Law School Headlines
Brittany Simmerman, '14, Named To Washburn University Athletics Staff
Brittany Simmerman has been named assistant athletic director and senior women’s administrator at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
Professor Pitts Elected to The American Law Institute
Professor Michael Pitts has been elected to the American Law Institute. He frequently talks with national media about election law issues, and has been quoted by The Associated Press, The New York Times, and has appeared on CNN.
Professor Boyne Delivers Lectures in China
Professor Shawn Boyne travelled to China October 8 through 15 as a guest of three different Chinese universities where she delivered four lectures.
Professor Edwards Takes Part in Panel Discussion Hosted by IU School of Global and International Studies
Professor George Edwards took part in a panel discussion hosted by the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies on October 20 at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union.
Professor Drobac Comments on Sexual Harassment Question For Slate
Professor Jennifer Drobac discussed law and sexual harassment in response to a reader of the “Dear Prudence” column, written by Emily Yoffe for the online magazine, Slate.
IU McKinney, Bose McKinney & Evans, Establish Diversity Fellowship Program
Bose McKinney & Evans has established the Diversity Fellowship for first-year law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds attending the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Professor Fran Quigley, IU McKinney Students, File Amicus Brief in Case Against United Nations
Professor Fran Quigley and students of the IU McKinney Health and Human Rights Clinic filed an amicus brief in the case Delama Georges et al., v. United Nations et al.
IU McKinney Named a Top 5 Midwest Law School by "Lawyers of Color" Magazine
The magazine “Lawyers of Color” has named the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law to its issue titled “The Black Law Student’s Guide to Law Schools” 2014 edition.
Professor Terry to Present at Statewide Healthcare Executives Annual Meeting
Professor Nicolas Terry will present during the annual meeting of the Indiana Healthcare Executives Network, or IHEN, on the topic of data and privacy.
Dean Bravo's Recent Article Examines Slavery and Contemporary Human Trafficking
IU McKinney Associate Dean Karen Bravo’s article on trans-Atlantic slavery and contemporary trafficking was published on the website “openDemocracy.net” and it’s “Beyond Trafficking and Slavery” page.
Three from IU McKinney to Appear on WFYI Radio for Challenge Grant
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will help WFYI 90.1 FM during its fall membership drive from 4 to 7 p.m. on October 20.
IU McKinney to Host Talk about Ebola, Law, and Public Health on October 24
The Hall Center for Law and Health, the IU Center for Bioethics, the IU School of Nursing and the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health are sponsoring a public talk titled “Ebola: Over There… Now Over Here – An Urgent Conversation About Ethics, Law, Public Health, and Practice.”
SJD Candidate Mohamed Abdelaal Examines Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court in Blog Post
A post on the website Jurist.org and penned by IU McKinney S.J.D. candidate Mohamed Abdelaal considers the Egyptian Constitutional Court and its complexities.
Lacy Johnson Receives IU's Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Lacy Johnson, ’81, is one of four Indiana University alumni who will receive the university’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award, IU’s highest award given only to alumni. He will receive the award October 17.
IU McKinney Wins Statewide Award for Law School Fitness
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law was honored by the Indiana State Bar Association with the association’s Law School Fitness Award.
Bianca Buechner, LL.M., '12, to Lecture on Stem Cell Therapies
Bianca Buechner, an affiliate faculty member of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, will present a lecture titled “Proven or Approved Stem Cell Therapies: That is the Question” that will explore ethical and regulatory challenges that emerge when scientists struggle to turn biological knowledge into stem cell-based regenerative medicine.
John Ryan, '72, Named President of Society of St. Vincent de Paul
John Ryan has been installed as president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A 1972 alumnus of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, it is one of many leadership roles Ryan has held in Indianapolis.
Two IU McKinney Students Appointed to Leadership in Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Division
Adriana Figueroa and Steven Nunez have been appointed to the executive board for the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Law Student Division. They attended the association’s annual convention, held in Washington, D.C., in September 2014.
