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Week of 7.26.21

Good morning! We hope everyone is finding ways to stay cool! Read about the Exoneration Justice Clinic's first exoneree Andrew Royer. 

The Latest News

Judge dismisses murder charge against Exoneration Justice Clinic client Andy Royer

Andy Royer is the first client of Notre Dame Law School’s new Exoneration Justice Clinic to be exonerated. Read more here. 

The local news media covered Andrew's exoneration extensively.
South Bend Tribune: Case dismissed against Andy Royer after overturned conviction in 2002 Elkhart murder
Elkhart Truth:  Wrongful murder conviction draws calls for firing of Elkhart cop
Indiana Lawyer: State dismisses murder case against Elkhart man with mental disability following release last year
WVPE: Elkhart Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder Exonerated After 16 Years in Prison 
WSBT,  Elkhart man exonerated after spending 17 years in prison for murder.
WNDU: Elkhart man exonerated of 2002 murder
ABC57: Elkhart man exonerated after spending 16 years in prison for wrongful conviction.

Bruce Huber part of faculty that mobilized to meet pope’s call to care for our common home
Bruce took part in an interdisciplinary group of 20 faculty that gathered for three days of conversation and action-planning oriented around Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical on climate change and inequality. Read more about the retreat here
Notre Dame Prize for Religious Liberty recipient Nury Turkel writes op-ed for USA Today

USA Today published a powerful op-ed written by Nury Turkel of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom regarding the atrocities that China’s government has perpetrated on Muslim Uyghurs.

Asma Uddin's observations of the Religious Liberty Summit in her article in Real Clear Religion
"It was apparent that the leaders who had gathered there shared an understanding that religious freedom is about our individual dignity as human beings and the demands of conscience." Read the article here
Rick Garnett wrote an article for the Berkley Forum

Rick wrote Fulton and the Art of Cooperation: Religious Freedom as a Public Good, for the Berkley Center for Religious, Peace & World Affairs 
Patrick Corrigan quoted by Yahoo Finance

Patrick was quoted in, "Robinhood faces 'looming regulatory risk' as it gears up for its IPO."
Stephanie Barclay's Harvard Law Review article discussed in The Regulatory Review

Stephanie's article was discussed in Improving Protections for Native Religious Sites and Rights.
Faculty News

On July 22, Nicole Garnett joined Kathy Mears on the NCEA podcast to discuss the current legal landscape in which Catholic schools find themselves. 

Roger Alford was a panelist for a discussion titled "Antitrust Law and Big Tech" at the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Big Tech Symposium on June 29. Read a recap of the symposium here.
Alumni News

Elizabeth Wolford ’92 J.D. is first woman to serve as chief judge in Western District of N.Y.

Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford ’92 J.D. has made history as the first woman to serve as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Read more here
Dear faculty and staff,
We want to share your scholarship and other news and accomplishments with the ND Law community. If you have a new research piece, receive an award, or have anything else to share please let us know. You can email news here
Around the Watercooler
Sarah Joyce Baker and Daniel Baker 
welcomed their daughter
Eve LynnMarie on July 18!
Happy Birthday
Beth Ferrettie- July 31
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Faculty and staff vaccination requirement
  • As a reminder, employees must receive their final dose of one of the vaccines approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) by no later than August 2, 2021. This is a University requirement.
  • If you have not yet uploaded your vaccination documentation, information on how to do so can be found on the COVID-19 website. The process for uploading documentation has been streamlined to include fewer required fields and to give you more options. If you need assistance with uploading or have other questions about providing vaccination verification, please contact Human Resources at or 574-631-5900.
  • Faculty and staff may apply for an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons, or other strongly held beliefs. The deadline for filing a request for an exemption has been extended from July 15 to August 2, 2021. Those granted an exemption must participate in weekly surveillance testing and continue to mask indoors while on campus.
  • For employees who fail to either upload confirmation of vaccination or apply for an exemption by August 2, non-compliance with the vaccination requirement will be considered in annual performance reviews and in setting merit increases. The relevant vice president or dean will be notified of those who are non-compliant, and these employees will be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing and to wear masks indoors.
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