July ND Lawyers Connect: Big Pro Bono Victory
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Notre Dame Lawyers Connect | July 2017
Feature | Alumni
ND Law alumnus part of big pro bono victory

An Illinois man who asserted his innocence for more than two decades while serving a life sentence for a murder conviction was able to walk out of prison this spring. And a Notre Dame Law School alumnus was among the lawyers who helped the man win his release. Kevin J. Murphy, ’14 J.D., was part of a team from the Chicago-based law firm Jenner & Block that won a pro bono victory on behalf of Patrick Pursley, who had been incarcerated for over 23 years. Read More
Feature | Event
In the coming weeks, check your email for registration information for the Homecoming Weekend Events! Contact Tammye Raster at or (574) 631-6891 with any questions.
Congratulations to Jim Carr, ’87 J.D. the new NDLA President whose term began on July 1, 2017. Jim, a chair of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in New York, previously served on the NDLA Board as the representative for Region 10.

Joining Jim as new NDLA Board Members this July are:
Katherine Kirkpatrick Bos, ’09 J.D.
Gregory P. Ripple, ’94 B.A., ’03 J.D.
Matthew R. Nussbaum, ’00 B.A., ’04 J.D.
Christopher D. Avila, ’11 J.D.
NDLS Director
David Pruitt joins ND Law School as Clinical Law Center director

Pruitt brings almost two decades of experience as a practicing attorney to the position. Most recently, he was a partner in the litigation department at Barnes & Thornburg in South Bend. Read More
NDLS 2L Chosen for Midwest Bankruptcy Recognition

Charles Sterrett, a rising 2L at Notre Dame Law School, was recently chosen as one of the Distinguished Law Students who will participate in the 2017 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar. Read More
Alumni | Notes
Marisa A. Lorenzo, ’05 J.D., Elected to Partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Frank T. Pimentel, ’87 BA, ’94 J.D., appointed as US Immigration Judge assigned to Port Isabel Immigration Court in Texas
Patrick A. Salvi, ’78 J.D. & 
Patrick A. Salvi II, ’07 J.D.
were named to elite Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2017.
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Successful Kickoff Event for ND Lawyer Committee in Portland

Professor Rick Garnett gave a great talk that spurred a lively discussion among ND lawyers and current students at a kickoff event for an ND Lawyer Committee in Portland!
Students Attend Annual Summer Picnic in Cleveland
Notre Dame Lawyers of Cleveland hosted law students at the Committee’s eleventh annual summer picnic. Thanks to our Cleveland group for their continued support of our students!
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