The Associated Press reports that, for the first time ever, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is being used to prosecute a human trafficking case. Notre Dame Professor of Law G. Robert Blakey helped write the RICO Act.
On Tuesday, August 11, Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead joined a panel of experts to discuss President Obama’s proposed health care plan. Video clips of the show can be found on YouTube….
At the recently concluded American Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting, University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law O. Carter Snead explained how neuroimaging has entered the civil and criminal courtroom.
The August 3-10 issue of “America” magazine features a cover story contribution by Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame…
Notre Dame Law School alumna and Jenner & Block partner Lorelie S. Masters ’81 has been appointed a member of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the American Bar Association for a one-year term.
Professor Cassel’s commentary examines the purported constitutional justifications for the recent ousting of President Manuel Zelaya by the Honduran Congress and military.
M. Cathleen Kaveny, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, addressed the question “Why does the American Catholic leadership seem to be focused on abortion, while the Vatican appears willing to view that issue as merely one among many on which to judge a political leader?”
Have we taken the concept of constitutional patriotism too far? Some constitutional scholars are adding to the festivities surrounding the anniversary of the German Republic the thesis that the success of the Basic Law during the past 60 years has in itself imperiled German democracy.
Patricia Bellia, professor of law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow in the Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed chair of the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics and its NCAA faculty athletics representative, by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president.
Twelve full-time and adjunct faculty members at Notre Dame Law School are among the nearly 1,200 professors of law across the country who signed a letter supporting the speedy confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Greenwire, an energy and environmental policy news service, reviewed the Supreme Court’s recent environmental decisions, and turned to Notre Dame Professor of Law John Nagle for comment.
According to Prof. Richard Garnett, among the Supreme Court’s most important decisions of its 2008-09 Term was its decision not to decide – at least, not yet – the case of “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,” also known as the “Hillary: The Movie” case.
University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Barbara Fick is in Washington, D.C. this week for a labor forum titled “The Role of the Labor Sector in Promoting U.S. Foreign Assistance Goals.”
In an age when courts pay scant heed to most academic legal writing, a cutting edge decision by the prestigious federal district court for the Southern District of New York relies on Notre Dame Professor of Law Doug Cassel’s article, Corporate Aiding and Abetting of Human Rights Violations: Confusion in the Courts, 6 NW. U. J. INT’L HUM. RTS. 304 (2008).
Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame, delivers a paper in Spain this week titled “The Legal Limits on Drone Attacks in Pakistan”. Her talk at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law is part of a two-day workshop called “Shooting to Kill: The Law Governing in the Use of Lethal Force in Context.”
Notre Dame Professor of Law Vincent Rougeau will speak at The Lumen Christi Institute Law and Culture Forum-sponsored presentation titled “Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order” on Thursday, June 25. He will deliver a keynote address the following day at the annual Faith, Justice, and Civic Learning Conference, held this year at DePaul University in Chicago.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Cathleen Kaveny, a columnist for “Commonweal” magazine, wrote of her support for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the June 19 issue of the publication.
Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame, will serve as a panelist for a workshop sponsored by the Atlantic Council of the United States and the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House).
Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett spoke at The Lumen Christi Institute Law and Culture Forum’s panel discussion titled “The Moral and Legal Case for School Choice.” Joining Garnett on the panel in Chicago were the Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., a political science professor at Notre Dame, and Marquette University education specialist Dr. Howard Fuller.
Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer was elected to sit on the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law’s (NCPL) Board of Advisors. The NCPL, established 20 years ago, is one of the most prestigious research centers on philanthropy in the nation. The Board of Advisors includes both leading academics and non-academic leaders in the field.