November ND Lawyers Connect: Fighting to Protect the Innocent
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Notre Dame Lawyers Connect | November 2016
Many Thanks
Tammye Raster, alumni program manager, sends "a big thank you to all the attendees who were pioneers for this fall law school reunion! A special thank you to present and former NDLA Board members Brian Bates, ’86, Nancy Gargula, ’81, Dave Link, ’86, Maureen Hurley, ’81, Martha Trout, ’91 and Maureen Watz Gornik, ’86 for supporting this effort."
Alumni | Features
What Would You Fight For?
Fighting To Protect the Innocent
Recent alumni Christina Shakour and Stephanie Torres were featured by Notre Dame in its “What Would You Fight For?” series as participants in the National Immigrant Justice Center externship program during their 3L year at Notre Dame Law School. Shakour and Torres fought to obtain asylum for a mother and her son from El Salvador in order to save her son from being killed by a gang. Read more and watch video.
Alumni | Events
Justice Alan Page Encourages Students to Help Others

As an African American growing up in the 1950s in Canton, Ohio, Alan Page thought his opportunities were limited. Most of his peers, like so many before them, would have little choice but to work in the steel mill: work that was physically demanding, dirty, and tedious.
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Faculty | In the news

Columbia Gives Professor Douglass Cassel Highest Honor for Foreign Citizens

Columbia has conferred upon Professor Douglass Cassel the Order of Merit, the highest award Columbia grants to foreign citizens. Cassel was awarded the medal for his service to the government in helping negotiate the transitional justice component of the peace agreement that ended more than half a century of armed insurgency by the FARC.
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Professor Amy Coney Barrett Recognized at Notre Dame Football Game

The University honored Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Chair in Law, as a 2016 Featured Faculty during a commercial break in the third quarter of the Duke University football game. She was recognized in an on-field ceremony at Notre Dame Stadium.
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Public Interest Month at NDLS: Fellows Talk to Students about their Public Interest Paths

Four NDLS alumni kicked off the Public Interest Month by sharing with students what drew them to their work as public-interest attorneys and why law students should seriously consider taking on public-interest jobs. The current positions of these four alumni are funded by either the Thomas L. Shaffer Fellowship or the Bank of America Community Sustainability Fellowship; both are two-year fellowships.
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Reunion | Fall 2016
Law Classes returned to NDLS October 7-8 to enjoy a beautiful fall weekend on campus. Some of the highlights included a panel discussion by professors Amy Barrett, A.J. Bellia, and Bill Kelley on “Clerking for Justice Scalia,” an all-class cocktail reception, and a game-watch for the ND vs. NC State game. The Class of 1986, behind their fearless leader Brian Bates, won the award for the most classmates returning and enjoyed a few rounds of golf instead of the football game on Saturday. Good choice by the Class of 1986! Read more and view pictures here.
Boston Hesburgh Event
The Hesburgh Lecture hosted by Sullivan & Worcester was a great event that joined Professor Rick Garnett with alumni from the ND Club of Boston and the Notre Dame Lawyer Committee of Boston!
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