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Civil Practice Clinic Students Gather Items for Re-Entry Facility
Law students and Social Work students in Professor Carrie Hagan’s Civil Practice Clinic class decided to have a little friendly competition. The Civil Practice Clinic is an interdisciplinary course open to Law, and Social Work students every spring. This semester, students decided to collect items for donation to the Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility, with the students competing to determine who could collect the most donations.
Professor Shawn Boyne to Take Part in Inside-Out Training
Professor Shawn Boyne has been accepted to take part in a weeklong training sponsored by the Inside-Out Foundation. The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, which was founded at Temple University in 1997, trains individuals to conduct classes inside prisons and re-entry programs.
Professor Diana Winters Presents at UCLA Food Law and Policy Event
Professor Diana Winters took part in a panel discussion April 11 at the UCLA School of Law Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy – Food Litigation Conference.
IU McKinney Student Receives Scholarship for Graduate Tax Law Program at NYU
Shea Thompson, a 3L day student at IU McKinney, has received a Tax Law Review scholarship for New York University’s Graduate Tax Program. The "Tax Law Review" is one of the few faculty-run law reviews in the country. Each year, the review’s editor-in-chief, who is a full-time tax law professor, chooses eight entering students to serve as student editors for the publication.
IU McKinney IP Moot Court Team Advances to Semifinal Round
For the third consecutive year, the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law took part in the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition. The focus of this competition is on patent and intellectual property law, and unlike most moot court competitions, teams in the Rich competition must write briefs for both sides of both issues presented.
Professor Carlton Waterhouse Receives Award at Diversity and Alumni Event Hosted by Students
IU McKinney students celebrated their second annual Diversity and Alumni Dinner and Reception, hosted by the Black Law Student Association and the Hispanic Law Society, on March 30, 2014, at Central Library in downtown Indianapolis.
Professor Jennifer Drobac Comments for Investigative Series on Teen Sexual Harassment
Professor Jennifer Drobac was interviewed by an investigative reporter for a multi-day, multi-part series on teen sexual harassment that was published by the newspaper, The Oregonian.
David F. Snively, '79, Named to "Outstanding General Counsel" List
The National Law Journal named David F. Snively, ’79, a magna cum laude graduate of IU McKinney, to its list of “America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel.” The list was released in March 2014. Snively is the executive vice president, secretary, and general counsel at Monsanto, where he leads the company’s legal and environmental, safety and health organizations and serves as secretary to the board of directors.
Melissa Clark, '01, Serving as Prosecutor in Florida
Melissa Clark, ’01, has been chosen by Florida State Attorney R.J. Larizza to supervise the Flagler County office. In that role, she will prosecute felony cases, as well as manage a team of assistant state attorneys, investigators, and administrative staff.
Professor Nicolas Terry at University of Illinois
Professor Nicolas Terry traveled to the University of Illinois College of Law to speak to health law students about health information technologies and mobile health. In addition, he gave a presentation to law faculty based on his article “Big Data Proxies and Health Privacy Exceptionalism.”
Four IU McKinney Alumni Taking Part in Military Commissions Observation Project
Jeffrey Meding, ’13, traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while Hattie Harman, ’10, and Jeff Kerner, ’02, went to Fort Meade in Maryland to observe hearings as part of IU McKinney’s participation in the Military Commissions Observation Project. Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Pat Riley, ’74, traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the week of April 21 to observe hearings related to the attack on the USS Cole.
IU McKinney Transactional LawMeet Team Makes Strong Showing
IU McKinney 3Ls Caitlin Brandon, Joshua Burress, and Keaton Miller did well at the 2014 National Transactional LawMeet. The team won their Regional Meet in February and advanced to the Nationals, which took place on April 3 and 4 at the New York offices of Sullivan & Cromwell, a firm known internationally for merger and acquisitions transactions.
Professor Orentlicher Authors Article Published in Journal of the American Medical Association
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released an article titled “The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying,” by lead author Professor David Orentlicher, co-director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and co-authors Thaddeus Mason Pope and Ben A. Rich.
Students Provide Tax Assistance to Community Members
Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service is a little less daunting for Indianapolis residents these days, thanks to helping hands provided by students from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Indianapolis.
