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Catholic Social Teaching And Global Migration: Bridging The Paradox Of Universal Human Rights And Territorial Self-Determination, Vincent D. Rougeau Dec 2008

Catholic Social Teaching And Global Migration: Bridging The Paradox Of Universal Human Rights And Territorial Self-Determination, Vincent D. Rougeau

Journal Articles

In this essay, I will consider how law, religion, and democratic pluralism revolve around a particular issue: global migration. I use the term global migration to encompass a number of related issues that are often collapsed under the term immigration. In nations that have constructed their identities around waves of settlers or migrants -- places like the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand -- immigration involves the formal reception of foreigners into the host country as potential new citizens. This is just one part of the migration of peoples around the globe. Migration also encompasses emigration, asylum, economic migration,and …


Red Mass Invitation 2008, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2008

Red Mass Invitation 2008, Notre Dame Law School

The Red Mass

Most Rev. John M. D'Arcy, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the Notre Dame Law School and the members of the Red Mass Committee request the honor of your presence and that of your guests at the celebration of a Red Mass for lawyers, judges, law students and civil government officials at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 10 AM.

The celebration of this ancient rite in which God's blessing is asked on all those who serve the law will be followed by a reception at the LaFortune Student Center Ballroom.


Red Mass 2008, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2008

Red Mass 2008, Notre Dame Law School

The Red Mass

The Red Mass

October 12, 2008

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana


Notre Dame Lawyer - Fall 2008, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2008

Notre Dame Lawyer - Fall 2008, Notre Dame Law School

Notre Dame Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Irish Law 2008, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2008

Irish Law 2008, Notre Dame Law School

About the Law School

Dear Notre Dame Law School Class of 2011, Welcome as a potential student to Notre Dame Law School! I am thrilled to be among the first to receive you into our family. I know that this is an exciting time for you and that, if you are anything like I was 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. I hope it will answer many of your questions and that it will provide a window into Notre Dame Law School. I also hope that …


Bulletin Of The University Of Notre Dame The Law School 2008–09, Volume 104, Number 4, University Of Notre Dame Aug 2008

Bulletin Of The University Of Notre Dame The Law School 2008–09, Volume 104, Number 4, University Of Notre Dame

Bulletins of Information

CONTENTS

Graduate Law Programs

Dual-Degree Programs

Requirements for Graduation and Good Academic Standing

Tuition and Fees

Withdrawal Regulations

Curriculum

Law School Courses

Course Descriptions

Officers of Administration

Law School Faculty

Law School Calendar

Important Addresses


Professor Anthony J. Bellia, Jr., Diploma Ceremony Address, Anthony J. Bellia May 2008

Professor Anthony J. Bellia, Jr., Diploma Ceremony Address, Anthony J. Bellia

Commencement Programs

An Excerpt From

“Reflect a Great Light”

Notre Dame Law School Diploma Ceremony Address Anthony J. Bellia, Jr., Teacher of the Year May 18, 2008

Read the entire speech here.


163rd University Of Notre Dame Commencement And Mass Program, University Of Notre Dame May 2008

163rd University Of Notre Dame Commencement And Mass Program, University Of Notre Dame

Commencement Programs

163rd Commencement and Mass Program

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Notre Dame Lawyer - Spring 2008, Notre Dame Law School Apr 2008

Notre Dame Lawyer - Spring 2008, Notre Dame Law School

Notre Dame Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Idea Of Pollution, John Copeland Nagle Feb 2008

The Idea Of Pollution, John Copeland Nagle

John Copeland Nagle

Pollution is the primary target of environmental law. During the past forty years, hundreds of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and international treaties have established multiple approaches to addressing pollution of the air, water, and land. Yet the law still struggles to identify precisely what constitutes pollution, how much of it is tolerable, and what we should do about it.

But environmental pollution is hardly the only type of pollution. Historically, the idea of pollution referred to a host of effects upon human environments. This remains evident in contemporary anthropological literature, which studies the pollution beliefs of cultures throughout …


Congress & Sports Agents: A Legislative History Of The Sports Agent Responsibility And Trust Act, Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz, Thomas J. Kettleson. Jan 2008

Congress & Sports Agents: A Legislative History Of The Sports Agent Responsibility And Trust Act, Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz, Thomas J. Kettleson.

Books

Although a majority of individual states have adopted legislation directed toward the conduct of sports agents, the federal government found it necessary to enact Public Law 108-304, the Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act (SPARTA). Congress has recognized that many acts of sports agents go unpunished because of disparate, ineffective, or in some cases, a complete absence of state laws.

This volume offers readers the legislative history of SPARTA, including copies of the law, reports, hearings, and related bills. An additional feature of the set is an appendix containing state legislation in this area. The appendix includes the language from …


What Is This “Lobbying” That We Are So Worried About?, Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Jan 2008

What Is This “Lobbying” That We Are So Worried About?, Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer

Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer

Lobbying is both an essential part of our democratic process and a source of some of our greatest fears about dangers to that process. Yet when Congress, the public, and scholars consider loosening or, as is more often the case, tightening the restrictions on lobbying, they usually assume that everyone knows what activities are in fact “lobbying.” They therefore overlook the fact that multiple definitions of lobbying currently exist in the various federal laws addressing lobbying. This Article seeks to fill this gap by answering the question of how lobbying should be defined for purposes of the existing federal laws …


Law Library Guide 2008–2009, Kresge Law Library, Research Services Department Jan 2008

Law Library Guide 2008–2009, Kresge Law Library, Research Services Department

Law Library Guide

The Kresge Law Library Guide's informative content includes: library services, policies, and physical layout.


