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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
  • 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.
    Click here to register for CLE 
  • 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!
    Click here to register for tailgate

If you have any questions, please contact Tammye Raster at traster@nd.edu or 574-631-6891.

Click here for a full album of images from the 2017 tailgate, including some from the photobooth!