IU McKinney to Present Distinguished Alumni and Early Career Awards
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law announces the recipients of the school’s 2014 alumni awards. Three individuals will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award while one other will receive an Early Career Achievement Award.
Indianapolis Legal Aid Society Event to Feature IU McKinney Alumni, Professors
A day-long fundraiser for the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society will feature 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit presented by several alumni and a couple of faculty members of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Congressman Carson to Help Honor IU McKinney Alumni at Public Interest Recognition Dinner
Congressman André Carson, who represents Indiana’s 7th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at IU McKinney’s annual Public Interest Recognition Dinner on April 12. The event is presented by the law school and the student group Equal Justice Works.
Professor Lahny Silva Presents at Yale and University of California
Professor Lahny Silva plans to travel for two presentations during April. The first will be at Yale Law School, and the second will be at the School of Law and the University of California, Irvine.
"Indiana Law Review" Announces Board, Editors for 2014-2015 Academic Year
The "Indiana Law Review" has announced the board members and editors for Volume 48, which will head the publication through the 2014-2015 academic year.
"Indiana International and Comparative Law Review" Boards Announced, Celebrates 25th Year
The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review will celebrate its 25th year of publication during the 2014-2015 academic year. Students who will lead the publication during hit's milestone year have been announced.
IU McKinney Team Advances to Semifinals of Moot Court Competition
IU McKinney students Adam Eakman and Graham Youngs took part in the 2014 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition March 28-30 at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin. The team was coached by Abebe Dashew.
Professor Bravo Participates in Slavery Conference at the British Academy
Professor Karen Bravo presented her work during a two-day conference on slavery titled “Slaveries Old and New: The Meaning of Freedom” at the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences in London on March 27 and 28.
Professor Orentlicher Presents Talk on "Two Presidents" Book
Professor David Orentlicher will present talks about his latest book, Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch, published by NYU Press, in Chicago and Houston.
Robert H. McKinney, IU President to Be Honored by Anti-Defamation League
Robert H. McKinney will receive the Anti-Defamation League’s “Man of Achievement Award” at a ceremony on April 24 in Indianapolis. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community, justice and equal opportunity for all.
Professor Emily Michiko Morris Presents at IP Scholars Roundtable at Drake Law
Professor Emily Michiko Morris presented some of her latest scholarship at the 2014 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable at Drake Law.
SJD Student among Experts to Draft Rule of Law Index for Egypt
For the second consecutive year, IU McKinney S.J.D. candidate Mohamed Abdelaal has taken part in the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index as an expert in Egyptian law.
Professor Adams presents at USEK in Beirut, Lebanon
At the invitation of Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Beirut, Lebanon, Professor Cynthia M. Adams, '83, presented on "Planning a Cross-Cultural Negotiation" and "Getting to Yes in Cross-Cultural Negotiations.”
Two IU McKinney Alumni Chosen for Guantanamo Observation Project
Jeffrey Meding, ’13, and Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Pat Riley, ’74, have been chosen to take part in the Program in International Human Rights Law’s Military Commission Observation Project.
Bryce Bennett, '78, Appointed Chairman of Indiana Election Commission
Bryce Bennett, ’78, has been appointed chairman of the Indiana Election Commission by Gov. Mike Pence, ’86. Bennett has been a commission member since 2011.
Carolyn Riggs, '12, Prepares for First Boston Marathon, Raises Money for 'One Fund'
Carolyn Riggs may be an Indianapolis native, but she knew she had become a Bostonian in the days and weeks that followed the bombings on April 15, 2013.
IU McKinney's Jenn Bartick Elected to Vice Chair of ABA's Law Student Division
Jenn Bartick, a 2L at IU McKinney, has been elected Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. She was elected to the post March 16 during the division’s board of governor’s meeting in Charleston, S.C. She will take over the post during the ABA’s annual meeting in August.
Professor Wilson at Yonsei University as a Visiting Scholar
Professor Tom Wilson is at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, as a visiting scholar through Indiana University’s short-term faculty exchange program. His visit began March 14 and will conclude March 30.
