Registration for the 2018 Homecoming is open! Please see the information below to sign up.
Last year’s inaugural NDLS Homecoming Weekend was such a huge success that the Law School will again host a weekend here on campus to welcome alumni back to NDLS. Our goal is to give alumni the opportunity to reconnect with classmates and faculty and experience what is new at NDLS! Join us as the Fighting Irish host Vanderbilt at Notre Dame Stadium. The highlight of the weekend will feature a tented tailgate on the DeBartolo Quad prior to the game that will include an open bar with craft beers and wine and a delicious buffet. This year we have added the opportunity to attend academic events on both Friday and Saturday: a panel discussion with Notre Dame Lawyers who are recently appointed U.S. attorneys and a one-hour Ethics CLE by ND Lawyer, John Moore. See the schedule below:
Friday, September 14
Panel discussion with ND Lawyers recently appointed as U.S. attorneys
When/Where: 4 to 5 p.m., Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law
- Mark A. Klaassen, ’98 JD,
United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming
- Peter E. Deegan, ‘92
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa
- John E. “Jay” Town, ‘95
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
- Moderator of panel: Professor Jimmy Gurulé
- Mark A. Klaassen, ’98 JD,
Order of St. Thomas More Reception
When/Where: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Eck Hall of Law Atrium
Saturday, September 15
One-hour Ethics CLE with John Moore '82
When/Where: 9 to 10 a.m., 1315 Biolchini Hall of Law
Becoming a Different Kind of Lawyer: Our Broken Compass and the Aspirational Lawyer
The legal profession faces a ‘tri-‐partite’ crisis: increasing levels of incivility, lack of public trust and rapidly eroding physical and mental health of its members. Why? In many ways, it is because so many lawyers today follow a broken compass: one concerned with “winning” and divorced from obligations to clients and the legal system. In this often light-‐hearted, one-‐hour presentation, we will review the root of the profession’s current challenges. We will explore how a dedication to “winning” corrupts our ability to serve appropriately. And, we will focus on how we can become a “Different Kind of Lawyer”: an aspirational vision of the practice of law that confirms the best in us and in the profession.
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Mass with Fr. Dave Link, ’58, ’61 JD
When/Where: 10 - 11 a.m., St. Thomas More Chapel
Law School Homecoming Tent Party
When/Where: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on DeBartolo Quad (east of the Law School)
The tailgate will include an open bar with local craft beer and wine and a delicious buffet!
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If you have any questions, please contact Tammye Raster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-631-6891.
Click here for a full album of images from the 2017 tailgate, including some from the photobooth!