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  • We were honored to have US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan visit Notre Dame Law School last week.
  • The Religious Liberty Clinic has helped the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Tulsa secure approval to operate a Catholic charter school & represents St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School in a lawsuit, along with attorneys from Dechert LLP.
  • Derek Muller was quoted in the Tampa Free Press article, "Trump’s Eligibility For The 2024 Ballot Could Be Headed To The Supreme Court."
  • John Meiser wrote an op-ed piece for The Hill where he discusses a version of the Secure The Border Act that unfairly targets religious charitable organizations.
  • Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke last week on AI-enabled weapons at the conference, "Pacem in Terris: War and other Obstacles to Peace," being held at the Vatican to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Pacem in Terris.
  • Nicole Garnett was quoted in an Reuters article about a proposed accreditation rule under consideration by the American Bar Association that would require law schools to adopt free speech protections.
  • Diane Desierto reviewed Tom Ginsburg's book, "Democracies and International Law" in the European Journal of International Law.
  • Christian Burset's new book, "An Empire of Laws: Legal Pluralism in British Colonial Policy," will be available on Sept. 26.
  • Sam Bray has a new book chapter, "Equity Will Not..." considers the "equity will not doctrines," examining the formal structure of these doctrines (i.e., rule-exception) and how they shape access to equity and help to preserve equity’s legitimacy. The chapter is forthcoming in Interstitial Private Law.
  • Rick Garnett was quoted in Bloomberg Law in the article, "Gay Teacher’s Case Latest to Probe Religion-Sex Bias Boundaries" about how the freedoms that religious institutions have under federal law aren’t limited to the Title VII exemption.
  • Sherif Girgis spoke last week at Columbia Law School on Living Traditionalism.
  • Stephanie Barclay presented her paper, "Government Reasons and Constitutional Rights" at The Collective: Women in Legal Philosophy conference last week at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

Student News

  • A Moot Court team composed of Chris Ostertag, Alicia Armstrong and Zach Damir competed in a Religious Liberty Moot Court competition in Milan, Italy. The team won the competition and Chris Ostertag was named Best Oralist.


  • Monday, Sept. 25
    Law & Economics Workshop: Jonathan Tebbes, "Stopped by the Police: The End of 'Stop-and-Frisk' on Neighborhood Crime and High School Dropout Rates," joint with Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia Law School, 12:30 p.m., 2130 Eck Hall of Law
    An Introduction to Federal Indian Law with Nell Jessup Newton, 12:30 p.m., 3140 Eck Hall of Law

  • Tuesday, Sept. 26
    Faculty Colloquium, Fr. Pat Reidy, 12:30 p.m., 2130 Eck Hall of Law

  • Wednesday, Sept 27
    Coffee and conversation with Dean Cole is 8:30-10 a.m. in Eck Commons.

  • Thursday, Sept. 28
    The Black Church and Religious Freedom Conference, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn
    Obie Anthony's Story, 12:15 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law
    Lunch with professor A.J. Bellia, 12:30 p.m., 2171 Eck Hall of Law

  • Friday, Sept. 29
    The Black Church and Religious Freedom Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

  • Saturday, Sept. 30
    Notre Dame at Duke, 7:30 p.m.

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