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Two NDLS Grads Join the Federal Bench

December saw two Notre Dame Law School grads confirmed to the federal bench. Double Domer Jack Blakey, ’88 B.A., ’92 J.D., was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the...

Prof. Doug Kmiec donates book

p(image-right). !/assets/150789/100x/dwight_kmiec_book.jpg(dwight_kmiec_book)! Prof. Kmiec donated a copy of his book, "Lift Up Your Hearts" to the Kresge Law Library. Doug Kmiec was a member of the NDLS faculty from 1980-99....

NDLA Honors Judge Kenneth Ripple with Fr. Michael McCafferty, C.S.C. Award

p(image-right). !/assets/150098/75x/ripple_mccafferty_award_2014.jpeg(ripple_mccafferty_award_2014)! On Friday, November 14, 2014, the NDLA presented the Fr. Michael McCafferty Award to the Honorable Kenneth Ripple for his thirty-seven years of distinguished service to the University...

ND Experts: Courts should resist 'overcriminalization'

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/148479/200x/garnett_smith_300.jpg(Richard Garnett, left, and Stephen Smith)! University of Notre Dame law professors "Stephen Smith":http://law.nd.edu/directory/stephen-smith/ and "Richard Garnett":http://law.nd.edu/directory/richard-garnett/ are encouraged that Supreme Court justices seem to endorse arguments they have...

A.J. Bellia Named First O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law

p(image-right). !/assets/146666/100x/otoole_professorship_group_lobby_tom_elaine_and_aj.jpg(otoole_professorship_group_lobby_tom_elaine_and_aj)! The University of Notre Dame has appointed NDLS Professor A.J. Bellia to serve as the inaugural O'Toole Professor of Constitutional Law. This Endowed Chair is funded by a...

Notre Dame Honors Professor Tidmarsh

p(image-right). "!/assets/145610/100x/tidmarshfootballprogramad.jpg(tidmarshfootballprogramad)!":/assets/145611/tidmarsh_football_program_ad.pdf The University honored NDLS Professor Jay Tidmarsh as a 2014 Featured Faculty during the third quarter of the North Carolina football game October 11. He was recognized during...

In memoriam: James F. Smith, ’89 J.D.

Brigadier General James Smith passed away on September 29, 2014 from cancer complications at the age of 54. Jim was married to Jennifer O’Leary Smith, ’89 J.D. Upon his retirement...

Notre Dame Law in D.C. Set for Spring Launch

p(image-right). !/assets/109923/laybold.jpg(laybold)! Janet Laybold Assistant Dean for Graduate and Strategic Initiatives The Law School is launching a Notre Dame Law in D.C. externship program for Spring 2015 and Spring 2016,...

Loan Repayment Program Disburses $1 Million

Notre Dame Law School’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) has now disbursed $1 million to NDLS graduates, according to Dean Nell Jessup Newton.

NDLS and CCHR welcome Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor

Notre Dame Law School and the Center for Civil and Human Rights are pleased to welcome Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, who will...

Law School Welcomes Dean for a Day Timothy L. Dondanville

p(image-right). !/assets/140891/100x/web.jpg(web)! Dean Nell Jessup Newton is pleased to announce that Timothy L. Dondanville will become Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School on September 9, 2014, and...

Welcome Back (August 25, 2014)

Dear students, On behalf of all faculty and staff: Welcome back to NDLS! As we start a new academic year, here is an update on new people, programs, and activities...

ND Expert: Illegal ransom payments principal source of ISIS funding

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/139432/100x/jimmy_gurule_300.jpg(Jimmy Gurulé)! Islamic State (ISIS) militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria this week reportedly had demanded $132.5 million in ransom for his release. Collecting ransom payments...

Female Powerbroker Q & A with Beth Schneider Naylor, ’86 J.D.

p(image-right). !/assets/137332/75x/beth_schneider_naylor.jpg(beth_schneider_naylor)! Naylor, a senior partner in Frost Brown Todd LLC’s product liability practice group and former president of the Notre Dame Law Alumni Board, offers insight into the challenges...

NDLS Grad Leads South Africa’s Premier Law School

p(image-right). !/assets/136616/100x/vinodh_2.jpg(vinodh_2)! Vinodh Jaichand '88 LL.M.,'96 J.S.D. began to study law because the South African thought it could be a tool for dismantling the system of apartheid. But after he...