Notre Dame Law School’s Hispanic Law Student Association recently announced JoAnn Chávez, ’86 B.A., ’90 J.D., as this year’s recipient of the Graciela Olivarez Award. HLSA presented Chávez with the award March 18, at a dinner at the Main Building.
By Laura Zell, ’15 J.D.
Congratulations on your acceptance to Notre Dame Law School! My name is Laura Zell and I graduated last May. When applying to law school I had no idea where I eventually wanted to work, which is why Notre Dame’s strong national reputation and alumni network stood out to me from the start. After visiting campus on Admitted Student’s Weekend, I was sold.…
Students and staff share their experiences at the first Admitted Student Weekend
The Peggy Browning Fund recently awarded second-year law student, Ena Kaur, a 10-week summer fellowship to support Kaur’s summer work with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C.
On Friday, March 11, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., proudly announced a $1 million gift from 1982 alumnus Jim Aviles and Milena de Goes. The gift will support Brasilian students seeking an LL.M. degree from the Law School. Law School Dean Nell Jessup Newton offered thanks to Aviles and Goes noting “this beautiful gift strengthens our LL.M. program and allows us, in the Notre Dame tradition, to form lawyers who will be a part of the authentic development of the rule of law in Brasil. We could not be more thrilled.”
By Professor John Nagle
The Law School’s program of study in Land, Energy, and Environmental Law enables students to study and experience how the law governs the natural world of which we are a part. It features courses, guest speakers, externships, and other opportunities to consider topics ranging from the redevelopment of vacant houses in the local community of South Bend to the effects of China’s energy production on climate change.…
Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Anthony Kroese earned his bachelor of arts in political science from Canisius College in 2014. As a fellow for the Admissions Office, Kroese will be present at many Admitted Student Weekend events this weekend.
I asked Kroese to reflect on his experiences at NDLS.
Why did you chose NDLS…
Randall T. Shepard, Indiana’s longest-serving Supreme Court Chief Justice, recently visited Notre Dame’s London Law Center to teach a course on judicial process. Shepard was invited to lead the half-semester, one-credit course as a Clynes Distinguished Visiting Jurist. The now-retired chief has had an extensive career that encompasses titles such as legal author, law professor, historic preservationist, and arts supporter.
Three immigration attorneys visited Notre Dame Law School recently for a panel discussion on various immigration issues and challenges. The panel included Aimee Heitz, Directing Attorney at Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center, Michael Durham, ’01 J.D., solo practitioner at Durham Immigration Law, and Rudy Monterrosa, ’01 J.D., solo practitioner at Monterrosa Law Group and adjunct professor of immigration law at NDLS…
Esli, a 16-year-old from El Salvador, and his mother Emely, won the right to asylum in the United States, with the help of two Notre Dame Law Students.
Stephanie Torres and Christina Shakour, both 3Ls, helped provide Esli and his mother with free legal assistance through their work in Notre Dame Law School’s National Immigrant Justice Center Externship program.…
Graeme Dinwoodie, professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford, recently spent the week at Notre Dame Law School as a visiting scholar. While on campus Dinwoodie was a guest lecturer in Professor Mark McKenna’s Trademarks and Unfair Competition class, and presented his research, Territoriality and Trademarks: Lessons from (and for?) the European Union, to faculty.
Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights recently hosted a faculty panel discussion focused on engaging America’s political process through voting. The event, co-hosted by a cross-section of student organizations, brought out undergraduate and graduate students as well as members of the South Bend community.
Carter Snead, William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and professor of law, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life, the pope’s principal advisory group on the promotion of the consistent ethic of life in the Catholic Church.
Originally from Owensboro, Ky., Anderson-Keelin earned her bachelor of arts in English literature and political science from Georgetown College in 2012. Anderson-Keelin was recently selected as one of the 2016 Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows. After graduation she will work with Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington to facilitate the expansion of legal services into Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland where nearly 10 percent of their populations live below the poverty line.
Carlene Miller, 2L
I decided to apply to Notre Dame Law – and ultimately accepted my admission offer – because of the Notre Dame Law in London program. I had spent two of my undergraduate summers in London, and I had never anticipated that I would be able to return to the city that I love during law school. The Notre Dame London Law Centre affords a completely unique and valuable experience that other law schools simply do not provide.…
On February, 25th, 2016, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado presented Brian Bates, ’79 BA, ’86 JD with the St. Thomas More Award and Maureen Reidy Witt, ’80 JD with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This marks the first year that both the Guild’s honorees were graduates of Notre Dame.
The Notre Dame Lawyers Club of San Diego hosted a sports and business panel discussion at PETCO Park earlier this month that proved to be a great success.
“It was fitting that the sports and business panel was at Petco Park because the event was a homerun,” said Juan Castañeda, founder of Castañeda Trial Attorneys. Castañeda serves on the leadership team of the Notre Dame Lawyers Club of San Diego.…
A group of Notre Dame Law School ELS members drove to Flint, Mich., Feb. 13 to lend a hand in the water crisis there. The group worked at the Volunteer Recruitment Center putting together lead testing kits to be sent to homes.
Dean Nell Jessup Newton has named Neysa Nankervis and Ashlyn Anderson-Keelin the 2016 Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows. The third-year law students each developed winning proposals for post-graduate public interest projects providing direct legal services to low-income people.
Notre Dame Law School and the Bank of America Foundation have named Christina Jones and Nicholas Bedenk this year’s Bank of America Foundation Community Sustainability Fellows. The Bank of America Foundation Community Sustainability Fellowship places NDLS graduates in agencies or private nonprofits for a two-year term.