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Conference to consider Professor A.J. Bellia’s path-breaking book on international law and the Constitution

Author: Denise Wager

A.J. Bellia, the O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law at Notre Dame, has co-authored a path-breaking book on customary international law and the United States Constitution with Bradford R. Clark, the William Cranch Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution&, published by Oxford University Press (2017), is the latest work in their years-long research collaboration.

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Street Law brings Notre Dame students to local high schools

Author: Amanda Gray

As the bell rings for the end of the passing period at John Adams High School, students in Michael Szucs’ second-period government class pass forward their homework assignments — a one-paragraph observation of The Sentencing Project.

Rachael Beattie, 3L, asked the class to visit the website last night and to jot down whatever struck them as interesting.

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Teaching ‘awoke a passion’ in John Schoenig, ’98, ’00 M.Ed., ’10 J.D.

Author: Denise Wager

John Schoenig had always felt called to work in education.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame in 1998, he taught English for two years at Holy Rosary School in Shreveport, La., as part of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program. Following his time in the classroom, he spent several years working on ACE’s administrative team and then helped launch a national education policy organization.

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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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