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Welcome to the Program on Constitutional Structure

Anthony Bellia

Welcome to the Notre Dame Law School Program on Constitutional Structure. Our Program helps Notre Dame law students obtain a world-class education in constitutional law. We host events at our South Bend and London campuses to examine pressing constitutional questions of domestic and global importance. We serve federal and state courts by educating first-rate judicial law clerks, litigants, and other public servants.

Our mission is to advance inter-disciplinary learning about how sound constitutional structures of government advance individual well-being and the common good. We support curricular programs of study, sponsor academic lectures and conferences, and engage with questions of constitutional development worldwide. By promoting the study of constitutional structures, we serve the needs of our students, the broader academic community, and the bench and bar—here and abroad. Learn more here about our Program, including our students and faculty, our Public Law Program of Study, upcoming events, and faculty research. And then contact us and let us know if we can serve you.

News

Judge Amul Thapar to Speak at NDLS for Constitution Day

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar will speak at Notre Dame Law School on Sept. 16, in celebration of Constitution Day.

Sponsored by the NDLS Program on Constitutional Structure and the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies, Judge Thapar’s lecture is entitled, “Can Judges Speak? The First Amendment and the Courts.” During his visit, he will hold the James J. Clynes, Jr. Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Litigation Within the Judicial Process.…

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Events

Sun Oct 2, 2016

Red Mass

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Location: St. Joseph Parish, South Bend

Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the Notre Dame Law School, the Department of Political Science, and the Interdisciplinary Program in Constitutional Studies request the honor of your presence at the celebration of a Red Mass for civil government officials, lawyers, law school faculty, staff and students and political science faculty, staff and students. Mass will be at St. Joseph Parish, Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

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Tue Oct 4, 2016

Suing the Government is a Growth Industry

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Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law

Suing the Government Is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law.

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