Amy Coney Barrett nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court
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Week of 9.28.20

Good morning! The Law School community extends our warmest congratulations to our colleague and friend, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, on her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  

The Latest News

Notre Dame Law School Professor Barrett nominated to US Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett was nominated today to the Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy created by the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is the first Notre Dame graduate and faculty member to be nominated to serve on the nation’s highest court. Read more here.
A few of Amy's colleagues wrote for various media outlets about their relationship with her.

Carter Snead wrote for the Washington Post, "I’ve known Amy Coney Barrett for 15 years. Liberals have nothing to fear."

Nicole Garnett wrote for USA Today, "I've known Amy Coney Barrett for over 20 years. Her intellect and heart are unrivaled."

Maggie Garnett, Rick and Nicole's daughter, wrote this op-ed published on the Fox News website, "Judge Amy Coney Barrett has shown me how to both live my faith and serve my country"

Rick Garnett wrote for Our Sunday Visitor, "Amy Coney Barrett understands, and embraces, the role and responsibilities of a judge."

Former ND Law Professor John Garvey wrote for the Washington Post, "I taught and worked with Amy Coney Barrett. Here’s what people get wrong about her faith."
Mark McKenna quoted by Law 360

Mark was quoted in "Ginsburg Remembered As Steadfast Pro-Copyright Voice." 

Read the story here

Faculty News

On September 18, Mark Telloyan presented two Continuing Legal Education classes for the St. Joseph County Bar Association:  Basics of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Basics of Chapter 13 bankruptcy. 

The Federalist Society of University of Virginia hosted a panel titled “The Future of Funding for Religious Schools”  in which Stephanie Barclay participated discussing the past and future of religious freedom. 

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

Monday, September 28

The Supreme Court and Religious Liberty: Recent Cases with Rick Garnett, 12:00 p.m., Zoom, register here

Advice to the Next President on Addressing Racial Justice: Notre Dame Students Speak Out, 5:00 p.m., Zoom, register here

Tuesday, September 29

Faculty Colloquium, Stephanie Barclay, 12:30 p.m., Zoom

Free Speech and Social Media: A Conversation with Professors Eugene Volokh of UCLA and Sam Bray, 6:00 p.m., Zoom

Schooling in the Pandemic: Perspectives from Across America, 5:00 p.m., Zoom

Wednesday, September 30

Faculty Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Zoom

Red Mass, 5:15 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart, register here to attend (registration is requested, but not required)

Around the Watercooler
Happy Birthday!
Barry Cushman - September 28
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.

The order of St. Thomas More is in the middle of their Annual Giving campaign. If you make a gift of any size to the Law School Annual Fund, you. get an ND Law mask..The offer ends on September 30th!

Mock Trial Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in coaching high school Mock Trial this Winter? John Adams High School in South Bend is looking for assistant coaches. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Amy Elliott, Mock Trial Sponsor, at (574) 261-1212 or via email at 

Red Mass
September 30, 2020
5:15 p.m.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Registration is requested but not required. Please register here so the Basilica staff can reserve the appropriate number of seats. 
Have a great week!
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