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Week of 9.23.19

Good morning and happy fall! It will be a busy week at the Law School as we celebrate our 150th anniversary with our reception on Friday and homecoming tailgate on Saturday. Please read below for the latest Law School news and event details. 
The Latest News
Mary Ellen O'Connell quoted in USA Today

Mary Ellen was quoted by USA Today in the article, "Trump taps hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as national security adviser to replace John Bolton." Read the story here

Mary Ellen also wrote about the drone attacks on Saudi oil fields here.

Rick Garnett writes for SCOTUSblog

Rick comments on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue and whether it violates the First Amendment “to invalidate a generally available and religiously neutral student-aid program simply because the program affords students the choice of attending religious schools." Read his blog here.

Lloyd Mayer in the news

Lloyd was quoted by the Times Free Press in "Religious Questions: Why churches don't pay taxes and why that's unlikely to change." Read more here.  
This Week's Events
Monday, September 23

Free Speech, Same-Sex Marriage, and Anti-Discrimination Laws, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Tuesday, September 24

Faculty colloquium, Jeff Pojanowski, 12:30 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room
Wednesday, September 25

St. Thomas More Society: The Cardinal Pell Case with Gerry Bradley, 12:30 p.m., 1140 Eck Hall of Law

The first Notre Dame forum event, The Church Crisis: Where Are We Now?,"  
7 p.m., DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Leighton Concert Hall

Thursday, September 26

IP Lecture Series: The Case Against Idealising Control with Woody Hartzog, Northeastern University, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law
Friday, September 27

Law & Economics Series: Gabriel Rauterberg, University of Michigan, 12:30 p.m., 1310 Biolchini

Judy Fox will sign copies of her new book, The Foreclosure Echo: How the Hardest Hit Have Been Left Out of the Economic Recovery, 12-2:30 p.m., Eck Hall of Law Atrium
Books will be available for purchase.

Partisan Politics in the Era of Trump:  A Threat to our Democracy or Merely Politics as Usual?, 12:30 p.m., McCartan Courtroom
Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, former Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and former Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake will make up the panel.

A Different Kind of Lawyer: The First 10 Years,  3:30 p.m., 1140 Eck Hall of Law
Members of Notre Dame Law School's Class of 2009 will share valuable insights with current students about law firm life and employment transitions during the early stages of their legal careers.

Civility: Searching for the Better Angels of our Future with Senator Jeff Flake, 4:30 p.m., 1310 Biolchini
Friday, September 27
Sesquicentennial Reception and Introduction to Notre Dame Law School's New Dean, 6-8 p.m., Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center. Enter through door 14.

A brief program introducing Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law G. Marcus Cole will begin at 6:45 p.m.

Registration for the reception has closed. If you did not register and would like to attend the reception you can register on-site at the south elevators in the Duncan Student Center at 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 28
Open House at the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center, 9-11 a.m., 725 Howard Street 
Homecoming Tailgate, 12-3 p.m., DeBartolo Quad

Notre Dame vs. Virginia, 3:30 p.m.
Around the Watercooler
Happy Birthday!
Jen Mason McAward--September 24
Barry Cushman--September 28

We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Have a great week!

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