Robert M. Greene, J.D. ’69, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, has received the New York State Bar Association’s 2011 Root-Stimson Award.
In July the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the latest federal court to cite an influential law review article on corporate responsibility for human rights published by Professor Douglass Cassel, Director of the Notre Dame Law School Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Households Headed by Single Dads Surge as Public and Courts Rethink Traditional Roles
Compared to 20 years ago, courts are much more likely now to award custody to a dad who is involved in his child’s life, law professor Margaret Brinig of the University of Notre Dame tells the news agency.
Quadruple Domer Marty Loesch, J.D. ’91 and LL.M. ’92, has been promoted from General Counsel to Chief of Staff for Washington Governor Chris Gregoire.
Single-Dad Courtroom Wins Show Greater Embrace of New Families
“If the dad is really interested in getting custody and wants to have a relationship with his kids, he is far more successful than he was 20 years ago,” said Margaret Brinig, a family law professor at the University of Notre Dame.
The Indiana Conference on Legal Education Opportunities (ICLEO) is designed to assist Indiana minority, low-income or educationally disadvantaged college graduates in pursuing a law degree. ICLEO fellows, who will all be starting law school in the fall at one of Indiana’s four law schools, attended classes for six weeks during the summer to prepare them for the rigors of law school.
Recently international law professor Mary Ellen O’Connell of Notre Dame University said that the new reliance on drones could prompt an already militaristic superpower to fight even more wars of choice.
A joint project between the Law School’s legal aid clinic and the College of Arts and Letters’ Center for Children and Families will examine the effectiveness of mediation in child custody disputes—specifically the success of educational programs required by the courts and whether the type of mediation makes a difference.
Its scope is limited to U.S. activity where Americans are affected, as in the Noriega case, which means that prosecutors would have limited options for using RICO to pursue News Corp, said G. Robert Blakey, a University of Notre Dame law school professor who drafted the act, which became law in 1970.
Cordell Carter, J.D. ’07, has joined the Business Roundtable as Director of Public Policy leading the association’s Education, Innovation and Workforce initiative.
Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and the British Human Rights Lawyers Association are co-sponsoring a seminar from 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. July 20 at the University of Notre Dame London Center, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG.
In its July 2011 ruling in Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit cites a law review article by Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, arguing that corporations involved in human rights violations overseas can be sued for money damages under the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”).
FUF: Criticism of Obama over Drone Attacks
Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame University, discusses major human rights organizations’ criticism of the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes.…
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey presented the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award to Thomas R. Curtin at its annual dinner June 21. The award is given to an outstanding lawyer whose contributions to the law are recognized by the Association as deserving of special and unique recognition as befits the name of Justice Brennan, in whose name the award is given.
Professor Richard Garnett was interviewed for NPR’s Morning Edition with Nina Totenberg June 28 regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a California law restricting the sale of violent video games.