as serving as the firm’s department chair for corporate & transactional services and the executive partner of the North Central Indiana Regional Office and marketing partner for the firm. He is a member of the firm’s real estate and environmental, business, and healthcare practice groups. He regularly advises financial institutions, corporate, healthcare, government and real estate clients in connection with their business, environmental, compliance, land use and real estate needs.|| ||Adjunct Professor |
|Stephen||Yelderman||2112 Eck Hall of Law||574.631.2264||574.631.4197||Stephen.Yelderman.email@example.com||http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1884890||/assets/261781/yelderman_cv.pdf|
- Copyright Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Patent Law
|Professor Stephen Yelderman teaches Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Copyrights, and Remedies. His research examines ways that intellectual property rights protect, impair, and stimulate competition.
Prior to joining the faculty of Notre Dame, Professor Yelderman served in the Telecommunication and Media section of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. In this capacity, he investigated and litigated a variety of cases involving merger and non-merger conduct in the cable and wireless industries.
Previously, Professor Yelderman was an early member of Ocean Tomo Intellectual Property Auctions, the first group to sell patents in a live open outcry auction format. He also worked as a Patent Agent in Silicon Valley, representing inventors from Google, Apple, Cisco, and Honda’s humanoid robotics laboratory before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Professor Yelderman graduated with High Honors from University of Chicago Law School, and holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He clerked for the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.|| ||/assets/110109/original/yelderman.jpg||LAW70128, Copyright Law
LAW70314, Intellectual Property Survey
LAW70909, Patent Law||Articles
The Value of Accuracy in the Patent System, 84 University of Chicago Law Review 1217 (2017)
Do Patent Challenges Increase Competition?, 83 University of Chicago Law Review 1943 (2016)
Coordination-Focused Patent Policy, 96 Boston University Law Review 1565 (2016)
Improving Patent Quality with Applicant Incentives, 28 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 77 (2014)
International Cooperation and the Patent-Antitrust Intersection, 19 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 193 (2011)||Associate Professor of Law||Debbie Sumption||SYELDERM|
|Tammye||Raster||1341B Biolchini Hall of Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|| || ||Tammye Raster joined Notre Dame Law School as the Law Alumni Program Manager in 2014. She graduated from St. Mary’s College in 1988 and NDLS in 1992. Following graduation she practiced in Chicago at Pedersen & Houpt in the firm’s litigation department. In 1996 she returned to South Bend with her husband Bob ‘88 to raise their family. In South Bend, she did not continue the practice of law, but devoted herself to family and community responsibilities. During this period Tammye was active in volunteer work and fundraising activities. Tammye brings energy, enthusiasm and strong communication skills to the Law School Advancement Team and the Alumni Relations Office.||/assets/236077/fullsize/tammye_raster.jpg||Law Alumni Program Manager|