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Law Professor Nicole Garnett Receives Social Justice Award

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Nicole Stelle Garnett, John P. Murphy Foundation professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, was recently awarded the Reinhold Niebuhr Award by the University of Notre Dame.

“I’m deeply honored to receive the Reinhold Niebuhr award, especially because it recognizes the connection, which I aspire to achieve, between my scholarship and my commitment to making the world a better place, especially for the disadvantaged,” said Garnett.…

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Law Students Honored at Prize Day Ceremony

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Notre Dame Law School honored graduating students today at the Morris Inn Ballroom during the second annual “Prize Day.” Students won awards for academic performance and service to the Notre Dame and greater community.

“We’re extremely proud of our graduates and especially this group of leaders,” said Dean Nell Jessup Newton. “These students have excelled in the classrooms, clinics, courtroom, and community and I know they will continue to excel in their future careers.”…

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Commencement for Notre Dame Law School Now in Joyce North

For all updates concerning this weekend’s Notre Dame Law School and University of Notre Dame Commencement ceremonies, please refer to the Notre Dame Law School Commencement web page. The page includes all information on times and locations for all commencement events, parking and security information, and other important details. We will be posting any updates or changes to the page. You can also find Commencement information on Facebook (Notre Dame Law School) and Twitter (@NDLaw) with #NDLS2016.…

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Professor Amy Coney Barrett to Deliver Notre Dame Law School Commencement Address

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Notre Dame Law Students have selected Amy Coney Barrett, Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Chair in Law, for the 2016 Law School Distinguished Teaching Award. Barrett will address the graduates at Notre Dame Law School’s 2016 Commencement ceremony Saturday.

“I’m incredibly honored to be recognized,” said Barrett, who also won the award in 2006. “I’ve had the privilege of teaching the majority of the graduating class. While I’m sad to see them go, I’m excited to see the great things they will accomplish as Notre Dame Lawyers.”…

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Professor Randy Kozel Earns Tenure


Randy Kozel has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. Kozel joined the law school faculty in 2011 and teaches and researches in the fields of constitutional law, federal courts, and contract law, with a particular focus on the role of precedent in legal decision-making.…

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Law Students Thrive in Business Plan Competition

A group of Notre Dame law students put their lawyering skills to practice last week in the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship’s 16th Annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition. Master of Science in Patent Law student Brittany Butler partnered with Rebecca Shute, ’16 ESTEEM, Kevin Schneider, ’16 M.S.A., Michael Schneider ’16 M.S.A. and Charissa Quinlan, ’18 Ph.D., formed the winning team — Cetrus Therapeutics — and together took home the grand prize of $25,000.…

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Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Challenges Focus of Symposium

Notre Dame Law School in conjunction with the University of Leeds School of Law, University of Sussex School of Law and U.K. Arts & Humanities Research Council will host a one-day symposium, Emerging Challenges in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The event, which is the fourth in a series of talks on the subject, will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Notre Dame’s Main Building.…

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Public Interest Students Awarded Summer Scholarships

Notre Dame’s Women’s Legal Forum and Public Interest Law Forum recently awarded 10 rising 2L and 3L students with summer scholarships to support their work in public interest law.

“We’re proud to be able to offer summer scholarships to well-deserving candidates,” said Kaitlin Abrams, 2015-16 president of WLF

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Notre Dame LL.M. Grads Lead in South Africa

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Twenty years since the birth of South Africa’s democracy, graduates of Notre Dame’s LL.M program in International Human Rights Law with the Center for Civil and Human Rights returned to Notre Dame to discuss their efforts to maintain and improve the country’s developing constitutionalism.…

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