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Mark McKenna named a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor

Author: Amanda Gray

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.

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Student-run startup wins $40,000 at McCloskey Competition

Author: Kevin Allen

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.

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Four new professors to join ND Law School next fall

Author: Charles Williams

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.”

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Michelle Smit, 3L, wins Ladas Award from International Trademark Association


Author: Kevin Allen

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.

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ND Law student wins prestigious National Lawyers Guild fellowship

Author: Denise Wager

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.

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