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NDLS Communicator
Week of 12.14.20

Good morning! This is the last issue of the Communicator for the year. We will publish two issues in January (January 11 and 25), and then will resume weekly publication. We wish you and your families all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! 

The Latest News
Princeton Review Rankings
Notre Dame Law School is ranked #7 in both Best Professors and Best Classroom Experience by the Princeton Review rankings.
Carter Snead's book named top 10 book by The Wall Street Journal

Carter's new book, "What It Means to Be Human," was named one of the 10 best books of 2020 by The Wall Street Journal. Congratulations, Carter! Read more here

Nicole Garnett named adjunct fellow by Manhattan Institute

Nicole has joined the Manhattan Institute as an adjunct fellow. Her inaugural research contribution explores the legality of religious charter schools in light of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that states cannot exclude religious schools from private school choice programs. Read more here

Jay Tidmarsh on BBC Radio

Jay was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's The Long View as part of a panel considering the pandemic-related backlog in the British legal system and its historical analogs. Listen here
Steve Yelderman quoted in the news

Steve was quoted by MarketWatch
in the article "Facebook hit with antitrust suits that seek to ‘unwind’ Instagram, WhatsApp acquisitions."  He also spoke with Reuters for the article "Facebook lawsuits don't show much consumer harm, but must they?"

Steve was also interviewed by The Wall Street Journal in the article "Facebook Case Presents Test for Antitrust Enforcement, Federal Courts." (subscription required)
Patrick Corrigan quoted by Associated Press and Bloomberg

Patrick was quoted by the Associated Press in "Airbnb prices shares at $68 ahead of Thursday IPO." He was also quoted in Bloomberg in "Airbnb, DoorDash Rallies Stoke Debate on Pricing IPOs."
Rick Garnett interviewed for Sacred Places of Notre Dame

Rick invites us to explore the memorial window in Biolchini. Watch the video here

Veronica Root Interviewed by Corporate Crime Reporter

Veronica was interviewed in the article, "Corporate Crime Prosecutors Prioritizing Information over Sanctions." Read the article here
Lloyd Mayer's paper is noted in The Regulatory Review

Lloyd's paper, "The Promises and Perils of Using Big Data to Regulate Nonprofits" is noted in The Regulatory Review Saturday Seminar.
Judy Fox quoted in South Bend Tribune

Judy was quoted in the article "Court Cases for Book Fees" in the South Bend Tribune. Read the article here
Stephanie Barclay quoted in Bloomberg

Stephanie was quoted in the Bloomberg article, "Covid Order Shows Barrett Fortifies Court on Religious Rights."
Clare O'Hare presented at OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum
ND Law J.S.D. candidate Clare O'Hara presented, "Sovereign Wealth Funds - The Corruption Gap," with Lakshmi Kumar of Global Financial Integrity as part of the 2020 OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum. Watch her presentation here.
In Memoriam

Professor Thomas F. Broden Jr. ’49 LL.B.

Notre Dame Law Professor Emeritus Thomas F. Broden Jr. — a pioneer in clinical legal education and a skilled advocate for civil rights and the indigent — died November 20. He was 96. Tom was a member of the law faculty since 1950 and continued to teach well into the 2000s. Read Tom's obituary and article about him here
Patrick F. McCartan Jr. '56,'59 J.D.

Chairman emeritus of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees and a recipient of the University’s highest honor, the Laetare Medal, died November 30. Pat was a generous benefactor to Notre Dame, and the Law School’s moot courtroom is named in his honor. Read more here.  

August Edward "Ed" Manier, father of Dan Manier

Our deepest sympathy to Dan Manier on the passing of his father, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy August Edward "Ed" Manier, on Thanksgiving morning. Ed's obituary can be found here, as well as this lovely article in Notre Dame News.

Alumni News
Rev. Gerard J. Olinger, C.S.C. '04 J.D., University of Notre Dame vice president for mission engagement and church affairs, has been elected effective January 1 to the board of trustees for Strada Education Network, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve lives by forging pathways between education and employment. Read more here.
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

The Christmas and New Year's Celebration begins Monday, December 21, and goes through Tuesday, January 5.

Around the Watercooler
Congratulations to Maggie Tague

Scott and Maggie Slater were married on November 7, 2020 
at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. 
Happy Birthday!

December 16 - Dan Manier

December 29 - Kevin Allen

December 30 - Dan Kelly

We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Congratulations Students, you made it!
Thank you to all of the faculty and staff for participating in the video congratulating the students on making it through this tough semester and wishing them a safe and healthy holiday and break.
Send us your cute Holiday photos!
We would love to share your cute photos or Christmas card from your holidays and we will feature them in the January issue! Please send photos to Theresa Fry,

Winter Break Surveillance Testing

Who should test.  If you are regularly (2+ days/week) coming into work testing is required each week over the break.  Anyone who has tested positive in the last 90 days does not have to complete surveillance testing.  

Self-serve appointments. For Winter Break surveillance testing appointments can be made using this link and individuals are encouraged to schedule on the Law School's designated day for testing which is Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at  Joyce Center Gate 2. However, if you are unable to complete a test on this day, you can schedule a test on another day of the week.   

Testing Hours.  The University Testing Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is closed on University holidays, December 19 through January 5. Should you have any questions, please contact the COVID Response Unit Hotline at 574-634-HERE or  

The weekly surveillance testing requirement will end on Friday, January 22. The Daily Health Check only needs to be completed on the days you come to campus during the break. Daily health checks for all members of the Notre Dame community will resume prior to the start of the spring semester. More details can be found here

Have a great week!
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