In an important recent decision, U.S. v. Cannon (2014 WL 1633160), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit relied heavily upon the work of Notre Dame Law School Professor Jennifer Mason McAward in interpreting the scope of Congress’s power to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Section Two of the Thirteenth Amendment empowers Congress to enforce the prohibition on slavery and involuntary servitude by addressing the “badges and incidents of slavery.” The court used Professor Mason McAward’s article, Defining the Badges and Incidents of Slavery (published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law), to understand the scope of that constitutional provision.
The Business on the Frontlines course began in 2008, and in 2010 was named one of Forbes Magazine’s ten most innovative business classes. Each class is comprised of students from the Mendoza College of Business, NDLS, and the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies.
Brian Murray ’11 J.D. and Jessica Howton ’11 J.D were the first two Public Interest Fellows at Notre Dame. Since 2011, nine Notre Dame Law graduates have served as Shaffer Fellows. Their experiences have taken them around the country and into a variety of legal areas.
An international interdisciplinary law and finance workshop co-sponsored by NDLS and spearheaded by NDLS Professor Colleen Baker will bring together legal academics, financial economists, policymakers, and legal practitioners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago June 16-17.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday (June 2) released its Clean Power Plan, a long-awaited proposal that seeks to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030.
“These power plants account for about one-third of all such emissions within the U.S., and more importantly, they have historically escaped the brunt of regulation by the EPA, which generally focuses instead on newly constructed plants,” according to Bruce Huber, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame.
Richard A. Nussbaum II ’74, ’77 J.D. received the Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C., Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association at Reunion. The award is presented annually to a Notre Dame graduate who has rendered distinguished service to the University.
Kate E. Maternowski, ’12 J.D., was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2013 by Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. in Milwaukee.
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee appointed Judge Mary Yu to the Washington state Supreme Court.
Each year several third-year students on the NDLS Moot Court Board write briefs and conduct oral arguments in appointed cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Veronica Root will join NDLS as an associate professor of law, Dean Nell Jessup Newton announced today. Professor Root came to NDLS in 2012 with a two-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor from the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she practiced in the firm’s Litigation Department. She will assume her new tenure-track position at NDLS on July 1.
NDLS Professor A.J. Bellia Jr. has been honored by the Virginia Law Review for co-authoring (with George Washington University Law Professor Bradford R. Clark) one of the most influential articles published by the Virginia Law Review in the past 100 years.
The Hispanic Law Student Association presented this year’s Graciela Olivarez Award to Luz Herrera.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. was at Notre Dame Law School April 10 as the Judge James J. Clynes Visiting Chair.
Dean Nell Jessup Newton has announced that the Peter Lardy Memorial Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year has been awarded to 2L Christopher Stewart. Stewart’s name will now be added to the Lardy Fellowship plaque’s list of recipients, which includes 2013-2014 Fellow Armando Cordoves and extends back to the first recipient, John F. Ready, in 1976.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, with the generous support of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, gathered a distinguished panel of human rights lawyers, scholars, diplomats, and judges involved with the Inter-American Human Rights System. Convened in private, these closed-door meetings provided an opportunity for frank, honest discussion around challenges facing the System, and began an on-going conversation about its structural needs.
Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, delivered the keynote address for this year’s annual conference of the Leverhulme Trust on March 27 in Notre Dame Law School’s Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom.
Professor G. Robert Blakey delivered the keynote address at the 2014 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy symposium March 20.
The 2014 Notre Dame Black Law Students Association alumni weekend will open Friday, March 21, with a reception at the South Bend home of the Hon. Roland Chamblee Jr. and conclude on Sunday with a prayer service in memory of the Hon. Judge Willie Lipscomb, J.D. ’75.