The Joseph Story Award is given annually to a legal scholar under 40 who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and made a significant public impact in a manner that advances the rule of law in a free society.
For the second time in two weeks, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has cited work by Notre Dame Law Professor A.J. Bellia in an opinion.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, ’97 J.D., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. // Photos by Notre Dame Law Professor Julian Velasco.
Notre Dame Law School was privileged on Friday to celebrate a beloved alumna and professor, Amy Coney Barrett, ’97 J.D., by hosting her investiture as a judge…
The Notre Dame Law School community celebrated Randy Kozel’s book, Settled Versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, on Thursday with a ceremony and reception in Eck Commons.
Bray was one of four experts invited to testify Thursday in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. The hearing was on the role and impact of nationwide injunctions by district courts.
From left to right: Judge Debra Livingston, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Judge David Barron, Notre Dame Law Professor A.J. Bellia, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, George Washington University Law School Professor Brad Clark, Judge Sri Srinivasan, and Harvard Law Dean John Manning at a recent symposium at Georgetown University Law Center.…
“Amy Barrett has been a beloved teacher and outstanding scholar,” said Nell Jessup Newton, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of Notre Dame Law School. “I am confident she will be a wise, fair, and brilliant jurist as well.”
A.J. Bellia, the O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law at Notre Dame, has co-authored a path-breaking book on customary international law and the United States Constitution with Bradford R. Clark, the William Cranch Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution&, published by Oxford University Press (2017), is the latest work in their years-long research collaboration.
Five professors from law schools around the nation will be joining the Notre Dame faculty this year as visiting professors.
In the American legal system, it’s a generally accepted view that judges should not disrupt the decisions of their predecessors unless they have a compelling reason to do so. The principle is known by the Latin phrase stare decisis – “to stand by things decided.” The goal is to preserve the law’s core without permanently entrenching every judicial mistake.
The key question is: When should judges break from precedent? After all, even Supreme Court justices disagree about the role of precedent in particular cases.
Notre Dame Law School students earned some hardware this past weekend at Moot Court competitions in Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis.
Four Notre Dame Law School students from the LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law recently won the Americas regional round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.
The team of Martins Birgelis (Latvia), Rachana Chhin (United States), Ruth Cormican (Ireland), and Jodi-Ann Quarrie (Jamaica) competed at Cardozo School of Law against several teams from across the Western Hemisphere on Jan. 25-29. They will move on to the final international round in April at Oxford University.
By Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law
I am very sorry to announce that one of our most cherished alumni, Judge Tom O’Toole, passed away on October 13, 2016.
A member of the NDLS Advisory Council since 2011, Tom and his wife Elaine generously endowed the O’Toole Professorship of Constitutional Law, a chair now held by Professor A.J. Bellia. Tom’s generosity went beyond financial support to include the kind of advice and wise counsel that are so important to the functioning of a great law school.…
Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky spoke to a packed audience of students and faculty at Notre Dame Law School on September 16, in celebration of 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.…
Twenty years since the birth of South Africa’s democracy, graduates of Notre Dame’s LL.M program in International Human Rights Law with the Center for Civil and Human Rights returned to Notre Dame to discuss their efforts to maintain and improve the country’s developing constitutionalism.
Mbuyiseli Madlanga, LL.M. ’90, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will teach and participate in several events in April as the Judge James J. Clynes, Jr., Visiting Chair. Madlanga, will teach a course on the ethics of litigation within the judicial process and co-teach a course on comparative constitutional law. He will also participate in a lecture series organized in conjunction with the Center for Civil and Human Rights.…