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Week of 2.25.19

Good morning! We have a lot of news and events to share. Please read below.
The Latest News
ND Law students pay it forward in work with Clay High School mock trial team

Clay High School's mock trial team is going to the state finals for the first time, thanks in large part to its coaches from Notre Dame Law School. Students Henry Leaman, Paris Mayfield, and Vivian Pham are three of the team's coaches. Read the story here. They were also featured in the South Bend Tribune here.

LL.M. Student Spotlight: Raphael Ng’etich

Raphael Ng'etich of Kenya is expanding his expertise in intellectual property and technology law by studying the U.S. legal system. He tailored his course of study to his own interests — something every LL.M. student is able to do here. Read his story here.
Congratulations to Moot Court winners


3Ls Olaniyi Solebo and Dillyn Foy, pictured with their faculty advisor Adjunct Professor Mark Telloyan, won the Duberstein Moot Court regional competition in Chicago on Monday evening. In two weeks, they'll head to New York City for a national competition.  
Off the beaten track: Notre Dame law students discover Buckfast Abbey

At the beginning of this semester, 15 Law School students traveled south for the weekend, swapping the bright lights of London for the stark and beautiful landscapes of Dartmoor. Staying at the Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery active since 1018, students took part in activities which took them off the beaten track, both literally and figuratively. Read more here.

Supreme Court memorial cross case to help clarify law regarding public religious symbols 

Does a 40-foot, 90-year-old war memorial cross violate the First Amendment, which prohibits government establishments of religion? Rick Garnett weighs in on the pending Supreme Court case, This American Legion v. American Humanist Association. Read more here.  

He is also quoted in USA Today about the case here and in this ABC News story here.

US military action in Venezuela would violate international law

Mary Ellen O'Connell discusses military action in Venezuela. Read more here.

Mark McKenna talks to ABC57 News about DNA testing and privacy  

Judy Fox featured on Cap-impact podcast

Judy shared advice and wisdom for consumers about rent-to-own housing in her conversation on a recent CAP-impact Podcast. Listen here

This Week's Events

February 26
International Antitrust and the Rule of Law with Roger Alford, 12:30 p.m., 1140 Eck Hall of Law

The United States of Emergency with Jay Tidmarsh, 12:30 p.m., 3130 Eck Hall of Law

National Park Law on The Anniversary of the Grand Canyon's Status as a National Park with John Nagle, 12:30 p.m., 3140 Eck Hall of Law

February 27
Professor Speaker Series: Rick Garnett, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law

February 28
Faculty Colloquium, John Stinneford, University of Florida, 12:30 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room

IP & Technology Speaker Series, Brett Frischmann, Villanova University, 4-5:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law

March 1
2019 JLEPP Symposium: State Constitutional Law, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., McCartan Courtroom.

69th Annual Moot Court Showcase Argument, 4 p.m., McCartan Courtroom.
The reception following the argument begins at 5 p.m. and will take place in the South Reading Room. The dinner will take place at 6 p.m. in Morris Inn Ballroom, Salon A
Around the Watercooler
Faculty and Staff Training with
Tarana Burke

Monday, February 25
4:00 p.m.

Duncan Student Center, Room W210

Multicultural Student Programs and Services, the Gender Relations Center, and the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being are excited to announce a professional development session for faculty and staff with Tarana Burke, the founder of The "me too" Movement. Please complete the registration link here if you are interested in attending this session.  
Lunch and Learn:
Staff Lenten Series

Wednesday, February 27
12:00-1:00 pm
Coleman Morse Lounge

All staff are invited to a series of inspirational personal stories of how faith can move one from death to new life. This series will begin this Wednesday, February 27. You’re encouraged to bring your lunch. No RSVP is necessary. More information is here.
Happy Birthday!

February 26--Lu Ann Nate
March 1--Alicia Sachau
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Mock Trial
ND Law had a great showing at the South Bend Mock Trial Regional Competition on Saturday with several students and faculty coaching teams and serving as judges, along with many high school students of ND Law faculty and staff participating on teams.

If you or your child were involved send us a note here and any photos you have and we will include them in the next issue.
Commencement is May 17-19

Commencement is less than three months away. We sent our first Commencement email to the Class of 2019 this past Friday. If you would like to receive these emails in the future, you can sign up for the Commencement email list here. Information is also available at
Have a great week!

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