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Week of 10.19.20

Good morning! Please read below for the latest law school news.

The Latest News
Fifth Circuit Judge Carl Stewart
gives keynote address for
Program on Ethics, Compliance & Inclusion
Judge Carl E. Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit spoke to Notre Dame Law students about his life and career in law on October 8. Read more here. 
Judge Amul Thapar to guest lecture at 
Notre Dame Law School
The Law School's Program on Church, State & Society is pleased to welcome Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as a guest lecturer the week of October 26. Read more here. 

Rick Garnett interviewed on the Pacific Legal podcast
Rick Garnett was interviewed for the new episode of the Pacific Legal podcast. Listen to "Dissed: Scalia, Blackmun and Religion" here.

Carter Snead wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Post 
Carter wrote, "To heal America’s wounds, we need to recall that we belong to one another." Carter adapted this column from his latest book, What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics. Read more here. 

ND Law colleagues in the news about Amy Coney Barrett

Patricia O'Hara introduced Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate confirmation hearing.

Laura Wolk, 16 J.D. testified  in the final day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Amy.

Stephanie Barclay was on Fox News talking about Amy’s first day of her confirmation hearings. See Stephanie's interview here (starting at the 4.25 mark and again at the 9.16 mark).

Note: There are numerous articles each week about Amy Barrett's Supreme Court nomination. We can't include them all, but we will try to highlight a few articles that feature more extensive perspectives from faculty and students.
Faculty News

Veronica Root moderated a discussion titled “Exploring Racial and Social Injustice and Inequality in America”  on the history, root causes, and modern-day implications of social and racial injustice in America which can be viewed here.

Mark McKenna participated in the American University Law Review Federal Circuit Symposium Series: Trademark Law Oxford Debate. View the panel discussion here.

Rick Garnett was recently elected to American Law Institute. Read more 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

Monday, October 19

IP Lecture Series, Professor K.J. Greene, 12:30 p.m., Zoom
*This is rescheduled from last week.*

Tuesday, October 20

Job Talk, 12:30 p.m., Zoom

PECI Book Series, "White Fragility' Book" Discussion, 12:30 p.m., register here

School Vouchers in the Age of COVID-19 with Tim Keller, senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, and Nicole Garnett, 5:30 p.m., via Zoom 

Wednesday, October 21

Job Talk, 12:30 p.m., Zoom

1000 Days, 1000 Homes, A Talk with Jim Kelly, 12:30 p.m., Zoom

Thursday, October 22

Open Access Week, Cultural Heritage, Technology, and Open Access, 12:30 p.m., Zoom, register here

A Conversation with Professor Eskridge: Discussing Marriage Equality, Religious Freedom, and City of Fulton v. Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m., via Zoom
Moderated by Rick Garnett

Friday, October 23

The Science Lab, Numbers Can Lie: Face Recognition with Roger Woodard, teaching Professor and director of Data Science MS Program, 12 p.m.,  Zoom, register here

Private Law Workshop, Shyamkrishna Balganesh, University of Pennsylvania, 12:30 p.m., Zoom

A Conversation with Professor Bill Eskridge on Bostock and Statutory Interpretation, 12:30 p.m., Zoom
Moderated by Sam Bray

Launch meeting for Hamburg Honor Scholars Program, 3 p.m., Zoom

Saturday, October 24

Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.

Around the Watercooler
Happy Birthday!
Amy Shirk - October 24
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Guide for Zoom and Webinars
A lot of you are using Zoom and Webinars for meetings and events and are often wondering the pros and cons and costs of each option. The marketing communications department has put together a guide about functionality, comparisons, and how to use these platforms. For more information click here. 
Have a great week!
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