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NDLS Communicator
Week of 1.6.20

Good afternoon! Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a restful break. We are ready to kick-off a new semester! Read below for the latest Law School news.

The Latest News

Mary Ellen O'Connell quoted in several news articles

Mary Ellen has been quoted in several articles about the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

"Was the drone attack on Iranian general an assassination?"

"It Wasn’t the Law That Stopped Other Presidents From Killing Soleimani"

"Was it legal for Donald Trump to order the killing of a top Iranian general?"

"Your Qasem Soleimani questions answered: What can the world do?"

"Suleimani killing the latest in a long, grim line of US assassination efforts."

She also wrote for CNN in "Soleimani killing: What happens next?"
Rick Garnett co-authors amicus brief in religious freedom case

On December 18, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two religious freedom cases about Catholic schools. Rick, along with other law professors, submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the petitioner in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru. Read more here.

Rick is quoted by the LA Times in "Supreme Court will decide if religious freedom shields Catholic schools from teacher suits." Read more here.

Sacred Places of Notre Dame:
Kresge Law Library Main Reading Room

As part of the Alumni Association's Daily Advent Journey, Dean G. Marcus Cole talked about one of his favorite sacred places on campus: the Main Reading Room of the Law Library in Biolchini Hall.  

ND Law students assist with both prominent and intimate cases through Appalachia Externship

Over fall break, six students traveled to Appalachia to help provide legal aid to local residents through work with AppalReD Legal Aid and local attorney Ned Pillersdorf. Read about the transformative experience of the Appalachia Externship here.

3L Ayah Sarsour receives Public Interest Advocacy Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation recently presented Ayah Sarsour with the Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award. Read more here.

In depth with Clark Arrington, a pioneer for cooperatives and black economic power  

Clark Arrington '74 J.D. spoke with The Next System Podcast about cooperatives and black economic power. Arrington founded Notre Dame Law's Black Law Student Association during his time as a student. Read and listen to the interview here.

John Crowley: Prescription drug pricing needs balance to serve all Americans – Here's how to restore it

John Crowley '92 J.D. penned an op-ed for Fox News. Read "Prescription drug pricing needs balance to serve all Americans – Here's how to restore it" here.
This Week's Events
Monday, January 13
Classes resume
Around the Watercooler

Happy Birthday!
Mary Squyres--January 12
Christmas Reception photos

If you missed the Christmas reception photos you can see them in the December 16 Communicator or you can see photos from the official photographer here (password: santa)
Have a great week!

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