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.
More than 200 new students – J.D., Transfer, LL.M., and J.S.D – will attend Notre Dame Law School‘s orientation program next week. The program will include a number of activities meant to introduce students to campus, their legal education, and the profession.
Johanna Fröhlich, LL.M. ’15, was pursuing her Ph.D. in comparative constitutional law at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary, where she also obtained her law degree, when she felt a yearning to learn more about the United States legal system. After exploring several LL.M programs in the United States, Fröhlich came to Notre Dame Law School in 2014 as one of the students in the school’s inaugural LL.M. class. Now, she’s a teacher herself.
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.
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.
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.
Bruce Huber, associate professor of law, has been appointed the Robert and Marion Short Scholar, a three-year rotating appointment for pre-tenure faculty members.
When Brian Murray, ’11 J.D., worked as a staff attorney in the employment unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, he saw first hand the long-term challenges low-income citizens face after having contact with the criminal justice system, and he wanted to do more to help.
The Chicago firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC recently achieved more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients they have represented. The law firm is one of a select group of plaintiff law firms in the country to have accomplished this milestone. Managing partner, Patrick A. Salvi, ’78 JD, is joined in the firm by his sons, Patrick A. Salvi, II, ’07 JD and Brian Salvi, ’09 BA, ’13 JD.
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.
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.
Notre Dame Law School students selected the students for executive board positions for NDLS student organizations and journals in the 2016-2017 school year. The new leaders are:
American Civil Liberties Union:
President, Shelby Dolezal
Vice President, Kelsie Nagele
Secretary, Rob L. Myers
Treasurer, Laura Myers
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.
Nicole Stelle Garnett, John P. Murphy Foundation professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, was recently awarded the Reinhold Niebuhr Award by the University of Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Law School honored graduating students today at the Morris Inn Ballroom during the second annual “Prize Day.” Students won awards for academic performance and service to the Notre Dame and greater community.