Classes Begin. Patty O'Hara Retires.
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Week of 8.10.20

Good afternoon! Good luck to everyone as we officially start classes and a new academic year today. Stay well, and safe!  Please read below for the latest law school news.

The Latest News

Professor and former Dean Patricia O’Hara to remain active as professor emerita

Colleagues and former students share about the deep impact both professionally and personally that Patty has had in their lives. Read their thoughts, and more about the contributions she has made to the Law School through the years here.
We will be sharing stories of our other retiring faculty members John Finnis, Dwight King, and Warren Rees in the near future.
Jimmy Gurulé in the news

Jimmy was quoted by Indiana Lawyer in "Resumed federal executions further divide country." Read more here.

Rick Garnett writes for SCOTUS blog

Rick wrote "Symposium: Religious freedom and the Roberts court’s doctrinal clean-up" for the SCOTUS blog. Read more here.

Industry Insights

Brian Moynihan, '84 J.D. chairman and CEO of Bank of America, sat down with Jack Brennan, chairman of the Board of Trustees, to discuss the current confluence of historic crises and their impact on the financial services sector. Watch the conversation 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
Welcome new law librarians

Susan Azyndar joins the Kresge Law Library from Ohio State, where she served as a reference librarian for over eight years. She also taught Legal Analysis and Writing I, Business and Tax Legal Research, and Researching Client Matters. Susan earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona and practiced at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before attending the University of Washington's law librarianship program. Susan is active in professional organizations, serving as treasurer for the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries and chair of the Copyright Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries.  

Peter Hook has been an information professional for over twenty years. He earned a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Kansas, and also has a Ph.D. in Information Visualization. He has been an academic law librarian at the University of Illinois, Indiana University, Bloomington, and Cornell University. He also spent three years teaching library and information science on the faculty of Wayne State University. Peter has an active research agenda in which he uses visualization and data analytic techniques to make explicit the rich intellectual infrastructures of the law (e.g. Topic and Key Number system). Peter’s wife Maggie is a Double Domer and they have two children, Amelia and David. He looks forward to providing Library services to students and faculty, and teaching legal research.

Kate Singer--August 11

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Faculty asked to fill out ThinkND survey

ThinkND, a project of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, shares ND’s academic excellence with alumni and friends throughout the world. Faculty are invited to get involved in ThinkND's programming. All faculty members are invited to fill out the questionnaire to help ThinkND gauge your interest as they plan for the upcoming year. Questionnaire is here
Have a great week!
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