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In Memoriam: Charles E. Rice


God. Country. Notre Dame.

Perhaps no man in recent memory has better embodied the motto inscribed over the door to the Sacred Heart Basilica than Professor Charles E. Rice. A devout Catholic, a Marine, a professor, and a coach, Professor Rice did it all, and always with an abounding sense of humor and purpose. It is therefore with a heavy heart that the Law School announces his passing on February 25, 2015.

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Sean Seymore, ’06 JD, Wins Vanderbilt Faculty Honor


NDLS grad Sean Seymore has been named a Chancellor Faculty Fellow by Vanderbilt University.

The appointment extends over two fiscal years and includes additional funding designed to support Professor Seymore’s innovative research into how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy.

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NDLS Offers Online Certificate in Patent Prosecution


The Certificate in Patent Prosecution is a 12-credit curriculum that prepares students to help inventors get patents. Certificate students learn the basics of patent law and the important skills that a patent agent will need to have: how to write a patent application, how to negotiate with the U.S. Patent Office on behalf of an inventor, how to determine whether an invention is patentable, and the ethical obligations of a patent agent.

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NDLS Hosts Andrea Pin as Visiting Professor of European Union Law

Andrea Pin

Andrea Pin (PhD, University of Turin, Italy) was a fall 2014 Notre Dame Kellogg Institute for International Studies visiting fellow. He is senior lecturer at the University of Padua, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative public law, and Islamic law.  His interests include constitutionalism in Middle East as well as on comparative perspectives on religious liberty, constitutional interpretation, and federalism. While at Notre Dame, he was also a visiting professor of European Union law at the Notre Dame Law School.

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Professor A.J. Bellia Joins Justice Scalia on Panel Addressing Role of History

Professor A.J. Bellia joined Justice Antonin Scalia on a panel discussing the role of history in the field of Federal Courts at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (“AALS”).

The panel, sponsored by the Federal Courts Section of the AALS, considered the extent to which courts should rely on history in deciding questions of federal judicial power.   

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Notre Dame Club of Chicago Attorney Network Happy Hour


Location: 216 N. Wabash


Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with our Attorney Network Happy Hour! Stop by on March 10th for some informal networking at Emerald Loop, 216 N. Wabash to see friends and meet new people.

The Attorney Network includes any attorney with a degree from Notre Dame (undergrad, grad or law school and current law students).

There is no cover charge so feel free to stop in for 10 minutes or stay the whole time.

Be sure to contact ND attorneys you know and invite them just in case they miss this announcement.

This event will include a cash bar and complimentary appetizers!

Register at

Note: Though this event is free, all guests are asked to register so we can provide an accurate headcount to the Emerald Loop.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kickoff Event of The Notre Dame Lawyers Committee of Northern California


Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP 405 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105

You are cordially invited to the Kickoff Event of
The Notre Dame Lawyers Committee of Northern California

Join us along with

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

• Meet fellow Notre Dame Lawyers
• Celebrate our shared Notre Dame experience
• Learn about the Northern California Lawyers Committee
• Hear from Dean Newton about Notre Dame Law School

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Sponsored by:
Walter Brown, ’85 JD – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
Please RSVP by March 2nd to

Inaugural Steering Committee
Walter Brown, ’85 JD
Paul Jones, ’90 JD
William Webb, ’88 BA, ’91 JD
Lauren Whalen, ’10 BA, ’13 JD
Raymond Tittmann, ’97 JD
Jennifer Yu, ’13 JD

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015