Timothy Bradley ’20 J.D. to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Notre Dame Law School graduate Timothy Bradley ’20 J.D. is serving as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett during the court’s 2022-23 term, which began last week.

He is the fourth ND Law graduate to clerk at the Supreme Court in the last four years.

Bradley was a top student at Notre Dame Law School. He was the 2020 recipient of the Col. William J. Hoynes Award — the Law School’s highest academic honor awarded to one member of each graduating class.…

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V. Phillip Muñoz Publishes New Book on Religious Liberty

CCCG Director Vincent Phillip Muñoz has published Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meanings of the First Amendment Religion Clauses with University of Chicago Press.

Religious Liberty and the American Founding explores the Founders’ understanding of religious liberty as a natural right. Muñoz explains the original meanings of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment, and concludes the book with a focus on the impact of natural rights constructions of those clauses. He demonstrates that a hermeneutic adherence to the Founders’ political philosophy would yield neither consistently conservative nor consistently liberal results. Rather, adopting the Founders’ understanding would lead to a minimalist church-state jurisprudence that would frequently return authority from the judiciary to the American people.…

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Judge Amul Thapar to guest lecture at Notre Dame Law School

Notre Dame Law School's Program on Church, State & Society is pleased to welcome Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as a guest lecturer the week of October 26.

Judge Thapar will teach alongside Program Faculty Director and Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law Richard Garnett in a Freedom of Religion seminar course offered to a select number of Notre Dame Law students. Thapar will also meet in small groups throughout the week with first-year law students affiliated with the Program on Church, State & Society.

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International scholars discuss constitutional law at London roundtable

A group of leading constitutional legal scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland gathered at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway on February 21, 2020 for a roundtable discussion on Constitutions, Peoples, and Sovereignty.

The roundtable centered around the discussion of six papers. For each paper, a commentator offered remarks and led a productive exchange on each article, along with a wider examination of questions surrounding constitutional law.   …

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Panel discusses Professor Jeffrey Pojanowski’s paper at AALS Annual Meeting

Notre Dame Law Professor Jeffrey Pojanowski’s latest paper, “Neoclassical Administrative Law,” was the subject of a panel discussion earlier this month at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Washington, D.C.

The panel discussion was titled “Administrative Law Perspectives Beyond the Liberal/Conservative Divide” and was moderated by Jack Michael Beermann from Boston University School of Law. The discussion featured diverse viewpoints from panelists Ronald M. Levin from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Jennifer L. Mascott from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and Mila Sohoni from the University of San Diego School of Law as well as Pojanowski himself.…

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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology honors Professor Paolo Carozza

Professor Paolo Carozza was awarded an honorary doctorate and inducted into the College of Fellows of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology on Saturday at DSPT’s annual convocation in Berkeley, California.

The College of Fellows consists of distinguished lay Catholic men and women who offer insights and suggest questions that must be asked to meet the challenges and opportunities facing the Catholic Church and society today. The fellows represent a wide variety of fields, which enables them to engage from many perspectives through the lens of their Catholic faith.…

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Seventh Circuit judges share advice, insights on clerkships

ClerkshippanelFrom left, Judge Michael S. Kanne, Judge Kenneth F. Ripple, and Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit speak to students on February 3, 2020. Professor Roger Alford is at the podium. Photo by Alicia Sachau/Notre Dame Law School.…

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Professor Samuel Bray cited by Justice Gorsuch in recent opinion

Professor Samuel Bray was cited again by the Supreme Court this term, this time by Justice Neil Gorsuch in an opinion concerning an application for stay in Department of Homeland Security, et al. v. New York, et al. The case involves a challenge to the administration’s “public charge” rule limiting eligibility for green cards. A lower court had issued an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of the rule; the Court (by a 5-4 majority) stayed the injunction and allowed the rule to be enforced.…

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Women’s judiciary panel and 19th Amendment exhibit to be held at ND Law School

Notre Dame Law School will host a panel discussion, How Women Have Shaped the Judiciary, to commemorate the 19th Amendment centennial of women’s right to vote on Friday, January 24 at 4 p.m. in McCartan Courtroom.  

The panel will include four accomplished female judges: 

  • Chief Justice Loretta Rush of the Indiana Supreme Court 

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ND Law hosts annual moot court tournament on religious freedom

The Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Board hosted the fourth annual National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom on Nov. 8-9 in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom.

Thirteen moot court teams from nine law schools participated in this year’s competition, which focused on a religious discrimination case. The competition is organized by Notre Dame Law Moot Court Board students and sponsored by the Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society

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