Five IU McKinney Alumnae Named Finalists in Best and Brightest of Indianapolis
Five alumnae of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law are finalists in the 2014 Best and Brightest of Indianapolis honors program, created by Junior Achievement.
Professor Shawn Boyne Interviewed by "Voice of America"
Professor Shawn Boyne was interviewed by the television and radio broadcaster Voice of America for its “Legal Issues” program, which is broadcast throughout Asia. The interview took place on September 24.
ILR Named an ExpressO Top 100 Law Review
The "Indiana Law Review" at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has been named to the ExpressO Top 100 Law Review list for the 2014-2015 academic year. ExpressO is part of bepress, Berkeley Electronic Press. It was founded in 1999 to maximize readership of academic journals and the sharing of ideas among scholars.
IU McKinney Student Wins Scholarship from IBA Government Practice Section
Carrie Brennan, an IU McKinney 3L, has been awarded a scholarship from the Government Practice Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. '13, Continues Research and Teaching
A video interview with Mohamed Arafa regarding the new Egyptian Constitution has been posted to I-CONnect, the blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law and ConstitutionMaking.org. In the interview, Arafa talks about the inclusion of human rights into the new Constitution, the designation of Islam as the nation’s official religion, and whether the military has become an unofficial “fourth branch” of government.
Andrea Newsom, '99, Named to New Post at University of Indianapolis
Andrea Brandes Newsom has been named to a newly created position at the University of Indianapolis, that of Director of Facility and Space Planning.
IU McKinney Law Listed as 'Best Value' by 'National Jurist Magazine'
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law made the list of schools offering a best value for students due to a combination of factors including tuition price, employment success (given the greatest weight), cost of living, and more.
Reid Dodge Takes Second Place in IP Writing Competition
Indiana Law Review editor-in-chief Reid Dodge has been awarded second place for an article he entered into the Georgia State University Intellectual Property Writing Competition. His article will be published with the materials being compiled for GSU’s Corporate Intellectual Property Institute, scheduled for October.
Distinguished Visitors from Vietnam Highlight Law Review Symposium
Partnering with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Institute of State and Law, the "Indiana Law Review" at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney hosted its annual symposium on September 23. Titled “Liability, Rights and Remedies in Toxic Torts: Local, National and International Responses in the Age of Globalization” the event at Inlow Hall marked the first time that a U.S. law school has partnered with the Academy for an event.
Law School to Sponsor United Way Day of Caring Team Again This Year
Join the law school's United Way Day of Caring team on October 3, 2014!
Two IU McKinney Professors to Present at Higher Education Event
Professors Cynthia Adams and Max Huffman are on the agenda for the William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning. The daylong event is October 23 at the IUPUI Campus Center.
IU McKinney Alumni and Faculty Examine Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and IP Impact
Alumni, faculty, and students gathered to consider the impact recent United States Supreme Court decisions have had on intellectual property practice. The event was September 16 at Inlow Hall.
Law Review Blog First of Its Kind in Indiana
The staff of the "Indiana Law Review" has launched the first blog of its kind in the state as a means to make the review more accessible to everyday practitioners and IU McKinney alumni.
Navy Lieutenant and IU McKinney Alumnus Commissions a Fellow Graduate
Lt. Shane P. Kennedy, ’14, commissioned Tony C. Pearson, Jr., ’10, into the U.S. Navy Reserve as a lieutenant through the Direct Commission Officer Program on July 31, 2014. Pearson is an associate general counsel at Indiana University Health, and since his commissioning is now a Medical Service Corps Officer, working as a healthcare administrator for the Navy Reserve.
McKinney Law SJD Student Participates in Pro Bono Project
Gug-Hyeon Cho, an SJD candidate at McKinney Law, has been providing pro bono service to clients of the Indiana District 10 Pro Bono Project, which serves Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Owen and Putnam Counties in Indiana.