Congress & Sports Agents: A Legislative History Of The Sports Agent Responsibility And Trust Act, Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz, Thomas J. Kettleson. Jan 2008

Congress & Sports Agents: A Legislative History Of The Sports Agent Responsibility And Trust Act, Edmund P. Edmonds, William H. Manz, Thomas J. Kettleson.

Writings

No abstract provided.


Can There Really Be "Free Speech" In Public Schools?, Richard W. Garnett Jan 2008

Can There Really Be "Free Speech" In Public Schools?, Richard W. Garnett

Journal Articles

The Supreme Court's decision in Morse v. Frederick leaves unresolved many interesting and difficult problems about the authority of public-school officials to regulate public-school students' speech. Perhaps the most intriguing question posed by the litigation, decision, and opinions in More is one that the various Justices who wrote in the case never squarely addressed: What is the "basic education mission" of public schools, and what are the implications of this "mission" for officials' authority and students' free-speech rights. Given what we have come to think the Free Speech clause means, and considering the values it is thought to enshrine and …


Introduction, Amy Coney Barrett Jan 2008

Introduction, Amy Coney Barrett

Notre Dame Law Review

No abstract provided.


Judicial Enforcement Of The Establishment Clause, Richard W. Garnett Jan 2008

Judicial Enforcement Of The Establishment Clause, Richard W. Garnett

Journal Articles

This paper is the author’s contribution to a roundtable conference, held in October of 2008 at Notre Dame Law School, devoted to Prof. Kent Greenawalt’s book, Religion and the Constitution: Establishment and Fairness. It is suggested that Greenawalt’s admirably context-sensitive approach to church-and-state questions might lead us to think that the best course for judges is to find (somehow) some bright-line, on-off “rules” and “tests”, constructed to identify and forbid the most obvious violations of the Religion Clause’s core (whatever that is), and to give up on -- or, perhaps, “underenforce” -- the rest.


Free Speech And The Case For Constitutional Exceptionalism, Roger P. Alford Jan 2008

Free Speech And The Case For Constitutional Exceptionalism, Roger P. Alford

Journal Articles

Embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the evocative proposition that [e]veryone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. But beneath that level of abstraction there is anything but universal agreement. Modern democratic societies disagree on the text, content, theory, and practice of this liberty. They disagree on whether it is a privileged right or a subordinate value. They disagree on what constitutes speech and which speech is worthy of protection. They disagree on theoretical foundations, uncertain if the right is grounded in libertarian impulses, the promotion of a marketplace of ideas, or the advancement of …


A Tribute To Robert L. Oakley: Remembering Bob Oakley, Roger F. Jacobs Jan 2008

A Tribute To Robert L. Oakley: Remembering Bob Oakley, Roger F. Jacobs

Journal Articles

A tribute to Robert L. Oakley, Professor and Law Librarian (1945-2007).


Arbitrating Human Rights, Roger P. Alford Jan 2008

Arbitrating Human Rights, Roger P. Alford

Journal Articles

Corporate liability for human rights abuses is one of the most important developments in current international law and practice. With the advent of human rights litigation against corporations, there is now the prospect of a deep-pocket defendant that is complicit in grave human rights abuses, subject to personal jurisdiction, and not immune from suit. Indeed, if a corporation is accused of "aiding and abetting" human rights abuses, this is all but a concession that the corporate actor is not the principal wrong-doer. It is of course possible that this controversial trend toward corporate responsibility may reflect a genuine concern about …


Teaching Trademark Theory Through The Lens Of Distinctiveness, Mark P. Mckenna Jan 2008

Teaching Trademark Theory Through The Lens Of Distinctiveness, Mark P. Mckenna

Journal Articles

This contribution to the annual teaching edition of the Saint Louis University Law Journal encourages teachers to begin trademark law courses using the concept of distinctiveness as a vehicle for articulating producer and consumer perspectives in trademark law. Viewing the law through these sometimes different perspectives helps in approaching a variety of doctrines in trademark law, and both perspectives are relatively easy to grasp in the context of distinctiveness.


The Structure Of Classical Public Law, Barry Cushman Jan 2008

The Structure Of Classical Public Law, Barry Cushman

Journal Articles

Duncan Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of Classical Legal Thought circulated in manuscript for three decades before it was formally published in 2006. This essay reviews the book's treatment of Classical public law, focusing on its two principal contributions to the historiography of the subject: the concept of legal consciousness, and the structural analysis of constitutional doctrine.