Professor Terry to Present at Drexel University School of Law
Professor Nicolas P. Terry will present the keynote “’Siri, Call my Doctor!’ The Interaction of Mobile and Traditional Healthcare” during the “Health on the Go: The Law & Business of mHealth” conference at Drexel University School of Law on April 4.
Deadline March 21 for IU McKinney Alumni, Faculty and Staff to Apply to Visit Guantanamo Bay for Hearings
IU McKinney’s Program in International Human Rights Law (PIHRL) is putting together a contingent to travel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during April to observe hearings related to the September 11 attacks and the attack on the USS Cole.
Michele L. Jackson, '00, to Receive Young Entrepreneur Award from Walker Theatre Center
Michele L. Jackson, ’00, a founding partner of law firm Harden Jackson LLC, will receive the Young Entrepreneur Award from the Madame Walker Theatre Center at the 9th annual Spirit Awards Gala on April 26.
IU McKinney Hosts Moot Court Competition
Teams from law schools across the nation visited the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law March 14 and 15 for the third annual National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition.
Professor Shawn Boyne Appointed to Scholarship Advisory Group of YCC
Professor Shawn Boyne has been appointed to the Scholarship Advisory Group of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law. The five-person Advisory Group plays a key role in identifying emerging scholars in the field of comparative law as the body selects the top YCC submissions to the annual meeting of the Society of Comparative Law.
Visitors to Study IU McKinney-Shortridge Partnership
Two law professors from Colorado, Catherine Smith and Melissa Hart, will visit the Shortridge Magnet School for Law and Public Policy to meet with administrators, teachers, and students to examine the IPS school and its partnership with IU McKinney.
Chief Judge Margret Robb, '78, Honored with Torchbearer Award for Women
Indiana Court of Appeals Chief Judge Margret Robb, ’78, was among the 14 women honored this year by the Indiana Commission for Women with the organization’s Torchbearer Award.
Scott Bates Speaks at Indianapolis Committee on Foreign Relations Meeting
Scott Bates, president of the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C., and a long-serving adjunct professor at IU McKinney School of Law, was the speaker at a meeting of the Indianapolis Committee on Foreign Relations on March 6.
Women's Caucus Annual Auction Surpasses Fundraising Goal for MDA
The Women’s Caucus, a student organization at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, far exceeded its fundraising goal with its 37th annual auction on March 6 at the law school. This year’s recipient of the group’s fundraising efforts was the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central Indiana.
Professor Jegen Honored by Indiana Senate for Exemplary Teaching Career
Professor Lawrence Jegen III was honored March 10 in the Indiana Senate Chamber with the passing of Senate Concurrent Resolution 37, sponsored by Senator Mike Delph, ’10.
Law School Welcomes State Department International Women of Courage Award Recipient
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law welcomes Judge Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar on March 11 to celebrate her recognition from the U.S. State as a Secretary of State 2014 International Women of Courage award recipient.
New York Times Profiles Indianapolis as a Travel Destination
In a story titled “Indianapolis, a Bike Path to Progress,” the New York Times for the second time this year has chronicled the Indiana capital as a tourist destination.
Jimmie McMillian, '02, to Receive Award from Madame Walker Theatre Center
Jimmie McMillian, ’02, a partner in the Indianapolis office of law firm Barnes & Thornburg, will receive the “Legacy Award” from the Madame Walker Theatre Center during its annual Spirit Awards Gala on April 26.
Heather McCabe, '03, Awarded Fellowship Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Heather McCabe, ’03, an adjunct professor of law at IU McKinney and an assistant professor at the IU School of Social Work, has been awarded one of 10 faculty fellowships funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and offered through Georgia State University College of Law and its Center for Law Health & Society.
Abby Daniels, '06, is Purdue's Legal Services Coordinator, Managing Public Records Office
Abby Daniels, ’06, is back home in Indiana, working for Purdue University’s Office of Legal Counsel. Daniels, no relation to Purdue’s president and the state’s former governor, has a background in higher education, having just left a position with Illinois State University’s Civil Service System in Urbana.
IU McKinney Team Wins Midwest Region of Transactional LawMeet Competition
Third-year students Caitlin Brandon, Josh Burress, and Keaton Miller won the Midwestern Region of the 2014 Transactional LawMeet Competition at Northwestern University Law School on February 28.
