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NDLS Communicator
Week of 1.25.21

Good morning! We resume our weekly publication of the Communicator today. We have a lot of news to share, including our first department feature, so please read below.

The Latest News
Dean Cole, Marah McLeod, Carter Snead, Diane Desierto, and Rev. John Paul Kimes participated in The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture Winter Conference, “We Belong to Each Other,” held January 12-14. Read more here
3L Rachel Palermo to work for Vice President Kamala Harris
Rachel will work as assistant press secretary to the vice president. Read more here

ND Law students win North American region in international environmental moot court competition 

Ambris Saravanan and Mark Simonitis won the North American regional championship round of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition. Read more here
Wrongful Convictions
Notre Dame law students pursue exoneration cases in nearby Elkhart. Read more about their work in this article featured in Notre Dame Stories.
Elliot Slosar, a Chicago attorney and co-teacher of the Notre Dame Exoneration Justice Clinic.
Jimmy Gurulé listens as Elliot Slosar discusses the clinic's wrongful conviction cases with their students.
Natalie Fulk and Nicole Paige featured in
ABA Student Lawyer
Natalie and Nicole were featured in the ABA article, "How law students helped others during the pandemic." Read the article here
If you missed Dean Cole speaking with retired Justice Alan Page on Martin Luther King Day you can view the discussion here

You can also read more about his comments in The Gist: Alan Page's Considered Judgement.
Diane Desierto writes article for EJIL: Talk!

Diane Desierto, wrote "The Myth and Mayhem of ‘Build Back Better’: Human Rights Decision-Making and Human Dignity Imperatives in COVID-19." Read the piece here

Veronica Root Martinez appointed to FINRA NAC

Congratulations to Veronica who was appointed to the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as of the start of 2021 for a four-year term. Read more here
Michael Kirsch paper featured in Pepperdine blog

Mike's paper "Conditioning Citizenship Benefits On Satisfying Citizenship Obligations," featured in the TaxProfBlog
Bloomberg discusses Patrick Corrigan paper 

Matt Levine from Bloomberg discusses Patrick's paper, "Footloose with Green Shoes: Can Underwriters Profit from IPO Underpricing?"

Read more here
Rick Garnett was a guest on the Drew Mariani Show

Listen to Rick on Relevant Radio, "Trump & Twitter, Parler banned, A bishop’s response to last week."
Patrick Thomas spoke with MarketPlace

Patrick was interviewed in "Some things we know about filing 2020 taxes."
Paolo Carozza quoted by the Associated Press

Paola was quoted in the article, "Probe highlights Vatican legal system’s limited protections." Read the article here
Jimmy Gurulé one of 150 legal scholars to sign letter posted in Politico. Jimmy also quoted in USA Today and interviewed by Bloomberg

Politico posts the article  "Legal scholars, including at Federalist Society, say Trump can be convicted", which details a letter signed by more than 150 legal scholars including Jimmy. 

Jimmy was quoted in "Capitol Police officer's death investigated as homicide; Trump's legal exposure questioned."

Jimmy was also interviewed by Bloomberg in the Podcast episode, "Will the Capitol Rioters Face Justice?" Listen here. 
Ali Wruble quoted in Law 360

Ali was quoted in the article, "Law Firms Kick Off Months-Delayed Campus Recruiting."   
Faculty News
On January 13 The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights and Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy hosted, "Assault on the Capitol," featuring Jimmy Gurulé as a panelist and Jennifer Mason McAward as host.  Notre Dame Magazine has a recap of the event. 

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies hosted a launch event on January 19 for the book The Practice of Human Development and Dignity edited by Paolo Carozza. 
Additional faculty that participated in the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting:
January 5, Felicia Caponigri, Section on Art Law: New Voices in Art Law Scholarship: Art Law Works-in-Progress

January 7, Christian Venter, AALS Open Source Program: Rhetoric, Justice and the Construction of Law

January 9, Emily Bremer, Section on Administrative Law, Co-Sponsored by Legislation and Law of the Political Process: New Voices in Administrative Law and Legislation

January 9, Lloyd Mayer, Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law: Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law Works in Progress
Provost office hosting virtual professional development series for faculty
The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a virtual series designed to provide Notre Dame faculty with continued opportunities for professional development in the online environment. More information here
Alumni News
Join Paola Carozza for a conversation with four Notre Dame alumni fighting for human rights and justice in Mexico and explore the value of a Notre Dame legal education. More information 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

Wednesday, January 27- The State of Human Rights in Mexico: The Practitioner’s Perspective, 7 p.m., zoom

Around the Watercooler
Department Feature
Throughout the year we are going to be featuring different departments in the Communicator. In our first feature, we are excited to highlight and get to know our IT Department!
Name:  Dan Manier

Job Title: Director of Information Technology

Brief description of what you do at the Law School: I'm responsible for the strategic planning and management of technology in the law school. 

Family: Married to Karen for 27 years with one daughter, Maddie - 24, and one son, Aidan - 22

What do you like to do outside of work?: I'm on the Board of a local baseball league that is currently making plans to build a new city baseball field near the Boys & Girls Club. I play first base for the South Shore Liners in the league. I am also President of the Board for a local agency that provides support to families in crisis. 

One interesting fact, accomplishment, or tidbit you would like to share about yourself: Many people know that I have worked in the law school since 1998 and for the university since 1989. But my first job was raking leaves for Professor Emeritus Joe Bauer when I was in 7th grade. With the money earned I bought a Sears Free Spirit 10 speed, which I later used on my paper route, to get to school and baseball practice. Thanks, Joe!
Name: Eric McCartney

Job Title:  Senior IT Specialist

Brief description of what you do at the Law School:  I work with faculty and staff on their technology needs in the Law School.

