September ND Lawyers Connect: Justice and Peace for the Imprisoned
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Notre Dame Lawyers Connect | September 2017
Feature | Alumni
Human rights lawyer Felix Agbor Nkongho, ’06 LL.M., released from prison in Cameroon

The president of Cameroon has released Felix Agbor Nkongho almost eight months after the Notre Dame Law School graduate was imprisoned for his work on human rights issues in the central African nation. Nkongho, ’06 LL.M., and other activists were arrested in January for … Read More
Father Dave Link, ’58 BA, ’61 J.D. Finds a Calling to Help Prisoners

Former law school dean and alumnus Fr. David Link was featured in an article in The South Bend Tribune about his dedication and ministry to those incarcerated in the Indiana prison system. Read his story here.
Feature | Event
We are looking forward to our NDLS Homecoming Weekend! Registration is now closed for the tailgate. Many alumni have registered for the tailgate and have made plans to meet up with classmates. For details on the weekend, go here.

Contact Tammye Raster at or (574) 631-6891 with any questions.
Faculty | News
Professor Jimmy Gurulé participates in filing amicus briefs on behalf of terrorism victims in two Supreme Court cases

Notre Dame Law Professor Jimmy Gurulé played a leading role in filing two amicus briefs on behalf of the victims of terrorism in cases that will be argued in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017 term. The amicus briefs were submitted on behalf of former U.S. counter-terrorism and national security officials ... Read More
From boxing to earning a dual degree, SBA President Athena Aherrera does it all

When Athena Aherrera immigrated to the United States from the Philippines seven years ago, she had to adjust to a new country and culture. She embraced the challenge, adapted quickly, and has been running full speed ever since – something she attributes to the support of her family, friends, school, and wider community. From playing golf and boxing to pursuing a dual J.D./MBA degree ... Read More
Notre Dame Law 3L Kelly Anderson spends summer with Coast Guard JAG

Not every legal internship comes with the opportunity to see a helicopter up close and personal, but that’s what Kelly Anderson saw this summer in Washington, D.C. Anderson, 3L, found herself touring a Coast Guard Sector, a Coast Guard Air Station, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Capitol, and DEA Headquarters at Quantico during her summer internship with the ... Read More
3L Kate Rochat explores legal interests ‘off the beaten path’ in South Korea

Kate Rochat, a 3L at Notre Dame Law School, spent part of her summer “off the beaten path” while learning Korean in an intensive language program through the U.S. Department of State. Rochat was part of the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program, which places students with host families in foreign countries for a couple of months to learn the country’s language, as well as the history and culture, in an immersive setting. She lived with a family in Gwangju ... Read More
Alumni | Notes
Stone Grissom, ’00 J.D., References NDLS in his first Novel, “A Cry for Justice”
Brian Ellixson, ’14 J.D., Joins Fisher Phillips in Philadelphia
Reed W. Burritt, ’14 J.D., Joins Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz in Houston
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50th Anniversary
Law Class of 1967 Celebrates 50 Years
LRAP Updates
The Law School recently restructured its Loan Repayment Assistance Program to simplify LRAP's eligibility criteria and make the program more generous, effective, and transparent for participants.

Read the new program description here.
Want to Speak to Students About Careers?
On behalf of the Student Bar Association Career Development Office Committee, we would like to extend an invitation to any Notre Dame lawyers who would be interested in speaking on a career panel before a home football game this fall. The panel will be hosted at the law school and lunch will be provided. This will be a great opportunity for current law students to meet you and to learn about various career paths and is open to any and all practice areas and job sectors. The panel will be held either on the Friday before the NC State game (October 28th) or the Wake Forest game (November 4th). If you are interested, please fill out the google form here, and we will reach out to you shortly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alec Farrell, Student Bar Association Career Development Office Committee Chair, at, or Vinny Versagli, Director of Career Development, at Thank you for your time and consideration. Go Irish!
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