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Week of 3.22.21

Good morning! Please read below for the latest Law School news and events. 

The Latest News
Rick Garnett quoted by USA Today

Rick was quoted by USA Today in "Supreme Court's COVID-19 cases stir up battle between religion, same-sex couples over foster care."
Patrick Thomas quoted by Associated Press and USA Today 

Patrick was quoted by the Associated Press in "IRS will delay tax filing due date until May 17."

Patrick was also quoted by USA Today in the article,  "IRS tax deadline changes with income taxes and payments due May 17 to give taxpayers more time amid COVID."
Jimmy Gurulé spoke with Michael Sherwin '98 J.D., about leading the prosecution of the
Capitol rioters
On March 17, Michael discussed his pursuit of justice in the aftermath of the Capitol breach via Zoom with Jimmy. Read more here

Sherwin was also interviewed on "60 Minutes" on Sunday. Watch the interview here.
Judy Fox offers advice for the website

Judy was invited to offer advice in Expert Advice: Understanding Liability-Only Car Insurance and Expert Advice on Comparing Car Insurance Quotes & Rates
Faculty News
On March 25 Nicole Garnett will participate in The Federalist Society book review, "Unshackled: Freeing America's K-12 Education System," this program will focus on the debate over reform and school choice. More information here

Mary Ellen O'Connell will be speaking this week on autonomous weapons at the closing plenary of the American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, more information here.

On March 18 Mary Ellen spoke about the India-China border dispute during the Atlanta Council on International Relations event "India-China Border Standoff: Economic and Strategic Implications."
Student News
Congratulations to 3L May Gunther, who received the top oralist award at the recent Brooklyn regional Moot Court competition.
Congratulations to Notre Dame Law School's Moot Court team of intellectual property students
Notre Dame Law School’s team of intellectual property students won the award for second-best brief in the entire country when they competed in the national championship round of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. Read more here.

Klau Center Summer Fellowships offer valuable hands-on legal training

Each summer, the Klau Center provides funding for law students to serve internships with organizations that promote civil or human rights, and/or the enforcement of federal rights on behalf of underrepresented minorities. The 2020 fellows, Madeline Callaghan, Katherine Cienkus, and Tommy Kozdron, shared their experiences in this article.  
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
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 23

  • Global Lawyering in Practice Series: Litigation and Arbitration Abroad, 8:00 a.m., zoom
  • "The Kids are Alright": A Discussion of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Jennifer Mason McAward and Kara Ingelhart of Lambda Legal, 12:30 p.m., zoom. Limited seating in 1140 Eck. Register here
  • Lecture with Paolo Carozza: "The Venice Commission and Current Challenges of Constitutionalism in Europe," 12:45 p.m., zoom
  • Junk Science Month, 2:30 p.m., zoom
  • Health Law Panel with ND Law Alumni, 7:00 p.m., zoom

Wednesday, March 24

  • Combating the Financing of Terrorism in an Era of Public Corruption, 12:30 p.m., zoom. Register here

Thursday, March 25

  • Empowering Women through Religious Liberty, with panelists Rachel Benaim, Samah Norquist, Mona Polacca, and Kathleen Porter-Magee, moderated by Stephanie Barclay, 11:00 a.m. Register here
  • Global Lawyering in Practice Series: Real Estate Law Between the U.S. and Asia, 12:30 p.m., zoom
  • Book review: Unshackled: Freeing America's K-12 Education System, 3:30 p.m., zoom

Friday, March 26

  • Law & Economics Seminar: Lakshmi Iyer, University of Notre Dame,12:30 p.m., zoom
  • IP Lecture Series: Copyright and Distributive Justice, 12:30 p.m., zoom
  • "Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary: "Misuse of Civil Rights History," 12:45 p.m. Register here
Around the Watercooler
Department Feature
In our feature this week, we highlight Beth Klein with the 
Library Staff!
Name: Beth Gelroth Klein

Job Title: Library Assistant III

Brief description of what you do at the Law School: Some of the ways that I support the students, staff, and faculty of the law school include...
...securing materials for their research and writing from other libraries, courts, or private/government agencies.  
...showcasing faculty publications in the law library display cases and through the NDLScholarship Repository.
...providing data collection and analysis so that the law school can compare itself to peer institutions.
...assisting with institutional history projects by using materials collected in the Repository and at the University Archives.

Family: Jeff and I have been married for 40 years--living 25 of those years here in Mishawaka. Yes, I was a teenage bride and I hope to beat the family record of 75 years. We have four adult kids, two son-in-laws, three grandkids, and two cats.

What do you like to do outside of work? Jeff and I share hobbies in DIY home updates, hanging with the grandkids, and planning our next trip to Walt Disney World--2010 was our first trip. If you ever want to talk about anything Disney, let me know.

One interesting fact, accomplishment, or tidbit you would like to share about yourself: I earned a master's degree in communications and public relations at the same time that my husband was in law school and we had two toddlers. Before coming to Indiana I wrote public interest stories for local newspapers and taught public speaking at universities in North Dakota. I continued teaching here at Ivy Tech as a second job for eight years.  
COVID-19 Vaccine

Mass Vaccination Clinic March 26 and 27

The following will be closed in preparation for the mass vaccination clinic that will be held on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.

  • The Compton Family Ice Arena Lot and Walsh Architecture Lot will be closed from March 22 to 29.

  • Joyce Drive between Holy Cross Drive and Angela Boulevard will be closed from March 23 through March 29.

Supplemental parking:

  • For those who usually park in the Walsh Architecture and Compton parking lots, alternative parking will be available in the Notre Dame Stadium and Joyce Center parking lots for the entire week.

  • All vehicles must have a valid parking pass to park in the Notre Dame Stadium or Joyce Center parking lots.  

Please plan for increased traffic on Angela Boulevard and Leahy Drive on March 26 and March 27.

Indiana residents age 40 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Remember, you can get vaccinated at any site in Indiana. You can register HERE. 
Documenting your COVID-19 Vaccine

After you have received either the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the University is asking that you upload your vaccination documentation into PyraMed.

1.    Scan or take a picture of your vaccination card.
2.    Access the portal at
3.    Click on the red text link on the landing page directing you to fill out your pending forms.
4.    Open the form for COVID Vaccination – Faculty or Staff.
5.    Choose the option to share your one or two-dose vaccine information. 

NOTE: If you received the two-dose series, make sure that you have completed both doses before uploading any information.

Notre Dame Covid-19 Dashboard
Happy Birthday!
Sharon Bacon - March 24

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Have a great week!
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