Family:  I have been married to Nan for 19 years. She is a kindergarten teacher at Kennedy Academy here in South Bend. We have one child, JJ, age 8.

What do you like to do outside of work?:  It is mostly about JJ.  I love photography and have taken more pictures of him (mostly of baseball, football, swimming, and basketball) than I care to admit (think thousands).

One interesting fact, accomplishment, or tidbit you would like to share about yourself: I spent the majority of my childhood at our family's businesses in LaPaz, IN.  My grandfather and father ran a machine shop called Mac's Machine Repair and across US 31 my uncle still has a produce market called Mac's Market. At 5 years old, I started helping run the cash register and counting change back to customers.  We always looked forward to the watermelon truck's arrival because we would get to eat any that fell and broke. When you unload 400 by hand each time, there were always going to be a few!  I helped out and/or worked there until I moved to Mishawaka when I was 32.
Name: Scott Hengert

Job Title: AV Systems Engineer

Brief description of what you do at the Law School: I am responsible for the design and support of the classroom & courtroom technology systems, including video technologies and classroom systems that support multi-site education for the Law School. 

What do you like to do outside of work? I enjoy spending time with my family and friends including exploring the outdoors or playing board and card games. I also enjoy designing and repairing anything electronic-related, and working on a variety of car restoration projects.

One interesting fact, accomplishment, or tidbit you would like to share about yourself: I’m a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator and I am working towards becoming an accredited Volunteer Examiner (VE) to further the hobby of amateur radio.

Name:  Christopher Radabaugh

Job Title:  AV Assistant (Full-Time)

Brief description of what you do at the Law School: Assist in the day-to-day operation and management of the classroom technology use by the Law School faculty, staff, and students, including coordinating the AV needs of special guests and events, working with the Trial Ad and Deposition Skills faculty on recording lectures, demonstrations, and student performances, and troubleshoot technical issues that occur with the AV and PC equipment in the classrooms.

Family: I am married to my beautiful wife, Shere, for 19 years this March and have three daughters:  Kariana (19, and a current ND Freshman!), Cadence (14), and Cora (3 and a half).

What do you like to do outside of work?: I occasionally drive for Uber during the weekends; I mostly do Uber Eats food deliveries now during the pandemic to help people that want to stay in but still want to order from local restaurants.  At home, I like to watch sports (ND, Cubs, Bears, Colts fan) and play videogames.  

One interesting fact, accomplishment, or tidbit you would like to share about yourself:  I was in Boy Scouts in my youth and made it to the Eagle Scout rank.
Name:  Ed Marshall

Job Title: IT Solutions Consultant

Brief description of what you do at the Law School: I'm responsible for student computing, as well as providing secondary support to faculty and staff.

Family: Married, with lots of family that my wife and I enjoy spending time with.

What do you like to do outside of work? Reading (one can never have too many books!), writing, photography, drawing, and cruising around in my 1971 Chevrolet Pickup Truck.

One interesting fact, accomplishment, or tidbit you would like to share about yourself: I’m a published writer and photographer. My work has been published in automotive magazines, as well as local magazines and newspapers. Most of my writing has been about vintage automobiles or technology. A large percentage of my photography is often vintage cars, trucks and the related. Secondary to this, I’m currently writing a mystery novel. 
Good luck Sarah!

Sarah Carruthers last day in her role as Associate Director, Law & Graduate Business Annual Giving will be January 29. 

Sarah's colleague, Conor Montijo,, will be taking over her responsibilities in the interim. 

We wish Sarah all the best in the future!
Congratulations Patrick and Tess Corrigan!
Congratulations to Patrick and Tess on the arrival of their daughter, Theresa Margaret Eileen Corrigan, born on
January 21, 2021!
Happy Birthday!

Lori Dutka - January 23
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Winter/Spring Covid Testing
and Safety Protocols

Return to Campus Testing (through January 27) located at Gate 2 of the Joyce Center.  Although not required for faculty and staff, please consider scheduling a saliva test before returning to campus especially if you traveled over the break. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Please schedule your test via this online form.  
The health & safety protocols established last summer will continue throughout the Spring semester.  These policies include:
 - Eating is only permitted in designated eating areas and at a distance of 6 ft apart.  The only designated areas in the Law School are the Commons and South Reading Room.
 - Visitors are only permitted with pre-approval by the Dean.  Please fill out this Visitor Request form for approval.
 - Scheduled meetings with Students are required throughout the Spring term for faculty and staff.  Walk-in meetings are not permitted.  QR codes for calendly scheduling are posted at all suite entrances.  Suite doors will remain closed to discourage students from walking into staff/faculty spaces without an appointment.
 - Non-University travel for faculty, staff and students is discouraged during the Spring term.  University travel must be pre-approved by the Dean.  Upon return from any travel, please contact University Health Services to arrange for appropriate testing or quarantine, as needed.
 - Essential spending only.  The University continues to restrict all spending to essential spend only.  Spending, regardless of source, is restricted to spend that is essential for academic continuity and research.  If you are unsure, please ask.
 - Daily Health check, including on weekends during the semester, is required of all faculty, staff and students.  If you have a yellow or red card you must follow the quarantine and test protocols before being cleared to return to campus. 
Staff Prayer Line
Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., staff chaplain, has initiated a prayer line to support staff working on- and off-campus. All prayer requests are confidential and only accessible to Father Jim. Please submit your request here
Have a great week!
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