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Week of 1.28.19

Good morning! Please read below for the latest Law School news and events including information about the Law School's 150th-anniversary celebration week. Stay warm and safe this week!
The Latest News
Jennifer Mason McAward and Cameasha Turner speak at MLK Jr. celebration luncheon

Jen and Cameasha participated in a panel discussion about racism, diversity, and inclusion at the campus-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Jan. 21. Read more here.

Incoming law dean Cole brings ‘lifelong love for Notre Dame

Marcus Cole talks to Indiana Lawyer about coming to Notre Dame Law School as incoming dean. Read his comments here

Patrick Thomas selected to Indiana State Bar's 2019 Leadership Development Academy 


  Patrick has been chosen as one of 25 members of the Indiana State Bar Association’s 2019 Leadership Development Academy. Read more here.

Peking University Law School appoints Paul Miller to global faculty

Paul was recently named to the global faculty at Peking University Law School. Read more here.
Christine Venter awarded research support grant from ND Research

Christine was awarded one of 12 faculty research grants for her project, “Dissenting from the bench: Performative jurisprudence as a necessary part of a thriving democracy.” Read more here.

ND Lawyer Magazine roundup

The latest issue of the ND Lawyer magazine was completed in December.    We have highlighted some of the features and profiles here. 

Expansion of ND Law’s intellectual property program is bearing fruit

Q&A: Nell Jessup Newton reflects on her tenure as dean

Father Mike's Law School legacy

Lawyers in love: The Class of 1981's many couples

Kym Worthy '84 J.D. featured in "I Am Evidence" on HBO

The law as a vocation: How Matt Feeney ’79, ’83 J.D. serves his community

You can read the entire magazine here.
RSVP: A Conversation with Nina Totenberg

If you are interested in attending the Nina Totenberg event and have not signed up there are some seats still available. Please RVSP here. Nina will speak on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. in the Downes Club Ballroom in Corbett Family Hall.  
This Week's Events

January 31
Faculty Colloquium, Joseph Seiner, University of South Carolina School of Law, 12:30 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room
SCELF: A Talk with Ed Edmonds and Claire Leatherwood Slebonick, 12:30 p.m., 1310 Biolchini 

February 3-8 will be the anniversary week for the Law School's
150th year! 
Please join us for programming throughout the week and especially for service projects on Friday. See below for a list of events.

Around the Watercooler

The Law School turns 150!

We will be kicking off the Law School's 150th-anniversary celebration the week of February 3. All faculty and staff members are welcome and encouraged to participate in these activities. Our goal is to build community between our students, faculty, and staff and we hope to do that by coming together at our various events, especially our service projects.
Sunday, February 3 — Mass and dinner
  • The week will begin with Mass at 4:30 p.m. in St. Thomas More Chapel, followed by a casual buffet dinner at 5:15 p.m. in Eck Commons. Please RSVP here for the dinner.
Monday, February 4 — Coffee cart
  • Enjoy complimentary coffee in the morning in Eck Commons. American Espresso will be serving from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 5 — ND Law merchandise
  • Law School staff members will hand out free ND Law merchandise in Eck Commons.
Wednesday, February 6 — Free lunch
  • Everyone in the Law School will be treated to a free lunch. The menu will include Chinese, Italian, and Mexican food.
Thursday, February 7 — Nina Totenberg
  • Nina Totenberg will talk about her career covering the Supreme Court and legal affairs for NPR. Randy Kozel will moderate the discussion. RSVP here.
Friday, February 8 — Day of service
  • We are closing the week with a variety of two-hour service projects at local nonprofits. All faculty and staff members are encouraged to participate in one of these projects during the workday. Staff will not lose pay or vacation/sick time by doing so, but please coordinate with your supervisor before signing up for a project. Click here to see the list of projects and to sign up.
Happy Birthday!

February 3--Emily Saavedra
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.
Welcome Baby Bremer
Congratulations to Emily and Dan Bremer on the birth of their daughter, Keira Grace, born on January 20. Keira weighed 7 lbs, 3 oz.

Keira Grace Bremer

Congratulations to Aaron Klein who finished his B.A. at Notre Dame this past semester. Aaron worked for the Law Library circulation desk during his studies. His parents, Beth and Jeff Klein, are proud of his accomplishment and, like all parents, hope he is gainfully employed in the near future!
HR Office Hours
The Law School's HR consultant, Jessie Schuman, will have office hours in 3357 Biolchini on Monday, January 28 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

Please click here to schedule an appointment.
Have a great week!

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