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NDLS Communicator
Week of 5.18.20

Good afternoon! The semester is officially over and we have graduated our newest class of Notre Dame Lawyers. Beginning this week we will be on our summer schedule for the Communicator. We will publish twice per month (June 1 and 15, and July 6 and 20) and will resume weekly publication in August. We hope you have a wonderful summer, and stay safe and healthy. 

The Latest News
Dean Marcus Cole joined "The Fight" broadcast last week to highlight specific ways that alumni and friends can support ND Law students during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the video here

The ACA and the Declaratory Judgment Act

Sam Bray, along with Michael McConnell, Stanford Law, and Kevin Walsh, Richmond Law, filed an amicus brief in California v. Texas. Read Sam's blog post about the case and brief here.

Jimmy Gurulé quoted in South Bend Tribune

Jimmy was quoted in the article, "South Bend murder case is the latest test of Indiana's self-defense law." Read the story here.

Rick Garnett quoted about religious schools and exemption from discrimination laws

Rick was quoted by Catholic News Service in the article, "Divided court examines if religious schools exempt from discrimination laws." You can read the article here.

Rick was a guest on the Bloomberg podcast, "Court Seems Divided on Shield for Religious Schools." Listen here

Rick was also quoted by Crux, "Should Catholics right now worry less about Big Brother than Thoreau?" Read more here.

Patrick Thomas in the news

Patrick wrote a blog post for Procedurally Taxing, "Analyzing the IRS FAQs on Incarcerated and Non-Resident Taxpayers." Read his post here

He was also quoted in the Bloomberg Tax Daily Tax Report article, "Treasury’s Stances on Virus Relief Draw Ire in Desperate Times." Read more here.

Patrick was also interviewed on a YouTube channel about taxes and gig workers. Listen here

Law schools help draw blueprints to migrating courts online

Rising 3L Rachel Palermo and Christine Venter were quoted by Indiana Lawyer on how ND Law migrated the annual moot court competition for 1Ls to an online format. Read the story here.

Mark McKenna quoted in Input Magazine

Mark was quoted in the article, "Travis Scott remixed Nintendo and PlayStation logos for his ‘Fortnite’ merch. Could they sue?" Read the story here.

Cool Classes: Philanthropy and the
Common Good
Jon Hannah wrote about his experiences teaching the class, Philanthropy and the Common Good, in the fall semester. Read the story here.
Ed Edmonds awarded Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award

The American Association of Law Libraries has awarded Ed, along with co editor, Frank Houdek, Southern Illinois University School of Law, the 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award for their Business and Legal Aspects of Sports Entertainment database. Congratulations!

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
Virtual Events
Friday, May 22
Year-End Staff Meeting and Update, 1 p.m., Zoom link sent via email

Monday, May 25
Happy Memorial Day
Around the Watercooler

Congratulations Messages to the Class of 2020 

The Law School faculty and staff shared congratulations messages with the Class of 2020 last week during their virtual 3L banquet. Thank you to everyone who sent in messages, we had a great response! The students were so appreciative and said, "The video messages were an absolute hit (with enough laughs and tears to prove it)."

A link to the video is here. Since these were personal messages specifically meant for the class of 2020 we are not posting this video publicly. We ask that you do not share the video on social media or anywhere else publicly. 

Note: Every video that was submitted was used, though we did have to cut a few down slightly for timing. If part of your video was used in the beginning in the congratulations clips, the rest of your video message is shown later on, keep watching!

2020 Faculty and Staff Awards  

The Class of 2020 recently voted on the 2020 faculty, staff, and student awards.

Congratulations to Patty O'Hara, ND Law Distinguished Teaching Award, and Kevin O'Rear, Captain William O. McLean Faculty/Staff Award and ND Law Distinguished Staff Member Award.

Amanda Gray graduated with her Masters in Library and Information Science on Saturday. She and her husband Ben, a rising 3L, will also have an exciting fall with the arrival of their first child!
Happy Birthday!

                      Jim Kelly--May 20

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