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Prosecution Opportunities Provide Fulfilling Careers with Pathway to Repay Student Loans

Law students interested in getting into the courtroom and trying cases right out of law school should consider becoming a prosecutor, speakers told students recently.

An entry-level prosecutor usually will start out handling misdemeanor cases, then will move on to more serious cases in areas such as traffic, juvenile, or narcotics court, said Andrew Varga, ’87 J.D., assistant state’s attorney and Consumer Fraud Unit supervisor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.…

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Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, ’67, to Speak to NLDS Students

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Notre Dame Law students and faculty are anticipating the upcoming visit of Alan Page, B.A. ’67, former justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Page is a former Notre Dame All-American football player and NFL Hall of Fame member.

“Justice Page is a titanic figure who has reached the pinnacle of multiple professions in a way that few Americans have,” said Juwan Hubbard, 2L and president of the Black Law Students Association. “He is a complex legal thinker with varied experiences who broadened the intellectual scope of a prominent court in this country. We are delighted to welcome Justice Page to our great university and law school, and eager to hear from a man that so many of us revere.”…

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Lawyers Can Make a Difference For Young Immigrants

A growing number of accompanied minor children entering the United States need lawyers to help them navigate the immigration court system. Lisa Koop, associate director for legal services for the National Immigrant Justice Center, recently visited Notre Dame Law School and spoke with students to discuss the area of practice. Koop is also an adjunct professor of law at NDLS

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Notre Dame Law School’s Economic Justice Clinic Saves A Home from Foreclosure

When Scott Miller, a single father of three kids and small business owner, was at risk of losing his home to foreclosure, Notre Dame Law School’s Economic Justice Clinic helped to make sure that didn’t happen.

“Some people can save their homes by themselves, but not very many,” said Judith Fox, clinical professor of law and director of the clinic. “You really need some sort of housing counselor — and they are in short supply — and for the complicated issues, you need a lawyer.”…

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In Memoriam: Judge Thomas William (“Tom”) O’Toole

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By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law

I am very sorry to announce that one of our most cherished alumni, Judge Tom O’Toole, passed away on October 13, 2016.

A member of the NDLS Advisory Council since 2011, Tom and his wife Elaine generously endowed the O’Toole Professorship of Constitutional Law, a chair now held by Professor A.J. Bellia. Tom’s generosity went beyond financial support to include the kind of advice and wise counsel that are so important to the functioning of a great law school.…

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Fellows Talk to Students about their Public Interest Paths

The choice to start a career in public interest law is personal. The clients of public interest lawyers are usually average people confronted with life’s daily problems, and the issues they deal with reflect broad areas of public concern.

To help expose students to the wide variety of public interest careers — and why they matter —Notre Dame Law School has kicked off Public Interest Month.…

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Essential Networking – You can Do It!

Eighty percent of jobs are landed through networking, ABC News reports. Notre Dame Law School’s Career Development Office can’t stress enough to first-year law students just how important the skill is — and 2L and 3L students described this week just how to do it.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Judge Peter Bogaard - A Different Kind of Judge


Location: 1310 Biolchini

Judge Bogaard, a Double Domer, will share how being a “different kind of lawyer” has shaped his career. This is not only an event for those interested in juvenile justice or family law but a fabulous chance to hear awesome stories from the bench.

Sponsor: CDO and LVCY

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Dress for Interview Success


Location: 1310 Biolchini

The first impression you make on a potential employer can play a large part in whether you have a favorable interview. Like it or not, the interviewer will make a judgment based on how you present yourself, including your attire, which can be difficult to overcome if it is not positive. How you present yourself gives potential employers clues about your attention to detail, judgment and professionalism.…

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Fall Ball 2016


Location: 120 South Saint Joseph Street, Century Center

Doors open at 9pm, with music lasting until 1am. Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the night. Several cash bars will be placed throughout the venue, accepting both cash and credit. Additional information regarding ticket sales and song requests will be distributed in the coming weeks.…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Legislation


Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

William H. Goodman, Goodman & Hurwitiz, P.C., Detroit, will discuss civil rights litigation with regard to cases of alleged police misconduct. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and The Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Women in Law: A Panel Discussion


Location: 3140 Eck Hall of Law

WLF will host a panel of female attorneys working in different spheres. A female Professor, Notre Dame General Counsel Marianne Corr, as well as a practicing attorney from a law firm will discuss their experience as women in the legal field.

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