Upcoming Events

Monday, October 23, 2017

Launch Your Public Interest Career in Chicago (and get paid over summer) Through the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

Whether you want to work for a private firm or build a public interest career in Chicago, the Public Interest Law Initiative is an organization that you should know about. Connecting students with paid summer internships and fellowships prior to entering firm life, PILI is a major force in the Chicago public interest world. Join us for a discussion with PILI’s Program Director and a former PILI

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A Symposium on Land, Resources, and Environmental Agencies

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Location: 2130 Eck Hall of Law

[12:30 pm] Karen Bradshaw (Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Law School)
“Virtual Parceling: Coordinated Resource Management in an Era of Privatization” (with Bryan Leonard, Arizona State University)

[2:00 pm] Dean Lueck (Indiana University, Department of Economics)
“The Evolution and Organization of Environmental Agencies”

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Experiential Learning - Presentations and Reception

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Location: McCartan Courtroom & Eck Commons

This event is to help 2L and 1L students understand the new ABA requirement of 6 credits of experiential learning, and match their interests to the NDLS externship programs and clinics that will fulfill these.

Reception to follow in Eck Commons.

Sponsor: ND Externship Faculty, Clinical Law Program, CDO & SBA

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Public Interest Month Event: Integrating Pro Bono Work Into Private Practice

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in a big law firm but still interested in public interest work? Are you worried that you have to pick one or the other? Are you wondering how to go about building a pro bono practice while trying to impress as a young associate? Fortunately, you don’t have to choose! You can build a successful career at a big law firm and work on pro bono cases that are important to you. Two successful partners at big law firms in Chicago, Lee Ann Russo, Jones Day, ND ’77, and John Storino, Jenner & Block, ’ND 97; ’NDLS 2000 will join us to discuss how they have integrated thriving pro bono practices into their work at big law firms.…

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What I Did Last Summer

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

The Business Law Forum is a hosting an informational student panel to foster a discussion of what those in pursuit of careers in business law did during their 1L (and 2L, if applicable) summer.

Sponsor: BLF

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Diversity in Public Interest

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Location: TBD

Organizations flourish when they employ a diverse group of attorneys from a wide variety of backgrounds. As legal employers fall behind in diversity and inclusiveness, it has never been more important to engage in a discussion about how diverse law students can position themselves to flourish when they begin their careers as attorneys.…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Future of Gitmo and Military Tribunals in the Trump Administration

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

Barack Obama pledged in 2008 to close Guantanamo Bay detention camp, an effort that failed under the pressure of intense bipartisan opposition. The Trump administration, by contrast, has signaled its eagerness to expand the number of detainees at the facility, which is also known as Gitmo. This guest panel will explore potential policy changes surrounding Guantanamo, the use of military tribunals, and the legal issues and challenges implicated.…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Working for DOJ Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division

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Location: 1315 Biolchini

Brian Nicholson, a current DOJ trial attorney in the Department of Justice Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division will discuss his work on international investigations and extraditions.

Sponsor: Military and Veterans Law Society, International Law Society and Future Prosecuting Attorney’s Council…

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Notre Dame Law School SBA Career Speaker: Sarah Wake

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Location: 3130 Eck Hall of Law

Sarah Wake, a Notre Dame Law School alumnus and the current Assistant General Counsel of Northwestern University, will be speaking to current law students over a lunch time event about her career path and some of the interesting things she has worked on in higher education such as, student affairs and issues related to equal opportunity and access, including student conduct, unlawful harassment, Title IX, the Clery Act, the Violence Against Women Act, FERPA

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Jonathan Wolff: Seinfeld Composer

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Los Angeles studio musician AND the music composer/songwriter for 75 primetime network TV series including Will & Grace and Seinfeld, with tales from 29 years as a Hollywood Insider. Mr. Wolff is here to talk to ND students about his entrepreneurial journey, practical music business model do’s-and-don’ts, and real world entrepreneurial career need-to-know and how-to-get-hired advice.…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chicago Was Our Backup: Why We Practice in Grand Rapids

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

Want to practice in the Midwest but unsure about markets outside of Chicago? Come hear from Grand Rapids attorneys about why they chose GR over Chicago. From Miller Johnson, Matt O’Rourke (JD ’14) and Grant Schertzing (JD ’15) will talk about life and practice in a smaller market with big advantages!…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Tales from the Bench: Judge Peter Bogaard, New Jersey Superior Court

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Location: 1310 Biolchini

As a sitting judge in the New Jersey Superior Court, Family Division, the Honorable Peter Bogaard represents the voices and rights of children involved in the legal process. Bogaard is a shining example of a Notre Dame Lawyer – one who never loses sight of the healing power of the law. Come meet an engaging Double Domer and hear his awesome stories from the bench! Pizza provided for those that RSVP

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Locked Up and Innocent? A Talk with Mark Rotert from the Cook County Conviction Integrity Unit

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Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Mark Rotert from the Cook County Conviction Integrity Unit will come speak to students about his work in Chicago investigating possible wrongful conviction claims. The unit reviews any claims from a person who was convicted in Cook County to maintain the integrity and legitimacy of the justice system. Case intakes emanate mostly from letters from the convicted person, their loved ones, and attorneys, post-conviction filings with actual innocence claims, innocence projects, media, or from an internal source such as an ASA

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nudges That Fail

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Location: 2130 Eck Hall of Law, Faculty Meeting Room

We will have a talk with Distinguished LAMB Speaker, Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University on “Nudges that Fail.”

Sponsor: LAMB

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018