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Notre Dame Law School to award 214 degrees

Author: Susan Good

Eck Law School

The Notre Dame Law School will award 199 J.D. degrees and 15 LL.M. degrees during its diploma ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (May 17) in the Joyce Center fieldhouse.

One J.D. degree will be awarded posthumously to Timothy Aher, who died in February 2008 while a second-year law student in Notre Dame’s London program.

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Prof. Snead Explains Impact of Neuroscience on Courts

Author: Susan Good

carter snead news

Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead recently spoke to an assembly of judges about the use of neuroimaging evidence in the courtroom in civil and criminal contexts. His talk was part of the Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience, held at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

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Prof. O’Connell on Harsh Interrogation Techniques

Author: Susan Good

Mary Ellen Oconnell news

Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame, spoke with the “National Catholic Register” for an article about the use of harsh interrogation techniques by the United States military. The full article appears in the May 17 edition of the publication.

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Prof. Kommers Concludes German Fellowship with Major Lecture

Author: Susan Good

kommers news

Notre Dame Professor of Law Donald P. Kommers will deliver the George H. W. Bush and Axel Springer Lecture at the American Academy in Berlin on “Change and Continuity in German Constitutionalism: 1949-2008” on Wednesday, May 6. Kommers holds the George H.W. Bush and Axel Springer residential fellowship in the Academy.

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NDLS Alum Produces Series for BET

Author: Susan Good

Max Siegel-news

Max Siegel, B.A. ’86, J.D. ’92, chair of Baker & Daniels’ sports and entertainment practice, has partnered with NASCAR Media’s Jay Abraham to produce a series called “Changing Lanes.”

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NDLA Board Holds Spring Meeting

Author: Susan Good

scales new chapel news

The Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors holds its spring 2009 meeting on Friday, April 24. The board consists of 22 members from all over the United States.

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ND Law Alum Fights Corruption as Juarez Mayor

Author: Susan Good

Reyes Ferriz news

Jose Reyes Ferriz graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1988, and is currently mayor of Juarez, Mexico, a city embroiled in violence perpetrated largely by Mexican drug cartels. A recent ABC News “Nightline” report described Ferriz as “an honest man. He’s also a man with a price on his head, who drug traffickers would love to see dead.”

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Prof. Garnett to Speak at Princeton, Catholic U.

Author: Susan Good

Rick Garnett fall08 news

Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett will spend the next two weekends at Princeton University and The Catholic University of America participating in programs about religion and the law and religion and legal education.

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Newton named dean of Notre Dame Law School

Author: Susan Good

Nell Newton news

Nell Jessup Newton, most recently chancellor and dean of the Hastings College of the Law at the University of California, has been appointed as the new Joseph A. Matson Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president.

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Prof. Fox in New York Times re: Foreclosure Crisis

Author: Susan Good

fox news

The “New York Times” worked with Notre Dame Associate Clinical Professor of Law Judy Fox to document a growing phenomenon in the foreclosure crisis: banks walking away from foreclosed homes and leaving the former owners liable for ongoing maintenance and other costs.

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Oxford Law Dean Delivers Natural Law Lecture

Author: Susan Good

Timothy Endicott news

Timothy Endicott, dean of the law faculty and professor of legal philosophy at the University of Oxford, will deliver the keynote lecture for the 2009 Natural Law Institute at Notre Dame Law School (NDLS). Endicott’s talk is titled, “Habeas Corpus and Guantanamo Bay: A View from Abroad.” The lecture is sponsored by the American Journal of Jurisprudence at NDLS, and takes place Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in room 3130 of the Eck Hall of Law.

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CCHR Presents Obama Admin’s Record on Human Rights and Terrorism

Author: Susan Good

CCHR Obama HR news

As part of its Advisory Committee Meeting, the CCHR will present a panel discussion entitled “The Obama Administration’s Record on Human Rights and Terrorism: The First Sixty Days”. Panelists include Steven M. Watt, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Human Rights Program and graduate of the Center for Civil and Human Rights LL.M. program and Doug Cassel, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The presentation will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be held in the Faculty Meeting Room (Room 2130) in the Eck Hall of Law.

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Hispanic Law Students Honor Local Lawyer

Author: Susan Good

Rudy Monterrosa news

The Hispanic Law Students Association at Notre Dame Law School celebrated excellence in the Hispanic legal community with the 14th annual Graciela Olivarez Award ceremony. The May 21 event took place in Notre Dame’s Eck Hall of Law.

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NDLS Faculty in Guatemala on Human Rights Mission

Author: Susan Good

staff sean o'brien news

Douglass Cassel, Notre Dame Professor of Law and director of the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR), and Sean O’Brien, Assistant Director of the CCHR and concurrent assistant professor of law, are in Guatemala this week to learn more about alleged human rights abuses by a mining company in that country.

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NDExpert: Law school’s Snead says embryonic decision abandons moral neutrality

Author: Susan Good

carter snead news

One unprecedented result of President Obama’s decision to abolish restrictions on funding for human embryonic stem cell research is that the U.S. government now compels taxpayers to promote research involving the creation, use and destruction of human embryos, according to O. Carter Snead, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame.

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