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Norm Matteoni, ’63 J.D., describes Lakota Sioux’s legal struggle in Black Hills

Author: Kevin Allen

Normmatteoniweb 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.…

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Dean Newton's fall 2017 welcome letter to students

Author: Dean Nell Jessup Newton

Dear students,

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

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From boxing to earning a dual degree, SBA President Athena Aherrera does it all

Author: Denise Wager

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.

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Notre Dame Law 3L Kelly Anderson spends summer with Coast Guard JAG

Author: Amanda Gray

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.

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Corey Hemmerich, 2L: mother, law student, and extreme commuter

Author: Kevin Allen

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.

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