Events

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Thomas F. Fay "Peace Through Law" Lecture Series

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

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The Notre Dame Law School holds its first Thomas F. Fay Peace Through Law Lecture. The inaugural speaker will be Congressman Peter King, R- New York.

Thomas F. Fay, a Notre Dame undergraduate, has been a champion of the victims of state-sponsored terrorism, winning a multi-billion dollar judgment against the Islamic Republic of Iran for their role in the 1983 terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

The purpose of the Peace Through Law Lecture is to provide a forum to discuss issues related to the threat to international peace and security posed by acts of international terrorism, including the rights of victims of terrorism.

Reception to follow at Morris Inn, Hesburgh /Joyce Dining Room

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Natural Law Lecture

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Location: Room 1315

Prof. Mark Murphy, Georgetown Law School will deliver the lecture “Some Unhappy Dilemmas for Natural Law Jurisprudence.”

Recently, critics of natural law jurisprudence have tried to undermine the prospects for this account of law’s nature without having to confront the central arguments for the natural law view. Instead, these critics have argued that the very task of trying to provide an account of law’s nature is wrongheaded, or that even if law does have a nature, any interpretation of the natural law account is doomed to be either hopelessly implausible or indistinguishable from its positivist rivals. In this lecture I will formulate these challenges as dilemmas for natural law jurisprudence, and show how natural law theorists can escape them.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Symposium on Limiting Shareholder Rights: Entrenching Management or Establishing Commitments?

Location: Eck Hall of Law

Traditional agency theory interprets limits to shareholder rights as entrenching corporate management and as likely to lower shareholder value. At this symposium, some new results challenging this interpretation are presented and discussed. If shareholders have limited information and limited commitment to the firm, this may threaten firms engaged in long-term projects and firms dependent on long-term relationships with other stakeholders.…

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