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NDLS Communicator
Week of 3.16.20

Good afternoon. This was definitely not the way we all planned to return from Spring Break. We are thankful for each of you as we navigate these challenging, unknown times. We are sharing Coronavirus updates and resources below, along with the latest Law School news. We will continue to publish the Communicator on a regular schedule to communicate important updates and to help everyone stay in touch. Stay well everyone!

Coronavirus Updates

Law School Coronavirus Resources

We have updated the Faculty and Staff portion of the Law School website to include updates specific to Law School operations. You will need to use your ND NetID and password to access this section. We will add more links and useful resources in the days ahead.

Online Suggestion Box: We have established a Google Form here for you to provide any thoughts that are specific to Law School operations. The form allows you to provide your name if you would like someone to follow up directly, but the questions you pose will otherwise be anonymous.

Law School Access

Exterior Door Lock Schedule
The Law School buildings will maintain the same door lock schedule as normal. Exterior doors will be unlocked from 6:30am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Exterior doors will be locked on evenings and weekends, as normal, and require card access.  

The University has updated our card access, per University standard policy, to require a 4-digit code after swiping your Irish1Card.  The default code is the two digit month and two digit day of your birth date (ie. Jan 1 = 0101).  You can view and update your Irish1Card 4-digit code by going to this link:   Note:  you must be logged into the VPN or be on the campus network for the link to work properly.

Eck Interior Suite Lock Schedule
Starting Monday, March 16 interior suite doors will be locked during the work day and require card access. Signs will be placed on suite doors directing you who to contact for access.  

Social Distancing

Please continue to practice social distancing. Sound practices include no meetings with more than 7 people, the room should be no more than 1/3 filled, keep 6 feet between you and other people, and use phone or email instead of holding in person meetings if possible. 

University Message and Resources

Father Jenkins spoke to the University community in a video on Sunday. You can view the video here.

You can find the University updates on the Coronavirus here
The Latest News
Women Lead 2020: Veronica Root Martinez
The University of Notre Dame highlighted Veronica in this year's Women Lead feature for International Women's Day and Women's History Month. Read her story here
Rick Garnett quoted by Associated Press
Rick was quoted in "Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of Obama Health Care Law." Read the story here.

Patrick Thomas quoted in Bloomberg Tax
Patrick is quoted in "IRS Finalizes Fee Increase for Offers in Compromise." Read more here.

Sam Bray files amicus brief
Sam and Nicholas Bagley, University of Michigan, filed an amicus brief in Trump v. Pennsylvania regarding national injunctions. Sam authored "The National Injunction Arrives at the Supreme Court" for Volokh Conspiracy to discuss the case and the brief. Read more here.  

Sam was mentioned in the article, "These 2 Law Profs Don't Agree on Everything, Save for Ending 'Universal' Injunctions." Read more here.

Paul Miller wrote a post for the CLS Blue Sky Blog
Paul's blog post, "Why Controlling Shareholders are Not Fiduciaries," was based on his recent chapter "Equity, Majoritarian Governance, and the Oppression Remedy." Read it here.

Congratulations to 2Ls Seth Sanders and Justin Maroni, who finished tied for 3rd place out of 59 teams at the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court national championship in New York City. Their legal brief was also one of four recognized by judges as "outstanding."
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, speak at a conference, or have anything else to share please let us know. You can email news here
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Around the Watercooler

Welcome Baby Sachau!

Congratulations to Alicia and Drew Sachau on the birth of their son, Linus George Sachau, on March 13. Linus weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. 


C:\Users\tmills\AppData\Local\Temp\Tian_Photo.jpgPlease join us in welcoming Cindy Tian to the Kresge Law Library. Cindy is the new Metadata Services Librarian. She is a recent graduate (December, 2019) from the Information School at the University of Illinois, one of the best programs in the country. Cindy also has a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Persian Language and Literature from Peking University. Her office is 2353 Biolchini. 

Stay safe and healthy!

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