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Prof. Garnett on Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

Rick Garnett fall08 newsUniversity of Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett spoke with Tom Ashbrook of National Public Radio’s “On Point” about Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s pick to replace Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Read More

What distinguishes Germany's Basic Law from the United States Constitution?

kommers news Donald Kommers, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School in Indiana, USA, and the author of the leading English textbook on the constitutional law of the Federal Republic delivered a talk on the history of the past sixty years of the Basic Law before the American Academy in Berlin; in his lecture, he compared it with the American experience in a consistent and clear manner. According to Kommers Read More

Notre Dame Law School to award 214 degrees

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The Notre Dame Law School will award 199 J.D. degrees and 15 LL.M. degrees during its diploma ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (May 17) in the Joyce Center fieldhouse.

One J.D. degree will be awarded posthumously to Timothy Aher, who died in February 2008 while a second-year law student in Notre Dame’s London program. Read More

Prof. Snead Explains Impact of Neuroscience on Courts

carter snead news Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead recently spoke to an assembly of judges about the use of neuroimaging evidence in the courtroom in civil and criminal contexts. His talk was part of the Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience, held at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Read More

Prof. O’Connell on Harsh Interrogation Techniques

Mary Ellen Oconnell news Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame, spoke with the “National Catholic Register” for an article about the use of harsh interrogation techniques by the United States military. The full article appears in the May 17 edition of the publication. Read More