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Professor David Dalin to Speak at NDLS on 100th Anniversary of the Appointment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brandeis’s

David Dalin, a Professor Emeritus of History and Politics at Ave Maria University, will speak to Notre Dame Law students and guests in a talk titled: “On the Hundredth Anniversary of the First Jewish Justice: Louis Brandeis and the Jewish Seat on the Supreme Court.” The event will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, in 1140 Eck Hall of Law.

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Out of the Office: A Supreme Speaker

Parade magazine reported in its September 9th issue that 10 percent of college grads polled thought Judge Judy was on the U.S. Supreme Court. Notion denied; the TV reality show star and former Manhattan family court judge has not reached that sterling height.

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Experts to Discuss International Terrorism Threat after 9/11 Attacks

On Thursday, Sept. 22, Notre Dame Law School, in conjunction with the Keough School of Global Affairs, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Notre Dame International Security Center, is hosting a conference titled: “Fifteen Years After the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: Reassessing the Nature of the Threat of International Terrorism and the Domestic and Global Response.”

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

Alan Page, B.A. ’67, former justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Fighting Irish All-American and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, will speak to Notre Dame Law Students at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 27, in the McCartan Courtroom. A reception will follow the discussion in the Commons. Page was the first African-American to hold a major state office in Minnesota and focused on examining racial bias in the Minnesota justice system.

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Judge Amul Thapar to Speak at NDLS for Constitution Day

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar will speak at Notre Dame Law School on Sept. 16, in celebration of Constitution Day.

Sponsored by the NDLS Program on Constitutional Structure and the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies, Judge Thapar’s lecture is entitled, “Can Judges Speak? The First Amendment and the Courts.” During his visit, he will hold the James J. Clynes, Jr. Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process.…

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Three Law School Alumni Admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers

Three Notre Dame Law School alumni were recently named fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the top legal associations in America. Maureen Reidy Witt, ’80 J.D., Judy D. Snyder, ’73 J.D., and Monty B. Bottom, ’82 J.D., will join the membership — which also includes 30 previously inducted Notre Dame Law School graduates.

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Notre Dame Lawyers Gather in Chicago

More than 200 Notre Dame Lawyers welcomed Jack Swarbrick, Jr., ’76, vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics at Notre Dame, to Chicago Aug. 11. The group included alumni as well as current and admitted students. Swarbrick offered an inside look on collegiate athletics.

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Professor McKenna Files Amicus Brief in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

Mark P. McKenna, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development at Notre Dame Law School, recently filed a friend-of-the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, a case concerning the copyrightability of the design of cheerleading uniforms. The Court will hear arguments in the case this fall.

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Events

Friday, September 23, 2016

Deconstructing Legal Analysis with Professor Peter Wendel

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

Please join PAD and BLSA for an event with Pepperdine Law Professor Peter Wendel, author of Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer, as he returns to deliver his annual lecture on abstract legal thinking. The lecture will be tailored to suggest adjustments that students can make to their class-preparation, outlining, exam-preparation, and exam-writing techniques to improve their law school performance.…

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Eugene Lee, Sports Agent Talk

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Location: 3130 Eck Hall of Law

Eugene Lee is the president of MBK Sports Management Group, LLC, an emerging player in the NFL player representation industry. He will discuss his experience being hired to direct an ESPN Films documentary (“The Dotted Line”) about the inside world of sports agents. In an arena known for its greed, scandals and ruthlessness, Eugene has been able to maintain a high level of integrity by drawing strength from his faith and his proven track record of success in the industry.…

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Mike Warbel on Capital Punishment Cases

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Location: 3130 Eck Hall of Law

Mike Warbel is trial attorney at the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Capital Punishment Section. He will give a brief overview of the way federal capital cases are prosecuted and then hold a Q & A session for students.

Sponsor: Professor Gurule…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Notre Dame Lawyers of San Diego Networking Breakfast Panel

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Location: Cooley LLP, 4401 Eastgate Mall

The Notre Dame San Diego Lawyers
September Networking Breakfast Panel
Kurt Kjelland: Qualcomm
George Ng: Sorrento Therapeutics
Kurt Oreshack: Human Longevity

ND In The House: What it’s like to be in-house counsel

Tuesday, September 27th
7:30 – 8:45 AM
(Please Arrive by 7:15 for networking)
Cooley 4401 Eastgate Mall

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Does Obamacare Really Create Death Panels?

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

the Federalist Society will host a discussion on end-of-life healthcare rationing. Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Institute will debate Professor Michael Nader on a panel moderated by Professor Dan Kelly.

Sponsor: Federal Society…

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" Borderless Wars: Civil Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty" with Toni Chayes

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Toni Chayes, Professor of International Politics and Law at Tufts University, will discuss her recent book “Borderless Wars: Civil Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty.”

Sponsors: CCHR, the Keough School of Global Affairs, and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Red Mass

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Location: St. Joseph Parish, 226 N Hill St, South Bend, IN 46617

Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the Notre Dame Law School, the Department of Political Science, and the Interdisciplinary Program in Constitutional Studies request the honor of your presence at the celebration of a Red Mass for civil government officials, lawyers, law school faculty, staff and students and political science faculty, staff and students.…

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Public Interest Month Kick-Off

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Location: Eck Hall of Law

Public Interest Month Kick-Off Talk and Reception: Create Your Own Job Through the Shaffer and Bank of America Foundation Fellowships

5:45 – 7:45 p.m. McCartan Courtroom
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Eck Commons

Shaffer Fellows, Audra Passinault and Jessica Binzoni, and Bank of America Foundation Fellows, Jason Sethen and Rachael Winkler, will speak about how they created their own public interest job opportunities through the Shaffer and BOAF

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Suing the Government is a Growth Industry

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Suing the Government Is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law.

Sometimes law students are told they have two options: a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty. This isn’t true. On October 4, Bob McNamara, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ. Matt Davis, a 3L who spent his last summer working at IJ will talk as well. The Institute for Justice, the nation’s leading libertarian public-interest law firm, offers the best of both worlds: cutting-edge constitutional litigation on issues that actually matter to real people, combined with competitive pay. Sound interesting? Learn what steps you can take now to put yourself on a path to litigating the kind of cases you read about in the newspaper and your casebooks.…

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The Myth of Cyber War

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Location: 3130 Eck Hall of Law

The esteemed Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell will give a talk on the cyber-kinetic needs of the United States in the ongoing efforts to remain on the forefront of the international arena.

This lecture will serve as a precursor for a Cyber-Security series that Professor O’Connell will be presenting at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.…

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Integrating Public Interest Into Private Practice

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Two partners in private practice, who have integrated pro bono work into their careers and Sara Gilloon, a non-profit attorney at Family Defense Center, who transitioned there by integrating pro bono work into her big law career, will speak about how to integrate public interest work into a private practice career.…

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