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Rick Garnett delivered Duncan Lecture at the University of Nebraska College of Law

Author: Denise Wager

Professor Rick Garnett delivered the 2nd Annual Duncan Lecture on Constitutional Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law.

 

The second-annual Duncan Lecture on Constitutional Law was held Monday at the University of Nebraska College of Law on the topic of religious freedom in America. The event was hosted by the Nebraska school's Christian Legal Society chapter. Daniel Segura, a Nebraska law student and president of the Christian Legal Society, said Garnett is among the leading speakers in the country on First Amendment issues. He said the student organization hopes to offer space for debate over how the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted, and he hopes to see a variety of views represented. …

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Professor Richard Garnett signs letter calling on elected leaders to protect the ability to practice faith without fear

Author: Denise Wager

More than one hundred and forty religious liberty advocates from across the religious and political spectrum delivered a letter to the White House and Congress asking elected leaders to ensure that individuals and communities are able to practice their religion without fear for their physical safety. Professor Richard Garnett is one of the letter’s signers.…

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Thomas F. Fay ’61 funds national security fellowship for ND Law students

Author: Kevin Allen

Thanks to a generous donation from Thomas Fortune Fay, Notre Dame Law School is establishing a new fellowship for students interested in practicing in the field of national security law.

Fay, a 1961 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, is a distinguished lawyer and trial litigator who has devoted his career to pursuing justice for American victims of terrorism.…

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In Memoriam: Professor Thomas L. Shaffer '61 J.D.

Author: Nell Jessup Newton

It is with deep sorrow that Notre Dame Law School announces the passing of Professor Emeritus and former Dean Thomas L. Shaffer, who died on February 26, 2019, after a long illness.

Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 Ironwood Road in South Bend. The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. and interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery on campus. After the interment, there will be a reception at the Morris Inn. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, Tom’s wife, Nancy, and the family have asked that contributions be made to the Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellowship

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Program on Church, State & Society to award summer fellowships

Author: Denise Wager

Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award several summer fellowships — in the amount of $8,000 to $10,000 each — to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2019.

This is an outstanding opportunity for students to experience a variety of career options that combine law and religion, and involve legal services to religious institutions of all types.…

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Church, State & Society fellows reflect on summer experiences

Author: Jonathan Hannah

Five Notre Dame Law students gained valuable exposure this summer in the area of religious-institutions practice. Sponsored by the Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society, each summer fellow assisted a religiously affiliated organization with legal services

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Professor Carter Snead elected as Hastings Center Fellow

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

Notre Dame Law Professor O. Carter Snead, the William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, has been elected as a Fellow of the Hastings Center, the world’s first and most prestigious bioethics research institute.

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Journal of Law and Religion Publishes Brady Roundtable Papers

Author: Brooke Zentmeyer

The Program on Church, State, and Society held a roundtable conference last spring dedicated to Kathleen Brady's book The Distinctiveness of Religion in American Law:  Rethinking Religion Clause Jurisprudence. Participants in the roundtable each wrote a short reflection on the book for discussion at the conference. The Journal of Law and Religion recently collected those responses and published them in their November 2017 issue which can now be accessed on their website.

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Program on Church, State & Society announces summer fellows

Author: Denise Wager

The Notre Dame Law School Program on Church, State & Society has awarded three summer fellowships to first-year law students Lydia Woods, Sarah Karchunas, and Kyle Smith. Each will receive a $10,000 fellowship award to work for a religious institution in a legal capacity this summer.

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Video: "The End of Religious Freedom?"

Author: Tocqueville Program

Daniel Mark, Chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, spoke "The End of Religious Freedom? Challenges from the Right, the Left, and Around the Globe"


The event video can also be viewed here.

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