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ND Law’s Erika Gustin named finalist for national pro bono award

Author: Denise Wager

Erika Gustin, 2L, was nominated to receive the 2017 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on Notre Dame Law School’s Exoneration Project. The award recognizes the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono work. 

PSJD is the public service jobs directory initiative of the National Association for Law Placement. There are over 180 member schools and each could nominate two students. Gustin was one of eight finalists.

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Conference to consider Professor A.J. Bellia’s path-breaking book on international law and the Constitution

Author: Denise Wager

A.J. Bellia, the O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law at Notre Dame, has co-authored a path-breaking book on customary international law and the United States Constitution with Bradford R. Clark, the William Cranch Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution&, published by Oxford University Press (2017), is the latest work in their years-long research collaboration.

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Street Law brings Notre Dame students to local high schools

Author: Amanda Gray

As the bell rings for the end of the passing period at John Adams High School, students in Michael Szucs’ second-period government class pass forward their homework assignments — a one-paragraph observation of The Sentencing Project.

Rachael Beattie, 3L, asked the class to visit the website last night and to jot down whatever struck them as interesting.

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Teaching ‘awoke a passion’ in John Schoenig, ’98, ’00 M.Ed., ’10 J.D.

Author: Denise Wager

John Schoenig had always felt called to work in education.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame in 1998, he taught English for two years at Holy Rosary School in Shreveport, La., as part of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program. Following his time in the classroom, he spent several years working on ACE’s administrative team and then helped launch a national education policy organization.

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Brendan McCarthy, ’00, ’04 J.D., tapped for civil rights job in Montana

Author: Kevin Allen

Notre Dame’s impact extends far and wide, including the Big Sky state.

In January of this year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana announced that it created a new position focusing solely on civil rights cases, both civil and criminal. Brendan McCarthy, ’00, ’04 J.D., was selected for that position.

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3L Veronica Canton serves as president of Hispanic National Bar Association’s student group

Author: Amanda Gray

The Law Students Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association has new leadership with ties to Notre Dame Law School.

Notre Dame Law 3L Veronica Canton was sworn in as national president of the organization’s law student division in early September, and she now leads the group that has given her and other Hispanic law students many resources, she said.

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London Director Michael Addo explains why law students should study abroad

Author: Kevin Allen

Eight students who spent all or part of the 2016-17 academic year in London helped Addo make his point. Several called their time in London their “best semester of law school” while talking about interning with members of Parliament, soaking up London’s culture, and traveling to The Hague and other European landmarks.

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