News & Events

Veronica Root Joins NDLS Faculty

Veronica Root

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. Read More

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

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Faculty Colloquium


Location: Room 2130

Kasey Buckles (Notre Dame Department of Economics)

Cybersecurity and Human Rights


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


Location: Room 1140

WLF Elections…

St. Thomas More Society Elections


Location: Room 1315

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

Thu Apr 24, 2014

CCHR: Human Trafficking


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


Location: Room 2130

John Nagle

Wed Apr 30, 2014

Faculty Meeting


Location: Room 2130


Thu May 1, 2014

Faculty Colloquium


Location: Room 2130

Robert Miller, Iowa Law School

War on Poverty Poster Exhibit


Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House

Poster exhibit on the War on Poverty for the last 50 years. Sponsored by Notre Dame Clinical Law Center…

Wed May 14, 2014

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


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: 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