Shannon Roddel | May 21, 2019
John Copeland Nagle, the John N. Matthews Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday (May 18) following surgery and a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and daughters Laura and Julia. He was 58.
Nagle was an expert on the legislative and regulatory process, environmental and property law, China and the law, and the intersection of religion and the law. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1998 and served as the Law School’s inaugural associate dean for faculty research.
“John has been a major figure in the Law School as a brilliant scholar, much-loved teacher and mentor, and indispensable colleague,” said Notre Dame Law School Dean Nell Jessup Newton. “We will all miss him dearly.”
In 2002, Nagle received a Distinguished Lectureship award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to teach environmental and property law at the Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing. He received another Fulbright Award to serve on the law faculty at the University of Hong Kong in 2008.
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