Notre Dame Law School students, faculty, alumni, and friends celebrated the 50th anniversary of the London Law Program from October 20-23 with a Golden Jubilee. More than 50 alumni and their family members traveled to the United Kingdom for the events. If you want to see the photos in a larger format, click on any photo below to view them in a slide show.
Saturday, October 20: Churchill War Rooms
The celebration started on the evening of Saturday, October 20, with a welcome reception at the Churchill War Rooms — the well-preserved basement offices that served as the command center for Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his inner circle as they plotted the route to Allied victory in World War II. Churchill's granddaughter, author Celia Sandys, joined the group to share family stories and her historical expertise. It was an unforgettable experience to learn about Churchill and World War II in this historic location.
Monday, October 22: Academic seminar, "The Value of Comparative Law"
Alumni of the London Law Program — including five members of the program's first class from 1968-1969 — met with current students for lunch and tours of Fischer Hall, the home of Notre Dame's London Global Gateway. Fischer Hall, located next to Trafalgar Square, is home to all of the University of Notre Dame's academic programs in London.
Later in the afternoon, Fischer Hall hosted an academic seminar that included Professor Olivier Moréteau, the Russell B. Long Eminent Scholars Academic Chair at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hébert Law Center; Stathis Banakas, an adjunct professor of comparative law in the Notre Dame London Law Program; Douglass Cassel, professor emeritus from Notre Dame Law School, and Michael Palmer, a professor of law at SOAS University of London and a barrister at Serle Court.