Kate Rochat, a 3L at Notre Dame Law School, spent part of her summer “off the beaten path” while learning Korean in an intensive language program through the U.S. Department of State.
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Considering your questioning of my colleague Amy Coney Barrett during the judicial confirmation hearing of September 6, I write to express my confidence in her competence and character, and deep concern at your line of questioning.
Norm Matteoni, ’63 J.D., presents “The Black Hills Are Not for Sale” on Sept. 7 in Biolchini Hall of Law. // Photo by Alicia Sachau, Notre Dame Law School.
For hundreds of years, the Black Hills – an isolated mountain range that rises amid the prairies of South Dakota – have been the spiritual home of the Lakota Sioux. And since the 1860s, the tribe’s members have been fighting the U.S. government over control of the land.…
Welcome back 2Ls and 3Ls, and special welcome to the 1L class. Here is a brief overview of the new people, programs, and opportunities you will be encountering this year.
First, your fellow students and faculty have been working hard to line up some outstanding speakers this year, and more will be coming on line as the year progresses. First, on September 29 the Career Development Office will be bringing you Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers…
The president of Cameroon has released Felix Agbor Nkongho almost eight months after the Notre Dame Law School graduate was imprisoned for his work on human rights issues in the central African nation.
When Athena Aherrera immigrated to the United States from the Philippines seven years ago, she had to adjust to a new country and culture.
She embraced the challenge, adapted quickly, and has been running full speed ever since – something she attributes to the support of her family, friends, school, and wider community.
Not every legal internship comes with the opportunity to see a helicopter up close and personal, but that’s what Kelly Anderson saw this summer in Washington, D.C.
Anderson, 3L, found herself touring a Coast Guard Sector, a Coast Guard Air Station, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Capitol, and DEA Headquarters at Quantico during her summer internship with the U.S. Coast Guard Office of the Judge Advocate General, known as CGJAG.
Two Notre Dame Law School students immersed themselves in Chinese intellectual property law this summer while working at AnJie Law Firm in Beijing.
Ever since she was in grade school, Cristal Brisco knew she wanted to be a lawyer.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes its new class of international human rights lawyers for the 2017-18 academic year.
The Kresge Law Library at Notre Dame Law School has a new director.
Thomas Mills, who will serve as a librarian and director of the Kresge Law Library, comes to Notre Dame by way of Cornell University, where he was director for Collections & Faculty Services and a lecturer in law.
Click through for a Storify presentation of photos from the 2017 orientation.
The Hon. Nora Barry Fischer, a U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, shared her wisdom and experiences Wednesday evening with Notre Dame Law School’s incoming class.
Roger P. Alford, a professor of law and associate dean for international and graduate programs at Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed to a position at the U.S. Department of Justice where he will promote the enforcement of antitrust laws around the world.
Five professors from law schools around the nation will be joining the Notre Dame faculty this year as visiting professors.
Professor Paul B. Miller will join Notre Dame Law School as tenured faculty as of the fall term.
Miller is a private law theorist whose work focuses on philosophical questions in equity, fiduciary law, trust law, and corporate law.
John N. Gallo, an adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School and a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, has been appointed executive director of LAF, which is the Chicago area’s largest legal aid organization.
When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the University of Notre Dame in September 2016, one of the many points she touched upon was how she balanced being a mother at the same time she was in law school.
Ginsburg told the audience in Purcell Pavilion that caring for her young daughter, Jane, gave her “a sense of proportion” as a law student.
Klaassen is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Wyoming, where he has served since 2009.
In the American legal system, it’s a generally accepted view that judges should not disrupt the decisions of their predecessors unless they have a compelling reason to do so. The principle is known by the Latin phrase stare decisis – “to stand by things decided.” The goal is to preserve the law’s core without permanently entrenching every judicial mistake.
The key question is: When should judges break from precedent? After all, even Supreme Court justices disagree about the role of precedent in particular cases.
David Pruitt is the new program director for the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center.
Pruitt brings almost two decades of experience as a practicing attorney to the position. Most recently, he was a partner in the litigation department at Barnes & Thornburg in South Bend. He concentrated on commercial and intellectual property litigation and represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.
An Illinois man who asserted his innocence for more than two decades while serving a life sentence for a murder conviction was able to walk out of prison this spring.
And a Notre Dame Law School alumnus was among the lawyers who helped the man win his release.
Nell Jessup Newton, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of Notre Dame Law School, is pleased to announce a new endowment established by Kerry Durr Roscoe to honor the memory of her late father, Gerard C. Durr.
Rasheed Gilmer and Carlos Cisneros Vilchis, two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017, are this year’s Bank of America Foundation Fellows.
The fellowship covers the cost of salary and benefits for two Notre Dame Law graduates to work for two years at a municipal agency or private nonprofit organization. The fellows’ work must advance social justice by providing legal services to low-income or other underrepresented populations. The opportunity allows fellows to create dream jobs by selecting the organizations where they want to work and designing projects to complete while at those organizations.
Lauren Rafter and Kathleen Wood – two members of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017 – have been named this year’s Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows.
The Shaffer Fellowship is a highly competitive program funded entirely by donors. It pays the fellows’ salaries and benefits to work for two years in a public-interest legal position at any organization of their choosing.
Notre Dame Law School honored graduating students from the Class of 2017 this past weekend during Commencement activities.
Three women from the Class of 2017 earned the Law School’s most-prestigious awards, which were announced during the Law School’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday at the Joyce Center.…
Alyssa Phillips, a member of Notre Dame Law School’s Class of 2017, pursued a law degree with her sights set on a career providing legal aid to low-income people.
As the recipient of a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship, she is well on her way to achieving that goal.
Jay Tidmarsh, a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been named the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Professor of Law.
“It’s humbling, and I’m deeply grateful to the University and for Judge Clynes’ generous gift,” said Tidmarsh, who joined the Law School faculty in 1989. “To hold a chair named in his honor means a great deal to me.”…
Notre Dame Law School prides itself on educating a different kind of lawyer, and 2L Ron Ruangtragool took a different path to law school.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and international development studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, Ruangtragool went to Thailand to be a Buddhist monk.
Bruce Huber has been granted tenure as a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School.
“This is a moment I’ve been looking forward to for 12 years – since I started down the road toward becoming a legal academic. I started a Ph.D. program in Berkeley specifically with this end in mind,” Huber said.