News & Events

NDLS Professor Garners Singular Honor

A.J. Bellia

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. Read More

Christopher Stewart Awarded Lardy Fellowship

Chris Stewart

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. Read More

Top Human Rights Lawyers, Scholars Meet at NDLS

International Am Human Rights System logo

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. Read More

Dan Kelly--Toward Economic Analysis of the Uniform Probate Code

kelly_news Professor Kelly has authored a new article, Toward Economic Analysis of the Uniform Probate Code. Insights from economics and the economic analysis of law may be useful in analyzing succession law, including intestacy and wills as well as nonprobate transfers such as trusts. After surveying prior works that have examined succession from a functional perspective, I explore the possibility of utilizing tools like (i) transaction costs, (ii) the ex ante/ex post distinction, and (iii) rules versus standards, to illuminate the design of the Uniform Probate Code. Specifically, I investigate how these tools, which legal scholars have employed widely in other contexts, may be relevant
in understanding events like the nonprobate revolution and issues like “dead hand” control; analyzing UPC provisions pertaining to the harmless error rule, reformation, and ademption by extinction; and evaluating law reforms such as proposals to abolish attestation or prevent the disinheritance of children. Read More

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Book Series: Talent Wants to Be Free by Professor Orly Lobel

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Location: Faculty Meeting Room

orly_lobel_april_17_2014_web Orly Lobel, the Don Weckstein Professor of Employment and Labor Law at the University of San Diego, will speak at NDLS on Thursday, April 17 about her new book, Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding. Open to all.

IPLS General Meeting and Elections

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Location: Room 3130

IPLS will be hosting a general meeting at which officers for 2014 – 2015 will be elected.

BLSA Meeting

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Location: Room 1315

Lisa Maria will be coming to speak with the organization. She is currently a partner at a firm in NY.

Building a New Afghan Legal System

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Location: Room 3140

Lt. Col. Maher will talk about his experiences as an Army JAG. He recently returned from Afghanistan where he helped train Afghan lawyers and judges. Sponsor : Military Students Law Association

JLEG End of Year Meeting

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Location: Room 1310

After doing a survey this was the best day for everyone in the journal to meet. It is our end of the year meeting, looking towards next year.

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Faculty Colloquium

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Location: Room 2130

Kasey Buckles (Notre Dame Department of Economics)

Cybersecurity and Human Rights

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Location: Room 3140

Professor Shackleford will address how business can promote cyber peace, specifically focusing on how businesses can promote human rights in the cybersecurity context. Sponsor : International Law Society…

WLF Elections

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Location: Room 1140

WLF Elections…

St. Thomas More Society Elections

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Location: Room 1315

STMS will hold annual elections for all officers for the 2014–15 academic year.

Thu Apr 24, 2014

CCHR: Human Trafficking

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Location: Room 3130

Alexandra Levy will discuss her current scholarship concerning the intersection of victimhood and criminality around human trafficking.

Tue Apr 29, 2014

Faculty Colloquium

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Location: Room 2130

John Nagle

Wed Apr 30, 2014

Faculty Meeting

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Location: Room 2130

TBA

Wed May 14, 2014

Does the World Need a Treaty on Business and Human Rights? Weighing the Pros and Cons

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Location: Notre Dame London Law Centre, One Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG

University of Notre Dame Law School and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre cordially invite you to their first annual London human rights speaker series event.

Currently the question of a binding instrument on business and human rights is the topic of intense international debate. A proposal at the UN for a Treaty has received the support of over 70 governments and over one hundred regional and international NGOs. At the same time, it has received a high degree of scepticism by many experts, developed country governments, and international business associations.

Join us to discuss this issue with a high-level panel of experts!

Main speakers:

Introduction of Topic: Professor Doug Cassel, Notre Dame Law School

Proponent: Professor Chip Pitts, Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School; Advisor to the UN Global Compact

Commentator: Professor Sheldon Leader, Essex University

Sceptic: Chris Esdaile, Leigh Day

Commentator: Dr. Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University

Reflections: Michael Addo, UN Working Group on business and human rights

There will be 30 minutes for questions & answers, and a post-event reception for all who wish to attend

Please RSVP to Sam Whannel: whannel@business-humanrights.org by 1 May 2014

Wed Jun 25, 2014

BEHAVIORAL LAW AND ECONOMICS—NEW DIRECTIONS (“BLEND”) I: Individual Differences in Judgment and Decision Behavior

Location: Notre Dame London Law Centre, One Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG

This summer at Notre Dame in London the Research Program on Law and Market Behavior will be convening the inaugural conference in a new BLEND series of events. These workshop format conferences on Behavioral Law and Economics—New Directions (“BLEND”). This first conference in the series will focus on Individual Differences in Judgment and Decision Behavior and their implications for legal policy. The BLEND endeavor truly is unique in its substance, format, and composition of participants, reflecting the special vision of LAMB. Read more about BLEND