The bizarre ending to a sensational case involving a Notre Dame lawyer, witnesses using false identities, scams by newspapers, and an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Bonus: a twist at the end that you’ll have to read to believe.
When lawyer Daniel Donahoe filed suit in October 1911 alleging that millionaire Clarence Funk had “wrongfully, wickedly, and unjustly … debauched and carnally known” Josephine Henning he set in motion a chain of events worthy of a dime-store detective novel.
This spring Notre Dame celebrates its 150th year awarding law degrees. Let’s take a look at the members of the very first law class (attention U.S. News: you would not believe their GPAs and LSAT scores!), learn about their time on campus, and discover what happened to them after graduation. As usual, I have savedContinue reading “ND Law at 150 – Hold On To Your Hats”
Learn all about the fortitude of one of Notre Dame’s earliest lawyers and how he “froze his face” traveling from campus to South Bend
A professor, his wife, her affair, and her baby. Four makes a crowd in this tale that’s too strange for fiction.
Henry McCabe was convicted of killing Notre Dame Lawyer Jim Howard. But there ain’t no jail could hold him.
Midnight at the lumber yard, a drunken dock walloper and drunken lawyer. What could go wrong?
What happens when a wealthy man dies without a will, wife, or children? The lawyers start billing.
What does a mathematician, surveyor, and lawyer do when he needs to earn some money on the side? He becomes a dance instructor.
A Notre Dame Lawyer was instrumental in rebuilding the University after the great fire of 1879.