When Compassion International announced this month that it was closing its charitable operations in India – where it provided 145,000 children with meals, medical care, and tuition payments – the Colorado-based organization joined a growing list of casualties in a troubling global trend.
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The U.S. Department of State Tuesday nominated Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel as the U.S. candidate to serve on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the hemispheric monitoring body of the Organization of American States.
No word in the English language could describe the energy that powered the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
So, Diane Nash made up a new word.
By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law
I am very sorry to report that Tom Singer, a superb trial lawyer, colleague, and instructor in Notre Dame’s trial advocacy program, died Saturday, March 4.
Tom was a South Bend attorney and proud of it. A 1952 graduate of South Bend Central High School, he began his career with the South Bend law firm of Crumpacker, May, Beamer, Levy & Searer. Later, he formed a partnership with Alexander Lysohir and finished his career serving as Of Counsel to the firm of Nickle & Piasecki of South Bend until he retired in 2012.…
A standing-room-only crowd packed into the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom recently at Notre Dame Law School for the 67th Annual Moot Court Showcase Argument.
Two teams of advocates argued a fictitious U.S. Supreme Court case that focused on two questions. The first question was whether a court, in determining the reasonableness of a use of force by an officer during an arrest, should consider only the fact and circumstances at the moment of the use of force or should also consider the relevant facts and circumstances leading up to the moment of the use of force. The second question was whether individuals, including those with no formal affiliation to the press, have a First Amendment right to record police officers acting in public.
Immigrating to the United States isn’t easy for anyone, but it can be particularly difficult for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, a Chicago-based attorney said last while speaking to a group at Notre Dame Law School.
Should corporations face criminal punishment? Experts disagree.
John Hasnas, professor of business at Georgetown University, argued against corporate criminal liability in a debate Wednesday with Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, who argued in favor of the practice.
The United States incarcerates more people – and a larger portion of its population – than any other country in the world, Alan Mills, executive director of the Uptown People’s Law Center in Chicago, pointed out to an audience Tuesday at Notre Dame Law School.
“We lock up a huge number of people – something that no other country has tried to do in the history of the world,” Mills said.…
Chris Stevens, B.A. ’74, was part of a coffee revolution as one of the original four team members who launched Keurig in 1998. The company, which Green Mountain Coffee Roasters fully acquired in 2006, changed the way people brew and enjoy a cup of joe.
Diane Nash — one of the icons of the 1960s civil rights movement — will speak March 7 at Notre Dame Law School to deliver the Inaugural Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, and Society.
Technology, especially in the digital age, can often be one step ahead of the law.
That’s something Mark P. McKenna knows well.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during their administrations, saying the costs of keeping the facility open outweighed the benefits, Paul Lewis, ’80, ’83 J.D., told students and faculty Wednesday at Notre Dame Law School. He said he hoped President Donald Trump would agree.
An NDLS Data Security Conference on Friday will focus on the legal and ethical issues in data security. The conference is cosponsored by the John J. Reilly Center and the Notre Dame Office of Digital Learning.
Four Notre Dame Law School students from the LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law recently won the Americas regional round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.
The team of Martins Birgelis (Latvia), Rachana Chhin (United States), Ruth Cormican (Ireland), and Jodi-Ann Quarrie (Jamaica) competed at Cardozo School of Law against several teams from across the Western Hemisphere on Jan. 25-29. They will move on to the final international round in April at Oxford University.…
The Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award up to three summer fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2017.
Students and alumni from coast to coast gathered to meet and learn more about local markets — and enjoy a great time!
Russell Lovell, ’66 B.B.A., professor emeritus of law at Drake University, will speak to Notre Dame Law students about how they can make a meaningful impact on society over the course of their legal careers. Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights will host the event at 4:00 p.m. Jan. 19, in 1130 Eck Hall of Law. Lovell’s talk will also focus on his work on civil rights legal issues.
Martins Birgelis stood as if to address the bench, squarely before the jury box in McCartan courtroom. “But you see,” he said, “in this position I can’t be seen by the camera. I have to stand forward a little bit.”
A group of Notre Dame Law students is headed to Vienna, Austria, next semester to participate in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Notre Dame Law School professor Douglass Cassel will join Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Saturday (December 10) in Oslo, Norway. Santos will receive his prize from the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway.
Jobs in state and local government can be fulfilling legal careers that provide both a competitive salary and a great work-life balance, speakers told students at a recent talk at Notre Dame Law School as part of Public Interest Month. They encouraged students to not overlook these opportunities even if they have not thought of them as options, or know much about them.
The Notre Dame Law Review hosted some of the leading scholars in intellectual property law for its 2016 symposium: Negotiating Intellectual Property’s Boundaries in an Evolving World. The symposium explored persistent and emerging issues relating to overlap in intellectual property law.
The club at Notre Dame Law School will focus on wrongful conviction education and awareness, while also creating opportunities for students to work on post-conviction, pro-bono cases with licensed attorneys, Gurulé said.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS recently approved a three-year grant for the Notre Dame Tax Clinic. The IRS awards matching grants through its Low Income Tax Clinic Program to qualifying organizations to develop, expand, or maintain low-income taxpayer clinics. The mission of the LITC program is to represent low-income taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS; educate clients about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers; and identify and advocate for issues that systemically impact low-income taxpayers.
Maureen Ohlhausen, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, recently spoke to Notre Dame Law School students about how the FTC protects consumers and maintains competition through the enforcement of antitrust and patent laws, and how these two legal fields interrelate.
The Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Board recently hosted its inaugural National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom.
“This event started as an idea last April and truly came to fruition this weekend,” said Matthew Ciulla, 3L, tournament director of the Notre Dame Moot Court Board. “Our tournament brought academics, law students, and attorneys from around the country together to discuss the Establishment Clause, while allowing students to hone their oral advocacy and brief-writing skills.”…
Anthony Kroese, 3L, has been on a mission to take student events and make them more fun, more efficient, more consequential. The Buffalo, New York, native is committed to improving his peers’ social and academic experience, he said, because he wants Notre Dame Law School to stand out from other top-tier law programs.…