November ND Lawyers Connect: Hall on the Hill and Revolutionizing Legal Work
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Notre Dame Lawyers Connect | November 2017
Feature | Alumni
ND Law prepared Jennifer Klute Hall, '99 J.D., for Capitol Hill

Jennifer Klute Hall, ‘99 J.D., has navigated the politics of Washington, D.C., drafted major legislation that won congressional approval, and now serves as general counsel at a national trade association for the trucking industry. And when she looks back at her accomplishments, she sees a few of the lessons she learned at Notre Dame Law School as keys to her success. “I think back to my first year at the Law School and… Read More
Ironclad CEO Jason Boehmig, '12 J.D., is revolutionizing how legal teams do business

Jason Boehmig believes legal teams should spend their time doing legal work, not paperwork. He even started a software company based on that view. Boehmig, ‘12 J.D., is the co-founder and chief executive of Ironclad, a Silicon Valley startup that’s aiming to … Read More
In Memoriam
NDLS grieves the passing of Robert F. Biolchini, '62

Robert F. Biolchini, a trustee and generous benefactor of the Law School, passed away November 8 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Bob was a 1962 Notre Dame graduate and earned his law degree from George Washington University. He was a partner with the Tulsa, Okla., law firm of Stuart, Biolchini & Turner and served as a temporary appeals judge for the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Until his retirement in 2015 he was the president and chief executive officer of PennWell Corp … Read More
ND Law School mourns the loss of Paul J. Schierl, '57, '61 J.D.

Paul J. Schierl, Notre Dame Law alum, friend, and benefactor, died on Oct. 23 at the age of 82. A native of Wisconsin, Schierl received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1957 and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 1961. After serving for a year in the U.S. Army, Schierl joined Fort Howard Corporation in Green Bay, Wis., as general counsel and became the president of the company in 1974 … Read More
Feature | Events
NDLS hosts moot court tournament for religious freedom

The Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Board recently hosted its Second Annual National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom. Ten moot court teams from across the country participated in the competition that was organized by NDLS students and was co-sponsored by the Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society. Read More
Faculty | News
U.S. Senate confirms Professor Amy Barrett as federal judge

The U.S. Senate voted October 31st to confirm Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

“Amy Barrett has been a beloved teacher and ... " Read More
Professor Mark McKenna named to Notre Dame's 2017 All-Faculty Team

Mark P. McKenna, professor of law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow, was honored during the Notre Dame-USC football game as a member of Notre Dame’s 2017 All-Faculty Team. McKenna, who teaches and writes in the area of intellectual property, was recognized during an on the field presentation. Read More
In Memoriam: Professor Regis William Campfield

Professor Regis Campfield, founder of the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, passed away on Oct. 27, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. He was 75 years old. Campfield served on the NDLS faculty from 1970 – 1977 before moving to SMU Law School … Read More
ND Law’s Erika Gustin named finalist for national pro bono award

Erika Gustin, 2L, was nominated to receive the 2017 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on Notre Dame Law School’s Exoneration Project. The award recognizes the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono work. PSJD is the public service jobs directory initiative of the National Association for Law Placement. There are over 180 member schools and each could nominate two students. Gustin was one of eight finalists. Gustin has been instrumental in reactivating the Exoneration Project at NDLS, a student-run organization that assists with investigating and petitioning courts to reverse wrongful convictions. Previously called the Innocence Project Club … Read More 
Alumni | Notes
Nancy Morrison O’Connor, '76 J.D. appointed General Counsel at Catholic University
James R. Sweeney II, '96 J.D. nominated by President Trump to fill Federal District Judge Position in Indiana
Traci L. Griffith, '99 J.D. receives Outstanding Teacher Award at St. Michaels College
Deborah Kunselman, '92 J.D. elected to Pennsylvania Superior Court
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