Law School Headlines
IU McKinney Faculty Support University Stance on Marriage Equality
Members of the faculty from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, through a faculty resolution, have voiced support for IU and IUPUI’s position against Indiana House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR6).
Books and Beaches Subject of Professor Lemmer's Latest Blog Posts
A trip to the beach and another to an independent bookstore are recent subjects of Library Professor Catherine Lemmer’s blog “Right Angle Resume.”
Professor Zhu Jingwen Speaks at IU McKinney on Increasing Litigation in China
Professor Zhu Jingwen delivered a lecture at the IU McKinney School of Law concerning transformations in the legal system of China since implementation of the reform and opening-up policy in the early 1980s.
Professor Gerard Magliocca Takes Part in Public Radio Program
Professor Gerard Magliocca took part in the public radio program “Your Weekly Constitutional,” which aired November 29.
Professor Zhu and Visiting Scholars meet with Justice David
On November 18, 2013 Professor Zhu Jingwen and five visiting scholars (Zhang Aiyan, Weng Yijie, Zhang Lele, Yang Jian, and Zeng Yuanyuan) met with Justice Steven H. David, ’82 at the Indiana Supreme Court. Justice David gave the visitors a tour of the Supreme Court Courtroom and explained the court’s procedures for selecting, hearing, and deciding cases.
Professor Zhu and Visiting Scholars meet with Judges Lawrence and McKinney
On November 12, 2013 Professor Zhu Jingwen and five visiting scholars from China (Zhang Aiyan, Weng Yijie, Zhang Lele, Yang Jian, and Zeng Yuanyuan) met with Judge William T. Lawrence, ’73 and Senior Judge Larry J. McKinney at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The judges and scholars discussed some of the challenges facing courts in China and the U.S.
Professor Zhu Speaks at Wabash College
On November 12, 2013, Professor Zhu Jingwen spoke to students and faculty at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. His lecture, "Looking behind the increase in litigation in China: positive and negative impacts on Chinese society” was well received by those in attendance. An introduction was given by Professor Lloyd T. Wilson, Jr., Director of the Joint Center for Asian Law Studies.
IU McKinney Professor Previews U.S. Supreme Court Case in Huffington Post
IU McKinney Professor Margaret Ryznar outlines the case Lozano v. Alvarez, slated for argument in the United States Supreme Court on December 11 in a blog post she contributed to the Huffington Post.
IU McKinney Professor Writes about Advocacy on behalf of Victims of Wage Theft
IU McKinney Professor Fran Quigley published a column in the November 18 issue of the Indianapolis Star on metro area advocates working on behalf of those who have been the victims of wage theft.
IU McKinney SJD Candidate Philip Aka Presents at Chicago State University
Professor Philip Aka, LL.M. ’08, a political science professor at Chicago State University, made a presentation at the university as part of the College of Arts and Sciences Forum.
IU McKinney Alumnus Named Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year
Daniel A. Ladendorf, ’86, has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.
New York Times Discusses Paper Co-Authored by IU McKinney Professor Warning of Lawsuits over 3-D Printing
A paper co-authored by Professor Gerard Magliocca of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law warns of the lawsuits to come as a result of 3-D printing technology.
Professor Edwards Visits Republic of Korea for Forum on National Security
Professor George Edwards recently had an opportunity to visit the demilitarized zone/joint security area that straddles the border between North Korea and South Korea. He was in the region to speak at the launch of the Global Intelligence Forum.
IU McKinney Professors Present at International Workshop in Oslo
Professors Frank Emmert and Carrie Hagan were panelists during the “Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility” international workshop held at the University of Oslo in Norway on November 25 and 26.
IU McKinney Library Professor Continues Work in South Africa
In her latest blog post, IU McKinney School of Law Professor Catherine Lemmer recounts her longstanding affinity for literature from Africa, fiction and nonfiction alike.
IU McKinney Alumna Appointed to Head Auto Dealer Services Division
Elizabeth Murphy, ‘04, has been appointed to head up the Auto Dealer Services Division for the Secretary of State’s office.
Dean Klein, Vice Dean Page to Take Part in Statewide Bench-Bar Symposium
IU McKinney Dean Andy Klein and Vice Dean Antony Page will participate in panel discussions with the topic “The Future of Legal Education” during the Indiana State Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Symposium on December 4.
