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NDLS Communicator
Week of 4.8.19

Good morning! Read below for the latest Law School news and events.
The Latest News

Thomas F. Fay ’61 funds national security fellowship for ND Law students

Thanks to a generous donation from Thomas Fortune Fay, Notre Dame Law School is establishing a new fellowship for students interested in practicing in the field of national security law. Read more here.

Judge Amul Thapar talks about Scalia and religious liberty
 

Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit spoke at the Law School about the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's views on religious freedom. Read more here.

Plaintiffs from Obergefell v. Hodges speak about marriage equality case

Three plaintiffs from the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges spoke at ND Law on March 27. The student-organized event examined the court’s 2015 decision that guaranteed the right of same-sex couples to marry. Read more here.
Patrick Thomas quoted by Fortune about new tax code 
Patrick talks to Fortune in "As Tax Day Approaches, Filers Find Themselves Big Winners—or Losers." Read it here. 
He also talks about changes to the tax law here.
Lloyd Mayer quoted about admissions scandal, recall effort

Lloyd talks to The Associated Press in "Parents Could Face Tax Charges, Big Fines in Admissions Scam." Read it here.

The Greeley Tribune also quotes him in "With oil and gas the focus, Galindo recall effort bringing in big money." Read it here.
Jimmy Gurulé quoted by Bloomberg about Deutsche Bank

Jimmy talks to Bloomberg in "Deutsche Bank's U.S. Unit Kept Danske's Shady Billions Flowing." Read more here.
Doug Cassell interviewed about developments in Guatemala

Doug talked to WBEZ Worldview last week about recent developments in Guatemala. You can read some of his comments here.
Congratulations!
      
2Ls Katie Takeuchi and Ian Michalak recently participated in the Indiana State Bar Association Moot Court Competition. They advanced to the final round and finished second place overall.
This Week's Events
Tom Shaffer Memorial, April 8

A memorial and reception for Tom Shaffer is this evening. Mass will be at 5:15 p.m. in the St. Thomas More Chapel with a reception to follow in Eck Commons. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

April 8
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will speak about Immigration and the Department of Justice, 12:30 p.m., McCartan Courtroom

Haug Family Innovation Lecture Series: Irrational Ignorance at the Patent Office, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law

April 11
BLF Presents: Margaret Egan, Executive VP & General Counsel of Hyatt Hotels, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law
Around the Watercooler
Colleague Feature: Ali Wruble
Position: Recruiting Program Manager, CDO
 
How long have you been at ND Law? Almost seven years (yikes)
 
What did you do before you worked at the Law School? Before NDLS, I worked with a local criminal defense attorney for several years. Before South Bend, I lived in Chicago where I worked for an immigration attorney and at a big global ad agency.
 
Family: Awesome daughter, Sophia (11)
 
Fill in the blank, if you really knew me you’d know that: I love to be creative in not-so-ordinary ways.
 
Who would you like to swap places with for a day? I would love to be in my daughter’s shoes for a day so I could get inside her lovely mind. It would help me be a better mother!
 
What characteristics do you most admire in people? Honesty and genuineness. Be yourself. And tell the truth. It’s really not that hard.
 
What is something no one knows about you or what is your claim to fame? I sang the National Anthem with my college a cappella group at a Boston Red Sox game. I also used to be a radio DJ and was a birthday party entertainer for little kids when I was in junior high!
 
What super power would you like to have? I’d love to be able to fly! I could travel anywhere and be able to see the world from a wonderful perspective.
 
If you could splurge on one most have item what would it be? A private airplane so I could go wherever I wanted whenever I wanted. Oh, and a pilot’s license to go with it!

 
Thank you, Ali! 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!
ND Law PowerPoint Templates

If you are giving a PowerPoint presentation, you can download templates from the Faculty & Staff Resources on the Law School's website. These templates were designed by the University's Marketing Communications Department.

Click here to see the templates. 
Have a great week!

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