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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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