IU McKinney Alumnus Works for Orphanage in Nepal
Some might consider a life like that of Jeff Papa, J.D. ’99 and LL.M. ’10, as being pretty full. Papa’s day job is chief of staff and legal counsel for the Indiana Senate. After business hours, he’s also president of Zionsville Town Council, working on a doctorate in education leadership, and father to two elementary school-aged girls.
Awards and Commencement Appointments Announced at Barristers Ball
At the annual Barristers Ball on Saturday, March 1 at the Indiana Roof, the Student Bar Association announced the recipients of several awards, as well as appointments related to the 2014 commencement ceremony.
Group from IU McKinney Gets NGO Observer Status to Visit Guantanamo Bay U.S. Military Commission Hearings
The Pentagon’s Convening Authority for Guantanamo Bay U.S. Military Commissions has awarded nongovernmental organization observer status to the Program in International Human Rights Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. This new status will permit students, staff and faculty to travel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to observe, study, and critique criminal hearings of U.S. Military Commission.
IU McKinney Students Participate in Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law competed in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Chicago February 20-23. The team successfully competed against schools with strong reputations in international law, and won two of four moots. They defeated the school that knocked them out of the quarterfinals last year and finished the highest-ranked of all Indiana law schools that participated.
IU McKinney's Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team Prepares for Competition in Austria
Members the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law have been outlining, briefing, preparing, and finding the funds to travel to Vienna, Austria April 11-18 for the competition.
Professor Emily Michiko Morris Presents at Santa Clara Law, National Taiwan University
Professor Emily Michiko Morris presented her paper titled “Nanotechnology Patenting Stories” at the 2014 “Works-in-Progress in Intellectual Property” conference at Santa Clara Law in early February.
IU McKinney Students Confront Controversy over United States' First Designated Wild and Scenic River
IU McKinney third year J.D. students Hannah Belleau, Richard (RJ) Proie, and Samantha Spencer spent part of their spring semester conducting an Advanced Field Research project that addresses a growing legal controversy over the management of the nation’s first designated Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Profile of Dean Klein in latest edition of Indiana Lawyer
Administrators, faculty, and alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law share their thoughts about Dean Andrew Klein and the approach he brings to his role as the leader of the law school in a story that appeared in the February 26 issue of Indiana Lawyer.
IU McKinney Health Law Society Gears Up for Health Law Week
A variety of activities have been planned by IU McKinney’s Health Law Society (Hall Center for Law and Health) for its third annual Health Law Week, slated for March 3 through 7. All law students are welcome.
Professor Shawn Boyne Talks about IU Instructor's Email Incident
Professor Shawn Boyne was asked to talk with an Indianapolis Star reporter about a case involving national security officials reading an Indiana University lecturer’s email.
Professor Jeff Cooper Talks with WRTV about Day Care Shooting Case
Professor Jeff Cooper spoke with WRTV Channel 6 news on February 19 for a news story about a man accused of shooting his ex-wife in front of a west-side day care center.
Professor Robert Katz Talks about Proposed Indiana House Measure
Professor Robert Katz was quoted in the Indianapolis Star for a story published February 25 on legislation that had been proposed in the Indiana House of Representatives, but was scrapped.
Professor David Orentlicher's Recent Column Suggests Means to Contain Health Care Costs
Professor David Orentlicher’s column in the Indianapolis Star published February 20 concerns rising health care costs.
Professor Carlton Waterhouse Comments on EPA Case Argued in U.S. Supreme Court
Professor Carlton Waterhouse talked with WIBC radio for a story that aired on February 24 about the case Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which was argued in the United States Supreme Court on February 24.
IU McKinney Faculty Offer Commentary on Latest News Events in Statewide Media
Faculty members of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law are often called upon to offer commentary on news events with a legal angle.
IU McKinney National Environmental Moot Court Team Advances to Semifinals in New York
IU McKinney’s Environmental Energy and Natural Resources Law Moot Court team took part in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition from February 21-22 at Pace Law School in New York.
IU McKinney Hosts Online Chats with Dean, Current Students
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has hosted two video chat sessions for those interested in attending law school. Dean Andrew Klein has been a part of both sessions, along with current students and administrative deans who answered questions from online participants.