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Mass Card Hebrews 13:1-3, University Of Notre Dame Nov 2021

Mass Card Hebrews 13:1-3, University Of Notre Dame

1975–1999: David T. Link

Mass Card


Mass Card Matthew 25:35-36, University Of Notre Dame Nov 2021

Mass Card Matthew 25:35-36, University Of Notre Dame

1975–1999: David T. Link

Mass Card


Mass Of Christian Burial, University Of Notre Dame Nov 2021

Mass Of Christian Burial, University Of Notre Dame

1975–1999: David T. Link

Rev. David Thomas Link, Dean Emeritus

August 24, 1936 to October 28, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Notre Dame, Indiana

November 8, 2021


Dean Marcus Cole's Message, G. Marcus Cole Oct 2021

Dean Marcus Cole's Message, G. Marcus Cole

1975–1999: David T. Link

Dean Cole informs the Notre Dame Law School community of the passing of Fr. David T. Link '58, JD '61.


In Memoriam: Notre Dame Law School Dean Emeritus Rev. David T. Link, Dennis Brown Oct 2021

In Memoriam: Notre Dame Law School Dean Emeritus Rev. David T. Link, Dennis Brown

1975–1999: David T. Link

Rev. David T. Link, the Joseph A. Matson Dean Emeritus of Notre Dame Law School, once said, “Your vocation is what you do to make a living. Your purpose in life is what you do to make living worthwhile.”

Father Link had both — in abundance.

A prosecutor, professor, and priest, Father Link died Thursday (Oct. 28). He was 85.


Fr. David Link, Faculty Profile, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2021

Fr. David Link, Faculty Profile, Notre Dame Law School

1975–1999: David T. Link

Dean David T. Link, a member of the Notre Dame Law School faculty since 1970 and dean from 1975 to 1999, enjoyed the longest enure among American law school deans until his promotion to dean emeritus.


Hesburgh Forum 2020 "From Success To Significance", Notre Dame Club, Chicago Mar 2020

Hesburgh Forum 2020 "From Success To Significance", Notre Dame Club, Chicago

1975–1999: David T. Link

This year’s Hesburgh Forum theme is “From Success to Significance”. Please join our club in welcoming David Link – Rev. Dean Link will present on how a person can advance from success to significance through service to those whom society regards as the least and the last. Fr. Link reviews the many blessings in his life (especially Notre Dame) that brought him to his true calling.


‘Crazy’ Suggestion Leads To God’S Purpose For His Life, John Shaughnessy Oct 2018

‘Crazy’ Suggestion Leads To God’S Purpose For His Life, John Shaughnessy

1975–1999: David T. Link

As he prepares to go to prison again, Father David Link shares the story of the “crazy” suggestion that led him to discover God’s purpose for his life.


South Bend Priest, An Ex-Notre Dame Law School Dean, Finds A Calling To Help Prisoners, Virginia Black Sep 2017

South Bend Priest, An Ex-Notre Dame Law School Dean, Finds A Calling To Help Prisoners, Virginia Black

1975–1999: David T. Link

In the 10 years since he was ordained as a Catholic priest, Link has found family within the walls of northern Indiana’s prisons.


Ll.B. To J.D. At Notre Dame Law School, Beth G. Klein Jun 2017

Ll.B. To J.D. At Notre Dame Law School, Beth G. Klein

1968–1971: William B. Lawless Jr.

At the time of the switch from LL.B. to J.D. (1968-1969) the dean was William B. Lawless. This note documents the research on the topic.


An Insider's Guide To Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2015

An Insider's Guide To Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame Law School

About the Law School

From the Introduction:

On behalf of the Notre Dame Law School student body, we are thrilled to be among the first to welcome you to the NDLS Community! We know that this is an exciting time for you and – if you are anything like we were just a couple of years ago – you probably have plenty of questions about law school and Notre Dame whether it’s about academics, professors, student life, or just where to get a good dinner. That’s why we’ve prepared the Guide! This is called an Insider’s Guide because it has been written by …


Tedxund: An Escape Strategy For The War On Crime: Healing The Criminal, Tedx, David T. Link Mar 2015

Tedxund: An Escape Strategy For The War On Crime: Healing The Criminal, Tedx, David T. Link

1975–1999: David T. Link

People in prison are more than the crimes they commit, declares Rev. David, Link, a professor emeritus of Notre Dame Law School. Drawing on his experiences both in law and in prison ministry, he was inspired to plan an escape strategy for the so-called War On Crime. Put simply: Heal don’t punish.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


Holistic Prison Ministry: Author Q&A With Maura Poston Zagrans, Sean Salai Jan 2015

Holistic Prison Ministry: Author Q&A With Maura Poston Zagrans, Sean Salai

1975–1999: David T. Link

Maura Poston Zagrans is an American Catholic poet, author, and photographer. Her book “Camerado, I Give You My Hand,” published by Image in August 2013, tells the non-fiction story of Father David T. Link, a Notre Dame University dean and lawyer who became a priest at 71 after his wife died and now works as a Catholic chaplain to inmates at Indiana State Prison.

