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NDLS Communicator
Week of 7.20.20

Good morning! Please read below for the latest law school news. As a reminder the next issue of the Communicator will be published on August 3.   

The Latest News

Dean Cole will take part in a panel discussion, Racism Is a Life Issue

Marcus will be part of an online discussion on racism and the culture of life with other distinguished panelists on July 28. You can register and learn more here.
Race and Building Communities of Belonging: Perspectives from the U.S., the U.K., and Brazil

Michael Addo participated in a Notre Dame International Global Roundtable Series last week with other academics from across the University to discuss race and social inclusion. Watch the discussion here.

ND Law places 7th on list of law schools with most Supreme Court clerks

Notre Dame Law School recently tied for 7th for the most Supreme Court clerk placements, according to University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter's Law School Reports blog. The rankings looked at clerkships between 2013 and 2019. Read more here.

The Future of Privacy brings together global audience in virtual event

ND Law's Program on Intellectual and Property Law is partnering with Twitter to host a virtual event on August 27. The Future of Privacy, from Ireland to America will gather a group of experts, including an opening address by the former Irish President Mary McAleese. Read more here
Sam Bray cited by Justice Thomas

Sam was cited by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on the Necessary and Proper Clause in his dissent in Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP.
Read more here.

Supreme Court cites treatise edited by Nell Newton

Cohen's Handbook on Federal Indian Law, edited by Nell, was cited by both the majority and minority Supreme Court opinions in McGirt v. Oklahoma. Read more here.

Why we still need Catholic schools

Nicole Garnett writes for the Manhattan Institute's publication City Journal. Read her piece on Catholic schools here.
Fr. Kimes discusses new Vatican manual for bishops 

Fr. John Paul Kimes spoke with EWTN News Nightly about the Vatican's newly-released procedural handbook for bishops handling cases of clerical sexual abuse of minors. Watch here.
Rick Garnett in the news on SCOTUS ruling

Rick wrote for Law Liberty in "Religious Schools and the Freedom of the Church." Read more here.

He shares his thoughts on the Supreme Court ruling that said employment discrimination laws do not apply to religious school teachers in "Professor Rick Garnett: Supreme Court religious schools ruling makes important correction" here.

He was quoted by CNN in the article, "Supreme Court reaffirms right of religious schools to choose staff." Read more here.

He was also mentioned in Noah Feldman's opinion piece for Bloomberg, "Why Supreme Court Liberals Joined Conservatives on Religion," here.

He was quoted by Indiana Lawyer in "SCOTUS ruling isn’t ‘end of the road’ for fired Roncalli, Cathedral educators, attorney says." Read more here.

His interview on the Drew Mariani Show is here.

He recently discussed the expansion of religious liberties at the Supreme Court during this term in a Bloomberg podcast series here.

Roger Alford writes for Just Security 

Roger wrote, "Regarding Those Marijuana Mergers: A Response to Accusers Who Question the DOJ." Read more here.
Just Compensation and the Jury

Nicole Garnett reviewed Harvard Law Fellow Wanling Su's article, "What is Just Compensation?," in I Read Jotwell. Read "Just Compensation and the Jury" here.
Lloyd Mayer quoted in Education Dive

Lloyd was quoted by Education Dive in "Trump can't likely jeopardize colleges' tax status, legal experts say." Read more here.
Rick Garnett quoted by Bloomberg

Rick was quoted by Bloomberg in "Trump’s Justices Give Him a Boost But Supreme Court’s Balance Holds." Read more here.
2020 IP Clinicians Workshop

Jodi Clifford has teamed up Norm Hedges from IU Maurer Law to provide IP clinicians a virtual networking and learning opportunity this summer by organizing the 2020 IP Clinicians Workshop.

Mikhael Dizon Bunda won the 2020 Law Student Writing Competition from the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees.

Read more and see a link to his paper here.

Embody Black Lives Matter in Every Facet of Your Legal Career

Recent grad and Equal Justice Works Board member Walter Jean-Jacques wrote about entering the field as a Black lawyer fighting for racial justice in 2020. Read more here.

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