Professor Orentlicher’s Op-Ed on Health Insurance Picked Up by USA Today
IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher’s recent op-ed on the potential long-term impact of the Affordable Care Act, which was initially published in the Indianapolis Star on November 15, has subsequently been picked up by the nationwide newspaper USA Today for publication.
IU McKinney LL.M. Alumnus Completes Ph.D. at Arizona
IU McKinney alumnus Duncan Ojwang, LL.M.,’11, completed his doctorate in law and policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
Karen Dow, '79, Receives Accolade from San Diego Business Journal
Karen Dow, ’79, a partner in the San Diego office of Sughrue Mion, PLLC, has been named one of the city’s “Women Who Mean Business” by the San Diego Business Journal. The award honors women for excellence in the workplace and in their community endeavors.
Stephanie Freiwald, '11, to Become General Counsel for Evansville Company
Stephanie Freiwald, ’11, will become general counsel at Sterling Boiler and Mechanical, Inc. in Evansville. She begins her new position on December 30.
IU McKinney Grad Mark Shaw, '72, Publishes Book on Kennedy Assassination
Mark Shaw, ’72, recently published his 25th book, The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK.
Erin Albert, '12, Shares Insights into Social Media
Erin Albert, ’12, keeps adding to her resume and her already extensive list of interests. She worked with other Indianapolis women to stage the inaugural Social Media Dames Unconference in the metro area on November 21.
'Love on a Leash' Pets to Visit IU McKinney to Help De-stress Students for Exams
The dogs and their people from the Indianapolis Healing Paws Chapter of Love on a Leash will visit IU McKinney School of Law on December 5.
IU McKinney Student Tarah Baldwin Receives IBA Pro Bono Award
Tarah Baldwin, a 3L evening program student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, received the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award at the organization’s annual recognition luncheon November 14.
Jeremy Stephenson, '08, Named Executive Vice President at Milhaus
Jeremy Stephenson, ’08, has joined the leadership team at Milhaus as a partner and executive vice president. He will be responsible for oversight of the development and construction divisions. Previously, Stephenson was vice president of Development for REI Investments, Inc.
Carol Mihalik, '95, Named Indiana Securities Commissioner
Carol Mihalik, ’95, has been named Indiana Securities Commissioner by Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Mihalik had previously served as general counsel in the Secretary of State’s office.
Professor Winters Op-Ed on FDA Appears in Food Safety News
Professor Diana R.H. Winters recent op-ed, “FDA Should Expand Focus and Adopt Food Systems Approach to Safety” appeared in the online news outlet Food Safety News.
Professor Margaret Ryznar to be a Visitor at Oxford during Late Spring 2014
Professor Margaret Ryznar plans a busy semester while she is a visitor at Oxford University during late Spring 2014.
Rick Ruble, '99, Named Commissioner of Indiana Department of Labor
Rick Ruble, ’99, has been named the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor. He had served as interim commissioner since mid-September.
Visiting Scholars Speak at Graduate Studies Lecture Series
On November 7, 2013, Professor Weng Yijie and Professor Zhang Aiyan spoke at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Graduate Lecture Series.
Visiting Professor Zhu Jingwen Teaches Class in the Fall Semester
Professor Zhu Jingwen is teaching “Chinese Law: Tradition, Structure, and Reform” in the Fall 2013 semester at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Visiting Scholars Arrive at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Five visiting scholars have arrived at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Zeng Yuanyuan, Yang Jian, Zhang Lele, Weng Yijie, and Zhang Aiyan.
Winners of 2013 Barristers Tournament and Order of the Barristers Announced
The teams of R.J. Proie/Matt Miller and Nick Mulvey/Zack Brock argued in the Indiana Supreme Court’s Courtroom on November 5 during the finals of the 2013 Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition.
IU McKinney Students, Faculty, Alumni Receive ISBA and IBF Awards at Annual Meeting
Several alumni, a professor, and a student organization of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law received accolades during the Indiana State Bar Association’s (ISBA) annual meeting in October. In addition, two alumni were elected to the ISBA Board of Governors, and one was appointed as ISBA's secretary.
Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. '13, Speaks at Boston University, Harvard Arab Weekend
Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. ’13, was invited to speak at Boston University College of Law on November 8 regarding the current status quo of Egypt and the recent trial of the deposed President Mohammad Morsi.
Professor Orentlicher Takes Part in Health Care Reform Panel at Houston Law
IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher was part of a panel discussion at the University of Houston Law Center tasked with examining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whether it is succeeding.
Professor Quigley Publishes Op-Ed on Haitian Cholera Outbreak in Indianapolis Star
Professor Fran Quigley, ’87, published an op-ed piece in the Indianapolis Star October 22, commemorating the unfortunate anniversary of the cholera outbreak in Haiti in October 2010.
Judge Moberly, '78, Honored by Ball State University
Judge Robyn L. Moberly, ’78, was a recipient of Ball State University’s 2013 Women of Achievement award presented by the College of Sciences and Humanities. The award is presented to Indiana women who enrich the lives of others through their outstanding accomplishments in a variety of fields.
Adam Arceneaux, '93, Recognized by IU and IU Foundation as Partner in Philanthropy
Adam Arceneaux, ’93, was honored by Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation on November 1 as one of the university’s Partners in Philanthropy for 2013.
Kerry Blomquist, '90, Honored by Muslim Alliance of Indiana
Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, ’90, was the 2013 recipient of The Honorable David Shaheed Access to Justice Award from the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. She received the award at the alliance’s annual banquet in Indianapolis on November 9.
Program on Professor Magliocca's Latest Book to Air on BookTV
C-SPAN2’s BookTV will air a show about Professor Gerard Magliocca’s latest book, American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment on Sunday, November 10 at 10 p.m.
Professor Drobac Presents at the University of Oregon School of Law
Professor Jennifer Drobac gave a talk about her manuscript Worldly But Not Yet Wise: The Sexual Harassment of Teenagers, Their ‘Developing Capacity,’ and the Law’s Response at the University of Oregon School of Law on November 7.
IU McKinney Professor and Alumnae Speak at Zinn Read-In November 4
A faculty member and two alumnae took part in the November 4 Zinn Read-In at Democracy Plaza on the IUPUI Campus. It was part of a nationwide effort on the part of scholars and activists to honor historian Howard Zinn.
Professor Boyne's Book on the German Prosecution Service Published November 30
Professor Shawn Boyne’s latest book, The German Prosecution Service: Guardians of the Law? was published on November 30 by Springer Publishing.
Two IU McKinney Alumnae Named to IBJ's "Women of Influence" List
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law alumnae Thea Kelly, ’98, and Beth Young, ’83, were named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s list of “Women of Influence” for 2013.
IU McKinney to Offer State's First Master of Jurisprudence Degree for Non-Attorneys
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will offer the state’s first Master of Jurisprudence degree program for non-attorneys starting in Fall 2014.
Professor Silva Part of Public Dialogue on Trayvon Martin Case
Professor Lahny Silva took part in the IUPUI Dialogue Series on the Trayvon Martin case on October 31. Sponsored by the campus’s Multicultural Success Center and the Intergroup Dialogue Group, the series will explore race, politics and justice in discussions titled “America after Trayvon Martin.”
Jurist Says Voter ID Decision Wrong, New York Times Blog Quotes Professor Quigley on the Issue
If he understood then what he understands now, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner has said he would have decided the case concerning Indiana’s Voter ID law differently.
IU McKinney Health Law Society and IndyBar Co-host Event
The Health Law Society of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Indianapolis Bar Association Healthcare and Life Sciences Section will co-host “Insights from the Health Care and Life Sciences Bar” on October 29.
Gretchen Gutman, '97, Named Vice President of Public Policy for Cook Group
Gretchen Gutman, '97, has joined Bloomington-based Cook Group as vice president of public policy. She is a 20-year veteran of legislative and government policy work.
Joyce Q. Rogers Appointed Vice President for Development and External Relations for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs by the Indiana University Foundation
In this newly created position, Joyce Q. Rogers, ‘96 is charged with increasing the presence and significance of the university among prospective and current minority students, alumni, business and community leaders, and donors.