Sean Salai, interviewed Mrs. Zagrans about her writing and work.


The James Keller Award By The Christophers, The Christophers Sep 2014

The James Keller Award By The Christophers, The Christophers

1975–1999: David T. Link

In 2014, Fr. David Link, was awarded the James Keller Award in recognition of putting his faith into action to change the world for better by serving in prison ministry.

The Christophers were founded in 1945 by Maryknoll priest Father James Keller who saw there was a need for people of all faiths to engage in constructive action based on gospel values.


Memoirs, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 2014

Memoirs, Thomas L. Shaffer

1971–1975: Thomas L. Shaffer

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 My Grandparents 1

Chapter 2 On the Goat Farm 32

Chapter 3 A Little Boy's War 41

Chapter 4 Back to the Mountains 49

Chapter 5 Shelledy School 61

Chapter 6 The Shop 66

Chapter 7 Printer's Devil 77

Chapter 8 Fruita Union High School 86

Chapter 9 My Year with the Monks 95

Chapter 10 U.S.A.F. 113

Chapter 11 Newfoundland 122

Chapter 12 The College 136

Chapter 13 Coming to Notre Dame 144

Chapter 14 Law School 158

Chapter 15 On the Track 165

Chapter 16 The Firm 173

Chapter 17 Indianapolis 184

Chapter …


An Insider's Guide To Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2013

An Insider's Guide To Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame Law School

About the Law School

We are thrilled to be among the first to receive you into our family. We know that this is an exciting time for you and that, if you are anything like we were just a couple of years ago, you probably have plenty of questions about law school and Notre Dame. That's why we've prepared the Guide. We hope it will answer many of your questions and that it will provide a window into Notre Dame Law School. We also hope that once you look through that window, you'll be as eager to join us as we are to have …


Poster For Camerado, I Give You My Hand, Penguin Random House Jan 2013

Poster For Camerado, I Give You My Hand, Penguin Random House

1975–1999: David T. Link

For many years Dr. David T. Link helped young men and women prepare to become lawyers. After his wife died, and at a time in his life when most people retire, Dr. Link felt called to serve the Church and to aid the men that his profession normally put behind bars, ministering healing and forgiveness to murderers, thieves, and what many would call the least of society.


This is a book about the value of human life, and about the transformative power of friendship and compassion. Meeting Father Dave gives us hope that one person can make a difference and, …


Hesburgh Forum Featuring Rev. David T. Link ’58, ’61 J.D., Ll.D, D.Lit., D.Sc., Notre Dame Club, Chicago May 2012

Hesburgh Forum Featuring Rev. David T. Link ’58, ’61 J.D., Ll.D, D.Lit., D.Sc., Notre Dame Club, Chicago

1975–1999: David T. Link

oin the Notre Dame Club of Chicago for a Hesburgh Forum featuring Rev. David T. Link ’58, ’61 J.D., LL.D, D.Lit., D.Sc., Joseph A. Matson Dean Emeritus and Professor, Law School & Deputy Director of religion and community activities of the Indiana Department of Corrections on May 10 (Thursday) at the Metropolitan Club, Chicago, IL.

Rev. David Link will present The Idea of a Catholic University.

Proceeds from the luncheon will go to support the Notre Dame Club of Chicago Scholarship Foundation and Summer Service Learning Projects in Chicago.


Retired Law School Dean, Widowed Grandfather, Ordained To Priesthood, Arch Diocese Of Baltimore Jan 2012

Retired Law School Dean, Widowed Grandfather, Ordained To Priesthood, Arch Diocese Of Baltimore

1975–1999: David T. Link

A 71-year-old retired law school dean and widowed grandfather became one of three newly ordained priests June 7 in the Diocese of Gary.

“I’m at the highest point I could ever be,” said Father David T. Link, on the day of his ordination at Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary. “I know the Holy Spirit and my wife, Barbara, are here with me.”


A Man Of Many Firsts: John H.A. Whitman, Beth Gelroth Klein Jan 2012

A Man Of Many Firsts: John H.A. Whitman, Beth Gelroth Klein

1925–1942: John H.A. Whitman

John H.A. Whitman, appointed by Dean Thomas Konop in 1925, served as the first law librarian at Notre Dame Law School. In 1946 he left the university to teach and establish the library at the newly formed King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He retired from teaching in 1958 but continued as the Director of the Evening Session until his death in 1962.


