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NDLS Communicator
Week of 5.21.18
Good morning! Congratulations to the NDLS Class of 2018. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the weekend a success!  Read below for a Commencement Recap and for lots of other news!

Despite the weather, summer has officially started at NDLS. We will distribute the Communicator on a modified schedule (every two weeks) until school begins again in August. Best wishes for a safe, happy, and relaxing summer!
The Latest News

Congratulations to Steve Yelderman who has earned tenure

Read more about Steve and his research here.


Carter Snead elected as Hastings Center Fellow

The Hastings Center, the world's first and most prestigious bioethics research institute, draws their Fellows from across the disciplines and hails them as "an elected group of individuals of outstanding accomplishment, whose work has informed scholarship and/or public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, life sciences research and the environment." 

Read more about Carter's fellowship here.

Veronica Canton, ’18 J.D., receives ABA leadership award

The American Bar Association selected Veronica to receive one of its Leadership Recognition Awards.

Read more about her and the award here.


NDLS alum's 'Ironclad' aims to help lawyers focus on lawyering

Attorney-turned-technology-entrepreneur Jason Boehmig knew from his time working as a law firm associate that creating software for the legal profession would be complicated. Read more here.

Faculty in the News
Lloyd Mayer talks to The Hill : $1 million donation to Trump inauguration traced to conservative legal activists: report. Read more here.

Mark McKenna talks to How an author trademarking the word “cocky” turned the romance novel industry inside out. Read more here.

Mark also comments to USA Today: Samsung and Apple are back in court over iPhone design. Here's why. Read more here.
Commencement Recap
This past weekend NDLS conferred 204 J.D. and 41 LL.M. degrees to the Class of 2018. The weekend started off with Awards Day on Friday at Washington Hall where we honored students for many achievements. On Saturday graduates stepped off from the Law School and processed to the Basilica for a morning prayer service followed by a class photo and brunch throughout the Law School. That afternoon our graduates were hooded and received their diplomas at the Law School's 148th Hooding and Diploma Ceremony.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett was chosen by the class as the Distinguished Professor of the Year and gave the Commencement address.

The Law School's three most prestigious honors were announced during the ceremony. Brent Murphy received the Colonel William J. Hoynes Award – the Law School’s highest honor.  

Mary Katherine Hickey is this year’s Dean Joseph O’Meara Award recipient. 

Matthew Hoffmann was awarded the Farabaugh Prize.  

Enjoy photos from the weekend here and here.
Nicole Stelle Garnett addresses Holy Cross College graduates

Nicole was Holy Cross College’s commencement speaker at their 151st Commencement Exercises on Saturday. She was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa during the ceremony.

You can hear her speech here (starting at the 30-minute mark). 
This Week's Events

Saturday, May 26 
Staff Cubs outing at the Cove

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day

Around the Watercooler
Congratulations to Leslie Berg and Theresa Fry  
Leslie Berg and Theresa Fry completed TAP - Today's Administrative Professional, which is a 9-month certification program offered by Human Resources. They were recently honored at a reception, which included John Affleck-Graves, as a guest speaker. Congratulations!
Summer Hours and Dress

The implementation of observing business casual dress and adjustments of one's work schedule (including ending the work day at 4:30 p.m. and reducing one's lunch hour by 30 minutes during the summer) is at the discretion of the department head, manager, and/or dean.  It's important that the operations of the departments are not affected so please discuss this with your manager.
Summer HR Office Hours 
Jessie Schuman, the Law School's HR consultant, will host office hours this summer in 3357 Biolchini on the following days:
Friday, June 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 19, 9:45-11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
Monday, July 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

If you want to reserve a 30-minute block with her for HR questions or concerns, please use her Google calendar tool.

Have a great week!

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