Notre Dame Law School Professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified today (June 23) before the Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing — part of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Gurulé offered recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s counter-terrorist financing efforts, including sanctions on foreign companies that assist ISIS.
This time of year there are often a lot of questions about what incoming students should be doing over the summer and how to best prepare for the beginning of the school year. In addition to completing all of the items on the to-do list we sent you back in May (in case you forgot, check out our last blog post…
Notre Dame Law School students selected the students for executive board positions for NDLS student organizations and journals in the 2016-2017 school year. The new leaders are:
American Civil Liberties Union:
President, Shelby Dolezal
Vice President, Kelsie Nagele
Secretary, Rob L. Myers
Treasurer, Laura Myers
The Indiana Supreme Court recently appointed Notre Dame Law School Clinical Professor Judith Fox to the Coalition for Court Access. According to Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, the 17-member coalition will develop and implement a statewide plan to improve the availability and quality of access to civil legal services for low-income Indiana residents.
Nicole Stelle Garnett, John P. Murphy Foundation professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, was recently awarded the Reinhold Niebuhr Award by the University of Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Law School honored graduating students today at the Morris Inn Ballroom during the second annual “Prize Day.” Students won awards for academic performance and service to the Notre Dame and greater community.
For all updates concerning this weekend’s Notre Dame Law School and University of Notre Dame Commencement ceremonies, please refer to the Notre Dame Law School Commencement web page. The page includes all information on times and locations for all commencement events, parking and security information, and other important details. We will be posting any updates or changes to the page. You can also find Commencement information on Facebook (Notre Dame Law School) and Twitter (@NDLaw) with #NDLS2016.…
You’ve confirmed your enrollment. What’s next?
We are so excited that you have chosen to confirm your enrollment and will join the Class of 2019 at Notre Dame Law School. I am sure you are beginning to focus on securing housing and are checking off other items on your pre-law school to-do list. While we will be in touch with you throughout the summer, here are a few important items to take care before you arrive for orientation in August:…
Notre Dame Law Students have selected Amy Coney Barrett, Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Chair in Law, for the 2016 Law School Distinguished Teaching Award. Barrett will address the graduates at Notre Dame Law School’s 2016 Commencement ceremony Saturday.
Randy Kozel has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. Kozel joined the law school faculty in 2011 and teaches and researches in the fields of constitutional law, federal courts, and contract law, with a particular focus on the role of precedent in legal decision-making.
The Notre Dame Law Association recently recognized Saint Mary’s College President Carol Mooney, ’77 J.D., with The Rev. Michael D. McCafferty Award. Dean Nell Newton and NDLA board member, Philip Faccenda, presented the award at a dinner following the NDLA spring meeting.
A group of Notre Dame law students put their lawyering skills to practice last week in the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship’s 16th Annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition. Master of Science in Patent Law student Brittany Butler partnered with Rebecca Shute, ’16 ESTEEM, Kevin Schneider, ’16 M.S.A., Michael Schneider ’16 M.S.A. and Charissa Quinlan, ’18 Ph.D., formed the winning team — Cetrus Therapeutics — and together took home the grand prize of $25,000.…
Notre Dame Law School in conjunction with the University of Leeds School of Law, University of Sussex School of Law and U.K. Arts & Humanities Research Council will host a one-day symposium, Emerging Challenges in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The event, which is the fourth in a series of talks on the subject, will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Notre Dame’s Main Building.…
Notre Dame’s Women’s Legal Forum and Public Interest Law Forum recently awarded 10 rising 2L and 3L students with summer scholarships to support their work in public interest law.
“We’re proud to be able to offer summer scholarships to well-deserving candidates,” said Kaitlin Abrams, 2015-16 president of WLF…
Twenty years since the birth of South Africa’s democracy, graduates of Notre Dame’s LL.M program in International Human Rights Law with the Center for Civil and Human Rights returned to Notre Dame to discuss their efforts to maintain and improve the country’s developing constitutionalism.
Originally from Ford Heights, Ill. Lavarr Barnett earned his bachelor of arts in business and commerce from Holy Cross College in 2014.
I asked Barnett to reflect on his experiences at NDLS.
Why did you chose NDLS?
“I chose NDLS for a variety of reasons, the most important being that I would get a great legal education without having to relocate my family from South Bend. Having gone to undergraduate school here in South Bend —and throughout my travels —I could tell how far reaching Notre Dame’s influence was. Having the ability to access such a committed and effective alumni base was very attractive to me.”…
The Notre Dame Law Association will present Saint Mary’s College President Carol Ann Mooney, ’77 J.D., with the Fr. Michael McCafferty Award at 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, at a reception and dinner in the Eck Commons.
Originally from Mesa, Az., Bratton earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona in 2013. As an ambassador for the Admissions Office, Bratton will be present at many Admitted Student Weekend events this weekend and will sit on the student panel Saturday morning.…
By Vincent Versagli, Director of Career Development
We recently posted our Employment data for the Class of 2015, and employment rates for NDLS graduates remain strong. Over 81 percent of our 2015 graduates secured long-term, full-time employment requiring bar passage or for which a JD is considered an advantage. The positions they obtained spanned a wide variety of fields: 58 percent in law firms, 16 percent in government, 14 percent in judicial clerkships, 5 percent in business and industry, 5 percent in public interest, and 1 percent in education.…
Professor Emeritus of Law Conrad Lawler Kellenberg died on April 8, 2016. He was 88. Kellenberg’s memorial service will be held on Monday, April 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Chapel at Holy Cross College.
Dean Nell Jessup Newton announced that 2L Carlos Cisneros Vilchis will receive the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will host a lecture, Religious Freedom at Home and Abroad: Finding a Better Way, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Notre Dame Hesburgh Center Auditorium.
The lecture will be presented by John Witte, Jr., Robert W. Woodruff professor of law, McDonald distinguished professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. Witte will speak on religious freedom at home and abroad.…
Four Notre Dame Law School students recently won an international law and religion moot court competition in Venice, Italy.
Mbuyiseli Madlanga, LL.M. ’90, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will teach and participate in several events in April as the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Visiting Chair. Madlanga, will teach a course on the ethics of litigation within the judicial process and co-teach a course on comparative constitutional law. He will also participate in a lecture series organized in conjunction with the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Notre Dame law students, faculty, and staff joined the family of Karabo Moleah last week to mark the life of the third-year law student who died suddenly on April 1 in Fairmount, Pennsylvania.
Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs, ’66 B.A., recently sat down with a group of environmental law students at Notre Dame to discuss growing tensions between preserving Colorado’s natural resources — land and water — and municipal growth.
Director of Admissions
As I’m sure you are well aware, it’s almost time to make your final decision regarding where you will spend the next three years! I hope that the weeks since receiving your initial admit packet have been exciting as you do further research into each of your top choices for law school. I also know that deadlines can create a bit of stress. As such, I hope that you find it easy to let us know your enrollment intention.…
When the Notre Dame Law School Alumni Relations Office wanted to put a greater focus on connecting alumni with current students, Claudia Tran, 2L, stepped up to make it happen.