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Judge Amul Thapar to Speak at NDLS for Constitution Day

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar will speak at Notre Dame Law School on Sept. 16, in celebration of Constitution Day.

Sponsored by the NDLS Program on Constitutional Structure and the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies, Judge Thapar’s lecture is entitled, “Can Judges Speak? The First Amendment and the Courts.” During his visit, he will hold the James J. Clynes, Jr. Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process.…

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Three Law School Alumni Admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers

Three Notre Dame Law School alumni were recently named fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the top legal associations in America. Maureen Reidy Witt, ’80 J.D., Judy D. Snyder, ’73 J.D., and Monty B. Bottom, ’82 J.D., will join the membership — which also includes 30 previously inducted Notre Dame Law School graduates.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to speak with Notre Dame Law Students

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will hold a conversation with Notre Dame law students Tuesday, September 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom. She will talk with students about a variety of issues in the conversation moderated by Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law and director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.…

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Notre Dame Lawyers Gather in Chicago

More than 200 Notre Dame Lawyers welcomed Jack Swarbrick, Jr., ’76, vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics at Notre Dame, to Chicago Aug. 11. The group included alumni as well as current and admitted students. Swarbrick offered an inside look on collegiate athletics.

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Professor McKenna Files Amicus Brief in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

Mark P. McKenna, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development at Notre Dame Law School, recently filed a friend-of-the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, a case concerning the copyrightability of the design of cheerleading uniforms. The Court will hear arguments in the case this fall.

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Marah Stith McLeod Joins NDLS Faculty

Marah Stith McLeod has joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty as an associate professor. Her research explores legal and ethical problems in criminal law and criminal procedure. Her work seeks to promote better-informed and reasoned decisions as well as the appropriate and effective distribution of power among decision makers in the criminal justice system.

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Gurulé Testifies Before House Committee on Bill to Allow 9/11 Victims’ Families to Sue Saudi Arabia

University of Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified Thursday (July 14) before the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee at a hearing on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow the surviving family members of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for aiding and abetting the 15 Saudi hijackers that perpetrated the terror plot.

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Notre Dame Lawyers Gather in NYC

More than 200 ND alumni, students, and guests gathered for the 6th Annual Notre Dame Lawyers of New York City Reception at the Union League Club. The guests included more than 20 current NDLS students and several admitted students. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, ’84 J.D., spoke to guests.

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Ministers of Justice

What Mbuyiseli Madlanga ’90LL.M. most remembers about growing up under apartheid in South Africa wasn’t so much the daily indignities of a system based on racial subjugation. His childhood in the black homeland of Transkei was too segregated for much contact with white people.

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Gurulé testifies before Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

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.

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Professor Judith L. Fox Appointed to Coalition for Court Access

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.

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Commencement for Notre Dame Law School Now in Joyce North

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.…

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Professor Randy Kozel Earns Tenure

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.

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Law Students Thrive in Business Plan Competition

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.…

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Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Challenges Focus of Symposium

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.…

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Public Interest Students Awarded Summer Scholarships

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

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