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Week of 2.26.18

Good morning!  Last week we had the honor of celebrating the investiture of Judge Amy Barrett! You can see pictures from the ceremony below. Also, see what else is new at NDLS!
The Latest News
Notre Dame law students’ Impowerus wins raves for empowering immigrant teens

Read about how a group of Notre Dame Law students created an online platform to connect pro bono attorneys with immigrant youths in need of legal services.
Jimmy Gurulé quoted in the Wall Street Journal  

Read the article, "Trump Again Presses Jeff Sessions Over Russia Probe," here.
Supreme Court to consider free speech, labor unions and the role of past decisions

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments today, Monday (Feb. 26) in Janus v. AFSCME — a landmark case for public-sector labor unions — Randy Kozel says the case also raises wide-ranging questions about when laws should change and when they should stay the same. Read his full comments here.
This Week's Events
Monday, February 26
HLSA recognizes Jimmy Gurulé with the inaugural Gurulé Award, 12:30 p.m., McCartan Courtroom

Tuesday, February 27
Faculty Colloquium, Marah McLeod, 12:30 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 28
Garrett Hohimer will present Overview of the U.S. Health Care System and the Lawyer's Role, 12:30 p.m., 2173 Eck Hall of Law 

Hard Time, Hard Lessons Learned – A Journey with Faith, Family and Friends, 12:30 p.m., 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Thursday, March 1
Santiago Legarre will give a talk on A Person's a Person, No Matter How Small: Natural Law and Constitutional Personhood, 12:30 p.m., 3140 Eck Hall of Law

Immigration Panel with Libertad Heredia, Karla Burgos, and Veronica Canton, 12:30 p.m., 1140 Eck Hall of Law

Friday, March 2
JLEPP Symposium, White Collar Crime: Public Corruption Law, 9:00 a.m., McCartan Courtroom

68th Annual Moot Court Showcase Argument, 4:00 p.m., McCartan Courtroom. Reception to follow in the South Reading Room.
Around the Watercooler
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Investiture Ceremony

On Friday, February 23, the Notre Dame Law School community celebrated the joyous occasion of the investiture of Amy Coney Barrett, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Thank you, Amy, for inviting us to share this special day with you. Many congratulations!

Many thanks as well to our own Julian Velasco for these awesome shots!
Happy Birthday!

Lu Ann Nate - February 26
Rebecca Lamp - February 28
Alicia Sachau - March 1

We would like to celebrate your birthday too!
We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Staff Lenten Lunch & Learn
Join Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., on Wednesday, February 28, for the second part of a two-part series on prayer. Bring your lunch and a friend.

The session will run from 12-12:45 p.m. in the Coleman-Morse Center's first-floor lounge.  

Staff Mass
Friday, March 3, 12:10-12:45 p.m., Log Chapel
New Food Policy
After the faculty and colloquium meetings, any leftover food will be available in the faculty meeting room. You are welcome to help yourself to food after all attendees have left the meeting (usually around 1:45 p.m.). All food will be thrown out at 2:15 p.m.
NDLS Apparel Online
The SBA is offering NDLS apparel and accessories for sale online. Check out the items here. The online store will only be open until February 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Have a great week!

Contact Denise Wager with suggestions, comments, and content.
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