“Amy Barrett has been a beloved teacher and outstanding scholar,” said Nell Jessup Newton, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of Notre Dame Law School. “I am confident she will be a wise, fair, and brilliant jurist as well.”
Erika Gustin, 2L, was nominated to receive the 2017 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on Notre Dame Law School’s Exoneration Project. The award recognizes the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono work.
PSJD is the public service jobs directory initiative of the National Association for Law Placement. There are over 180 member schools and each could nominate two students. Gustin was one of eight finalists.
Mark P. McKenna, professor of law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow, was honored Saturday as a member of Notre Dame’s 2017 All-Faculty Team. McKenna, who teaches and writes in the area of intellectual property, was recognized on the field during the Notre Dame-USC football game.
CCHR Summer Fellow Arianna Cook-Thajudeen shares her experience with the national Housing Law Project.
A.J. Bellia, the O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law at Notre Dame, has co-authored a path-breaking book on customary international law and the United States Constitution with Bradford R. Clark, the William Cranch Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution&, published by Oxford University Press (2017), is the latest work in their years-long research collaboration.
As the bell rings for the end of the passing period at John Adams High School, students in Michael Szucs’ second-period government class pass forward their homework assignments — a one-paragraph observation of The Sentencing Project.
Rachael Beattie, 3L, asked the class to visit the website last night and to jot down whatever struck them as interesting.
The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas will honor Notre Dame Law Professor Gerard V. Bradley with its Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend.
John Schoenig had always felt called to work in education.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame in 1998, he taught English for two years at Holy Rosary School in Shreveport, La., as part of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program. Following his time in the classroom, he spent several years working on ACE’s administrative team and then helped launch a national education policy organization.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday in support of Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Her nomination will move next to the full Senate for a final vote.
Kate O’Scannlain, ’99, ’05 J.D., will be the president’s nominee for solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago honored Patrick A. Salvi, ’78 J.D., this week with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the Church and the bar.
Notre Dame’s impact extends far and wide, including the Big Sky state.
In January of this year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana announced that it created a new position focusing solely on civil rights cases, both civil and criminal. Brendan McCarthy, ’00, ’04 J.D., was selected for that position.