According to statistics from the American Bar Association, Notre Dame Law School alumni who graduated between 2012 and 2016 are more widely dispersed than their counterparts from any other U.S. law school.
As far back as fourth grade, Riley Koval, ’16 J.D., would write in the back of his notebooks at school, “I will attend the University of Notre Dame.”
Raised as a Fighting Irish fan, he made annual trips to Notre Dame with his family to see a football game, attend Mass, and visit the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.…
Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award up to four summer fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2018.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for NDLS students to learn about religious-institutions practice and explore the many ways lawyers work at the intersection of church, state, and society,” said Richard W. Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor and Director of the Program.…
It was 1987 when John McCabe returned to Alumni Hall, across Main Circle from the Law School.
McCabe, ’86, ’89 J.D., had lived in Alumni as an undergraduate, but was too busy in those days as a member of the Fighting Irish football team to spend much time enjoying dorm life. When he returned as an assistant rector during law school, he had another opportunity to experience the residential life that makes Notre Dame unique.
After his first year as a law student, Michael Hagerty, ’13 J.D., spent his summer hiking the desert trails of the U.S.-Mexico border.
As a research assistant for Paolo Carozza, a Notre Dame Law professor and director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Hagerty was trying to better understand the challenges of migrants and the governmental and societal responses to undocumented migration.
Bray was one of four experts invited to testify Thursday in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. The hearing was on the role and impact of nationwide injunctions by district courts.
From left to right: Judge Debra Livingston, Judge Brett Kavanagh, Judge David Barron, Notre Dame Law Professor A.J. Bellia, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, George Washington University Law School Professor Brad Clark, Judge Sri Srinivasen, and Harvard Law Dean John Manning at a recent symposium at Georgetown University Law Center. (Photo courtesy of Georgetown University Law Center)…
The Wall Street Journal published a feature article about Green Bridge Growers in the newspaper’s Monday edition.
Notre Dame Law Professor Jay Tidmarsh’s wife, Jan Pilarski, and their son, Chris Tidmarsh, started Green Bridge Growers to employ people with autism while supplying fresh produce and flowers to South Bend-area businesses.…
The Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Board recently hosted its Second Annual National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom.
Ten moot court teams from across the country participated in the competition that was organized by NDLS students and was co-sponsored by the Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society…
I am very sorry to report that Robert F. Biolchini, a trustee and generous benefactor of the Law School, passed away November 8 in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Bob was a 1962 Notre Dame graduate and earned his law degree from George Washington University. He was a partner with the Tulsa, Okla., law firm of Stuart, Biolchini & Turner and served as a temporary appeals judge for the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Until his retirement in 2015 he was the president and chief executive officer of PennWell Corp., a privately owned Tulsa-based media company founded in 1910 that publishes 75 international weekly and monthly business-to-business magazines and conducts more than 60 business-to-business conferences and exhibitions on six continents. He was also a director of American Business Media, the chief executive officer of Valley National Bank, Lake Bancshares, and Ameritrust. He was a captain in the U.S. Army.
Jennifer Klute Hall, ’99 J.D., has navigated the politics of Washington, D.C., drafted major legislation that won congressional approval, and now serves as general counsel at a national trade association for the trucking industry.
And when she looks back at her accomplishments, she sees a few of the lessons she learned at Notre Dame Law School as keys to her success.
Martha Jones, scholar on American legal history, tied more than two centuries of debate over the 14th Amendment and citizen rights for former slaves to today’s political debate surrounding undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers at her talk Monday at Notre Dame Law School.
Jones, who was recently appointed the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, spoke as part of the Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, & Society series. Her presentation, “Birthright Citizens: Winners and Losers in the Long History of the 14th Amendment,” focused on the topic of her forthcoming book.
By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law
I am very sorry to announce that Professor Regis Campfield, founder of the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, passed away on Oct. 27, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. He was 75 years old.
Regis served on our faculty from 1970 – 1977 before moving to SMU…
Boehmig is the co-founder and chief executive of Ironclad, a Silicon Valley startup that’s aiming to change the way lawyers create and manage contracts.
Paul J. Schierl, Notre Dame Law alum, friend, and benefactor, died on Oct. 23 at the age of 82.
Martha Jones, an expert on the history of the 14th Amendment and how black Americans constructed their rights through legal proceedings, will deliver the second Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, & Society at Notre Dame Law School.
Jones, the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, will present on the topic of her forthcoming book, “Birthright Citizens: Winners and Losers in the Long History of the 14th Amendment,” at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in 1130 Eck Hall of Law.
“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.