Do Churches Matter? Towards An Institutional Understanding Of The Religion Clauses, Richard W. Garnett Jan 2008

Do Churches Matter? Towards An Institutional Understanding Of The Religion Clauses, Richard W. Garnett

Journal Articles

In recent years, several prominent scholars have called attention to the importance and role of First Amendment institutions and there is a growing body of work informed by an appreciation for what Professor Balkin calls the infrastructure of free expression. The freedom of expression, he suggests, requires more than mere absence of government censorship or prohibition to thrive; [it] also require[s] institutions, practices and technological structures that foster and promote [it]. The intuition animating this scholarship, then, is that the freedom of expression is not only enjoyed by and through, but also depends on the existence and flourishing of, certain …


Procedural Common Law, Amy Coney Barrett Jan 2008

Procedural Common Law, Amy Coney Barrett

Journal Articles

Debates about the common lawmaking power of the federal courts focus exclusively on substantive common law. But federal common law is not limited to matters of substance; it reaches matters of procedure as well. Federal law includes a robust body of what might be called procedural common law - common law primarily concerned with the regulation of internal court processes rather than substantive rights and obligations. This body of law includes many doctrines that are fixtures in the law of procedure and federal courts. For example, abstention, forum non conveniens, remittitur, stare decisis, and preclusion can all fairly be characterized …


Are All Contracts Alike?, Margaret F. Brinig Jan 2008

Are All Contracts Alike?, Margaret F. Brinig

Journal Articles

This Article compares two sets of contracts that are structurally and contextually similar. They originate in two quite different fields, however: the commercial arena and the family. The contracts come from two separate empirical investigations. The first investigation studied 131 telecommunication interconnection agreements made between SBC Communications, Inc. ("SBC") and various local phone companies in Michigan beginning in 1998. The second investigation involved 141 divorce cases granted in 1998 in Johnson County, Iowa, all of which involved children, and 130 of which involved contracts, or "stipulations" as they are called locally. Though each empirical project has been described separately elsewhere, …


Lower Courts And Constitutional Comparativism, Roger P. Alford Jan 2008

Lower Courts And Constitutional Comparativism, Roger P. Alford

Journal Articles

The issue of constitutional comparativism has been a topic of significant commentary in recent years. However, there is one aspect of this subject that has been almost completely ignored by scholars: the reception, or lack thereof, of constitutional comparativism by state and lower federal courts. While the Supreme Court's enthusiasm for constitutional comparativism has waxed and now waned, lower state and federal courts have remained resolutely agnostic about this new movement. This is of tremendous practical significance because over ninety-nine percent of all cases are resolved by lower state and federal courts. Accordingly, if the lower courts eschew constitutional comparativism, …


Beyond Wealth: Stories Of Art, War, And Greed, Mary Ellen O'Connell Jan 2008

Beyond Wealth: Stories Of Art, War, And Greed, Mary Ellen O'Connell

Journal Articles

The article tells three stories of great art and priceless antiquities: one about early Christian mosaics from Cyprus, another about five paintings by the Viennese master, Gustav Klimt, and the third about an ancient statute of a Sumerian king from Iraq. All three stories discuss the international law protecting cultural heritage in time of war and occupation. They all tell of individuals pursuing extraordinary profits from the sale of the objects despite the international law that, properly applied, should have protected them from damage and kept them all in places of public display.

The article also tells how in each …


Corporate Aiding And Abetting Of Human Rights Violations: Confusion In The Courts, Douglass Cassel Jan 2008

Corporate Aiding And Abetting Of Human Rights Violations: Confusion In The Courts, Douglass Cassel

Journal Articles

This article explores whether transnational corporations or their executives can be held criminally or civilly liable for aiding and abetting human rights violations committed by governments, militaries or other actors in foreign countries where they do business. The article particularly examines the mens rea element under international law: whether the aider or abettor must knowingly—or instead purposefully—assist the principal to commit a crime. At present, the principal concern of major corporations about liability for aiding and abetting is the risk of being held liable in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute. But whatever happens with ongoing ATS litigation, the …


Human Dignity And Judicial Interpretation Of Human Rights: A Reply, Paolo G. Carozza Jan 2008

Human Dignity And Judicial Interpretation Of Human Rights: A Reply, Paolo G. Carozza

Journal Articles

This essay is a reply to Christopher McCrudden's Human Dignity and Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights, 19 EJIL 655 (2008). It argues that McCrudden's study of the uses of the idea of human dignity in constitutional human rights adjudication confirms the thesis that there is at present an emerging global ius commune of human rights. Although McCrudden understates the existence and value of transnational agreement about human dignity and instead emphasizes divergences in the judicial uses of human dignity, in fact there is good reason to regard the core recognition of the status and principle of human dignity as more …


No Bonds But Those Freely Chosen: An Obituary For The Principle Of Forced Heirship In American Law, Vincent D. Rougeau Jan 2008

No Bonds But Those Freely Chosen: An Obituary For The Principle Of Forced Heirship In American Law, Vincent D. Rougeau

Journal Articles

This article explains the history of forced heirship in Louisiana and describes the negative implications of its demise. Section IV outlines how the end of forced heirship reveals the changing values of Louisiana culture and views on the family.