The Olympics have concluded to acclaim for China’s global leadership role, celebration of China winning the most gold medals, and new reports that China has extended its global lead in greenhouse gas emissions. The numbers supporting this news suggests that China should be prepared to address its pollution problems just as zealously as it prepared for the Olympics.
Notre Dame Law School Professor Jimmy Gurulé will deliver a talk to the National Strategy Forum (NSF) in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, the 7th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States.
Notre Dame Law School Professor O. Carter Snead will join professors from Yale, Stanford, and Harvard for the Sept. 25-26 Neuroscience, Law and Government Symposium at the University of Akron School of Law. Participants will address the impact of neuroscience discoveries on the law and in government.
This summer, Notre Dame Law Professor Carter Snead participated in the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI) in Strasbourg, France. The committee held discussions regarding:
Notre Dame Law School Professor G. Robert Blakey, author of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), advised a Russian court that Moscow Arbitration Court does have jurisdiction in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit filed by the Russian Customs Service against the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
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Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell—an international law specialist who has written specifically on the enforcement of World Court judgments—says it is vital that the United States comply with the July 16, 2008 International Court of Justice (also World Court) order to stay the execution of five Mexican nationals on death row in Texas.
On April 26, 1998, Bishop Juan Gerardi of Guatemala was found dead in his garage, bludgeoned to death by a chunk of concrete. Mario Domingo—a 2008 graduate of the LL.M. program in international and human rights law at Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights—prosecuted the case. Since then, Novelist Francisco Goldman has published an acclaimed book on the trial titled “The Art of Political Murder.” The book, the author, and the actors involved are the subject of a story in the July 7 edition of “The Nation.”
The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) has joined the Notre Dame Haiti Program to launch a joint project on health and human rights in Haiti. The yearlong project is headed by Haitian lawyer Jean-Marc Brissau, a graduate of the CCHR’s LL.M. program in international human rights law.
“…Petitioners suggest that the litigation here simply represents an effort by the aggregators and the payphone operators to circumvent Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23’s class-action requirements. But we do not understand how “circumvention” of Rule 23 could constitute a basis for denying standing here.
“The Second Amendment is one of the better known, but more mysterious, provisions of our Constitution,” Professor Richard Garnett observed. “Until today, the Supreme Court had not squarely examined its meaning in nearly 70 years.”
Notre Dame Law Professor Jimmy Gurulé, an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law—specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering—led a class on terrorist financing for a group of senior-level Los Angeles police officers earlier this month. Gurulé was invited to speak by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, which just established the Center for Policing Terrorism (CPT) to educate and assist state and local law enforcement.
The Catholic Press Association (CPA) of the United States and Canada awarded Notre Dame Law Professor Robert Rodes, Jr., first place in the category “Best Essay, Scholarly Magazines” for his essay titled “On Marriage and Metaphysics.” The piece was published in the Winter 2007 issue of National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.
Nicole Tlachac, a 2008 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, received the 2008 Arthur A. May Award from the law firm of May Oberfell Lorber.
Named for the firm’s longtime partner and a 1947 Notre Dame Law School graduate, the May award is presented each year to an outstanding member of the law school’s competing trial practice team, the Notre Dame Barristers.…
Joseph W. Thomas, the head of technical services at the Kresge Law Library, was honored with the Rev. Paul J. Foik, C.S.C., excellence award at the annual Notre Dame President’s Dinner held on campus in May.
On May 16, 2008, Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, a current affairs program produced by Canadian broadcaster TVO, to debate the international concept The Responsibility to Protect (R2P).
You have heard several wonderful messages today: Be noble in this profession, lead integrated lives, pursue justice. I am not going to repeat them. Surely they resonate deeply with you. You have received one of the most rigorous legal educations offered in this nation by any standard, especially by a standard that deeply values relationships between law, faith, and reason.