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NDLS LL.M. Students Win Regional Moot Court Competition and Advance to International Finals

Four Notre Dame Law School students from the LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law recently won the Americas regional round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.

The team of Martins Birgelis (Latvia), Rachana Chhin (United States), Ruth Cormican (Ireland), and Jodi-Ann Quarrie (Jamaica) competed at Cardozo School of Law against several teams from across the Western Hemisphere on Jan. 25-29. They will move on to the final international round in April at Oxford University.…

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40 Years of Civil Rights Advocacy: Russell Lovell, ’66 B.B.A, to speak with NDLS Students

Russell Lovell, ’66 B.B.A., professor emeritus of law at Drake University, will speak to Notre Dame Law students about how they can make a meaningful impact on society over the course of their legal careers. Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights will host the event at 4:00 p.m. Jan. 19, in 1130 Eck Hall of Law. Lovell’s talk will also focus on his work on civil rights legal issues.

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State and Local Government Jobs Provide Rewarding Legal Careers

Jobs in state and local government can be fulfilling legal careers that provide both a competitive salary and a great work-life balance, speakers told students at a recent talk at Notre Dame Law School as part of Public Interest Month. They encouraged students to not overlook these opportunities even if they have not thought of them as options, or know much about them.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Essentials of Student Loan Repayment


Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Are you wondering about student loan repayment options and which one may be the best financial fit for you? Have you heard about loan forgiveness programs but aren’t sure how to qualify for one of these programs? Do you have other questions about student loan repayment but aren’t sure who to ask? You are encouraged to attend this presentation on student loan repayment, including representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committee. While this is primarily geared toward 3Ls, any law student who has borrowed a student loan is welcome to attend.…

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Health Law Society Speaker


Location: 1315 Biolchini

Lunch Talk with Jim Farrington. Farrington will be reflecting on his fascinating healthcare career path and using his past experience to discuss his prediction the impact the United State’s new industry isolationist strategy will have on the international pharma climate.

Chipoltle will be served.

Sponsor: Health Law Society…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

What Does Trump's Election Mean? Free Speech, the Media, and Political Correctness in the Age of Trump with Ross Douthat and William Galston


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist, and William Galston, Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, will participate in a discussion, "What Does Trump's Election Mean? Free Speech, the Media, and Political Correctness in the Age of Trump," on March 23.  The discussion will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center auditorium.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Steve Smith Book Roundtable Discussion

Location: Room 3331 Biolchini Hall of Law

The Program on Church, State, & Society will hold a book roundtable discussion on Steve Smith’s research and manuscript, “Pagans and Christians in the City,” on March 24. Smith is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law.

In addition to Smith, participants will include:…

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JICL Symposium


Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

From Courts of Sport to Courts of Justice: The Impact of International Sports on Individuals, Society, and the World

8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Michael Mercurio, Editor-in-Chief, J.D. ‘17
  • Jim Schwabe, Symposium Chair, J.D. ‘17
  • Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law & JICL Faculty Adviser, Notre Dame Law School

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

IP Rights in Orphaned and Rare Diseases


Location: 3140 Eck Hall of Law

John Crowley, CEO of Amicus Pharmaceuticals and Notre Dame Law School Alumnus, will be speaking about the IP rights important to the field of orphaned and rare diseases.

Sponsors: Intellectual Property Law Society and Health Law Society…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bar Exam Applications - What 1Ls Need to Know


Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law

It’s never too early to know what is involved in a bar exam application. Some jurisdictions offer generous discounts for early registration (hello, Ohio!). New York just increased its experiential course requirement for admission from 6 to 15 credits. That’s a huge increase! You need to start planning your courses with this information in mind. Come hear what you need to know about preparing for the bar exam application. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

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