Religious Liberty Initiative files amicus briefs. LL.M., J.S.D. alumni fight for human rights. 
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Week of 10.26.20

Good morning! Enjoy the last full week in October and have a safe and Happy Halloween. Please read below for the latest law school news. 

The Latest News

ND Law’s Religious Liberty Initiative represents Muslim voices defending Jewish groups subject to discriminatory COVID-19 closures

Within the last week, the Law School's Religious Liberty Initiative has filed two different amicus briefs representing Muslim organizations and scholars in defense of Jewish groups who have been shut down by discriminatory COVID-19 closures in New York City. Read more here

LL.M., J.S.D. alumni fight for human rights through work at International Criminal Court

Jimmy Gurulé took his London Law Program students to The Hague last spring to visit the International Criminal Court and Peace Palace, two Notre Dame Law School alumni were there to greet them. Read more here. 
Patrick Thomas quoted by Forbes

Patrick was quoted in Forbes on "Confirmed: Inmates Eligible For Cares Act $1,200 Stimulus Checks From IRS."

Carter Snead interviewed by Crux
Carter talked about his latest book, "What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics". Read more here

ND Law colleagues in the news about Amy Coney Barrett

Nicole Garnett spoke with CBS News about Amy's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Note: There are numerous articles each week about Amy Barrett's Supreme Court nomination. We can't include them all, but we will try to highlight a few articles that feature more extensive perspectives from faculty and students.
Faculty News

Jay Tidmarsh gave the inaugural lecture in an annual series on English legal history. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Selden Society and the History Societies of the four Inns of Court in London. The subject was Jay's research on the London Fire Court, established in 1667 in the wake of the Great Fire of London. A link is available here.

Sam Bray participated in a panel with the University of Chicago Federalist Society about national injunctions. 

Carter Snead participated in a discussion with Lou Nanni about giving to Notre Dame. 

Veronica Root participated in this panel discussion at George Washington University Law School, "Visions of Change: A Series on Racial Justice in American Law—Race and the Corporation."

Stephanie Barclay and Rick Garnett will be part of the Nootbaar Fellows Program at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 26

IP Lecture Series: Professor Anjali Vats, The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans, 12:30 p.m., Registration is required. Register here.

Religious Freedom in Flux: A Conversation about Recent U.S. Supreme Court Rulings and its Upcoming Term, 12:30 p.m., McCartan Courtroom and Zoom
Stephanie Barclay and Melissa Rogers from Brookings will participate, Roger Alford will moderate.

Consider This! COVID-19 Pandemic and Athletics, 6:00 p.m., Zoom. Register here

Tuesday, October 27

PECI Speaker: Advocating for Ethics in Government, Donald Sherman from CREW, 12:30 p.m., Zoom. Register here.

Wednesday, October 28

Faculty Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Zoom

A Conversation with Judge Amul Thapar, 12:15 p.m., McCartan Courtroom and Zoom

Debate on the US International Policy, 2:00 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law and Zoom

Catholic Education, the Supreme Court, and School Choice, with John Schoenig from ACE and Nicole Garnett, 7:00 p.m., Zoom 

Thursday, October 29

NDI Global Roundtable Series: The Pandemic and Its Effects on Primary and Secondary Education, 9:00 a.m. Register here.
The Story of the War on Terror and the Rule of Law: Rendition, Torture, Habeas Corpus and the Guantanamo Bay Detentions, 12:30 p.m., 1310 Biolchini and Zoom

Wrongfully Convicted: The Story of Patrick Pursley, 2:00 p.m., Zoom

Who Owns Public Art?, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Friday, October 30

The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary: Voting Rights, with The Honorable Eric. H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States, 12:45 p.m., Zoom 

Saturday, October 31

Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m.

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