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NDLS Communicator
Week of 3.4.19

Good afternoon! We have a lot of news to share, including our first colleague feature, as we head towards spring break. The Communicator will resume on March 18. We wish you a quiet and restful break.
The Latest News
In Memoriam: Professor Thomas L. Shaffer


 
The Law School fondly remembers Professor Thomas L. Shaffer, former dean, who died Feb. 26 after a long illness. Tom changed the lives of many students and colleagues. Read more about him here.

LL.M. Student Spotlight: Fernanda Gianesella Bertolaccini

Fernanda Gianesella Bertolaccini of Brazil is expanding her expertise in the area of sustainability standards and compliance by pursuing an LL.M. at Notre Dame Law School. Read her story here.

ND Law 150

Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court recounts how a Moot Court event in 1980 at Notre Dame Law School changed the way that justices are addressed. He recounts the story in this video. #NDLaw150

Rick Garnett quoted in several news outlets about Supreme Court memorial cross case 
 

Christian Science Monitor: It’s 40 feet tall and concrete. Is ‘Peace Cross’ a civic or Christian symbol? 

Courthouse News Service: Cross on Public Land Tests the Establishment Clause

Bloomberg: Supreme Court Weighs Fate of 40-Foot Cross Built as War Memorial

Washington Post: In Bladensburg Peace Cross case, Supreme Court’s Elena Kagan could have pivotal role
 

Steve Yelderman quoted in Bloomberg Law

Steve was quoted in this story about GE successfully getting a patent on a bedside machine canceled. Read more here.

What if the Grand Canyon had been our second national park?

Faculty News

Lloyd Mayer looks at social enterprises with respect to tax law in "Creating a Tax Space for Social Enterprise," published in The Cambridge Handbook of Social Enterprise Law.  


Does the Tragedy of the Commons play out on federally owned lands? Check out this recent work by Bruce Huber, "The U.S. Public Lands as Commons," in Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons.

Ed Edmonds recently spoke at The Intersection of Sports and Social Equality Symposium at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He will also be speaking this week at the annual Nine Spring Training Conference in Arizona.
This Week's Events

March 5
Kellogg Institute Faculty Colloquium: Tamar Herzog, Harvard, 12:30 p.m., C103 Hesburg 

Week Against Mass Incarceration: Speaker, Roosevelt Glenn Sr., Exoneree, 12:30 p.m., 3140 Eck Hall of Law


March 6
Ash Wednesday

Elizabeth Scarola, the founder of HLS at ND and a healthcare attorney with Epstein, Becker, Green, 12:30 p.m., 1315 Biolchini
 

March 7
Faculty Colloquium, Sandra Sperino, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 12:30 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room

Suing Harvard: The Fight for Fair Admissions, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law

March 9
Spring break begins

Around the Watercooler
Colleague Feature:  Maggie Tague 
 
    
  
Position: Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
 
How long have you been at ND Law? I have been a staff member at NDLS since August 2018. However, I also spent 3 years here as a student from 2011 to 2014.
 
What did you do before you came to the Law School? Prior to joining the Admissions Office in August, I was a practicing attorney in Wheeling, West Virginia. (Although, the majority of my cases were in either Ohio or Pennsylvania. Nothing like having to pass 3 bar exams back-to-back-to-back right after graduation!)
 
Family: My Mom, Michele, who lives in Miami, Florida, and my boyfriend, Scott, who I actually convinced to move out here with me. I credit the persuasion techniques I learned in law school for that.
 
If you really knew me you’d know: If I’m not rooting for the Irish, I’m rooting for my other alma mater: the University of Miami. Go Canes!

What is the best concert you ever attended? Rod Stewart. Trust me, even at 74, he’s still got it.
 
Where is your favorite place to vacation? Hilton Head Island. It always reminds me of my Dad because it was one of the last vacations we went on before he passed away.
 
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? You will have to ask fellow NDLS alumna Krysta Gumbiner because they always seem to happen with her.

What would you be doing if you weren’t in your current job/occupation? Probably still practicing law.
 
What one memory do you most treasure? My NDLS graduation. It was one of my Dad’s proudest moments; I can still remember us fist pumping each other before I walked across the stage.

If you could tell one person thank you for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do? My Mom. Not only was she the main breadwinner of our family (thus making it possible for me to attend schools like the University of Miami and Notre Dame), but she also showed me what it means to be a strong woman. Love you Mom!


Thank you to Maggie for being our first feature! We will randomly be asking colleagues to participate throughout the year, but we would really like for volunteers as well. If you would like to be featured send us an email here. We hope you will join in!
Future Lawyers?
 
ND Law had a great showing at the South Bend Mock Trial Regional Competition on Feb. 23 with students and faculty coaching teams and serving as judges, along with many high school students of ND Law faculty and staff participating on teams.
This team from Trinity School included Libby Garnett and Tess Barrett. They were coached by 3L Kat Miller and are moving on to the state finals this weekend.
This Saint Joseph High School team coached by John Lloyd included Tommy Garnett, Josie Lloyd, and Claire Wager.
Clay High School qualified for the state finals for the first time! They were coached by several ND Law students including Henry Leaman, Paris Mayfield, and Vivian Pham.
Other ND Law showings included Emma Barrett who was on the championship team from Trinity School and Anna Kelley who was on a Trinity team coached by 3L Shaleen Patel. Jay Tidmarsh served as one of the judges.
Happy Birthday!


March 12--Beth Klein
 
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Anniversaries
 
Please join us in congratulating these colleagues who are celebrating work anniversaries with the University in March.

Thank you for your service to Notre Dame!

 24 years
Debbie Sumption

21 years
Sandra Klein

7 years
Vinny Versagli

 5 years
Tammye Raster
Have a great week!

Contact Denise Wager with suggestions, comments, and content.
dwager@nd.edu
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