IU McKinney Introduces New Scholarship for Egyptian Nationals
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is now offering scholarships to Egyptian applicants who are interested in pursuing an LL.M. degree on our campus in Indianapolis.
Art Sale to Benefit IU McKinney
Everyone is invited to an art exhibition and sale on October 10 & 12, 2014. Professor Frank Emmert and his wife, Salma Taman, LL.M. '09, will show their collection of more than 100 paintings and sculptures by more than 30 local, national, and international artists, some of whom will be present at the show. Fifty percent of all receipts will be donated to the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law for its international activities.
Professor Nguyen Delivers IP Financing History Lesson
Examining where the impetus for utilizing intellectual property as security in financing came from was the topic of Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen’s first presentation as director of IU McKinney’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation. The lecture, titled “Financing Innovation: Intellectual Property as Security in Financing, 1845-2014,” was held September 9 at Inlow Hall.
IU McKinney Alumna Named to IU Post
Shokrina Radpour Beering, ’86, has been named Indiana University’s associate vice president for capital planning and facilities. Beering has extensive practice experience in real estate, business, and finance law.
IU McKinney to Host Event on Toxic Torts Featuring Former Mayor and International Experts
The Indiana Law Review at IU McKinney will present the symposium, “Liability, Rights and Remedies in Toxic Torts: Local, National and International Responses in the Age of Globalization,” on September 23 at Inlow Hall. The event marks the first time that a U.S. law school has partnered with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Institute of State and Law for an event. In addition, Bart Peterson, senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications at Eli Lilly and Company and former mayor of Indianapolis, will address event attendees during lunch.
IU McKinney Professor Named to European Law Institute
Professor Shawn Boyne has been invited to be a fellow with the European Law Institute. The institute's fellows are those who are currently actively in engaged in European legal development.
IU McKinney Faculty Share Summer Research/Presentation Report
IU McKinney faculty members spent a productive Summer 2014, offering presentations across the United States, as well as in Vietnam, Greece, France, and other international destinations. They also had their scholarship published in a variety of outlets.
IU McKinney Students Get Tips on Landing That First IP Job
Sometimes the best teacher is someone who has managed to reach a goal similar to one a student is striving toward. Four recent graduates of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law who work in intellectual property shared stories with current students of how they went about getting their first job in the field. The event was September 2 at Inlow Hall.
Professor Ryznar Comments on Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 7th Circuit
Professor Margaret Ryznar spoke extensively about the same-sex marriage cases argued before the 7th Court of Appeals on August 26.
IU McKinney Alumna Named to DePauw University Cabinet
Renee Madison, ’00, attorney and Associate Director of Enforcement at the NCAA, has been appointed to DePauw University’s Cabinet as Senior Advisor to the University President for Diversity and Compliance. Madison is a 1995 graduate of DePauw.
IU McKinney Alumnus Attends Bankruptcy Seminar
Jonathan Luke, ’14, was invited to attend the Midwestern Regional Bankruptcy Seminar (MRBS) as a Distinguished Law Student. The event features two days of continuing legal education presented by panels of judges, bankruptcy trustees, and practitioners from around the country.
IU McKinney Evening Students Form Union
IU McKinney’s evening students have launched The Evening Student Union (TESU) in an effort to support programming, networking, and social opportunities at times that are convenient for night students. All IU McKinney students are welcome. There are no dues or membership costs.
Fundraising Website to Help Defray Medical Expenses for IU McKinney Student's Family
IU McKinney students are rallying around one of their own by helping to bring awareness to a fundraiser. Karie Marchese Wong, wife of evening division student Kyle Wong, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer on August 14.
Professor Orentlicher to Talk about "Two Presidents" Book at Indy Reads Books September 7
Professor David Orentlicher will talk about his book Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch on September 7 at 1 p.m. at Indy Reads Books.
Artyom Geghamyan, LL.M. '07, Named Armenian Deputy Justice Minister
Artyom Geghamyan, LL.M. ’07, has been named deputy justice minister by Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan.