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Week of 9.8.20

Good afternoon! Read below for the latest law school news. We hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend.

The Latest News

ND Law students win appeals for clients through Seventh Circuit Practice Externship

For the third time in a year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of an appeal argued by students in ND Law's Seventh Circuit Practice Externship. Read more here.

Meet the Religious Liberty Initiative's first student cohort

The Law School has assembled the first group of students participating in the Religious Liberty Initiative this year. They will be helping write a Supreme Court amicus brief this semester and providing research to lay the foundation for the strategic vision for the Religious Liberty Clinic. Read more about them here.

Get to know ND Law's Class of 2023

They have the highest median LSAT and median undergraduate GPA of any incoming class in the Law School's history, but they are so much more than their academic stats. Learn about the class here.

Paul Miller publishes 'Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law' with Oxford University Press
Paul co-published 'Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law' with Rutgers Law Professor John Oberdiek. Read about the collection of essays here.

Mary Ellen O'Connell in the news

Mary Ellen was interviewed by KCUR in "What Happened To Missouri’s COVID-19 Lawsuit Against China? So Far, Not Much." Read more here.


Rick Garnett speaks to Irish Rover about the Law School's Religious Liberty Initiative

In an interview with the Rover, Rick emphasized Notre Dame’s longstanding commitment to religious liberty. Read more here

10 law schools with small class size

Notre Dame Law School is included on a US News and World Report list of 10 law schools with small class sizes. ND Law has 240 upper-division courses with fewer than 25 students. Read more here.

3L Rachel Palermo writes for Fortune

Read Rachel's op-ed published in Fortune last week here.

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
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 9
IP in Practice Series: Ben Scheffner, Motion Picture Association, 12:30 p.m., via Zoom 

Thursday, September 10
The Journal of Legislation Hosts a Conversation with Chris Christie, 12:30 p.m., via Zoom 

Friday, September 11 
Private Law Workshop: Sadie Blanchard, 12:20 p.m., via Zoom 

Saturday, September 12
Notre Dame vs. Duke, 2:30 p.m.

Around the Watercooler
Farewell to Chuck Williams

This Thursday, September 10, will be Chuck's last day of work at ND Law School. He joined us in 2010 to serve as former Dean Nell Newton's executive administrator after having previously worked at newspapers in Baltimore, Chicago, and Minneapolis, serving as a judicial clerk for state and federal appellate courts, and working at the American Bar Association, where he was the longtime editor of the ABA's Supreme Court Preview.

In addition to assisting Dean Newton in strategic planning and other administrative activities, his contributions included editing several editions of Notre Dame Lawyer Magazine, writing numerous articles for our website, and for the past year, overseeing the school’s annual reports to the ABA and U.S. News & World Report.

We will miss Chuck's sense of humor, love of books, music and movies, and — most of all — his friendship and kindness toward his ND Law colleagues. We wish him well as he moves on to the next stage and enjoys more free time with his wife, Mary, and their children and grandchildren.
Senator Chris Coons sporting his ND Law gear while learning about Delaware's Inland Bays Oyster Aquaculture. 
Faculty asked to fill out ThinkND survey

ThinkND, a project of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, shares ND’s academic excellence with alumni and friends throughout the world. Faculty are invited to get involved in ThinkND's programming. All faculty members are invited to fill out the questionnaire to help ThinkND gauge your interest as they plan for the upcoming year. Questionnaire is here

Staff Prayer Line

Fr. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., Staff Chaplain, has initiated a prayer line to support staff working on and off-campus. With COVID-19 and a society looking at racial justice, many are uncertain, fearful, and anxious. Prayer can be a path to finding peace, courage, and strength. All prayer requests are confidential and only accessible to Fr. Jim. Submit your prayer requests here.

Have a great week!
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