August ND Lawyers Connect: Letting Mission Lead
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Notre Dame Lawyers Connect | August 2017
Feature | Alumni
Shared mission leads Cristal Brisco, ’06 J.D., to Saint Mary’s College

Ever since she was in grade school, Cristal Brisco knew she wanted to be a lawyer. She grew up in Gary, Ind., and recalls one of the nuns at her Catholic school saying, “Cristal talks a lot, and she always debates. She should be a lawyer.” As a grade-schooler, Brisco didn’t know what that meant, so her father introduced her to a local attorney. “He described his work as helping people,” said Brisco, ’06 J.D. That mission – using the law in service to the community – struck a chord with Brisco…. Read More
Adjunct Professor John Gallo to lead Chicago’s largest legal aid organization 

John N. Gallo, an adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School and a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, has been appointed executive director of LAF, which is the Chicago area’s largest legal aid organization ... “When the opportunity to join LAF presented itself, I recognized immediately that it would allow me to follow my passion to provide a voice for those in need while helping an incredibly deserving organization continue to grow,” said Gallo, who earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986. Read More
Feature | Event
NDLS Senior Alumni coming in for the Homecoming Weekend: you may wish to start your weekend early and are invited to campus on Thursday, September 28th to join in the NDSA Senior Open Golf Tournament with a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. at Warren Golf Course. Register here.

Contact Tammye Raster at or (574) 631-6891 with any questions.
Faculty | News
Associate Dean Roger Alford appointed to leadership role at U.S. Department of Justice

Roger P. Alford, a professor of law and associate dean for international and graduate programs at Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed to a position at the U.S. Department of Justice where he will promote the enforcement of antitrust laws around the world. “Roger’s expertise on international law issues, particularly his familiarity with trade, will be an asset ... Read More
Notre Dame Law School welcomes Paul Miller to faculty

Professor Paul B. Miller will join Notre Dame Law School as tenured faculty as of the fall term. Miller is a private law theorist whose work focuses on philosophical questions in equity, fiduciary law, trust law, and corporate law. “Notre Dame Law School is an exciting place to be,” Miller said. “Especially for people like me, who work in private law ... Read More
Corey Hemmerich, 2L: mother, law student, and extreme commuter

When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the University of Notre Dame in September 2016, one of the many points she touched upon was how she balanced being a mother at the same time she was in law school. Read More
Alumni | Notes
Andrew C. Baum, ’99 BA, ’02 J.D., Appointed District Court Judge in Denver
Chris L. McLemore, ’07 J.D., Shortlisted as Lawyer of the Year – Partner by Citywealth Magazine
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Amazing Attendance at a CLE Hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels and the Notre Dame Lawyers Association of Minnesota

The seminar was titled Making the System Work Addressing Biases and Barriers to Justice in Our Criminal Justice System. The panel featured Jeffrey J. Keyes, ’68 BA, a recently retired magistrate judge for the US Court for the District of Minnesota, Rev. David T. Link, ’58 BA, ’61 J.D., Dean Emeritus of NDLS, and Steven Kaplan, counsel for Fredrikson & Byron who presented on the ongoing work of the Innocence Project.
Students and Alumni Gather at a Networking Event hosted by the ND Lawyers Committee of DC
Thanks to our alumni leadership in DC, both current and incoming students had the chance to network with our DC lawyers before they headed to campus in the fall.
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