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NDLS Communicator
Week of 11.23.20

Good morning! Congratulations on making it to the end of this unusual and difficult semester. We are thankful for each of you and your dedication to each other and to our students. The Communicator will be published one more time this year on December 14. We will publish two issues in January (January 11 and 25), and then will resume weekly publication. 

We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Latest News
Congratulations to Tina Jankowski
2020 Presidential Award recipient!

Tina has been named a University Presidential Leadership Awards recipient. The Presidential Awards recognize staff members for their significant contributions to the betterment of the University and whose actions exemplify Notre Dame’s Core Values: Accountability, Teamwork, Integrity, Leadership in Excellence and Leadership in Mission.

Read more about Tina's award here. Congratulations Tina, so well deserved!
Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative files brief at U.S. Supreme Court

This fall the Law School's Religious Liberty Initiative filed three amicus briefs, including one at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Orthodox Jewish synagogues, and restrictions on in-person attendance at worship services. Read the updated story here.
Judy Fox co-authored an article for UC Irvine Law Review

Judy co-authored an article for UC Irivne Law Review that examines the consequences of the lack of protections and rights for private student loan borrowers who attended for-profit schools. Read the article here
Samuel Bray quoted by Law 360

Sam was quoted in Law 360 in "Looking For Judicial Activists? Check The Footnotes." Read more here (subscription required). 

Stephanie Barclay spoke at a National Constitution Center event

Stephanie spoke at a virtual National Constitution Center event, "Church-State Separation: What Does the Constitution Really Say?"

Carter Snead's new book reviewed by the National Review

Carter's new book, ‘What It Means to Be Human’ Review: Unchosen Obligations," was reviewed in this article by the National Review. 

Alumni News
Kevin Murphy '14 J.D. and client Patrick Pursley talk about exoneration and reform
Patrick was recently invited by the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights to address law students via Zoom along with a member of his defense team, Notre Dame Law School graduate Kevin Murphy ’14 J.D. Read the article 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
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 25
University Holiday

Thursday, November 26
Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27
University Holiday

Notre Dame at the University of North Carolina, 3:30 p.m.

Around the Watercooler
Welcome Kristina Kusisto
Please give a warm welcome to Kristina who recently joined the Law School as a Faculty Administrative Assistant supporting Professors Barclay, Bray, McKenna, Tidmarsh, and Waddilove. She is located in 1110 Eck Hall of Law.
Doggie Day at the Law School 
COVID-19: What Comes Next
Faculty members and the public are encouraged to attend a community-wide virtual forum, titled "COVID-19: What Comes Next” on Friday, December 4, 2020, hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Health and Well-being Initiative and the Social Determinants of Well-being Task Force.
The forum will include four sessions covering the topics of women's health, infrastructure, learning, and social underpinnings, organized around nine 20-minute presentations with Q&A sections. 

Participants are invited to attend the full event or to participate during the session of greatest interest.The event will begin at 9 AM and registration is required.
The event schedule is here.  Register for the event here.
If there are any questions about the forum, please contact or visit
Have a great week!
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