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Alpha Fall, LL.M., ‘02, Founder of the Institute For Human Rights and Development in Africa

Alpha Fall

Alpha Fall, LL.M., ‘02, died April 21, 2011 in Brussels. Mr. Fall was a gentle soul, a generous friend, and a true giant in the protection of human rights in Africa. He founded the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) – a first of its kind regional human rights organization focusing on advocacy before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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Director of Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Notre Dame Law School invites applications for the position of Director of its new Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. The position will begin for the 2011-2012 academic year.

When it is fully implemented, the Clinic will provide students opportunities to work as lawyers to meet the intellectual property and entrepreneurship-related needs of the Clinic’s clients. The Clinic will have a transactional focus and particularly will assist clients with, among other matters, entity formation, licensing and/or freedom to operate agreements, trademark counseling and prosecution, and patent preparation and prosecution. Specific client matters will be determined by the Clinic Director, although decisions about the overall direction of the Clinic’s work will be made in consultation with the Dean and other law school faculty members.…

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Jenuwine receives 2011 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Community-Based Research Award

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Michael Jenuwine, a faculty member in the Notre Dame Law School, has received the 2011 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D. Faculty Community-Based Research Award for research into Indiana’s guardianship laws. The award, given annually by Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, honors a Notre Dame faculty member whose research has positively impacted the lives of those in the local community.

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Law Students Tour the Mercantile Exchange

Colleen Baker news

Professor Colleen Baker led students who are interested in business law on a tour of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on April 8. The group also visited the nearby headquarters of the National Futures Association and stopped for lunch at the historic Berghoff restaurant in the Loop.

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Professor Garnett Authors Amicus Brief

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Professor and associate dean Richard W. Garnett was counsel of record for amicus curiae the American Center for School Choice in the Supreme Court’s recently decided taxpayer standing and Establishment Clause case,_ Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn_.

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Judge Willie G. Lipscomb, '75 J.D., Honored at the 38th Annual BLSA Alumni Weekend

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The Honorable Willie G. Lipscomb, J.D. ‘75, of Michigan’s 36th District Court, has been named the Alvin McKenna Alumnus of the Year by the Notre Dame Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Judge Lipscomb will receive the award at the 38th Annual BLSA Alumni Weekend celebration dinner, which will be held at the Notre Dame Stadium Press Box on Saturday, April 9 at 6:00 pm.

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John M. Dunn, ’93 J.D., joins American Board of Trial Advocates

John Dunn '93 news

John M. Dunn has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates after a vote by the current San Joaquin Valley Chapter members and approval by the national organization. The Modesto, Calif., attorney is a partner with the law firm McCormick Barstow. He was the only person to be invited into the San Joaquin Valley Chapter in 2010, and he becomes the 74th member in the Valley.

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The 2011 Natural Law Lecture

Oliver O'Donovan news

Oliver O’Donovan, professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh, will be at Notre Dame Law School April 11 to deliver the 2011 Natural Law Lecture.

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Professor Vincent Rougeau accepts new appointment

Vince Rougeau news

Notre Dame Law School faculty, staff, and students have been congratulating Professor Vincent Rougeau this week on being appointed the next dean of Boston College Law School. The highly regarded professor of contracts, real estate transactions, and Catholic social thought will be assuming his new post this summer.

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Exciting Chapter in The London Program

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For more than 40 years, the Notre Dame Law School has offered second-year law students in good standing an opportunity to study in London. Now beginning in 2011-2011, 2L students may choose between a one-semester or full-year option and 3L students will be able to enroll in the London Program in the fall semester. The Notre Dame London Law Center, centrally located in Trafalgar Square, also offers a five week summer program from late May to early August prior to the 2L school year.…

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Specialist on values to lead BC law school

Vince Rougeau news

Boston Globe
Notre Dame law professor Vincent Rougeau, a specialist on the role of moral and religious values in lawmaking and public policy, will be the next dean of Boston College Law School and its first African-American leader, the university announced yesterday.

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