This past weekend, the graduates of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2018 celebrated their achievements, reflected on friendships built and lessons learned, and gave thanks for their many blessings.
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The Law School’s 2018 commencement ceremony on Saturday was the last for two Notre Dame Law School professors who are retiring this summer.
When Ashley Bowman received her J.D. on Saturday from the Law School, she became one of the rare Triple Domers with three Notre Dame degrees.
Notre Dame Law Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett was featured as the keynote speaker Saturday during Holy Cross College’s 51st Commencement Exercises.
Stephen Yelderman has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. Yelderman joined the faculty in 2013 and has taught patent law, copyright, remedies, and introductory intellectual property.
Notre Dame Law Professor O. Carter Snead, the William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, has been elected as a Fellow of the Hastings Center, the world’s first and most prestigious bioethics research institute.
The American Bar Association selected a member of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2018 to receive one of its Leadership Recognition Awards.
Notre Dame Law School is proud to announce that Professor Mark McKenna has been appointed a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor.
McKenna joins Notre Dame Law Professors Barry Cushman and Nicole Stelle Garnett as John P. Murphy Foundation appointees. Professor McKenna teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and privacy law. He also teaches the first year torts course.
A digital media startup run by Notre Dame Law students won $40,000 in awards at the 2018 McCloskey New Venture Competition.
Impowerus – an online platform that connects juvenile immigrants with pro bono attorneys offering immigration services – took home three awards at the annual competition held during Notre Dame’s Idea Week.
Notre Dame Law School will be welcoming four new faculty for the 2018-2019 school year: Sadie Blanchard, Samuel Bray, Emily Bremer, and Christian Burset.
“It is time to add new professors to our community,” said Dean Nell Jessup Newton, “and we are excited to welcome these outstanding scholars and teachers.”
Arianna Cook-Thajudeen and William Tronsor, two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2018, are this year’s Bank of America Foundation Fellows.
Ka’sha Bernard and Robert Lee, two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2018, are this year’s Thomas L. Shaffer Fellows.
Notre Dame Law School’s Black Law Students Association honored Ndidi Massay, ’93 J.D., with the Alvin J. McKenna Alumnus of the Year Award on April 14 during BLSA’s 45th annual banquet at the Morris Inn.
Notre Dame Law School’s Hispanic Law Students Association recently honored Justice Jesse G. Reyes with the 2017-2018 Graciela Olivarez Award. The award is named for Graciela Olivarez, the first woman and first Latina graduate from Notre Dame Law School.
I am pleased to announce that Matthew Fitzgerald, 3L, was sworn in as Dean of Notre Dame Law School on April 27, 2018, and that he has agreed to serve in that important and august position until April 28, 2018.
For the second time in two weeks, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has cited work by Notre Dame Law Professor A.J. Bellia in an opinion.
Two Notre Dame Law professors – A.J. Bellia and Stephen Yelderman – were cited at the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
This month marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law, prohibiting discrimination against buyers and renters on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.
The Black Law Students Association hosted a panel discussion on Modern Social Justice on Friday, bringing together leaders from the judiciary, local police force, and higher education.
Notre Dame Law professor says the case pits the U.S. interest in rewarding patent owners for their inventions against the sovereignty of other nations.
Currently in residence at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Mary Ellen O’Connell says reprisal attacks are a serious breach of the United Nations charter.
In WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a question that hinges on, of all things, the high seas.
Michelle Smit, a third-year student at Notre Dame Law School, was recently honored as a winner of the 2018 Ladas Memorial Award from the International Trademark Association (INTA). The international competition annually recognizes two students and one professional for papers on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.
Notre Dame Law Professor Bruce Huber rapped “Anne Hamilton: The Musical.” Student musicians belted out country tunes. Admissions senior office assistant Sharon Bacon played the spoons to a double standing ovation and cheers loud enough to drown out Alabama’s “Mountain Music.”
The Notre Dame Law School Program on Church, State & Society has awarded three summer fellowships to first-year law students Lydia Woods, Sarah Karchunas, and Kyle Smith. Each will receive a $10,000 fellowship award to work for a religious institution in a legal capacity this summer.
A controversial bill to crack down on online sex trafficking was recently passed by Congress and sent to President Donald Trump’s desk, but anti-trafficking advocates and experts, including a University of Notre Dame Law School professor, say the bill won’t help the problem and will likely make things worse.
April is Fair Housing Month, and this year also brings the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act.
Erika Gustin, 2L, has been selected to receive the Peter A.R. Lardy Scholarship Award for the 2018-19 academic year at Notre Dame Law School.
Carrying on in the tradition of past Lardy Award recipients, Gustin has devoted her time and talent in law school to public service.
Walter Jean-Jacques, 1L, has been named a 2018 Haywood Burns Fellow by the National Lawyers Guild. The fellowship sponsors law students working in public interest internships across the country to help build their legal skills and strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice. Jean-Jacques is one of only five fellows selected this year.