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Domer Days: How Notre Dame Law Prepared These Attorneys for Success

Notre Dame Law School alums Michael Mercurio, Keith Bice and Mark Molter talk about life under the Golden Dome and how it prepared them for life at BGD ahead of the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. 


Michael Mercurio discusses his Notre Dame Experience.

Was there an extra-curricular that really helped shape you professionally or personally?

Keith: After my first year, I participated in the GALILEE program in South Bend and that really left an impact as something I think back on, even to this day. It was the first time I got really broad exposure to professionals in a wide variety of practices and it really expanded my mind to how lawyers can impact the community.

In what ways did the diversity of your school help you to keep an open mind to different perspectives and ideas?

Mark: Notre Dame not only welcomed different perspectives, they encouraged them. The nature of the school is one that really promotes a discussion about the policy behind the law. As a student there, you learn to appreciate different perspectives. It was a great training ground for legal practice, wherein you are always confronted with diverse opinions and perspectives.

What does a “Different Kind of Lawyer” mean to you?

Keith: A different kind of lawyer means two things. First, in your day to day practice, it means always acting with courtesy and professionalism. That really pays off in the long run. It also means that you’re looking for a way to make an impact on the community. I find, without question, that Notre Dame lawyers in the community are serving on the Catholic Charities board, or the YMCA board, or in the community arts organizations. You frequently run into Notre Dame lawyers on the non-profit boards, so it also means giving back in that way

Do you have any memories or stories from Notre Dame that really stick out in your mind?

Mark: Towards the end of the spring semester, Notre Dame does something called the Father Mike show. It’s a talent show for students and professors. That was always really fun to go to. I got to see Professor Garnett on the bass guitar and hear one of my classmates do a fantastic cover of an Adele song.


The Indianapolis Bar Association's Diversity Job Fair will take place on August 6-7 at the Hilton Indianapolis. For more details, visit their website.

  • Partner

    Keith Bice serves as a Partnership Board Member, focusing his practice on business and real estate debt, equity and acquisition deals. In his role as co-chair, Keith leads the group's attorneys in continually anticipating the needs ...

  • Associate

    Mark Molter is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Department, where he represents individuals, small businesses, and large corporations in commercial disputes involving breach of contract claims, fiduciary ...

  • Associate

    Michael is an associate in the Business Services Department.  He focuses his practice in mergers, acquisitions, and other commercial and transactional matters; economic development and incentives; and beverage alcohol law.

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