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  • Professor Diane Desierto serves as co-counsel in landmark UN ruling for Filipina ‘comfort women’
  • Margarette Macaulay of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and Afghan alumni discuss protecting women’s rights
  • Mary Ellen O’Connell was quoted in the Guardian article, “Miscalculation fears rise after Russian fighter jet collides with US drone over Black Sea.”
  • Lloyd Mayer was quoted extensively by ABC in the report, “Trump loyalist Kash Patel’s tax-exempt charity raises questions, experts say.”
  • Nicole Garnett published "Unlocking the Potential of Private-School Choice: Avoiding and Overcoming Obstacles to Successful Implementation for the Manhattan Institute."
  • Jeff Pojanowski gave a talk, "Constitutional Interpretation and the Classical Legal Tradition" at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville.
  • Rick Garnett reviewed Columbia Law Professor Philip Hamburger’s book, “Purchasing Submission: Conditions, Power, and Freedom,” for Public Discourse.
  • Carter Snead was the keynote speaker at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast last week in Washington, DC. More than 1,000 people attended the event.
  • Fr. John Paul Kimes was quoted by Aleteia in "Priests defend confidentiality of Confession against proposed state law,"
  • Diane Desierto was quoted in the article, "Putin Wanted by ICC Over Alleged War Crimes."
  • Religious Liberty Clinic News: Stephanie Barclay will participate in oral argument before the en banc Ninth Circuit in the fight to preserve the Apache sacred site at Oak Flat from permanent destruction.
  • The Religious Liberty Initiative hosted a book launch and discussion with Marcus Cole and Lord David Alton for Alton's and Ewelina Ochab's recent book, "State Responses to Crimes of Genocide: What Went Wrong and How to Change It" last week in London. A fireside chat followed with other panelists touching on themes of the book.

Alumni News

  • Marcus Cole led a continuing legal education discussion for alumni on “Lessons in Legal Ethics from the Life and Death of St. Thomas More” on March 2 in Chicago. The event was co-sponsored by Jenner Block LLP, and Dentons, and Storino, Ramello & Durkin.


  • Monday, March 20: Law & Economics workshop, Assaf Hamdani, Tel Aviv University, will present "Artificial Intelligence and Class Actions," 12:30 p.m., 2130 Eck Hall of Law
  • Tuesday, March 21: Faculty Colloquium, Nick Parillo, Yale, will present "Who Sues Their Regulator? A Preliminary Report," 12:30 p.m., 2130 Eck Hall of Law
  • Fixing The Clerkship System with Aliza Shatzman, President and Founder of The Legal Accountability Project, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law
  • Lunch with Professor Tor, 12:30 p.m., 2173 Eck Hall of Law
  • Judicial Specialization and Deference in Asylum Cases on the US Courts of Appeals with Maureen Stobb, '02 J.D., 12:30 p.m., Hesburgh Center, room C103
  • Asia Leadership Forum with Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 4:30 p.m., Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Maria Ressa, a Filipino and American journalist who won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for reporting on abuses of power and fake news, will be the distinguished speaker for the Asia Leadership Forum, sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and co-sponsored by Notre Dame International. Diane Desierto will moderate a discussion after the lecture.
  • Wednesday, March 22: On Being Predictably Unpredictable with Judge Newsom from the 11th Circuit, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law
  • Public Interest Externship Lunch-N-Learn, 12:30 p.m., 2171 Eck Hall of Law
  • Pop-up debate, 6-8 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law Students from the Federalist Society and American Constitution Society will engage in fun, social debate.
  • Thursday, March 23:: Liberation Theology and the Law with Msgr. Martin Schlag of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law
  • Clerking on Specialized Courts, 12:30 p.m, 1140 Eck Hall of Law Virtual panel discussion of clerking on specialized federal courts. The panelists are: Chief Judge Kathleen Kerrigan. '90 J.D., United States Tax Court; Judge Sean Lane, Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of NY; and Judge Matthew Solomson, US Court Federal Claims
  • Judicial Externship Lunch-N-Learn (Federal). 12:30 p.m., 1310 Biolchini
  • Fr. Mike Show, 6:30-10 p.m., Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center
  • Friday, March 24: Different Kind of Lawyer Day, all day, throughout Eck
  • NDLA Spring Board Meeting, all day, throughout Eck
  • The Border is Everywhere: How Immigration Issues Play Out in Middle America with Mary Meg McCarthy and Lisa Koop of the National Immigrant Justice Center, 12:30 p.m., 3130 Eck Hall of Law
  • Champions for Justice Public Interest reception, 5:15 p.m., Foley's Honoring those in the third-year class who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to public service during the course of their time in law school.
  • BLSA Alumni Weekend 50th Reunion: BLSA Through the Years panel, 7 p.m., Rohr's Bistro, Morris Inn The panelists include:Hon. Ann Claire Williams (Ret.) ('75 JD), Of Counsel at Jones Day and retired United States circuit judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Professor Dwight B. King, JD, Former Director of the Notre Dame Law School Kresge Law Library and Law Library Faculty (1986 - 2020); Tamara Walker, ('00 JD), Owner and Attorney, Walker & Associates; and Braynard (Bobby) Brown, ('00, '06 JD), Institutional Investor Relations at Grant & Eisenhofer PA and former wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. A March Madness viewing party will follow
  • Saturday, March 25: BLSA Alumni Weekend 50th Reunion Gala, 5:45 p.m., McKenna Conference Center

Around the Watercooler

  • Staff Town Hall Tuesday, March 21 1 to 1:45 p.m. Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center


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