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Week of 2.8.21

Good morning! The United States observes Black History Month annually to honor the achievements, history, and experience of Black Americans. See below where you can be involved in a variety of events to celebrate this month. Stay warm and Happy Valentine's day!

The Latest News
February is Black History Month
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a variety of events throughout February in recognition of Black History Month. Several discussions, presentations and activities are highlighted here
Walk the Walk Week 2021
This year, we will observe Walk the Walk Week from February 22 through February 28. Walk the Walk Week is a week-long series of University and department sponsored events designed to help each of us consider the steps we might take individually and collectively to make Notre Dame, our communities, and our nation more welcoming and inclusive.  
Patrick Corrigan quoted by MarketWatch 

Patrick was quoted in "Yellen meets with regulators over GameStop volatility, vows to protect investors."

Stephanie Barclay spoke with Bloomberg Law podcast

Stephanie discussed the Ninth Circuit hearing on a high school football coach who says praying on the field after a game is his constitutional right. Listen here (Barclay's segment begins at 30:30). 
Jimmy Gurulé quoted by USA Today

Jimmy was quoted in "The Justice Department urgently needs a reset. Enter Merrick Garland. Is he up for it?"

Lisa Koop quoted by USA Today

Lisa was quoted in "Surge of unaccompanied minors at border poses challenge for Biden administration."
Faculty News
On February 5 Veronica Root Martinez participated in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law - Volume 23 Symposium discussing Corporate Governance and Social Issues. 

Roger Alford and Sadie Blanchard were panelists on February 5 in "The Future of Foreign Investment Dispute Resolution: Brazil and Beyond," moderated by Matheau Lima, LL.M. '19

Stephanie Barclay was recently named the Chair of the AALS Law and Religion Section. 
Congratulations Theresa Yuan!
3L Theresa won first place in the ABA For Law Students' first Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition. Read more here
Rachel Palermo featured in Above the Law
Rachel was featured by Above The Law in "Third-Year Law School Student Working As Assistant Press Secretary To Vice President Kamala Harris." Read the story here.
Alumni News
Michael Sherwin '98 J.D. is prosecuting
those who attacked U.S. Capitol

As acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Sherwin is prosecuting the people who invaded the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Read the story 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, February 8 

  • Human Rights Practice at the European Court of Human Rights with Dr. Nicolas Sorochynskyy, 12:30 p.m., zoom

Tuesday, February 9  

  • Faculty Colloquium, 12:30 p.m., zoom
  • Impeachment Debate, 12:30 p.m., zoom with limited seating in 1130 Eck
  • Clerkships: Three Clerks' Perspectives, 7:30 p.m., zoom

Thursday, February 11 

  • George Floyd, Defunding the Police, and Transgender Activism: A Conversation with Andrea Jenkins, 5:00 p.m., zoom

Friday, February 12 

  • 2021 JLEPP Symposium, 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m., zoom
  • Dean's Staff Update, 12:30 p.m., zoom
Sunday, February 14
  • Happy Valentine's Day!
Around the Watercooler
5 Things to Know about the Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr. Ben Garman, medical director at the Wellness Center, discusses the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. What you need to know about the Covid-19 Vaccine here
Keeping Calm in Stresful Times

The Calm app provides tools to help you relax, focus and rest, offering guided sessions on sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Sign up for a free, premium subscription using your netID email by following these instructions
Learn more about the Calm app
Happy Birthday!

Denise Wager - February 11
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Staff Prayer Line
Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., staff chaplain, has initiated a prayer line to support staff working on- and off-campus. All prayer requests are confidential and only accessible to Father Jim. Please submit your request here
Have a great week!
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