2021-22 Academic Year Begins
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Week of 8.23.21

Good afternoon! We officially begin the 2021-22 academic year as classes begin today. Please read below for the latest news.

The Latest News

Mary Ellen O'Connell shares expertise about War on Terror

Mary Ellen was among the experts who spoke about the War on Terror last week on the Indus News program "Scope with Waqar Rizvi." She appears at approximately the 25-minute mark in the segment: "Ex-US General: War On Terror Wasn't Worth It."

She also spoke with ABC57 News on "Taliban takeover inevitable, a multi-administration failure." Watch here. 

Mary Ellen spoke with PolitiFact

Mary Ellen was quoted about why administering COVID-19 vaccines are not in violation of the Nuremberg Code. Read the article, COVID-19 vaccinations are “a violation of the Nuremberg code.

Nell Jessup Newton to serve as interim dean at University of Miami School of Law 

Read the article here

Paul Miller publishes paper
Paul published "The New Formalism in Private Law" in the American Journal of Jurisprudence. Read his paper here
Carter Snead quoted in decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Carter was quoted in a major decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in a case upholding the Texas fetal dismemberment ban. Here is the link to the decision.
Judy Fox quoted in South Bend Tribune

Judy was quoted in "St. Joseph County evictions rise to near pre-pandemic levels as tenants struggle."
Student News
Exoneration Justice Clinic’s summer interns provide valuable contributions

 Notre Dame Law School’s Exoneration Justice Clinic welcomed its first cohort of summer interns. Read more here
Students participate in service projects
during Welcome Week
Dismas House, St. Margaret's House, and Hope Ministries were some of the locations where the students volunteered last Friday.
Alumni News
Congratulations to Patrick A. Salvi II ’07 J.D. on being named the 2022 Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year” for the category Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in the Chicago area.
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
Tuesday, August 24
  • Opening of the Academic Year Mass, 5:30 p.m., Notre Dame Stadium. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. 
Wednesday, August 25
  • Law School Kickoff Luncheon, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Morris Inn - Smith Ballroom
Around the Watercooler
Happy Birthday
Ann Kiley - August 29
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Have a great week!
Contact Theresa Fry with suggestions, comments, and content.
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