Four new professors to join ND Law School next fall

Author: Charles Williams

New Faculty

Notre Dame Law School will be welcoming four new faculty for the 2018-2019 school year: Sadie Blanchard, Samuel Bray, Emily Bremer, and Christian Burset.

“It is time to add new professors to our community,” said Dean Nell Jessup Newton, “and we are excited to welcome these outstanding scholars and teachers.”

Samuel Bray is a lateral hire from UCLA School of Law. Professor Bray will teach courses including civil procedure and remedies. He is one of the nation’s leading scholars of remedies, and his recent work on national injunctions was published in the Harvard Law Review. Professor Bray is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, he clerked for then-Judge Michael W. McConnell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Before joining the faculty at UCLA, he practiced law at Mayer Brown LLP and was an associate-in-law at Columbia Law School and executive director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. In 2016-2017 he was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas-Austin. He taught at Notre Dame Law School during the 2017-2018 school year as a visiting professor and is now joining Notre Dame full time.

Emily Bremer to Notre Dame from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Professor Bremer will teach in areas including civil procedure, administrative law, and business associations. Her scholarship focuses on administrative law and procedure and examines how private ordering and public law intersect. Professor Bremer is a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) and a Council Member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. A graduate of New York University School of Law, Professor Bremer clerked for the Hon. Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has served as an attorney advisor and research chief for ACUS and as an associate in the telecommunications and appellate litigation group of Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. 

Sadie Blanchard earned her J.D. at Yale and is currently a Fellow in Private Law at Yale Law School. Her research examines how legal institutions interact with social forces to shape behavior, especially in markets. Her work, which often focuses on international commercial disputes, seeks to better understand how people use and respond to the law in order to improve the design of legal systems. She will be teaching contracts and courses in international business law.

Christian Burset is a legal historian with a J.D. and a pending Ph.D. in history from Yale. A former clerk for the Hon. José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, he is a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. His research involves the development of English and American legal institutions, including the role of legal institutions in economic development, the history of arbitration, and the role of specialized courts in the Anglo-American legal tradition. He will teach courses in areas including civil procedure and the common law.