ND Law School Remembers Judge John T. Noonan, Jr.

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n Monday evening, Notre Dame Law School memorialized John T. Noonan, Jr., with a Mass in his memory at St. Thomas More Chapel.

Noonan, who passed away last month at the age of 90, was influential as a professor, scholar, and judge, and a leader in relating Catholic theology to the law.

He was a member of the Notre Dame Law School faculty – recruited by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the University’s longtime president – from 1961 to 1966.

Noonan left Notre Dame in 1966 to join the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.