Library Profile: Lora Lashbrook And Marie Lawrence; Notre Dame’S First Female Law Library Directors, Susan Hamilton Jan 2011

Library Profile: Lora Lashbrook And Marie Lawrence; Notre Dame’S First Female Law Library Directors, Susan Hamilton

1942–1945: Lora D. Lashbrook

Lora Lashbrook was appointed by Dean Clarence Manion as the second law librarian at Notre Dame Law School. She also served as a legal research instructor, registrar, and secretary to both the dean and the faculty. Marie K. Lawrence became the third law librarian, coming to the Law School from the University Libraries.


Library Profile: Kathleen Farmann, The Third Succeeding Woman Law Library Director At Notre Dame, Susan Hamilton Jan 2011

Library Profile: Kathleen Farmann, The Third Succeeding Woman Law Library Director At Notre Dame, Susan Hamilton

1966–1985: Kathleen Farmann

Dean Joseph O‘Meara appointed Mrs. Kathleen C. Farmann as the third woman director of the law library (1966-1984). The 1973 enlargement of the Notre Dame Law library‘s physical space came under her leadership. She drafted the Title II government grant proposal for the projected addition to the law building and handled the onsite inspection. She retired in 1984.


Stanley Kresge: A Brief Reflection, Brian Regan Jan 2011

Stanley Kresge: A Brief Reflection, Brian Regan

1966–1985: Kathleen Farmann

Stanley S. Kresge, provided the resources for the renovation and naming of the Kresge Law Library in 1973. Brian Regan, ND '61, provides a personal reflection on the strength and character of the man.


Irish Law 2002: An Insider's Guide To Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2002

Irish Law 2002: An Insider's Guide To Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame Law School

About the Law School

To the Notre Dame Law School Class of 2005: Welcome to Notre Dame Law School! We are pleased to be among the first students to welcome you to our community. If you are anything like we were just a few years ago, you probably have plenty of questions about law school, Notre Dame and South Bend. We hope that this guide will give you answers to many of your questions and gives a window into what life at Notre Dame is like. This is an insider's guide because it was written entirely by students. A group of about fifteen of …


Kathy Farmann: An Inspiring Woman Remembered, Carmela Kinslow Apr 2002

Kathy Farmann: An Inspiring Woman Remembered, Carmela Kinslow

1966–1985: Kathleen Farmann

Former colleagues and students fondly remember Kathleen Farmann, director of the Kresge Law Library from 1965 to 1985. She passed away on January 25, 2002. Contributors include: Camela Kinslow, Granville Cleveland, Michael Slinger, Mary Persyn, Carol Ann Mooney, Ann Clare Williams, Ron Dallas, Paul Mattingly, Susan Zwick, and Irv Vinson.


The Law's Spirit, Over Its Letter, Claudia H. Deutsch Aug 2000

The Law's Spirit, Over Its Letter, Claudia H. Deutsch

1975–1999: David T. Link

Until last year, Mr. Link was content to promulgate that idea at the Notre Dame Law School, where he had been the dean for 24 years. But then, the Rev. Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas University in Minneapolis, asked him to design and run its new nondenominational faith-based law school, to open in September 2001.


Nd Law: Class Of 2002 Orientation Manual, Notre Dame Law School Oct 1999

Nd Law: Class Of 2002 Orientation Manual, Notre Dame Law School

About the Law School

To the Notre Dame Law School Class of 2002: As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, it is my privilege to welcome all of you to Notre Dame Law School. I know you will find the next three years exciting and challenging and I am sure I speak for the entire Notre Dame community when I say that it is a pleasure to have you join us. Let me also take this opportunity to give you some information on the role of the academic dean. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is responsible for administering the academic program here at the …


From The Dean, David T. Link Jan 1998

From The Dean, David T. Link

1975–1999: David T. Link

Dean Link announces that the 1998–1999 academic year will be his last term. Indeed, it is not a retirement but a passing of the deanship to someone else so that he can pursue new and exciting opportunities.


In Memoriam: Father Bill Lewers, Jay Tidmarsh Jan 1998

In Memoriam: Father Bill Lewers, Jay Tidmarsh

Journal Articles

There is an old and famous Irish blessing, the last line of which runs: "And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead." If anyone ever deserved to be happily ensconced in heaven for the proverbial half-hour, it is Bill Lewers.

For the last fourteen years of his life among us, Bill spent his considerable energy improving our understanding and awareness of international human rights. It became Bill's great passion. In 1983, Bill was appointed as Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace for the United States Catholic Conference. When he returned …


After Hours, Notre Dame Law School Jan 1996

After Hours, Notre Dame Law School

1975–1999: David T. Link

Dean David T. Link is taking the spirit and community of NDLS on the road! He has been an integral part of two major home-building efforts by the Jimmy Carter Work Project of Habitat for Humanity International.