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The Latest News

  • Mary Ellen O'Connell on the Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • A Tribute to Rev. David Thomas Link, Dean Emeritus
  • Judy Fox receives Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Community Service Award
  • Diane Desierto writes for EJILTalk!
  • Sam Bray publishes new article
  • Nicole Garnett interviewed in Chalkbeat
  • Matthew D. Lahey, who was an adjunct professor at ND Law, has been named Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Oberlin College.

Student News

  • Congratulations to 3L Kathryn Pflug on earning a scholarship from the National Association of Former United States Attorneys Foundation.

Alumni News

  • ND Law alum Kelly Huggins shares her expertise with ND Law’s Exoneration Justice Clinic


  • Monday, February 28: Judge Robert Conrad of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, will discuss his book "John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads," 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law
  • Wednesday, March 2: Faculty Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room
  • Panel: Practicing International Law - Experiences from young lawyers, 12:30 p.m., 1310 Biolchini
  • Thursday, March 3: What Every American Needs to Know About the Fifth Amendment, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law. Professor James Duane, Regent Law School, will outline the reasons people in custody should not agree to answer questions from the police without legal counsel. Jimmy Gurulé will provide commentary.
  • Program on Ethics, Compliance & Inclusion Speaker Series: Brittany Hamelers and Sonia Torrico will discuss their experiences working as enforcement attorneys for the Securities and Exchange Commission, 12:30 p.m., 3108 Eck Hall of Law and via Zoom
  • A Teach-In in Solidarity with Ukraine, 12:30 p.m., 3140 Eck Hall of Law. Join Mary Ellen O'Connell, Diane Desierto and Luigi Crema in conversation with colleagues at Ukrainian Catholic University, including Svitlana Khyliuk, a visiting scholar at Notre Dame Law School in Fall 2022. We will stand in solidarity with law students and professors at Ukrainian Catholic University in light of Russia's current invasion of Ukraine and discuss the role of international law in the current crisis.
  • All God's Children: Ministry to the LGBT Community in the Age of Francis, 12:30 p.m., 1140 Eck Hall of Law. The LGBT Law Forum and ND Law's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will host a conversation on the importance of LGBT inclusivity in the mission and spirit of Catholicism. The discussion will focus on the evolving position of LGBT individuals within the Catholic Church under Pope Francis' leadership. Speakers will be Dean Marcus Cole, Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., Campus Ministry, and Rev. Bob Loughery, C.S.C., Rector, Sorin Hall.
  • March 7-11 Spring Break
  • Saturday, May 14: Commencement for the Class of 2022; Prayer Service, 9 a.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart; Diploma and Hooding Ceremony, 11 a.m., Purcell Pavilion; Law School Brunch/Reception, location and information to come
  • Saturday, May 28: Commencement for the Class of 2020; Diploma and Hooding Ceremony, 10 a.m., Location: TBD

Around the Watercooler

  • Happy Birthday to Alicia Sachau and Beth Klein


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