• Constitutional Law Research at Notre Dame

    Faculty engages foundational questions of constitutional structure.

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  • Notre Dame Program of Study in Public Law

    A foundational course of study for students interested in constitutional law.

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  • Two NDLS Grads Accept Supreme Court Clerkships

    This summer, two NDLS graduates, Ryan Snyder and Megan Dillhoff, will begin clerkships at the Supreme Court of the United States

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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

Program on Constitutional Structure to Host Conference, "The Common Law in an Age of Regulation"

The Program on Constitutional Structure will host a conference, "The Common Law in an Age of Regulation" on February 6, 2015 at the Notre Dame London Law Centre. The world's legal systems that claim the common law as their heritage operate today in an age of increasing statutory and administrative regulation.  The conference will gather scholars from the Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States to consider six papers that address the role of the common law in an age of regulation.  …

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Events

Fri Nov 14, 2014

2014 Law Review Symposium

Location: Eck Hall of Law

This year's Law Review Symposium will focus on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Bond v. United States. The symposium will examine the Treaty Power, addressing both structural constitutional concerns and the practical ramifications of the Court's decision for treaty interpretation and implementation.

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Fri Feb 6, 2015

US-UK Conference--The Common Law in an Age of Regulation

Location: Notre Dame London

Notre Dame Law Professors A.J. Bellia and Jeff Pojanowski will host a conference, “The Common Law in an Age of Regulation," on February 6, 2015 at the Notre Dame London Law Centre.  The world's legal systems that claim the common law as their heritage operate today in an age of increasing statutory and administrative regulation. The conference will gather scholars from Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States to consider six papers that address the role of the common law in an age of regulation.  …

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